Neilsons Holidays, the people who invented real ski holidays with proper ski guides, have been taken over from Thomas Cook by the management team of Pete and Pip Tyler.
The price the Tyler twins paid has not been disclosed, although it is known that Neilsons have sales in excess of £70million and have a very loyal customer base.
And Pete Tyler told the Good Ski Guide that nothing will change for this season so all skiers can rest assured of a great break – as advertised.
The twins are backed by Risk Capital Partners, the private equity firm chaired by Luke Johnson, who revealed that Neilson’s ski and beach holidays sell to 90,000 customers a year and generated revenues of £70 million last year.
The company also owns and operates 119 cruising yachts from Mediterranean sailing bases. Its ski destinations cover all the major ski resorts in Europe and North America, with an extensive chalet program and a developing Club Hotel concept.