Internal restructuring
West-Nederland; Noord-Holland; Groot-Amsterdam
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Travel Agency, Tour Operator And Other Reservation Service And Related Activities
Travel Agency And Tour Operator Activities
79.1 - Travel agency and tour operator activities

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 October 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Dutch travel agency start-up Travelbird has announced the loss of 100 jobs at its headquarters in Amsterdam. The job loss is the result of a new growth strategy, following the decision to pull out of five of its seventeen national markets: Portugal, Hungary, Spain, Italy and Poland. The company stated that these countries did not show the same growth potential as the remaining twelve. The company was started five years ago, and has a stated goal of turning a profit next year. In May, Travelbird received a €16.5 million injection from German company Global Founders Capital.


  • 15 October 2015: DutchNews.nl
  • 15 October 2015: tnooz


Eurofound (2015), Travelbird, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 85210, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85210.