Hudson Group, a massive New Jersey based travel retailer that operates a chain of newsstands, bookstores, and snack shops in airports across the US, including Houston’s Hobby Airport, has announced that it will be closing a many of its locations. At the same time, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services plans to slash operations at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
That downsize would have cost about 400 Houstonians their livelihood. About 80 of those people were slated to be terminated as early as June 22.
In steps CultureMap.
CultureMap has decided to take over both Hudson Group and Deleware North locations at Houston airports, and – get this – they’re going to retain the current staff!
The Houston Business Journal reports, “CultureMap stands will similarly offer convenience items as well as concierge services, which will be powered by CultureMap content. This means customers will be able to see content about where to eat, shop and visit while they are in a specific city. All of the content will come from CultureMap.
This latest move from CultureMap comes after Dallas-based ViewMarket purchased the Houston-based company in a deal valued at $15 million.