Articles tagged “cruise”

Tourism

Turkey and Greece’s Historic Aegean Dispute Flares Up Over Tourism Marketing

What may have passed off as tourism promotion has now snowballed into a geopolitical issue as Greece raises objection to Turkey tourism's recent "TurkAegean" campaign. With both countries going to the polls in 2023, the issue might prove to be a big draw for both the ruling parties.

Turkey and Greece’s Historic Aegean Dispute Flares Up Over Tourism Marketing

Tour Operators

TUI Musement’s New CEO Tries to Use the Operator Legacy to Advantage in Tours and Activities

TUI Musement is an up-an-comer in the tours and activities space because of the parent company's huge base, and it knows how to run a tour. Now it has to execute on the digital challenge.

TUI Musement’s New CEO Tries to Use the Operator Legacy to Advantage in Tours and Activities

Cruises

Carnival CEO Arnold Donald Is Stepping Down

Donald has had to deal with the biggest crisis ever to hit the cruise industry, and leaves the company in still-uncharted waters with an uncertain path to recovery.

Carnival CEO Arnold Donald Is Stepping Down

Tour Operators

TUI to Finance an Ambitious Hotel and Cruise Ship Expansion

This doesn't seem like an auspicious moment to build up to six new cruise ships. But, weighed down in debt, TUI claims to have investors willing to finance hotels and ships.

TUI to Finance an Ambitious Hotel and Cruise Ship Expansion

Online Travel

Expedia Consolidates 3 Loyalty Programs With New Rewards for Vacation Rentals

With Marriott Bonvoy making loyalty inroads, and subscription programs having a moment, Expedia Group is consolidating its far-flung loyalty programs in a move that coincides with its strategy to simplify its operations.

Expedia Consolidates 3 Loyalty Programs With New Rewards for Vacation Rentals

Business Travel

Remote Workers Take to the Seas

Cruise ships turned into floating harbingers of doom during the pandemic. Now they have a chance to reposition themselves for the remote working boom.

Remote Workers Take to the Seas

Coronavirus

Spain Slated to Drop Ban on Cruises to Its Ports in Early June

The cruise industry gets a major lift with Spain, home to several popular destinations, dropping its cruise ban early next month. The biggest uncertainty is how much of a long-term impact the pandemic had to the industry's reputation and ability to win over returning travelers.

Spain Slated to Drop Ban on Cruises to Its Ports in Early June

Coronavirus

Royal Caribbean Squeezed by Pandemic Sells Cruise Line to Private Equity for $201 Million

By selling off one of its assets, Royal Caribbean is trying to shore up cash. But by incurring an impairment charge, is the company reaching its goal or just creating an illusion?

Royal Caribbean Squeezed by Pandemic Sells Cruise Line to Private Equity for $201 Million

Business Travel

Tripadvisor Stands Up for Free Speech and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In travel news this week, Tripadvisor went to bat for an American expat reviewer who was tossed in jail for a review he wrote about a hotel in Thailand, JetBlue said it was seeking partner to help it launch into the short-term rentals business, and a vote by the citizens in Key West to ban big ships could be have ramifications in other port communities across the globe.

Tripadvisor Stands Up for Free Speech and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Airlines

JetBlue to Debut Short-Term Rentals as Part of Its Growing Non-Air Offerings

JetBlue has a strong brand and plans to curate the short-term rental inventory it offers with the backing of its own customer service abilities rather than relegating that to a partner. This expansion is worth a try, but will come with brand risks.

JetBlue to Debut Short-Term Rentals as Part of Its Growing Non-Air Offerings