Articles tagged “germany”

Hotels

The Indie Boutique Hotel Leveraging Scrappy Rock N Roll Vibes to Stand Out

The Jams Music Hotel in Munich spotlights how boutique hotels created by individuals and small companies can thrive in the shadow of behemoth corporations. It helps to have lots of character and a feisty soul.

The Indie Boutique Hotel Leveraging Scrappy Rock N Roll Vibes to Stand Out

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Germany to Open New Fast Rail Line Between Munich and Stuttgart

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn will reduce travel times between Munich and Stuttgart to under two hours when a new high-speed rail line opens in December. The 37-mile (60 kilometer) Wendlingen–Ulm high-speed line will open on December 11, Deutsche Bahn said Thursday. The new line will reduce trip times between Munich and Stuttgart by about…

Hotels

Hyatt to Add Hotels in Markets That Feed Its All-Inclusive Resorts

When Hyatt adds hotels to new destinations, it can cross-sell the newfound guests on its recently acquired all-inclusive resorts through marketing messages. So the company is seeking more hotels to speed up this virtuous cycle.

Hyatt to Add Hotels in Markets That Feed Its All-Inclusive Resorts

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Former Thomas Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser Returns to Travel

Peter Fankauser is marking his official return to travel after a three-year absence, as he takes on the role of chairman at Germany's itravel Group. He has also previously been an investor and consultant at the Cologne-based tour operator. Fankauser was CEO of Thomas Cook Group from 2014 up until its collapse in September 2019.…

Tourism

Berlin Gives Local Residents a Say in Tourism Planning

Berlin has given a formal seat at the tourism development table to its citizens. That's nice but it's important how selected citizen representatives will vocalize new feedback and whether tourism officials will respond to it.

Berlin Gives Local Residents a Say in Tourism Planning

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Only-Pay-When-You-Check-In Could Emerge As Alternative Amidst Flight Disruptions

If German lawmakers have their way, the advancement payment of air tickets could become a thing of the past, as a response to the huge disruptions of flights this summer across Europe, according to new proposed law in the German state of Lower Saxony. The local state minister renewed calls to introduce a "pay as…

Tour Operators

Tour Operators Fear Germany’s Expanded Value Added Tax Threatens Their Recovery

Tour operators are puzzled by Germany's move to expand the value added tax because they believe it not only threatens its tourism recovery, but because they believe German authorities didn't think through the decision.

Tour Operators Fear Germany’s Expanded Value Added Tax Threatens Their Recovery

Tourism

TUI Puts Focus on Selling Other Brands to Hedge Against Future Downturns

The tour operator sees a bright future in selling more holidays that travelers can build on their own versus pre-packaged trips — and that includes offering them more brands.

TUI Puts Focus on Selling Other Brands to Hedge Against Future Downturns

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Corporate Lodging Platform HRS Buys Expense Startup PayPense

Corporate hotel booking platform HRS has bought PayPense, as it pushes further into expense management. Terms of the deal, announced on Thursday, weren’t disclosed, but the acquisition follows its purchase of billing company Itelya in 2021. Staff at Germany's PayPense will officially become HRS Pay employees when the acquisition formally closes in August. Interestingly, HRS…

Business Travel

Remote Work Tech Startups Offer Quick Fix for Travel’s Labor Crisis

Governments around the world desperately need to fill vacant travel and tourism jobs. An emerging corporate-relocation-on-steroids model may help them staff up their airports and hotels, but may prove to be a short-term solution that fails to address more deep-rooted problems.

Remote Work Tech Startups Offer Quick Fix for Travel’s Labor Crisis