Articles tagged “package holidays”

Packaged Tours Need Retooling in a Coronavirus Era: The Long View This Week

Packaged Tours Need Retooling in a Coronavirus Era: The Long View This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The long view on packaged tours as a travel category is bright, said Christine Petersen, the president and CEO of smarTours, a private-equity backed operator. But the sector must adapt to a socially distanced world in several practical ways if it wants to stay relevant and profitable.

2 months ago

Thomas Cook’s Collapse and the Strange Hope It’s Giving Tour Operators

Thomas Cook’s Collapse and the Strange Hope It’s Giving Tour Operators

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The absence of Thomas Cook has left a big gap to fill in a number of European markets. The early signs in the key January booking period point to a pretty good year for tour operators. Although as we know from experience, that can quickly change.

5 months ago

Online Travel Agency On the Beach Sees a Blessing and Curse From Thomas Cook’s Demise

Online Travel Agency On the Beach Sees a Blessing and Curse From Thomas Cook’s Demise

Patrick Whyte, Skift

On the Beach's purchase of Classic Collection Holidays now looks like a strategic masterstroke in light of the collapse of Thomas Cook. Brick-and-mortar travel agents in the United Kingdom lost a holiday supplier, and the company has a ready-made alternative on offer.

8 months ago

EasyJet Seizes on Thomas Cook’s Demise With New Packaged Vacation Offerings

EasyJet Seizes on Thomas Cook’s Demise With New Packaged Vacation Offerings

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With Thomas Cook out of the way, there's certainly more space in the package holiday market. People still want to buy these types of holidays, and EasyJet is a well-known brand. Can it be successful where other low-cost carriers have failed?

8 months ago

What Is the Future of Packaged Vacations After Thomas Cook’s Collapse?

What Is the Future of Packaged Vacations After Thomas Cook’s Collapse?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Package holidays are changing and under pressure, but in markets such as the UK, Germany, China, and Canada, these offline options still have their place. Failure to adapt was a contributing factor in Thomas Cook's demise, but there were a whole bunch of other things going on as well.

9 months ago

TripAdvisor Hints at Its Growing Interest in Vacation Package Search

TripAdvisor Hints at Its Growing Interest in Vacation Package Search

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TripAdvisor offers a tiny number of flight-and-hotel deals bundled together. There are signs it wants to display more travel packages. But the product won't be the next big thing for the company.

2 years ago

The Travel Industry Shouldn’t Worry About Ryanair Holidays… Yet

The Travel Industry Shouldn’t Worry About Ryanair Holidays… Yet

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair’s plan to “transform” the package holiday market is a bold one given that the company is late to the party. Other airlines have been supplementing their flights in this way for years.

4 years ago