Articles tagged “package holidays”

Tour Operators

TUI’s Digital Bid to Draw in New Independent Travelers

TUI is known for its sun-and-beach holiday packages. However, its digital approach is now more attuned to independent, do-it-yourself travelers looking for flexibility.

TUI’s Digital Bid to Draw in New Independent Travelers

Tour Operators

TUI to Test Dynamic Pricing in the UK

TUI was doing "the connected trip" before Booking.com was born. But it needs to fine-tune its pricing and flexibility to stay competitive.

TUI to Test Dynamic Pricing in the UK

News Blog

On the Beach Founder to Step Down as CEO

On the Beach Group CEO Simon Cooper, who founded the UK-based beach holidays online travel agency in 2004, will resign his post within the next 12 months, and Chief Financial Officer Shaun Morton will take over the CEO duties, the company announced. On the Beach Group founder and CEO Simon Cooper plans to step aside…

News Blog

Japan Looks to Resume Visa Waiver For Some Countries From October

As Japan learns to live with the virus, the government has indicated plans to ease all travel restrictions in the “not-so-distant future,” which according to the local media could be as early as next month. The relaxation in entry restrictions would entail putting an end to the entry ban on independent tourists, removing the daily…

News Blog

Japan Mulls Scrapping Pre-Arrival Test for Inbound Travelers

Japan is finally considering to end the pre-arrival Covid tests for vaccinated travelers coming from foreign countries, according to local media. Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, also hinted at eased border controls in a virtual news conference on Monday. The decision to ease restricstions would depend on the daily Covid count being reported in the country.…

Airlines

Qantas Takes Majority Stake in Travel Agency Ahead of Package Vacation Boom

No one wants to miss out on a deal this summer, and that applies to mergers and acquisitions too, it seems.

Qantas Takes Majority Stake in Travel Agency Ahead of Package Vacation Boom
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Online Travel

2021 Holiday Trend: Giving the Gift of Travel

With the holiday season fast approaching, research shows that people are more excited than ever to give the gift of travel. By taking advantage of this trend, brands have an unprecedented opportunity to surprise and delight their customers in a unique way while giving their businesses a much-needed boost going into 2022.

2021 Holiday Trend: Giving the Gift of Travel

Business Travel

Can This Controversial Former Thomas Cook Exec Really Build the Next Travel Giant?

Many people will be watching the next chapter in Manny Fontenla-Novoa's career closely. Can he restore his reputation with this new pan-European travel agency?

Can This Controversial Former Thomas Cook Exec Really Build the Next Travel Giant?

Business Travel

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

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.

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

Business Travel

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

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.

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