Articles tagged “thomas cook”

EasyJet’s Packaged Vacation Push Won’t Be a Sure Thing

EasyJet’s Packaged Vacation Push Won’t Be a Sure Thing

Patrick Whyte, Skift

How seriously is EasyJet going to take the packaged vacations market? More seriously than it did before for sure, but enough to compete with the plethora of tour operators and online travel agencies out there? At this stage it's hard to tell.

2 weeks ago

Video: Thomas Cook Group CEO on the Slow Evolution of a 177-Year Legacy

Video: Thomas Cook Group CEO on the Slow Evolution of a 177-Year Legacy

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

The pace of Thomas Cook Group's evolution seems glacial, but that's part of being a legacy and enjoying the associated brand recognition and market share.

2 weeks ago

Thomas Cook Is Pulling the Plug on Its Spring-Break Style Vacation Brand

Thomas Cook Is Pulling the Plug on Its Spring-Break Style Vacation Brand

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It's funny how the definition of cool can change over the course of a generation. Like Beanie Babies, AOL Instant Messenger, and mixtapes – Club 18-30 vacations belong to a different era.

1 month ago

Thomas Cook’s Personalization Ploy Is Paying Off

Thomas Cook’s Personalization Ploy Is Paying Off

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook is desperate to shake off the impression that it's old fashioned and the 176-year-old travel company is trying different ways to make itself relevant to young travelers. Not every one will work but at least it is trying.

1 month ago

Thomas Cook Sees Tunisia Bookings Jump as Fear of Terror Attacks Wanes

Thomas Cook Sees Tunisia Bookings Jump as Fear of Terror Attacks Wanes

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

It's been a long road to recovery for Tunisia, Turkey, and Egypt, and we know from history that tourism does indeed rebound after terror attacks and other violence. As Spain keeps getting pricier, that recovery will only get stronger.

2 months ago

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Thomas Cook CEO on Reinventing Mass-Market Tourism

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Thomas Cook CEO on Reinventing Mass-Market Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Thomas Cook is an old dog in the travel industry that has definitely learned some new tricks. From Thomas Cook Money to offering the ability to book a specific hotel room, the company is personalizing the travel experience for the future.

4 months ago

Thomas Cook Brings First Group of UK Travelers to Tunisia Since 2015 Attack

Thomas Cook Brings First Group of UK Travelers to Tunisia Since 2015 Attack

Jihen Laghmari, Bloomberg

Tunisia needs tourism and is happy about the return of visitors. Once again, the travel industry is showing some resilience after a brutal attack.

4 months ago

TUI Group Wants a Bigger Slice of the Tours and Activities Market

TUI Group Wants a Bigger Slice of the Tours and Activities Market

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With TUI accumulating so much customer data, it makes sense to deploy that knowledge to its transfers, and tours and activities business. The sector is still fragmented and a player with deep pockets like TUI should be able to make inroads.

4 months ago

Thomas Cook Looks to Turkey and Egypt to Ease Its Pain in Spain

Thomas Cook Looks to Turkey and Egypt to Ease Its Pain in Spain

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Spain's popularity among UK tourists has not dwindled. Thomas Cook will be hoping demand to higher-margin destinations such as Turkey continues to grow or else it faces an expensive summer.

4 months ago

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Laws have been changed to supposedly eliminate gender bias but the problem at senior levels still persists. Companies first need to admit they have a problem, then they can do something about it. Perhaps there should be greater consideration of quotas.

5 months ago

Former Formula One Champion Overtakes IAG in Race to Buy Austrian Airline

Former Formula One Champion Overtakes IAG in Race to Buy Austrian Airline

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

British Airways parent IAG was the odds-on favorite to take over Niki and merge it with low-cost carrier Vueling. It will be interesting to see whether Thomas Cook emerges as Niki Lauda’s mystery backer.

5 months ago

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite facing plenty of challenges, Spain saw a healthy growth in international tourists in 2017. But this year is likely to be tougher because of Barcelona's troubles and with places like Turkey regaining some of their popularity.

5 months ago