Articles tagged “thomas cook”

Every One of Thomas Cook’s 17 Brands, Explained

Every One of Thomas Cook’s 17 Brands, Explained

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook, the man, organized his first trip in 1841, and the travel company that bears his name is still going. After a series of mergers and acquisitions the company now has 17 key brands to focus on. Read our take on each.

2 weeks ago

European Heat Wave to Singe Thomas Cook’s Profits

European Heat Wave to Singe Thomas Cook’s Profits

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The impact of the heat wave isn't as bad as some expected, but it has put a damper on what was turning out to be a good year.

3 weeks ago

Mixed Fortunes for European Tour Operators as Summer Season Begins

Mixed Fortunes for European Tour Operators as Summer Season Begins

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Periods of prolonged hot weather can hurt tour operators with potential customers staying at home or booking a domestic trip instead. However, it shouldn't be used as an excuse to mask other problems within a business.

1 month ago

Fosun Gets OK to Spin Off Club Med

Fosun Gets OK to Spin Off Club Med

Bloomberg News, Bloomberg

Talk of Chinese companies abandoning their global approach to dealmaking seems wide of the mark in Fosun's case. The conglomerate is intent on making further acquisitions and spinning off its tourism unit is part of the plan.

2 months ago

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 months 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 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 months ago