Articles tagged “thomas cook”

TUI Bets Big on Taking Thomas Cook Market Share

TUI Bets Big on Taking Thomas Cook Market Share

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI CEO Fritz Joussen sounded much more upbeat than he did last December. While the Max grounding continues to cause problems for the company, holiday bookings for summer 2020 have grown. For now, it thinks it has the edge on its remaining competitors.

5 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

Thomas Cook Collapse Costs Tours Company Focused on Baby Boomers $5.26 Million

Thomas Cook Collapse Costs Tours Company Focused on Baby Boomers $5.26 Million

Reuters

When a huge company goes under, others feel its impact. Saga's cruise business is performing well but tour operating is proving much tougher.

6 months ago

Former Thomas Cook Unit Condor Sold to Polish Airline Group

Former Thomas Cook Unit Condor Sold to Polish Airline Group

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The deal secures Condor's immediate future. But can a small carrier group really hope to compete against the might of Lufthansa and low-cost carriers such as Ryanair?

6 months ago

Why Singapore Must Keep Tour Startups Well-Oiled

Why Singapore Must Keep Tour Startups Well-Oiled

Raini Hamdi, Skift

New players create unique tours such as an inside look at the disappearing trades of Singapore. If they aren’t encouraged and supported, the city’s inbound travel agencies could disappear.

7 months ago

Fosun to Relaunch Thomas Cook Brand in 2020

Fosun to Relaunch Thomas Cook Brand in 2020

Shirley Zhao, Bloomberg

Fosun is understood to be launching a new Thomas Cook platform to attract European clients. It has to do what Thomas Cook failed to do, plus restore the brand’s image. Not an easy job.

7 months ago

What Do Asian Travelers Want in 2020?

What Do Asian Travelers Want in 2020?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

In short, Asia's travelers are looking to go far, far from the madding crowd.

7 months ago

TUI Looks Set for a Challenging 2020 Even Without Competitor Thomas Cook

TUI Looks Set for a Challenging 2020 Even Without Competitor Thomas Cook

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI continues to have ambitious plans, and its quest to move away from the traditional tour operating market seems sensible given the problems endured by one of its biggest competitors. But good intentions often get derailed by outside circumstances. Can it stay the course in 2020?

7 months ago

How Thomas Cook’s European Businesses Are Now Divvied Up Among Rivals

How Thomas Cook’s European Businesses Are Now Divvied Up Among Rivals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook collected its fair share of brands over the years. Now rivals are picking over what remains of the group.

7 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

Travel Leaders Group Aims to Accelerate UK Growth After Thomas Cook Collapse

Travel Leaders Group Aims to Accelerate UK Growth After Thomas Cook Collapse

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With one of the biggest names in UK travel exiting the market, there's space for other travel firms to pick up some of the travel demand. It's not going to be easy with plenty of Brexit uncertainty in the market as well as lots of competition.

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