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Articles tagged “tour operators”

Tourism

Bombastic Rhetoric Won’t Crimp Travel Between China and U.S.

The incoming U.S. President creates a classic 'crisis' and 'opportunity' situation for U.S.-China travel. Despite concern over tension between the two countries, Chinese business travelers see more potential investment opportunities under the new administration, while a strong dollar and continuing interest in China should continue the flow of Americans heading east.

Bombastic Rhetoric Won’t Crimp Travel Between China and U.S.

Cruises

UK Cruise and Tour Firm All Leisure Group Collapses

Since the heady days of a stock market floatation in 2007, there has not been much to shout about for All Leisure Group. Like a number of other travel companies, it has not been able to cope with the level of geopolitical upheaval in key destinations. It is unlikely to be the only big travel casualty of 2017.

UK Cruise and Tour Firm All Leisure Group Collapses

Tour Operators

Thomas Cook Is Still Paying a High Price For Its Past Sins

While Thomas Cook has yet to fully step out of the shadow of its near-collapse in 2011, the current management team has at least managed to steady the ship. But 2016 has presented its own challenges with terrorism in Turkey doing particular damage.

Thomas Cook Is Still Paying a High Price For Its Past Sins

Online Travel

China’s Ctrip Plans to Compete in the U.S. Against Expedia and Booking.com

It's not around the corner but you can expect China's Ctrip to set up shop to compete against online and offline travel giants in the U.S. Breaking in through acquisition would be an obvious strategy although it's unclear whether that's actually part of Ctrip's seemingly very active strategic plan.

China’s Ctrip Plans to Compete in the U.S. Against Expedia and Booking.com

Online Travel

China’s Ctrip Makes Strategic Investments in 3 U.S. Tour Operators

With these investments in North America and elsewhere, Ctrip is creating a new online travel agency model. It's one that goes beyond merely booking trips but guaranteeing service levels once travelers arrive abroad.

China’s Ctrip Makes Strategic Investments in 3 U.S. Tour Operators

Tourism

Three Months In, UK Travel Industry Learning to Live With Brexit

With the UK government seemingly determined to sever all ties with the European Union, things don’t look great for the travel industry. For the time being there’s not much companies can do but hope for the best.

Three Months In, UK Travel Industry Learning to Live With Brexit

Airlines

UK Tour Operator and Airline Monarch Given a Lifeline by Regulators

Monarch’s history of financial struggles means that this isn’t likely to be the end of the saga. The company is talking about new investment but until this goes through, questions will continue to be asked about the company’s future.

UK Tour Operator and Airline Monarch Given a Lifeline by Regulators

Business Travel

Virgin Holidays Pivots Strategy as It Moves Into Middle Age

It's a subtle change, but a change nonetheless. Virgin Holidays' growth plans cannot be met by going after the same old customers, it needs to broaden its appeal and try and convince holidaymakers who regularly fly to the Mediterranean to try something different.

Virgin Holidays Pivots Strategy as It Moves Into Middle Age

Tour Operators

Interview: Tauck CEO Says Family Focus Continues for Tour Operators

New products like river cruising are taking the focus for Tauck, instead of any attempts reinvent the guided tour experience. Why mess with a classic approach to the vacation experience?

Interview: Tauck CEO Says Family Focus Continues for Tour Operators

Hotels

The Foreign Faces Behind Qatar’s Hospitality Workforce

Travelers in many global cities complain that it's difficult to meet locals in their interactions with hotel, tour or transportation staff; however, having a truly global view means traveling by means of meeting someone new, no matter the location.

The Foreign Faces Behind Qatar’s Hospitality Workforce