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Articles tagged “tour operators”

Tour Operators

TUI Returns to Profit, Eyes Shifts From Extreme Weather

TUI is acutely aware that its holiday package tours could be prone to seasonality shifts, as the group has just had to deal with the impact of severe weather warnings and wildfires. Despite all this and rising prices, travel demand from its main markets remains strong.

TUI Returns to Profit, Eyes Shifts From Extreme Weather

Online Travel

Uber Records First Operating Profit, Tests UK Tour Operator Market

Concerns that Uber's expansion of its in-app travel booking services would cannibalize its core offering appear to be easing, with the company reporting a boosted overall performance.

Uber Records First Operating Profit, Tests  UK Tour Operator Market

Tourism

Turkey Tour Operators Hit by Overseas Credit Card Payment Curbs

The devastating February earthquakes, coupled with stubborn inflation and the latest credit card regulations, might prolong Turkey's tourism recovery.

Turkey Tour Operators Hit by Overseas Credit Card Payment Curbs

Startups

Nezasa Raises $4.7 Million for Tour Operator Software: Startup Funding Roundup

Nezasa wants to make life easier for travel operators, and Electra is designing a plane to take off from a 150-foot runway.

Nezasa Raises $4.7 Million for Tour Operator Software: Startup Funding Roundup

Tourism

Disney Magic Key Lawsuit Settlement Puts Program Under Spotlight

Disney will be phasing out its advanced park reservation system in 2024, part of the controversy in the recent Dream Key Pass lawsuit. What this means for crowd control going forward remains to be seen.

Disney Magic Key Lawsuit Settlement Puts Program Under Spotlight

Tourism

Adventure Tourism in Darien Gap With Migrant Crisis Raises Ethical Questions

In a world of extreme disparities of wealth and opportunity, travelers face these questions every day. But they are especially pronounced in this area where at least 137 migrants have died or gone missing.

Adventure Tourism in Darien Gap With Migrant Crisis Raises Ethical Questions

Travel Technology

TUI Group’s AI Chatbot Is First of Several Pilots

TUI Group is one of the first companies to test how it can use a generative AI chatbot to help consumers search through its own portfolio of products.

TUI Group’s AI Chatbot Is First of Several Pilots

Tourism

India’s Travel Tax Rules Keep Changing — and It’s Hurting Domestic Companies

The Indian government has introduced a layer of complexity and confusion for travel companies in the country.

India’s Travel Tax Rules Keep Changing — and It’s Hurting Domestic Companies

News Blog

CultureTrip Sold To CEO and Is Now Trying To Sell Itself After Failing At Everything Else

The story of Culture Trip is sordid, and in the scheme of things, an inconsequential blip on the face of heavily funded travel startups. What was at some point was an SEO-fueled destination content factory that had raised a lot of money and failed to create enough revenues, it tried to pivot into being an…

News Blog

IDEAS: SOTC Travel Introduces Three Regional Languages to Website

SOTC Travel has introduced three new regional languages to its website - Hindi, Gujarati and Tamil, in addition to English - in order to target the growing customer market within Regional India-Bharat and provide a more accessible guest experience. In addition to the new language offering, SOTC has also curated a collection of holidays designed…