Articles tagged “travel leaders”

This Newly Public $500 Million Company Is Set Up to Go Shopping for Travel Acquisitions

This Newly Public $500 Million Company Is Set Up to Go Shopping for Travel Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Greg O'Hara and Noam Gottesman will be shopping for a winner, but unlike early stage investors, they can hunt for a travel company with an extensive track record. In the midst of a global pandemic, this is not a done deal, but you can bet a deal will get done.

2 months ago

U.S. Relief Package Fails Larger Corporate Travel Agencies: Travel and Transport CEO

U.S. Relief Package Fails Larger Corporate Travel Agencies: Travel and Transport CEO

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Kevin O’Malley has joined forces with the biggest agencies in a new lobbying group, but with the virus escalating, it's not guaranteed they'll be able to bend the ear of Washington.

6 months ago

CEO Ninan Chacko Is Out at Travel Leaders Group

CEO Ninan Chacko Is Out at Travel Leaders Group

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ninan Chacko's abrupt exit as CEO of Travel Leaders Group elicited "wows" across the travel industry when people heard the news. The reasons behind his departure, and what new strategy controlling shareholder Certares Management has in mind is mere speculation for now.

9 months ago

U.S. Election Year Aside, Travel Advisor Execs Optimistic About 2020

U.S. Election Year Aside, Travel Advisor Execs Optimistic About 2020

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The adage that U.S. presidential election years are bad for business may or may not hold true for 2020. Savvy travel advisors, however, may want to put extra effort into keeping clients confident and enthusiastic about upcoming travel plans.

9 months ago

Travel Advisors See Little Backlash From Carnival’s Pollution Fine

Travel Advisors See Little Backlash From Carnival’s Pollution Fine

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

There hasn’t been much backlash after Carnival Corp. copped a guilty plea and a $20 million fine for polluting the ocean, but some smaller cruise operators are pushing their green credentials in the hope of differentiating themselves.

1 year ago

Top Travel Agency Group Wants to Find Fixes for Overtourism

Top Travel Agency Group Wants to Find Fixes for Overtourism

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Travel Leaders is one of the first travel giants to turn overtourism into an opportunity. It's teaming up with industry partners and academia to raise awareness, seek solutions, and push for sustainable business practices.

1 year ago

Travel Leaders Picks Up Former Amex Partners in Corporate Travel Push

Travel Leaders Picks Up Former Amex Partners in Corporate Travel Push

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel Leaders has turned to a membership model instead of franchising or partnerships to build out its global presence in the corporate space. It's one way to grow without costly acquisitions, although more acquisitions are probably on the way too.

1 year ago

Mexico Tourism Board Demise Will Hurt the Destination More Than Travel Advisors

Mexico Tourism Board Demise Will Hurt the Destination More Than Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The dissolution of the Mexico Tourism Board means that travel advisors and others involved in the selling and marketing of Mexico have lost a major resource. With safety perception issues still dogging Mexico, the timing couldn’t be worse — for the destination and advisors alike.

2 years ago

Travel Leaders Acquires UK-Based Event Management Company

Travel Leaders Acquires UK-Based Event Management Company

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Consolidation continues in the global event management marketplace, with Travel Leaders Group investing more in international assets that expand its reach in a crowded marketplace.

2 years ago

Instagrammer Turned Her Following Into a Luxury Travel Advisor Business

Instagrammer Turned Her Following Into a Luxury Travel Advisor Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Justyna Smith built up a modest Instagram following, and she's used that, plus word of mouth, to run a four-woman luxury travel agency that's making money. Many businesses decide to market wherever the customers are; in Smith's case, the customers came to her and the business followed.

2 years ago

How Travel Agent Trade Group Fought Its Way Back From Near-Extinction

How Travel Agent Trade Group Fought Its Way Back From Near-Extinction

Dennis Schaal, Skift

These travel advisors have a certain swagger about them these days. Their U.S. trade association, the newly named American Society of Travel Advisors, is now back among the living, and has the challenge of keeping things moving in the right direction.

2 years ago

Hurricane Irma Leaves Travel Agents and Cruise Lines Extremely Concerned and Hoping for the Best

Hurricane Irma Leaves Travel Agents and Cruise Lines Extremely Concerned and Hoping for the Best

Dan Peltier , Skift

Hurricane Irma is a monster storm the likes of which the Caribbean and United States haven't seen in a while. While tourism usually rebounds after major storms, we haven't seen an active Atlantic hurricane season like this for nearly a decade and many travel brands will need to think long-term to recover.

3 years ago