Articles tagged “tui”

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite facing plenty of challenges, Spain saw a healthy growth in international tourists in 2017. But this year is likely to be tougher because of Barcelona's troubles and with places like Turkey regaining some of their popularity.

1 week ago

TUI Spurns Air Berlin’s Cry for Help After Airline Files for Insolvency

TUI Spurns Air Berlin’s Cry for Help After Airline Files for Insolvency

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

TUI's German arm is wise not to bid for Air Berlin's assets. It would be a distraction beyond the tour operator's core competency and objectives.

5 months ago

Spain Attacks Won’t Adversely Impact European Travel Market, Says TUI CEO

Spain Attacks Won’t Adversely Impact European Travel Market, Says TUI CEO

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Tragedies happen and people keep on traveling because — as an IAC/Expedia official put it soon after 9/11 — without travel there is no life. TUI and other tour operators are optimistic about their forecasts.

5 months ago

Spanish Tourism Is a Lot Bigger Than Barcelona and Will Bounce Back Soon

Spanish Tourism Is a Lot Bigger Than Barcelona and Will Bounce Back Soon

Thomas Seal, Christopher Jasper and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Human beings are adaptable animals and traveler behavior — for better or worse — may be shifting toward getting somewhat used to attacks in Europe, and proceeding with trips anyway especially when the attacks may impact particular cities rather than entire countries.

5 months ago

Travel This Week — What to Expect: TripAdvisor and Priceline Strategy Tweaks

Travel This Week — What to Expect: TripAdvisor and Priceline Strategy Tweaks

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With the summer travel season in many parts of the world winding down, so is TripAdvisor's TV spend but let's see if it is starting to be a difference-maker. Meanwhile, new IHG CEO Keith Barr is conducting his first financial results call at the helm. Let's see how he does.

6 months ago

Blockchain Will Disrupt Expedia and Airbnb, TUI CEO Says

Blockchain Will Disrupt Expedia and Airbnb, TUI CEO Says

Dave Montali, Skift

Blockchain is essentially a large immutable database which, due to its security features and decentralized nature, can pose a threat to traditional intermediaries. Companies are looking to expand blockchain to tackle the current travel distribution landscape.

6 months ago

TUI In Talks to Revive Air Berlin Joint Venture With Etihad to Create Leisure Airline

TUI In Talks to Revive Air Berlin Joint Venture With Etihad to Create Leisure Airline

Birgit Jennen, Richard Weiss and Brian Parkin, Bloomberg

All of the parties in this potential deal to carve a leisure airline out of Air Berlin's Niki and TUIfly are facing a lot of pressure for a variety of reasons, and it is possible these talks won't go anywhere.

7 months ago

TUI Group CMO Says That Bricks and Mortar Retail Still Matters to Tour Brands

TUI Group CMO Says That Bricks and Mortar Retail Still Matters to Tour Brands

Brian Sumers, Skift

The Internet has more information about destinations than any traveler could possibly need. Do consumers really need tour operators to have retail stores? It seems unnecessary, but travelers in some markets still like the model.

10 months ago

TUI Needs to Grow, So It Invests in a Travel Tech Company

TUI Needs to Grow, So It Invests in a Travel Tech Company

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI was already a client of peakwork so it can obviously see the potential in a company that can help speed up the search process.

1 year ago

TUI Tries to Solve Problems at Its German Airline With Air Berlin Tourism Merger

TUI Tries to Solve Problems at Its German Airline With Air Berlin Tourism Merger

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

TUI's German airline has been suffering from over-capacity and high costs for a number of years. This latest attempt at a solution needs the backing of its workforce if it is going to succeed.

1 year ago

TUI Will Sell off Specialty Travel Group and Focus on Mass Tourism

TUI Will Sell off Specialty Travel Group and Focus on Mass Tourism

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

A new focus and a pocketful of cash will deter position the brand in a year that's already presenting European tourism with real challenges.

2 years ago

TUI Shifts Tourism Focus to Asia Amidst Conflict Around the Mediterranean

TUI Shifts Tourism Focus to Asia Amidst Conflict Around the Mediterranean

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

If you're trying to avoid uncertainty, you don't want to invest too much in the Maldives: If the massive political corruption there won't get you, global climate change will.

2 years ago