Articles tagged “tui”

EasyJet’s Packaged Vacation Push Won’t Be a Sure Thing

EasyJet’s Packaged Vacation Push Won’t Be a Sure Thing

Patrick Whyte, Skift

How seriously is EasyJet going to take the packaged vacations market? More seriously than it did before for sure, but enough to compete with the plethora of tour operators and online travel agencies out there? At this stage it's hard to tell.

1 month ago

New EasyJet CEO Is Making a Big Push Into Vacations and Loyalty

New EasyJet CEO Is Making a Big Push Into Vacations and Loyalty

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Given Johan Lundgren's experience working at tour operator TUI, it's no surprise to see him make a move into vacations. Up until fairly recently it was an untapped area for low-cost airlines, but many have now woken up to the financial benefits of packaging up flights and hotels.

2 months ago

Mr and Mrs Smith Joins Tours and Activities Rush With SideStory Acquisition

Mr and Mrs Smith Joins Tours and Activities Rush With SideStory Acquisition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Trips, experiences, tours, activities – you call them what you like, travel brands want a bigger piece of the sector. For plenty of companies, it's no longer just about the flight or hotel.

3 months ago

TUI Is Buying a Destination Services Business From Hotelbeds for $136 Million

TUI Is Buying a Destination Services Business From Hotelbeds for $136 Million

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI is using some of the cash it amassed from selling companies such as Hotelbeds to buy a business from ... Hotelbeds. Maybe its taken a bit of time for the management to realize that tours and activities are strategic and a potential growth area.

4 months ago

TUI Is Relying on Its Blockchain to Help Boost Profits

TUI Is Relying on Its Blockchain to Help Boost Profits

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI seems to have found a good use case for blockchain technology, and the implied cost savings would help boost profits. But could TUI achieve the same result with an alternative?

5 months ago

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.

6 months 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.

11 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.

11 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.

11 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.

12 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago