Articles tagged “vacation packages”

TUI China Restarts Domestic Vacations After 3-Month Hiatus

TUI China Restarts Domestic Vacations After 3-Month Hiatus

Ilona Wissenbach and Joseph Nasr, Reuters

There is a ton of pent-up demand for domestic travel in China, and Germany is mulling opening its border with Austria for travelers. But is the world destined for these limited corridors for travel?

6 months ago

Packaged Tours Need Retooling in a Coronavirus Era: The Long View This Week

Packaged Tours Need Retooling in a Coronavirus Era: The Long View This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The long view on packaged tours as a travel category is bright, said Christine Petersen, the president and CEO of smarTours, a private-equity backed operator. But the sector must adapt to a socially distanced world in several practical ways if it wants to stay relevant and profitable.

6 months ago

In Latest Brexit Woe, UK’s On the Beach Travel Sales Plunge

In Latest Brexit Woe, UK’s On the Beach Travel Sales Plunge

John Lauerman and Lisa Pham, Bloomberg

A drop in the value of the British pound relative to the euro and the dollar is pressuring On the Beach. Smaller players like this UK-based packaged-vacation seller can't afford the currency hedges and other benefits of scale that larger players can. More industry consolidation is likely as a result.

1 year ago

Investors Show Little Patience for Travelzoo’s Asia-Pacific Investments

Investors Show Little Patience for Travelzoo’s Asia-Pacific Investments

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There's nothing wrong with a company investing and pivoting, as Travelzoo is doing yet again. There is something wrong when a company controlled by a founder doesn't reboot with new leadership.

2 years ago

Google Working on Solving the Pain Points in Vacation Package Shopping

Google Working on Solving the Pain Points in Vacation Package Shopping

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When Google perfects vacation package search, this could be a very compelling product because some have tried, but few are doing it in any meaningful way. This is all part of Google's steady and ongoing rise in the travel e-commerce ecosystem.

2 years ago

TripAdvisor Hints at Its Growing Interest in Vacation Package Search

TripAdvisor Hints at Its Growing Interest in Vacation Package Search

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TripAdvisor offers a tiny number of flight-and-hotel deals bundled together. There are signs it wants to display more travel packages. But the product won't be the next big thing for the company.

2 years ago

HotelTonight and Expedia Offering New Twists on Hidden Hotel Deals

HotelTonight and Expedia Offering New Twists on Hidden Hotel Deals

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's so rare to see something new in online travel. Expedia's Add-On Advantage appears to be a new wrinkle, and HotelTonight's Today's Daily Drop is a flash sale variation that disappears within 15 minutes. Both gives hoteliers new ways to target travelers, who may find some good deals in the process.

2 years ago

TripAdvisor’s Review Investigators Discover a Huge Travel-Robocall Scam

TripAdvisor’s Review Investigators Discover a Huge Travel-Robocall Scam

Dennis Schaal, Skift

These fraudulent robocalls touting over-the-top and fraudulent travel deals are a scourge. Maybe a lot of them will stop now — but there are assuredly other scammers out there so travel brands, which are victims in addition to consumers, aren't home free yet.

3 years ago