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Intrepid Travel Makes Bigger Bet on Australian Tourism by Buying JOOB

Intrepid Travel expanding the scope of its Australia trips is a way-overdue step for a company that has failed to fully take advantage of one its most lucrative markets.

Intrepid Travel Makes Bigger Bet on Australian Tourism by Buying JOOB

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Former Thomas Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser Returns to Travel

Peter Fankauser is marking his official return to travel after a three-year absence, as he takes on the role of chairman at Germany's itravel Group. He has also previously been an investor and consultant at the Cologne-based tour operator. Fankauser was CEO of Thomas Cook Group from 2014 up until its collapse in September 2019.…

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Tour Operators Fear Germany’s Expanded Value Added Tax Threatens Their Recovery

Tour operators are puzzled by Germany's move to expand the value added tax because they believe it not only threatens its tourism recovery, but because they believe German authorities didn't think through the decision.

Tour Operators Fear Germany’s Expanded Value Added Tax Threatens Their Recovery

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The Women-Led Tour Operators That Grew From Travel Communities on Social Media

Safety concerns plus not having someone in your day-to-day life who wants to travel when or the way you want to, is fueling some travel communities online.

The Women-Led Tour Operators That Grew From Travel Communities on Social Media

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Interview: The New Travel Habits of Indian Tourists

Indians have built quite an appetite for travel, though it is mostly domestic for now. But with the stage set for international travel to take off once again, destinations with easier visa regimes stand to gain.

Interview: The New Travel Habits of Indian Tourists

Tour Operators

Tour Operators’ Inflation Problem

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at inflation in the tours space, TUI’s DIY focus, and South Korean temple tourism.

Tour Operators’ Inflation Problem

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How Long Can Tour Operators Absorb Costs Vs. Prolonged Inflation?

Tour operators believe inflation isn't slowing down travel demand. But they're fighting hard to ensure their sector's recovery won't take a hit if they can't avoid passing on rising costs to consumers with limited travel budgets.

How Long Can Tour Operators Absorb Costs Vs. Prolonged Inflation?

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Why Tour Operators Are Emerging as Travel’s Most Vocal Leaders for Sustainability

The global focus on sustainability will be the catalyst for the asset light and human-focused tour operator sector going mainstream.

Why Tour Operators Are Emerging as Travel’s Most Vocal Leaders for Sustainability

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U.S. National Parks Reservation Requirements May Deter Global Tourists

Limited booking windows for American national parks made sense amid the surging number of domestic visitors. With the resumption of international travel, the customer base has now changed. U.S. national parks may have to rethink their new reservation systems moving forward.

U.S. National Parks Reservation Requirements May Deter Global Tourists

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Ukraine’s Neighbors Still Attracting Tourists Despite War Raging Nearby

Traveler fears, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, about the danger of the Ukraine War spreading have lessened, allowing for tourism's recovery in Eastern Europe to continue. Industry stakeholders still have to vigilantly reassure and educate travelers about the safety of their destinations.

Ukraine’s Neighbors Still Attracting Tourists Despite War Raging Nearby