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Tour Operators

Our articles cover a wide range of topics related to multi-day tour operators as well as day trips from tours and activities companies. The archive offers insights into industry trends, including changes in consumer preferences and new technologies impacting the tour operator business. We also cover industry news, such as mergers and acquisitions, regulatory changes, and market analysis. Browse our collection to gain new insights and inspiration for your tour operator business.

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Demand for Iran Tours Rising Despite U.S. Falloff

As antagonism intensifies between the Trump administration and Iran, some American tourists are rethinking plans to visit the country. Barring the start of military activity, tour operators say Iran is a safe and hospitable destination even for U.S. visitors.

Demand for Iran Tours Rising Despite U.S. Falloff

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Fewer Visitors to Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum Spells Success: Here’s Why

In the age of overtourism, a top tourist attraction admitting they have a carrying capacity is a quietly radical act. For the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, it's one that has paid off.

Fewer Visitors to Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum Spells Success: Here’s Why

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Cox & Kings to Sell Businesses to Raise Much-Needed Cash

With the hostel market still so fragmented, the Meininger business would make an attractive option for one of its rivals or perhaps a private equity firm.

Cox & Kings to Sell Businesses to Raise Much-Needed Cash

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Airbnb’s Around-the-World Trip Promotion Gets Off to a Rocky Start

This promotional tour from Airbnb to tout Airbnb Adventures clearly backfired because of traveler outrage and difficulties in booking and paying for the one-time trip. It's not an opportune start for Airbnb's tour initiative, which may be a tad more complex than Airbnb anticipates.

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Tour Operators: Airbnb Adventures Knows Distribution, Not Destinations

Big-name tour operators aren't losing sleep over Airbnb Adventures. But some are indeed paying close attention, which is prudent. Just ask European airlines, which underestimated the emergence of Ryanair and EasyJet, and would love to have a do-over.

Tour Operators: Airbnb Adventures Knows Distribution, Not Destinations

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Fosun Moving Forward on Thomas Cook Offer After Exec Drops Hint

You heard in Singapore first. The CEO of the Fosun Tourism Group did not deny the company was moving ahead with a larger play for Thomas Cook at Skift Forum Asia. Keep your eyes peeled for what would be one of travel's biggest deals of 2019.

Fosun Moving Forward on Thomas Cook Offer After Exec Drops Hint

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Imperiled Thomas Cook in Talks to Sell Nordics Division

Given that Thomas Cook released a statement about the potential sale, this looks pretty serious. But it begs the question: Just what will Thomas Cook have left if and when it sells its airlines and Nordics divisions?

Imperiled Thomas Cook in Talks to Sell Nordics Division

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Skift Forum Asia: Fosun Tourism CEO on Creating the Foliday Brand

Fosun has quietly integrated the companies it has either invested in or bought into its Foliday ecosystem, with the plan to manage and control every stage of the tourism experience.

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Thomas Cook Tries to Stem the Bleeding After $1.9 Billion Loss

Announcing such a big loss is not a good look for any company, but Thomas Cook management will be hoping they've got all of the bad news out at once and use some breathing space to shore things up.

Thomas Cook Tries to Stem the Bleeding After $1.9 Billion Loss

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TUI Plans to Take On Local Online Booking Players With $1 Billion Revenue Goal

TUI's global plans are ambitious and bring it into direct competition with strong local online players, but as the CEO said, it only needs a relatively small number of customers to fulfill its needs.

TUI Plans to Take On Local Online Booking Players With $1 Billion Revenue Goal