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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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Tour Operator CEOs Say Turkey Is Coming Back to Take the Strain Off Spain

Tour operators have longed for Turkey and, to a lesser extent, Egypt and Tunisia to return to their previous popularity. All of these destinations offer better value to consumers than Spain, which is at close-to-full capacity and more expensive. Their return is also good news for the people who rely on tourism for a living.

Tour Operator CEOs Say Turkey Is Coming Back to Take the Strain Off Spain

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Thomas Cook To Let Guests Choose Their Own Rooms as Operator Accelerates Hotel Improvements

Under CEO Peter Fankhauser, Thomas Cook has quietly managed to turn itself around. The situation this year has undoubtedly been aided by an improving geopolitical climate but a more focussed, higher-quality product offering has also helped.

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What Travel to North Korea Says — And Doesn’t Say — About Adventure Travel

The death of a young American illustrates the continuing risk for niche operators committed to taking travelers to remote and risky parts of the world, including North Korea. They’re called risky for a reason.

What Travel to North Korea Says — And Doesn’t Say — About Adventure Travel

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Contiki’s Western Europe Tours Are Popular But Eastern Europe Is on the Rise

Contiki doesn't think millennials, which tend to be an open-minded demographic, are too concerned about sporadic terrorism incidents in Europe but we'll let the data speak for itself later this year.

Contiki’s Western Europe Tours Are Popular But Eastern Europe Is on the Rise

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Thomas Cook Is Cautiously Optimistic About its China Business

Thomas Cook has hit the ground running in China but it's not running away from its core business in Europe. The group doesn't want to be too aggressive in China before its made more of a name for itself in the market and sees how consumers respond.

Thomas Cook Is Cautiously Optimistic About its China Business

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Video: TUI’s CMO on Growing an Established Brand in a Fragmented Market

TUI Group has a big job on its hands during its move away from country-specific brands, but the prize is a substantial one. If it manages to create a global superbrand it will make it much easier to expand into new areas and markets.

Video: TUI’s CMO on Growing an Established Brand in a Fragmented Market

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Adventure Travel Firm Intrepid Group Says It’s Stronger After TUI Breakup

After kissing TUI goodbye, Intrepid Group has a new adventure -- to be a company with $1 billion in revenue. With experiential travel being the buzzword, and having incorporated lessons from TUI into the company, it may achieve the goal sooner than five years.

Adventure Travel Firm Intrepid Group Says It’s Stronger After TUI Breakup

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U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Show Healthy Growth and 12 Other Tourism Trends This Week

These are the tourism trends we were talking about this week.

U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Show Healthy Growth and 12 Other Tourism Trends This Week

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Private Equity Rips Apart Kuoni as Thomas Cook India Gets More Global

Thomas Cook India’s acquisition of Kuoni’s network of destination management companies is a story of how an Indian company becomes a global player overnight. There are also deep wounds about how a global company like Kuoni could end up being broken, literally, to pieces.

Private Equity Rips Apart Kuoni as Thomas Cook India Gets More Global

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Violent Attacks Push European Tourism to Extremes and 15 Other Tourism Trends This Week

These are the tourism trends we were talking about this week.

Violent Attacks Push European Tourism to Extremes and 15 Other Tourism Trends This Week