Tour Operators

Thomas Cook Looks to Reassure Investors

Thomas Cook Looks to Reassure Investors

Richard Weiss and David Hellier, Bloomberg

Thomas Cook seems to have stemmed the bleeding — now it just needs to come up with a convincing turnaround strategy.

7 days ago

Online Travel Newcomer On the Beach Is Now Worth More Than Thomas Cook

Online Travel Newcomer On the Beach Is Now Worth More Than Thomas Cook

Joe Easton , Bloomberg

The question is: What happens to Thomas Cook, and On the Beach, when Brexit officially begins?

2 weeks ago

Struggling Thomas Cook Warns on Profits — Again

Struggling Thomas Cook Warns on Profits — Again

Christopher Jasper and Anthony Palazzo, Bloomberg

The drip, drip feed of bad news continues for Thomas Cook. You've got to worry for the company given Brexit is just around the corner.

2 weeks ago

Thomas Cook China Launches New Strategy Amid Huge Chinese Tourist Declines in Thailand

Thomas Cook China Launches New Strategy Amid Huge Chinese Tourist Declines in Thailand

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Japan turned out to be the lifeboat for Thomas Cook China when Thailand turned disastrous, as the tour operator appears to be sailing away blithely with four new initiatives to scale up its China market.

2 weeks ago

Vegans Find New Options as Part of Next Wave of Food Tourism

Vegans Find New Options as Part of Next Wave of Food Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tour operators only launch tours that they see demand for, and in Intrepid Travel's case, there's no question that vegan travelers appreciate the attention and effort to design food tours that are just as delicious as any other.

3 weeks ago

Rome Tour Bus Restriction Stirs Europe’s Latest Overtourism Controversy

Rome Tour Bus Restriction Stirs Europe’s Latest Overtourism Controversy

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tour buses bring thousands of people to Rome each day, but many increasingly run on cleaner fuels than their passenger car counterparts. Buses also replace some of those cars and probably know the traffic laws better than the average driver, another reason that has us scratching our heads at Rome's plan.

4 weeks ago

Europe Travel Giants TUI and Thomas Cook Still Searching for Brexit Answers

Europe Travel Giants TUI and Thomas Cook Still Searching for Brexit Answers

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Travel companies and those destinations that rely on UK tourists may want as little as possible to change after Brexit. The problem is that the ultimate decision is out of their hands.

4 weeks ago

Tour Operators Push Off-Season Deals to Counter Overtourism

Tour Operators Push Off-Season Deals to Counter Overtourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tour operators addressing overtourism have essentially gone mainstream in recent years as more travelers have demanded alternatives to crowded city centers. In 2019, we will likely see more companies step in to do the right thing.

2 months ago

TUI Boosts Aircraft Order to Capitalize on Rivals’ Struggles

TUI Boosts Aircraft Order to Capitalize on Rivals’ Struggles

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

With airlines failing all across Europe, it makes sense for TUI Group to add to its order book.

2 months ago

The Roadblocks Airbnb Must Tackle on Its Way to Possible IPO: Skift’s Latest Research

The Roadblocks Airbnb Must Tackle on Its Way to Possible IPO: Skift’s Latest Research

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

What is hurting Airbnb’s ability to see true success? Increasing regulation, the company’s potential impact on local housing markets and the traditional hotel sector, and the company’s increasing role in hospitality and accommodation distribution. In this report, we attack all three.

2 months ago

Equinox Will Launch Luxury Tours in 2019 as New Hotels Open

Equinox Will Launch Luxury Tours in 2019 as New Hotels Open

Dan Peltier, Skift

If it ends up being successful, and we don't see any red flags why it wouldn't be, Equinox will have a value proposition not many travel brands can touch: an exclusive place to work out, sleep, and explore the world.

2 months ago

Credit Card Giant Chase Jumps Into Tours and Activities

Credit Card Giant Chase Jumps Into Tours and Activities

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tours and activities partnerships like the one between Atlas Obscura and Chase seem like a win-win. Card companies acquire knowledge about trends in the sector, and what travelers are demanding. Meanwhile, tour operators get access to loyal consumers willing to shell out for the trip of a lifetime.

2 months ago