Tour Operators

Thomas Cook Sees Shares Rise on Takeover Talk

Thomas Cook Sees Shares Rise on Takeover Talk

Lucca de Paoli, Bloomberg

Takeover rumors can do wonders for a company's share price. We'll have to wait and see whether talk turns to action in the case of Thomas Cook.

2 days ago

Skift Forum Europe: Airbnb Is Doubling Down on Experiences

Skift Forum Europe: Airbnb Is Doubling Down on Experiences

Deanna Ting, Skift

Doubters may still question Airbnb’s foray into tours and experiences, but say what you will: The growth of the business has been anything but insignificant. The real success, however, will be in making it a quality-driven endeavor.

2 days ago

Thomas Cook Attracts Takeover Interest

Thomas Cook Attracts Takeover Interest

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With the airline unit already in play, it makes sense that there would be some interest in the rest of 178-year-old Thomas Cook.

4 days ago

Why TUI Favors an Asset-Heavy Approach

Why TUI Favors an Asset-Heavy Approach

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI's ownership of all parts of the vacation journey makes it a formidable force in the industry. But the strategy doesn't come without its own risks.

3 weeks ago

Skift Forum Europe: Peak DMC’s Zina Bencheikh on Creating a Pipeline for Women in Travel

Skift Forum Europe: Peak DMC’s Zina Bencheikh on Creating a Pipeline for Women in Travel

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Zina Bencheikh has witnessed firsthand what it takes to bring greater diversity to the travel industry — and what the business rewards can be.

4 weeks ago

Key Benchmarks for Marketing Operations in Tours and Activities: New Skift Research

Key Benchmarks for Marketing Operations in Tours and Activities: New Skift Research

Haixia Wang, Skift Research

As travel CMOs and their teams take on more responsibilities, a well-designed and articulated operations plan is crucial for delivering marketing success. Use this series of Skift Research reports to see how you stack up against other companies in your sector in key operational areas and set up strategies to optimize.

1 month ago

Does a Tour Operator Really Need Its Own Airline?

Does a Tour Operator Really Need Its Own Airline?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI clearly thinks having an airline is crucial, but what about its big rival Thomas Cook?

1 month ago

U.S. Experiential Traveler Trends 2019: New Skift Research

U.S. Experiential Traveler Trends 2019: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

In the third iteration of this survey, we give an in-depth look at how the modern American travelers’ values, attitudes, and behaviors have changed or remained constant over time.

1 month ago

TUI Group Turns Toward Online Bookings as It Revamps Its Business

TUI Group Turns Toward Online Bookings as It Revamps Its Business

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It turns out TUI isn't immune to the challenges the rest of the European travel market is facing.

2 months ago

Thinking of Food Tourism Beyond a Good Meal and Drinks: New Skift Research

Thinking of Food Tourism Beyond a Good Meal and Drinks: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

We see food tourism as being more than just a buzzy trend. Understanding what it is today can help stakeholders find their place in the potentially lucrative space.

2 months ago

TUI and Thomas Cook Face Up to Bleak 2019

TUI and Thomas Cook Face Up to Bleak 2019

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Well, well, well, it's not just Thomas Cook that's struggling. TUI is feeling the pain as well, and given its size and power, it's fair to say the whole European tour operator market is now in a bad way.

3 months ago

Defining a New Era of Food Tourism: Latest Skift Research

Defining a New Era of Food Tourism: Latest Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

Food tourism is one trend that we don’t see ever going away, but it will never stop evolving. Destinations and other stakeholders need to understand what it means today in order to reap the benefits food tourists can bring.

3 months ago