Tour Operators

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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago

Why Are So Many South Korean Travel Agencies Closing?

Why Are So Many South Korean Travel Agencies Closing?

Youjin Lee, Skift

Korean tour agencies got a harsh wakeup call last year. This year, they must prove they have a reason to exist alongside foreign online travel agencies and booming travel startups.

1 month ago

TUI’s Big Play in Tours and Activities

TUI’s Big Play in Tours and Activities

Patrick Whyte, Skift

When someone with the scale of TUI gets serious about something, you know it's a big deal. Now that it has got the right technology, it should be an easy win for a company with such a massive customer base.

2 months ago

What Went Wrong at Thomas Cook in 2018?

What Went Wrong at Thomas Cook in 2018?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook might have been a victim of circumstance but it probably hasn't helped itself. It is caught between the asset-heavy approach of TUI and smaller, more nimble online rivals. It needs to get its house in order to ensure it doesn't keep repeating the same mistakes.

2 months ago

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.

2 months 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?

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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 months ago