Tour Operator

PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the tour operator sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on the brands in multi-day, single-day and packages, including their strategies, executives and positions in the market.

VIDEO: Easing the burden of paying for travel
News / Technology
VIDEO: Easing the burden of paying for travel
By PhocusWire | August 4, 2021
What is the appeal of buy-now-pay-later for brands? What segments of the industry is it more popular than others? And what effect does it have on the business models of exissting brands? Read More
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | August 4, 2021
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
News / Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | August 4, 2021
PhocusWire's live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector's efforts to recover. Read More
TravelLocal raises £2.5M to expand tailor-made tours, merges with Trip.me
News / Online
TravelLocal raises £2.5M to expand tailor-made tours, merges with Trip.me
By Kevin May | August 2, 2021
The deal is being touted as a means to capitalize on the anticipated boom in demand with a "once in a generation" opportunity to bring two growing brands together. Read More
How airports must adapt to ensure a seamless intermodal journey
Opinion / Distribution
How airports must adapt to ensure a seamless intermodal journey
By David Gunnarsson - Dohop | August 2, 2021
Seamless intermodal connectivity in Europe, as well as the rest of the world, comes with many challenges, barriers and problems to overcome. Read More
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News / Startups
Exoticca lands $30M investment to develop packages platform
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2021
Multi-day packages operator Exoticca has now raised a total of $53 million. Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
News / Technology
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
By PhocusWire | July 29, 2021
We look at issues and trends ranging from delayed payment programs, fintech divisions in major travel brands, credit cards, customer trust and much more. Read More
VIDEO: Can the travel industry avoid a post-pandemic social divide?
News / Online
VIDEO: Can the travel industry avoid a post-pandemic social divide?
By PhocusWire | July 21, 2021
Issues range from those that do not have the ability to travel from a vaccination perspective to, in particular, those that do not have the money to resume the same types of trips that they took... Read More
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News / Distribution
Is the multi-day tours segment poised for a strong future?
By Linda Fox | July 7, 2021
While international arrivals declined 74% in 2020, according to the World Tourism Organization, multi-day tours providers may have suffered disproportionately, with an 84% decline in bookings, according... Read More
TUI expands digital platform with ground transfers from Mozio
News / Distribution
TUI expands digital platform with ground transfers from Mozio
By Kevin May | July 6, 2021
The tour operating giant's digital strategy is to provide a central hub for customers across its different brands and core site with private cars, buses, trains, helicopters and other services in 125... Read More
How I Got Here, episode 68 - Brett Tollman of The Travel Corporation
Interview / Online
How I Got Here, episode 68 - Brett Tollman of The Travel Corporation
By PhocusWire | June 10, 2021
Brett Tollman became CEO of The Travel Corporation in 2000, overseeing a family business and one of the oldest groups of companies in the travel industry, as he explains to Mozio's David Litwak and... Read More
Tourlane shakes up leadership, co-CEO strategy ends
News / Online
Tourlane shakes up leadership, co-CEO strategy ends
By Kevin May | June 9, 2021
Julian Weselek will be sole CEO of the business and Julian Stiefel will move to a new position of chief growth officer. Read More
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News / Online
Customer engagement strategy key to rebuilding traveler confidence
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2021
Only a fifth of consumers feel safe traveling now with many relying on the vaccine rollout before they travel. Read More
Trip.com Group points to "full recovery" in domestic travel
News / Online
Trip.com Group points to "full recovery" in domestic travel
By Kevin May | May 19, 2021
The company, operator of the Ctrip, Skyscanner and Trip.com brands, says the group's overall revenues were mainly due to a "strong recovery" in March 2021. Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: Why live video shopping is the future of travel retail
By PhocusWire | May 10, 2021
Speaking during PhocusWire Pulse: A New Age For Social Media, Local Purse co-founder Lola Akinmade Åkerström discussed the live video shopping experience and why it’s “the future of retail.” Read More