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.

LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | May 7, 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
News | Online
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Fly Now Pay Later adds £10M to Series A
By Linda Fox | May 6, 2021
The London-based alternative payments company plans to launch in the U.S. Read More
News | Startups
How I Got Here, episode 63 - Noah Brodsky of Travel + Leisure
How I Got Here, episode 63 - Noah Brodsky of Travel + Leisure
By PhocusWire | May 6, 2021
The formation of Travel + Leisure Co. in January this year marked an important milestone in the career trajectory of its president Noah Brodsky, as he explains to David Litwak of Mozio and PhocusWire's... Read More
Interview | Online
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Hotelbeds chairman steps down, new CEO appointed
By Linda Fox | May 5, 2021
Joan Vilà is taking up a non-executive director role on the board of the Palma, Spain-based company and is handing the reins to newly appointed CEO, Nicolas Huss. Read More
News | Distribution
Sabre sees U.S. bookings recovery, other markets slower
Sabre sees U.S. bookings recovery, other markets slower
By Linda Fox | May 4, 2021
As the pandemic continues to impact the business, Sabre says operating losses were $203 million for the quarter compared to $151 million year-over-year. Read More
News | Distribution
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How tours and activities businesses can benefit from the COVID crash
By Yiannis Maglaras - Ticknovate | May 4, 2021
What we’ve learned from past crises is that businesses adapt, and often the successful ones create a new blueprint of doing things. Read More
Opinion | Online
Marketing tactics to think about as travel attempts to recover
Marketing tactics to think about as travel attempts to recover
By Gilad Barash - Dstillery | April 30, 2021
It's likely that the travel audiences from a year ago no longer apply so travel marketers need to find the signals consumers are putting out. Read More
Opinion | Online
How I Got Here, episode 60 - Alex Zozaya of Apple Leisure Group
How I Got Here, episode 60 - Alex Zozaya of Apple Leisure Group
By PhocusWire | April 15, 2021
The history of the organization is one marked with taking opportunities when they arise, guesswork and luck, plus making some crucial strategic decisions, as Zozaya explains to Mozio's David Litwak and... Read More
Interview | Online
Hornblower Group rebrands experiences portfolio, acquires tour operator Walks
Hornblower Group rebrands experiences portfolio, acquires tour operator Walks
By Jill Menze | April 6, 2021
Hornblower Group is rebranding its water- and land-based portfolio as City Experiences and growing its offerings through the acquisition of tours and activities operator Walks. Read More
News | Online
How travel brands are using Apple's App Clip to drive engagement, touchless experiences
How travel brands are using Apple's App Clip to drive engagement, touchless experiences
By Jill Menze | March 16, 2021
Brands including KKday, Caesars Entertainment and Expedia Group have developed App Clip solutions to provide a frictionless experience for travelers while increasing customer engagement. Read More
News | Technology
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One year on from COVID, Italian hoteliers recognize Booking.com is not the enemy
By Mitra Sorrells | March 12, 2021
Florence hotelier Giancarlo Carniani checks in to explain what has changed - and what remains the same - since last March. Read More
News | Distribution
Intrepid Travel enters strategic partnership with Genairgy on pursuit to become $1B adventure travel company
Intrepid Travel enters strategic partnership with Genairgy on pursuit to become $1B adventure travel company
By Jill Menze | March 11, 2021
Intrepid says the partnership, which will facilitate the company’s growth strategy in four key areas, will help it become the first $1 billion adventure travel company by 2025. Read More
News | Online
How I Got Here, episode 55 - Julian Stiefel and Julian Weselek of Tourlane
How I Got Here, episode 55 - Julian Stiefel and Julian Weselek of Tourlane
By PhocusWire | March 11, 2021
Childhood friends who went on to form a travel startup. Tourlane's founders tell their story to Kevin May of PhocusWire and Mozio's David Litwak. Read More
Interview | Online
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Expedia Group sells Classic Vacations packaging brand
By Jeri Clausing - Travel Weekly | March 2, 2021
Classic will operate as a standalone company, with president David Hu and his leadership team remaining in place; and its headquarters will stay in San Jose. Read More
News | Online
eDreams Odigeo says it's ready to seize post-pandemic demand
eDreams Odigeo says it's ready to seize post-pandemic demand
By Kevin May | February 25, 2021
The online travel agency group reckons the business is "agile and nimble" enough to adapt quickly when travel markets open up over the next few months in its core European consumer base. Read More
News | Online
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