Tour Operator


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Behind GetYourGuide's strategy of zero bookings and zero layoffs
By Mitra Sorrells | April 29, 2020
The Berlin-based tours and activities brand has implemented voluntary reductions in hours and pay for more than half of its employees to cut expenses at a time when it expects no new revenue. Read More
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Specialist tours operators reveal impact of coronavirus on revenue and operations
By Linda Fox | April 27, 2020
A WeTravel survey gauges business sentiment from multi- and single-day tour operators. Read More
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The coronavirus-triggered changes coming to travel payments
The coronavirus-triggered changes coming to travel payments
By Bob Kaufman - ConnexPay  | April 27, 2020
There are numerous issues in travel payments that must be addressed to not only to restore consumers’ confidence and trust, but also to reduce risk and improve efficiencies for travel agencies, tour... Read More
Opinion | Online
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Adventure travel suppliers expect business to be down 40% in 2020
By Linda Fox | April 20, 2020
The coronavirus has hit the adventure travel industry just as hard as other segments with suppliers saying they have seen a 63% drop in demand in Q2 of 2020. Read More
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More than 530,000 travel and tourism industry workers laid off or furloughed
By Mitra Sorrells | April 15, 2020
A new online tool is tracking layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts across the global travel and tourism industry. Read More
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Cancellations are up 500% - how bad is it for vacation rentals?
By Margot Schmorak - Hostfully  | April 10, 2020
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is a game-changer for the vacation rental industry. The onslaught of negative headlines and uncharted territory has many vacation rental managers fearing... Read More
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Destination X - Five coronavirus recovery strategies for the tourism industry
Destination X - Five coronavirus recovery strategies for the tourism industry
By PhocusWire | April 7, 2020
The industry has the chance to reset and rethink as it looks to a future beyond COVID-19 - Destination X is a way to understand that opportunity. Read More
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Airline and agency groups repeat pleas for urgent financial aid
By Linda Fox | April 6, 2020
Airline and travel agent organizations across Europe repeat calls to regulators and member states for aid. Read More
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Loyalty in travel during a time of fear starts with the refund
Loyalty in travel during a time of fear starts with the refund
By Matt Walker - LikeWhere  | April 1, 2020
The refund process for travel brands, at a moment when the operational parts of a business are in overdrive, is going to expose the culture of many brands, in the coming days. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Travel intermediaries look to regulators for help with airline refunds
By Linda Fox | March 27, 2020
ECTAA, a body representing European agents and operators, is urging the European Commission to take action on airlines not refunding tickets. Read More
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Youth and student travel sector looks to previous crises for coronavirus recovery clues
By Linda Fox | March 25, 2020
In its latest analysis of the business impact of COVID-19, WYSE says that although every crisis is different, longer term youth and student travel was less impacted by the financial crash than... Read More
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"What just happened?" - Tours and activities come to grips with coronavirus
"What just happened?" - Tours and activities come to grips with coronavirus
By Jill Menze | March 20, 2020
The date February 23, 2020, marked a significant turning point for some tours and activities brands. Read More
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TUI alters forecast for 2020, 737 MAX grounding bites but digital investment continues
By Linda Fox | February 11, 2020
The tour operator estimated earnings before interest and income tax of between €850 million and €1,050 billion for the full year ending December 2020. Read More
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How I Got Here, episode 23 - Stephan Ekbergh of Travelstart
How I Got Here, episode 23 - Stephan Ekbergh of Travelstart
By PhocusWire | February 6, 2020
Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin May from PhocusWire are joined by Stephan Ekbergh, founder and CEO of Travelstart, the South Africa-based online travel agency. Read More
Interview | Online
OYO acquires TUI's rental tour operating business
OYO acquires TUI's rental tour operating business
By Kevin May | February 3, 2020
The move comes as part of a sale that began in December 2019 when Germany-based E-Domizil acquired Wolters Reisen from TUI Group for an undisclosed fee. Read More
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