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.

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News / Startups
Travelport gives marketing innovation challenge to startups
By Kevin May | September 2, 2021
Travelport Accelerator is part of a new service called Travelport Focus, designed to concentrate on innovation in the industry and which is also supported by AWS. Read More
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News / Online
PhocusWire Pulse: Travel Marketing Tactics
By PhocusWire | August 31, 2021
We look at issues and trends ranging from challenges for DMOs, death of cookies, retargeting, Google, targeting niches and lots more. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
They won't go away even if COVID does - top cybersecurity issues still hitting travel
By Dominik Birgelen - Oneclick | August 26, 2021
While the industry can expect business to increase as restrictions are lifted, the potential risk of cyber crime will also heighten.  Read More
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News / Online
Hyatt acquires Apple Leisure Group for $2.7B
By Kevin May | August 16, 2021
Included in the deal are all of ALG's subsidiaries, including the Trisept Solutions travel technology wing that provides tools for leisure travel operators. Read More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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