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Britons choose staycations in new headache for tour operators: study  Yahoo Finance

More Britons will opt for staycations this year over heading for trips abroad, a study by Barclays showed on Thursday, in a possible new blow for struggling tour ...


Classic Journeys latest tour operator to add river cruises  Travel Weekly

Luxury tour operator Classic Journeys is tapping the growing demand for river cruising with the launch of private tours aboard European river ships.


Archaeologists, Tour Operators, Locals Raise Alarm Over International Airport at Machu Picchu  Smithsonian.com

A big part of visiting the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru is getting there: pilgrims leaving the city of Cusco either need to take a multi-day hike to the ...


Mexico Tours and Activities Operators Feel the Pain of Tourism Board Demise  Skift

Cuts to the Mexico Tourism Board are having an immediate impact on local operators in some of the country's most popular tourist destinations. A lack of ...


Luxury tour operators report longer booking windows  Travel Weekly

The year's strong stock market performance is translating into a welcome booking surge for luxury travel companies, and some operators say they are also ...


Tour operators: Almost 10,000 Romanian tourists expected to visit Tunisia this year  Business Review

After a break of a few years, in 2019, the major tour operators are resuming charter flights to Tunisia, and are estimating that by the end of October almost 10000 ...


Fake tour operators and how to spot them  The Florentine

Florence's historical centre is itself a masterpiece. It is rightly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and it's important we all play a part in safeguarding this ...


Tuniu Corporation (TOUR) CEO Donald Yu on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript  Seeking Alpha

Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ:TOUR) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference Call May 23, 2019 8:30 am ET Corporate Participants Mary Chen - Director of Investor ...


Tour operators merge online with offline to tap digital customers  Business Standard

The report by Bain & Company forecasts nearly $24 billion in incremental bookings to be done online by 2021 | Photo: iStock ...


Tour Operators Highlight Colorful Itineraries  TravelPulse

WHY IT RATES: Tour operators offer a number of journeys that take guests to botanical gardens, flower shows and more in 2019. —Janeen Christoff ...


Ooni to Host Tour Operators’ AGM at Ife Grand Resorts  THISDAY Newspapers

All is set for the much anticipated Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Association of Tour Operators in Osun State, Nigeria. The 2019 AGM which will be ...


Tour Operators Celebrate National Travel Advisor Day with Special Incentives  Travel Market Report

Tour operators are offering travel partners special bonus incentives in honor of National Travel Advisor Day, a holiday organized by ATSA to spotlight the value ...


Holiday operators hope wet UK summer will boost departures  The Times

Travel companies are pinning their hopes on a cool and wet British summer to increase overseas holiday bookings.Operators have been forced to cut prices by ...


Travel portals and tour operators bet on ICC World Cup  Economic Times

The demand is led by MICE segment; India-Pak cricket match is a 'mandatory inclusion in the package.


Tour operator Tui faces deepening losses  Financial Times

Tui, the Anglo-German tour operator, has reported widening losses for the first half of its financial year as it struggles to keep up with shifts in consumer booking ...


9 J&K tour operators eligible for Hajj 2019 registration  Greater Kashmir

Nine Hajj group organisers (private tour operators) from J&K have been found eligible for registration for Hajj-2019. The State Hajj Committee Tuesday informed ...


Tanzanian tour operators plan to turn Dar Es Salaam into Paris of East Africa | Buzz travel  Buzz.travel | eTurboNews | Travel News

Tanzania Tanzanian tour operators are mulling over the idea of turning the country's commercial center of Dar Es Salaam into a 'tourism paradise', a.


Victoria horse carriage tour operators threaten lawsuit if ban proceeds  CTV News

Victoria's horse-drawn carriage tour operators say they're prepared to launch a lawsuit against the city if it moves ahead with a proposal to phase out such tours ...


Nisga'a first pilot tour hits the road to Nass Valley  Terrace Standard

Indigenous BC has been contracted to help establish market.


Tour operators urged to tout tax perk  The Phuket News

BANGKOK: Tourism operators have been advised to speed up marketing plans to encourage people to travel domestically and gain from a short-lived tax perk ...


Experience Cuban culture without the passport | Features  yoursun.com

Carmen Torres was 16 years old when she arrived in Miami. She and her seven siblings were some of the 14000 children evacuated from Cuba to the United ...


NTSB has long cautioned Southeast flight operators, cruise lines about flightseeing safety, infrastructure  KTUU.com

For years the NTSB has urged safety improvements in Southeast Alaska's congested summer flight seeing industry. Here's a look at what they've had to say and ...


Zambia : Swedish Tour operators eager to market Zambia  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Tour operators in Sweden have pledged to work with the Zambian embassy in marketing Zambia as a tourist destination of choice.


China gives nod to local tour operators  Khmer Times

The Chinese Ministry of Tourism last week approved more than a dozen Cambodian tour operators that will now be able to partner up with Chinese companies ...


State tour operators chalk out World Cup cricket packages  Times of India

The World Cup cricket fever is catching up as Rajasthan-based tour operators are chalking out specially designed tour packages for the cup that will.


Air Canada Offers to Buy Transat Airline for $387 Million  Bloomberg

Air Canada said it's in exclusive talks to buy one of the country's largest travel tour operators, Transat A.T., for about C$520 million ($387 million) amid a wave of ...


Antarctica tour operators vote in mandatory measures to protect whales  Seatrade Cruise News

Members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators unanimously voted in mandatory measures to prevent whale strikes in cetacean-rich ...


Kailua Crash Puts Hawaii's Copter Tours Under A Microscope  Honolulu Civil Beat

Last month's deadly helicopter crash in a crowded Kailua neighborhood has spurred federal and state lawmakers to examine whether the local air tour industry ...


Antarctic Tour Operators introduce mandatory measures to prevent whale strikes  MercoPress

Members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) have unanimously voted in mandatory measures to prevent whale strikes in ...


New Requirements for Commercial Tour Operators Visiting U.S. National Parks.  Leisure Group Travel

IITA, Outdoor & Adventure. New Requirements for Commercial Tour Operators Visiting U.S. National Parks. Recently announced new requirements for ...


mid-day impact: Mumbai tour operators cancel travel plans to save the fireflies  Mid-day

Just a day after mid-day reported about the growing concern over high tourist footfall at a number of villages affecting the mating cycle of fireflies and adding to ...


SPACE STILL AVAILABLE ON FORESTRY...  kqennewsradio.com

May 23, 2019 3:40 a.m.. Space is still available for the Douglas Timber Operators Forestry Tour happening next month. The June 6th event will run from 8:00 ...


10 common travel scams — and how to avoid them  The Washington Post

Tips on how to avoid swindles, plus a sampling of destinations where tourists are at risk.


Thomas Cook asks hoteliers for price cuts | Business  www.ekathimerini.com

Leading British tour operator Thomas Cook has asked Greek hoteliers to renegotiate their package deals for this summer, in the hope of slashing bookings and ...


Adventure tour operators condole demise  Kashmir Reader

Srinagar: Adventure tour operators of Kashmir on Monday condoled the demise of mother of Rauf Ahmad Tramboo, President ATOAK and former member J&K ...


Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News #73: Three Special Events – Norman Rockwell Exhibit, Secret Life of Shoes, and Architecture Symposium  What'sUpNewp

There are three fun events this week for everyone who loves art and history and a good story. The National Museum of American Illustration will open its new ...


The Best Places to Go Whale Watching This Summer  Travel+Leisure

For your best shot at spotting one of these majestic creatures, plan a trip to one (or more) of the world's best summer whale watching destinations.


Are tour operators unfairly penalising those who cancel their holidays?  The Telegraph

Are tour operators unfairly penalising holidaymakers who have to cancel their holidays – charging high fees even though they may simply go on to resell the ...


American Tour Operators Visit Ireland  FFT.ie

A group of specialist American tour operators visited Ireland recently, as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI. The operators are responsible ...


'Take a chance on us,' North Westmeath tells tour operators  Westmeath Examiner

North Westmeath represented at Meitheal World Travel Fair.


Battle over orca whale-watch restrictions heats up in San Juan County  Seattle Times

Backers are collecting signatures in San Juan County for more strict whale-watching regulations -- but tour companies have filed suit to kill the effort.


Booking Drops Hotel Requirement to Book Tours and Activities  Skift

After acquiring tours and activities software provider FareHarbor last year and launching options to book activities in 150 cities, Booking.com has taken ...


Armenian Tourism Federation President: Tour operators need to be licensed  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Armenia's tour operators need to be licensed since licensing can help significantly reduce potential risks. This is what President of the Armenian Tourism ...


Foreign tour operators visit cities of the Greater Bay  Macauhub

Tour operators from Asia, the Americas, Europe, Australia and Russia have visited cities in the Greater Bay to familiarise themselves with these destinations and ...


Tanzania tour agents hatch huge plan to turn Dar into Paris of East Africa  East African Business Week

Tanzania Tour Operators are mulling over the idea of turning the country's commercial centre of Dar Es Salaam into a 'tourism paradise', a copycat of Paris, ...


Kato Coast trains 140 driver guides in skill upgrading exercise  Standard Digital

Kato Coast branch has successfully conducted mandatory two-day training to upgrade skills for practising driver-guides.


Russian tour operators visit Sri Lanka  Sunday Observer

A group of 12 tour operators from St. Petersburg, Russia, visited Sri Lanka for a familiarisation tour with Aitken Spence Travels.The group leader, Gorodenskiy ...


Tour operators divided on 'safety'  Cook Islands News

Tour guides have started pulling out of Avaavaroa Passage, saying it has become too crowded and dangerous to take visitors there. There are escalati...


Russian tour operators visit SL with Aitken Spence Travels  Ceylon Daily News

A group of 12 tour operators from St. Petersburg, Russia is currently in Sri Lanka for a familiarization tour with Aitken Spence Travels. The group leader ...


6 Outdoor Clubs Worth the Membership Fees  Outside Magazine

In years past, cyclists, skiers, hikers, and runners joined actual clubs—groups that met weekly or monthly to go outside and do things together. Those still exist ...


Global trade uncertainty, Brexit drag British shares lower  Yahoo News

(For a live blog on European stocks, type LIVE/ in an Eikon news window). * FTSE 100 down 0.7%, FTSE 250 down 1%. * Global trade, Brexit worries hit British ...


Experience the Beaches at Normandy and Europe's Famed Battlegrounds by Bike  TravelPulse

To honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day landings, Bike Odyssey will release its itinerary for an inaugural 2020 “Allies – Normandy to the Rhine” bicycle tour.


Minister Joly meets with local tourism stakeholders to discuss how the new Federal Tourism Growth Strategy will support economic growth in BC  Canada NewsWire

New strategy to strengthen and diversify the tourism sector in all regions of Canada VANCOUVER, May 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Small and medium-sized enterprises ...


Dawex Raises €5 Million to Accelerate the Development of the Data Economy  Yahoo Finance

Amadeus, Itochu Corporation, Bouygues Construction and Caisse des Dépôts invest to support innovation and data exchange technology.


German Tour Operators Seek to Boost Tourism in Eastern Cuba  Prensa Latina

Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Some 250 travel agents from Germany arrived at the province of Holguin with the aim of knowing and promoting the tourist ...


Analysis | The Holiday Is Over for Thomas Cook  Washington Post

The holiday's over for investors in Thomas Cook Group Plc. Shares in the British company, one of the world's oldest and best-known travel operators, fell 40 ...


Tour operators fear 25% dent to revenues  Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Dr Kamlesh Patel, was scheduled to travel from Ahmedabad to France and Switzerland for a holiday next month and had booked Jet Airways flig.


VISIT FLORIDA shares a little sunshine with Toronto and Montreal  Travelweek

In late April and early May, VISIT FLORIDA along with four of their destination and hotel Partners, traveled to Montreal and Toronto to meet with travel agents and ...


Sri Lanka : Russian tour operators visit Sri Lanka with Aitken Spence Travels  Colombo Page

May 15, Colombo: A group of 12 tour operators from St. Petersburg, Russia is currently in Sri Lanka for a familiarization tour with Aitken Spence Travels.


Tour-bus operator worried B.C. ride-hailing reforms unfair  Vancouver Sun

One of central B.C.'s leading tour and transportation companies is warning that government's ride-hailing plan could damage its industry.


Kolkata: Tour operators, administration in Sikkim express anguish over tourists' deaths  Times of India

KOLKATA: Tour operators, car rentals and administration in Sikkim have expressed anguish over death of five tourists from Bengal in Sikkim on Sunday.


Icebergs moving in swift and steady, say tour operators  CBC.ca

After six months of winter, you might think people in Newfoundland and Labrador would be tired of seeing ice. You'd be wrong — at least, as far as icebergs are ...


FCCA Central America Cruise Summit delves into growth, seafarer jobs  Seatrade Cruise News

Central American destinations were encouraged to understand the diverse needs of today's cruise travelers and to differentiate their products in order to ...


Swedish tour operators pledge partnership with Zambia  Zambia Daily Mail

DOREEN NAWA, Lusaka TOUR operators in Sweden have pledged to work with the Zambian embassy in marketing Zambia as a tourist destination of choice.


Understanding the Impact of Denial of S.African Visas to Uganda’s Tour Operators  softpower.ug

This week, a group of Ugandan tour operators raised alarm after failing to secure Visas to travel to South Africa to sell Uganda's tourism at the 2019 Travel ...


Brazil's Top Court to Rule on Criminalization of Homophobia  Latino USA

BRAZIL: Amid fears of persecution against the country's sexual minorities, the Federal Supreme Court (TSF) will rule today whether homophobia and ...


Reduced travel demand concerns Greek tourism | Business  www.ekathimerini.com

Concerns are growing about serious turbulence in Greek tourism after warnings by Thomas Cook and easyJet that the reduced demand for travel services would ...


Cambodia to investigate Taiwan tour agencies for cheating local businesses  Taiwan News

20 businesses in Siem Reap accuse Taiwan tour companies of failing to pay over US$2 million.A group of 20 different establishments in Siem Reap, Cambodia ...


Hudson River Park Takes Steps To Eliminate Disposable Plastics  Gothamist

The Hudson River Park Trust has announced an effort to dramatically reduce the use of disposable plastics by the park's vendors, restaurants, and other tenants, ...


PGA Tour Commissioner Hints at Gaming Announcement Late in 2019  SportTechie

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan hinted that his sport could be ready to announce a gaming partnership later in 2019.


What you need to know about travel to Venezuela as the US suspends all flights  Lonely Planet Travel News

Last week the US government prohibited all passenger and cargo planes from flying to Venezuela, citing safety concerns for flight passengers and crew.


Umrah: Tour operators express mixed feelings over patronage  Daily Trust

Private Hajj and Umrah Tour Operators have expressed mixed feelings over the patronage of Muslim faithful for this year's Ramadan Umrah (lesser hajj).


Victoria staff to consider future of horse-drawn carriages in city  CBC.ca

Horse and carriage tour operators are saying “nay” to a proposal by Victoria City Council to look at phasing out the clip-clop of hooves on city streets.


GetYourGuide picks up $484M, passes 25M tickets sold through its tourism activity app  TechCrunch

As we swing into the summer tourist season, a company poised to capitalise on that has raised a huge round of funding. GetYourGuide — a Berlin startup that ...


Floral Travel Blooms: USTOA Tour Operators Spotlight Colorful Itineraries  PR Web

New York (PRWEB) April 24, 2019 -- As the winter melts away and flowers begin to bloom, spring is one of the most colorful times of year to visit new.


Hajj: Tour Operators get April 30 deadline to pay licence fees  Daily Trust

Some 2019 Hajj Tour Operators may be delisted by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for non-payment of their licence fees. To this end, the ...


Call for tourist limit on Koh Lan to solve garbage issue  The Nation

An independent environmental health expert has called for the number of visitors to Koh Lan in Chon Buri to be less than 5000 per day to tackle the ...


2019 Haikou - More Than a Coastal City Promotion Event Concluded Successfully content=  PR Newswire UK

"Haikou Meets Frankfurt" HAIKOU, China, May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 21, 2019 local time, the three-day IMEX kicked off in Frankfurt, Germany,...


Solomon Capital's game-changing solution for unsold apartments  The Australian Financial Review

Hotel and asset management group Solomon Capital has packaged 60 unsold apartments in Sydney's south-west into short-term serviced apartments, ...


Global tour operators' visit to NI will boost golf tourism's worth to £50m  Belfast Telegraph

Almost 30 golf tourism providers from around the world have arrived in Co Down to learn more about Northern Ireland's plans to build the sport into a £50m ...


Vacation Giant & Airline Thomas Cook Verges on Collapse  WOLF STREET

The shares of 178-year-old British global travel company Thomas Cook are in free fall, tumbling 10% on Thursday and another 40% today, after it issued a ...


Online Tour Operator Market Growing Trends, Demand Analysis and Top Leading Players Analysis 2019  Market Trends

“Global Online Tour Operator Market” research study is segmented on the basis of applications, technology, geography and types. The report provides a detailed ...


Chinese tour operators to respect PH environmental laws  SunStar Philippines

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) urged travel tour operators in China to respect environmental laws as they are being urged to ...


Global luxury travel brands confirm increasing and valuable business at ILTM Latim America 2019  Travel Daily News International

ILTM Latin America 2019 confirmed a dynamic outbound Brazilian and Latin America luxury travel market last week (14 – 17 May) when 400 global luxury ...


Pakistan lauds Saudi efforts as 2m head for Umrah in Ramadan  Arabnews

ISLAMABAD: Nearly 2 million Pakistanis are expected to perform Umrah during Ramadan this year, officials at the Pakistani Ministry of Religious Affairs told ...


European tour operators, bloggers in St. Maarten  The Daily Herald

St. Maarten Minister Plenipotentiary Jorien Wuite (second from right) and Marlon Beauperthuy (centre) with part of the group of tour operators and bloggers at ...


64 thousand dollars in fines have been imposed on helicopter tour operators? after a fatal crash - 17-May-2019 - NZ Law and Order news  NZCity

28-year-old Queenstown pilot, Mitch Gameren, and six-tourists died in an Alpine Adventures scenic helicopter crash - at Fox Glacier more than three years ago.


Brexit chaos hits Thomas Cook as losses mount to £1.5bn  The Guardian

The scale of the crisis affecting Thomas Cook was laid bare on Thursday as the embattled travel firm posted a £1.5bn first-half loss, issued its third profit warning ...


Red Savannah Launches Several Captivating Itineraries Throughout Europe  TravelPulse

Award-winning luxury travel company Red Savannah has just introduced a wide range of new, tailor-made itineraries throughout Europe.


Participants 'scared for their lives' during snorkelling tours  Otago Daily Times

Dangerous snorkelling tours are taking place in Rarotonga's Avaavaroa passage, the Cook Islands Water Safety Council says. This story was first published by ...


Swedish tour operator’s eager to market Zambia  The Independent Observer

Tour operators in Sweden have pledged to work with the Zambian embassy in marketing Zambia as a tourist destination of choice. The operators made ...


New Loyalty Partnerships Launch Between Hilton and Lyft, Alaska and El Al  Skift

New loyalty partnerships *fresh* out of the oven are going to make it easier for frequent travelers to earn and spend points across the entire travel Hilton and Lyft ...


Travellers' Reactions To Machu Picchu's Proposed New Airport Reveals The Hypocrisy Of Western Tourism  D'Marge

While building a new airport near Machu Picchu is a bad idea, much of the outrage surrounding it is as historically ignorant as it is hypocritical...


Outrage as South Africa Denies Ugandan Tour Operators Visas for Indaba Exhibition  chimpreports.com

Uganda tour operators have blasted South African authorities for denying them visas for the much-anticipated Africa's Travel Indaba tourism exhibition, Chimp ...


The remote Cold War no-go zone now luring wealthy adventure-seekers  Telegraph.co.uk

We hunker down among the cloudberries. Behind us, the Pacific thumps and sighs on the shingle beach where we left the zodiacs. But I'm oblivious, focused ...


Review: Park Hyatt Siem Reap  One Mile at a Time

Full review of the Park Hyatt Siem Reap in Cambodia, including World of Hyatt benefits, a posh rooftop suite, the pool oasis, and the evening apsara show.


Curb illegal fishing at Tip of Borneo, Sabah Parks urged  Daily Express

The recent discovery of a dolphin with superficial wounds on its body has prompted a group of tour operators and conservationists to call on Sabah Parks to ...


UTB Trains Tour Operators on Marketing Uganda to China  chimpreports.com

The Uganda Tourism Board has trained Ugandan tour operators on how to market Destination Uganda to China. The training which was held in partnership with ...


Collette completes expansion into Pawtucket's downtown  Valley Breeze

Pawtucket Foundation Person of the Year Dan Sullivan Jr., right, along with Special Distinction Award winner Linda Dewing, left, and Heritage Award winner ...


Egypt Death of the Nile  Al-Monitor

The clock strikes five on a hot and dry fall morning when 60-something Ali al-Faqi makes his way through the darkness to meet up with four other farmers at the ...


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