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Romania’s competition authority fines tour operators for collusion  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's Competition Council has fined a number of 13 tour operators and the tour operators' organisation ANAT with amounts totalling RON 11.4 million ...


FIT Tour Operators Reveal New Products Debuting in 2019  Travel Market Report

From a Red Light District walking tour of Amsterdam to a foodie and yoga tour in Provence to a helicopter and Harley tour in South Africa, there are new FIT ...


Want to Know the Commission Payment Schedules of FIT/Packaged Vacation Tour Operators?  Travel Market Report

With all the things a travel agent needs to juggle, trying to determine when your commissions will arrive is one less worry if you have a reference list on hand.


Stop 'tricky' China tour operators call  The Borneo Post

TUARAN: A tourism entrepreneur here has urged the state government to put its foot down to curtail the “unscrupulous practices of dishonest tour operators from ...


Agents and Tour Operators See a Surge of Interest in Egypt  Skift

Interest in Egypt among U.S. travelers, which fell into a long, deep slumber following the Arab Spring unrest of 2011 and subsequent incidents, is With little ...


Here’s why tour operators are dying  Travel Daily

2018 is an eventful year for travel agencies as a number of small OTAs and brick-and-mortar tour operators as many of them have bid farewell to the business.


Tour operator's collapse decimates scheme established to compensate holiday-makers  Irish Examiner

The scheme established to compensate holiday-goers when *service* providers go bust has less than half the funding on hand that was required to cover the ...


Choosing the best Tour Operators for bike tours in Barcelona  Travel Daily News International

In the past couple of years, there has been an unprecedented growth in the biking tourism niche in several cities across the world and Barcelona seems to be ...


Collette Discusses Plans and Offerings for the Year Ahead  TravelPulse

From sleeping in igloos to living like a local in Vietnam, Collette is embarking on 2019 with a variety of exciting and unique offerings for travelers.


As shutdown drags on, national park tour operators grow uneasy  Travel Weekly

Tour operators have seen minimal impact so far from the lack of staffing in national parks, but they are very concerned about the long-term implications of a ...


Meet Outside the Box: Food Tourism for Team Building  Associations Now

A seemingly freewheeling networking event over food and drinks can provide the structure needed to encourage new and lasting connections.


Sunshine Saturday: Tour operators slash holiday prices to avoid second dud summer  The Telegraph

Tour operators are slashing the cost of holidays this summer to lure in early bookings and avoid a repeat of last year's sales slump. January is traditionally a ...


Be respectful of wildlife, Sabah DCM warns tourists and tour operators  New Straits Times

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry is going on full force to catch tourists and tour operators who are engaged in irresponsible ...


Marine stingers: tour operators to be instructed on industry's best practice for stinger safety | Cairns  The Cairns Post

TOUR operators are to be instructed on the best practice for promoting marine stinger safety, to better protect visitors to the Great Barrier Reef from deadly ...


The 'issue keeping tour operators awake at night'  TTG

On Tuesday, the government issued a “travel and tourism industry communications toolkit” in the event of a no-deal Brexit.


smartTours Makes Traveling Around the World Budget Friendly  TravelPulse

WHY IT RATES: smarTours is making it possible for even more people to participate in a bucket-list around the world journey.—Mia Taylor, TravelPulse Senior ...


Maximising the benefits of Visit Laos-China Year 2019  The Phnom Penh Post

LAO and Chinese authorities are drawing up detailed plans for activities during Visit Laos-China Year 2019, the first time Laos has partnered with another ...


Collaboration Keeps National Parks In Florida Open For Visitors  National Parks Traveler

A collaboration in Florida has formed to keep national parks there open and clean.


Brexit not expected to hurt local tourism  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Whether or not the British parliament comes up with an agreement before the country's scheduled departure from the European Union March 29, tourism officials ...


Tour operator pushes tourism growth  zbc.co.zw

Jan 6, 2019 | Environment & tourism | 0 |. Tour operator pushes tourism growth. Leading Victoria Falls tour operator, Wild Horizons, whose total investments in ...


Fishermen and tour operators brace for losses  Antigua Observer

Fishermen and tour operators are bracing for losses as the Met Office says another four days of rough seas are on the horizon. High winds have battered the ...


Alaska Railroad installs winter shelter | Kris Capps  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

DENALI PARK — The Alaska Railroad has installed a winter shelter at the Denali National Park train depot to accommodate winter visitors who end up waiting ...


Local businesses keep Yellowstone National Park up and running during shutdown  KBZK Bozeman News

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – The partial government shutdown means that most workers in Yellowstone National Park were not on the job for 20 days ...


Visitors Bureau on the go  Urbana Daily Citizen

The Champaign County Visitors Bureau, a committee of the Champaign County Chamber, is completing plans to attend the AAA Great Vacations Travel EXPO in ...


Omni Mount Washington featured on "World's Best" ballot  Conway Daily Sun

BRETTON WOODS — The Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, along with the city of Portsmouth and two other Hampshire resorts, have made it ...


Local guides front new South Africa tourism promotion  Travel Weekly UK

Twelve local guides are the face of a new South African Tourism promotional push. The 'Meet Your South Africa' campaign showcases the wealth travel ...


Rambharat: Possible increase in scarlet ibis population  Trinidad News

AGRICULTURE Minister Clarence Rambharat says scarlet ibis numbers have possibly increased in the Caroni Bird Sanctuary but the risk of poachers remains.


Palau's Jellyfish Lake reopens as thousands of jellyfish return  WPLG Local 10

Here's one bit of good news for the environment -- and your 2019 travel wish list.


Yellowstone-Area Businesses Seek Help Maintaining Park Roads During Shutdown  MTPR

The coalition of businesses that are keeping access to most of Yellowstone National Park open during the federal government shutdown are reaching out for.


Enhancing local awareness and advocacy for climate change adaptation in the fisheries of Anguilla and Montserrat  Caribbean News Now

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — To enhance awareness and advocacy for climate change adaptation in the fisheries sectors of Anguilla and Montserrat, the ...


Comment: Watch more TV to sell more tours!  Travel Weekly UK

Awareness of travel programmes can boost your touring sales figures, says Greg Thurston, head of agency sales at Cox and Kings.


Donegal says Guten Tag! Targeting German holidaymakers at travel fair in Stuttgart  Donegal Now

Tourism Ireland in Germany kicked off its 2019 programme of promotions at CMT (holiday exhibition) in Stuttgart this week. Tourism Ireland is joined at CMT by ...


World-Class Expedition Team to Operate “Ventures by Seabourn” Experiences  RusTourismNews

Seabourn is ensuring that its 2019 season in Alaska & British Columbia unfolds as an immersive experience and stands out with an impressive offering of ...


Year of Return Ghana to attract 500000 Diasporan Africans  Graphic Online

About half a million Africans in the Diaspora are expected to arrive in the country to take part in “The Year of Return Ghana 2019”, a historic campaign to mark ...


JK showcases tourism potential at Asia's largest travel show  Kashmir News Service

New Delhi, Jan 16 (KNS): Launching its aggressive marketing campaign, the Department of Tourism, participated in the 3-day South Asian Travel and Tourism ...


Ryanair 'discontinuing' its package holiday service  RTE.ie

Ryanair has discontinued its package holiday *service* known as Ryanair Holidays. A statement on the company website says "Ryanair Holidays is discontinuing ...


Bremen Sold to Scylla  Cruise Industry News

Add another operator to the booming expedition cruise market as Scylla today announced it had acquired the Bremen from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The...


‘Float global tender for airlines to ferry Haj pilgrims’  Times of India

While welcoming the reduction of GST on Haj travel from 18% to 5%, NGO Haj Seva Samiti president Hafiz Naushad Ahmad Azmi has requested PM Narendra ...


West Bengal pips Kerala and Goa, ranks sixth in drawing foreign tourists  Times of India

The Bengal Tourism Meet by Confederation of Indian Industry kicked off on Monday on a positive note, pegging West Bengal at the sixth position in term.


Uganda: Government Seeks to Attract 2.9m Tourists in 2019  AllAfrica.com

Government, will through four campaigns including Twende Uganda, Destination Uganda, Pearl of Africa Tourism and an enhanced Tulambule Drive, seek to ...


Travel News - Eco & Eductaional tourism are the sectors we are focusing on: Malaysia  TravelBizMonitor

Tourism Malaysia Mumbai has conducted a roadshow in Mumbai on January 9, 2019 at St Regis Hotel. A total of 30 participants from 22 organisations from ...


Comment: Private equity loves travel  Travel Weekly UK

Mark Williams and Philip Edmans of Inflexion Private Equity explain why. The travel sector is coveted by investors because it is growing 50% faster than the ...


Araku balloon festival from tomorrow  Telangana Today

After the initial success of the first ever international hot air balloon festival last year at Araku, Andhra Pradesh Tourism is back with.


Vietnam Golf Coast forms to create unique golf destination  VietNamNet Bridge

Seven golf course in central Vietnam have joined together to form a new golf-specific marketing group – the Vietnam Golf Coast – extending from the ...


Thai visitors unfazed by Japan levy  Bangkok Post

Thai outbound travel to Japan is set to continue growing this year despite the new departure tax, or sayonara levy, charged to all passengers leaving the country.


Cruising to Kolkata thru' river route  The Daily Star

Good news for cross-border cruise lovers. Your dream of travelling between Bangladesh and India, while also enjoying the beauty of the mystic Sundarbans and ...


8 trips you didn't know you could afford in 2019  USA TODAY

Iceland: While Iceland is a relatively short flight from the East Coast, its pricey reputation has also kept many travelers at a distance. But that should change in ...


52 places to go in 2019: The top destinations to visit this year  The Irish Times

From Norway to Australia, and from Japan to Puerto Rico, here's our pick of destinations – enough to keep you busy for every week of the next 12 months ...


Sri Lanka targets to double number of Indian tourist arrivals to 1mn this year  Daily Mirror

John Amaratunga Pic by Pradeep Dilrukshana. Rs.3bn Global Promotion Campaign likely to be launched in Dubai this April; Chinese tourist arrivals to increase ...


Vietnam among hottest destinations for US travelers in 2019  VietNamNet Bridge

Vietnam has been named among the top ten hot destinations for US travelers in 2019 by the US Tour Operators Association (USTOA).


Singapore cable car network eyeing to tap more Indian tourists  BusinessLine

In 2018, around 1.32 million Indian visitors landed in Singapore.


Norwegian highlights and the country's booming cruise business  Cruise and Ferry

This article was first published in the Itinerary Planning Special Report. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed. Once a ...


FAZ.Net-Main Guard: Two Declarations Of A Symbol, No Flights  Wire News Fax

Good Morning! Matthias Alexander. head of the Regional section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. F. A. Z.. Never change a winning team, is an old coach's ...


AC's New Flash Deal  TravelPulse Canada

Air Canada Vacations has launched a new Flash Sale weekly deals offering travel agents' clients heavily discounted packages on popular destinations in ...


Britain's best tour operators, according to you  The Telegraph

The Turquoise Holiday Company has won the title of best tour operator in the 2018 Telegraph Travel Awards, based on the opinions of almost 50,000 readers, ...


Tour Operators Push Off-Season Deals to Counter Overtourism  Skift

Tour operators are some of the largest contributors to overtourism as they bring busloads of tourists to the world's most popular destinations each day.


Experts make strong case for domestic tourism  The New Times

Local tourists tour a waterfall in Nyungwe National Park during the Tembera u Rwanda campaign. Faustin Niyigena. Twitter · Facebook · Email · Whatsapp ...


Famous Luxury Tour Operator Is Now More Affordable And Accessible  Forbes

Cox & Kings began offering custom travel in 1758 - nearly two decades before America declared independence. In the 260 years since, the company has carved ...


Vietnam among hottest destinations for US travellers in 2019  Nhan Dan Online

NDO/VNA – Vietnam has been named among the top ten hot destinations for US travellers in 2019 by the US Tour Operators Association (USTOA).


The Odd Case of the Do-It-All Tour Operators  Wall Street Journal

For lovers of corporate curiosities, Europe offers an unlikely sight: Tour operators that run everything from strip-mall travel agencies to airlines, cruise ships and ...


Madhya Pradesh Haj Qurrah 2019 results releasing today, Check your name here  ummid.com

The Madhya Pradesh State Haj Committee is holding today i.e. Tuesday January 15, 2019 the Haj Qurrah or draw of lots to finalise the list of pilgrims who will ...


Swim with jellyfish in this Palau lake  WTVA

After being closed for two years to allow its diminishing golden jellyfish population to recover, Ongeim'l Tketau Jellyfish Lake has reopened.


Tours and Experiences: The Next Great Untapped Market in Online Travel  Skift

Vacationers want to experience something new and are tired of the same old tours and activities. While global tour operators are baking more customization into ...


3 Royal Caribbean cruise returns early after passengers hit by norovirus  NEWS.com.au

More than 270 passengers on board Royal Caribbean's Oasis Of The Seas have been hit with a highly contagious bout of norovirus since Sunday.


Nigeria's local tour operators promoting local sites  africanews

Ikogosi is a town in south-western Nigeria near where visitors come to dip their feet in a confluence created by the meeting of warm and cold springs that flow ...


HRAB sues four tour operators  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Last year the tourism industry prospered with an overall increase of 21.5 percent growth from 2016. A total of 254,704 tourists visited the country compared with ...


Eco-Tour Operators Honored at Annual Event  Big Island Now

Hawai'i Ecotourism Association (HEA) celebrated its Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at the Hilton Waikīkī Beach Hotel. The event honored ...


These are this year’s most ‘undertouristed’ places  The Independent

If there were a competition to find the word of the year in the tourism sector, there'd be only one serious contender for 2018: overtourism. From Barcelona to Bali, ...


May loses Brexit vote, Ireland rejects EU tax plans, and Datalex shares fall 59%  The Irish Times

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from 'The Irish Times' business desk.


Tour operators had big year in 2018  Travel Weekly

PHOENIX -- The tour operator sector has grown 26% over the past two years to become a nearly $19 billion industry, according to a new PwC survey released at ...


Storied Tour Operator Cox & Kings Still Smoothing Out Travel’s Rough Edges  Skift

Cox & Kings, which bills itself as the oldest tour operator in the world, doesn't want to over-promise the celebrities and heads of state ...


Tour Territory: Complaints about illegal tour operators, rule breaking rampant in N.W.T.  CBC.ca

Licensed tour operators are crying foul over increasing illegal activities in the N.W.T.'s tour industry. Meanwhile, the territorial government says it has fined one ...


Coach drivers bring Rome to standstill with mass protest  DW (English)

Tour operators are furious at a ban stopping them driving near Rome's ancient monuments, fearing for their businesses. But the city's mayor is refusing to back ...


A brief history of the world's oldest travel company  The Telegraph

There can be a tendency, in this quick-click age of travel, where many breaks can be booked online in a matter of minutes, to see every holiday operator as a ...


USTOA Tour Operators Highly Optimistic for Another Boom Year  TravelPulse

The 40th annual conference of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) in Phoenix is taking place at a time when the industry is booming, ...


Sabre (NASDAQ:SABR) and Edgewater Technology (EDGW) Critical Contrast  Fairfield Current

Sabre (NASDAQ:SABR) and Edgewater Technology (NASDAQ:EDGW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will ...


Here are the Commission Payment Schedules of Major Escorted Tour Operators  Travel Market Report

With all the things a travel agent needs to juggle, trying to determine when your commissions will arrive is one less thing to worry about, if you have this handy ...


Aito expands with eight new tour operator members, two affiliates and two agencies  Travel Weekly UK

Eight tour operators including AMA Waterways and Discover Egypt have joined the Specialist Travel Association (Aito) alongside two agencies and two affilates.


Tour operators fined for offering illegal fishing packages - Nation  The Star Online

KOTA KINABALU: Six tour operators who have been offering illegal fishing packages to tourists within the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park here ...


Tour operators barely surviving due to “incredibly shaky” demand  Myanmar Times

Small tour operators are on the verge of collapse as market demand in the tourism sector took a hit among Western visitors, as bookings for the impending peak ...


Here Are the Fam Trip Policies of Escorted Tour Operators  Travel Market Report

Our readers told us they loved our recent compilation of fam trip policies for the top cruise lines in the market, so we've done the research again and here we ...


Mixed Fortunes for European Tour Operators as Summer Season Begins  Skift

Periods of prolonged hot weather can hurt tour operators with potential customers staying at home or booking a domestic trip instead. However, it shouldn't be ...


Tour Operators Meet Demand for Authentic Travel Experiences  Travel Market Report

This article is from TMR's Escorted Tour Operator Report Card for Travel Agents. The report is the fourth in a series of supplier policy report cards designed as a ...


Protect your 2019 travel against any Brexit cost or chaos: from currency to flights to passports  The Independent

It's January, the month we laugh in the face of Christmas overspending and skip all the way to the 2019 holiday sales. Lured by big seasonal discounts, millions ...


Myanmar’s Tour Operators Call for Plan to Boost Industry  VOA News

As Myanmar looks to repair its international reputation after the Rohingya crisis, tour companies argue that a strategic plan will help attract an increasing amount ...


Tour operators provide answers to challenges of overtourism  Travel Weekly

From finding back-door entrances into famous sights to encouraging extra-early wake-up calls, tour operators are trying to alleviate overcrowding and create ...


Hundreds of holidaymakers ‘out of pocket’ as tour operator closes  The Irish Times

FF TD says tourists are 'stranded' in Ireland after Exploring Vacations ceases trading.


Tour operators say GST issues, costly visa hitting overseas tourist business  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Inbound tourists to India crossed the 10 million threshold for the first time last year but overseas inflow of tourists into the country for leisure travel ...


Tanzanian tour operators give up hope  Independent Online

Tour operators in Tanzania are losing hope on the government's delay to enforce the import duty exemptions on tourist vehicles ...


Tour operators take Delhi bizman for a ride  Times of India

NEW DELHI: Beware of handing over your money to tour operators without checking credentials. A Karol Bagh-based businessman learnt it the hard way when ...


In role reversal, tour operators find success in hotel ownership  Hotel Management

A role reversal of sorts has been afoot in the hotel sector: as global brands shed owned assets, traditional tour operators are stepping in to become hotel owners.


Tour operators expect robust business this festive season  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Tour operators and OTAs are expecting a bumper quarter this festive season as bookings for festivals like Dussehra, Durga Puja and Diwali ...


South Africa Travel and Tourism Market Report 2018: Travel Agencies, Tour Operators and Related Services  GlobeNewswire

Dublin, Nov. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Travel and Tourism: Travel Agencies, Tour Operators and Related Services in South Africa 2018" report has ...


UK’s biggest tour operators signal support for Telegraph Travel’s family safety campaign  Telegraph.co.uk

Britain's biggest and most influential tour operators have signalled their support for Telegraph Travel's family safety campaign by agreeing to share their data ...


Illegal tour operators in N.W.T. under control, says tourism minister  CBC.ca

The minister responsible for tourism in the Northwest Territories says the government is doing more to combat illegal tour operators, but insists the problem is ...


Tour Operator Report Card from TMR Delivers Easy, Go-To Resource for Policy Information  Travel Market Report

Travel Market Report heeds the call from its travel agent advisory board with the fourth in a series of scorecards intended to enhance the sales process.


Package holidays: German tour operators start taking bookings for summer 2019  fvw.com

Leading German tour operators, including Thomas Cook, DER Touristik and Alltours, have opened up large parts of their summer 2019 programmes for ...


Tour operators call foul on Port cruise ship policies  Daily Astorian

A trickle of cruise ship passengers, many in their 70s and using canes and other walking aids, disembarked Wednesday from Holland America's Amsterdam ...


Tour Territory: Little to no consequences for illegal tour operators caught in N.W.T.  CBC.ca

Tour Territory is an ongoing series looking at tourism in the Northwest Territories. This story is part two of Monday's story. Unlicensed tour operators that are ...


100 Haj pilgrims stuck as tour operators squabble  Mumbai Mirror

More than 100 Haj pilgrims from Marathawada region scheduled to return from Jeddah on Sunday were stuck in the holy city of Medina after alleged differences ...


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