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Thomas Cook rated worst tour operator | News  The Times

Two of Britain's biggest tour operators have been named the worst in the country as the summer getaway begins for millions of families.Thomas Cook and TUI ...


Thomas Cook, Tui and First Choice named worst package holiday providers in Which? survey  The Independent

Thomas Cook and Tui, two of the UK's biggest tour operators, have been ranked the worst package holiday providers in a new survey. The Which? Travel report ...


How Sunweb Is Taking On Europe’s Biggest Tour Operators  Skift

Package holidays are still popular across much of Europe, and companies like Sunweb think there are plenty of opportunities for growth. Buying up rival tour ...


Growing tourism industry leads to helicopter tour operators expanding, new offerings  KTUU.com

As the tourism industry continues to grow in Alaska, helicopter tour operators are offering ways to shake up the usual sightseeing experience in the state.


Tour operator and insurance agent address vacation accidents  EyeWitness News

NASSAU, BAHAMAS - In the wake of a string of tour company accidents involving visitors to The Bahamas on both land and sea, one local tour operator and an ...


Two Tour Operators Disappear, Leaving Travel Advisors and Customers in the Lurch  Travel Market Report

This is a cautionary tale about two travel suppliers who went out of business and left customers and travel agents in the lurch for thousands of dollars — and how ...


Economic Ministry again proposes raising financial support for tour operators  Kyiv Post

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine has promulgated a draft law that proposes raising financial support for tour operators by 10 times ...


Thailand Wants Travelers to Visit New Places: Will Tour Operators Get On Board?  Skift

Tourism Authority of Thailand executives are keen to spread the tourism wealth to its emerging destinations. Encouraging tour operators to offer programs ...


Airlines' price cuts leave tour operators in the lurch  Bangkok Post

The volatile currency and fierce airline competition have led to difficulties for operators managing outbound tour packages.


Malta to host US Tour Operators Association spring 2020 Out-of-Country Board Meeting | Buzz travel  Buzz.travel | eTurboNews | Travel News

Malta has been selected as the host destination for United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) annual Out-of-Country Board Meeting to take place in.


SLTPB doubles tour operator incentive to boost tourist arrivals  ft.lk

By Charumini de Silva The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) is rolling out an initiative to double the incentive provided for inbound tour operators to ...


Holidaymakers give tour operators day in the sun  The Times

The world's oldest tour operator took a trip up the stock market as figures from a rival airline suggested that more Britons are going on holiday.Times have been ...


Traveler and agent questions swirl around JG Worldwide tour operations  Travel Weekly

Two high-end tour operators owned by New York public relations executive Jena Gardner and her firm, JG Worldwide, have gone dark, leaving travelers ...


Deal only with licensed tour operators - Letters  The Star Online

I AM perplexed with the Bernama report “1,057 tourism package fraud complaints made with the CCT” (July 9). Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister ...


From labyrinthine bazaars to nomadic landscapes: Feel Iran on walking tours  Tehran Times

To offer tourists with new experiences and *fresh* points of view, a number of tour operators have developed a range of creative “off-the-beaten-track” tours and ...


Australian travel and tour operators arrive on 10-day familiarisation visit  Daily Mirror

Australian travel and tour operators at Bandaranaike International Airport welcomed by SLTPB Tourist Information Centre officers including SLTPB Assistant ...


Indigenous tour operators eye gap in WA market as cultural awareness demand grows  ABC News

Eighty-two per cent of tourists to WA want an Aboriginal cultural experience when they visit, but only 26 per cent get what they want.


Indian Association of Tour Operators meeting heats up | Buzz travel  Buzz.travel | eTurboNews | Travel News

One would hardly expect the innocent topic of roadshows to raise controversy and take much time at the monthly meeting of the Indian Association of Tour.


National Car Rental's Emerald Club Earns the Brand Top Recognition by Travel + Leisure  Yahoo Finance

Enterprise Holdings' Brands Honored as "World's Best". ST. LOUIS , July 19, 2019 /CNW/ -- For the sixth year in a row, National Car Rental brand ranked No.


Dining a highlight on serene tour of Provence  Travel Weekly

A primer on enjoying the fine dining and boutique hotels in southern France.


Virgin Holidays stops selling tickets for captive whale and dolphin attractions  The Independent

Virgin Holidays has announced it will stop offering and promoting excursions to attractions and experiences featuring captive whales and dolphins. The tour ...


Q&A: Payment complexities in the growing tours and activities sector  PhocusWire

Flywire's Colyn Smyth discusses some of the challenges related to payments in the tours and activities space.


Demise of luxe operators underscores need for precaution  Travel Weekly

The recent demise of two luxury tour operators that have left a global path of stranded travelers, unpaid suppliers and overdue commissions raises questions ...


Kolkata readies for 35th IATO convention | Buzz travel  Buzz.travel | eTurboNews | Travel News

The last time the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) convention was held in Kolkata, the City of Joy, was in 2002. Now this event is returning.


Eurolines, Romania's biggest tourism group, to be taken over by DER Touristik, part of German REWE Group  Business Review

Romanian tourism group Eurolines, the largest in the country, owned by Dragos Anastasiu, will sell all its tourism operations to DER Touristik Group, part.


Call to promote museums and galleries - Metro News  The Star Online

JOHOR BARU: Johor Heritage Foundation (YWJ) hopes to work closely with Johor Tourism to promote museums and galleries under its management for Visit ...


SC refuses to pass order on Haj tour operators’ plea  The Hindu

The Supreme Court Monday declined to pass any order on a petition filed by the Federation of Haj Private Tour Operators of India against the condition imposed ...


11 Best Tour Companies for Your Trip to Egypt  Fodor's Travel

It's not difficult to plan and book an independent trip to Egypt, but most travelers realize once they get there that Egypt isn't such an easy place to navigate, even ...


15 endangered travel destinations: How forces like climate change and gentrification are shaping your bucket list  Washington Post

How forces like poaching and deforestation are reshaping your bucket list.


Demand for Iran Tours Rising Despite U.S. Falloff  Skift

As antagonism intensifies between the Trump Administration and Iran, some American tourists are rethinking plans to visit the country.


How Permit Norms And Tour Operators Are Hurting Sikkim Tourism  Outlook India

Tourists to the mountain state allege that these norms have translated to a convenient excuse for tour operators to fleece them.


Tour operators trained in professional conduct - National  NTV Uganda

Cases of unprofessional behavior among some tour operators have prompted the Association of Uganda Tour Operators to recommend more stringent vetting ...


Social media becomes effective tool for tour operators to attract tourists  The Nation

ISLAMABAD - With fast changing modes of communications and publicity, nowadays social media has become an effective tool for tour.


Hedging her bet: Lightfoot says casino could rise Downtown after all  The Real Deal

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said a new Chicago casino still could rise Downtown, even as the city studies potential sites on the South and West sides.


Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News #81: Regattas, Tennis, Baseball, & Learning  What'sUpNewp

Newport is busy! We are deep into summer now and so much is going on as the weatherman predicts a hot weekend ahead. On the water, the week-long 175th ...


Tour operators must be well versed with laws and contracts  Malaysiakini

All legitimate travel and tour companies operating in the country are registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia and licensed by the Ministry of ...


Tour Operators’ Body Donates Life Jackets to Kids Studying Near Lake Bunyonyi  softpower.ug

The Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) has donated 50 life jackets to safeguard pupils of Little Angels Primary School and Orphanage located on ...


Vietnam's Phu Cat airport goes international in September  Flightglobal

Vietnam's Phu Cat airport will be ready for international flights come September after recently completing upgrades to the tarmac, domestic terminal and radar ...


Sri Lanka bombings: three months on, tourism workers tell their stories  The Guardian

The Easter attacks hit the tourist trade hard. We talk to five Sri Lankans, whose livelihoods depend on visitors, about hardship, recovery and hope.


Phuket's Tour Operators Struggle to Regain the Trust of Chinese Tourists - CTN News  Chiang Rai Times

Phuket's Tour Operators Struggle to Regain the Trust of Chinese Tourists -


Rising Kashmir  Rising Kashmir Daily English Newspaper

Claiming that unregistered and non-state subject companies are organising 'unregulated' trekking in Kashmir, the Adventure Tour Operators Association of ...


10:50 Tour Operators from 47 Nations Attend Caracas Round of Negotiations  Prensa Latina

Caracas, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Tour operators from at least 47 countries will participate from Wednesday to June 28 in a round of negotiations organized at the ...


AUTO Calls Tour Operators to Professional and Responsible Tourism Practices  softpower.ug

The Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) has held an engagement with tourism business owners in the greater Kigezi area on professionalism and ...


Airlines, plane manufacturers and tour operators beware - space could be your Kodak moment  Proactive Investors UK

International Consolidated Airlines Group (LON:IAG) - At a price of $2500 per trip, swapping space flights for long-haul trips is an opportunity that could be worth ...


List of five sites not final; other locations possible for Chicago casino, Lightfoot said — even downtown  Chicago Sun-Times

Don't get “fixated” on five South and West Side sites for a Chicago casino because the list is “not definitive,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday, refusing to rule ...


Speed governors: Delhi HC directs Centre to decide tour operator's representation within 6 weeks  Moneycontrol.com

The Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to decide within six weeks a representation by a commercial travel and tours operator seeking extension of time to ...


Mask festival a success: Ilom  POST-COURIER

Almost 500 tourists attended the South Pacific Export Maskand National Gaming Control Board Warwagira festivals last weekend in Kokopo. This was according ...


The path made clear  The Asian Age

The joy of travel is infectious. While tales of breathtaking landscapes, undulating hills and boisterous oceans might be chicken soup for the soul, people need to ...


Pacific to target niche Chinese tourists after training trip  RNZ

Twenty-three tourism operators from seven Pacific countries recently returned from a ten-day training trip to China.


Biggest travel firms finish bottom in Which? package holiday survey - Your Money  Your Money

Some of the UK's best known travel companies scored poorly on criteria including value for money, organisation and resort reps, while bespoke operator ...


JOIN UP! TOUR OPERATOR'S REVENUE IN 2018 TOTALS UAH 65 MLN  Ukraine open for business

The net revenue of Join Up! tour operator in 2018 totaled UAH 65.741 million, the tour operator has told the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. "According.


Travel brands get in picture of attracting millennials with Instagram tours  TTG Asia

As Instagram creates a wave of social media-fuelled tourism among millennials worldwide, travel sellers and operators are not only building a presence on the ...


383 Tours & Travel Uganda Tourism Board moves to license tour operators, guides to enforce professionalism  pmldaily.com

JINJA – Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has embarked on a countrywide drive to license tour guides and operators. The drive involves offering free hospitality ...


Federal Aviation Administration Said To Finally Begin To Address National Park Overflights  National Parks Traveler

Nearly two decades after Congress passed the the National Park Air Tour Management Act that called for the plans to police the airspace over the National Park ...


Maldives sees record 96.4% growth in Indian tourists  Travel Daily

Maldives continues to ride the wave of growth with an increasing number of Indian tourists each year. The island nation witnessed a huge growth of 96.4% in ...


Challenged, but ‘Great Barrier Reef is not dead’  The Australian

Tourism operators fear visitor numbers to Cairns have taken their biggest hit since the pilot strike crushed the dreams of runaway businessman Christopher ...


Nature Tourism in Holguin, Cuba  Prensa Latina

Holguin, Cuba, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Promoting the tourist potential in eastern Cuba among travel agencies based in the country is the objective of the ...


'Sell Sri Lanka as the great value destination it is'  TTG

The impressive guest list at an event to reignite Sri Lanka's tourism industry shows just how loved it is.


Entrepreneur Capital seeks hidden gems in Québec's lower mid-market  PE Hub

Entrepreneur Capital has carved out a niche in Québec's active private equity market, targeting small-cap opportunities often missed by other investors.


Off and running: Vine Ride Wine Tours enjoying early success  Petoskey News-Review

PETOSKEY — Kassia Perpich of Petoskey was in attendance at a meeting around two years ago regarding public transportation.


Exodus Travels Launches New Expedition Series Led by Famous Explorers  TravelPulse

Visit far-flung destinations alongside renowned adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakerswho have spent their lives traversing the globe.


Anti-Monopoly Committee fines Join Up for $53,600  112 International

The Anti-Monopoly Committee fined a tour operator Join up for $53,600 for a false report on transportation of the passengers of UIA and WINDROSE, as the ...


'Zero-dollar' tours under fire  The Phnom Penh Post

Minister of Tourism Thong Khon has blamed “zero-dollar” tour operators for the decrease in foreign tourists to Angkor Archaeological Park in the first half of this ...


Tour operator leaves Mumbai family in lurch in Sweden  Mid-day

After leading lawyer's son suffers serious spine fractures, family left to fend for itself by leading travel company after spending lakhs.


Gov. Ige may veto Molokini measure to limit tour boats | News, Sports, Jobs  Maui News

A measure on tour boat operations for Molokini sailed through the state Legislature only to land on the desk of Gov. David Ige, who is considering sinking the m.


Tour operator abandons Indian pilgrims in Saudi  United News of India

Uniindia: By Irfan Mohammed Jeddah, Jul 6 (UNI) Umrah fraud continues to increase among Muslims in India as some of tour operators have been cheating ...


Visit Batumi – the bottleneck for 1 million raptors  BirdGuides

The Batumi Birdwatching Festival, taking place this September, is a raptor spectacle not to be missed. See hundreds of thousands of individuals of 35 different ...


Indian Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims stuck in Nepal, allege mismanagement by tour operators  The New Indian Express

Tour operators in India, however, said that the overstay of some pilgrims was caused as helicopter operations between Hilsa and Simikot had to be halted in ...


Cox & Kings Luxury Journeys Around the World  TravelPulse

Cox & Kings is always on the lookout for new ways to deliver the newest, most unique experiences to its guests. The tour operator has a team of dedicated ...


Airbnb to challenge tour operators with launch of Airbnb Adventures  Australasian Leisure Management

Global homesharing platform Airbnb has announced the launch of Airbnb Adventures, an initiative that will take small groups to off-the-beaten-track locations ...


Centres initiates multiple steps to promote tourism in NE: Tripura MP  United News of India

Uniindia: Agartala, Jul 19 (UNI) With the objective to promote tourism in Northeastern region, Ministry of Tourism has undertaken initiatives to support the local ...


Cox & Kings to Sell Businesses to Raise Much-Needed Cash  Skift

Indian travel group Cox & Kings is looking to sell assets as part of a plan to raise much-needed funds. The company's share price has fallen by.


West Cork pitches to global tour operators  Southern Star Newspaper

Nearly 60 Irish tourism businesses, including a number of representatives from West Cork, have been given the opportunity to pitch directly to up to 20 of the ...


Indian tourists jet around the world as incomes rise  Connected to India

With more youngsters from India's 350-million-strong burgeoning middle-class planning international vacations, the country's outbound tourism has registered a ...


Iran travel sector: Ups and downs since US reimposed sanctions  Modern Diplomacy

Last November, the Trump administration reinstated sanctions on Iran, mainly the ones that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, in order to batter Iran's ...


TCB cautions tour operators on delayed payments  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) on June 15 issued a notification cautioning the tour operators to clear pending bills to hoteliers and related *service* ...


CIE Tours Releases 2020 Preview Brochure  TravelPulse

Tour operator incentivizes 2020 bookings: Book 2020 tour by Sept. 30 to receive 2019 prices plus an additional 10% off on land tours; and $300 air credit per ...


Kissing in Babylon: The ancient site giving young Iraqis their freedom  Middle East Eye

The historic attraction, next to Saddam Hussein's palace, is now a Unesco World Heritage site - can it increase its tourism numbers beyond Iraq?


We need more tourism incentives - operators  Independent

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda's tour operators are requesting government to offer them more tax incentives to boost investment in the sector ...


Acadia visitation: Record-setting day follows slow spring  Mount Desert Islander

ACADIA NAT'L PARK — If you thought there had never been as many people and cars in Acadia as there were July 5, you were right. The park set an all-time.


Israeli settlements are a regular destination on Birthright trips  +972 Magazine

Illustrative photo of Birthright visitors lining up to race into the Dead Sea on July 10, 2015. The northern Dead Sea, including Kibbutz Kalia and Kibbutz Almog, ...


New wave of expert guides to spread positive Reef message  The Cairns Post

As a valued reader of the Cairns Post, here is an exclusive look at tomorrow's front and back pages tonight. NEW WAVE OF EXPERT GUIDES TO SPREAD ...


Online Tour Operator Market Competitive Insights and Business Outlook 2019  Market Research Journalist

The report provides a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists and competitive analysis of Online Tour Operator Market. It provides the Online ...


Op-Ed: Lagging Behind in Tourism Promotion  Odisha Television Ltd.

Odisha's tourism sector suffered massive losses in the wake of cyclone Fani which left behind a trail of destruction in several coastal districts, the worst affected ...


Thomas Cook in £750m rescue deal with Fosun  Travel Weekly UK

Thomas Cook Group today confirmed being in “advanced discussions” that would see its tour operating arm taken over by Chinese investment firm Fosun in a ...


Cloudbeds Increases Distribution Reach For Hotel Partners  Orlando Political Observer

Orlando, FL Hotelbeds, the world's leading bedbank, has announced a preferred partnership agreement with Cloudbeds, an easy to use all-in-one hospitality ...


Tourism disturbing whale behaviour in Tonga's Vava'u  RNZ

New research from northern Tonga is showing that tourism is disturbing the natural behaviour of Humpback whales.


Bahrain Sofitel eyes Russian tour operator extensions - Business  Hotelier Middle East

The hotel is tapping Russian tourism demand by asking to extend various tour operators to the country - Business, Bahrain Sofitel, Middle East, Russia, Tourism, ...


Trafalgar's Announces New 2020 Latin America Itineraries  TravelPulse

Journeys include an encounter with one of Colombia's most reclusive tribes.


Social Media -- tour operators' effective tool to attract tourists  UrduPoint News

With fast changing modes of communications and publicity, nowadays social media has become an effective tool for tour operators to attract maximum number of ...


Jet2 ‘not interested’ in buying Thomas Cook after Lufthansa says airline deal ‘unlikely’  The Sun

JET2 have issued an official statement to say that they are "not interested" in buying Thomas Cook's airline or its high street shops. It comes after Lufthansa's ...


Voters urged to voice opinion at World Spa Awards  Breaking Travel News

Spa and wellness industry professionals have been invited to vote in the World Spa Awards for the brands they consider the finest in their fields. With the crucial ...


'Bruce Munro: Tropical Light' mentoring opportunities for tourism operators  Mirage News

The TerritoryGovernment continues to invest in the arts and tourism industry to create jobsand economic opportunities for Territorians. As partof the...


Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes for THOMAS COOK GRP/ADR (TCKGY)  Tech Know Bits

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for THOMAS COOK GRP/ADR (OTCMKTS: TCKGY): 7/3/2019 – THOMAS COOK ...


Rhapsody Group wins Travelife Sustainable Tourism Award | TornosNews.gr  Tornos News International Edition

Amsterdam, June 28, 2019. The Travelife Certified award was received today by Athens based Rhapsody Group. The award is recognition for the long-term ...


Bangladeshi tourists outnumber European tourists in India  Media India Group

India is becoming a popular destination for Bangladeshi tourists who are flocking to India mainly because of holiday and recreation purposes. Bangladesh, the ...


The Pahalgam Raft Tragedy –An Overview  Daily Excelsior

Rubon Saproo The famous tourist spot of Pahalgam was recently in news and public debate after tragic incidents of boat capsize in river Lidder left three.


First group of British Hajis arrive in Jeddah, met by British consul general  Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH — The first group of more than 80 British pilgrims arrived at the Haj Terminal in Jeddah from Manchester on Thursday. Consul General Seif Usher and ...


Tour Operators: Airbnb Adventures Knows Distribution, Not Destinations  Skift

Some tour operators have plenty of respect for the brand that Airbnb has built, but when it comes to the recent launch of multiday tours in the form of Traditional ...


Haj Pilgrimage: SC asks Centre to respond to Haj tour operators' plea  Greater Kashmir

The Federation of Haj Private Tour Operators (PTOs) of India moved the Supreme Court challenging the validity of a condition imposed on Haj Group Organisers ...


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