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How to open a tour operator or travel agent  Travel Daily News International

So you decided to launch yourself into the world of tour operators and tourist services? Great! To make this article, we think of people who always dream of ...


Tour operators woo foreigners for poll tourism  IndiaPost.com

KOLKATA: Bolstered by an encouraging trend in the last general elections and subsequent state assembly polls, many tour operators and travel companies are ...


Study Finds Adventure Tour Operators Eager to Work With Travel Agents  TravelPulse

The adventure travel market continues to gain steam and demand among adventure travel tour operators who want to work with agents is broadening. According ...


Luxury Tour Operators Expand Into Wellness to Meet New Demand  Skift

Luxury tour operators are introducing more wellness-inclusive tours to greet demand as well as attract a new demographic of conscious and health-first Luxury ...


Ethiopia: US Tour Operators' Eyes On Ethiopia  AllAfrica.com

Ethiopia's performance in the tourism sector has attracted the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), which arrived today in Addis Ababa.


Travellers show confidence in Ethiopian Airlines: Tour operators  Aljazeera.com

Ethiopians continue to take pride in national carrier due to swift response after crash, tour operators say.


Tour Operators can help boost their business by perfecting these 6 emails  Travel Daily News International

Any business in operation these days should be taking advantage of email communication to attract customers, keep them interested and stay in touch.


How Tour Operators are Combating Overtourism  Travel Market Report

Avanti Destinations announced last month that it would partner with the Italian Tourist Board to focus on promoting travel to four regions of the country that are ...


Sarajevo will host the First International Tour Operator Meeting  Sarajevo Times

Sarajevo will host the First International Tour Operator Meeting, where more than 100 countries around the world will participate. Named “Meet Up Sarajevo ...


VIDEO: TUI on thinking about experiences as part of the overall trip  PhocusWire

With a string of acquisitions under its belt, there's a lot going on at one of Europe's biggest travel brands in the tours and activities sector.


Most adventure tour operators still rely on travel agents for sales: ATTA  TTG Asia

While one may expect that technology has made it easier for people to book their own travel, 87 per cent of tour operators working in the adventure travel ...


Tour operators visit Wilson  The Wilson Times

Visit North Carolina organized two post-familiarization tours around the Travel South Domestic Showcase to show 23 tour operators around the state earlier this ...


Six safari tour operators reinventing tourism in South Africa  The South African

Kruger Wildlife Safaris has been taking international guests on outstanding tours to the spectacular safari destinations in southern Africa for over 20 years.


Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau plans regional 'wellness tour'  Tarentum Valley News Dispatch

For the first time, Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau will offer an organized wellness tour this spring, highlighting regional stops during a day-long public outing.


Study shows potential for agents to sell more adventure travel  Travel Weekly

The vast majority of adventure tour operators work with travel advisors, but less than 30% of their sales come from agents, according to research to be released ...


Port of Astoria adopts tour access fee  Daily Astorian

Tour operators barred from Pier 1 because they do not have deals with cruise ships will now be able to drop off passengers if they pay an annual $100 fee.


Tips for Identifying the Right Small Group Tour for You  TravelPulse

When it comes to experiencing the world during your travels, small group tours offer advantages that larger tours simply cannot compete with. For instance, small ...


TKZN hosts Travel Academy for tour operators  IOL

Forty tour operators and travel agents from across South Africa and the continent who have customers around the world arrive ...


India's Top MICE Tour Operators Visit Athens and Thessaloniki  GTP Headlines

Six leading tour operators from India, specializing in the MICE industry, recently visited Athens and Thessaloniki, within the framework of a familiarization (fam) ...


Tour operators feed travelers' hunger for 'Bourdain effect' experiences  Travel Weekly

The late Anthony Bourdain broke down barriers across the dinner table. And he paved the way for a slew of other shows bridging travel and cuisine.


International Women's Day: Two Tour Operators Striving for Change  Travel Market Report

While International Women's Day (Mar. 8) is in part a celebration, it also serves as a wider call to action for accelerating gender balance. This year's theme is ...


San Francisco Bay Area sees growing tourist interest in China: travel agencies - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 (Xinhua) -- People in the San Francisco Bay Area continue to show a growing interest in visiting China and exploring the country's ...


Four new tour operators for Tobago  Trinidad News

At the recent International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin, Tobago received overwhelming response and garnered great interest, said Tobago House of ...


To better sell KZN as a tourist destination, TKZN hosts tour operators | The Mercury  Independent Online

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) are hosting 40 tour operators and travel agents from across South Africa and the continent.


Tour operators dispatch helicopters, rafters to Chimanimani  NewsDay

SHEARWATER Adventures and Chikopokopo Tour Operators in Victoria Falls have dispatched two six-seater long-range helicopters and water rafters to ...


VIDEO: Why operators should still have a voice in tours and activities  PhocusWire

Macro trends in tours and activities have created challenges and opportunities for those at the sharp end of the industry: those that provide a tour or activity and ...


Tanzania and Rwanda tour operators join forces to promote tourism in both countries | Travel News  Travel News | eTurboNews

Tour operators in Tanzania and Rwanda have agreed to jointly market the two countries as complementary destinations in their latest efforts to offer the.


Pulwama fallout: Travel agents, tour operators rue cancellation of bookings to Kashmir  India New England

By Bappaditya Chatterjee. Kolkata–Uncertainty clouds trips to the picturesque Kashmir Valley with tour operators witnessing cancellations of advance bookings ...


Tour operators complain: No US$ for Hajj  Trinidad News

MUSLIM pilgrims to Saudi Arabia are finding it difficult to get US currency to pay for their trip. Imtiaz Mohammed, who manages Hajj Umrah & International Tours ...


Tour operators misleading Chinese tourists with fake University of Sydney claim  Travel Weekly

Australia's oldest university is going through a bit of a tourism boom at the moment, and it's all due to a case of fake claims being made by tour operators.


Maharashtra tour operators defy 'boycott Kashmir' call  Greater Kashmir

GreaterKashmir: The decision by some tour operators of Maharashtra to defy the 'boycott Kashmir call' has been hailed by their counterparts in Kashmir, saying ...


Tour operators urged to keep track of haze situation  New Straits Times

PUTRAJAYA: Tour operators are being urged to keep tabs on the haze situation and provide face masks if necessary.


Solos Save With Abercrombie & Kent  TravelPulse

WHY IT RATES: A&K has made traveling solo even more affordable on its small group journeys. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer ...


Paula Reynolds: Tour Guide Trainer in Search of the Next American Tour Guide  Leisure Group Travel

Take 5 Interviews. Paula Reynolds is the owner of American Tour Guide. Since 2011, she has developed a training regimen for potential tour guides. Expanding ...


Rwanda, Tanzania Tour Operators Sign Cooperation Deal  Taarifa Rwanda

Rwandans and Tanzanians can now begin enjoying touristic packages with ease following an agreement signed between Rwanda Tours and Travel ...


Tour Operators Protest Outside Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Pier  rjrnewsonline.com

The entrance to the cruise ship pier in Ocho Rios, St. Ann was on Monday blocked by members of the Jamaica Union of Travellers Association (JUTA) and Maxi ...


Bus operators circle the wagons  Crain's New York Business

A coalition of commuter, charter and tour buses has shifted into high gear as Albany and City Hall debates threaten operators' bottom line. The membership of ...


India markets election tourism: forget the Taj Mahal what about a Modi rally?  Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's frenetic cities, historical monuments, tasty food, and beautiful scenery may be among the biggest attractions for foreign tourists.


Maurice O’Meara launches new golfing ventures  Irish Examiner

Kevin Markham talks to a stalwart of the Irish game about two new golf ventures. With over 20 years at the top of the Irish golf and leisure scene, Maurice ...


Great Barrier Reef tour operators threatened to set sail from Cairns unless marina fees lowered  The Cairns Post

GREAT Barrier Reef tour operators are threatening to permanently set sail from Cairns unless they are afforded fairer fees at the citys marina.


German Tour Operators Expect Bookings to Pick Up Pace  GTP Headlines

While Germany is ready to host the ITB Berlin 2019 tourism show, booking activity for travel by the Germans still needs to pick up pace, say local media.


Arival starts event in Asia  TTR Weekly

BANGKOK, 26 March 2019: A new travel industry event in Asia called Arival will be hosted in Bangkok 24 to 26 June at the Avani Riverside Hotel. Founded in ...


Under cutting is tourism sector's bane, say tour operators  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

The undercutting issue, that has plagued the tourism industry for the past decade, needs immediate redress according to the members of the industry.


PHOTOS: Bollywood Film Stars, Indian Tour Operators on Trip Around Uganda  softpower.ug

A group of Bollywood film stars from India and a couple of tourism and travel experts have started their 8 days long tour of the Pearl of Africa. The tour started on ...


The Galapagos Is Evolving With Luxury Yacht Cruises  Bloomberg

It used to be that if you wanted to see blue-footed boobies and giant colonies of sea lions sunning in the Galapagos Islands, you had to travel a bit as Charles ...


Rwanda: Gesture By Rwanda, Tz Tour Operators Laudable  AllAfrica.com

ELSEWHERE in this edition, there is a story focused on Tanzania and Rwanda teaming up to maximise tourism potential between the two countries.


Johnsons Coach Travel scoop 'Oscar' at national awards  Leamington Observer

JOHNSONS Coach Travel has scooped an industry Oscar. The Henley-based firm saw off competition from coach tour operators from across the UK to win a ...


Wine tour operator branches out to pot | News  The Daily Courier

It was only a matter of time. With recreational marijuana now legal, it was inevitable someone in Kelowna would create some sort of pot tourism. Enter Nicholas ...


30 Uganda Tour Operators off to Germany for ITB Expo  East African Business Week

With the Tourism Industry undoubtedly cementing its position as the most important sector of the economy, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has identified key ...


Tour operators count losses from JKIA upset in the millions  Citizen TV

Tour operators have reported incurring losses in the millions of shillings from yesterdays flight disruption at the JKIA.


Rwanda, Tanzania tour operators join forces to increase business opportunities  The New Times

The number of tourists and tourism business opportunities are set to increase in Rwanda and Tanzania thanks to the collaboration between Rwanda Tours and ...


Waggott appointment will 'beef-up' Thomas Cook's tour operator  Travel Weekly UK

Thomas Cook's appointment of Will Waggott has been hailed as an “important” move that will help in “beefing-up” its tour operator and getting “back to basics”.


CYCLONE IDAI: Victoria Falls tour operators dispatch helicopter and rafting guides to Chimanimani  Chronicle

Leonard Ncube. Tour operators in Victoria Falls have dispatched a helicopter and rafting guides to help rescue victims of Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani.


VAT Notice 709/5 Tour Operators Margin Scheme updated  Accountancy Daily

Released 27 February 2019. HMRC have updated VAT notice 709/5 Tour Operators Margin Scheme to reflect measures announced at Budget 2018. VAT Notice ...


How to Discover Australia's Answer to the Galapágos  Luxury Travel Advisor

Kangaroo Island, located 12 miles off the coast of the South Australia coast, offers such wildlife as kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, penguins and sea lions.


"Seychelles Discovered Roadshow" marches north in the UK | Travel News  Travel News | eTurboNews

UK-based travel agents are now better equipped to attract clients as they learn more about destination Seychelles through the Seychelles Tourism Board's.


Great Barrier Reef tour operators meet with Tourism Minister about Marlin Marina fees  The Cairns Post

TOURISM Minister Kate Jones is expected to hold talks with her ministerial counterpart Mark Bailey after she copped the wrath of Great Barrier Reef tour ...


Poll tourism a great democratic dividend  Economic Times

Indias offering is unrivalled in this genre, and its a great off-season backup.


PULWAMA FALLOUT: Travel agents, tour operators rue booking cancellations to Kashmir  Greater Kashmir

GreaterKashmir: Uncertainty clouds trips to the picturesque Kashmir Valley with tour operators witnessing cancellations of advance bookings while new ...


Italian produce a recipe for trade success  The Japan Times

The Feb. 1 signing of an economic partnership agreement (EPA) between the European Union and Japan, reasons behind the growing Japanese appetite for ...


Travel Arrangement And Reservation Services Market Technology Advancement and Future Business Opportunity 2019  industryreports24.com

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT AND RESERVATION SERVICES GLOBAL MARKET REPORT 2018. Travel arrangement and reservation services market comprises ...


For women only: Elle Voyage forms sisterhood among female travellers  Travel Daily

Due to the lack of female companions to share her travel experiences, Dawn Simone had the idea to create a curated tour for solo female travellers. Elle Voyage ...


Greek roadshow in California draws US tour operators' attention | TornosNews.gr  Tornos News International Edition

US tour operators showed vivid interest in Greece during Greece's roadshow on the USA's west coast, according to ANA. It was the first time that a Greek ...


Namibia’s 29th Independence Day celebrated in Malaysia  New Era Live

KUALA LUMPUR – About 500 guests, among them Namibia's friends from regional, continental and international locations gathered at Shangri-La Hotel in ...


Tour operators raise Castle access fears over Open Streets scheme  Edinburgh Evening News

Tour operators have blasted the city council's Open Street plans – raising safety fears for coach passengers having to climb up to Edinburgh Castle.


Royal Brunei Airlines Takes On Tourism Promotion for a Whole Country  Skift

The national carrier has set a target of doubling visitor arrivals to Brunei by 2021. But news of the country getting closer to the full implementation of Sharia law ...


Tour operators irk Zambia for marketing Victoria Falls as being in South Africa - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

LUSAKA, March 13 (Xinhua) -- The Zambian government said on Wednesday that it would engage the South African government if some tour operators in that ...


Tour operators want direct flights to Israel, Turkey  SunStar Philippines

TOUR operators in Cebu are looking forward to seeing more tourists from the Middle East to experience the fun atmosphere and natural beauty of the province.


Tourists at Second Link seen eating packed food by the road while waiting for Customs clearance  AsiaOne

JOHOR BARU - A netizen, believed to be a tour guide, said on Facebook that tourists entering Malaysia by the Second Link waited seven hours for Customs ...


Brexit bash: Summer of holidaymaker hell as EU announces avalanche of red tape for Brits  Express

BRITISH tourists travelling to Europe will face new checks and losing out on healthcare and mobile roaming rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to ...


Antigua and Barbuda Launches Summer Campaign #WhatCoolLooksLike  South Florida Caribbean News

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has unveiled its new global summer campaign, #WhatCoolLooksLike, which is expected to convey the trendiness of ...


Polish tour operators to explore Brest Oblast visa-free zone  Belarus News (BelTA)

BREST, 27 February (BelTA) – Representatives of Polish tour operators will visit Brest Oblast on a press tour from 28 February to 2 March, BelTA has learned ...


Touring Europe in 2019  TravelPulse

In response to traveler demand, operators add new destinations, experiences that transcend traditional tours.


NOC requirements for foreigners visiting Pakistan abolished: Fawad  DAWN.com

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday announced that various parts of the country that were earlier out of bounds to foreigners and required ...


J&K Tourism, J&K Hoteliers Club organise Kashmir conclave in Mumbai to woo tourists  Greater Kashmir

a delegation of more than 40 members from the travel and hospitality sector of the State of J&K participated in the J&K Tourism Conclave. GK Web Desk


Over 300 jobs at risk in Thomas Cook restructuring  Financial Times

Thomas Cook, the UK-based travel company, is considering axing more than 300 jobs in an effort to restructure the business in the face of changing consumer ...


Mountain industry sets date for Summer Alpine Sports Trade Exchange in Hemel Hempstead  CyclingIndustry.News

The Summer Alpine Sports Trade Exchange (SASTEX) has been created in response to the growing demand for activity based holidays and to help the ...


Tourism Industry Members Prepare For Ireland's Hidden Heartlands International Debut At Meitheal  Hospitality Ireland

Members of the local tourism industry attended a Fáilte Ireland training programme at the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone last week as part of their preparations to sell ...


NANTA moves to check fraud, holds AGM  Vanguard

LAGOS—the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents, NANTA, has initiated the Travel Practitioner Identification Card, which must be owned by members ...


Urban Adventures Launches LGBTQ Tour in NYC  TravelPulse

New tour commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and focuses on history and entertainment in New York's iconic Greenwich Village.


4 Important Travel Rules For Solo Women Travellers  India.com News

The first step is to believe that you can do it; you won't know it's easy until you step out. - 4 Important Travel Rules For Solo Women Travellers.


Tour operators move petition against Hajj Policy  Business Recorder

ISLAMABAD: Local tour operators had moved a petition to Islamabad High Court (IHC) challenging the federal government's Hajj Policy for 2019.


Long-standing Val d’Isère chalet operator collapses amid Brexit strains on ski industry  The Telegraph

It's always unsettling for consumers when a ski holiday company goes into liquidation, as happened to Ski-Val last week. It operated 24 chalets in Val d'Isère ...


Daytripper Tours offers travelers the best of day trips, vacations  The East County Californian

Travelers by the dozens came to the recent travel show held at the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center. Daytripper Tours, an El Cajon-based business and the ...


Tourists to sue Tui for 'failing to warn of vomiting bug' in Mexico  The Times

It is known as the Mexican Riviera, a hotspot for British tourists looking for sunshine during the long, miserable winter at home.But this weekend one of Britain's ...


Ladakh hoteliers, tour operators meet Advisor Sharma  Greater Kashmir

A joint delegation of All Ladakh Hotel and Guest House Association and Tour Operators Association led by MLC TseringDorjay Thursday called on the Advisor ...


Japan Adopts New Payments Tech in Response to Chinese Tourism Boom  Skift

Many visitors face a problem: Japan's restaurants and operators of activities and attractions typically don't accept the preferred digital payment methods Japan's ...


MAHB continues to improve airport network connectivity  New Straits Times

LANGKAWI: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is intensifying its efforts to improve airport network connectivity and promote inbound tourism into Langkawi ...


Adventurous. Alone. Attacked.  The New York Times

The number of female solo travelers has skyrocketed, but amid Instagram-worthy escapades are tales of violence and death, raising questions about how the ...


Welcome to Yonder Tours. Plan your next trip here.  The Thaiger

Where do you want to go? Where is your next trip or tour? How many days? What's your budget? Check out all your options and more than 38,000 different tried ...


A closer look: Officials give tour of chemical weapons destruction plant  Richmond Register

The Blue Grass Army Depot invited members of the media to observe a munitions movement demonstrations and tour the buildings before the beginning of the ...


138 Student Living launches Summer Accommodation Programme at UWI  Loop News Jamaica

Real estate company 138 Student Living Jamaica Limited officially launched its 2019 Summer Accommodation Programme, which will see a significant portion ...


Election Updates: Akhilesh Yadav To Contest From Azamgarh, Azam Khan from Rampur  NDTV News

The Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to launch its campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections through 'Vijay Sankalp Sabha' from March 24, says Union ...


TCEB - Business elevates Thailand's MICE industry through strategic partnerships  EIN News

New marketing push and trade show strategy targets top international MICE events worldwide.


City sightseeing tour bus unveiled  The New Times

The latest addition to the growing list of products is the Kigali city sightseeing double decker bus, which was unveiled yesterday by Kigali City Tour Ltd, Rwanda ...


Malaysia a top country for Bangladeshi tourists  The Daily Star

Malaysia is witnessing a rapid increase in the number of Bangladeshi tourists while Nepal saw a decline, said officials yesterday. Malaysia received 154000 ...


Ryanair Sun To Be Rebranded As Buzz In Autumn 2019  Hospitality Ireland

Ryanair Sun has announced that it will be rebranded as Buzz in the autumn of 2019, operating on a Polish Air Operator's Certificate (AOC). Ryanair Sun, a ...


Pakistan’s tattered tourism – Tapping the untapped  Daily Pakistan Global

Eyeing investment, the government has launched a new visa regime to attract tourists and shore up the economy, but there are many slips between the cup and ...


Scottish holidaymakers offered bargain Brexit breaks to the sun  Daily Record

With just five days to go before Britain was due to leave the European Union, the price of a holiday to the continent is being slashed.


Editorial: Make the most of Africa CEO Forum  The New Times

The 7th Africa CEO Forum gets underway at Kigali Convention Centre today, with about 1500 delegates drawn from around the African continent and beyond.


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