The World Adventure Travel Collective joins the adventure travel supply chain

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 08:59:00 +0300

Comprised of noteworthy, highly experienced inbound tour operators from around the world, the collective’s aim is to establish new B2B partnerships for its members.

Campbell Travel names Teri Goins President

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 10:04:00 +0300

Company announces batch of internal promotions to position agency for the future.

Titan Travel appoints John Constable as Chief Executive Officer

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:30:00 +0300

John will join Titan on 21 June with both Andy Squirrell, Managing Director, and Steve Jenkins, Chief Financial Officer, reporting to him.

Travelers prefer booking directly with providers amid uncertainty, according to a GlobalData poll

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:45:00 +0300

Some OTAs such as Lastminute.com have been slow to issue refunds, and the negative press received has not helped traveler confidence. In fact, in lastminute.com’s case, the UK Competition and Markets Authority threatened legal action unless it met a 14-day refund timeline.

Britons seek out bucket-list breaks - Record-breaking bookings for Blue Bay Travel

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 09:48:00 +0300

Blue Bay Travel noted that other popular long-haul destinations illustrated a large growth in bookings for the period of June 2020 to May 2021 versus comparable dates the previous year, with a highly-impressive increase of 497% for Thailand, 142% for Mauritius and 61% for Barbados.

RateHawk launches sale of budget airline tickets

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:50:00 +0300

Users may book tickets of low cost carriers in the Air Tickets section of their online account.

Intrepid unveils new partnership to develop sustainable tourism experiences in Europe

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:35:00 +0300

The global tour operator has partnered with the MEET Network, an association of Mediterranean parks founded by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN-Med), which works with protected areas in the Mediterranean.

HolidayTaxis signs exclusive partnership with Barrhead Travel

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:06:00 +0300

HolidayTaxis, part of Hotelbeds, becomes the sole provider of transfer routes for Barrhead Travel as a result of this exclusive partnership agreement. In return, customers of Barrhead Travel will have full access to HolidayTaxis’ global product portfolio of fully licensed and regulated vehicles providing a consistent high quality service and experience for its customers worldwide.

FCM puts sustainability at core of customer offering with new global net zero carbon offsetting programme

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:10:00 +0300

FCM can calculate, record and report monthly or quarterly CO2 emissions globally per item for each client, who can then choose from specific climate action projects against which to offset their total carbon footprint.

Learn new Sales & Marketing techniques from travel industry experts at first-ever Travel Advisor Learning Summit

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 08:47:00 +0300

One-day summit with Growth Masterclass workshops hosted by Dream Vacations takes place Wednesday, June 23, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST

GroupCollect has selected TripMate to offer travel insurance for group Tour Operators

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 08:13:00 +0300

Partenership will serve the growing number of group travel companies and Tour Operators with travel protection through online platform.

enpact and TUI Care Foundation launch Tourism Recovery Programme supporting 315 tourism businesses across four countries

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 10:25:00 +0300

315 tourism businesses in Egypt, Mexico, South Africa and Kenya will receive six months’ professional training, business mentoring and financial support.

Out of this world astro-tourism experiences launched on the eve of May’s supermoon

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 08:37:00 +0300

The immersive desert experiences are perfect for adventure seekers and those looking for a romantic getaway.

Travel Curious launches agent portal for simpler bookings

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 08:13:00 +0300

Agents can make bookings directly on the Travel Curious portal in their brand, the portal also includes a booking dashboard, for easy viewing of all current bookings.

Ker & Downey Africa launches Trees for Africa with forest restoration NPO to reduce carbon footprint generated by travel

Tue, 25 May 2021 08:50:00 +0300

Ker & Downey Africa’s tree-planting carbon reduction scheme, Trees for Africa, restores forests in Sub Saharan Africa to soak up the CO2 generated by travel to Africa.

Pleasant Holidays and Journese announce major expansion of USA product for national parks, beaches, mountains and more

Fri, 21 May 2021 08:19:00 +0300

The expansion offers vacation options that span the country and more than 180 new properties ranging from luxury spa resorts to family-friendly vacation rentals to budget-conscious hotels.

Wego sees increase in flight and hotel searches to and from Saudi Arabia

Tue, 18 May 2021 09:02:00 +0300

A rise of 52% in international flight searches and 59% in international hotel searches, following the announcement on flight resumption. 25% of travelers are looking to travel within 15 days of lifting the travel ban.

How to beat the summer rush with a BNPL holiday for as little as £38 per month

Mon, 17 May 2021 10:05:00 +0300

Butter’s research shows that currently, Gibraltar is the most affordable green light destination with a seven-day trip averaging £378, while Portugal isn’t far behind at £446.

Planeterra launches fundraising challenge to promote community tourism

Mon, 17 May 2021 09:34:00 +0300

Travel community readies to virtually travel around the world for communities in need.

Avoya Travel concludes successful 2021 Avoya Mastermind Virtual Land Forum

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:24:00 +0300

Third annual event highlights Avoya’s accelerated land vacation sales growth and offers educational and networking opportunities for the Avoya Network.

Travomint making work fulfilling by appraisals despite Pandemic

Fri, 14 May 2021 08:16:00 +0300

Despite the travel and tourism being the worst hit sectors with almost no travel bookings in the previous months, Travomint is prioritising its employees and delivering appraisals.

TUI expects a strong 2021 holiday season currently around 70 percent of respodents want to go on holiday

Thu, 13 May 2021 08:34:00 +0300

Summer 2021 bookings remain at a high level of 2.6 million – a strong demand trend: New weekly bookings doubled in April, new bookings for Summer 22 since March: +109 percent.

Travelocity selects Doner as agency of record

Wed, 12 May 2021 10:15:00 +0300

Online travel agency revs up for a post-COVID world by lining up Detroit-based advertising agency to lead marketing.

HRS, Southwest Airlines, The BLS Company and Valerie Wilson Travel commit funding to travel again

Wed, 12 May 2021 09:17:00 +0300

Organizations back travel again in ongoing effort to inite industry globally and drive recovery.

New USTOA Tour Operator member survey reveals optimism for travel recovery in 2021

Tue, 11 May 2021 10:11:00 +0300

Nine out of 10 USTOA ctive Members Report a Recent Sales Increase; Three fourths of active members selling US programs see increase in 2021 domestic bookings.

Aventura World shows how group travel is bouncing back with successful March 2021 Egypt travel group and plans for next

Mon, 10 May 2021 09:25:00 +0300

To meet the increase in demand for travel to Egypt, Aventura World has introduced two exciting programs that can be booked by groups of 10 or more.

Market cap of top five OTAs jumped by $54B in four months, Expedia the biggest gainer

Fri, 07 May 2021 09:44:00 +0300

According to data presented by TradingPlatforms.com, the combined market capitalization of Booking.com, Airbnb, Expedia, Trip.com, and MakeMyTrip, as the world's largest online travel companies, jumped by $54bn since the beginning of the year and hit $306.3bn last week.

Survey from Travala.com reveals post-pandemic trends and travel budgets as world slowly re-opens

Wed, 05 May 2021 09:52:00 +0300

38% of Americans plan to travel more after the pandemic with 71% expecting to spend more annually on travel than before the pandemic to make up for lost time.

Recal launches as a remedy for work-induced stress and burnout

Wed, 05 May 2021 08:24:00 +0300

Today, more than ever, burnout at work is a widespread problem in the U.S. Recal – short for ‘recalibrate’ – offers multi-day, guided trips that are a perfect way for people to overcome fatigue from stress.

Scenic Group hires Brian Chapin to lead company’s Global Air Department for all its brands

Tue, 04 May 2021 10:06:00 +0300

Brian Chapin, CTC, CTIE, has worked in management positions for more than 33 years at American Airlines and Virtuoso, and most recently, as the senior director of Air and Travel Solutions for Ensemble Travel Group

InstaTours launching in the UK

Mon, 03 May 2021 08:21:00 +0300

A tour that helps people shoot Instagrams is launching in the UK and is looking for Instagram experts to be their tour guides for Edinburgh, Liverpool and Manchester. Open on May 17th.

Intrepid solidifies leading position in responsible travel with decarbonization efforts, says GlobalData

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 09:21:00 +0300

GlobalData’s latest COVID-19 recovery survey revealed that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 31%* of global respondents have made reducing their environmental footprint slightly/significantly more important than before, with a further 12% making it their top priority.

Less CO2 emissions, less waste, more green energy: TUI delivered 43m. ‘greener and fairer’ holidays since 2015

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 09:40:00 +0300

84 per cent growth in the number of customers staying in hotels with sustainability certification. Sustainability certifications for hotels drive environmental and socio-economic improvements.

BCD Travel becomes first global travel management company to join Science Based Targets Initiative

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 08:54:00 +0300

BCD’s expanded sustainability strategy takes aim at company goals and evolving client needs.

Viator and Booking.com announce new global partnership

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 08:54:00 +0300

Viator experiences now available on Booking.com.

Avoya Travel marks the completion of successful first quarter in 2021

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:03:00 +0300

Avoya celebrates the performance of several key initiatives and increased sales to kick off 2021.

Savenio restructuring model to support post-COVID success

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 08:22:00 +0300

In realigning the Savenio model, network members will now be able to choose an affiliation option that best suits their business - either an 85, 95 or 100% commission on their work.

Intrepid Travel prioritizes decarbonized tours amid tourism’s recovery

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 08:11:00 +0300

The company has recently introduced 42 new low carbon alternatives that will enhance the experience for their travelers while being better for the planet. The move is part of a wider decarbonization plan that includes removing all flights under 90 minutes from the top 50 trips by the end of 2022 as Intrepid starts to operate in line with a 1.5°C future.

Positive signs for the travel sector as hotel & flight searches increases for the first time in 2021

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:49:00 +0300

The figures reveal that for the first time in 2021, consumer interest for both hotels and flights has lifted on a monthly basis. The search interest score attributed to flights averaged 22 during the month of March, a 6% uplift on the previous month and the first monthly increase since December.

Home-based travel agencies launch new social media and email marketing platforms

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:13:00 +0300

Enhanced automated marketing tools give travel advisors with Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. new ways to increase customer engagement.

High hopes for holidays as Hays Travel re-opens shops around the UK

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:45:00 +0300

Following the UK's government’s announcements on booking holidays, Dame Irene Hays, owner of Hays Travel has said the travel industry is braced for a comeback. The Rt Hon Grant Schapps, Secretary of State for Transport, told BBC News: “This is the probably the first time I can say I’m not advising people not to book to go away this summer - instead I’m saying in two or three weeks you’ll have that green list of countries, amber and red, and people

Pleasant Holidays & Pleasant Activities make it easier for travel advisors to increase commission income wih Hawaii experiencies

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:01:00 +0300

To make it easier for travel advisors to book activities online, Pleasant Holidays enhanced its dedicated, advisor-only website, PleasantAgent.com, by adding a tab in the upper right corner that links directly to Pleasant Activities’ Hawaii booking engine and puts hundreds of excursion options just a click away.

Could BNPL travel help boost a weary tourism sector this summer?

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 09:47:00 +0300

While the BNPL approach has been around for some time, research by Butter shows that the ability to pay for holidays in such a way could help boost the tourism industry over the coming months.

G Adventures leads the way with 100th trip globally since September

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:56:00 +0300

Operator encourages travellers to ‘book now for travel later’ with 15% off Classic tours.

Dream Vacations ranked fastest-growing travel agency franchise by Entrepreneur magazine

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:28:00 +0300

The home-based travel agency ranks in the top 20 worldwide, and top 15 in North America.

Ditch the travel cliches, says new GEN Z survey

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 09:54:00 +0300

Posting pictures with cliché captions, recreating ‘popular’ travel poses and sharing selfies that show off tan lines are Gen Z’s pet hates when it comes to travel snaps shared on social media.

Sky Vacations increases global experiences

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 08:39:00 +0300

New programs include active vacations to India and Japan that feature hiking, camping and rafting, self-drive itineraries in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, wine tasting in Andalucia, Spain, Israel, Naples, Italy, Austria and Vienna/Prague and Budapest.

With South Africa reopened, The Royal Portfolio lays out red carpet for Amerian visitors

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 08:28:00 +0300

Visitors to South Africa benefit from an extremely favorable exchange rate against the dollar, as well as comfortingly rigorous health protocols at the country's wealth of hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.

Sabre helps Kanoo Travel develop customised technology to drive recovery in the Middle East

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 09:14:00 +0300

Region’s largest travel company extends 25-year partnership with Sabre.

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