New dimension for sustainability at the FTI Group

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:24:00 +0300

Europe’s third-largest tour operator focuses more strongly on sustainability. The group supports the European Union Green Deal as well as the 17 SDGs of the United Nations for the protection of the environment and for more social equality.

A European love affair: 89% of luxury bookings are for Europe this summer, expert reveals

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 07:56:00 +0300

Croatia top on the list as the most popular European destination this summer. The Balkan vacation destination is closely followed by Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom, and France rounding up the top five.

MakeMyTrip joins Global Sustainable Tourism Council

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:31:00 +0300

MakeMyTrip has become a member of the GSTC.

Al-Hashar Travel adopts Amadeus technology to enhance its customer offering

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:28:00 +0300

The solutions being adopted by the Muscat-headquartered firm include the cloud-based Amadeus Selling Platform Connect, a powerful and customizable online booking and fulfillment platform designed to meet Al-Hashar’s specific needs.

New G Adventures brand campaign captures the joy of travel

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 08:38:00 +0300

Running across out of home, digital, social media, audio, and print media throughout June and early July, the campaign timings takes into account planned tube strikes and targets travellers of all ages, highlighting the joys of group travel and sparking an emotive response, encouraging commuters across the capital to think about their next adventure.

Ultimate Safaris appoints UK luxury travel agency, Storrington PR

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 08:52:00 +0300

Ultimate Safaris works with communities through its Conservation Travel Foundation to ensure that the future of the environment lies in the hands of the people living there.

Gansevoort Meatpacking accepted into global luxury travel group Virtuoso

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 08:11:00 +0300

Gansevoort Meatpacking’s acceptance comes as a natural evolution for the hotel brand, having debuted a $30 million renovation and rebrand last summer, solidifying itself as a natural hub for culture and the arts in the neighborhood

Expedia Group expands TAAP Program to new markets to help travel advisors meet accelerated demand

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 09:01:00 +0300

The company is also announcing new sales promotions, advisor tools, and increased travel advisor compensation.

G Adventures and Hostelworld launch ‘Roamie-ing Reporter’ initiative

Tue, 21 Jun 2022 07:51:00 +0300

Claire Scott appointed as the on-the-ground-reporter for new youth travel style.

Beleon Group all-time leader Leonidas Dimitriadis has passed away

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 08:48:00 +0300

Beleon Group has repeatedly received honorary diplomas and commendations from industry awards, businesses and regional administrations of Greek resorts for its huge contribution to the development of tourism industry.

Non-refundable hotel rates and advance bookings are returning

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 08:37:00 +0300

Data and anecdotal evidence from a range of companies in the accommodation distribution eco-system shows that perhaps both are true – but that there are some challenges, including on the technical side.

Avoya Travel honors independent agency with first-ever Avoya Flowerfly Award

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 08:27:00 +0300

Badonna Birdsong, owner of Badonna’s Travel World, LLC, awarded for exemplifying character and integrity that define Avoya’s culture.

U.S. lifted pre-departure COVID-19 testing

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 09:24:00 +0300

The pre-departure testing requirement for international air travelers has depressed a significant amount of travel to the U.S. and hasn’t provided any meaningful benefit to public health for some time, said president & CEO of USTOA.

FCM and Corporate Traveler announce new leadership in UK & Ireland

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 08:15:00 +0300

FCTG’s Managing Director EMEA Steve Norris said both Hegley and Joines bring unique skills and expertise to their respective roles that will ensure the company’s corporate businesses maintain a positive trajectory in the year ahead.

ECTAA announces Frank Oostdam as new President

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 07:58:00 +0300

Frank Oostdam, President of the Dutch Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ANVR), has been elected today as President of the travel agents and tour operators of Europe.

Trip.com launches integrated carbon program

Mon, 13 Jun 2022 08:51:00 +0300

A partnership with CHOOOSE empowers Trip.com users around the world to understand and offset their flights' CO2 emissions. Customers can address their emissions by supporting a portfolio of trusted high-impact climate projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Coconut Traveler appoints Hawaii travel veteran Kim Abrahamson as Senior Travel Designer

Mon, 13 Jun 2022 08:29:00 +0300

In this role, Abrahamson will create exceptional trip itineraries to the Hawaiian Islands for The Coconut Traveler’s discerning clientele.

Despegar joins Expedia Group in the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

Mon, 13 Jun 2022 08:01:00 +0300

Further momentum for global initiative with a new online travel agency joining industry peers committed to making travel more responsible.

Ker & Downey Africa partners with leading travel risk management provider, Global Rescue

Fri, 10 Jun 2022 08:14:00 +0300

The award-winning luxury travel company specializes in curating highly-personalized trips throughout Africa, taking clients to some of the most remote and untouched regions on the continent.

Dream Vacations/CruiseOne announce new customer engagement tools for travel advisors at first-ever marketing summit

Fri, 10 Jun 2022 07:58:00 +0300

New marketing resources include an automated post-booking review tool, updated customizable assets and increased video content.

The Travel Village Group extends its partnership with TProfile to drive sales of its global river cruising business

Thu, 09 Jun 2022 08:53:00 +0300

TProfile, which provides advanced Customer Experience Applications and CRM technology, will deliver a completely personalised customer experience, using the full suite of tools and applications.

Titan launches its most luxurious holiday yet: escorted touring by private jet

Thu, 09 Jun 2022 08:20:00 +0300

UK’s escorted tour specialist, Titan Travel, launches its first ever escorted tour by private jet, offering travellers a luxurious hand-crafted journey unlike any other. 23-day escorted tour travelling to nine destinations across six countries: Italy, Montenegro, Jordan, India, Uzbekistan, Turkey.

Alan French (Thomas Cook): "We expect people to be more conscious of the holidays they take"

Wed, 08 Jun 2022 08:46:00 +0300

CEO of the relaunched Thomas Cook says company's focus at the moment is delivering a strong Summer of bookings and then helping customers to have the best possible holiday after such a long absence for many.

Intrepid Travel launches 15 new backcountry and hiking trips in the U.S.

Mon, 06 Jun 2022 08:19:00 +0300

The new trips will more than double Intrepid’s trekking portfolio within the U.S., with tours in sought after destinations such as Yellowstone, Yosemite and Zion.

Wilderness Safaris partners with Wayo Africa to grow positive tourism impact in Tanzania

Thu, 02 Jun 2022 09:41:00 +0300

Their offering is unique and impactful, such as specialist-guided multi-day walking safaris in all the remote Serengeti Wilderness Zones, ensuring intimate wildlife encounters led by expertly trained guides.

Fun Tour Games, a different way to discover Athens

Tue, 31 May 2022 08:11:00 +0300

Fun Tour Games's aim is the visitors of Athens to become kids for a while and via our enjoyable activities, to play and learn while enjoying the wonderful sun of Greece.

Low Season Traveller announces marketing partnership with Rhodes tourism

Mon, 30 May 2022 09:26:00 +0300

Working alongside Rhodes Tourism, Low Season Traveller will be undertaking online and digital promotion of the island over the next 12 months to create awareness and drive tourism demand in the quieter months of April, May, September and October to increase visitor numbers.

WeVenture expands into Seattle market with variety of day tours starting May

Mon, 30 May 2022 09:17:00 +0300

The foundation provides financial support for housing, healthcare, food, and childcare for the downtown and Market community. Both tours include a donation to the PPMF in the ticket price.

Tourists can climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and Safari in Tanzania with Roam Wild Adventure

Fri, 27 May 2022 08:47:00 +0300

This woman-owned sustainable tourism company provides socially responsible treks while giving back to the local community.

Atlas Travel signs reseller agreement for Zeno by Serko

Thu, 26 May 2022 08:59:00 +0300

Zeno will be available immediately to Atlas customers, expanding the suite of innovative solutions that Atlas provides.

Health and Fitness Travel introduce new Wellness & Active Tours

Thu, 26 May 2022 08:54:00 +0300

From white water rafting through the black water rivers of Argentina, to unwinding in the naturally heated Blue Lagoon of Iceland, these tours have something for everyone.   

Cruzeiro Safaris offers guidance on wildlife Africa Safaris to Kenya

Wed, 25 May 2022 09:07:00 +0300

MICE in Kenya is growing rapidly with new hotels coming up and more innovative theme being realized in the world.

Avoya Travel marks successful completion of 2022 Avoya Travel Land Forum

Wed, 25 May 2022 08:42:00 +0300

First-Ever Hybrid Virtual and In-Person Forum Celebrates Expansion of Avoya’s Land Vacation Portfolio and Sales Growth; Offers Educational and Networking Opportunities for the Avoya Network.

Hard Rock Cafe and City Sightseeing Worldwide sign global agreement

Mon, 23 May 2022 08:14:00 +0300

Both travellers and residents will enjoy a mutual discount on the services of both companies, two of the most recognised brands in global tourism.

Zeno by Serko adopted as a preferred Global Booking Platform by CWT

Fri, 20 May 2022 09:47:00 +0300

Zeno by Serko has been integrated into CWT’s global technology servicing framework which provides follow-the-sun support for multi-region customers.  

G Adventures welcomes Jen Watson to UK sales team

Fri, 20 May 2022 09:29:00 +0300

New Global Purpose Specialist appointed to support agents across Scotland, Ireland and the north of England.  

Travel and cruise industry veteran, David Giersdolf, joins American Queen Voyages as acting President

Thu, 19 May 2022 09:46:00 +0300

David Giersdorf will serve as acting president for a term of up to 18 months.

Fox World Travel hires Colleen Hughes as global sales director

Wed, 18 May 2022 08:18:00 +0300

Her extensive and versatile background positions her as a leading expert with a buyer’s perspective within the travel industry.

DCT Abu Dhabi partners with Top Global Travel Service Provider Trip.com Group

Mon, 16 May 2022 08:20:00 +0300

The agreement signed at Arabian Travel Market 2022 puts Abu Dhabi at the forefront of global tourism innovation, while making the destination even more accessible to global markets.

Greece No1 for Summer - A third of this season’s bookings are for Greece says Thomas Cook

Tue, 10 May 2022 09:30:00 +0300

Bookings up sevenfold for popular Greek destinations.

Support programme to help travel companies become more sustainable – last chance to apply

Mon, 09 May 2022 09:01:00 +0300

The EU-funded project SUSTOUR is rolling out a comprehensive technical support programme specifically designed for small and medium-sized travel agents and tour operators to help them get started on sustainability and/or improve their sustainability performance in specific areas.

USTOA holds first ever Sustainability is Responsibility (SIR) Summit in BODØ, Norway

Thu, 05 May 2022 09:22:00 +0300

Highlights include panel discussions featuring USTOA Active Members facilitated and moderated by Malcolm Preston, former PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Global Head of Sustainability Services, and Greg Takehara, CEO of Tourism Cares.

Webinars #all I want is Greece

Tue, 03 May 2022 08:40:00 +0300

Old Sod Travel opens remote office in Dublin, Ireland

Tue, 03 May 2022 08:35:00 +0300

In-country trip managers join U.S.-based company specializing in travel to Ireland & the British Isles.

easyJet and easyJet holidays launch new routes and holidays for summer 2022

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 08:51:00 +0300

The new flights from the UK are now on sale and are an addition to the 24 routes previously announced for the peak summer season. Additionally, to serve the demand for summer getaways easyJet has added over 100k new seats for families and friends seeking sunshine this summer.

Avoya Travel announces new series of marketing initiatives and enhancements

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 08:26:00 +0300

Avoya launches optional co-branded marketing collateral, inspirational digital magazine, and enhanced travel blog.

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