Intrepid Travel launches “Great Walks of Europe” trip range

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:21:00 +0300

With demand for active adventures up, the world’s largest adventure travel company launches its first-ever walking tours in Europe with a focus on the continent’s most classic routes.

ASTA Portugal headlines UNWTO 5th Global Conference on Wine Tourism in the Alentejo Region of Portugal

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:37:00 +0300

Portugal, a significant wine producing country, has 14 different wine regions, including the Azores and Madeira islands, all with diverse levels of tourism infrastructure.

Agency trade associations speak with one voice on pandemic recovery

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 09:43:00 +0300

ASTA, ABTA, ACTA, CHTA and ECTAA call on government leaders around the world to create an aligned and synchronized response by 1) expeditiously developing clear vaccine and testing standards; 2) loosening entry restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers; and 3) providing the needed economic relief to the travel agency sector suffering for too long the bitter consequences of travel’s hard stop brought on by the pandemic.

Bedsonline signs preferred partnership with Australian Travel Agent Co-operative (ATAC) to further increase distribution reach in Australia

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 09:40:00 +0300

This new enhanced partnership further enhances Bedsonline distribution position in Australia. The 180,000 hotel properties that form part of Bedsonline’s portfolio – many under special terms & conditions – will now be available to ATAC’s network.

New TUI Academy students start their tourism training in the Dominican Republic

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 09:18:00 +0300

TUI Care Foundation and Plan International welcome over 200 new TUI Academy students with the aim of providing young people with a future career in the tourism industry.

TUI powers upgraded Eurostar experiences platform as preferred tours and activities partner

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 09:20:00 +0300

Tours and activities platform available on Eurostar app and website. Customers can book 5,000 experiences in the UK, France, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Peakwork sets up new technology base for Alpitour Group

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 08:43:00 +0300

The implementation of Peakwork technology is a key milestone within Alpitour Group’s Innova project with regards to digital transformation across all company areas.

TruTravels welcomes back travellers as they run their first tour in Croatia

Mon, 06 Sep 2021 08:45:00 +0300

Youth-travel specialist operates first trips in over 500 days.

Avoya Travel retains over 97% of top-producing independent agencies despite COVID-19 pandemic

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 10:05:00 +0300

Avoya attributes impressive retention rate to resiliency of Avoya Network and enhanced support efforts, resources, and services.

More than 45% of UK businesses yet to apply ahead of September ATOL renewals

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 09:04:00 +0300

More than 45% (510 of the potential 1,127) of travel companies are yet to apply to renew their ATOL.

Tourism Cares announces partneshrip to increase diversity in guided tours and experiences market

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 09:50:00 +0300

The TreadRight Foundation, The Travel Corporation, TripSchool and the Media Arts Institute of Alabama join forces on the Pathways Project.  

TUI Care Foundation and enpact launch Tourism Recovery Programme

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 09:09:00 +0300

TUI Care Foundation and enpact launch Tourism Recovery Programme: Mentors from across the tourism industry to support 315 young tourism businesses from Egypt, Mexico, South Africa and Kenya in coping with the challenges of the Corona crisis.

Space Perspective taps travel industry veteran Edyta Teper as Head of Global Sales for Trade Partnerships

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:01:00 +0300

Edyta Teper will report to Sandy Heydt, Chief Marketing Officer. 

G Adventures announces vaccinated tours and travel-ready programmes

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 09:58:00 +0300

More than 360 departures available to travel on this October.

Hyatt’s acquisition of Apple Leisure Group will boost its leisure portfolio, says GlobalData

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 08:53:00 +0300

Apple Leisure operates 100 all-inclusive luxury resorts across various brands, including, but not limited to, Sunscape Resorts and Spas alongside Secrets Resorts and Spas.

ASTA Portugal delivers an inspirational closing at the 2021 ASTA Global Convention in Chicago

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 08:15:00 +0300

It was ASTA’s first in-person US-based conference since 2019.

Active Adventures and Austin Adventures unite to create global adventure travel company

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 09:10:00 +0300

Now, Austin Adventures’ tours will be available for booking on Active Adventures’ website, adding adventures in the USA, Canada, and Central America for both brands, including specific family departures.

Aventura World expands travel opportunities in Croatia

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 08:39:00 +0300

Company executives travel to Croatia and work with leading in-country tourism brands to meet increased demand.

International tour operators see heavy impact on market share for Spanish destinations

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 08:06:00 +0300

Malaga's drop from 8% to 5% means almost a halving in bookings, Mallorca's drop is equivalent to 20% of sales, and so on, says Mabrian.

Over 550 epic adventures operating through August and September with G Adventures

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 09:11:00 +0300

Operator celebrates over 350 successfully-run tours since September 2020.

These are the most Instagrammed islands in the Galapagos

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 09:25:00 +0300

Touring Galapagos, an exclusive holiday provider for the destination, has found out which of the islands are the ‘most Instagrammed’ to identify which Galapagos locations are the most favoured by travellers for their photogenic qualities.

iWorld of Travel plans five new offices worldwide

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 09:28:00 +0300

Deluxe Dalmatian cruises set for 2022 debut.

Intrepid Travel launches global vaccine equity campaign

Mon, 09 Aug 2021 08:50:00 +0300

Αdventure travel company announced a series of initiatives as part of a new global vaccine equity campaign. Intrepid Travel will be increasing on-the-ground resources in support of vaccine access and education, introducing a new policy that will mandate vaccines for all travelers and tour leaders, and committing $100,000 AUD towards improving global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

“TOGETHER” announced as motivational theme for Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. 2021 National Conference

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 09:25:00 +0300

After more than a year of connecting virtually, home-based travel agents will reunite for week of learning and networking.

Pleasant Holidays and Journese announce major expansion of Europe and UK product for 2021 & 2022 travel

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:27:00 +0300

Private and semi-private airport transfers and 350 sightseeing tours are available in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Florence, Glasgow, Istanbul, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, Prague, Rome, Split, Venice and Zagreb.

Original green list holiday destinations see prices climb by as much as 142%

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:10:00 +0300

Australia, Brunei, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, and St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha are all original members on the green list and remain there to this day

Avoya Travel supports independent agencies with corporate initiatives, grows new-to-travel affiliations

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:05:00 +0300

Avoya continues io Increase Avoya Network Support and educational opportunities while expanding network growth.

The Times Square EDITION accepted into global luxury travel group Virtuoso

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 08:39:00 +0300

The Times Square EDITION joins Virtuoso’s collection of the finest luxury hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and other travel entities worldwide.

Virgin Voyages welcomes guests on its maiden voyage

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 08:28:00 +0300

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady invites sailors to shake off lockdown blues and seas the (holi)day on UK maiden voyage. Virgin Voyages welcomes guests on board the glamorous boutique hotel at sea, Scarlet Lady.

Wego partners with ‘Visit Graubunden’ to promote tourism experiences, driving GCC visitors’ growth

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:03:00 +0300

The campaign seeks to promote Graubunden in Switzerland as the ideal destination for summer activities.

Pleasant Holidays and Journese expand Mexico product

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:47:00 +0300

The addition of Mérida and Isla Mujeres brings the company’s Mexico portfolio to 18 destinations offering more than 300 hotels and resorts.

TProfile signs agreements with a wave of new travel brands

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 10:00:00 +0300

Record increase in demand for its advanced customer relationship management (CRM) suite.

Tour operator offers Inca Trail add-on on all Galapagos cruises following its reopening this week

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:43:00 +0300

In order to preserve the natural habitats and historic sites along the trail, the Peruvian government has always required visitors to obtain a permit, which can only be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

BCD Travel achieves once again top sustainability rating

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:19:00 +0300

With this Platinum rating, BCD maintains its position in the top 1% of the currently 75,000 companies assessed by EcoVadis.

Holidays to Italy shown the red card by half of UK holidaymakers

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 09:58:00 +0300

A week’s holiday to Rome comes in as the third most affordable at just £440 per person, however, for 53% of us, the pain of our Euro exit is just too much, stating they were either somewhat, or much less likely to holiday in Italy as a result.

Finding Kos: Up Norway debuts slow journey to explore Norway from South to North

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 09:55:00 +0300

Welcome back savings complements new experience embodying Norwegian term Kos.

Hays Travel announce new service offering COVID testing kits to pack in suitcase

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 09:01:00 +0300

Hays Travel has teamed up with approved supplier Collinson Group, to provide the government approved tests, that can easily be packed in luggage.

Cleartrip prepares for anticipated online bookings surge through multi-year agreement with Sabre

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 09:28:00 +0300

Leading OTA turns to cutting-edge technology to fuel expected post-COVID growth.

Tour operators retooling itineraries, looking forward to 2022

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 08:47:00 +0300

On a scale of 0 to 10 (most optimistic), DMOs’ forecast for next year averaged 9.2, tour suppliers were at 8.8, and the tour operators’ outlook is slightly behind, at 7.8.

Giltedge rebrands businesses under one travel brand

Mon, 12 Jul 2021 09:11:00 +0300

This is the important next step in the journey of Giltedge, which was born 20 years ago and has evolved into a group comprising Giltedge DMC, Giltedge Africa, Giltedge Golf, Giltedge Incentives, Giltedge International, Giltedge Ocean Islands.

Polani Travel Group extends 15-year relationship with Sabre to support ambitious growth plans

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 09:55:00 +0300

In addition to providing PTG with the broadest range of content through intelligent platform Sabre Red 360, Sabre is also helping to optimize the travel distributor’s efficiency and workflow through its Automation Hub, which automates manual operational tasks, and Sabre Virtual Payments, one of the most flexible electronic payment solutions in the travel industry.

Lindsay Maloni-Kuntz joins the DMC Network

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 09:01:00 +0300

Lindsay Maloni-Kuntz is a past FICP Board Member and is truly entrenched in the finance and insurance planners community.

See Singapore in style with the best luxury tours

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 09:02:00 +0300

Experience Singapore in luxury! Take one of these tours for an unforgettable trip to this fascinating city-state. Discover the best Singapore luxury tours.

Innovating to deliver customer success through the pandemic and beyond; Sabre’s success in virtual implementation

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 08:50:00 +0300

The company took rapid action to employ technology and resources to transform to digital-only onboarding (integrating and acquainting customers with the Sabre platform), ensuring that the delivery was quick, simple and efficient for customers, from airlines to agencies.

Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. kick off in-person events with Advisory Council Meeting in Mexico

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 09:43:00 +0300

Mexico was the perfect place to discuss not only strategies for 2022, but also plans for upcoming in-person training events as a Regional Training in Fort Lauderdale, the annual National Conference aboard Celebrity Apex in November and more.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays take to the skies again from Glasgow Airport

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 09:29:00 +0300

Award-winning airline and tour operator recommence flights and holidays programme from Glasgow Airport. Further flights to Ibiza, Menorca and Madeira also due to take off from the base over the coming weeks.

South Devon’s Cofton Holidays scoops title for best caravan and camping facilities at national Staycation Awards

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 07:50:00 +0300

The panel of 23 judges praised Cofton for its strong leadership in the category, its extensive offering for campers and motorhomes, impressive facilities and its lockdown rewilding project.

Travel associations meet in Zagreb to discuss the start of the tourism season

Fri, 02 Jul 2021 08:54:00 +0300

As the European Digital Covid-19 Certificate comes into effect, the travel agents’ and tour operators’ community of Europe are gathering in Zagreb for two days to debate how a safe resumption of travel in the summer of 2021 can be the beginning of a long-term recovery for the travel and tourism sector.

NDCMarketplace.com to revolutionise NDC booking processes for travel indistry stakeholders

Fri, 02 Jul 2021 08:48:00 +0300

New global B2B marketplace connects airlines and air content providers with travel agents for the quick adoption of IATA NDC transactions.

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