German market trends

Egypt, Greece up but Spain down

Germans booked heavily in September for holidays in Egypt and Greece but Spain lost popularity, according to new market trend surveys. more

Thomas Cook

More apps, hotels and city trips

Thomas Cook Germany is again expanding its digital products and services as part of its summer 2015 programme and is adding more concept hotels and city trips. more



Long ‘to do’ list after merger

The ‘new’ TUI faces a long ‘to do’ list once the merger with TUI Travel that was approved this week is implemented. more


Air Berlin

More long-haul flights

Air Berlin will expand long-haul flights to leisure destinations this winter to defend its tourism route leadership and has successfully secured its code-share flights with Etihad Airways. more


Thomas Cook

New unit to manage group hotels

Thomas Cook has turned its ‘Hotels & Resorts’ operation into an official business unit to bundle management of all the group’s concept hotels under CEO Karl Schattmaier. more



Travel agents ‘must own customer data’

Travel agents are well-positioned for the ‘digital future’ but must keep control of their customer data and not share the information with tour operators, according to the head of Germany’s leading travel agency organisation, the Quality Travel Alliance (QTA). more



Investment plans as guests return

Egypt has unveiled new plans to invest in tourism as the destination achieves a good recovery in international visitors this year. more


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