German market trends

Better bookings in August

Holiday bookings in Germany picked up in August thanks to last-minute sales and poor weather after a slump in recent months and the short-term outlook is now slightly better, according to several new surveys. more

Thomas Cook

More digital content and new designs

Thomas Cook plans to add more digital content, redesign its online portals and try out new technologies to boost online sales in Germany, Marco Ryan, head of Omnichannel Marketing, told fvw in an interview. more


DER Touristik

Single management for both divisions

DER Touristik, Germany’s second-largest travel group, is taking the next step towards becoming a more integrated group by setting up a single management team for its two divisions. more


European tourism

Good growth prospects

European tourism has good growth prospects in the next few years with Germany and the UK likely to remain the two top source markets amid uncertain prospects for the Russian outbound market, according to a new study by the European Travel Commission (ETC). more


V.Ö. Travel

Expansion plans despite missed targets

V.Ö. Travel will miss its first-year targets but is already planning to expand substantially in 2015 with a larger programme, founder Vural Öger told fvw in an interview. more



Search giant targets tour operator offers

Google is seeking to co-operate with tour operators in Germany to expand its Hotelfinder service with more offers in tourism destinations. more


Air Berlin

Better results and strategic priorities

Air Berlin has unveiled better financial results for the second quarter of 2014 along with the core elements of its strategic restructuring programme that is due to be presented next month. more


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