Thomas Cook

New Germany chief and European tour operating model

Thomas Cook is shaking up its Germany management, introducing a centralised European tour operating model and has improved its half-year results. more

TUI Group

Long-haul, hotels and cruises to drive up profits

More long-haul holidays, own-brand hotels and cruise holidays combined with a single masterbrand will be the key drivers for profitable growth in the coming years, according to TUI Group executives. more


News in brief

German travel agents are more pessimistic

The mood among travel agents in Germany has worsened this month, but tour operators are expanding their offering. more



Focus on Berlin and Hamburg

Easyjet aims to grow in Germany by focusing on its bases in Berlin and Hamburg and targeting business passengers, CEO Carolyn McCall told fvw in an interview. more


Destination trends

Weaker Mediterranean demand in April

Demand for holiday destinations in the Mediterranean weakened significantly on the German outbound travel market last month, according to new figures from leading German holiday reservations provider Traveltainment. more



One ‘power-brand’ for tour operators and airlines

TUI is introducing a radical re-branding of its European tour operators and airlines, and is restructuring its management in a major strategic shake-up that will see deputy CEO Johan Lundgren leave the company. more


News in Brief

Nicko sails on as tour operators expand

Insolvent Nicko Cruises is still sailing at present while tour operators Vtours and V.Ö. Travel have expanded their offering on the German market. more


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