TUI

Higher Germany profits target despite Turkey bookings slump

TUI is hoping for better profits in Germany this year despite the impact of lower bookings for Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia on the performance of the group’s largest source market. more

Destination airports

Comeback for Crete as Canaries fly high

Bookings for holidays on Crete, the Canary Islands and in Bulgaria rose strongly on the German market last month but demand for Turkey and Egypt is collapsing, according to new figures. more

 

Opinion

Booking trends

Price cuts or not?

Price cuts are not necessarily the best response to the continuing slump in German holiday bookings, argues Paul Needham. more

 

Special feature

Spain

Boom time for Spanish beaches

German tour operators confidently expect a boom year for Spain as worried holidaymakers switch away from the Eastern Mediterranean but hoteliers are being warned against “excessive” price increases. more

 

News

Thomas Cook

Lower Germany sales but signs of improvement

Thomas Cook has suffered a drop in bookings in Continental Europe amid tough trading conditions but sees signs of improving bookings following the terror attacks in Paris and Istanbul. more

 

Aldiana

Swiss investor buys German holiday club operator

Aldiana has been sold by its Egyptian owner to a Swiss investor who is promising to invest in existing and new resorts. more

 

Market trends

Sales slump and special offers

German tour operators are increasing special offers to stimulate demand after bookings dropped significantly in January. more

 

Appointments

Arrivals and departures in January

Alltours, Thomas Cook, TUI, DER Touristik, Sun Express and several other companies have made senior managerial changes in January and early February. more

 

News in brief

New destinations and changed offers

FTI, Alltours and Eurowings are in the news this week with changes to their offers. more

 
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