Fvw Kongress

Tour operators target multi-channel sales

Tour operators in Germany want to step up multi-channel sales while Google and Booking.com want to offer the best results and best deals respectively, they said at this week’s fvw Kongress in Cologne. more

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”Travel agents should become travel concierges”

Egyptian entrepreneur Samih Sawiris is optimistic about his investments in German tour operator FTI and travel agency chain RT Group – and sees a new future for travel agents. more

 

Schauinsland Reisen

Surging growth and a sunny logo

Fast-growing German tour operator Schauinsland Reisen has grown by a dramatic 24% this year and is celebrating with a ‘sunny’ new logo. more

 

Egypt

Minister pledges new charter subsidies

Egypt will again subsidise charter flights this winter to maintain air connections and secure an emerging comeback for the country, tourism minister Hisham Zaazou announced at last week’s fvw Kongress. more

 

Leisure hotels

Egyptians buy Club Aldiana

German leisure hotels group Club Aldiana has been sold to an Egyptian investor who is promising to continue investing in its expansion strategy. more

 

Fvw Kongress

Top bosses and hot topics

Google’s plans for the tourism industry, controversial tax demands and TUI’s future strategy are just three of the ‘hot topics’ under discussion by top executives from the German and international travel industry at next week’s fvw Kongress in Cologne which also offers excellent networking opportunities. more

 

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

 

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