Costa Group (fvw exclusive)

Interview – Thamm targets growth and new products

Aida Cruises and Costa Cruises are heading for a major fleet expansion that will generate further growth and cover new target groups, group CEO Michael Thamm told fvw in an exclusive interview. more


Protests fail to stop GDS booking fee

Wide-ranging protests by German travel agents and corporate customers have failed to stop Lufthansa from introducing its controversial €16 GDS booking charge this week but many are now threatening to switch bookings to other airlines instead. more


News in Brief

Refugee aid and new products

Clothes for refugees, more charter flights and new resorts are among the news items on the German market this week. more


fvw Kongress

Tunisia and refugees are ‘hot topics’

Crisis destination Tunisia and the impact of the current wave of refugees and migrants on the tourism sector will be the two ‘hot topics’ at this year’s fvw Kongress in Essen on 15-16 September. more


DER Touristik

Brussels clears Kuoni deal

Germany’s DER Touristik can take over and start the integration of Kuoni’s European tour operator businesses following European Commission clearance for the mega-deal. more


News in Brief

More holiday flights

Leisure airlines in Germany are launching extra flights and new destinations in response to good demand. more


German market trends

Ups and downs for Med destinations

Mediterranean destinations are seeing fluctuating fortunes on the German market this summer against the background of diverse crises. more

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