Travel agents ‘must own customer data’

Travel agents are well-positioned for the ‘digital future’ but must keep control of their customer data and not share the information with tour operators, according to the head of Germany’s leading travel agency organisation, the Quality Travel Alliance (QTA). more


Investment plans as guests return

Egypt has unveiled new plans to invest in tourism as the destination achieves a good recovery in international visitors this year. more


Air Berlin

More long-haul flights

Air Berlin will expand long-haul flights to leisure destinations this winter to defend its tourism route leadership and has successfully secured its code-share flights with Etihad Airways. more


Thomas Cook

New unit to manage group hotels

Thomas Cook has turned its ‘Hotels & Resorts’ operation into an official business unit to bundle management of all the group’s concept hotels under CEO Karl Schattmaier. more



Good growth for cultural holidays

German study tours specialist Studiosus has generated strong growth this year despite difficult market conditions. more



Fast growth and capacity expansion

Germany’s fourth-largest tour operator FTI has grown by a high double-digit rate this year and is expanding capacity in many destinations next summer. more


German market trends

Double-digit sales growth in September

Germans flocked into travel agencies last month to book late summer holidays and winter trips, generating a 13% sales rise, according to market surveys. more


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