South Africa

German operators to expand package offers

German tour operators plan to expand offers for South Africa in the 2015/16 season in response to rising demand although prices will also go up. more

Online bookings

Newcomers target destination activities

Start-ups in Germany are successfully targeting the lucrative market for destination activities such as excursions and tours by offering cheaper advance bookings. more

 

News in Brief

New charter airline

New charter carrier Small Planet, Robinson and Nicko Cruises are in the news this week. more

 

Thomas Cook

Comeback for Geske

Long-serving manager Günter Geske is making an unexpected comeback at Thomas Cook Germany following the surprise departure of managing director Michael Tenzer and ahead of the arrival of Stefanie Berk in August. more

 

Destination trends

Emirates, Egypt and Cuba grow fast on German market

The UAE, Egypt, Cuba and Ireland are the fastest-growing destinations for German holidaymakers this year, according to leading German holiday reservations provider Traveltainment. 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

 

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

 

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