Thomas Cook

More digital content and new designs

Thomas Cook plans to add more digital content, redesign its online portals and try out new technologies to boost online sales in Germany, Marco Ryan, head of Omnichannel Marketing, told fvw in an interview. more

V.Ö. Travel

Expansion plans despite missed targets

V.Ö. Travel will miss its first-year targets but is already planning to expand substantially in 2015 with a larger programme, founder Vural Öger told fvw in an interview. more

 

European tourism

Good growth prospects

European tourism has good growth prospects in the next few years with Germany and the UK likely to remain the two top source markets amid uncertain prospects for the Russian outbound market, according to a new study by the European Travel Commission (ETC). more

 

Google

Search giant targets tour operator offers

Google is seeking to co-operate with tour operators in Germany to expand its Hotelfinder service with more offers in tourism destinations. more

 

Air Berlin

Better results and strategic priorities

Air Berlin has unveiled better financial results for the second quarter of 2014 along with the core elements of its strategic restructuring programme that is due to be presented next month. more

 

TUI

Redesign and restructuring

TUI is re-branding its German travel agencies and is gearing up for post-merger restructuring after improving profits in the third quarter of 2013/14. more

 

German market trends

Sales recover in July

Holiday sales in Germany recovered in July from a slump lasting several months and increased slightly as consumers celebrated the country’s World Cup victory with late bookings. more

 

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