Turkey

Cruise firms sail away

Cruise operators are starting to avoid Turkey while tour operators are trying to boost bookings for the destination in the aftermath of the Istanbul terror attack. more

M&A deals

EQT to create new European tourism group with Kuoni takeover

Swedish private equity firm EQT aims to create a new European tourism group with the agreed takeover of Kuoni and possible purchase of TUI's Hotelbeds unit. more

 

Opinion

2016 outlook

Time for more flexible packages

The New Year could hardly have got off to a worse start for the German tourism industry. Flexible responses and better information are now urgently required to reassure worried customers, says fvw's Paul Needham. more

 

Background

fvw round table

Travel industry needs closer cooperation

The German travel industry needs to cooperate more closely in response to terrorist attacks and worried customers, senior managers urged at a special fvw round-table discussion. more

 

News

Appointments

Arrivals and departures in January

Alltours, Thomas Cook, TUI, DER Touristik, Sun Express and several other companies have made senior managerial changes in January and early February. more

 

News in brief

New destinations and changed offers

FTI, Alltours and Eurowings are in the news this week with changes to their offers. more

 

Zika virus

Free cancellations as virus spreads

German tour operators are offering free re-bookings or cancellations to pregnant women due to travel to Latin American countries impacted by the Zika virus. more

 

News in brief

Growth and new owners for specialists

Specialist tour operators and portals are in the news this week with strong growth and changes of ownership while TUI is dropping two small hotel brands. more

 

Turkey

Istanbul flight bookings slump

Flight bookings to Istanbul have collapsed since the suicide bombing that killed ten German tourists in the Turkish metropolis earlier this month. more

 
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