Leading B2B vacation rental platform IAVRA has just announced latest reported inquiries for the coming World Cup 2014 and seasonal rental trends. According to the company chalets and city apartments top the list for Brazil, while a surge in Christmas inquiries show prominence with IAVRA agents.
InteleTravel, a leading booking tool for travel agents, has just announced having selected Travel Insured International as their Preferred Travel Protection Partner for this year. According to the news release, InteleTravel will now automatically provide the offer of travel insurance during their reservation process.
Horrible news for high street and travel, Thomas Cook will cut some 2,500 UK jobs and close nearly 200 agencies according to news from Reuters, the world’s oldest travel firm. The Euro and other economic crises in key markets for Cook are to blame for what might end a fatal blow to the 172 year old company.
TUI Travel PLC’s CEO talks about what’s to come in 2013, as well as profitably for 2012. There’s a lot to be said for TUI, sunshine, and smiles – out of the gloomy forecast, some TUI brightness appears to shine.
For US travelers considering venturing to new and exciting destinations previously undiscovered, Turkey should be at the top of any list. Mysterious and majestic, inviting and fascinating, the land that was part of Sargon of Akkad’s vast empire, is today a place of still existent legend, and maybe even more immeasurable beauty. In this article […]
The United Travel Association has just named Travel Services (MyTSOnline) the top travel agency for the US. The member’s only service offers deep discounted prices for travel, hotels, condos, rental cars, and even cruises.
A Middle Eastern travel specialization group, The Travel Attaché, has announced having launched their services from their Dubai headquarters. According to their press, this office is the first in a series that will come to the region soon.
Good news for Romania tourism, leading tour operators TUI and ITS have decided not to withdraw from the market there for the coming year. According to the news, the Romanian Ministry of Tourism and Regional Development’s (MDRT’s) recent talks with the German companies ended in success apparently.
Global hospitality firm Carlson has announced Trudy Rautio (at left) as the new president and CEO after Hubert Joly steps down. The move makes Rautio on the 5th head of the company in its 74 year history. The family owned business includes the brands Radisson Hotels, T.G.I Friday’s, and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
Amadeus has lauched its new Amadeus Hotel Optimization Package, a product offering services and technologies that promise to bring numerous benefits large travel agencies across the world
President Obama’s projection about travel agents, and the potential for them becoming obscolete brought on a firestorm of criticism from who else? The ASTA of course. The American Society of Travel Agents took great offense and injury at comments that. Comments that. Were effectively accurate, that’s what.
Holidays are all about fun – and for the majority of us, indeed that’s just what they are, lots of fun.
But a number of events over the last year have reminded travelers that things do not always go according to plan. Floods, volcanic ash clouds and more in the past year have made a real mess of travel itineraries.
Russian billionaire steel tycoon Alexei Mordashov has increased his stake in German tourism group TUI. Mordashov raised his stake to above 20 percent from just above 15%. The transaction was made via his S-Group holding company. In TUI’s latest corporate documents, it is clear the company intends massive expansion into the Russian Federation.
Portugal’s travel sector is in grave trouble, perhaps far more serious than previous reports have suggested. The industry that represents 11 percent of the country’s GDP has lost fully one third of its travel agents to insolvency. The economic times and pressure from online travel agents have made the situation there untenable. But a double sided government effort has not helped either.
With dozens of online booking solutions available who can you truly trust to offer you the best value? Expedia? Kayak? Today’s report on Bulgarian ski getaways reveals a little bit about how you should book your next trip. Seeing the forest for the trees is not as easy as you think.