ABTA launches Travel Matters 2016 conference

ABTA’s annual Westminster conference – Travel Matters – will take place on 22 June 2016. With the theme ‘Confidence in a changing world’, the...

Hilton launches new direct-booking campaign

Hilton Worldwide launched a new “Stop Clicking Around” ad campaign Tuesday, underscoring that the best price is available only on its own website or...

Millennials Change the Travel Market, As Other Generations Follow Their Lead

As the upper end of the Millennial generation turns 35, its much-studied members are looking more and more like their parents—but that’s often because...

ITB Berlin to focus on refugees

Biggest travel expo to address refugees, climate change, tourism for peace, women in tourism and sustainable destinations This year's ITB CSR Day at the ITB...

Global trends show medical tourism will cross USD 54.00 Billion by 2022

  Market Research Engine has published a new report titled as “Medical Tourism Market by Treatment Type and by Geography – Global Industry Analysis by...

TUI support refugees

Nearly 40 companies, including several travel and tourism firms, have launched a joint initiative to offer jobs, training courses and support for refugees in...

10 Reasons Why a Hotel Is Better Than Airbnb

10 Reasons Why a Hotel Is Better Than Airbnb The debate over which is better–hotels or short-term rentals (online or otherwise)–continues to be a hot...

GOL branded fares merchandising launched in Travelport Smartpoint and Travelport Universal API

ATLANTA-February 11, 2016: Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced that GOL, which markets itself as “the largest low-cost and best-fare” Latin...

Strong passenger traffic growth in 2015, but freight still in the doldrums

European airport trade association, ACI Europe released its traffic report for 2015. This is the only air transport report which includes all types of...

Peter Long: “Tui would not exist without EU”

A cross-border merger to form Tui would not have been possible without a single European market, and a British exit or Brexit from the...

A strategic collaboration between LoveGreece.com and 100mentors on the program #GReducation

LoveGreece.com (www.LoveGreece.com) and 100mentors (www.100mentors.com) have started a strategic collaboration with the aim to connect school and university students from all over Greece, with...

Three Greek islands between the best European islands for family holidays

Three Greek islands, Rhodes, Corfu and Lefkada between the best European islands for family holidays. Hvar, Croatia Hvar is probably Croatia’s most fashionable island destination: everyone from...

Harald Wiedenhofer, at the annual meeting of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels in Athens

Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you very much for inviting me to the annual meeting of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels. I did not hesitate to accept...

International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.4% in 2015 to reach a total of 1,184 million in 2015, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism...

Stelios threatens legal action over easyJet dividend

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has threatened legal action in his dispute with the budget airline over its dividend policy. Sir Stelios, who holds a...

Νew “arrivals” at German tour operators

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

Fritz Joussen becomes sole CEO of Tui Group

Fritz Joussen has become the sole chief executive of Tui AG after Peter Long was elected as a new supervisory board member. The decision was...

Demand for Air Travel in 2015 Surges to Strongest Result in Five Years

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2015 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% for the...

Tui switches capacity as Turkey slumps 40%

Tui Group today confirmed a “significant shift” in demand away from Turkey, with summer bookings down by 40%. The Thomson and First Choice parent company...

Greece seen as safe and good value holiday option, finds research

Greece is perceived to be a safe, value for money destination for holidaymakers this year, latest research shows. Up to 45% of respondents admitted that...