Third-party hotel operators set to grow across Europe

The number of hotel owners using third-party operators to run their properties looks set to increase across Europe, reflecting the desire for flexibility as well as a number of other benefits, according to our latest report, The Rise of Third-Party Hotel Operators in Europe. The trend for third-party operators (TPOs) has emerged from the USA, […]

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Inbound tourism in Turkey dropped by 30%

Inbound tourism in Turkey in the past year fell by 30% to 25.3 million, according to the tourism ministry. The country welcomed 31 million foreigners in 2015. The main reasons for the decrease are the persisting security problems in the country. Turkish authorities hope that in 2017 the inbound tourism will recover. While the decline […]

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German tour operators sign up international partners

Tour operators in Germany have agreed various sales and marketing partnerships with destinations and airlines. FTI has teamed up with Dutch low-cost airline Transavia in a sales and marketing deal for its new low-cost flights from Munich which start at the end of March. FTI will sell seats on Transavia flights to city and beach […]

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The annual conference “Delphi Economic Forum“, took place at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Greece on the 25th till the 28th of February 2016. Its mission is to engage the finest group of people from the intellectual elite of Greece from the world of governance, business and academia, as well as top thought leaders from abroad, in […]

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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 well-known sales & marketing director of Alltours, is leaving the company due to differences of opinion with owner Willi Verhuven. His contract was officially terminated with effect from January 31, […]

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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. Luxury holidays tour operator Windrose Finest Travel increased its revenues by 15% to €30 million last year while customer numbers rose to 7,200 from 5,400 in 2014. Managing director […]

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