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EXCLUSIVE: These are the numbers of tour operators for the Summer! | What Ebel, Heapy, Der Touristik, MTS, easyJet told M&T | What are the increases for 2025?

The prospects for the 2024 summer season are excellent, as almost all tour operators -with few exceptions- and especially the big ones, see a significant increase in bookings, with the Mediterranean and Greece attracting the interest of European tourists. In the context of this year’s ITB, ΜΟΝΕΥ & TOURISM spoke with leading tour operators, namely […]

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ABTA announces new scheme to simplify industry payments

A replacement for ABTA’s Single Payment Scheme (SPS), developed by technology company Travel Ledger, is to launch late summer 2021 to ABTA Members. The scheme is ABTA’s direct debit system for allowing fast online payments between travel agents and tour operators. Transactions are consolidated by the payment scheme, so that each week only a single […]

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TUI UK announces plans to re-start holidays this summer

TUI UK reveals details of its plans to re-start summer holidays with a limited programme when the Government travel advice changes. The leading travel company is ready to take Brits on holiday again to eight destinations in Greece, the Balearics and the Canaries from three UK airports from 11th July in the first phase of its’ […]

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TUI is repositioning its business in France: TUI France faces comprehensive restructuring – focus on core brands and third-party distribution

 A comprehensive restructuring plan for the French regional entity TUI France was presented today. In future, TUI France will focus on the high-margin business with a few core brands. Offers that are high-volume but do not generate sufficient margins are removed from the portfolio. As a result, TUI France’s business volume will decline. In addition, […]

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ABTA calls on Government for a roadmap to restart international travel

ABTA has asked the Government to bring forward a coordinated plan for restarting international travel, enabling businesses and consumers to plan ahead. In a letter to the Home Secretary, Tanzer has reiterated the serious impact quarantining restrictions will have on customer demand for holidays and business trips, and highlighted the serious knock-on impacts the measures will […]

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Latest data from TUI shows new attitude and reveals Britain’s “Lockdown List”

As Britain gradually starts to plan for life after lockdown and countries start to make plans to welcome back tourists, TUI has found that people are dreaming of their next holiday. The number one travel company’s latest findings reveal just where the nation will be heading when travel restrictions are eventually lifted, and search and […]

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WTAAA: Coordinated and evidence – based measures are necessary against Covid-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health issue requiring proportionate and fact-based measures that are made on the latest public health recommendations from experts around the world. Travel restrictions, while understandably necessary at this moment in time, must be carefully evaluated so as to ensure they do not go beyond what’s required to control the […]

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Russian tour operators interested in Cyprus hotels

Russian tour operators seem to be highly interested in collaborating with Cyprus hotels, which are now available, following Thomas Cook bankruptcy. According to Russian Express, as ATORUS, the Association of Russian tour operators claims, no crisis followed the Thomas Cook bankruptcy and the island survived the turbulence. Also, more hotels in the area were made […]

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TUI Group to sell German specialist tour operators “Berge & Meer” and “Boomerang Reisen”

The TUI Group is further restructuring its traditional tour operator business and sharpening its profile. The tourism group has concluded an agreement to divest its two German specialist tour operators Berge & Meer and Boomerang Reisen to equity investor GENUI. Hamburg-based private investment firm GENUI will acquire the two companies for around 100 million euros. […]

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