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Tour operators raising the bar on expedition and luxe cruising  Travel Weekly

With demand for luxury expedition and small-ship cruising on the rise, tour operators are expanding their marine offerings to up the ante on experience and ...


European Tour Operators Checking Out Buffalo  Sheridan Media

Thirty-six tour operators from Italy were in Buffalo Tuesday to see what the town has to offer their customers who may decide to tour the area in the future.


After recently building stake, Turkish tour operator now reported to acquire Thomas Cook  Daily Sabah

Anex Tour Group, a major Turkish tour operator that built a stake in British tourism giant Thomas Cook last week, making a name for itself in the world...


Palace Resorts strengthens partnerships with tour operators  Travel Weekly

Palace Resorts has reaffirmed its strategic partnerships with tour operators, including Gogo Worldwide Vacations, Delta Vacations, Classic Vacations, Pleasant ...


Tour Operators Welcome 3 Million Tourists to Cuba  Prensa Latina

Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Tour operators working with this destination expressed their satisfaction on Friday for the arrival of three million tourists to Cuba ...


Smooth sailing for tour operators & tourism boards onboard Lady Sandals for VIP event  Travelweek

TORONTO — There was plenty of good cheer and a lot of laughs onboard the Lady Sandals last night, as Maureen Barnes-Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing, ...


Tourists stranded as tour operators protest driver's death at a police station  The Standard

Tour operators protest the death of a colleague at a police station (PHOTO: Ndegwa) Transport along the busy Nyeri-Nyahururu road was for the better part of ...


Uganda Tourism Police arrests rogue tour operator for fleecing German tourists of $21,000 | Buzz travel  Buzz.travel | eTurboNews | Travel News

Uganda's Tourism Police has today arrested a rogue tour operator, accused of fleecing tourists of US$21500. Richard Tusasibwe, director of Gatatu Safaris.


Italian Tour Operator Amandatour Strands Customers, But Travel Advisors Save the Day  Travel Market Report

Becky Lukovic's long weekend began last Friday with an urgent message from Travel Experts cautioning against using Amandatour, a 30-year-old luxury tour ...


US delays implementation of group fee for national parks  Travel Weekly

Tour operators say they hope to use the time to persuade the National Park *Service* to reconsider the so-called commercial use authorization fees.


Anchorage tour operators cater directly to increased Chinese tourists  KTUU.com

When you compare 2011 to 2016, the number of visitors to Alaska from China jumped by more than 2000 according to the Alaska Tourism Industry Association.


The Hottest Perk in Tourism: Making the Crowds Disappear  The Wall Street Journal

In Venice, Santorini, London and other tourist-heavy destinations, tour operators and hotels launch new efforts to help guests avoid the throngs.


Uganda arrests rogue tour operator for fleecing American tourists  East African Business Week

Uganda's Tourism Police has arrested a local tour operator accused of fleecing tourists of $21500.


Travel Operators are Building Once-in-a-Lifetime Trips Tied to Otherworldly Events  Barron's

Luxury adventures are being curated for total solar eclipses, the Northern Lights, and wildlife migrations.


USTOA Tour Operators Curate a Collection of Night-Sky Itineraries  TravelPulse

Upcoming trips include sleeping under the stars, viewing the Northern Lights, and visiting a dark sky reserve.


Suppliers, beware: A threat lurks in tours and activities distribution  PhocusWire

There is a growing threat to the future of tours and activities: the loss of independence in reservation systems, thanks to acquisitions by TripAdvisor and Booking ...


Revealed: The best (and worst) tour operators for school holiday price hikes  The Telegraph

Parents may need to fork out more than double the cost of a term-time trip when taking their children abroad in the summer holidays, research by Telegraph ...


Indian Association of Tour Operators raising tourism awareness | Buzz travel  Buzz.travel | eTurboNews | Travel News

The eastern Indian state, West Bengal, plans to launch a campaign to increase awareness of the many attractions and facilities for tourists coming to.


Tour operator arrested for cheating tourists  Independent

Kigezi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Executive Director of Gatatu Safaris Limited, Richard Tusasibwe has been arrested for allegedly obtaining ...


Fyre Festival disaster: How to avoid fraud when booking your vacation  CNBC

When it comes to travel fiascos, few rival the 2017 Fyre Festival. Thousands of people bought tickets—some purchasing package deals for up to $12,000 — for a ...


What's the difference between travel insurance and trip 'protection'?  USA TODAY

Travelers considering travel insurance may be tempted to buy a less expensive waiver or trip protection plan. But there are important differences.


Selma shows tour operators the city - The Selma Times‑Journal  Selma Times-Journal

The Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce partnered to host 50 tour operators attending the Alabama and ...


Tour operators accused of concealing bookings' information  Majorca Daily Bulletin

The Majorca Hoteliers Federation suggests that occupancy is on average down by up to four per cent.


Getting The Word Out About The $8.8 Trillion Global Tourism Industry  Forbes

Travel and tourism accounts for one in 10 jobs worldwide and last year generated $8.8 trillion in GDP. Newly appointed World Travel & Tourism Council director ...


Expanding the CIE Experience  TravelPulse

The operator adds Iceland and Italy to its portfolio in 2019, with plans to debut river cruises in 2020.


Beware of unlicensed tour operators, Kadayawan visitors told  Minda News

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 July) – Tourists who are planning to visit Davao City during the month-long Kadayawan Festival should be wary of unlicensed tour ...


TUI eyes tours and activities opportunities, makes progress on digital platforms  PhocusWire

TUI is not ruling out further acquisitions in the tours and activities space as it looks to grow its holiday experiences division further.


Greenland Is Not For Sale, But You Can Visit, And Bear Witness  Forbes

Loose talk about buying Greenland is absurd. But perhaps the current buzz will encourage travelers to visit this magnificent Danish territory between the North ...


TripAdvisor Exec Accuses GetYourGuide of Fear-Mongering  Skift

A TripAdvisor's exec said it is advantageous for tour operators that TripAdvisor brought Bokun in-house last year because its investments in the company ensure ...


Polar Luxury: Expedition Cruising Moves Upmarket  Forbes

Polar cruising in the Arctic and Antarctic is one of the fastest growing segments of the expedition cruising sector. Luxury cruise lines, like Silversea and Ponant, ...


Mainland Chinese tour groups shun ‘violent’ Hong Kong, survey says  South China Morning Post

Tour operators report drastic fall in bookings, with 90 per cent losing more than half their income in latest hit to city's tourism sector.


Thomas Cook'’s New Turkish Investor Wants Role in Turnaround Plan  Bloomberg

Thomas Cook Group Plc investor Neset Kockar is demanding a role in rescuing the troubled U.K. travel giant after the Turkish tourism entrepreneur's purchase of ...


Kuoni tour operator liability case referred to European Court of Justice  Lexology

In January 2019 we reported on the Court of Appeal decision in X -v- Kuoni Travel, in which a majority decided that the tour operator was not liable…


Thomas Cook rated worst tour operator | News  The Times

Two of Britain's biggest tour operators have been named the worst in the country as the summer getaway begins for millions of families.Thomas Cook and TUI ...


Residents, tour operators urged to heed dangerous sea advisories  The Guam Daily Post

Over the last few weeks, Guam's weather has been less than ideal, particularly for water activities.


Tour operators rush to bring Amarnath pilgrims back  Times of India

Tour operators in Gujarat are in a fix over getting pilgrims from Gujarat home safely, after the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration on Friday issu.


New attractions coming to Progeso, Yucatán  The Yucatan Times

From August Thursday 15 until Sunday 18, different musical acts will take place on the renovated international boardwalk of Progreso: Rich Ayala and his piano; ...


Don't play with pilgrims, NAHCON warns tour operators  Daily Trust

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has advised private tour operators to provide excellent services to pilgrims who use...


Tour Operators Association, Tourism Trinidad to boost domestic tourism  Loop News Trinidad and Tobago

The Trinidad and Tobago Incoming Tour Operators Association in conjunction with Tourism Trinidad is currently hosting a series of tours aimed at promoting ...


Travel Impressions Launches Perks Program  Travel Market Report

Travel Impressions launched a new program on Monday offering exclusive added-value amenities and benefits for travel advisors to give to their clients.


Tour operators explain death of dozens of Russian tourists in Turkey  https://en.crimerussia.com/

The Russian Consul General Oleg Rogoza statement about the dozens of Russian tourists who died in Antalya in 2019 “should not be surprising,” Alexander ...


E. Visayas tour operators earn spots in international travel fest  SunStar Philippines

AT LEAST three tour companies based in Eastern Visayas have earned spots in this year's 6th edition of the International Travel Festival (ITF) in Cebu City.


A Great Way To Explore Greece: New Collette Tour  TravelPulse

Collette has a great way to see the best sights of Greece. The global tour operator has launched its Greece Island Hopper Featuring Athens, Mykonos and ...


Expedia CEO Admits Tours Business Is Underfunded  Skift

Expedia and Ctrip are the two large online travel companies that have so far not acquired a technology partner to foster the growth of their tours and activities' ...


Astrotourism Shines Bright: USTOA Tour Operators Curate a Collection of Night-Sky Itineraries  PR Web

Upcoming trips include: sleeping under the stars, viewing the Northern Lights, and visiting a dark sky reserve. NEW YORK (PRWEB) July 29, 2019. Over the last ...


VIDEO: Horse tour meets protestors at Coquina Beach  OBXToday.com

A group of local horse owners gathered with protest signs at Coquina Beach on Friday evening, upset over what they say is mistreatment by a Virginia Beach ...


VIDEO: Mauna Kea Management Approves Stargazing Areas  Big Island Video News

HILO, Hawaiʻi - OMKM and MKSS is designating commercial stargazing areas, and have gotten the go ahead from the Mauna Kea Management Board.


Taxi and Tour Operators Training  ZIZOnline

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority is extending a special invitation to all taxi and tour bus operators to register for the 2019 summer training. This year's training will ...


Filipino-made mobile app promotes sustainable tourism  manilastandard.net

A group of millennials who met as students at the Asian Institute of Management has developed an online platform that promotes sustainable tourism.


Italy Luxury Tours Becomes ASTA Member as an International Italy Tour Operator  PR Web

About Italy Luxury Tours: Italy Luxury Tours is an inbound luxury operator and a leading source of private tours throughout Italy. They take great pride in helping ...


With help and a willingness to change, travel agents can survive - WIT  Web In Travel

In UK, nearly 700 agents closed shop in 2017 alone, according to a report which cited overwhelming competition faced by brick-and-mortar travel agents from ...


Vacation Express Strengthens Relationship with Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts  StreetInsider.com

ATLANTA, Aug. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vacation Express is strengthening their relationship with Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts as one of ...


Tour Operators Want Museveni to Publicly Terminate Plans for Power Dam at Murchison Falls  softpower.ug

Ugandan tour operators in the private sector have asked President Yoweri Museveni to publicly pronounce an immediate termination to the proposed hydro ...


The Shark Was Thiiiis Big (Plus or Minus a Meter)  Hakai Magazine

The cliché of the big fish story is, apparently, based on truth—humans love to exaggerate, especially when it comes to the size of the fish they saw. Fishers will ...


Are you getting the best deal when you book through an online travel agency?  The Durango Herald

When you're shopping on an online travel site, does everything look the same? It does to Ron Woods, a retired insurance salesman from Walnut Creek,...


Fraudulent tour operator charged and remanded  pmldaily.com

KABALE – The Chief Executive Director of Gatatu Safaris Limited Richard Tusasibwe has been charged and remanded for allegedly obtaining money by false ...


MSME players join tour operators at travel expo  The New Indian Express

Published: 03rd August 2019 06:33 AM | Last Updated: 03rd August 2019 06:33 AM | A+A A-. By Express News *Service*. BENGALURU: The three-day India ...


Hajjonomics: The business of getting India's pilgrims to Mecca  Aljazeera.com

Private tour operators are trying to make the most of their share of India's Hajj market.


Ahmedabad: Tour operators take Kashmir off menu  DNA India

Ahmedabad: Tour operators take Kashmir off menu - Not just the long Independence Day weekend, they are discouraging the Valley as a destination even ...


TUI Profit Takes a Hit From Max Grounding  Skift

The Max grounding overshadowed a decent set of results. TUI will be hoping the safety issues are ironed out well in advance of next summer, the period when ...


Travellers buying 'surprise holiday' packages beware, says ATOL  The Telegraph

You pick the dates, the departure airport and, if you prefer, some parameters as to where in the world you'd like to travel.


Collette Launches Two New Tours  TravelPulse

The shift in travel from Iceland to the Azores and Greenland leads the tour operator to launch new tours.


Turkey's Temsa delivers 30 vehicles to Serbian tour operator Lasta  SeeNews

BELGRADE (Serbia), August 9 (SeeNews) – Turkish coach, bus and light truck manufacturer Temsa has delivered 30 vehicles to Serbian tour operator Lasta, ...


Thomas Cook shares plunge after firm seeks £150m from investors  The Guardian

Shares in Thomas Cook have slumped after the travel operator said it was seeking to raise another £150m from investors – after already asking for £750m – to ...


Travel operators offer to make Eid merrier  Dhaka Tribune

Availing the situation, travel operators are making various offers to attract the Eid holidaymakers and make a good business on the occasion.


Emerging tour operator on huddles of starting an enterprise with minimal capital  The New Times

While in his second year at the University, 28-year-old Augustin Bukuru was wary of completing University and ending up unemployed. It is then that he decided ...


The terrifying, liberating experience of traveling without your smartphone  Quartzy

We navigate with Google Maps, we use TripAdvisor to find restaurants, and we share our vacation snaps on Instagram. Imagine if all of these things were taken ...


Fishers fear impact of SA Government snapper ban on charter tour operators and regional towns  ABC News

A fishing tour operator says he will be forced to close his business if a ban on catching snapper is introduced in South Australian waters.


Kenya: Crack Down on Tourism Cheats  AllAfrica.com

Editorial - There is a group of unscrupulous businesspeople, who are giving our country a bad name overseas and threatening a vital industry that earns some ...


Newspaper: Armenia economic competition protection commission starts inspections at tour operators  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

YEREVAN. – Zhoghovurd (People) daily has learned that after the disgraceful case of leaving Armenian citizens stranded at Hurghada airport in Egypt, tourism ...


Saint Lucia's Bay Gardens Plans New US Push  Caribbean Journal

Saint Lucia's Bay Gardens Resort has appointed Saint Lucian-American travel professional Kelly Fontenelle-Clarke to lead its U.S. push.


New Baltics Tour From Collette  TravelPulse

Collette's New "Baltics Revealed" tour shows off a variety of wonderful northern European cultures.


Luxury travelers hungry for adventures in far-flung locations  Travel Weekly

As far-flung travel grows more and more mainstream, so, too, does the quest by luxury travelers for adventures in places where few others have been.


Travel industry news - Wildlife show spends £25,000 to comply with PTRs  TTG

Birdfair, known as the Glastonbury of bird-watching, said it has spent the money to ensure all operators at the show in Rutland taking place over this weekend ...


Exodus Travels Introduces New Chernobyl Experience  TravelPulse

Fans of HBO's documentary “Chernobyl” can get an up-close look at the site and the events that took place during the 1986 incident. Exodus Travels has ...


Maharatra tour operators to promote Kargil as a complete destination  Greater Kashmir

After concluding their Kargil Festival Tour, the Maharashtra Tour Operators have expressed desire to promote the district as a complete destination and not as a ...


OTAs, margins and supply - lessons for tours and activities from battles elsewhere  PhocusWire

Are the investments by Booking Holdings and TripAdvisor about supporting their consumer offerings rather than offering compelling solutions for operators to run ...


Tour operator in Kigezi accused of conning tourists -  Kampala Dispatch

Kigezi, Uganda | URN | Richard Tusasibwe, the Chief Executive Director of Gatatu Safaris Limited a tour company in Kigezi is on the spot for allegedly conning ...


CABDA Opens Retailer Registration, Includes Outdoor Industry  Bicycle Retailer

BRAIN does not edit, endorse, or fact check these press releases. They are posted as a *service* to our readers and supporters. Contact us to submit a press ...


Collette's New Spain and Northern Portugal Tour  TravelPulse

Sample amazing wines and soak in fantastic scenery with the new Collette Northern Portugal and Spain tour.


Foreigners may get stranded by Shan violence  Myanmar Times

Travel companies have been advised to cancel tours of Pyin Oo Lwin, Nawngcho and Thibaw for foreigners after an attack and fighting in northern Shan State ...


Perillo Tours Debuts Spain Itinerary in 2020  TravelPulse

WHY IT RATES: Perillo's two new tours include a grand Spanish adventure and an exploration of ancient Rome. – Mackenzie Cullen, Editorial Associate ...


Which? ranks Trailfinders as best UK tour operator as big players falter  Breaking Travel News

Some of Britain's biggest travel companies have finished at the bottom of Which?'s annual package holiday provider rankings – performing poorly on criteria ...


What Travel Agents Need to Know About Melbourne  TravelPulse

Visit Victoria is excited by the news that United Airlines will be launching new *service* between Melbourne and San Francisco starting in late October 2019.


Mike Schields, Legacy Travel Group  Leisure Group Travel

Take 5 Interviews. Mike Schields, Legacy Travel Group. Mike Schields is no stranger to the tour business, having held executive posts at Globus, Brightspark ...


Dominican Republic hotel where American woman was beaten temporarily closing  NBC News

Dominican Republic hotel, where Delaware woman was brutally beaten, set for 3-month-long closing.


Trafalgar Says Now is the Best Time to Book Europe and Britain  TravelPulse

Trafalgar is highlighting the benefits of booking Europe and Britain tours, noting that the pound and the euro are offering exceptional value to U.S. travelers at the ...


President Museveni orders arrest of phony tour operators  pmldaily.com

KABALE – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has ordered for the arrest of tour operators in Kigezi Region who habitually con unsuspecting tourists and rob ...


Tour Operators Accuse Government of Deception on Murchison Falls  chimpreports.com

The Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) has called on the Government of Uganda to stop hornswoggling them on matters concerning constructing a ...


Hotelbeds is Head Hunting Travel Agents  TravelPulse

The company is looking to sign another 14000 travel retailers.


French Tourists Arrested After Entering Chernobyl Exclusion Zone  LADbible

Four French tourists have reportedly been arrested after illegally wandering around the Chernobyl radioactive exclusion zone. They were part of a group of 17 ...


Got ideas? City wants your feedback on the fate of Six Flags in New Orleans East  NOLA.com

Come September, residents can sound off about the latest plan to transform the old Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans East, officials said this week.


World's most luxurious cruise ship, Scenic Eclipse, makes long-awaited debut  The Telegraph

Scenic Eclipse, the world's first "discovery yacht", is finally welcoming her first passengers in Reykjavik today.


Here's why you should try digital detox while traveling  Yahoo India News

Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 17 (ANI): A recent study reveals that tourists also undertake an emotional journey when they disconnect from technology and social ...


Dubai welcomes 8.36m global overnight visitors in first half  Gulf Today

Dubai welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months (January-June) of 2019, posting a positive three per cent in tourism volume ...


SriLankan Airlines is providing free visa on arrival to citizens of 48 countries, see full list  Gulf News

The countries included span across Australasia, Europe and North America.


Special Report: The future of Thomas Cook is attracting new interest  Travel Weekly UK

Ian Taylor takes a closer look at the Turkish boss of Anex Tour who took an 8% stake in the travel group last week.


What do Russians replace Georgia with?  vestnik kavkaza

The main tourist event of this season for the Russians was a ban on flights to Georgia - they have been suspended since July 8 by decree of Vladimir Putin.


Omni 767's aborted take-off closes Shannon runway  Flightglobal

Ireland's Shannon airport has suspended operations after an incident involving a Boeing 767-300 on its main runway. The airport is the subject of a NOTAM ...


Only 2% of Alaska cruise passengers will visit Wrangell in 2019. And the town is fine with that.  KSTK

Posted by June Leffler | Aug 8, 2019. Summer is winding down but cruise ship season is still on for port communities throughout Alaska. All-in-all these ships will ...


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