Fosun Swoops on Thomas Cook Brand Names - Travel Services · 1 Nov

Given Fosun's desire to help keep Thomas Cook afloat, the news shouldn't come as a surprise, especially since the Chinese company's Foliday ecosystem

Thomas Cook's Nordic Business Gets New Owners - Travel Services · 30 Oct

Even though Thomas Cook Group is no longer around, parts of the company live on. The Nordic business was pretty profitable, crucially has strong loca

Thomas Cook UK Shops Sold to Retail Rival Owned by Husband-and-Wife Team - Travel Services · 9 Oct

Given the state of the traditional retail industry, on the surface this appears to be a risky deal but Hays Travel is a profitable, growing business

Travel Agencies Still Make 7 Times More in Commissions Than Fees - Travel Services · 7 Oct

Travel advisors need to further diversify their revenue beyond commissions. That's for sure.

Thomas Cook Plans $940 Million Rescue With Fosun as Breakup Looms - Travel Services · 12 Jul

The news isn't great for shareholders but it does offer some encouragement to employees and anyone who has booked a flight or holiday this summer.

How Sunweb Is Taking On Europe's Biggest Tour Operators - Travel Services · 11 Jul

Package holidays are still popular across much of Europe, and companies like Sunweb think there are plenty of opportunities for growth. Buying up riv

Inside IHG's Plan to Rejuvenate Regent - Travel Services · 10 Jul

For years Intercontinental Hotels Group lacked the brands to truly compete at the luxury end of the hotels market but by buying Regent and Six Senses

Travel Advisors Book Sri Lanka Again Thanks to Downgraded Warnings - Travel Services · 9 Jul

Tourism to Sri Lanka was riding high until the Easter massacre all but shut it down. Now that foreign governments are scaling back their travel warni

Cox & Kings to Sell Businesses to Raise Much-Needed Cash - Travel Services · 28 Jun

With the hostel market still so fragmented, the Meininger business would make an attractive option for one of its rivals or perhaps a private equity

Travel Manager TripActions Raises Another $250 Million - Travel Services · 27 Jun

TripActions now claims to be worth $4 billion after raising nearly half a billion dollars. Raising so much money in such a short time raises question

Fosun Moving Forward on Thomas Cook Offer After Exec Drops Hint - Travel Services · 8 Jun

You heard in Singapore first. The CEO of the Fosun Tourism Group did not deny the company was moving ahead with a larger play for Thomas Cook at Skif

Serko Staffs Up for Pivotal Year of International Growth - Travel Services · 31 May

Serko is taking its Zeno corporate travel tool global. Scaling the company is coming at a cost, but corporate leadership is hopeful that the spending

Imperiled Thomas Cook in Talks to Sell Nordics Division - Travel Services · 23 May

Given that Thomas Cook released a statement about the potential sale, this looks pretty serious. But it begs the question: Just what will Thomas Cook

Preventing Fraud Is Still a Problem for Travel Managers - Travel Services · 17 May

Beyond employees getting wasted or buying forbidden flight upgrades with their corporate cards, the fear of large-scale data breaches has travel mana

Thomas Cook Tries to Stem the Bleeding After $1.9 Billion Loss - Travel Services · 16 May

Announcing such a big loss is not a good look for any company, but Thomas Cook management will be hoping they've got all of the bad news out at once

What Embattled Thomas Cook Must Do to Stay Alive - Travel Services · 12 May

The debt-laden European tour operator's ongoing struggles are reaching a breaking point. It's still possible to get its house in order, though, and i

Hawaii Weighs Measures to Curb Airbnb - Travel Services · 6 May

While Hawaii is not the only destination reeling from the impact of short-term rentals from Airbnb and other providers, its already sky-high housing

Why TUI Favors an Asset-Heavy Approach - Travel Services · 3 Apr

TUI's ownership of all parts of the vacation journey make it a formidable force in the industry. But the strategy doesn't come without its own risks.

Eventbrite's International Growth Hits Major Snag - Travel Services · 14 Mar

Going global in the events sector is tough. Eventbrite has the added pressure of being a public company, and investors have soured on the company's p

Would Tax Law Proposals Kill Travel Agencies in Some States? - Travel Services · 12 Mar

As states look for new sources of tax revenue in the service-driven economy, businesses like travel agencies are viewed as likely targets. Ignorance

Certify and Chrome River to Challenge Expense Leader SAP Concur - Travel Services · 5 Mar

The combined Certify and Chrome River still pales in scope when compared to global behemoth SAP Concur. The approach of offering a variety of differe

New Hilton Brand Invests in Flexible Spaces - Travel Services · 28 Feb

It makes sense for Hilton to fix its marquee brand by appealing to event planners with upscale lodging and interesting spaces. It will take some time

What Went Wrong at Thomas Cook in 2018? - Travel Services · 20 Dec

Thomas Cook might have been a victim circumstance but it probably hasn't helped itself. It is caught between the asset-heavy approach of TUI and smal

Travel Advisors Warn U.S. Clients to Get Ready for Real ID Deadline - Travel Services · 11 Dec

It may seem early to be worrying about the October 2020 deadline for so-called Real IDs for U.S. domestic travel, including U.S. territories, but pla

Club Med Owner Fosun Expects Tourism IPO to Hit Lower End of Pricing - Travel Services · 6 Dec

With stocks falling across the world, it might not be the best time to launch an IPO.

Cost Cutting Could Lead to Big Changes for Meetings in 2019 - Travel Services · 5 Nov

Planners have to get creative as both expectations and costs are set to increase in 2019. Technology can only do so much and event design will shift