NEW PACKAGE TRAVEL DIRECTIVE WORRIES EUROPEAN TOUR OPERATORS

Chris Grad -
On the 25th of November in 2015 the new Package Travel Directive was adopted. It entered into force on 31 December 2015 and the EU Member States have to transpose it by 1 January 2018. The directive w...

TOUR OPERATORS STOPPED SELLING TURKISH VACATIONS TO RUSSIAN TOURISTS

Theodore Slate -
As far as Russian tourists are concerned, Turkey is one of the most popular vacation destinations. Official figures indicate that as many as 3.3 million Russians holidayed in the country in 2014. Howe...

CHINESE OUTBOUND TOURISM GROWS 13.5% THANKS TO PERSONALIZED PACKAGES

Sara Thopson -
This summer, China's outbound tourism has grown 13.5%, encouraged by the demand for personalized travel packages, according to data submitted by the Chinese Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI)...

SUBSIDIZED TOURS IN THAILAND TO BE BANNED

Chris Grad -
In a bid to improve the quality of tourists’ experience as well as the country’s image and revenues, Thai government plans to ban any prepaid zero-dollar travel packages, or cheap subsidized tours....

FRENCH TRAVEL MARKET REPORT SHOWS GROWING POPULARITY OF DOMESTIC TOURS

Dan Rang -
The annual travel market report of French tour operators has been published by the Union of Tour Operators (SETO). The findings show that throughout 2015 the amount of sold tour packages decreased by ...
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