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Industry insiders: Egypt’s tourism not out of the woods yet

CAIRO, Egypt - Local tourism industry insiders are not impressed with the recent pick-up in touristic activity recently trumpeted by Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou.

Scholarships available for 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit

SEATTLE, Washington – Providing financial support to early-stage adventure tourism enterprises is the purpose behind the Tour Operator Scholarships launched today by the Adventure Travel Trade Assoc

Tour Operators event on the Big Island of Hawaii

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - When NTA tour operators attend Contact on Hawai`i, the Big Island, August 15-17, they will look past the warm waters to get the cold facts.

ITB a market dynamo for the global travel industry

At ITB Berlin 2013, not only TOs unveil their strategies. But they also come to find growth and niche markets, seek information on exploring new markets and ideas for innovative sales stratagems.

NTA to award highest honors to 2 tour operators

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - NTA tour operator members, Ed Dresel and Dan Dipert, are set to receive two of NTA’s highest honors during the Awards Dinner on January 22 in Orlando, Florida.

Nigeria Tourism joins United States Tour Operators Association

WASHINGTON, DC – The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, the official tourism organization for Nigeria, has joined the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) as an Associate Member.

First ever meeting with Thai Prime Minister and UK Tour Operators

A momentous occasion – the first ever address by the Prime Minister of Thailand to UK travel and tourism industry, Yingluck Shinawatra meets with 10 leading tour operators at Grosvenor House, London

New Zealand tourism must embrace cruise industry

A cruise industry leader says tourist operators worried that short-stay visitors from ships are hurting business will have to adapt.

Exclusive NTA tour operator event bound for Hawaii next year

SAN DIEGO, California - The Big Island of Hawai’i is the site of next year’s Contact, NTA’s tour operator-exclusive event, slated for August 15-17, 2013.

Tour operators convene in San Diego for NTA Conference

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - NTA members are arriving this week in San Diego, California, USA, to attend “Contact,” the association’s tour operator-exclusive conference.

Newly-formed alliance attracts Indian tour operators

DELHI, India – IT&CM India organizer, TTG Events, and OTOAI have entered into a strategic partnership that is slated to further increase participation at the event by attracting Outbound Tour Operat

China tour operators discover Seychelles

China’s top five tour operators are in Seychelles to discover and experience the country’s destination and its products.

INDABA says farewell to happy Seychelles delegation

The Seychelles delegation has said that they leave South Africa happy and satisfied with INDABA 2012.

Vietnamese tour companies want low interest loans, tax breaks

To survive the current tough times due to slowing tourism demands, local travel agencies are seeking tax extensions and loans with reduced interest rates.

Tapping into the US Hispanic travel market

PUERTO VALLARTA-RIVIERA NAYARIT, Mexico - In a historic partnership between two visionary travel industry organizations, the NTA-ASTA Hispanic Business Development Task Force met for the first time in

Opening the potential market to China

Two major Seychelles hotel groups have echoed their desire to work with the Chinese tour operators to receive their clients, and they have between them committed 100 hotel rooms for the next group.

Seychelles hosts Creole lunch to London tour operators and press

The main tour operators and press of London have been thanked for their underlying support towards the Seychelles tourism industry and urged to continue to give their support to this tourism island de

Tour operators learn the basics of Ela tourism

The General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities represented in its program management and tourism products, the implementation of tariff for a recent trip to the province, Ula, and Madain Saleh Airp

Tour operators meet new Tourism Fiji’s chief

Tourist operators got a chance to meet with Tourism Fiji's new acting chief executive officer Michael Meade last Friday in Nadi.

Australia: Sentiment about domestic tourism is at lowest point in 3...

Australian tourism operators are the gloomiest they have been about the industry in three years - especially those in rural areas.

Belgium travel agents become acquainted with Seychelles

A group of 43-leading travel agents from the Belgium-based tour operator of UNICLAM was recently in Seychelles on a five- day educational visit to learn firsthand of the destination.

Kenya’s tourism: US operators deem Kenya one of the safest destinations

NAIROBI, Kenya - A group of top travel agents from the United States declared that Kenya was still one of the safest holiday destinations, said a statement from Kenya's ministry of tourism on Tuesday.

Fraudsters target Hajj pilgrims

Up to percent of UK Muslims planning to take part in the annual Hajj pilgrimage this week will have fallen foul of unscrupulous operators selling package tours to Mecca, it has been claimed.

Don’t cheat the tax man, Tanzania Minister advises tour operators

(eTN) - Tanzania’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Ezekiel Maige, attended a meeting last weekend of the Kilimanjaro Tour Operators Association in Moshi to interact with the private sect

Singapore tour operators get acquainted with Seychelles

A group of tour operators from Singapore has successfully completed their familiarization trip in Seychelles and has described the islands as an incredible destination to visit for her culture, nature

Registrations for Global European Marketplace up 15 percent

GEM11 is the annual members-only event organized by the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) at which tour operator buyers sit down for a series of pre-scheduled meetings with a wide range of su

European Tour Operators Association holds travel meeting in Venice

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) held a meeting on August 23 with the assessors in charge of tourism and transport in Venice.

Taiwanese tour operators agree to raise travel quality standards

The government and tour operators in the private sector have decided to join hands to maintain travel quality for tourists from mainland China and bolster the image of Taiwan's tourism industry.

TUI chief: Reasonable chance small travel companies will not survive

The chief executive of Tui Travel, owner of Thomson holidays, has warned that more small travel firms are likely to collapse into administration, as the tour operator unveiled a jump in third-quarter