Travel Opinions

‘The travel industry must protect itself against €20m fines’ by Graham Thompson, DataDivider Inc.

All travel businesses need to get serious about true compliance to the ten year old global PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) because of the introduction of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will become pan European law in March this year and will become enforced in early 2017.

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‘Brexit effects on travel’ By David Cheetham, XTB.com

Since Britain joined the European Union (EU) in 1973, the number of trips by Britons to the Continent has grown four fold. Over the past 43 years, higher incomes, falling travel costs and closer integration between the two parties on matters as wide ranging as banking to health care, have enabled this steady rise in not only holidaymakers but second-homeowners choosing mainland Europe as their destination of choice.

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Beat the competition? Travel agents have got it all wrong when it comes to holiday rentals…by Nico Nicholas, RentalsCombined.net

In the travel industry we often hear how competition from challenger brands is shaking up the market and that travel agents need to compete against each other to ‘stay ahead of the game’. If you don’t outshine your competition, you’ll be left behind. Right?

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Ashley Dellow, head of retail sales at Leger Holidays, reveals what he believes to be the secrets to success for agents to maximise their escorted tour sales.

ashley dellowWith economic uncertainty still dominating the headlines, it can be easy to think it is all doom and gloom out there. However, there are markets that are fighting back and the escorted coach tour industry is certainly one of them.

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How can Cruise Liners attract a younger crowd? By Jon Mowat, Hurricane Media

‘The median age of cruise passengers is 49’ – Cruise Lines International Association.

Ask a typical twenty-something what springs to mind when you say ‘cruise’, and chances are they’ll disparagingly mention old people, sun loungers and black tie dinners.

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