Nils Proschek, country manager for GTA’s retail business TravelCube, adds responsibility for relationships with all wholesale clients. Germany is a highly successful and strong growing market for GTA with room nights sold through the travel trade enjoy a second year of double digit growth. Forward bookings for 2015 show that the USA, Germany and Italy remain the most popular destinations so far.Nils Proschek takes lead for GTA’s retail and wholesale business throughout Germany (148.63 KB)
Sydney is benefiting from a surge in fully independent travellers from Asia according to global travel distributor GTA. A 100% increase in the number of room nights booked for Indian travellers has been attributed to the 2015 Cricket World Cup, as well as the city’s renowned Chinese New Year celebrations. In 2014 the number of room nights booked in Sydney through GTA rose 37% on the previous year.
A new promotion at www.booktravelbound.net/zurich encourages North America’s travel agents to book Zurich between March and October. As the number of room nights booked in Zurich by Americans rose 15% last year, Travel Bound and Zurich Tourism are showcasing 3- to 5-star hotels with money-off deals and rates from as low as US$48 per person per night.
A new promotion with Alberta invites American agents to book hotels by March 31st for the summer peak period with money-off deals and low rates. Canada remains one of America’s most popular destinations, with Alberta enjoying more than a 30% increase in the number of room nights booked through Travel Bound in 2014. The promotion at www.booktravelbound.net/Alberta showcases hotels and experiences amid the Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise, Jasper and Banff National Parks, as well as Edmonton and Calgary.Enjoy great deals and ‘Summer in Alberta’ when you book early with Travel Bound (161.34 KB)
Chinese tourists are expected to make 2.8 billion trips during the annual Spring Festival which follows the New Year celebrations from 19 February. As they increasingly opt for international destinations, 60% of Chinese tourists intend to go abroad. Europe remains a popular choice as Kuoni Group Travel Experts with France their top destination, followed by Italy and Switzerland, while GTA puts Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore in the top three destinations for fully independent travellers (FIT).Chinese head abroad for annual Spring Festival (125.3 KB)
GTA visits Ho Chi Minh City for combined Sourcing, Sales and Operations conference for 225 leaders from Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (APMEA). In the last couple of years GTA has seen growth in Vietnam accelerate by 50% a year and expects to double that business by 2017. The conference takes place as GTA’s parent, the Kuoni Group, focuses activities on a new strategic direction will lead to further investment in GTA to benefit the travel businesses it serves.GTA hosts APMEA sales, sourcing and operations conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (0)