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Mottershead returns to lead Thomas Cook in UK

Mottershead returns to lead Thomas Cook in UK

Thomas Cook has announced that Chris Mottershead will take back the leadership of the business in the United Kingdom “for the time being”. Mottershead brings detailed, experienced knowledge of the UK tour operator and is well placed to execute Thomas Cook’s strategy.

Reed appoints new World Travel Market portfolio director

Reed appoints new World Travel Market portfolio director

Claude Blanc, who has over 25 years of experience within the travel trade and hospitality industry, takes on the overall responsibility for all events in the portfolio including World Travel Market London, Travel Forward, Arabian Travel Market, World Travel Market Latin America and World Travel Market Africa.

Tatum to lead Hawai‘i Tourism Authority

Tatum to lead Hawai‘i Tourism Authority

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s board of directors has announced the appointment of long-time tourism executive, Chris Tatum, as its new president and chief executive.

German National Tourist Board launches new Alexa skill

German National Tourist Board launches new Alexa skill

The German National Tourist Board has begun promoting the country through the digital voice assistant Alexa in the UK and US. The GNTB travel application - available regionally at the market-specific Amazon stores - is installed on Alexa as Germany Travel Tips.

Bosch signs Amadeus for end-to-end travel solution

Bosch signs Amadeus for end-to-end travel solution

Amadeus’ latest partnership will see engineering company Bosch implement its flagship online booking tool, cytric Travel. The deal will also see the added integration of Chrome River’s expense management tool, which will help the company process its global travel spend.

Thomas Cook sees share price fall sharply as heatwave takes toll

Thomas Cook sees share price fall sharply as heatwave takes toll

Thomas Cook has seen its share price fall by a quarter this morning after warning annual profits would be lower than expected. Shares in the company were changing hands for 36 pence after the UK tour operator said profits would be £30 million lower than expected.

Tourism minister unveils new Great West Way

Tourism minister unveils new Great West Way

Tourism minister Michael Ellis has trodden the path of the Great West Way, a new touring route from London to Bristol, which aims to attract 1.5 million new visitors to the region over ten years.