Kuoni News

New chief communications officer for VFS Global

New chief communications officer for VFS Global

In line with the company’s on-going growth and its further expansion plans, VFS Global has appointed Peter Brun, a senior communications and media professional, as chief communications officer. He will take up the role on July 1st, 2016. In this role Brun will be responsible for corporate communications, marketing and branding, and corporate social responsibility of VFS Global.

Kuoni signs partnership with Wellbeing Escapes

Kuoni signs partnership with Wellbeing Escapes

Holidays to improve health, from better sleeping to weight loss, are now available to book through Kuoni travel shops throughout the UK in a new partnership with specialist company Wellbeing Escapes. A team of Kuoni personal travel experts have been trained to advise customers about holidays which focus on different aspects of health and wellbeing, such as yoga retreats, fitness boosters, stress management and detoxing.

Breaking Travel News interview: Zubin Karkaria, chief executive, Kuoni Group & VFS Global

Breaking Travel News interview: Zubin Karkaria, chief executive, Kuoni Group & VFS Global

3rd May 2016 Focus

Best known as a European tour operator, Kuoni Group is in the midst of a strategic shift, exiting this sector and increasing its focus on three core activities – global travel distribution, group travel and destination services and visa services. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole talks with Zubin Karkaria, chief executive of the group, to discuss the motivations, time frame and ambitions behind the shift.

Kuoni sale welcomed by UK managing director

Kuoni sale welcomed by UK managing director

Following an announcement this morning from Kuoni Group that it has secured an agreement to sell its European tour operating businesses to DER Touristic, the travel division of REWE Group, UK managing director Derek Jones has welcomed the news and believes the Kuoni brand will continue to thrive in the UK market under new ownership.

Kuoni unveils new accommodation options for Euro 2016

Kuoni unveils new accommodation options for Euro 2016

As UEFA adds new team Base Camps for the Euro 2016 final tournament, the official UEFA Euro 2016 Accommodation Agency, operated by the Kuoni Group, has found nearby accommodation to suit the needs of participating teams. The accommodation – along with details of training grounds – will be added to the dedicated website, launched by UEFA and the Kuoni Group back in September 2014.

Kuoni Destination Management takes top World Travel Awards crown  

Kuoni Destination Management takes top World Travel Awards crown  

Kuoni Destination Management has been voted the World’s Leading Destination Management Company by the World Travel Awards. The organisation recognises outstanding performances, service excellence and the highest level of customer satisfaction in the hospitality industry. The award aims to encourage world-class competition, stimulate innovation and creativity, as well as ensure that travellers receive exceptional value.

Kuoni begins UEFA Euro 2016 preparations

Kuoni begins UEFA Euro 2016 preparations

As the first qualifying matches for the UEFA Euro 2016 final tournament kicked off at the weekend, a new website is helping successful teams find the best training grounds and nearby accommodation. Launched by UEFA and Kuoni, the official UEFA Euro 2016 accommodation agency, the new website, capitalises on France’s position as the world’s number one tourist destination and its network of hotels catering for all budgets and tastes.