Brandjacking: EU shall show the red card to google
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
HOTREC, the European umbrella association representing hotels, restaurants, and cafes, is extremely concerned by the developments Google recently announced regarding its policy for brand names.

GOOGLE ANNOUNCED THAT ANY INTERMEDIARY MAY FREELY USE THE BRAND NAMES OF THE TRADED PRODUCTS IN THEIR GOOGLE ADS, DICTATING, USING ITS DOMINANT MARKET POSITION, THE RULES OF TRADEMARK POLICY. EUROPEAN ENTERPRISES MAY THUS COMPLETELY LOSE CONTROL OVER THEIR BRAND NAMES, WHICH IS ONE OF THEIR MOST ... Read more
Thomas Cook België: organisatorische wijzigingen
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Thomas Cook Belgi versterkt met onmiddellijke ingang zijn directie met MARC DE WAELE, momenteel manager transport, en FRéDéRIC VAN WAEIJENBERGE, huidig manager ancillaries. Dat maakt Thomas Cook Belgi zelf bekend in een persbericht. "Op basis van hun jarenlange ervaring en realisaties binnen Thomas Cook Belgi vervoegen ze de directie, respectievelijk als director transport & margin en als director upsell color:#333333;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB" lang="EN-GB">Read on ... Read more
Five trends that will shape experiential travel in 2019
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
ACCORDING TO EXPEDIA, THE DEMAND FOR EXPERIENTIAL TRAVEL SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN.

Adventurers will continue to hunt for truly local and authentic experiences, whether that's the best food truck in Portland, the hidden beaches of Madagascar, or textile weaving classes in Peru - especially as these types of experiences grow more accessible thanks to our smartphones and the ever-increasing number of digital and mobile platforms that make traveling easier.

This article looks at a ... Read more
ANVR CONGRES - DRIE SPREKER-QUOTES
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Het jaarlijks congres van de Nederlandse beroepsvereniging ANVR vond vorige week plaats in Midden Portugal. Het thema "People, Purpose, Passion" werd vanuit verschillende standpunten belicht door een rij van topsprekers. Wij kozen uit de presentatie van elke spreker één quote, gevolgd door een Travel360 Take. Dit zijn de eerste drie.

ZITA SCHELLEKENS, OVER PURPOSE EN BIER DRINKEN

_"De "Purpose" van een bedrijf is bijna een vorm van religie. Het is een combinatie van een kompas voor de ... Read more
MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES TO TRAVEL IN 2019
Monday, November 19, 2018
_In many countries around the world, the unstable political situation, the threat of terrorist attacks, or the high crime rate represent an incalculable risk for traveler safety. Other important issues include medical care and road conditions. Considering these factors, an interactive risk map for 2019 shows which are the most dangerous countries for travelers. _

In 2019, travelers can feel absolutely safe in only a few countries in the world, and all of them are located in Europe. This ... Read more
American Express lance une carte virtuelle pour les entreprises
Monday, November 19, 2018
Fournir une carte corporate à un freelance ou un salarié en période d'essai n'est pas toujours une tche simple. American Express a développé une solution digitale qui permet de gérer rapidement et efficacement les dépenses des salariés temporaires ou recrues récentes

American Express Go propose aux entreprises une carte virtuelle qui peut être utilisée en ligne ou par téléphone. Les salariés ont accès à ce mode de paiement digital via l'appli Amex Go. Il est également possible d'imprimer ... Read more
TUI was awarded eight prizes at the Travel Magazine Travel Awards, the Oscars of the Belgian tourism sector
Monday, November 19, 2018
FRIDAY NIGHT, THE BELGIAN TOURISM SECTOR HAS AWARDED ITS ANNUAL OSCARS, THE TRAVEL MAGAZINE TRAVEL AWARDS FOR THE 21ST YEAR. TOUR OPERATOR TUI HAS BEEN AWARDED THE BEST TOUR OPERATOR AWARD FOR BOTH AIR AND SNOW VACATIONS. TUI FLY IS NOT LEFT OUT SINCE THE AIRLINE HAS RECEIVED THE "AVIATION EXCELLENCE" AWARD. THE LARGEST TOURISM GROUP IN THE COUNTRY AND ITS 2100 EMPLOYEES ARE VERY HAPPY WITH THIS RECOGNITION OF PROFESSIONALS. THESE AWARDS ARE ALSO A CONFIRMATION OF TUI'S UNWAVERING COMMITMENT ... Read more
GDSs' Action on NDC Has Lulled TMCs to Sleep
Monday, November 19, 2018
Earlier this year, talk of the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability standard and its deployment in the U.S. was getting a lot of attention but more questions than answers. While GDSs had announced steps toward adoption of the schema, showing they were "ready to be ready," a lack of clarity on what to expect created a silence of sorts. That silence motivated progressive TMCs to take charge of the NDC "threat" by informing themselves of distribution ... Read more
Vlaanderen krijgt "Brexit Helpdesk" voor mogelijke harde brexit
Friday, November 16, 2018
Vlaamse bedrijven zijn niet voorbereid op een mogelijke "harde brexit", de uitstap van Groot-Brittanni uit de Europese Unie zonder grondige afspraken. Dat zegt Vlaams minister-president Geert Bourgeois (N-VA). "Die bedrijven worden dan plots geconfronteerd met douaneformaliteiten en controles, vooral op voedsel en vlees", zegt Bourgeois. Daarom keurde de Vlaamse regering een Brexit Actieplan goed, met onder andere een Brexit Helpdesk die bedrijven advies kan geven. "We gaan bedrijven ... Read more
EU promises visa-free holidays for Britons in Europe
Friday, November 16, 2018
Britons will not need visas for short trips to the EU, even if the country crashes out of the Union with no deal, the European Commission has said, as long as the UK allows visa-free travel for EU nationals.

Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans said the EU is proposing that Britons would be exempt from requiring visas for trips of up to 90 days within any 180-day period, but it would require a reciprocal deal for EU nationals.

Nationals from 56 countries outside the EU are already ... Read more