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August 2004
Travel Weekly: The Choice of Travel Professionals;8/6/2004, Issue 1730, p8
Trade Publication
This article presents a clarification given on the behalf of the magazine "Travel Weekly: The Choice of Travel Professionals (Reed)," for giving importance to the current trends in the travel industry. One of the readers was annoyed as the magazine gives too much coverage to no-frills carriers who prefer to deal directly with the public. Ryanair Holdings PLC and EasyJet Airline Co. Ltd., are expanding in Spain just as tour operators including First Choice and Cosmos are cutting capacity to traditional favourites such as the Costa Brava. Spanish hotel chain Hoterur is embracing dynamic packaging to fight the growth of do-it-yourself holidays. The group's logic is that more people flying into Spain has to be seen as an opportunity rather than a threat. The key is to develop a business model which gets a piece of the action, so the hotel chain is looking to offer greater flexibility to customers who have tired of fixed durations and charter flying.


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