Informe semanal de noticias del mercado francés de la Oficina de Turismo de Tenerife en París

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Strong growth for the TGV

High speed grew by +14% in the French market from January to April 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, representing 4.5 million additional trips. High-speed activity on the French market has accelerated its growth since the beginning of the year, with an overall increase in the number of trips and revenue of +14% between January and April 2019 compared to the same period in 2018. Quotidien du Tourisme

Amazon in Tourism and Aeronautics, what if it were true?

If Google continues to make progress in travel with air and hotel reservations, Amazon is testing travel around the world and gaining market share on Google and Facebook. Amazon istesting ways to get back into the travel industry with the growing efforts of domestic flights in India. It does so throughpartnership rather than creating a flight offer from scratch. For the moment, «Amazon Flight» only covers transport in Indiavia the online travel agency Cleartrip. Some analysts believe that the acquisition of a large travel agency, such as Expedia or TripAdvisor, could be a solution for Amazon. La Quotidienne

Resignation of Theresa May: what concrete consequences for tourism?

The departure of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is not necessarily good news, both for the achievement of an agreement on Brexit and for the economy and tourism in particular. The uncertainty generated by this divorce prevented the British from booking their holiday trips, undermining the accounts of tourism companies. A survey conducted by indicates that one in three British people will not travel abroad this year. Both France and Spain risk being penalised in the medium term. The English market is one of the most important for these two countries. La Quotidienne

Aviation news

Towards a significant development of Transavia?

The 2014 agreement, which limited Transavia’s development to 40 aircraft, is about to be exceeded. Will the Air France-KLM group, which has just announced a sail reduction plan on its French domestic network, be able to go back on the offensive against low-cost competition? We will know when the negotiations are over. The board of Air France’s SNPL Alpa, which represents the majority of the company’s pilots, voted 97% in favour of opening negotiations with Air France management to increase the number of aircraft in Transavia France’s fleet, which is currently limited to 40 aircraft. Quotidien du Tourisme

Travelers: Tour operators and travel agents

Cediv is getting structured and wants to improve its performance with Selectour

At a press briefing held as part of the Cediv Tower Convention in Port Aventura, Adriana Minchella, President of the group, expressed her willingness to move forward. First, with the implementation of better sales management thanks to the Selectour + solution, and then the recruitment of an Administrative and Financial Director (CFO) who will help agencies to better manage their cash flow and optimize the tools at their disposal. Quotidien du Tourisme

TUI France: the outsourcing project in Morocco will involve voluntary departures

As it had announced, the Economic and Social Council (ESC) of TUI France is opposed to the project to outsource part of certain services to Morocco. «We are convinced that this project in Morocco is only a social plan disguised as a GPEC,» explain the employee representatives in a document distributed to the tour operator’s employees. «This project would reduce the company’s overhead costs as planned in the strategic orientations,» says the management we interviewed. It is voluntary, there will be no job cuts related to this outsourcing project. » L’Echo Touristique

What future for Thomas Cook France and his TO Jet tours?

Thomas Cook’s French subsidiary would be for sale, in its entirety or by apartment, with its TO Jet tours house at the top of the gondola. The latest «profit warning», on May 16, caused the share price to fall by a further 40%, as the tourism group announced in particular that the economic and political uncertainties associated with Brexit would affect the results for the summer season. There are not many contenders in France, but Thomas Cook’s other assets are already being coveted. Triton Partners, a private equity firm (owner of Sunweb, a tour operator present in France), has just submitted a proposal to acquire the Nordic activities. L’Echo Touristique

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