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November 26, 2019, by Mark Thomas

As winter draws nearer, tourism folk seem more concerned with the ongoing fallout from the collapse of tour operating giant Thomas Cook and the perceived potential impact that will have […]

Comment: Airlines and the question ‘who owns the cash?’

November 1, 2019, by Mark Thomas

Following on from the sad demise of travel giant Thomas Cook, the usual comments abound regarding the clarity – or lack of – within the in ...

Thomas Cook: Bad decisions and personal interest consign them to the graveyard of travel

September 25, 2019, by Mark Thomas

Arguably the most iconic of travel brands, Thomas Cook, has collapsed after 178 years of business, leaving a train of debris and much recrimination be ...

Commentary: Bulgaria’s summer 2019 tourist season

August 21, 2019, by Mark Thomas

Summer is finally here in Bulgaria, but what appears not to be here are masses of tourists. Of course, the success or otherwise of a tourist season ca ...

  • Air travel and tourism: Options become more exotic
    February 27, 2018, by Mark Thomas

    The laws of economics and of supply-and-demand theory seem to be severely questioned when low-cost airlines enter a market. It seems that in most cases, they create a demand by […]

  • Contemplating the ski season in Bulgaria
    November 18, 2017, by Mark Thomas

    On October 14, as the sun shone down on Sofia and the population lapped up the late summer sun, the ski season opened in Kitzbühel. This was the first resort […]

  • Bulgaria’s 2018 EU Presidency: Bedtime stories
    November 13, 2017, by Mark Thomas

    The acceleration of the date when Bulgaria will take over the seat of the EU Presidency from the first half of 2018 will no doubt have sent the local state […]

  • Travel: Second time around
    June 3, 2013, by Mark Thomas

    The tales of low cost carriers and how the low cost model is becoming de facto the norm across Europe and other parts of the globe and talk often expands […]