A package holiday or package tour consists of transport and accommodation advertised and sold together by a vendor known as a tour operator. Transport or transportation is the movement of people and goods from one place to another Lodging or a holiday accommodation is a type of residential Accommodation. A tour operator typically combines tour and travel components to create a Holiday. Other services may be provided like a rental car, activities or outings during the holiday. A car rental, rent-a-car or car hire agency is a company that rents Automobiles for short periods of time (ranging from a few hours to a few weeks Transport can be via charter airline to a foreign country. A charter airline, also sometimes referred to as an Air taxi, operates Aircraft on a charter basis that is flights that take place outside normal schedules by a Package holidays are a form of product bundling. Product bundling is a Marketing strategy that involves offering several products for sale as one combined product
Package holidays are organised by a tour operator and sold to a consumer by a travel agent. A tour operator typically combines tour and travel components to create a Holiday. Some travel agents are employees of tour operators, others are independent.
The first organised tours dated back to Thomas Cook who, on 5 July 1841, chartered a train to take a group of temperance campaigners from Leicester to a rally in Loughborough, twenty miles away. Thomas Cook ( 22 November 1808 &ndash 18 July 1892) of Melbourne Derbyshire, founded the travel agency that is now Thomas Cook Events 1295 - Scotland and France form an alliance the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England. For the game see 1841 (board game. Year 1841 ( MDCCCXLI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link "Railroad" and "Railway" both redirect here For other uses see Railroad (disambiguation. See also Prohibition, Teetotalism The Temperance Movement attempted to reduce the amount of Alcohol consumed within a community or society in Leicester (ˈlɛstə is the largest city and Unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and is the traditional Loughborough (pronounced locally as either /lɘfbɘɹɘ/ "LUFF-burra" /lɘf Thomas Cook — the company — grew to become one of the largest and most well known travel agents before being nationalised in 1948. Thomas Cook ( 22 November 1808 &ndash 18 July 1892) of Melbourne Derbyshire, founded the travel agency that is now Thomas Cook Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. With the gradual decline of visits to British seaside resorts after the Second World War, Thomas Cook began promoting foreign holidays (particularly Italy, Spain and Switzerland) in the early 1950s. A seaside resort is a Resort located on the Coast. Where a Beach is the primary focus for Tourists it may be called a beach resort Thomas Cook ( 22 November 1808 &ndash 18 July 1892) of Melbourne Derbyshire, founded the travel agency that is now Thomas Cook Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive Information films were shown at town halls throughout Britain. However, they made a costly decision by not going into the new form of cheap holidays which combined the transport and accommodation arrangements into a single 'package'. The company went further into decline and were only rescued by a consortium buy-out on 26 May 1972
Vladimir Raitz, the co-founder of the Horizon Holiday Group, pioneered the first mass package holidays abroad with charter flights between Gatwick airport and Corsica in 1950, and organised the first package holiday to Palma in 1952, Lourdes in 1953, and the Costa Brava and Sardinia in 1954. Events 451 - The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Vladimir Gavrilovich Raitz (born May 23 1922) is the co-founder of the Horizon Holiday Group, who pioneered the first mass package holidays abroad Gatwick Airport is London 's second largest Airport and the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom after Heathrow. Corsica (Corse Corsican and Italian: Corsica) is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily Palma is the major City and port on the island of Majorca and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain Lourdes ( Occitan: Lorda) is a town and commune situated in the southwest of the Hautes-Pyrénées department, lying in the first Pyrenean The Costa Brava is a coastal region of northeastern Catalonia, Spain, in the comarques of Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà and Sardinia (sɑrˈdɪnɪə Sardegna Sardigna or Sardinnya is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily) In addition, the amendments made in Montreal to the Convention on International Civil Aviation on June 14, 1954 was very liberal to Spain, allowing impetus for mass tourism using charter planes. The Convention on International Civil Aviation, also known as the Chicago Convention, established the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO a specialized Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar)
By the late 1950s and 1960s, these cheap package holidays — which combined flight, transfers and accommodation — provided the first chance for most people in the United Kingdom to have affordable travel abroad. The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located One of the first charter airlines was Euravia, which commenced flights from Manchester Airport in 1961 and Luton Airport in 1962. Britannia Airways was the largest Charter airline in the United Kingdom, rebranded as Thomsonfly in 2005 Manchester Airport is a major Airport in the vicinity of Manchester, England, and the largest airport in the United Kingdom outside the London Luton Airport (previously called Luton International Airport) is an International airport located on the edge of the Town of Luton Despite opening up mass tourism to Crete and the Algarve in 1970, the package tour industry declined during the 1970s. Crete ( Greek: Κρήτη transliteration: Krētē, modern transliteration Kriti) is the largest of the Greek islands and the The Algarve ( pron aɫ'gaɾv(ɨ is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. On 15 August 1974, the industry was shaken when the second-largest tour operator, Court Line which operated under the brand names of Horizon and Clarksons, collapsed. Events 778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Nearly 50,000 tourists were stranded overseas and a further 100,000 faced the loss of booking deposits.
Recently a growing number of consumers are avoiding package holidays and instead are travelling with budget airlines and booking their own accommodation. In the UK, the downturn in the package holiday market led to the consolidation of the tour operator market, which is now dominated by a few large tour operators. The major operators are Thomson Holidays, part of TUI AG, Thomas Cook AG, MyTravel, and First Choice. Thomson Holidays is a UK based travel operator and part of TUI Travel PLC. TUI AG (Touristik Union International ( is a German based company This article contains historical information about Thomas Cook AG until its merger with My Travel - for the new company see - Thomas Cook Group Thomas Cook AG This article contains historical information about My Travel until its merger with Thomas Cook AG - for the new company see - Thomas Cook Group MyTravel Group PLC First Choice is a Brand name used by TUI Travel PLC to sell Package holidays in the United Kingdom. Under these umbrella brands there exists a whole range of different holiday operators catering to different markets, such as Club 18-30 or Simply Travel. Club 18-30 is a holiday company owned by Thomas Cook that offers cut-price holidays for young men and women who are out for what they claim to be "a good time"
Dynamic packaging is a method that is becoming increasingly used in package holiday booking procedures that enables consumers to build their own package of flights, accommodation and hire car instead of a pre-defined package. Dynamic Packaging is a method that is becoming increasingly used in Package holiday bookings that enables consumers to build their own package of flights Accommodation 
Free Independent Traveler/Tourist (or FIT) refers to both a way of traveling and, from an industry viewpoint, a sector within the tourism market. Free Independent Traveler/Tourist (FIT With world travel market having undergone significant changes over the last few years a new type of tourist has emerged known as the Free Independent FITs practise a form of dynamic packaging but the emphasis is from the end-user point of view and includes the wider economic effects that FITs "spread" in their destination country as opposed to more traditional, consolidated forms of travel. Dynamic Packaging is a method that is becoming increasingly used in Package holiday bookings that enables consumers to build their own package of flights Accommodation