Alistair Rowland elected as chairman of ABTA

Chief retail officer of Mid-Counties Co-operative to replace Noel Josephides, writes Sam Ballard. Alistair Rowland, the chief retail officer of Mid-Counties Co-operative, has been elected as the new chairman of ABTA following the association’s AGM.…

Peter Andre to attend Jet2holidays Conference

Tour operator reveals details of annual independent agent event Jet2holidays has revealed that its 2019 VIP Conference will take place at the AR Diamante Beach & Spa in Calpe, Costa Blanca, with Peter Andre on…

Advantage

Advantage reveals plans at Conference

Consortia reveals key plans at 2019 event in Spain. By Sam Ballard. Advantage Travel Partnership has announced a number of new initiatives at its 2019 Conference. Regional communities, apprenticeship programmes and re-packaged cruise and air…

Brexit

Brexit extension provides summer certainty, says ABTA

Travel organisation updates advice following Brexit extension The new Brexit extension provides consumers with certainty over their travel arrangements for summer 2019, ABTA has asserted. The industry organisation said that the announcement that Brexit would…

Spotlight on: If Only

Sam Ballard chats to Andy Freeth and Gordon McCreadie from the trade-only luxury operator that has doubled its number of guests in one year How do you define luxury? It is actually an incredibly personal…

ABTA launches plastics guidance

Association launches resource for travel companies ABTA has launched new guidance around the use of plastics, helping companies tackle their use of plastics and "develop, plan and monitor their approach to plastic and waste". The…

Ibis reveals new look and Spotify deal

Hotel brand is to get new design and announces partnership with Sony and Spotify at Paris event Ibis, AccorHotel's economy hotel brand, is to receive a full makeover and will host music concerts in partnership…