Industry insights: ABTA’s Travel Trends 2019

Gary Noakes rounds up ABTA’s trends and destinations to look out for in 2019.  Holidays continue to be a spending priority and some exciting destinations will grab attention over the next 12 months, ABTA reveals…

Interview: James Thornton, CEO, Intrepid Group

Sam Ballard talks sustainable travel and shared value at the small group operator.  Once a niche interest, responsible travel now attracts more travellers than ever. In fact, in its Travel Trends report, ABTA has said…

Coming together: the rise of all-inclusive

With a plethora of new properties on the horizon, the all-inclusive proposition has never been hotter, says Karl Cushing. Since its early beginnings in the Caribbean the all-inclusive (AI) model has swept all before it,…

City guide: Matera, Italy

One of Italy’s most extraordinary cities tempts Christine Smallwood to return, as she looks forward to its year as European Capital of Culture. However much you read about Matera in southern Italy, seeing the sassi…

How cruise continues to innovate

Cruise holidays have changed beyond recognition and agents who have not caught up are missing out on the biggest revolution to hit the travel industry in years, reports Jane Archer. Speeding on go-karts, zapping foes…

Spotlight on: Jet2.com and Jet2holidays

Sam Ballard hears how the business has rapidly expanded, now occupying a prominent position in the UK travel market. It is one of the industry’s biggest success stories: from a temporary cabin at Leeds Bradford Airport…

The Philippines: Beyond Boracay

Certain parts of the Philippines are firmly established on the tourist trail, but Heidi Fuller-love goes off the beaten track to visit the volcanoes and beaches – and sample the cuisine – of the lesser-known…