Ship review: Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge

Sue Bryant explores Celebrity’s much-hyped new ship. You’d spot the new Celebrity Edge from miles away, thanks to the Magic Carpet. The 2,198-passenger ship, which made its debut in Miami in November, is adorned with…

UK holidays: Bath

Fred Mawer pays a visit to the stunning Somerset city, which has earned its Unesco World Heritage Site status for a number of reasons. It’s an underpublicised fact that – unusually – Bath’s Unesco World Heritage…

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…