City Guide: Valletta, Malta

Inside the Maltese capital’s historic walls, Abigail Blasi falls for the city’s café culture, fresh seafood, Baroque architecture and stunning views The Maltese capital, Valletta, has emerged as the ideal city-break destination. A UNESCO World…

Turning the plastic tide

Sustainability guru Dr Catherine Wilson explains how the industry can cut plastic waste On July 11, 1907, the chemist Leo Baekeland wrote in his diary: “unless I am very much mistaken, this invention will prove…

Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia bounce back

Trade in Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia has suffered in recent years, but as Katherine Lawrey explains, British travellers are returning in droves Guaranteed sunshine, varied cultures and great value have drawn British holidaymakers to Turkey,…

UK Holidays: Belfast

The capital of Northern Ireland offers fine food and drink, unbeatable craic and a new quarter that celebrates its past as an industrial powerhouse. It is also a perfect base to explore the ancient scenery…

How millennials are changing business travel

Millennials will soon be the largest group of business travellers – but not before they reinvent the sector. By Jenny Southan, business travel editor Ten years ago, millennials (people born between the early 1980s and…

Spotlight on… Royal Caribbean International

As it launches the biggest cruise ship in the world, Sam Ballard asks Michael Bayley, the company’s chief executive: what is the key to its success? “We do fun extremely well,” Bayley tells ABTA Magazine at…

Industry insights: Google Travel and the OTAs

Travel agencies pay to advertise on search engines and social media, but are also now competing with them for business, writes Jenny Southan For years, online travel agencies (OTAs) have been relying on Google to…