Unpacking the new PTR

Gary Noakes takes a look at the new Package Travel Regulations that come into force this month and explains what they mean for the industry. As if agents and operators did not have enough to do…

Spotlight on: Emirates

Expansion plans are taking off for the Middle Eastern carrier. Sam Ballard highlights the regional hubs in which key connections are being made From humble beginnings to establishing itself as one of the world’s leading…

Interview: Andrew Flintham, Tui

Sam Ballard discovers the mindset behind Tui’s successful business model. There are few bigger jobs in the travel industry than being the boss of Tui. The travel giant is licensed to sell 5.3 million Atol-licenced seats…

High and dry: South Africa

Esme Fox enjoys a visit to the Western Cape in the middle of the recent drought, but witnesses the impact it has had on tourism in South Africa. I do not expect to be confronted…

Destination: Raising Arizona

The Grand Canyon and other awe-inspiring sights are becoming more popular thanks to direct flights to Phoenix, says Kevin EG Perry. By the time I get to Phoenix,” sang Glen Campbell in 1967, “she’ll be rising.”…

City Guide: Tallinn

Estonia’s capital combines its historic past with a modern, tech-focused present for an increasingly popular destination, writes Shilpa Ganatra. Strategically placed in a corner of the Baltic Sea, Estonia has endured an eventful history, with…

The big interview: Miles Morgan

Sam Ballard finds out how one industry veteran is thriving on the high street We’ve all heard scare stories about the imminent death of independent book shops and record stores, unwilling victims of the rapacious…

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…