Celebrity Cruises announces fleet wide $500m upgrade

Cruise line to upgrade fleet, writes Nat Jones. Celebrity Cruises is to upgrade its entire fleet, with the assistance of South African designer Kelly Hoppen. Celebrity Millennium will be the first ship to be refitted…

Aqua Expeditions reveals major expansion plans

Boutique river cruise company Aqua Expeditions embarks on the biggest expansion since its launch 11 years ago, adding more vessels on the Amazon and Mekong Boutique river cruise company Aqua Expeditions is stepping up its…

Super Break introduces new Friday Night Out packages

New package portfolio introduced by Super Break Due to demand from agents, Super Break has increased its portfolio of Friday Night Out packages to 26. The party packages combine overnight accommodation with a welcome drink,…

VisitEngland and AA revise guidelines

The two bodies agree on new criteria for consistent standards for star rated hotels and self-catering accommodation VisitEngland and the AA have agreed updated common standards and criteria for hotels and self-catering accommodation in the…

Preferred welcomes new member hotels

The independent hotel brand announces the addition of 35 new hotels and resorts across 17 countries Independent hotel brand Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of 35 new member hotels and resorts across…

G Adventures publishes child welfare guidelines

Produced with ChildSafe and the UN Children’s Fund, they aim to ensure the welfare of children affected by tourism, writes Anthony Pearce. Small group tour operator G Adventures has published a set of guidelines to…

MSC Cruises orders fifth Meraviglia ship

The new vessel – due to be delivered in 2023 – will be equipped with new generation dual fuel engines designed to run on liqufied natural gas, writes Anthony Pearce. MSC Cruises has signed a €900m…

Trafalgar to tour Africa

Itineraries take in South Africa, Botswana and Kenya, writes Anthony Pearce. Guided holiday expert Trafalgar has launched a dedicated programme in Africa for the the first time in 72 years. Its new portfolio features 10…