Jet2holidays increases Atol by one million passengers

Jet2holidays has increased its Atol licence by almost a third, the latest CAA figures reveal. The operator was licensed to carry 2,936,420 passengers last year and is now able to carry 3,810,320. The increase means…

ABTA ‘most trusted travel scheme’ for consumers

 ABTA ranked number one among public ABTA, the UK travel association, is the country's most trusted travel scheme, according to new research. Respondents were asked to rank the travel organisations they are most confident in,…

Japan on target to hit 40m tourists a…

Island nation is set to host Rugby World Cup and Olympic Games in next two years, writes Anthony Pearce. Japan will welcome 40 million visitors a year by 2020, the executive vice president of its…

Vacations to America sales increase 20%

Specialist operator hails agent performance Vacations to America, the specialist USA tour operator, confirmed that its sales grew 20 per cent year-on-year as the company continued to court the trade. The operator promotes tours across…

British tourism set for cycling boost

Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas to both take place in Tour of Britain, Karl Cushing writes British tourism providers are set for a September bookings boost with two of the UK’s Tour de France winners…

VisitBritain targets Chinese tourists

VisitBritain has ambitions to double Chinese visitor spend by 2020 as part of a drive to boost inbound tourism to the UK, writes Karl Cushing VisitBritain is targeting Chinese tourists as part of a drive…

Sandals expands luxury portfolio

The Caribbean specialist is upping its high-end offering with new travel options and additional room categories, writes Karl Cushing All-inclusive Caribbean expert Sandals is to introduce a new luxury airport transfer service at its two…