Tim Shattock named new boss of bmi

19 jet airline creates managing director role for first time, writes Sam Ballard. Tim Shattock, the aviation industry veteran, has been named managing director of bmi. Shattock, who joined the company on May 16, will…

Thomas Cook to open Mauritius Casa Cook

Operator to open its first Casa Cook outside Europe, writes Sam Ballard Thomas Cook is to open a Casa Cook in Mauritius, the first property in its luxury design-focused collection to be outside Europe. The 130-room…

Holiday Extras agrees management buyout

Transaction amounts to £30 million, writes Jill Sayles Holiday Extras has completed a management buyout valuing the company at almost £100 million. The deal places 55% of the company’s equity into an employee benefit trust. Financial…

Senior managers leave dnata Travel

Washington and Barrass to quit, Bevan will assume dnata Travel Europe's brands in the UK, writes Jill Sayles dnata Travel has confirmed that Andy Washington, chief executive - B2C Europe will leave the company due to personal…

Wizz Air to launch Sheffield-Hungary

Budget airline to launch new route from Sheffield to Hungary, writes Sam Ballard Wizz Air, the eastern European budget airline, is to launch the first route from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Debrecen in Hungary. The…

Jersey tourist numbers up 16%

Trade engagement efforts paying off, say island's tourism body. Sam Ballard reports The number of tourists visiting Jersey has increased by 16%, to 413,200 people, in the last year, according to Visit Jersey. The figure,…

Millions travel without insurance

ABTA warns holidaymakers about the risks of travelling without travel insurance. By Jill Sayles As many as two in five people Brits who went abroad in the past 12 months - almost 10 million holidaymakers…