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…

Celebrity reveals $500m fleet upgrade

Cruise line to invest in existing fleet, writes Karl Cushing Celebrity Cruises is to embark on a four-year, $500-million ‘reimagining’ of its fleet to bring all its ships up to the mark of its latest…

Riviera grows agency sales team

Tour operator goes on recruitment drive, writes Karl Cushing Escorted touring and river cruise specialist Riviera Travel has reacted to strong agency sales growth by recruiting a sixth member to its agency sales team. The…

On the Beach snaps up Classic for £20m

The deal will see On the Beach build Classic’s online presence to expand its product portfolio and offering, writes Karl Cushing On the Beach Group (OTB) is to provide luxury short-haul specialist Classic Collection Holidays…

Dnata acquires German tour op

Dnata acquires Tropo from ProSiebenSat.1 Group, writes Karl Cushing Parent company of Gold Medal and Travel 2 dnata has acquired the German tour operator Tropo. The acquisition of hotel provider and low-cost and last-minute holiday…

TTC ups product mix for 2019

Company makes it easier for agents to personalise products The Travel Corporation’s upmarket brand Luxury Gold (LG) has expanded its Worldwide Collection for 2019 and made it easier for agents to personalise the products to…

Gatwick hails Shanghai and record July

Gatwick Airport has capped a record July for long-haul flights by announcing details of a new direct service to the Chinese city of Shanghai. The new thrice-weekly service to Shanghai’s Pudong Airport, which begins on…