On the Beach

On the Beach to launch Classic Collection portal…

The operator will launch its trade booking portal to a testbed of 50-100 agents. When On the Beach paid £20 million for Classic Collection back in August, the new owners said it would harness some…

Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook shares rebound with investor optimism

Thomas Cook’s largest shareholder has dismissed the sharp fall in the company’s share prices as an “overreaction”. Fund manager Invesco lifted its stake in the company from 14.2% to 15.2% – a vote of confidence followed…

Norwegian

Norwegian enjoys growth in November carryings

The number of passengers flying with Norwegian increased by 14 per cent year-on-year last month. Passenger growth for the European budget airline saw the carrier transport almost 2.9 million people in November. The growth came…

Cunard ship

Massive Cunard booking for Go Travel agents

Two agents at Kent-based agency Go Travel have made a Cunard booking of almost £174,000. The trip marks the agency’s biggest ever booking, with agents Linda Parsons and Gemma Furneau working together to secure the…

Major investment in Jordan coastal resort

Aqaba, along Jordan's only stretch of coastline, will be given a face lift, writes Emily Eastman. The Jordanian coastal resort of Aqaba is getting a multi-billion-dollar makeover, according to Dr Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, managing…

Norwegian to launch Gatwick to Rio flight

Brazilian tourist board says new flight routes will open up region to European travellers. By Anthony Pearce.  Norwegian will launch a new route from London Gatwick to Rio De Janeiro in the new year, the Brazil…

Air Transat partners with easyJet

Air Transat has announced a partnership with easyJet, creating new connections to Canada. The company said that travellers arriving at London Gatwick airport from 78 cities in Europe and Africa will now have access to…

Jamaica pioneers ‘Global Tourism Resilience’

Jamaica launches crisis management centre, writes Emily Eastman. Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s minister of tourism, is pioneering a Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre in Kingston. The initiative seeks to build capacity and share knowledge…