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…

Oman Air strengthens UK team

Oman Air has made new UK management team appointments in order to work more closely with travel agents, writes Jill Sayles. The new recruits are Nick Beauchamp who has been appointed as sales executive. He…

Tui reveals sustainability report

Travel giant reveals progress on sustainability, writes Sam Ballard.  Tui has revealed that its airlines are 24 per cent more fuel efficient than its major competitors and that its cruise line reduced CO2 emissions by…

Ryanair to open Southend base

Ryanair has announced it will open a new base at London Southend Airport, from April 2019, writes Jill Sayles. There will be three aircraft operating 13 new routes to 8 countries, including Alicante, Barcelona Reus,…

Brits risk safety on balconies

ABTA and the FCO urge holidaymakers to avoid taking risks on hotel balconies this summer, writes Jill Sayles. New figures have revealed that ABTA Members reported 12 balcony accidents in 2017 with one British fatality…

Gatwick reveals five-year plan

Gatwick has announced its new investment plan of £1.11 billion to be spent up to 2023, writes Jill Sayles. A new five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for Gatwick Airport was unveiled by the airport's chief…

IHG launches voco brand

The company introduces the new brand and announces a first signing in Australia, writes Jill Sayles. IHG has launched a new upscale hotel brand called voco which will begin in the group's Europe, Middle East, Asia…

Playa Hotels appoints AMG

AMG has been appointed to represent Playa Hotels & Resorts in Europe managing sales, trade and consumer marketing, writes Jill Sayles.  The company will act on behalf of 15 properties in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and…