Responsible tourism among Travel Trends

ABTA has launched its Travel Trends 2019 report, naming its key trends for the new year. The trends include 'Responsible tourism goes mainstream' and 'Resurgence of the trusted travel expert'. ABTA also named its top 12…

ABTA names Travel Trend destinations

ABTA launches report at event in London, writes Anthony Pearce. ABTA has launched its Travel Trends 2019 report, naming its 12 destinations to watch in the new year. According to The Travel Association, in the…

Jet2holidays pays out £70m in commission

Tour operator reveals new agent initiative at conference Jet2holidays paid out £70 million in travel agent commission in the last year alone, the company has revealed. The total commission was paid out on 824,208 holidays.…

Lord Adonis

Keep calm and carry on for Brexit, advises…

Labour peer says short-term effects should be negligible but delivered warning about direction of Brexit Lord Andrew Adonis, the Labour peer and former transport secretary, said that Brexit will have no effect on UK businesses…

ABTA announces two new appointments to board

ABTA has announced two new appointments to its board of directors. Richard Sofer, commercial and business development director, TUI Group and John Bevan, chief executive officer, dnata Travel Europe, both joined the Board with effect…

Oman Air sees UK revenue increase by 45%

Carrier sees uptick of Brits after expansion and fleet upgrades, writes Sam Ballard. Oman Air has revealed that its revenue from UK services has risen by 45 per cent year-on-year. The increase was put down…

Icelandair to buy Wow Air

Compatriot airlines to strike new deal, writes Anthony Pearce. Icelandair has agreed to acquire Wow Air in a deal that is believed to be worth up to $25 million. Low-cost long-haul carrier Wow Air was…

Intrepid honoured at World Tourism Awards

Operator awarded for non-profit works, writes Sam Ballard. The Intrepid Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of Intrepid Travel, has been honoured at the World Tourism Awards for its work in responsible travel. The awards, which are…