EasyJet willing to work with trade, says CEO

Budget airline chief opens door to trade Johan Lundgren, the CEO of EasyJet, said that the company would work with the trade on EasyJet Holidays, a major focus for the firm going forward. The boss…

ABTA welcomes 10 new members

Association welcomes 10 new members and five partners between July and September ABTA, the British travel association, welcomed 10 new members and five partners in July and September. The new numbers include two dual members,…

Barbados: Join travel’s most exclusive club

The tropical paradise of Barbados is the ultimate holiday destination. And from September, for every client you send there, you’ll get a little closer to paradise yourself. Travel’s most exclusive Club, The Barbados Elite Club,…

Air Europa: Dreams come true

Latin American specialist Air Europa is renewing its long-haul fleet for with a huge order for brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Air Europa, the Latin American specialist, has delivered the very best in-flight experience for…

‘New revenue stream in group travel’

Brian Young, G Adventures, says agents should embrace group travel ahead of ABTA event. “Group travel is a fantastic new revenue opportunity for agents,” Brian Young, managing director for EMEA at G Adventures, has said…

Murcia: Spain’s best kept secret

From cultural sights and sporting activities, to delicious food and a laid-back lifestyle, family-friendly Murcia ticks all the boxes for an authentic Spanish break – without the crowds. By Heidi Fuller-Love.  Murcia might be a…

The animal kingdom’s silent kings

Gavin Tollman, CEO of Trafalgar, writes exclusively for ABTA Magazine this World Elephant Day. While the lion may be deemed ‘king of the jungle’, without question, it is the elephant that boldly, silently and majestically…

Brits face £1billion a year bank charges

'Huge impact on consumers’ pockets' recorded. By Anthony Pearce. UK holidaymakers are being charged over £1billion a year by banks for using their credit or debit cards while abroad. The average “non-sterling transaction fee” on…