Spotlight on: If Only

Sam Ballard chats to Andy Freeth and Gordon McCreadie from the trade-only luxury operator that has doubled its number of guests in one year How do you define luxury? It is actually an incredibly personal…

Interview: Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar

Anthony Pearce hears how Trafalgar is harnessing the transformative power of travel "You have to make sure you’re drinking the local wine, buying the local produce, sustaining the local artisans,” says Gavin Tollman, the CEO…

ABTA launches plastics guidance

Association launches resource for travel companies ABTA has launched new guidance around the use of plastics, helping companies tackle their use of plastics and "develop, plan and monitor their approach to plastic and waste". The…

Ibis reveals new look and Spotify deal

Hotel brand is to get new design and announces partnership with Sony and Spotify at Paris event Ibis, AccorHotel's economy hotel brand, is to receive a full makeover and will host music concerts in partnership…

Trafalgar to take agents to South Africa on…

Escorted tour operator Trafalgar gives agents chance to win once-in-a-lifetime trip Trafalgar, the escorted tour specialist, has revealed that South Africa is the destination for its annual agent incentive trip, Acclaim. Two spaces will be…

Paradise found: The Seychelles Islands

Bio-diverse and eco-friendly, the Seychelles is an archipelago of unrivalled beauty perfect for those who want to protect the world as they explore it Situated 1,500 kilometres off the mainland of East Africa in the…

Carnival Mardi Gras

Carnival names new ship after first vessel

Carnival Cruise Line will name its largest new ship, Mardi Gras, after its first-ever vessel. The new 5,200-passenger ship is due to join Carnival’s fleet in 2020, weighing in at 180,000 tons – more than six…