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…

Visit Sicily with Air Malta

Promotion: Exploring the beautiful island of Malta and its charming, capital city, Valletta, has never been easier thanks to new regular flights from the UK. Air Malta has launched (in May 2018) a much-anticipated route…

Kuoni adds two more partner stores

The brand will have a presence in Northern Ireland for the first time, writes Anthony Pearce. Kuoni has announced partnerships with two independent travel agencies. The company has added Feherty Travel, which will give the…

Shearings Leisure Group rebrands

Chief executive Richard Calvert announces name change, writes Anthony Pearce. Shearings Leisure Group is rebranding to Specialist Leisure Group. The holding company for Shearings Holidays, Coast & Country Hotels and National Holidays said the change…

Government supports Heathrow expansion

Plans have been approved for a third runway to the northwest of Heathrow subject to certain obligations, writes Jill Sayles. Transport secretary Chris Grayling has today in Parliament confirmed government support for a third runway…

AccorHotels confirms Air France interest

Hotel group may buy French government’s stake in airline, writes Anthony Pearce. AccorHotels has renewed its interest in buying a stake in Air France KLM, the hotel giant has confirmed in a statement. The French…

Vitruvian in Travel Counsellors takeover

Deal believed to be worth about £250 million, writes Anthony Pearce. Home-working network Travel Counsellors has been bought by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners. The deal, which is believed to be worth about £250 million, sees founder…