World Travel Market 2018 officially opens

World Travel Market 2018 has officially opened its doors. The three-day travel event, which is now in its 38th year, will see 51,000 travel professionals from around the world descend on London’s ExCel Centre. At…

Industry insights: the falling pound

Gary Noakes sees how sterling holds up against non-euro currencies, and how this might dictate post-Brexit travel. Five months before Brexit, a question consumers and travel organisers are keen to have answered is how currency…

Cunard joins Shine Rewards Club

Shine Rewards Club has welcomed a new member in luxury line Cunard. The reward and recognition programme is dedicated exclusively to travel agents, who can now combine the points they earn from both Cunard and…

WIN! Return flights with Air Europa

To celebrate the addition of Air Europa’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliners to its fleet, the airline is giving away two return economy tickets to any of its Dreamliner destinations. These include Miami, Sao Paulo, Bogota,…

MSC Cruises to enter luxury market

First vessel, which will have 500 cabins, will launch in 2023, writes Sam Ballard. MSC Cruises has announced that it is to launch four ultra-luxury cruise ships in a deal said to be worth around €2…

Hays Travel to open 10 more stores

Hays Travel expansion continues, writes Sam Ballard. Hays Travel is to open 10 stores before Christmas as the agency continues its massive expansion drive. The new stores include premises in Ashton-under-Lyme, Bury, Cheadle, Oldham and Rochdale.…

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,…