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…

70% of UK agents ‘purpose orientated’

Agents selling responsible travel increases satisfaction, G Adventures research suggests. By Sam Ballard. Seventy per cent of UK travel agents are "purpose-orientated", according to research by small group specialist G Adventures. The company, which surveyed 3,600…

Der Touristik UK acquires Journey Latin America

Owner of Kuoni acquires Central and South America specialist Journey Latin America, the Central and South America tour operator, has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by DER Touristik UK, also the parent company of…

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…