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,…

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…