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ABTA welcomes new partners and members

New members include Dragoman and Imperial Holidays ABTA has welcomed nine new Members and 13 new Partners between April and July 2019. The new members were: · Picniq Ltd, Retail Member, ABTA number P7390, joined…

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Two million Brits head abroad for the ‘Great…

ABTA estimates that over two million British holidaymakers are set to head overseas for summer holidays this weekend, which for the majority of schools in England and Wales marks the start of the summer break…

Industry Insights: The A380

Airbus’s jumbo jet has struggled to take off as the industry moves to smaller twin-jets, writes Gary Noakes. Too often, good ideas come along just too late – something Airbus admitted earlier this year when…

The ABTA Travel Convention 2019: Japan ramps up…

Travel companies can join a free fam trip before or after the ABTA Travel Convention. This year will see a deepening of cultural relations between Japan and the UK as the Japan-UK Season of Culture…

Walking Slovenia: the Julian Alps Hiking Trail

The new 300km Julian Alps Hiking Trail takes in some of Slovenia’s most beautiful scenery, from snow-capped peaks to Alpine valleys. Stretching from northeastern Italy through Slovenia, where they rise to 2,864m at Mount Triglav,…

Business travel report: Warsaw city focus

Rose Dykins explores Warsaw’s gleaming new attractions and looks at the Polish capital’s plans to become an aviation ‘superhub’ Warsaw shouldn’t be taken at face value. While you could happily saunter around the cobbled squares…

Spotlight on: Saga

Saga CEO Robin Shaw tells Sam Ballard how the line is altering perceptions, to great effect. When it comes to making announcements in the cruise industry, it takes a lot to turn heads. The industry…

Chasing thrills: the rise of adventure travel

‘Adventure’ is a broad term, but with operators worldwide tailoring tours, there’s something for everyone, writes Anthony Pearce. One man’s adventure is another’s stroll in the park. “Adventure travel can mean different things to different…