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Carnival Cruise Line

Fun Ambassadors announced by Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line has named its eight travel agent Fun Ambassadors as part of a drive to boost engagement with its trade programme. The eight ambassadors have been named following a nationwide appeal for UK-based…

London Heathrow

Heathrow EU workers to receive financial support post-Brexit

London’s biggest airport is to pay to achieve ‘settled status’ for its EU employees. Heathrow made the announcement in response to concerns of staff regarding their futures after Brexit. ‘Settled status’ will enable EU nationals…

Ibiza

Ibiza a ‘365-day destination’

Ibiza is getting the message out that it’s open year-round, writes Emily Eastman. The Balearic island of Ibiza has activities for everyone throughout the year, according to director of tourism for Ibiza Vicent Torres Ferrer.…

Greece

Interview: Greek tourism minister Elena Kountoura

Greek tourism minister Elena Kountoura shares with Anthony Pearce how Greece is evolving its tourism offering over 2019. What are the newest tourism developments and where is the ministry/Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) focusing its…

Florida

Diversity without density in Florida

Discover the Palm Beaches president and CEO Jorge Pesquera says the tourism corporation is stepping up efforts to attract more tourists from the UK market, writes Emily Eastman. The Florida region – located strategically between Orlando…

On the Beach

On the Beach to launch Classic Collection portal…

The operator will launch its trade booking portal to a testbed of 50-100 agents. When On the Beach paid £20 million for Classic Collection back in August, the new owners said it would harness some…

Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook shares rebound with investor optimism

Thomas Cook’s largest shareholder has dismissed the sharp fall in the company’s share prices as an “overreaction”. Fund manager Invesco lifted its stake in the company from 14.2% to 15.2% – a vote of confidence followed…

Carnival Mardi Gras

Carnival names new ship after first vessel

Carnival Cruise Line will name its largest new ship, Mardi Gras, after its first-ever vessel. The new 5,200-passenger ship is due to join Carnival’s fleet in 2020, weighing in at 180,000 tons – more than six…

Norwegian

Norwegian enjoys growth in November carryings

The number of passengers flying with Norwegian increased by 14 per cent year-on-year last month. Passenger growth for the European budget airline saw the carrier transport almost 2.9 million people in November. The growth came…

Cunard ship

Massive Cunard booking for Go Travel agents

Two agents at Kent-based agency Go Travel have made a Cunard booking of almost £174,000. The trip marks the agency’s biggest ever booking, with agents Linda Parsons and Gemma Furneau working together to secure the…