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ABTA launches plastics guidance

Association launches resource for travel companies ABTA has launched new guidance around the use of plastics, helping companies tackle their use of plastics and "develop, plan and monitor their approach to plastic and waste". The…

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Travel industry delivers 36% growth to UK economy…

ABTA has revealed that the contribution of outbound travel to the UK economy has increased by a third since 2014. The overall contribution to the UK economy from outbound travel now stands at £37.1 billion…

Ibis reveals new look and Spotify deal

Hotel brand is to get new design and announces partnership with Sony and Spotify at Paris event Ibis, AccorHotel's economy hotel brand, is to receive a full makeover and will host music concerts in partnership…

Passport

No-deal Brexit advice from FCO on passports and…

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued a warning on passport and driving licence validity in a no-deal Brexit scenario. UK travellers to a number of European destinations could find that their passports are…

LA

Los Angeles welcomed a record 50 million visitors…

The Los Angeles Tourism Convention Board has announced that the destination is celebrating a record milestone of 50 million visitors in 2018 – an ambitious goal that has been achieved two years early. The new record…

Trafalgar to take agents to South Africa on…

Escorted tour operator Trafalgar gives agents chance to win once-in-a-lifetime trip Trafalgar, the escorted tour specialist, has revealed that South Africa is the destination for its annual agent incentive trip, Acclaim. Two spaces will be…

Flybe

Flybe in Virgin Atlantic consortium takeover

Troubled airline Flybe is to be rescued by a consortium comprising Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group – owner of London Southend Airport – and hedge fund Cyrus Capital Partners. The news follows reports of a 54…

Peregrine Adventures launches sustainable polar expeditions

New partnership will see Intrepid’s premium brand return to Antarctica, writes Anthony Pearce. Intrepid Group and Chimu Adventures have announced a program of polar expeditions operated by the joint venture partners under the Peregrine Adventures flag,…