Communication key during incidents abroad, says Nikki White

ABTA executive made statement during panel discussion at WTM Nikki White, the director of destination & sustainability at ABTA, has said that foreign governments need to be more transparent and alert when a serious incident occurs in…

British tourists rise 20% in Jordan

Rise comes on the back of new easyJet route The number of Brits travelling to Jordan has increased by 20 per cent year-on-year, according to the country's tourism minister. Speaking at WTM London, H.E. Mrs…

Thomas Cook

Travel Leaders hire Thomas Cook executives

Chris Mottershead, Kathryn Darbandi and Nicki Tempest-Mitchell to lead Barrhead expansion Travel Leaders, the owner of Barrhead Travel, has hired some of Thomas Cook's most senior executives as it looks to expand the travel agency.…

Saga protects Freedom bookings

Tour operator works with agents as they move to consortia Saga has confirmed that they will transfer the bookings of former Freedom Travel members to their new consortia.  Agents will be able to reclaim the…

Marrakesh to host 2020 Travel Convention

Moroccan National Tourist Office to host next year's conference ABTA has revealed that Marrakesh will host the 2020 Travel Convention. The city, which last hosted a conference in 2005, has been named the first ever…

EasyJet Holidays to join ABTA

Airline to relaunch its holiday business across network EasyJet Holidays is to become a member of ABTA as the company pushes towards a relaunch at the end of the year. Speaking at the Travel Convention…

Thomas Cook not a failure of travel, says…

Remarks given during opening speech at Tokyo Convention The failure of Thomas Cook was more a failure of corporate finance than a failure of the travel industry, according to the boss of ABTA. Speaking at…

Holiday

More Brits heading on holiday, reveals ABTA

ABTA gives industry health check in annual report The number of Brits taking a holiday is at its highest since 2011, according to ABTA’s Holiday Habits 2019 report. Overall 88 per cent of Britons took…