Toronto: Under the surface

Diverse breaks in Canada’s largest city are booming. James Litston discovers what makes Toronto tick. Admiring skyline views is an essential part of many a city break, but few vantage points are quite so immersive…

The long-haul business class revolution

Comfier seats, Michelin-star food and bigger in-flight entertainment screens, there’s a host of improvements in long-haul business class. By Jenny Southan.  Passengers flying business class may only make up around 12 per cent of an airline’s…

UK holidays: Margate

The seaside town has reinvented itself with an irresistible blend of the ultra modern and super kitsch, writes Sam Ballard.  Sitting on Kent’s pretty coast, and known colloquially as Shoreditch-on-Sea, Margate is arguably one of…

City guide: Osaka

Japan’s second city is coming into its own with a heady mix of high culture, thriving nightlife and the tastiest street food, writes Cathy Adams. Osaka is a classic second city. Less sprawling than megalopolis…

Spotlight on: Riviera Travel

With a philosophy of simplicity and creating memorable experiences, Riviera is prospering, as MD David Clemson tells Sam Ballard. When it comes to running a tour operator, it’s important to get the basics right. Product,…

Interview: Noel Josephides, ABTA chairman

Anthony Pearce learns of the major changes ABTA has experienced during Noel’s tenure. Even in six years the travel industry has changed a great deal,” Noel Josephides, the outgoing ABTA chairman, tells ABTA Magazine. Noel,…

Check in, switch off: wellness in travel

From yoga-themed cruises to digital-detox retreats, wellness breaks have spawned a multi-billion-pound global industry, reports Karl Cushing. Once the preserve of specialists such as BodyHoliday St Lucia (thebodyholiday.com) and Como (comohotels.com), wellness tourism has smashed…

The hills are alive in summer

Once the preserve of skiers, the mountains are now open to all year-round, writes Nicky Holford. Summer in the Alps has never been busier. Alpine summer holidays used to be a slow burner for sun-starved…