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…

Five minutes with… Trudie Clements, ABTA LifeLine

Each issue we speak to an ABTA employee about their work. This time, it’s Trudie Clements, director of ABTA LifeLine, ABTA’s charity arm. I’m the director of ABTA LifeLine, ABTA’s charity arm, which  was launched…

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,…

Spotlight on: If Only

Sam Ballard chats to Andy Freeth and Gordon McCreadie from the trade-only luxury operator that has doubled its number of guests in one year How do you define luxury? It is actually an incredibly personal…

Interview: Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar

Anthony Pearce hears how Trafalgar is harnessing the transformative power of travel "You have to make sure you’re drinking the local wine, buying the local produce, sustaining the local artisans,” says Gavin Tollman, the CEO…

Interview: Elliott Ferguson, Destination DC

Anthony Pearce chats to Elliott Ferguson about how Washington DC is constantly evolving as a tourist destination. Washington DC is celebrated for its museums, and with good reason. Not only does the US capital house…

Interview: James Thornton, CEO, Intrepid Group

Sam Ballard talks sustainable travel and shared value at the small group operator.  Once a niche interest, responsible travel now attracts more travellers than ever. In fact, in its Travel Trends report, ABTA has said…