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ABTA launches animal welfare guidelines

ABTA has launched the second edition of its Animal Welfare Guidelines after a comprehensive stakeholder review. The new updates include revised basic welfare requirements and unacceptable behaviours, while making the guidelines simpler and easier to…

Easyjet

ABTA welcomes EasyJet Holidays as a member

The carrier, which took 20 million people on holiday last year, contracts 5,000 hotels EasyJet has relaunched EasyJet Holidays and joined ABTA as it looks to become a major player in the UK holiday market.The…

Taiwan’s UK tourism office opens

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has opened its first UK office in London to reinforce Taiwan’s relationship with the UK trade. It’s the bureau’s second European centre after Frankfurt. Director-general Joe Chou outlined its plans for…

Princess sails Japan

Princess Cruises has announced its longest-ever season sailing Japan, which went on sale last month. The full programme, which runs from May 2021 to April 2022, sees the 2,670-guest Diamond Princess sail round-trip from Tokyo…

Interview: Flavia Santoro: President of ProColombia

Colombia is putting years of instability behind it as it welcomes tourists in increasing numbers. Anthony Pearce sat down with Flavia Santoro, president of Colombia’s national tourism agency, at the most recent London World Travel…

Coral Adventurer

Coral Expeditions extends Australia partnership

Coral Expeditions and Australian Geographic have extended their expedition partnership through to 2022 and announced four new expedition voyages. Jeff Giles, Coral Expeditions’ commercial director, said the two companies share common values and a commitment…

British Airways and China Southern Airlines join forces

British Airways and China Southern Airlines have signed a joint business agreement that offers a greater choice of flights, more destinations between the UK and China, and enhanced frequent flyer benefits from January 2.  The…

Fermor House opens to public

The Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor House is now open to the public for guided tours and visits.  Considered one of the most beautiful private homes in Greece, the property is found in Kardamyli, in…