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…

Oakland to roll out pre-loaded Clipper Card for…

The Oakland, California tourist board is rolling out a campaign in the UK whereby visitors whose travel agent books direct with hotels will receive a free, pre-loaded Clipper Card – Oakland’s version of Oyster – so they…

WTM 2019 officially opens

World Travel Market 2019 has officially opened in London. The trade fair, held at the ExCeL Centre, celebrates its 40th year at the three-day event between November 4-6. Reed Expeditions, which operates the event, said…

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…

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…

Winners announced at Advantage Big Celebration Lunch 2019

Advantage Travel Partnership hosted the fourth Advantage Big Celebration Lunch today to celebrate the consortia’s members. At the event, 21 awards were presented to members and business partners with 'mind reader' David Meade. Julia Lo…