British Airways

British Airways adds third Saudi city to network

British Airways is adding the oil and gas hub of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to its network from Heathrow. The city will be served daily via Bahrain. Passengers travelling to the city currently have to travel…

Trevor Davis

Spear Travels appoints new group operations director

The Spear Travels Group has appointed 3FOR managing director Trevor Davis as group operations director under a restructure. Davis is a former director of Cooperative Travel and Thomas Cook. He set up trade support, marketing…

São Paulo

Virgin Atlantic to launch flights to São Paulo

Virgin Atlantic will launch flights from Heathrow to São Paulo, Brazil in 2020. The new service marks the operator’s first flight to South America. The new service will operate daily with a flight time of…

Starship

Long-haul space travel could soon be a reality

UBS analysts report that long-haul travel via space could soon become mainstream, with spaceships carrying passengers from New York to Shanghai in half an hour by the end of the decade. The Swiss bank believes…

Holiday

Homeworking group InteleTravel becomes ATBA member

InteleTravel, an American homeworking group, has become a member of ABTA following a two-year application process. The company markets itself as the original at-home travel agency, employing more than 30,000 remote workers around the world…

Jet2 marketing

Jet2 March incentive for independent travel agents

The Jet2holidays trade team has launched a competition for independent travel agents to win £500 of joint marketing spend every day throughout March. Agents who make a booking will be entered into a prize draw…