Kuoni adds two more partner stores

The brand will have a presence in Northern Ireland for the first time, writes Anthony Pearce. Kuoni has announced partnerships with two independent travel agencies. The company has added Feherty Travel, which will give the…

Shearings Leisure Group rebrands

Chief executive Richard Calvert announces name change, writes Anthony Pearce. Shearings Leisure Group is rebranding to Specialist Leisure Group. The holding company for Shearings Holidays, Coast & Country Hotels and National Holidays said the change…

Government supports Heathrow expansion

Plans have been approved for a third runway to the northwest of Heathrow subject to certain obligations, writes Jill Sayles. Transport secretary Chris Grayling has today in Parliament confirmed government support for a third runway…

AccorHotels confirms Air France interest

Hotel group may buy French government’s stake in airline, writes Anthony Pearce. AccorHotels has renewed its interest in buying a stake in Air France KLM, the hotel giant has confirmed in a statement. The French…

Vitruvian in Travel Counsellors takeover

Deal believed to be worth about £250 million, writes Anthony Pearce. Home-working network Travel Counsellors has been bought by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners. The deal, which is believed to be worth about £250 million, sees founder…

Kuoni relocates to DER Touristik UK HQ

Company stays in Dorking but moves into dynamic new office, writes Jill Sayles. Kuoni is now based at the office which has become the headquarters for DER Touristik UK. It houses 241 Der Touristik UK…

P&O Cruises name new ship Iona

Announcement made on Iona island in the Inner Hebrides, writes Anthony Pearce. P&O Cruises will name its new ship Iona, it has today announced. The new vessel, which will join the fleet in May 2020,…

Hilton promises to half footprint by 2030

Global hotel chain will also double amount it is spending on social impact investment, Sam Ballard writes Hilton is to cut its environmental footprint in half and double its investment in social impact programmes by…