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Wendy Wu Tours announces new sales team appointments

Wendy Wu Tours has announced four newly created roles within its sales team in response to significant growth over the past year. Caroline Rennie is appointed as head of inside sales and specialist business while…

Ask the expert: getting youngsters into travel

I’m very keen on giving more opportunities to young people without experience of travel to get into the industry, is there any help or advice you could give me? Anon It’s great that you’re looking…

Meet ABTA: Alice Catterall

Each issue we speak to an ABTA employee about their work. This time, it’s Alice Catterall, head of events and partnerships With 15 years of experience in conferences and events, I was recruited from outside…

Comment: The end of a travel business, not…

Victoria Bacon, ABTA director of brand and business development, on the demise of Thomas Cook. Two months ago the industry was rocked by the failure of Thomas Cook – a founder member of ABTA, a…

Taiwan announces 2020 as Year of the Mountain

Taiwan is staking a claim in the eco-travel market as it declares 2020 as Year of the Mountain and encourages tourists to experience the many hiking trails across the island.  The announcement follows moves to…

Las Vegas launches Learn and Earn agent rewards…

Las Vegas has launched a new booking incentives programme for travel agents called Learn and Earn, which educates agents about the destination and offers rewards for bookings. “It’s a way for travel agents to earn…

Light Blue announces partnership with Nicko Cruises

Cambridge company announces foray into European river cruises Light Blue Travel has been appointed the UK representative of Nicko Cruises, the German river company, for both trade and direct sales. The Cambridge based company, which…

Iceland asks visitors to take The Icelandic Pledge…

Iceland is asking visitors to be more mindful of the impact of their travel by taking The Icelandic Pledge as the tourist board focuses on showcasing the country as a year-round destination. In taking the…