TUI secures further €1.2bn in government support

September 30, 2020 0

TUI Group has taken steps toward securing a further €1.2 billion bailout from the Germany government. With bondholders having waived certain rights at the start of the month September, the German Economic Stabilisation Fund (WSF) […]

Travel industry critical of Sturgeon holiday comments

September 23, 2020 0

The Scottish tourism industry has reacted with anger to comments from first minister Nicola Sturgeon advising against booking holidays overseas next month. In her address to the Scottish parliament, the first minister said Scottish families […]

Iglu.com to cut staff as travel demand slumps

September 22, 2020 0

Iglu.com has confirmed it will begin a redundancy consultation with a number of staff as the travel sector continues to battle the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. The company currently has four brands – including […]

Croatia launches new social media tourism campaign

September 22, 2020 0

The Croatian National Tourist Board has launched a new promotional campaign – entitled ‘Thank you’ – on social networks including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The body said it would like to thank foreign tourists for […]

WTTC Safe Travels scheme reaches new milestone

September 21, 2020 0

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has added 100 destinations to its ‘Safe Travels’ accreditation scheme, with the Philippines becoming the latest member. The stamp, which was developed in order to help restore confidence […]

Saudi Arabia to welcome first UNWTO regional office

September 21, 2020 0

The executive council of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has met in-person and virtually for its 112th session. This was the first major in-person event involving tourism and the United Nations held since the Covid-19 […]

loveholidays latest to resign ABTA membership

September 17, 2020 0

loveholidays has become the latest travel agent to depart ABTA in a growing dispute over refunds. The online travel company follows On the Beach in resigning its membership of the trade body. The association recently […]

Say Hueque goes carbon free in Argentina

September 16, 2020 0

Say Hueque has become the first tour operator in Argentina to be recognised as offsetting 100 per cent of the carbon emissions created by its trips. Rafa Mayer, founder and director of the company, explained: […]

Thomas Cook relaunches as online travel agency

September 16, 2020 0

One of the most famous names in British hospitality, Thomas Cook relaunches today as an online travel business. The move follows the acquisition of the company – which initially ceased trading in September last year […]

On the Beach resigns from ABTA in refunds dispute

September 15, 2020 0

On the Beach has resigned its membership of ABTA following a disagreement over refunds. The trade association recently reaffirmed its position that, if the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office advises against “all but essential” travel […]

MMGY companies Grifco and Ophir to merge

September 15, 2020 0

PR agencies MMGY Grifco and MMGY Ophir are to merge. The agencies, which were both founded by industry leader Claire Griffin, will combine to run as MMGY Grifco in London. “We are thrilled to be […]

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