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Internova to host day-long UK marketplace
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Internova to host day-long UK marketplace

Internova Travel Group – Barrhead Travel’s parent company – is hosting a trade ‘marketplace’ event in London from Thursday (December 1).More than 40 partners ...

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Star Clippers joins Bright to meet ‘best agents’
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Tall-ship line Star Clippers has joined training specialist Bright as it looks “to meet some of the best independent travel agents” in the UK.Danielle Bates, ...

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Limitless Travel adds cruises to 2023 programme
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Disabled-friendly travel specialist Limitless Travel has confirmed new cruise trips for 2023 after launching its debut cruise programme this year.The ...

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Eurostar security staff set to strike in December
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More than 100 security staff working for Eurostar are poised to strike on December 16, 18, 22 and 23 in a dispute over pay.The staff are members of the Rail, ...

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How to sell polar cruises
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New capacity and heavy discounting means now is a good time to sell a once-in-a-lifetime polar cruise, says Harry KembleThe facts: Polar cruises are ...

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Sailing the Danube on a new Nicko cruise
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As Nicko begins to sell its cruises through agents in the UK, Jeannine Williamson takes a trip down the Danube on its newest shipSailing through the Wachau ...

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Spotlight on Asian cruise trips
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With lines resuming their operations on the Mekong and Singapore welcoming its first cruise ship carrying international guests in two years this summer, Jane ...

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Top 5 sites in Melbourne
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A stopover in Victoria’s capital offers heady new experiences alongside an already appealing mix, finds Yolanda Zappaterra1. Melbourne SkydeckSet 88 floors up ...

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India: Sailing the holy Ganges river
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I hear the city of Matiari long before I set foot in it, as the clang, clang, clang of the copper pot beaters plying their trade echoes out across the Ganges. ...

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Mark Duguid appointed managing director of Kuoni UK
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The new managing director of Kuoni in the UK market has been named as Mark Duguid, who joins from luxury brand Carrier.Duguid has spent the past six years as ...

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Not Just Travel claims Black Friday sales record
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Not Just Travel has claimed a 53% rise in Black Friday sales compared to the same day in pre-pandemic 2019.Booking values were up 26% compared to Black Friday ...

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Just Go Holidays unveils heritage and culture collection
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Just Go Holidays has launched a new Heritage and Culture Collection for 2023, featuring 13 escorted coach tours visiting historic sites across the UK.Each tour ...

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Cities ‘to drive post-pandemic tourism recovery’, WTTC report finds
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Cities remain the powerhouses of global tourism and will drive the recovery of the sector and economies around the word, according to the World Travel & ...

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Advantage chief honoured by university
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Advantage Travel Partnership chief executive Julia Lo Bue-Said received an honorary award of Doctor of Letters of the University of West London.The award ...

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Adoption of green technologies will hit demand, warns Heathrow sustainability lead
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Heathrow’s sustainability lead has warned there is likely to be an impact on demand because of holiday costs rising due to suppliers adopting the latest ...

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WTTC chief urges ‘aggressive’ action to slash travel and tourism emissions
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Travel and tourism will outpace world economic growth over the next 10 years but must cut its greenhouse gas emissions “aggressively”, the World Travel & ...

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Agents need to ‘be honest’ with clients to resolve airline booking challenges
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Travel agents need to have “honest conversations” with clients as airline rescheduling and cancellations continue to pose a major problem during the booking ...

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Comment: The travel industry’s digital transformation should be celebrated
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The travel industry’s digital transformation continues to accelerate unabated, a process sped up by the pandemic. The International Civil Aviation ...

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Forecasts downgraded for inbound travel to US
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International arrivals to the US will fail to surpass pre-pandemic levels until 2025, according to latest projections. Trade body the US Travel ...

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EasyJet reports ‘strong’ demand in peak holiday periods
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EasyJet has reported “strong” demand for peak holiday seasons but said it needs to “stimulate” bookings for other periods.Johan Lundgren, the budget carrier’s ...

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Cruise.co.uk predicts 2023 pricing to remain level with 2012
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A major OTA says cruises next year will “remain at the same price as an equivalent sailing a decade ago” despite inflation hitting a 41-year high of 11.1%.Tony ...

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Travelmarvel shows commitment to trade with fam trips pledge
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APT and Travelmarvel are showing their commitment to the trade by hosting more than 40 travel agents on new ships before the end of 2022.The sister brands are ...

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‘No way’ of achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals, WTTC told
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There is “no way” the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the core of sustainability efforts across the world will be attained by 2030, former UN ...

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Hotelbeds projects 30% growth in 2023
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Hotelbeds expects growth of 30% above this year’s levels over the next 12 months as travellers seek ways to make their trips easier and hassle-free.Rising ...

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Riviera Travel releases 2024 European river cruises
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Riviera Travel has put 13 European river cruise itineraries for 2024 on sale from today (November 30).The company is offering 301 departures between March and ...

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BA and American Airlines to share revamped New York JFK terminal
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Transatlantic partners American Airlines and British Airways are to start using a revamped Terminal 8 at New York’s JFK airport.The two airlines are ...

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Singapore Airlines and Tata to merge Air India and Vistara
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Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Indian conglomerate Tata Sons (Tata) have agreed to merge Air India and Vistara, to create India’s leading airline group.SIA will ...

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UK arrivals to Western Australia reach 68% of pre-Covid levels
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Western Australia has outperformed the rest of the country for leisure arrivals, with visitors up 5.1% year-on-year.UK arrivals in the state are estimated to ...

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Sport specialist MSG Tours opens office in Gloucester
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Sports travel specialist MSG Tours is continuing its post-pandemic growth with the opening of a new office in the city of Gloucester.The new premises are 200 ...

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Agents can earn higher commissions with Scenic Group, new UK boss says
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Scenic Group’s new UK boss believes the “very unique” positioning of Scenic and Emerald Cruises means agents can earn higher commissions when ...

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EasyJet reports ‘phenomenal’ response to recruitment campaign
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EasyJet has revealed a “phenomenal” response to its latest recruitment campaign, targeting candidates aged over 45.It started the advertising drive last week, ...

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Former PM Theresa May slams Covid travel restrictions
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Former UK prime minister Theresa May has slammed the government restrictions on travel during the Covid-19 pandemic, arguing they caused “acute damage” to “a ...

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Intrepid Travel boss challenges more travel firms to become B Corporations
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Intrepid Travel’s boss has encouraged rival tour operators to step up and join the operator in becoming a certified B Corporation company.The adventure ...

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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines to sell 924-passenger Braemar
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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is looking to sell its vessel Braemar after taking the “difficult” decision not to bring the ship back into service.Managing ...

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AmaWaterways fills final BDM role with Jayne Lambert hire
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AmaWaterways has hired a business development manager to oversee the south-east of England.Jayne Lambert joins the river line from Advantage Travel Partnership ...

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G Trek for Good funds will support Botswana tourism project
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Proceeds from the G Trek for Good that took place ahead of the Travel Convention in Morocco last month will support the indigenous San community in ...

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EasyJet expands at Manchester and Belfast International
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EasyJet will expand operations at Manchester and Belfast International airports next summer, launching new services to Murcia in Spain and the Greek island of ...

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New data downgrades global travel and tourism greenhouse gas emissions
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Previous estimates suggesting that the global travel and tourism sector was responsible for up to 11% of all emissions has been debunked by new ...

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Luxury cruise passengers ‘resilient’ to cost of living and economic pressures
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Luxury cruise passengers remain resilient to political and economic instability or increases in the cost of living, a new poll reveals. A majority (92%) ...

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Manchester airport agrees hydrogen ‘superfuel’ pipeline
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Manchester plans to become the first UK airport with a direct pipeline supply of low carbon hydrogen ‘superfuel’.Seen as playing a key role in decarbonising ...