Economic pressures are ushering in a new trend in the travel industry, with increasing numbers of tourists placing higher value on price than they do with established brand names, according to new revelations from the Abta Travel Convention in Turkey.
As Greece slides further into the unknown, many European travel companies are reportedly preparing for the country to exit the eurozone. Yesterday the government announced new elections to be held in June after efforts to hammer out a new government failed this week. Thomas Cook, and other major travel players, are preparing for the eventuality of a Greek withdrawal.
In news from ABTA, the speaker lineup for this year’s Travel Matters Conference has been announced. Their news also confirms that John Penrose MP, Minister for Tourism and Heritage, will be among the distinguished industry figures appearing in the program.