Greece has been removed from the UK’s travel corridor. However, five Greek islands have been exempted from the action by officials.
Regional airline Flybe has just announced a new daily route in between Manchester and Amsterdam. The new service from Schipol airport is set to beging October 26. The airline has announced one way fares in the range of £39.99.
Loyalty management company Aimia has just acquired a 25% stake in Spanish loyalty coalition Travel Club. The six million members of Travel Club now integrate with the international membership base eg. the UK’s Nectar, Nectar Italia, and Aeroplan etc.
RealHolidayReports has been purchased by UK holiday review site Sunshine.co.uk. The online travel agency says the acquisition was for better informing clients about holidays.
Headed to the UK? Wondering what’s on during your stay there? Hunting festivals via Google, or even through tourism portals can be time consuming and a pain. The infographic below solves for the pain of hunting what festivals are scheduled year round in the United Kingdom.
Horrible news for high street and travel, Thomas Cook will cut some 2,500 UK jobs and close nearly 200 agencies according to news from Reuters, the world’s oldest travel firm. The Euro and other economic crises in key markets for Cook are to blame for what might end a fatal blow to the 172 year old company.
For another tourism boost after London 2012, the UK calls on none other than Bond, James Bond to “turn” foreigners for VisitBritain. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Ian Fleming’ s notorious character on film, an all out ad campaign is set to be launched.
In travel news from Turkey, inbound tourism there has taken a hit so far this year as March saw a nearly 10 percent drop over the same period in a year ago. The Tourism Ministry reported just short of one and a half million tourists arriving in March.
News from London reveals CT Business Travel’s acquisition of Maidstone business Medway Travel Limited. After 8 months of research in the sector, CT Business Travel selected Medway as their logical growth opportunity.
Let’s face it, no matter how much or often you surf the web searching for the best of the best, there’s always something really nice that escapes your attention. Researching the travel niche this morning we ran across a fascinating adventure tour business Adventure North Wales, via Twitter no less. Read on and learn a bit about Wales, and one company adventurous enough to cater to a lesser known niche.
In online travel news, Travel Republic has been bought by a subsidiary of Emirates Airlines. The deal finalized December 29 was first reported on Reuters telling of Dnata World Travel’s acquisition for an undisclosed sum.
The UK was buoyed last week by the arrival of two very cuddly and very welcome visitors. Tian Tian and Yang Guang, two giant Pandas arrived on a flight from China on the 4th of December, ready for a new life in Edinburgh zoo, Scotland. The fanfare around the arrival of these two highly fashionable additions to the zoos repertoire was immense, with news channels closely following their ceremonious delivery, while huge crowds are expected in the Scottish capital upon the grand unveiling.
One of the world’s most venerable travel companies, Thomas Cook, appears to be on the ropes. The tour operator, second largest in Europe, saw its shares sink 75 % at close, on top of other company troubles.
Go Ahead Tours has announced 4 new Vacation packages to selected destinations; Greece, Turkey & the Aegean, Vietnam & Cambodia: Treasures of Southeast Asia, England’s Countryside & Wales, and Best of New Zealand: North to South Islands. For travelers searching for all inclusives to these regions, the company offers great solutions.
If you’ve ever wondered how travel companies like Thomas Cook got so prominent, last weeks 170th anniversary of their founders holidays should be a clue. Thomas Cook’s first hosted tour, a train ride with 500 demonstrators back in 1841, launched maybe the world’s most respected holiday travel company.