Author: Sharon Comrie

Only non-stop service UK to Taiwan takes off

The first China Airlines aircraft to fly to the UK on the airline’s new non-stop route from Taiwan arrived last week. The first flight commemorates the start of the only non-stop service between Taiwan and the UK, and marks China Airlines’ return to the UK after a five year hiatus. The China Airlines A350-900 carries up to 306 passengers, with a three class configuration available: Premium Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins. The flight schedule will see departures four times per week from Gatwick’s South Terminal, increasing to five times per week in March 2018.     A member of the SkyTeam global airline...

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TTC Agent Academy launches parent company e-learning course

The growth of the TTC Agent Academy continues with the introduction of a new course for agents that features five fun and interactive e-learning modules highlighting The Travel Corporation’s diversity of immersive travel experiences. The TTC Agent Academy platform showcases four core TTC brands through The Trafalgar Academy, Contiki U, Insight Specialist, and Uniworld River Cruise Specialist. By completing the new TTC e-learning course, agents will build their knowledge of the international family of travel brands, and achieve satisfied clients, repeat business, increased earning potential and greater profitability with TTC’s commissions. Loyal agents will also be given various selling opportunities, incentives and exclusive offers....

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Emirates celebrates premium cabin numbers

Emirates has carried over 2.5 million passengers in its premium cabins from the UK in the last decade. This milestone coincides with the unveiling of the new 777 First Class Cabin during the Dubai Air Show last month. Demand for premium travel has continued to be resilient in the last decade, with discerning travellers looking for ultimate comfort and ease when flying, whether for business or pleasure. Emirates’ network helps passengers from across the UK to reach many popular destinations around the world with just one connection. The top destinations for travellers from Glasgow in Business Class were Singapore...

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Agents to win afternoon tea at the Ritz

This month Silversea is giving agents across the UK the chance to win afternoon tea for two at the Ritz London as part of the Silversea Advocates recognition programme.   The ten winning agents will be chosen from a shortlist provided by Silversea’s regional sales managers, with each putting forward agents based on their sales performances, marketing promotions or events. In addition to the monthly prizes, all the agents recognised as Silversea Advocates throughout the year will be invited to a VIP thank you lunch taking place in early 2018. Furthermore, 10 lucky winners will also have the chance to experience...

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Air Canada debuts exclusive Signature Suite at Toronto

Air Canada unveiled today the Air Canada Signature Suite for its top International Business customers at its Toronto Pearson global hub. The new suite is an exclusive airport retreat for eligible premium customers with a cocktail lounge space with full service bar and a selection of hors d’œuvresand specialty snacks, a quiet sitting area and concierge service. The Air Canada Signature Suite is accessible to all full fare paying International Business Class customers, excluding upgrades and most point redemption programmes. The 6,400-square-foot suite, located by Air Canada’s international departure gates at Toronto Pearson Terminal 1, can accommodate up to 160...

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