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Emirates daily from Edinburgh in October

Edinburgh Airport has welcomed the announcement that Emirates will arrive into Edinburgh later this year with the launch of a service to Dubai. The daily service will begin on the 1st October with the Boeing B777-300ER touching down in Edinburgh at 1450 before...

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BA launches new Edinburgh – Florence route

British Airways is to launch a new route between Edinburgh and Florence as the airline gears up for one of its busiest summers ever in Scotland.  The new route means that there will be an additional 7,000 British Airways seats at Edinburgh on the summer only schedule...

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Logan air Team

Greig White, formerly of Etihad Airlines, has joined the sales team at Loganair, to work alongside Donna McHugh and Audrey Thomson. Greig’s priority will be in and around Britain’s newest regional airport - Carlisle Lake District. Loganair commences three new routes...

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New Pole to Pole

Phil Grossart (centre, Bryton Travel) joined Hurtigruten and Travel 2 on a trip to explore and learn about Hurtigruten’s pole to pole offering.  The group, along with Hurtigruten and Travel 2 representatives including Danny Giles (far left, Hurtigruten), joined a...

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Glasgow Airport New Managing Director

Glasgow Airport has confirmed that Mark Johnston has been appointed as Managing Director. Mark is currently the airport’s Operations Director, a position he has held since 2015 and will take up his position on 1st June reporting directly to Derek Provan who recently...

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Registrations open for ABTA’s 2018 Travel Convention

Registration for the Travel Convention is now open with a discounted Early Bird registration fee available to delegates until the end of June. This year’s event will take place in Seville from 8th to 10th October. The Convention will be held at the five star Barceló...

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Celebrity offers Scottish ship-based training

Celebrity Cruises is maximising on its largest ever UK and Ireland deployment by offering more than 1,300 agents interactive ship-board training opportunities during 2018 including one session in Scotland. The Scottish event is on 8th August in Inverness. The treasure...

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Multimillion pound refurb for Dundee hotel

A multi-million pound refurbishment of Dundee hotel, Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, has been completed. The hotel has seen a £2.4 million refurbishment take place, with all 151 bedrooms and suites throughout the hotel transformed, alongside an update to the leisure...

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CostSaver’s value tours outperform thanks agents

Since rolling out its full programme in the UK in 2017, value tour operator CostSaver has seen sales go from strength to strength, performing at 30% over all projected targets. The innovation of CostSaver’s ‘Ready to Go’ rate is clearly resonating well with the trade...

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Saying “I do”on a sun-kissed deck

Star Clippers is offering the opportunity enjoy a marriage blessing during a sailing on board the tall ships. Star Clippers offers fully-crewed sailing voyages on board three tall ships, cruising the Mediterranean, Indonesia, Thailand, Borneo, Malaysia and the...

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CMV offers summer prizes

Cruise and Maritime Voyages is giving agents the opportunity to be entered into a draw to win one of ten summer prizes during May and June. Prizes include a Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight, Horse Racing Day for Two, a Hamper with Prosecco, a portable charcoal BBQ with...

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Celebrity Cruise Winners

Michelle Holt and Helen McHarg, both Barrhead Travel were prizewinners in Celebrity Cruises’ #CelebrityLovesAgents campaign and enjoyed a personal visit from one of the stars of TV’s Love Island. Michelle is pictured far right and Helen centre with Mandy Burrie...

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Changes to ABTA’s arbitration scheme

ABTA is announcing changes to its arbitration scheme, following the appointment of dispute resolution specialists Hunt ADR who will now handle ABTA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution schemes. While much of the scheme will remain the same, the claim bands will be...

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VisitGuernsey report uplift in bookings since film release

Since the release of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society in UK cinemas just last month, VisitGuernsey is reporting a significant increase in holiday bookings, as tourists plan visits to the island that inspired the film. In the immediate five-days after...

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Gold Medal forward bookings up over 20%

Gold Medal is launching its new 2019 Caribbean and Mexico brochure following a 21 per cent year-on-year increase in passenger numbers and 34 per cent year-on-year increase in room night bookings for 2019 departures to the region. The new brochure features ten new...

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Super Break extends Iceland programme with Inverness

Due to demand from agents, Super Break has added four new ‘Incredible Iceland’ departures to its winter 2018/19 programme to Akureyri, including one date from Inverness.  A three night short break package, including a direct charter flights on 8th March 2019 is now on...

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New Head of UK Trade Sales

With immediate effect Dawn Quinn will become Head of UK Trade Sales, Scenic Group, taking over from Angela Sloan who is leaving the company

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Travelsphere launches VIP private transfers and £49 Deposits

With over 800 guaranteed departures to more than 60 destinations, along with free private airport transfers on its worldwide holidays, lowest ever deposits on all European holidays and savings on early bookings, Travelsphere has launched its latest holiday collection....

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