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Vietnam extends visa waiver for more years

The Government of Vietnam has confirmed a further extension of its visa exemption programme for United Kingdom passport holders - valid for single-entry stays of up to 15 days - for three more years. First introduced in 2015, the policy also applies to French, German,...

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World’s first Angry Birds World park opens

The world’s first Angry Birds World entertainment park has opened its doors in Qatar, transforming the game into a cluster of high-octane attractions. Located in Qatar’s largest fashion, dining and entertainment destination, Doha Festival City, the 17,000 sq.m park...

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Prestige reveals first new look brochure

Prestige Holidays has launched the first of its new look brochures – a bright pink dedicated Canaries programme that includes Fuerteventura for the first time. The independent operator has moved away from the traditional picture led front cover to modern and...

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Kangaroos and the Wonder of Flight

There is nothing like a good headline to catch your attention. We take our ability to fly far too much for granted these days. With the rate of progress in flight since the Wright Brothers in 1903 what lies ahead is unbelievable. Already under development are electric...

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Oman Air strengthens UK commercial team

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has added two new appointments to its UK team. Nick Beauchamp has been appointed as the new sales executive and his role will contribute towards growing Oman Air’s UK sales revenue and growing its portfolio of...

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Abu Dhabi records double-digit growth during March

The number of hotel guests staying in Abu Dhabi’s 163 hotels and hotel apartments in March reached 464,960, representing an increase of 12.3% compared to the same month last year, according to figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. That...

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New Hyatt opens in Abu Dhabi

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residence Emirates Pearl, the first Grand Hyatt hotel to open in the United Arab Emirates’ capital city, Abu Dhabi. The luxury property combines iconic brand elements with a central location in...

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Winner of the Aegean Airlines competition

Winner of the Aegean Airlines competition run in May was Julie Loftus from Kenneth Macleod Travel. Julie won two tickets to Athens on the flight from Edinburgh and is pictured with Victoria Bray and Lynda Betsch from the airline.

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SPAA discusses Brexit impact on industry with MSPs

The SPAA will discussed the possible impact of Brexit on tourism jobs at a round table with MSPs last week and raised concerns over the lack of clarity for potential changes for passengers once Britain leaves the EU. The organisation told MSPs that outbound tourism...

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New Florida exclusive offer from Attraction World

Attraction World is offering agents’ customers bookings any of the main Florida theme park tickets or packages during June and July a free Theme Park Shuttle Express Pass valid for 14 days of unlimited transport to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando...

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New Travel Trade Marketing Manager for Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has appointed a new Travel Trade Marketing Manager. Olivia Bussey, has joined the airport after previously working as a travel consultant for TUI. Working as part of the airport’s Marketing team, Olivia will be responsible for promoting the...

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Advantage celebration now open for nominations

Now in its third year, Advantage Travel Partnership will host its annual Big Celebration Lunch on Friday 5th October at the Hilton London Bankside to celebrate its members and their successes. With awards now open for nominations, members can be entered in one or more...

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Scenic Eclipse exclusive new offers

As Scenic Eclipse prepares to set sail on its inaugural voyage in August, travellers can now take advantage of a range of selected offers including $1000 per suite on board credit for use on the state-of-the-art helicopters or exclusively commissioned six-seater...

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Edinburgh picks up award

Edinburgh Airport has been named as Airport of the Year at the Scottish Transport Awards. The airport recorded the busiest ever year for a Scottish airport in 2017, handling more than 13.4 million passengers – an increase of 8.6% on the previous year. It also added 34...

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Oceania launches Travel Partnership Hub

Oceania Cruises has launched a new UK Travel Partnership Hub where agents can be rewarded, do their online training and create customisable marketing collateral, marking a milestone in Travel Agent support and recognition in the cruise line’s 15th anniversary year....

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Major international hoteliers looking at Edinburgh Marina

Edinburgh Marina Holdings is in advanced negotiations with a major international hotel partner for its new Edinburgh Marina hotel which form’s a key component of the wider £500 million waterside development. The new Edinburgh Marina Spa & Conference Hotel will...

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DFDS completes substantial fleet investment and acquisition

Following a successful first quarter in 2018, ferry operator DFDS has unveiled a substantial ship investment programme to drive continued growth in both trade and travel and acquired the Turkish shipping company U.N. Ro-Ro. DFDS has engaged in a substantial fleet...

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Caledonian Sleeper unlocks Scotland’s islands

Londoners looking to experience the tranquillity and beauty of Scotland’s islands and the West Highlands this summer can now benefit from a new travel connection to Oban. Caledonian Sleeper, the overnight train which transports guests between central London and...

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