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A-Rosa launches first UK website

A-Rosa River Cruises has launched a new website created solely for the UK market and designed and built to support travel agents and A-ROSA UK’s tour operator partners.    The website is an information resource, detailing all the destination and cruise information...

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Loganair ceases Glasgow to London Southend

Loganair will cease its Glasgow to London Southend route from 3rd January. The airline apologised for any inconvenience to customers who have booked to travel on the route after this date and said they will be contacted and offered a full refund or a re-book option...

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Win an ‘experience day’ from TIPTO

TIPTO launches its latest training incentive offering an agent and a friend the chance to win an experience of their choice. Agents have over 900 options to choose from. Running until 30th November, agents need to complete all supplier training modules online,...

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£20m investment in transport improvements at EDI

More than £20 million is being invested to improve transport access as part of ongoing development works at Edinburgh Airport.  The first phase of the project will deliver a new East Terminus next summer which will house the airport’s licensed taxi operation for both...

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Eastern brings back Wales link from Aberdeen

Eastern Airways has reintroduced a Flybe franchise service linking Aberdeen with Cardiff offering a daily service from this month.  With 10 flights a week, services will depart Aberdeen, Monday to Thursday, at 1155, and at 1055 on Fridays.  Return services,...

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Teldar Travel launches in Scotland

Building on its international development, the booking platform Teldar Travel recently launched in Scotland. The group today already serves more than 500 corporate customers and 20,000 leisure travel businesses. Edwin Wilkinson took the leadership of this expansion...

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Balkan adds 7 weekly flights from Scotland

Balkan Holidays has released the new range for 2020. The programme has been expanded to include trips to the lakes and mountains of Bulgaria and a new hold luggage allowance of 22kg is included on charter flights.  For 2020, Balkan Holidays will offer seven flights...

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STAN talks to Lucia Rowe

With new ships and a new head of sales for the UK, A-Rosa River Cruises is certainly making inroads into the expanding UK river cruise market.  STAN talks to Lucia Rowe, managing director UK & Ireland for A-Rosa River Cruises about the future plans: Q – You opened...

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Korean Air increases frequencies and adds services

Korean Air has announced changes to its flight schedule in time for 2019 winter season.  Korean Air will boost profitability by increasing service frequency on key routes that have shown steady growth and launching new routes. First, Korean Air will launch new flights...

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New Director of Marketing

VisitScotland has appointed Vicki Miller as its new Director of Marketing. With over 18 years’ experience in the tourism industry, Vicki joined the Dumfries & Galloway Tourist Board in 2001, holding the positions of Head of Marketing & Visitor Services and...

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Loganair announces changes to ticket types

Loganair has launched its new website, offering clearer information and navigation for customers and making site access from mobile devices easier.   As part of the updates, the airline is also making some changes to its ticket types, offering greater value for...

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Promotion for Kathryn

Simpson Travel, Mediterranean luxury villa and boutique hotel operator has promoted Kathryn Coles to the newly created role as Head of Sales. Kathryn joined Simpson Travel in January as the operator looked to work more closely with selected travel agents. Since then...

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Trade professionals bring CLIA to Southampton

Europe’s leading cruise turn-around port, the Port of Southampton, will host high profile travel trade delegates from the UK at the CLIA Conference 2020, taking place in Southampton from 26th to 28th April.  Over the course of three days, delegates will hear from...

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San Diego for second Sesame Place theme park

SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, have revealed the location of a new Sesame Place theme park, the second Sesame Place in the United States. The new park will open in San Diego in spring 2021 and...

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New Florida hotel for Preferred Hotels

The Hotel Effie Sandestin in Florida has joined independent hotel brand Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Inside the gates of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast, the new luxury Hotel Effie Sandestin will open its doors in June 2020. Integrating...

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United offers more Business seats to Chicago

Every United Airlines flight between London Heathrow and Chicago will now be operated with its newly reconfigured Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.  The extended cabin features 46 United Polaris business seats in the premium cabin and 22 United Premium Plus seats. United’s...

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World’s most Instagrammed waterfalls

Using Instagram is like logging into a world of picturesque and enticing opportunities. Many look to it for inspiration on where to eat, what to buy, and even our next holiday destinations. A good way to choose this next getaway is to consider which areas have the...

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New Director Appointed

The Los Angeles Tourism Board has promoted Hayley French to Director, Travel Trade. Originally joining as an Office Assistant, French worked her way up and was promoted to Manager, Travel Trade in 2014. Reporting to the Regional Director, Francine Sheridan, Hayley’s...

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Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks New York now on sale

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks have put the New York trips on sale for Winter 2020, with more trips from more UK airports, alongside the re-introduction of direct flights and trips from Birmingham Airport.  Following another year of exceptional demand with sell out New...

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