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Lufthansa Group restarts Scottish flights

Due to the significant changes in booking demands from passengers, the Lufthansa Group Airlines are switching their focus from short to long-term flight planning, and implementing additional services between July and October. As a result, the Lufthansa Group Airlines...

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100th birthday of the Grade II listed Scenic Railway

Dreamland Margate celebrated the 100th birthday of the Grade II listed Scenic Railway – the oldest wooden rollercoaster in the UK - with a curiously cuddly experiment – filling the railway’s seats with 28 giant 44” tall teddy bears and capturing their ride...

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Naga Cruises launches in Vietnam

Two itineraries are being offered initially by Naga Cruises, operating every weekend from 4th September.A 2-night circular cruise out of Saigon's My Tho port takes guests through the heart of the Mekong Delta to the Cambodian border and back...

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Leading public health experts oversee cruise HSS

Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings are to develop enhanced cruise health and safety standards in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The companies have asked Governor Mike Leavitt and Dr. Scott Gottlieb to serve as co-chairs of...

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Local airports look for quarantine clarity

Derek Provan, chief executive of AGS Airports which owns and manages Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, has this week asked the Government for clarity regarding quarantine. Said Mr Provan: “We said at the outset that a blanket quarantine policy would be...

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Blackpool’s good to go

Blackpool’s tourism industry has reopened – with around 150 businesses already signed up to a new COVID-Safe industry standard.Many of the resort’s key attractions – including Blackpool Pleasure Beach, The Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Zoo, Blackpool Piers,...

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Sandals extends 45% off and Booking Bonus

Sandals and Beaches Resorts has extended offers of up to 45% off and an additional Booking Bonus of up to £600 off new bookings made before 31st July. Holidays on sale include Antigua, Barbados, Jamaica, Grenada, St Lucia, the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos, for...

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JTA looks to reopen Glasgow office

JTA Travel Group is looking at the feasibility of reopening its office in Glasgow,following the recent announcements concerning the restructuring of Travel2. If plans go ahead, JTA would look to recruit within the region and assist inprioritising any...

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Malta opens to Brits from 15 July

From 15th July, Malta will lift restrictions on all flight arrivals including the United Kingdom. Flights will resume from 18 UK airports with routes operated by Air Malta, British Airways, easyJet, Jet2 and Ryanair. British visitors are encouraged to follow their own...

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P&O sells Oceana to “fit for future growth”

P&O Cruises has confirmed that Oceana will leave the fleet from this month. PO Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “Whilst we and many of our guests will miss Oceana, her departure will allow us to focus on our remaining ships in the fleet, as capacity expands...

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Longer-term measures will also be needed once travel restarts

Prior to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s fiscal statement this week, ABTA’s Chief Executive, Mark Tanzer, has written to Rishi Sunak to highlight that tailored support including ongoing salary support and financial assistance, is required to help minimise further...

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Train with TIPTO and win a Pandora

TIPTO continues to support agents in their drive to boost sales with its latest training incentive. Offering one agent the chance to win a Pandora charm bracelet and three charms, this incentive encourages agents to complete all available TIPTO supplier training...

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Honeymoon Planners of Year

The Travel Company Edinburgh won Honeymoon Planners of Year for Scotland in the Scottish Wedding Awards. TTCE’s Catherine Lornie and Angelina Fairgrieve,  General Manager at The Travel Company Edinburgh collect the award with Angelina saying “We are delighted to have...

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Funway Prize Winner

Pictured receiving her prize from Funway Regional Sales Manager for Funway Holidays,  Stephen Craven, presents Cara Jane Kirkwood of Bonny Travel in Bonnybridge with the prize for the operator’s February incentive of a week at Sunscape Akumal Beach in Mexico.

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Cruise Plus by Travel 2 team training

Simon McDermott from A-Rosa River Cruises recently visited the Cruise Plus by Travel 2 team in Glasgow providing training and product updates and a quiz to test the team’s knowledge.   Pictured with Simon are Lorna Thomson, Chloe Muir, Laura Gray and Christine...

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New Head of Sales and Customer Relations

Clyde Travel Management have appointed Melanie Quinn as Head of Sales and Customer Relations, as the Company expands its leadership team as part of an ambitious growth strategy.  Melanie Quinn joins Clyde from Amber Road (formally CTI), and prior to that, Etihad...

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Gibralter came to Scotland

Were you at the Gibraltar Tourist Board event in Edinburgh on the 3rd of March?Why not visit our gallery and check out the pictures from the night of everyone enjoying some Gibraltarian hospitality 

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Did you win a place on the Fam to Oman?

Oman Air, Manchester Airport & Oman Ministry of Tourism invited Scottish agents to an amazing evening on the 9th of March at 29 Glasgow, Royal Exchange Square. Pop over to our gallery to see if we were caught on camera.

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EasyJet continues expansion in Scotland

EasyJet has revealed expansion plans in Scotland, confirming that a ninth Airbus A320 family aircraft will be based in Edinburgh and five new routes will serve both Edinburgh and Glasgow.  The new aircraft will remain based in Edinburgh throughout the year, providing...

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DAT’s Esbjerg route takes off from ABZ

A new Esbjerg service began last week from Aberdeen International Airport, operated by Danish regional airline Danish Air Transport. Flights will operate once a day on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Captain Jesper Rungholm CEO and owner of Danish Air...

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