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More businesses look for ABTA TMCs

New research, released ahead of the Business Travel Show later this month, finds over four in five managers say that membership of ABTA is important or very important when they select a travel management company. This is up from 82% in 2017 and is even higher than the...

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Oceania launches three promotions for Wave

Oceania Cruises is offering guests the chance to enjoy the ‘OLife Ultimate’ package in the Caribbean with excursions, shipboard credit, a beverage package, internet and gratuities, all included as part of the cruise fare. The line has also revealed added-value...

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TIPTO expands welcomes RCD Hotels

TIPTO has diversified its member portfolio by welcoming RCD Hotels and its three luxury hotel brands. This iconic hotel group enhances TIPTO’s agent offering and takes its total members for year 19 to 23. RCD Hotels joins TIPTO with the aim of boosting its travel...

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Air Canada develops virtual reality to showcase Dreamliner

Air Canada is the first Canadian airline to use virtual reality technology to simulate the experience of flying on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner for travel agents and potential customers. Through a fully immersive, interactive experience, users can explore all three...

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Silversea joins TIPTO

TIPTO has welcomed Silversea as its 21st supplier member for year 19. Silversea joins TIPTO to enhance its partnerships with UK travel agents by offering more training and incentives. Helen Crosbie, National and Key Account Manager, Silversea comments: “Silversea is...

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Universal Studios ticket now includes early admission

All Attraction World customers who book a Universal Studios Hollywood 1-Day Ticket will automatically get early park admission included. This means that Attraction World guests can enter the park one hour before general opening times which is a huge advantage given...

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Busiest June on record for Edinburgh Airport

Additional routes and a continued surge in international passengers resulted in Edinburgh Airport’s busiest June on record. A total of 1,304,074 passengers passed through the terminal in June 2017 – up 11.1% on the same month last year. It means June 2017 was the...

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Uniworld incentive gives agents the chance to win

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is launching a new incentive which gives agents the chance to win a different grand prize each week, themed around a colour wheel. Based on the Uniworld strapline, ‘The World Is Your Canvas. Colour It As You Please’ which...

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Emirates celebrates 4m landmark at Glasgow  

Emirates has revealed that it has carried four million passengers from Glasgow to Dubai since the route first launched in 2004. In the past twelve months alone, over 215,000 people have travelled from Glasgow to Dubai with Emirates. The airline also saw a record July...

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SuperBreak adds Edinburgh charter to northern Iceland

Super Break has added a charter flights to Akureyi in northern Iceland from Edinburgh on 15th January. Located 62km from the Arctic Circle, Akureryi is the perfect base from which to explore the natural beauty that northern Iceland offers. This new programme of...

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Glasgow Airport’s best ever July

Glasgow Airport has recorded its busiest ever month as more than 1,082,000 passengers travelled through its doors in July – representing a 6.2% increase on the same period in 2016. International traffic grew by 10.1% with long-haul routes including Emirates’ daily...

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Loganair’s MD Jonathan Hinkles

Loganair signs codeshare with BA Loganair has signed a new codeshare agreement with British Airways. The new agreement, which comes into effect this week when Loganair begins operating as an independent airline, will enable customers from the Highlands and Islands to...

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Vietnam and Abu Dhabi top the ‘most wanted’ list

Gold Medal has reported a 289 per cent increase in forward 2017 summer holiday sales year-on-year to Vietnam and a 294 per cent increase to Abu Dhabi compared to the same period in 2016. The leap in sales for Vietnam can be partly explained by the new UK non-stop...

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Free champers from Attraction World

Attraction World has teamed up with the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye to bring agents an exclusive offer.   Bookings with travel before 31st December will include a complimentary glass of chilled champagne on the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye when booked with a combo ticket....

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Trafalgar launches 2018 Asia programme

Trafalgar has launched its 2018 Asia programme offering travellers a choice of 22 journeys. The collection features five new itineraries; three in Japan, one in India and the third taking in Singapore and Malaysia. Ruth Hilton, Sales & Business Development...

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Qatar waives entry visa requirements for UK citizens

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior, Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar Airways have announced that Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries including the UK, effective immediately. Citizens of the UK wishing to visit Qatar will no longer need to apply or...

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Speakers announced for The Travel Convention

Further speakers have been announced for this year’s Travel Convention with James McClure, General Manager, Northern Europe, Airbnb and Dominic Tucker, Head of Sales UK&I, Norwegian and Helen Caron, Distribution and Cruise Director, TUI UK & Ireland joining...

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New group formed to help emerging destination promote tourism

A new trade association has been set up to help promote new, emerging and established destinations to develop their tourism industries on a worldwide basis.   The London-based Association for International Travel and Tourism (AITT) aims to promote leisure and...

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New Japan Tours for 2018

Japan Links Travel has designed two new tours departing in 2018. These new tours are now available to book and the company is also offering a summer sale discount of £100 off per person until 30th June The Essential Japan Tour is eight days from £2999 and takes in...

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