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Thomas Cook Sport signs travel partnership with Saracens

Thomas Cook Sport signs travel partnership with Saracens

Thomas Cook Sport has been unveiled as preferred travel supplier for reigning European Champions & Aviva Premiership club, Saracens. Thomas Cook Sport will become the club’s team travel supplier for the senior squad as well as supporter travel, for the next three seasons.

OAG ranks Heathrow best in world for connectivity

OAG ranks Heathrow best in world for connectivity

London Heathrow has taken the number one spot in OAG’s annual list of the top 50 international megahubs, with the top three airports all hailing from Europe. Frankfurt took second spot while Amsterdam sat in third place.

Stewart elected Latin American Travel Association chairman

Stewart elected Latin American Travel Association chairman

Colin Stewart has been elected as the new chairman of the Latin American Travel Association. Stewart’s appointment as chairman, which is now in effect, was unanimously voted for by the LATA committee and will see him continue to drive the organisation forward in its mission to grow travel to and around Latin America.

UK tourism records best month since figures began in July

UK tourism records best month since figures began in July

Figures released today show that July was the strongest month for inbound tourism to the UK since official records began in 1961. There were a record four million overseas visits to the UK in July, the first month to ever break through the four million mark, and up six per cent on the same month last year.

Turkish Airlines signs 40 Dreamliner deal with Boeing

Turkish Airlines signs 40 Dreamliner deal with Boeing

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have announced the airline’s intention to order 40 787-9 Dreamliners. Boeing and the Turkish government also announced the Boeing Turkey National Aerospace Initiative, which is designed to support the growth of the Turkish aerospace industry.

Thomson prepares to complete TUI brand changeover

Thomson prepares to complete TUI brand changeover

TUI Group has launched a campaign to raise awareness that Thomson is changing to TUI with a new TV ad debuting during ITV’s flagship Saturday night programme, the X Factor. The advert shows a man diving into clear crystal blue water; the message was simple, ‘Thomson is changing to TUI’.

Saint Petersburg to host 23rd UNWTO General Assembly in 2019

Saint Petersburg to host 23rd UNWTO General Assembly in 2019

Russian cultural capital Saint Petersburg will host the 23rd General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. The event will take place in 2019 and follows the successful hosting the 22nd event in Chengdu, China, this month.