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Maine to lead Tour Partner Group from September

Maine to lead Tour Partner Group from September

Hotels & More has announced the creation of a new group chief executive role with the appointment of Paul Maine. Maine will lead the newly named Tour Partner Group, the holding company for Hotels & More, Irish Welcome Tours and Authentic Vacations.

ABTA: 2.1 million Brits set to head abroad for bank holiday break

ABTA: 2.1 million Brits set to head abroad for bank holiday break

ABTA is estimating that 2.1 million Brits are set to head abroad this bank holiday weekend. With temperatures around the Mediterranean expected to hit the low thirties over the weekend, Spain remains a popular destination, and southern Spain, the Balearics and the Canary Islands in particular are all expecting large numbers of British holidaymakers.

VFS Global completes acquisition of TT Services

VFS Global completes acquisition of TT Services

VFS Global has completed the acquisition of visa service provider TT Services. The transaction enables VFS Global to leverage on core competences and brands and to further enhance operating performance.

Nearly seven million Brits planning UK bank holiday break

Nearly seven million Brits planning UK bank holiday break

VisitEngland’s August Bank Holiday Trip Tracker shows that 6.9 million Brits are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this weekend, bringing an estimated £1.7 billion boost to the UK economy. The figures show an increase on last year’s results when 5.1 million adults in Britain planned to take an overnight holiday trip in the UK during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Russian visitors boost tourism figures in Cologne, Germany

Russian visitors boost tourism figures in Cologne, Germany

Cologne is more popular than ever as a leisure and business destination, as shown by the strong growth of its visitor numbers in the first half of this year. From January to June 2017, 1,756,377 visitors came to Cologne (an increase of 11.3 per cent) and generated 3,051,072 overnight stays in this city (an increase of 13.1 per cent).