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Joussen takes over as sole chief executive of TUI Group

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Fritz Joussen has taken over as sole chief executive of TUI Group following the company’s annual general meeting in Hanover, Germany. Upon the close of the meeting, the term of office of Peter Long as join chief expired. Long was elected as new member of the supervisory board of TUI AG. → Read More

Turkish Airlines to grow presence at Edinburgh Airport

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Turkish Airlines has confirmed it will grow the number of weekly flights from Edinburgh Airport to Istanbul to ten flights per week. The increase indicates the popularity of the airline as Edinburgh gets ready to implement the additional flights from March 27th, 2016. → Read More

TruTravels recruits Hume Whitehead for UK & Ireland PR role

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TruTravels, a specialist operator offering group experiences for backpackers and fun-loving young travellers, has appointed travel specialist Hume Whitehead to handle its public relations activity in the UK and Ireland. With immediate effect, the agency will undertake a proactive consumer and trade PR campaign to raise the company’s brand awareness, drive visitation to the brand’s website and enhance the operator’s position as a leading provider of innovative, exciting and great value trips across some of the most amazing parts of Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia. → Read More

Isle of Man welcomes rising visitor numbers

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The Isle of Man passenger survey has revealed a 6.5 per cent increase in tourist visitors to the Island in 2015, rising to 134,610. Marking the seventh year of continuous growth in tourist visits to the Island, the survey found that in the last calendar year visitors added around £10 million to the Island economy, with an average of £378 spent per visit. → Read More

TUI Group sees increased losses in first quarter as uncertainty bites

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TUI Group has delivered a first quarter loss for financial 2015/16, though figures show an improvement versus financial year 2014/15. On a constant currency basis, underlying EBITA improved by 7.2 per cent to a seasonal loss of €97.3 million euros, compared to losses last year of €104.8 million in the reporting period from October to December. However, including the impact of foreign exchange translation effects, losses rose by three per cent to €101.7 million. → Read More

Garuda Indonesia launches Wonderful Indonesia Travel Pass

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Following the recent announcement that the airline will launch the first non-stop service from the UK to Jakarta from their new base at London Heathrow, Garuda Indonesia have made travel beyond the capital that much simpler with the ‘Wonderful Indonesia Travel Pass’. The pass allows travellers the chance to explore Indonesia at their own leisure with the itinerary of their choice. → Read More

Germany looks to break 80 million inbound guest barrier for 2015

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German incoming tourism figures are heading for the 80 million mark for 2015, according to the latest information from the Federal Statistical Office. The volume of international overnights, in accommodation properties of at least ten beds, grew to 74.2 million overnights to November, an increase of 5.6 per cent compared with the same period in 2014. → Read More

Eight killed in German crash as trains collide

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Eight people have been killed and as many as 100 injured following the head on collision of two passenger trains in Germany. Up to 40 of those injured are believed to be in a critical condition following the accident near Bad Aibling, a spa town approximately 40 miles south-east of Munich, Bavaria. → Read More

Yunnan Pandaw to join Mekong fleet from September

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In response to growing demand, Pandaw has announced the launch of a brand new ship, the Yunnan Pandaw, from September 2016. The ship will become the sister to the Laos Pandaw and will sail on the Upper Mekong from Vientiane (Laos) to Jinghong (China) or visa versa on an exclusive 14-night journey. → Read More

Hainan boosts capacity on Manchester-Beijing route

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It is a very happy Chinese New Year for the UK’s third largest airport, as Hainan Airlines has increased capacity on its Manchester-Beijing route, before it has even launched. Starting on June 10th 2016, Hainan Airlines will fly four times a week to the Chinese capital and has announced this week it will increase capacity on the aircraft, going from an Airbus 330-200, to an Airbus 330-300. → Read More

Emirates adds non-stop service to Auckland, New Zealand

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Emirates will start its first non-stop service from Dubai to Auckland on March 1st, bringing many of its 38 European destinations and cities within just one-stop range of New Zealand through direct connections in Dubai. The new service will be in addition to the award-winning airline’s existing flights, meaning that Emirates will then have five services daily into New Zealand – three A380 double-decker services to Auckland via Australia, a daily Christchurch service with a Boeing 777-300ER, and the new non-stop service operated with a Boeing 777-200LR. → Read More

ABTA advises holidaymakers to book early

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The Travel Association is advising holidaymakers to book their summer holidays early this year after new figures show a 6% year on year increase in bookings for overseas summer holidays with substantial increases for Spain (27%) and Portugal (32%), with Cyprus (14%) and Malta (15%) also selling well. Bookings to Greece are at similar levels to 2015 as are those to the USA. → Read More

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