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Amanda Hills-Balfour, founder, Hills Balfour, and Craig Compagnone, executive vice president, MMGY

Amanda Hills-Balfour, founder, Hills Balfour, and Craig Compagnone, executive vice president, MMGY

12 March 2018 Videos

Hills Balfour has officially joined forces with MMGY Global, the world’s largest integrated marketing company specialising in travel and hospitality, with the deal announced at ITB Berlin. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Amanda Hills-Balfour, founder, Hills Balfour, and Craig Compagnone, executive vice president of ‎business strategy for MMGY Global, about the deal and what it means for their respective clients.

Finn Partners acquires UK-based Brighter Group

Finn Partners acquires UK-based Brighter Group

8 January 2018 Organisations & Operators

Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, has acquired The Brighter Group, a London-based PR and marketing firm focused on the travel and tourism sector. Debbie Flynn, founder of the Brighter Group, will serve as managing partner, while Steve Dunne, current chairman of the Brighter Group, will become senior partner, strategy.

Major improvements for group visitors at Stonehenge

Major improvements for group visitors at Stonehenge

19 April 2017 Tourism News

English Heritage has opened a newly-designed permanent coach park at Stonehenge. It marks the completion of the first phase of a major improvement project aimed at giving tour groups arriving by coach a better and more streamlined welcome to the World Heritage Site and at easing pressure points for all visitors at the popular site at peak times.

British Museum holds on to UK top tourism spot

British Museum holds on to UK top tourism spot

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions has announced its members’ visitor figures for 2015 today, which saw an average increase of 1.61 per cent on 2014 visitor numbers to London attractions. Scottish attractions had the greatest increase of 5.48 per cent. Overall 124.4 million visits were made to the top 230 ALVA sites in 2015.

Wratten takes over leadership of CTI

Wratten takes over leadership of CTI

CTI, the leading regional business travel provider, has announced the appointment of Clive Wratten as its chief executive. Wratten, 52, joined CTI in June 2015 as commercial director, and since joining has already restructured the sales and client management teams and evolved CTI’s positioning to be a Travel Partnership Company.

Alton Towers founder outlines plan for new UK park

Alton Towers founder outlines plan for new UK park

3 September 2015 Tourism News

John Broome, founder Alton Towers theme park, has revealed he has begun work on a new attraction in Cornwall. Hoping to create a “premier European resort,” Broome has taken over Crealy Great Adventure Park in Wadebridge. To be rebranded Camel Creek Resort, the project will include up to 236 holiday villas, courtyard properties, tree houses, a pool, spa, restaurant, pub and convention centre.