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Atlantis Aquaventure honoured by World Travel Awards
Thrill-seekers the world over have been unanimous in their praise – two brand-new towers at Atlantis Aquaventure have elevated the location to the best-in-the-business.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Raffles the Palm Dubai
Raffles the Palm Dubai is offering some extravagant surprises for couples this Valentine’s Day. From sumptuous feasts to laid-back jazz concerts, the hotel has you covered.
Spain loosens rules for younger UK travellers
From Monday, UK travellers aged between 12 and 17 can present a negative Covid-19 PCR test, taken within 72 hours of arrival to Spain, as an alternative to having been fully vaccinated.
MAG preparing for bumper half term traveller numbers
Manchester Airport is expecting February half-term to be one of its busiest periods since the pandemic began, as passengers respond to the removal of testing requirements.
ABTA celebrates as testing restrictions loosen
ABTA says hundreds of thousands of people will be heading abroad this half term for winter sun and ski trips, as families look to make the most of the relaxation of travel rules.
Gatwick to reopen south terminal next month
Gatwick Airport has announced it will reopen its south terminal in March - after nearly two years being dormant – to help meet the expected strong demand this summer.
Jet2holidays sees surge in bookings as travel reopens
With a major loosening of travel restrictions for fully vaccinated customers arriving into the UK, Jet2holidays has reported continued demand for flights as travel starts to “return to normal”.
Prince William visits Expo 2020 in Dubai
Prince William has called in at Expo 2020 to address the first Earthshot Prize Innovation Showcase. He also met with sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai.
Bookings return to 2019 levels at Travel Counsellors
Travel Counsellors reports that after the first week of February, bookings show no signs of slowing down, and are now at the same levels as 2019.
New commercial president for Seabourn
Seabourn, has strengthened its global commercial team with the appointment of Tony Roberts as global vice president commercial operations.
TUI to boost holiday options from Glasgow Airport
TUI UK has confirmed the expansion of its holiday programme for summer 2022 from Glasgow Airport with increased frequency of flying to over nine different destinations.
Aer Lingus to reconnect to Miami from October
The removal of testing requirements for fully vaccinated arrivals into the UK is welcome news for customers and will help rebuild consumer confidence in travel in 2022.