British Airways is preparing to cancel flights on at least five consecutive days in September following the announcement of strike action by pilots. Members of staff represented by the British Airline Pilots Association will take industrial action on September 9th, 10th and 27th in a dispute over pay.
VisitEngland’s August bank holiday trip-tracker survey has revealed that 8.6 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this bank holiday weekend, bringing an estimated £2.1 billion boost to the economy.
Some 141,000 UK visitors came to Chicago last year, contributing to the total of 2.2 million international visitors in 2018. These visits contribute significantly to the city’s 33 million overnight visitors who came to Chicago last year.
The industry association revealed it will focus on two key themes - sustainability and wellness - to showcase and champion what cruise lines are doing in terms of creating a sustainable future and enriching wellness experiences.
Visit Orlando chief executive, George Aguel, has announced industry veteran Michael Waterman has been appointed chief sales officer for the organisation.
Higher prices and over-tourism in European capitals may be leading growing numbers of UK holidaymakers to swap established favourites like Paris and Amsterdam for a new generation of little-known cities – according to a new city breaks review by Post Office Travel Money.
The Competition & Markets Authority has warned Sabre’s proposed takeover of Farelogix raises competition concerns in the supply of IT systems used by airlines and travel agents to sell airline tickets.
York-based Great Rail Journeys is to acquire Vacations By Rail, an independent US provider of escorted and independent rail holidays. Great Rail Journeys hopes the deal will position the company as a leading escorted rail company.
There was growth in many areas of the operation, especially non-transatlantic international overflying traffic and transatlantic overflights, increasing by 6.5 per cent and five per cent respectively.
Visits to England’s attractions rose by two per cent in 2018, with revenue also up by two per cent on the previous year, according to figures from VisitEngland’s annual Attractions Survey.
Melissa Tilling has revealed she will step down from her role as managing director of Funway Holidays after 11 years with the company. The company is owned by Apple Leisure Group Vacations.
Tui has said robust business has outweighed problems with the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max in the third quarter. As a result, the European travel and tourism operator upheld its earnings outlook for the full year.