IATA has sought to quell concerns over the safety of air travel after one of its own experts said the chance of catching Covid-19 while flying had increased following the spread of the Omicron variant.
Over the course of the pandemic, Scott Dunn has taken the time to speak to its guests to ensure that the brand is listening and adapting to evolving demographics and booking patterns.
ABTA has criticised £1 billion in emergency funding for the hospitality sector in the UK, arguing the plight of the travel industry has been ignored.
ABTA has requested an urgent meeting with the chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, and the secretary of state for transport, Grant Shapps, to discuss the financial situation in the tourism sector.
Explore has announced the recruitment of Jae Hopkins, who will take up the role of marketing director at the company on January 4th.
Winners include Maldives, which cemented its reputation as the definitive secluded sanctuary to win ‘World’s Leading Destination’ for the second time.
Visit Greater Palm Springs has confirmed Kimber Foster will take over as director of Palm Springs Tourism. Foster will work with the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism to drive awareness of the city.
ABTA has joined calls for a relaxation of testing requirements for travellers to and from the UK. The body has also issued a plea for financial support as bookings slip in response to restrictions.
UKinbound and 67 business leaders from the tourism industry have written to the prime minister, Boris Johnson, to ask for emergency financial support in light of the Omicron travel restrictions.
VisitBritain has announced a new fund available to destination management companies and inbound tour operators to support in building back demand for Britain.
Dubai Holding has announced the appointment of Fernando Eiroa as the new chief executive of Dubai Holding Entertainment. The body is a diversified global investment company.
The company, which took trips off sale for the majority of the summer, reported a total loss of £37 million for financial 2021, compared to a loss of £46 million the previous year.