The Travel Corporation has appointed Vicky Billing as head of UK trade sales for four of its guided holiday brands - Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Costsaver and Luxury Gold.
FCM Travel Solutions has appointed Jason Dunderdale as head of UK Sales. He joins from car rental provider Sixt, where he has been head of travel sales, UK & Ireland, for the last three years.
Pilots represented by the British Airline Pilots Association at British Airways have begun a two-day strike. Pilots walked out at midnight in a dispute over pay and conditions – it is the first pilot strike in the history of the airline, which is celebrating its centenary this year.
Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours has launched its first dedicated UK trade-facing brochure to help agents increase their commission. The company is the tour partner to Sandals and Beaches Resorts throughout the Caribbean.
TripAdvisor is failing to stop a “flood” of fake and suspicious five-star reviews from artificially boosting the ratings of some of its highest-ranked hotels, a Which? Travel investigation has revealed.
Oliver Garner has been appointed chief executive of both Classic Collection Holidays and Classic Package Holidays - the online agent-only booking portal launched by On the Beach earlier this year.
Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has said the Jamaican-based Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre has begun to mobilise resources to assist the Bahamas following the devastating effects of hurricane Dorian.
VisitEngland has launched the next phase of its campaign to get more young Brits to take a short break at home with a series of new short films and images. VisitEngland statistics show that 16-to-34-year olds had the lowest growth across all age groups for taking holidays at home during the last decade, 2008 to 2018.
As schools begin the academic year and consider organising school trips, the UK Civil Aviation Authority is warning parents and teachers to check any overseas travel is ATOL protected before booking.
Secret Escapes Group has appointed Andy Botha to the role of chief financial officer. Botha, formerly group chief financial officer at ZPG, has over 17 years’ experience working with high growth digital, e-commerce and leisure businesses and is an experienced board level leader.
Potential industrial action at Heathrow has been averted after a multi-year pay deal was agreed by members of Unite employed in baggage handling at the airport. The pay deal covers hundreds of workers employed by Babcock Airports.
Founded by Geoffrey Kent and his parents in 1962 as a safari outfitter, A&K’s award-winning travel services now extend around the globe to more than 100 countries on all seven continents.