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British Airways pilot strike to cause disruption in September

British Airways pilot strike to cause disruption in September

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.

Britain prepares for record breaking bank holiday weekend

Britain prepares for record breaking bank holiday weekend

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.

UK visitors drive arrivals upward in Chicago

UK visitors drive arrivals upward in Chicago

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.

Sustainability theme for CLIA Cruise Month campaign

Sustainability theme for CLIA Cruise Month campaign

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.

Post Office identifies next city-break stars

Post Office identifies next city-break stars

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.

Great Rail Journeys unveils United States acquisition

Great Rail Journeys unveils United States acquisition

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.

NATS records busiest ever day in UK airspace

NATS records busiest ever day in UK airspace

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.

Tui reaffirms earnings outlook for full year

Tui reaffirms earnings outlook for full year

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.