A group of leading travel companies have written to the home secretary, Priti Patel, urging an immediate withdrawal of government plans to impose a mandatory 14-day quarantine on anyone arriving in the UK.
Specialist Leisure Group has gone into administration with thousands of job losses and cancelled bookings expected. The company owns the coach companies Shearings and National Holidays.
UKHospitality has revealed the results of the first comprehensive survey of the hospitality sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. The results have highlighted flaws in the level of support provided to businesses during the crisis.
Travel PR specialist Lotus has launched its second regional business. Lotus Asia will be headquartered in Malaysia supported by a team in Singapore, to offer dedicated local support as well as a full-service across south-east Asia.
MMGY Hills Balfour has rejigged its leadership structure, as former executive vice president of the World Travel & Tourism Council Caroline Moultrie joins as managing director.
Founded in 2004 by Parik Laxminarayan and Alex Metzler, Enchanting Travels provides exclusive, customised travel experiences for guests primarily from North America, western Europe and Australia.
In what is somewhat optimistically being branded the year of the vegan, Laura Ashley the Tea Room has launched a brand-new vegan afternoon tea menu at its tea rooms in Burnham Beeches, Coventry, and Solihull.
Developed in Japan, these small, ‘no frills’, pod-style rooms fit all the usual mod cons into half the size of a standard budget hotel room, but for less than half the nightly rate.
The attraction will be designed, delivered and operated by Heritage Great Britain in partnership with Corestate and will open up the landmark building to the public for the first time.
London-based PR operation Grifco is to merge with MMGY Global, the world’s leading integrated travel and hospitality marketing company. Along with sister company Ophir PR, Grifco will become part of MMGY Global’s London operation.
The newly appointed chairman of the Aviation Club of the UK, Karl Brünjes, told members and guests at the iconic Institute of directors: “We are the UK’s Aviation Club yet with an international reputation and membership, and one we seek to expand.”
RBH has announced the appointment of a new chief commercial officer to the company’s executive committee.