Category Archives: Travel Guide

Gatwick looks to recovery following £465m loss | News

Dunn steps down from chief financial role at Gatwick | News

Passenger numbers at Gatwick fell 78 per cent in the year to December as the Covid-19 pandemic closed borders around the world. The airport remained open throughout the pandemic; however, all revenue streams were impacted, and the facility has reported a £465 million loss for the twelve-month period. Gatwick Airport, chief executive, Stewart Wingate said: […]

Norwegian reports £1.4bn loss for fourth quarter | News

Norwegian boosted by Christmas bookings by woes continue | News

Norwegian today reported a net loss of NOK16.6 billion (£1.4 billion) for the fourth quarter, including impairment of NOK 12.8 billion. The operating expenses before leasing and depreciation were reduced by 82 per cent compared to the same quarter last year. In 2020, the company reduced net interest-bearing debt by NOK18 billon. Demand was severely […]

VisitBritain to offer Safe Travels badge to partners | News

VisitBritain to offer Safe Travels badge to partners | News

VisitBritain has today announced that tourism businesses in the UK registered to the ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard scheme can now be automatically issued with the international ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The scheme, launched last year by VisitEngland in partnership with the tourism boards of Northern Ireland, […]

Embleton appointed chief executive of Aer Lingus | News

Embleton appointed chief executive of Aer Lingus | News

International Airlines Group has appointed Lynne Embleton to the role of chief executive of Aer Lingus. She will start her new role on April 6th. Embleton replaces Donal Moriarty who has been interim chief executive of the Irish carrier since October last year, replacing Sean Doyle, who departed to lead British Airways. Moriarty will now […]

Qantas delays international return until end of October | News

Qantas cuts 2,000 staff as ground handling is outsourced | News

Qantas and Jetstar are planning to restart regular international passenger flights to most destinations from October 31st. The delay represents a four-month extension from the previous estimate of July, which had been in place since mid-2020. The flag-carrier hopes the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine in Australia will be “effectively complete” by the deadline. Capacity […]

International Airlines Group reports €7.4bn loss for 2020 | News

Gatwick to introduce drop-off charges next month | News

International Airlines Group has reported a loss of €7.4 billion for financial 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic wrought havoc in the aviation sector. The losses include charges for exceptional items relating to fuel and currency hedges, early fleet retirement and restructuring costs. The figure is in comparison to a profit of €2.6 billion in 2019. […]

Aloha Friday Photo: More Green Sand Beach Beauty

Aloha Friday Photo: More Green Sand Beach Beauty

Mahalo to Taniecesa Kotsay-Eager for sharing this beautiful shot for Aloha Friday Photos. Taniecesa’s shot is of Papakolea, the green sand beach on the south side of Hawaii (Big) Island. We featured another photo of this beach back in January, but this one shows the other side of the beach for a different perspective. No […]

Consumers increasingly turning to technology to improve their travel experience | Focus

Consumers increasingly turning to technology to improve their travel experience | Focus

Humans have an ingrained desire to travel. Of course, home will always be calling us back, but the feeling of wanderlust is unshakable. For some people, that means spending months or years traveling the world, but for others, it’s about spending a couple of weeks relaxing on a beach somewhere. In more recent years, technology […]

Dubai holiday – a 5-day plan | Focus

Dubai holiday - a 5-day plan | Focus

Dubai is an incredible city with such a lot of money invested in it that tourists here bring their most challenging, at times insane, but cutting-edge wishes and projects to life. How can you clarify a ski resort and a monster aquarium in the Middle Eastern desert, the construction of the world’s tallest skyscraper, the […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Kerry Golds, managing director, Abercrombie & Kent UK | Focus

Breaking Travel News interview: Kerry Golds, managing director, Abercrombie & Kent UK | Focus

Laying out a roadmap for the reopening of the English economy earlier this week, Boris Johnson was able to offer the travel industry the first real good news it had heard it nearly a year. The global travel taskforce would reconvene to examine how to reopen the sector, the prime minister revealed, with a report […]

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