easyJet holidays to relaunch in August | News

easyJet raises £450m in new share offering | News

easyJet holidays has announced plans to start operating summer season trips from August 1st. The move comes following the news from the UK government on its latest travel and quarantine advice. The holiday company is now readying itself to start taking customers on holiday once more from the beginning of next month. From the likes […]

Saudi Arabia begins work on Diriyah Gate Development | News

Saudi Arabia begins work on Diriyah Gate Development | News

Development work has commenced on the first phase of US$20 billion Diriyah Gate Development Authority development pipeline. Officials hope the move marks the beginning of a bold new era of construction and transformation for Diriyah, a city within Riyadh province, Saudi Arabia. The historic city, just 15 minutes north-west of Riyadh city centre, will be […]

Civil Aviation Authority urges airlines to do more on refunds | News

Civil Aviation Authority urges airlines to do more on refunds | News

The Civil Aviation Authority has said airlines operating in the UK still had work to do when it came to offering refunds for cancelled flights in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The government body said a review into the issue had identified a group of carriers which have “substantial backlogs” of refund claims and […]

Breaking Travel News agenda: Resilience Council summit to return | News

Breaking Travel News agenda: Resilience Council summit to return | News

Following the success of the first virtual Resilience Council summit, it has been announced that a second summit will take place on July 8th. In partnership with Jacobs Media Group and Finn Partners, the Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council virtual destination summit will look at how destinations around the world are dealing with the […]

England publishes quarantine-free travel list | News

England publishes quarantine-free travel list | News

Passengers arriving from certain destinations will no longer need to self-isolate when arriving in England transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has confirmed. A full list of countries has now been published, including popular destinations Spain, Germany, France and Greece. Ireland is already exempt as part of the common travel area, as are the Channel Islands and […]

Aida Cruises extends cancellations to September | News

Aida Cruises extends cancellations to September | News

Aida Cruises has announced it will extend its pause of operations until August 31st. The Carnival Corporation-owned line confirmed last month it would cancel all North American sailings in 2020, with a number of European departures now axed. The move does not apply to individual departures from AIDAprima, AIDAperla and AIDAdiva, the line added. “Aida […]

Rocco Forte Hotels to open new Milan property in 2023 | News

Rocco Forte Hotels to open new Milan property in 2023 | News

Rocco Forte Hotels has signed for a new five-star hotel opening in the fashionable centre of Milan. The hotel will be the first Rocco Forte property in the Italian city and is set to welcome guests in 2023 after a full refurbishment.  Rocco Forte Hotel director of design, Olga Polizzi, will collaborate with interior designers […]

Gulf Air to return to United Arab Emirates next week | News

Gulf Air to return to United Arab Emirates next week | News

Gulf Air will resume its direct Abu Dhabi and Dubai flights, with scheduled operations starting from July 5th. The national carrier of the kingdom of Bahrain has been operating direct flights between the country and the United Arab Emirates since 1954. The airline currently flies to and from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Manila, Athens, Cairo and […]

ABTA offers advice to post-Covid-19 holidaymakers | News

US Travel Association critical of European ban | News

ABTA has unveiled a new customer-focused webpage titled ‘Restarting travel – a guide for customers’, designed to take travellers through extra steps to consider as they book their next trip. The move comes as quarantine restrictions are lifted for holidaymakers returning from dozens of countries. Available here, the website includes how to plan for their […]

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