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UK EU Daily Newswire


Friday, 29 June 2018



Cruise lines respond to damning report on port security

Knives, fake bombs and guns weren't spotted at checks Read more

Oriana to leave P&O fleet in August 2019

Focus is now on improving mid-sized and larger ships Read more

Simpson Travel buys Alternative Escapes

Deal expands operator's reach for 2019 Read more

AccorHotels takes stake in US hospitality group

Total investment is $319 million Read more

Trailfinders MD to retire

Tony Russell to leave after 36 years Read more

IAG sets up Vienna base

Level brand will start flying next month Read more


BA launches star-studded comedy in-flight safety video

See the new video here Read more

CLIA Europe appoints secretary general

Thomas Boardley joins team Read more

GTMC joins airline body

Business travel body signs up to BAR UK Read more

BA increases flights to Tenerife

More flights added from Gatwick Read more

Qantas chairman stepping down

Leigh Clifford will leave in October Read more


American Express GBT appoints regional VP

Julien Kauffmann joins from Disneyland Paris Read more

Ryanair launches ski route

Stansted flights added this winter Read more

US travel agents urge Trump administration to make sure visitors feel welcome

Overt message is required, says industry body Read more

Mandarin Oriental to add second Caribbean resort

Plans confirmed for Grand Cayman development Read more

Barbados beach resort for work and play

Hotel of the week: Hilton Barbados Resort Read more


Competition watchdog threatens hotel booking sites with court action

Investigation throws up widespread concerns Read more

Business travellers more nervous on trains than planes

CWT research also highlights worries over ridesharing services Read more

Las Vegas to promote wellness holidays

'Sin City' is keen for visitors to see its healthier side Read more

CAA's new CEO makes pledge on Heathrow costs

But rival company claims it could build third runway for less Read more

Holiday prices set to rise due to Brexit

Hotelplan warns chalet holidays could be hit Read more

Be careful in Turkey, travel firms warned

Airlines could also be heading for trouble Read more

Firms given three-month grace period to comply with Package Travel Directive

CAA promises 'light touch' approach to enforcement Read more

CAA planning to ditch paper ATOL for electronic version

Plan would make it easier to repatriate and refund passengers Read more

Travel 2/Gold Medal announce new product and commercial director

McAuley makes internal promotion Read more

Mum to sue Thomas Cook over alleged child abduction incident

Operator is investigating Read more

Boeing reveals two-hour London-NY hypersonic jet

4,000mph design will be on show at Farnborough Read more

Hijack false alarm sparks armed response at JFK

JetBlue plane lost communication with ATC Read more

Consumer group criticises online hidden prices

Which? advises to book through reputable agent or airline Read more

Govt: 'Report lost or stolen passports'

Passport Office and Action Fraud team up to curb identity theft Read more

Victory for Trump as US Supreme Court upholds President's travel ban

Travel association expresses 'deep concern' Read more

Thomas Cook to close Medhotels

'Fewer than 10' personnel affected, says operator Read more

Egypt launches new website for e-visa application

Tourist office claims it has simplified process Read more

Luton blames Border Force for 'terrible' arrivals experience

Sick children queued for an hour in sweltering conditions Read more

MPs vote to back Heathrow third runway, but government faces legal challenge

Government secures majority of 296 Read more

Watchdog to act on travel insurance for long-term health conditions

FCA says those who declare illness are 'marginalised' when looking for cover Read more

Chartwell Travel acquired by US firm

TMC is first overseas acquisition for Ovation Travel Group Read more

Holland America Line ship hit by gastro bug outbreak

Over 70 taken ill during Alaska sailing Read more

CWT appoints new chief traveller experience officer

New recruit joins from Travelport Read more

Tony Roberts appointed chair of CLIA UK

Princess Cruises VP replaces Stuart Leven Read more

Jet2 says passengers who caused flight diversion will be 'held accountable'

Police escort 'drunk and aggressive' stag party off plane Read more

Norwegian adds new route and more flights to Florida schedule

Gatwick-Tampa service launched for winter 2018 Read more

British tourist killed in 'deliberate' hit-and-run on Cyprus

Two locals in custody Read more

Greece hit by 5.5 magnitude earthquake

No early reports of damage Read more

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