CAA publishes new airspace modernisation strategy for UK

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today launched its new Airspace Modernisation Strategy that initiates the major overhaul of a key piece of national infrastructure. The new strategy is in response to the government tasking the Civil Aviation Authority with preparing and maintaining a co-ordinated strategy and plan for the use of UK airspace up to 2040, including modernisation. The […]


Minimum Wage rises in UK, biggest in decade

British workers had their biggest pay rise in a decade in the three months to October as the country’s strong labour market showed no sign of weakening ahead of Brexit, official figures showed on Tuesday. Average weekly earnings, including bonuses, rose by 3.3 per cent on the year, their biggest rise since the three months to July 2008 and comfortably […]


Mottershead returns to lead Thomas Cook in UK

Thomas Cook has announced that Chris Mottershead will take back the leadership of the business in the United Kingdom “for the time being”. Mottershead brings detailed, experienced knowledge of the UK tour operator and is well placed to execute Thomas Cook’s strategy. This includes increasing the share of own-brand hotels on offer to UK customers as well as the transformation […]


International Rail launch live booking system for UK and Europe

AUSTRALIAN owned International Rail has just launched its new live booking system for rail systems in UK and Europe, allowing agents to book trains instantly for their clients. Available for trains in the UK, Europe, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, as well as popular intercountry services such as Eurostar and overnight trains; the website will connect directly to the European reservations […]

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Britannia named the worst UK hotel chain for SIXTH year in a row

The UK’s best and worst hotel chains of 2018 have been revealed – find out where your favourite sits on the list See our privacy noticeMore newsletters Premier Inn has been revealed as the UK’s best hotel chain, while Britannia has been deemed the worst for 2018. A new study by Which? Travel looked at Britain’s largest hotel chains and […]


Ajman opens first overseas office in UK

Ajman is investing in the UK by announcing its first overseas office. Scott Marketing has been appointed to introduce the destination to the UK travel trade. The company will educate and work with both frontline travel agents and tour operator partners about what the destination has to offer the UK and Irish consumer, as well as highlighting its selling points […]

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Supercharged send off as Team UK depart for Invictus Games

British Airways gave the UK’s Invictus Games Sydney 2018 squad, a heroes’ send off at Heathrow this afternoon (October 16) ahead of their 10,558-mile flight down under. Team UK, a 72-strong group of wounded, injured and sick serving military personnel and veterans were photographed before they boarded this evening’s BA15 to Sydney. The airline has specially decorated the Boeing 777 […]