BA boss spells out airlines future as he sees it

The Business Travel market hosted the captains of the business travel and aviation industries with a presentation speech by the British Airwars CEO Willie Walsh. Walsh addressed a crowd of 350 visitors, exhibitors, suppliers, and buyers at the event, which took place at ExCel, and told them that he had new found optimism and confidence […]

Read More

Balearic Islands Holidays

In terms of size, the two main Balearic Islands Holidays destinations are Menorca and Majorca. The other popular destination in the Spanish Mediterranean island group Formentera, there are also a couple of small, mostly un-inhabited islands such as Cabrera. For most young people looking to enjoy wild and endless nightlife, there is only one Balearic […]

Read More

Should EU take no visa Russian Tourists?

President Dmitry Medvedev believes that Russians should be able to travel throughout the European Union without a Visa, which European business leaders’ claim will benefit both sides.  However, Brussels is opposing the proposal. At the moment, Russians are able to pick up a visa at Turkey’s airports allowing them easy entry, which resulted in the […]

Read More

Business travel beginning to creep forward

Expedia’s travel management subsidy Egencia has seen a gradual improvement in the business travel environment over the first three months of 2010. Vice president of Egencia Americas supplier relations Noah Tratt stated that corporate travellers are starting to return to the road and the air, although companies are still attempting to control their travel expenditures. […]

Read More

Barrhead seeking to replace Globespan.

Barrhead Travel will invest £2m towards its own package holiday program in order to address a gap that is left in the industry by failed ventures from companies like Globespan. Barrhead Travel is the largest independent travel group in Scotland and is seeking to run flights throughout the summer to popular destinations such as Majorca […]

Read More

Agents and travel insurance fine print

Travel insurance is no longer the “Oh, I don’t really need that” option that it may have been in years gone by.  With all the unpredictable events, both natural and man-made (volcanoes, floods, terrorism, bankrupt airlines etc.) that we have seen in recent years, comprehensive insurance is something no traveller should be without. However, a […]

Read More

Google Travel takes to the internet

Google is once again reaching for control of another online business avenue by taking on the profitable online travel booking business. In March, Google choose to add hotel links to its Map app by listing hotels along with their room rates depending on where users searched. They also are said to be negotiating paying $1b […]

Read More

Volcanic ash causes air fare increases

The recent volcanic ash cloud debacle, combined with again increasing fuel prices is expected to see an increase in the cost of air tickets of around 11 to 12 percent across-the-board. This is expected to happen in two phases with around 5% added to every ticket before the end of the year, which although it […]

Read More