Johanna Bonhill-Smith, travel and tourism analyst, GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company offers her view on the TUI shop closures in the UK.
According to Bonhill-Smith, this move from TUI UK is unsurprising after the European travel giant already declared initiatives to digitise operations in its half year results earlier this year. With 45 percent of global tourists opting to buy more products online in a post-pandemic world, it is likely that more UK travel agents will evaluate their brick and mortar strategies and make this move to trim costs at a time when demand has not yet returned.
The Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and Committee of Management of The Championships took the difficult decision that the Wimbledon 134th Championships, which was due to be staged in this year, will be cancelled and instead staged from June 28, 2021 to July 11, 2021.
A recent British Airways’ (BA) week of Sport Relief fundraising events had taken off by achieving a Guinness World Records title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 m by a team (mixed), made up of colleagues and sporting celebrities.
The latest figures from the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) show that 78,562 visitors from the UK travelled to Costa Rica in 2019, representing an increase of 5,7 percent on 2018r.
British Airways (BA) recently announced a new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights during this year, amounting to more than a quarter of a billion individual items of plastic and equivalent to more than 30,000 suitcases full of single-use plastic, even more than the number of bags customers check in with the airline at Heathrow on an average day.
Princess Cruises has bid farewell to its final UK-based ship for this year as the line now looks ahead to 2020. Following the departure of Sapphire Princess after a season sailing from Southampton, mostly to Northern and Southern Europe, the line will cruise again from the UK in just over six months time with the arrival of the 3,560-guest Regal Princess.
Jazeera Airways, Kuwait's leading low-cost airline, operating regionally and internationally, has revealed its new Premium Economy class which provides passengers with more complimentary services at very competitive fares in addition to 40 kg in baggage allowance.
British Airways (BA) commenced the first North American long-haul service of its new Airbus A350 aircraft from Toronto, following extensive trials and the launch of its first long-haul service to Dubai in September.