Informe semanal de noticias del mercado británico de la Oficina de Turismo de Tenerife en Londres

  • Brexit

BBC, 5 July 2019: MPs will and should stop no-deal Brexit
Chancellor Philip Hammond has told the BBC he and other MPs will «find a way» of blocking a no-deal Brexit. He told Radio 4’s Political Thinking Podcast he would personally oppose leaving the EU without a legal agreement on 31 October. Link

Travel Mole, 4 July 2019: MAG warns Brexit could dampen passenger demand despite last year’s growth

The owner of Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands airports handled almost 5% more passengers for the year ending on March 31, but it said Brexit-related uncertainty is creating a ‘challenging outlook’ in terms of economic growth and passenger demand. MAG’s pre-tax earnings were up almost 6% to £379.8 million, but the group ploughed £591 million into its airports during the 12-month period, which was a 73% more than it spent in the previous year. Link

Travel Weekly, 2 July 2019: No deal Brexit still ‘unlikely’ GTMC told
Business travel leaders have been warned to expect a “seismic autumn” and told “it won’t be the end” of Brexit. However, political commentator and BBC broadcaster Steve Richards told the Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC) conference: “No deal is unlikely.” Link

  • Tourism industry

Travel Weekly, 5 July 2019: Agents ‘could be breaching package travel rules’
Abta is concerned agents could be acting in breach of the Package Travel Regulations (PTRs) by mistake or bringing sales within the regulations that don’t need to be. Link

TTG, 5 July 2019: Government to review implementation of new Package Travel Regulations
The government is carrying out a review of the implementation last July of the new Package Travel Regulations (PTRs). Link

Travel Weekly, 4 July 2019: London Stansted increases airport car parking
Stansted airport has increased the number of short-stay car parking spaces from 4,000 to just over 7,000. Link

  • Airlines

Travel Mole, 5 July 2019: EU approves Flybe acquisition

Connect Airways has been given the green light by the European Commission to complete its acquisition of Flybe and its investment in Stobart Air. The company, which is part owned by Virgin Atlantic, said this would secure Flybe’s long-term future and ‘provide more choice for customers across the UK’. Link

Travel Bulletin, 4 July 2019: Norwegian launches four-day sale celebrating five years of long-haul
Norwegian launched four-day anniversary sale as it marks five years of low-cost long haul at London Gatwick. The sale running up to July 8 is giving consumers the chance to book flights at 15% discount from Gatwick to all USA destinations, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro in economy and Premium. Link

TTG: 2 July 2019: Pegasus Airlines launches Manchester-Istanbul service
Pegasus Airlines has launched its new five-times weekly Manchester-Istanbul service. Link

  • Travellers and travel agents

TTG, 2 July 2019: Tui faces hefty bill after food poisoning case
Tui UK has been ordered to pay a client more than £21,000 after food poisoning left her afraid to travel abroad again. Link

  • Competitors

Travel Weekly, 3 July 2019: Puerto Rico targeting direct services and UK growth
Puerto Rico tourism chiefs are targeting direct air services from the UK and planning to increase engagement with the trade including training and fam trips starting this autumn. Link

Travel Mole, 27 June 2019: Fatal suicide bomb attacks in Tunisia prompt travel alert

Two suicide bomb attacks have killed a police officer and injured several others in the Tunisian capital, Tunis. The Foreign Office is advising visitors to avoid the Medina and the area around Avenue Habib Bourguiba. Link


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