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

  • Tourism industry

BBC, 28 June 2019: First ministers call for next PM to reject no deal
The Welsh and Scottish governments have said they will work together to try to keep the UK in the European Union. Mark Drakeford and Nicola Sturgeon also called on the next prime minister to “change course and rule out” leaving the EU without a deal. Link

Travel Mole, 27 June 2019: ABTA ramps up Brexit activity
ABTA is ramping up its Brexit activity to prepare members for a no-deal exit on October 31. Speaking at this week’s Travel Matters Conference in London, Luke Petherbridge, ABTA’s head of public affairs, said it had taken the lead from the Government. Link

  • Tourism industry

Breaking Travel News, 28 June 2019: Government launches first ever tourism sector deal in UK
Seeking to make up for lost time, prime minister Theresa May has today launched what the government is describing as the first ever tourism sector deal for the UK. As she prepares to leave office, May said the deal is designed to ensure the country maintains its position as a key player in the global industry. Link

Travel Weekly, 28 June 2019: Inbound visits drop as overseas numbers rise
The number of visits overseas by UK residents rose by 4% year-on-year – but their spending fell 7% to just under £3 billion. According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, almost 4.8 million headed overseas in March. Link

Travel Weekly, 28 June 2019: London City airport outlines plan for more flights
London City airport wants to extend aircraft movements amid predictions that passenger numbers will double to almost ten million by 2030. Link

  • Airlines

Travel Weekly, 28 June 2019: Airlines under attack over ‘rip-off’ no-show clauses
Airlines stand accused of using “rip-off” no-show clauses to cash in when a passenger misses the first leg of a return flight. Cases of passengers left stranded and hundreds of pounds out of pocket by carriers exploiting the little-known clauses that are often buried deep in the terms and conditions, are highlighted by consumer group Which? Link

  • Travellers and travel agents

TTG, 27 June2019: Thomas Cook debuts local activities range which ‘give back to communities’
Thomas Cook has created a programme of in-resort activities “designed to make a positive contribution” to the destinations customers visit. A range of 13 Love Local experiences are currently available to its customers in locations including mainland Spain, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Mexico and Cuba with Cook aiming to offer 70 by summer 2020. Link

Travel Weekly, 26 June 2019: Norwegian relaunches package holidays division
Norwegian has partnered with tour package specialist TripX to relaunch its holidays division. The airline said it will now offer more than 500,000 properties in more than 100 destinations. Link

  • Competitors

Travel Bulletin, 28 June 2019: Malta Tourism unveils map for pre-history trail
Holidaymakers can delve into Malta’s colourful history as the tourism authority added the pre-history trail to the series of maps. The final addition to the maps series, pre-history trail will help travellers step back in time to see the vibrant past of this Mediterranean archipelago, which boasts a history that pre-dates the Egyptian pyramids by 1,000 years. The Maltese Islands has temples, churches, statues and catacombs with remains dating back to 4,000 BC. Link

Travel Mole, 28 June 2019: Holidaymakers urged to cut water consumption in Balearics

The Balearic Islands government has launched a campaign to highlight the importance of saving water on its islands and is asking holidaymakers to do their part. Link

TTG, 27 June 2019: Tunis hit by double suicide bombing
Reports from the city said two suicide bombers had launched separate attacks on police officers on Thursday (27 June), killing one officer and wounding several other people after blowing themselves up. Link

Breaking Travel News, 27 June 2019: Germany launches Summer Cities campaign to UK travellers
Urban beaches and beautiful beer gardens, inner city surfing, hot sultry evenings in the coolest bars, street parties that last until dawn – welcome to summer in German cities.  With the launch of its German Summer Cities microsite, the German National Tourist Office provides a guide of where to go, what to see and do this summer – all within an easily reached city destination just a short flight away. Link

Travel Mole, 24 June 2019: British tourist drowns in Spain
A British tourist has drowned after falling off a pedalo and being dragged out to sea on Spain’s popular Costa Dorada. Local reports said the 31-year-old man was spotted struggling in the water off Regueral Beach in Cambrils shortly before 5pm on Sunday. Link

Travel Weekly, 25 June 2019: Palma sees winter tourism growth

The number of British holidaymakers visiting Palma in the winter season rose by 9%. The Majorcan capital attracted almost 135,000 visitors from the UK between October and April against 123,590 in the same period a year earlier. Link

 

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