Informe semanal de noticias de los mercados británico e irlandés de las Oficinas de Turismo de Tenerife en Londres y Dublín
Travel Weekly, 22nd October: Updated: TUI adds more routes and frequencies for 2020. TUI is adding multiple new destinations and frequencies from 13 UK airports for next year in its biggest summer programme. Link
Travel Weekly, 21st October: EX Thomas Cook bosses Harriet Green and Manny Fontenla-Novoa to face MP’s this week.
Former Thomas Cook CEOs Harriet Green and Manny Fontenla-Novoa are set to appear before MPs probing the collapse of the company this week. Link
Travel Weekly, 21st October: Tour operators get nasty shock from Thomas Cook collapse.
Tour operators and other suppliers who sold through Thomas Cook retailers are getting a nasty shock after it emerged the travel giant was taking full customer early and not passing them on. Link
TTG, 21st October: Hays Cook pledge: We won’t lay off any former staff.
Hays Travel has vowed to make no ex-Thomas Cook staff redundant, even if it eventually shuts or disposes of some of the 555 for Thomas Cook stores it acquired earlier this month. Link
Express, 21st October: Holiday Travel warning for Britons heading to Spain, USA and France.
Travellers heading on holiday this week have been warned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to keep an eye on relevant travel updates. Travel warnings are in a place for a number of holiday hotspots for Britons including Spain, France and the USA. Link
Travel Weekly, 22nd October: Thomas Cook auditors face “tough questions” from MP’s over director’s bonus.
EY and PWC, which audited Thomas Cook before 2017, can expect tough questioning at today’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee hearing. Link
Express, 22nd October: Spain update: Crisis is not over- is it safe to travel to Barcelona after recent riots?
Riots in Spain caused chaos across the nation for the last eight. With many Britons set to travel to the country, and in particular, the hugely impacted city of Barcelona, is it safe? Link
Travel Weekly, 22nd October: On the Beach gains ‘unprecedented opportunity’ from Thomas Cook.
The Thomas Cook crash has given online retailer On the Beach an “unprecedented opportunity” from Thomas Cook. Link
Express, 23rd October: Pound to Euro exchange rate: Uncertainty for the pound as politicians risk a Brexit delay.
The Pound to Euro exchange rate dipped towards the end of the day yesterday, mirroring the ongoing disputes in Parliament with little result. With the future of Brexit now in limbo, what does this mean for the exchange rate moving forward. Link
Telegraph, 23rd October: The Spanish region with soaring mountains and beautiful villages- but no tourists.
If you are looking for an enchanting corner of Europe that mass tourism hasn’t discovered, you could do far worse than Aragon. Tourists from Britain or elsewhere, are few and far between in this huge inland region in the northwest of Spain. Indeed, you might well see no one at all- it has some of the least populated areas of the country. Link
Travel Weekly, 23rd October: Hays paid just £6m for Thomas Cook shops.
Hays Travel paid just over £6m for the licence to occupy Thomas Cook’s 555 shops sold following the company’s collapse. Link
Travel weekly, 22nd October: Premier Inn performance hit by Brexit uncertainty.
The owner of Premier Inn suffered a half year slump in sales and profit amid “challenging marketing conditions” due to Brexit uncertainty in the UK. Link
Independent, 23rd October: Thomas Cook refunds delayed for hundreds of thousands of travellers.
One month after the collapse of Thomas Cook, hundreds of thousands of grounded travellers face waiting another six weeks for refunds for their cancelled holidays. Link
Travel weekly, 23rd October: Thomas Cook collapse ‘not my fault’- Manny Fontenla-Novoa.
Former Thomas Cook chief executive Manny Fontenla-Novoa has denied decisions he made while at the helm of the company contributed to its collapse. Link
Cosmopolitan, 23rd October: How Brexit might affect your European travel plans.
In news that will shock precisely no one, Brexit remains as turbulent as ever, with further wrangling in Parliament this week. Although Boris Johnson has agreed a good revised Brexit deal with the EU, MP’s have rejected the swift timetable that would allow it to pass by 31st October, the date when the UK is scheduled the leave the EU. Link
Travel Weekly, 23rd October: Not Just Travel recruits former Thomas Cook trade partnership manager.
Homeworking firm Not Just Travel has appointed former Thomas Cook trade partnership manager Katrina Latimer as head of trade and homeworking. Link
Express, 24th October: Thomas Cook: 800,000 passengers left without refunds- will they get their money back?
Thomas Cook passengers have been dealt another blow after refunds filed to be issued on time. Initially promised they would have been refunds by 14 October, many out of pocket customers are still waiting. When can they expect to see their cash? Link
The Telegraph, 24th October: How would travel to Europe after the new Brexit deal?
The UK seems to have edged closer to leaving the EU after Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed a deal with its leaders. Link
Travel Weekly, 25th October: Transport secretary defends government over Thomas Cook collapse.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps has defended the government amid claims that it failed to act ahead of the collapse of Thomas Cook. Link
Irish Times, 21st October: Galway ranked among world’s top cities for 2020 by lonely planet.
“Brilliantly bohemian” Galway has been named one of the world’s top cities for travellers in 2020 by travel guide Lonely Planet. The city scooped the accolade in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020, its annual collection of the best travel destinations, trends, journeys and experiences for next year. Link
Independent Ireland, 23rd October: Irish tourism to launch €40m campaign to lure British tourists in event of no- deal Brexit.
British tourists and holidaymakers are to be wooed by Irish tourism agencies in the face of Brexit upheavals. Link