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Travel Extra 3rd December: Ryanair passengers up 6pc to record 11m in November

Ryanair reported 11m passengers in November, a record for the month and up 6pc on November 2018, with rolling annual up 9pc to 151.6m. Load factor was an industry record equalling 96pc. Link

United Kingdom

Travel Weekly 2nd December 2019: US-style electronic visa scheme proposed

A US-style electronic visa system will be introduced for visitors to the UK from the European Union and the Commonwealth after Brexit under Conservative plans. Link

TTG Media 2nd December 2019: Top tips on selling cruise – ttg new to cruise 2019

During the day-long conference, delegates heard how to boost their sales across the sector with plenty of top tips to take back to their businesses. Link

The Independent 2nd December 2019: This is where the experts recommend for travel next year

It’s that time of year where everybody makes predictions about where we’ll be travelling in the year to come. (On The Independent travel team’s list: Taiwan, Marrakech, Dubai, Manchester and more.) Link

Travel Weekly 3rd December 2019: BA pledges to become ‘airline of choice’ for disabled travellers

British Airways boss Alex Cruz has pledged to include accessibility on his board agenda and will continue to support investments that improve travel for disabled passengers. Link

TTG Media 3rd December 2019: British Airways signs accessibility pledge

British Airways has pledged its commitment to improving accessibility for the International Day of People with Disability. Link

Travel Weekly 3rd December 2019: Tui adds thousands of seats from Doncaster Sheffield and Newcastle

Tui has announced an extra 74,000 airline seats for winter 2020 out of Doncaster Sheffield airport. Link

Money Observer 3rd December 2019: Are these travel stocks a passport to riches?

In our FTSE Sector Watch column, Richard Hunter suggests a trio of stocks to watch given that global tourism is booming. Link

TTG Media 4th December 2019: Warning over flights disruption during french strikes

Air traffic controllers and ground staff at Air France are among those expected to go on strike, and local media is reporting one-fifth of flights could be affected. Link

The Independent 4th December 2019: How travel and tourism has innovated over the past decade

For an industry that is all about movement, travel changes at a glacial pace. Link

Travel Weekly 4th December 2019: Abercrombie & Kent acquires Cox & Kings

Abercrombie & Kent has acquired rival luxury operator Cox & Kings for an undisclosed sum. Link

Travel Weekly 5th December 2019: Balearics sustainable tourism tax raises €340m

A sustainable tourism tax across the Balearic Islands has raised €340 million in three years. Link

Travel Weekly 6th December 2019: ABTA poised for peaks via ‘travel with confidence’ advertising push

Abta is preparing its annual ‘travel with confidence’ campaign to support members through the peak booking period against a backdrop of a possible Brexit in January. Link

TTG 6th December 2019: Tui Blue targets Austria, Gran Canaria and Morocco

Tui has opened new Blue hotels in Austria, Gran Canaria and Morocco. Link

TTG 6th December 2019: Giant digital screen coming to Manchester airport

Manchester airport’s Terminal Two will boast a giant digital screen as well as new security and departure and arrivals halls when the first part of its extension opens in July. Link

The Daily Express 6th December 2019: Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling rises to highest level amid tory election win

THE POUND “surged to a two and a half year high against the euro” yesterday. It comes just days ahead of the General Election 2019, which is taking place on Thursday next week. Link

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Ireland’s Travel Trade Network 3rd December: EasyJet Launches New Holiday Business

easyJet has launched a new holiday business aimed at “shaking up the sector with flexible, great-value holidays to handpicked hotels across Europe” – including departures from Belfast. Link

Travel Weekly 4th December 2019: Special Report: Ireland ‘to remain easily accessible’ after Brexit

Country’s tourist board expects visitor numbers to remain steady despite political uncertainty. Link

Daily Echo 5th December 2019: Flights to Sharm el Sheikh to resume

Flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt are set to resume from Bournemouth Airport. TUI has also announced additional flights to Tenerife from Bournemouth, also operating from November 7 2020. Link

Ireland’s Travel Trade Network 5th December: ITTN’s Great Value Travel Deals – 5th December 2019

Top Travel Deals from tour operators, airlines, cruise lines, and bed banks. 31 January, Tenerife, 3* Globales Tamaimo Tropical, Puerto De Santiago, SC, from €489pps. Link

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