Month: December 2016

New air connectivity for Anguilla as CHL Airlines takes off

The Anguilla Tourist Board and CHL Airlines have partnered up to offer a new scheduled route into Anguilla, specifically catering for UK visitors. Starting December 20th, this will offer the option to connect to Anguilla’s Clayton J Lloyd International Airport from Antigua V.C Bird International Airport. The route will provide greater flexibility for holidaymakers and travellers to Anguilla from the UK’s preferred route of Antigua. Additional access is via the USA, San Juan (Connecting with Norwegian) or via boat transfer from St Martin to Blowing Point (London via Paris with KLM & Air France). The flights have been timed...

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Isle of Man launches 2017 visitor guide

Following a successful 2016, which included being awarded UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status, Isle of Man Tourism has released its Visitor Guide for 2017 with a continued focus on its outdoor and nature offerings for the upcoming travel season. Isle of Man. With a refreshed design that highlights the Island’s beauty and targets families and active adventurers – without alienating traditional visitor markets – the new guide responds directly to the Destination Management Plan (DMP) released in February 2016. To support the launch of the new guide, a new website has been launched to UK and International markets, providing...

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Travel to Australia: Young Brits’ top destination

Travel to Australia: Half of UK young people say they would consider a temporary move to Australia to work post-Brexit. Travel to Australia where the Australian government has announced a package of new measures aimed to increase Australia’s attractiveness as a destination for young working holiday makers. Since 1975, Australia has welcomed British citizens aged 18-30 to work and travel on the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa. The WHM scheme allows British citizens aged 18-30 to work in Australia for up to two years. Currently around 40,000 British citizens travel on a WHM visa each year and the Australian government, working with Tourism Australia, is looking to increase those numbers in 2017. The package of measures announced includes a $50 reduction in the WHM visa so that from the 1st January 2017 the WHM visa will cost $390 and the tax rate applying to working holiday makers will be set at 19 per cent on earnings up to $37,000, rather than 32.5 per cent. Travel to Australia: Young Brits’ top destination The Australian government is also exploring the possibility of extending the age limit, so that British citizens aged up to 35 years could travel on this visa. Minister Ciobo said: “An Australian working holiday is more than just a job, and more than a holiday. Our country offers so much. It is a beautiful and unique destination where...

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Fred Olsen makes it easier to enjoy UK ‘Taster Cruises’

Guests wishing to book a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ one-night UK ‘Taster Cruise’ in 2017 can now do so without having to take out a Cruise Travel Insurance policy, making it even easier to experience a Fred. Olsen cruise for the first time. Throughout its 2017/18 cruise season, Fred. Olsen is offering a selection of short UK ‘Taster Cruises’, which allow guests to come on board its cruise ships for one night to enjoy a ‘snapshot’ of the facilities and fun of a cruise holiday, experiencing a sumptuous five-course dinner, excellent entertainment and stylish accommodation. Neil Herbert, Head of...

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Gold Medal gears up for 2017 with new options, incentives

Long-haul operator Gold Medal has added over 250 new properties and 45 tours to its new 2017-18 brochure portfolio to provide agents with more opportunities to sell holidays across the world. Dubai The new suite of ten brochures includes five to North America (USA; Las Vegas, California & the West; Florida; Canada and the Caribbean & Mexico) plus Dubai & Arabia; the Indian Ocean; the Far East; Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific and the travel specialist’s new-look Africa portfolio. Next year’s South Africa brochure has been rebranded as ‘Africa’ to reflect the 45 per cent year-on-year growth across...

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