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From India’s Heritage to Doncaster Airport Revival

Welcome to our travel insights roundup, where we delve into captivating journeys, industry events and exciting developments shaping the travel landscape. From exploring India’s rich heritage to celebrating aviation milestones and team expansions, this month’s newsletter is a treasure trove of inspiration for tour operators and travel enthusiasts alike.

Each story is carefully curated with latest updates from industry organizations and stalwarts to inspire, inform and engage our readers, highlighting the excitement and resilience of the world of travel. Whether you are seeking collaboration and growth opportunities or the latest industry trends, our newsletter serves as your gateway to the forefront of travel developments worldwide.

India's Accessible Cultural Journey

The recent article from AITO briefs about the elegant view of India through a captivating 11-day tour, where historical Delhi, Agra and Jaipur showed the historical marvels of the country. Explore the bustling streets of Delhi, marvel at the architectural wonders of Agra including the Taj Mahal, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Jaipur. 

From accessible accommodations to adapted tourist sites, India welcomes disabled travelers with open arms. Discover the rich history, colorful traditions and warm hospitality of this exotic destination, offering a unique adventure for all. Embark on a journey that promises unforgettable experiences and lasting memories.

ITT Conference 2024 Greece

Join the premier event in the UK travel sector at Porto Carras Grand Resort in Halkidiki, Greece. Network with industry leaders, explore the stunning landscapes of Halkidiki. Registration is open for ITT Members, with limited delegate numbers. For member delegates, the fee is £695 and for the companion, it only costs £385. 

During your tour to the conference, discover the magnificent beaches and delectable culinary scene while connecting with leading personalities in the travel and tourism field. Do not miss out on this unparalleled experience. Our very own Global Sales Director Chris Oakes will be attending so to make an appointment contact him at for an appointment or just pop by and say “Yasoo” in Halkidiki.

Aviation Insight and Leadership

In this month’s bulletin, we are excited to highlight some upcoming events that promise to be both informative and engaging. First up, mark your calendars for the ITT Odyssey Supper on March 6th, where we will have the pleasure of hearing from Alyson Playford, Aviation Director at Heathrow Airport. She will be sharing her insights on the future of aviation and the challenges ahead, making for an enlightening evening for all attendees. 

In addition, we are thrilled to welcome back Antonio Paradiso to the ITT Conference, where he will be sharing invaluable insights into cruising. Looking ahead to June, digital marketing expert Daniel Rowles will join us to share expert tips and strategies.

Lastly, do not miss Commodore Duncan Lustig-Prean’s inspiring session on leadership and human rights. Keep an eye out for further updates and opportunities to connect with fellow travel professionals throughout the year. 

Doncaster Airport's Revival Boost

Great news for the travel industry! Doncaster Sheffield Airport's reopening bid receives a £138 million funding boost from South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority. Despite its closure since October 2022, plans to lease the airport from its current owners, Peel Group, are advancing steadily.

The proposed 10-year plan places a strong emphasis on sustainable aviation practices, reflecting a forward-looking approach. South Yorkshire Mayor Oliver Coppard has expressed optimism about the project, elevating it from an outline to a full business case status. 

While a specific timeline has yet to be determined, there is considerable anticipation for the airport’s resurgence. The closure, which followed Wizz Air’s base cancellation, has left only a single Tui aircraft operating there. These developments signal exciting times ahead for Doncaster Sheffield Airport, hinting at a promising future for air travel in the region.

Sun Princess Debut Delayed

A recent article from Travelmole posted that Princess Cruises is thrilled to introduce the magnificent Sun Princess to its fleet, showcasing Fincantieri's exceptional design. However, a slight delay in its inaugural voyage has led to the cancellation of the trip for additional technical enhancements. To compensate, guests are offered full refunds, 50% future cruise credit, and reimbursements for travel costs. 

The eagerly awaited maiden voyage from Rome was scheduled, promising unparalleled entertainment such as the Santorini-inspired Dome venue and an impressive number of balconies. Travel agents can rest assured as their commissions remain protected. Sun Princess marks the dawn of a new era in luxury and adventure on the high seas, setting the stage for unforgettable experiences.

Korean Air's Merger Advances

In exciting news for the travel industry, Korean Air has clinched European regulatory approval for its acquisition of Asiana Airlines. While the US regulator's approval remains pending, the European Commission has given the green light with certain conditions, including granting slots and traffic rights to Korean airline T’way Air on specific routes. Despite the recent nod from Japan's regulator, the toughest challenge lies ahead with the US Government, known for its stringent stance on airline mergers. Korean Air remains determined to finalize the merger swiftly. Get full details on Korean air

As we wrap up this month's newsletter, we hope that the stories shared have sparked curiosity, provided valuable knowledge, and inspired plans for future travels and professional endeavors. The travel industry continues to evolve, bringing new challenges and opportunities. We're here to keep you connected with the pulse of the industry, offering insights that empower and stories that inspire. Stay tuned for our next issue, where we'll continue to bring the world closer to you, one story at a time. Safe travels and successful ventures until we meet again in our March bulletin.

Published Date:    29/04/2024
Category:  Travel Bulletin  
Author:  Admin

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