The freshest river ships in 2018

River cruise ships are once again reappearing on the shores of European waterways as the 2018 northern summer river cruise season gets underway. As cruising's popularity continues to grow, the industry has responded by providing a number of fresh ves

Data protection key

The implementation of strict new data protection laws in the European Union later this month is likely to have global impacts, with businesses in Australia being warned of the implications and urged to prepare for the changes. The new General Data Pr

Uniworld European fleet modernisation

Increasing demand for more suites on its ships and refreshed interior spaces has seen Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection commit to making a "significant investment" in the overhaul of the company's fleet of Europe-based vessels. Last month,

Industry upbeat on touring sales

The results are in, and they look good! There appears to be general optimism among travel agents selling group touring products, with 90% of respondents to the 2018 travelBulletin/Travel Daily Group Touring Survey saying they believe their sales of t

Philippines grapples with surprise shutdown

The Philippines tourism industry has been thrown into turmoil by the shock decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to close the country's best-known holiday island for six months, putting the future of hundreds of hospitality businesses in doubt. Th

AFTA view: May edition

Jayson Westbury, chief executive AFTA Gender equality and diversity in the work place is without doubt a number one issue in the Australian commercial landscape this year. That's not to suggest that companies within the travel and tourism indus