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Dutch book holidays to Greece earlier

The Dutch book their holidays to Greece increasingly earlier shows research from Griekenland.net. 959 visitors to this popular online platform for Greece voted in recent months. Over 19% of the respondents already booked their holidays to Greece in September or October, which is a lot more and earlier than last …

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ABTA to launch national ad campaign on Christmas Day

ABTA will launch its latest national advertising campaign on Christmas Day, to support the industry’s busiest sales period of the year. The campaign – entitled Travel with Confidence – will launch with a series of four different radio adverts, aiming to encourage people to book with an ABTA member while …

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ABTA reveals 4.7m Brits are set for winter getaways

ABTA estimates that over 4.7 million passengers are heading abroad over the Christmas and New Year period, with the peak travel day predicted to be December 21st. Unsurprisingly, Christmas Day itself is expected to be the quietest day for travel. Holidaymakers are either heading off for some much-needed winter sun …

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St Helena Tourism confirms new flights for summer season

St Helena Tourism has confirmed that the second weekly scheduled flight service to the island, launched earlier this month, will again operate throughout the 2019-20 summer season. A scheduled service from Johannesburg to St Helena takes place every Saturday throughout the year, operated by SA Airlink. This service from extended …

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UK tourism expects bumper Christmas

The UK is expecting a rise in overseas visitors during Christmas and into the New Year. Forward flight bookings to the UK overall are showing a rise of nine between Sunday, December 23rd and Saturday, January 5th compared to the same period last year. Forward bookings to the UK from …

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