LONDON, 15 November 2028: Struggling British no-frills airline FlyBe on Wednesday put itself up for sale, adding it was in talks with potential buyers in the face of a challenging market. "The board of Flybe Group Plc announces today that...

Ryanair plane grounded in France

PARIS, 12 November 2018: The French civil aviation authority said at the weekend it had seized a Ryanair plane to get the Irish low-cost airline to repay illegal public aid, the latest in a string of troubles for the...

French hotels sue Airbnb

PARIS, 12 November 2018: The main trade group for French hotels has sued the home-sharing giant Airbnb, accusing it of unfair competition by "knowingly violating" rules imposed as part of a crackdown in one of the US giant's biggest...
MILAN, 9 November 2018: Italy's competition watchdog said on Wednesday it will begin legal proceedings against low-cost airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air for failing to suspend controversial charges for carry-on bags. The Antitrust Authority "decided to initiate proceedings for non-compliance"...
LONDON, 7 November 2018: Safety, easy visas, direct flights and sensitivity to the Chinese holiday calendar were citied as vital components to attract Chinese tourists. ForwardKeys presented the key takeaways during a presentation on Tuesday at the World Travel Market,...
LONDON, 7 November 2018: Strengthening cooperation between tourism players in both public and private sectors is the key to success according to a World Travel & Tourism Council global industry leaders’ panel hosted at the World Travel Market in...
LONDON, 7 November 2018: UK travellers for the second year running are the top source market for Hotelbeds, a popular global bed bank platform. Hotelbeds presented an update on the UK source market during the UK’s World Travel Market that...

Icelandair shares soar

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, 7 November 2018: Shares in Icelandair shot up more than 40%  on Monday after it announced it had acquired its fellow Iceland-based low-cost rival WOW Air. The two airlines have benefitted from the boom in travel to Iceland...

Webjet acquires DOTW

LONDON, 6 November 2018: Webjet confirmed in a press release issued Monday it has signed an agreement to acquire Dubai-based Destinations of The World. The acquisition will see DOTW joining a stable of travel brands including JacTravel, TotalStay, Sunhotels, Lots...

Carry-on bag fee stalls

MILAN, 2 November 2018: Italy's competition watchdog told low-cost airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air, Wednesday, to suspend planned charges for carry-on bags that were to take effect 1 November. "Asking more for an essential element of the air transport contract,...