As ever, June’s issue of TTG is packed full of expert analysis and features, exclusives and interviews.
The magazine kicks off with a news analysis investigating the situation with business disruption insurance pay-outs, after TTG learned many in the sector are struggling to secure them. ‘We need all of the travel bodies to work together’, adds Graham Brett of Westoe Travel.
Next we speak to some of Europe’s key summer destinations, many of whom are still hoping to salvage the season.
An M&A analysis looks at the TMC market, as smaller rivals are snapped up. How will this affect the post-Covid business landscape?
The opinions page hears from two people who travelled to Portugal in the last moth – TTG’s special projects editor Madeleine Barber and TravelTime World’s Jackie Steadman – before the government’s frustrating traffic lights update. You can also read the latest from Saga: ’As confidence in travel grows, so do our customer enquiries’.
An interview with Classic Collection’s Si Morris-Green finds ‘There’s never been a more important time to connect with agents’, while a write up of last month’s Get Travel Talking Week explores the industry’s mental health.
We also round up some of the key take-aways from mental health discussions with travel industry leaders over the past few months: Get Travel Leaders Talking. ‘Keep taking those positive mental vitamins’, reads the headline.
Product pages include news from Great Little Breaks on its new platform and a round-up of some of the latest aviation announcements, before we dive into the world of luxury. ‘Ten Group seeks personal touch in expansion drive’ and ‘New brand Beaumier focuses on UK market’ are among the headlines. TTG Luxury is out as a standalone magazine now.
A spread entitled ‘Welcome to the future’ focuses on MSC Virtuosa’s maiden voyage last month, while the big interview this month is with P&O president Paul Ludlow: ‘I’m confident this summer will show govt and guests that cruising is safe’.
In the features section we dive into the foodie scene in Spain, the Canaries and Balearics and highlight mouth-watering experiences to recommend; and we also hone in on Ibiza and what clients can see, do and experience there.
Our Touring and Adventure feature reveals how tourist boards and operators are preparing for the restart, with comment from speakers of our upcoming Return to Touring & Adventure Festival; and we also take a look at why private tours will be big news post pandemic.
Our Business Advice section looks at how travel agents can refresh their agencies on a budget to lure back clients; Digital Visitor offers marketing advice on promoting lesser-visited destinations; and we catch up with Lisa Wheway of Unique Caribbean Holidays for a 30 Under 30 profile.
The magazine rounds off with our monthly One Last Thing column. ’We all deserve a touch of luxury at sea’, writes Celebrity Cruises’ Jo Rzymowska.