TTG’s April edition is crammed full of analysis and insight, including a look at how a legal case has thrown confidentiality of client details into the spotlight and exclusive interviews with Virgin Atlantic and Celebrity’s chief executives.
The opening news analysis focuses on how travel is raring to restart as soon as permitted, with the US tipped as a hot destination. The spread features a column from Advantage’s Julia Lo Bue-Said, giving her thoughts on what we need to see from government, as well as a take from TTG.
The next analysis takes a look at a legal case between two industry titans, Travel Counsellors and Trailfinders, and puts the confidentiality of client details in the spotlight.
Next we hear from three leaders at Aito on their reflections of the past year and outlook for travel, before we hear from maritime and aviation minister Robert Courts: “We will look to include international cruising in the wider travel restart”.
You can also hear from TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies 2021’s overall winner Swords Travel, as well as see the full winners list, in case you missed it.
The cruise section opens with a leader column from senior reporter and cruise expert Tom Parry as well as a story: “Autumn hopes for overseas return”.
Celebrity Cruises chief executive Lisa Lutoff Perlo is in the hot seat for this months big cruise interview: “Look for the silver lining in a crisis”.
We follow this with two more pages of cruise news, including “MSC ‘did not hesitate’ to bring Virtuosa to UK”.
Don’t forget to catch up with our One Last Thing comment page. This month we hear from Gold Medal’s Lisa McAuley: “Don’t make promises you can’t keep”.
In this month’s features section, we take a look at the latest river cruise ships and itineraries coming on the market, highlight new ‘rail and sail’ river cruise options that avoid the need to fly and catch up with Tom Morgan, Riviera’s head of trade for the UK and Ireland.
We also delve into the UK and Ireland market, speaking to specialist operators about the domestic tours and unique accommodation options that are selling well for them this year.
The Business Advice pages kick off with a look at how travel agents have managed to secure new business during the pandemic.
Then, Digital Visitor offers advice on securing short-term bookings through digital marketing, and we speak to Luke Judd, digital marketing manager at Cazenove+loyd and part of TTG’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2020/21, about the successes and challenges of the past year.
In this month’s TTG Luxury section, we look at why Greece seems likely to be one of the hit destinations for the summer, with operators reporting strong forward bookings, and a host of stylish new hotels on the horizon.
In Luxury View, Carrier managing director Mark Duguid shares how the operator has weathered the crisis and why this could be a great opportunity for luxury travel advisors.
And in Arrivals, there are plenty of luxury suggestions for clients, from new Rocco Forte Private Villas in Sicily, to having your coffee grounds read at Amanruya in Turkey.