As ever, May’s issue of TTG is packed full of expert analysis and features, exclusives and interviews.
The magazine kicks off with a news analysis assessing the outlook for summer, after 700 readers responded to a snap poll: ‘Traffic light list too late to save restart’. The spread also features a take from Airlines UK chief Tim Alderslade: ‘We need ministers to show more ambition’.
Next we feature an analysis on testing by Gary Noakes – will expensive testing requirements cause further delays?
In the opinions section two leading agents explain where they’re up to. James Beagrie and Emma McHugh say integrity and flexibility will help agents remain part of holidaymakers’ plans.
We have also written up a session from the latest TTG Seminar – offering a legal perspective on the traffic light system.
This week’s cruise interview is with Nigel Blanks, Saga Cruises’ chief: ‘We’ve been leading the way’.
Following the cruise news section, we also hear from two expedition cruise experts about the steady number of bookings they’re experiencing and present their tips for tapping into this lucrative sector.
The features section also takes a look at accommodation options in the Mediterranean suited to families in 2021 and beyond; and takes a deep dive into the Caribbean’s wellness offering, revealing how it has diversified beyond the spa to appeal to a wider demographic.
Our Business Advice section begins with a feature on mentorship, and how it can benefit both the mentor and the mentee; we also speak to Swords Travel about launching a home working division during the pandemic; and hear how Abi Devaney has risen through the ranks at Tui and been named one of TTG’s 30 Under 30.
In this month’s TTG Luxury section, we look at a range of new experiences and hotels to recommend to clients in Arrivals, from a new medical retreat near Rome, to a sustainability-focused kid’s club in Ibiza.
We also look at the rise in emphasis on wellbeing for luxury travellers in the wake of the pandemic and explore the plethora of new treatments and therapies being offered by wellness retreats and spas.
And finally, Nicholas Clayton, chief executive of Capella Hotel Group, sets out plans for the group and delves into the company’s new brand, Patina.
TTG Luxury will be returning as a standalone quarterly magazine from June, but readers will also still be able to find regular luxury news in TTG.
The One Last Thing comment this month comes from Oasis Travel’s Sandra Corkin: ‘Reopening has taken resilience and discipline’.