Newmarket features Liverpool and Kent among new UK tours

Newmarket Holidays has boosted its UK touring programme following “huge” demand for UK and Ireland trips. The escorted touring specialist,

which has run tours in the UK and Ireland for 37 years, has added eight tours to its existing portfolio of 12. New tours include a four-night

Liverpool – Beatles & Merseybeat tour, from £305, which offers a Beatles-themed musical adventure in the city; a five-day Kent - Castles, Gardens & Vineyards tour, from £599, which explores the county’s Cinque Ports and castles; and a five-day Scottish Highland Railways from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh, from £589. There are included and

optional excursions so clients can tailor tours to their own interests. Prices include accommodation, transport and a tour manager. In addition, the operator has

three new Andre Rieu concerts, which are part of tours to Belfast, Dublin and Glasgow. Richard Forde, trade sales

manager, said: “Reacting to customer demand, we are delighted to expand our range.”

Liverpool’s Dazzle Ferry


Jet2holidays trumpets four exclusive routes from Bristol

Ben Ireland

Jet2holidays has four exclusive routes from Bristol as part of its first programme from its 10th UK base. The operator has put 33 destinations on sale from

Bristol including 29 for summer 2021 and 11 for winter 2021-22, with up to 56 flights per week in peak periods. The exclusive routes, all weekly services, are to

Izmir, Turkey, on Tuesdays; to Kalamata and Lesvos, both Greece, on Wednesdays and Sundays respectively; and to Costa de Almeria, Spain, on Thursdays. Jet2’s Bristol programme includes three mainland

Spain routes, with Girona to be served weekly on Saturdays and Barcelona Reus twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays, in addition to Costa de Almeria. There are four Canary Islands routes: twice- weekly services to Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and

Dnata launches bed bank Yalago Retail Connect offering 12,000 hotels

Dnata Travel Group has launched global bed bank Yalago Retail Connect to the UK trade. The Gold Medal and Travel 2 parent says the accommodation-only wholesaler will give agents access to dnata’s portfolio of 12,000 directly-contracted hotels worldwide for the first time. In the UK, Yalago Retail Connect will be run by business development manager Hollie Stillion.

Gran Canaria, and three flights a week to Tenerife. In the Balearics, Jet2 will fly to Majorca five times a

week and to Ibiza and Menorca three times a week each. Flights to 12 Greek destinations will operate from

the new base, with weekly or twice-weekly services. Jet2 will operate weekly flights to Naples and Verona

in Italy; weekly services to Madeira and four flights a week to Faro in Portugal; and up to three flights a week to Antalya and four a week to Dalaman, in addition to the Izmir route, in Turkey. Bryony Boulter, one of the operator’s trade sales

representatives, will dedicate her time to working with agents in the Bristol region ahead of the launch. Miles Morgan, chairman of Miles Morgan Travel,

which has several stores in the region, said Jet2holidays’ launch from Bristol would be “colossal” for local agents.

Bryony Boulter

Agents can earn commission on

Covid tests with Aviate and Lime Travel agents booking with flight consolidators Aviate and Lime can earn commission on booking Covid tests for passengers after parent company Travel Innovation Group signed a partnership with Confirm Testing. A 20% discount can be applied by using the promotion code TIG20. Confirm offers a fit-to-fly

certification alongside negative PCR test results.;

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