Visitors can be reassured that the UK Government is closely monitoring the situation and the risk to the UK population is assessed as low
Australian WHV’s extended to aid bushfire recovery
Foreign backpackers and others on working holiday visas will be able to help bushfire- affected communities get back on their feet following changes announced by the Morrison Government.
Euroventure are becoming Carbon Neutral!
Not only are we carbon neutral we are carbon negative which means we are off setting all our carbon emissions by 200%
Introducing Zedwell – a new hotel brand and lifestyle concept
Criterion Hospitality is excited to announce the launch of its flagship Zedwell hotel in the heart of Piccadilly Circus, breathing new life into the iconic London Trocadero and offering guests a holistic experience centred around sleep and wellbeing.
On 31st January 2020 the UK left the EU and Government are now under pressure to make some swift agreements on a number of issues during the transition period which will last until 31 December 2020
Spotlight On: George Green
George Green Marketing Executive for Projects Abroad tells us about their commitments towards ethical volunteerism
Spotlight on: Jonathan Wall
Managing Director of Elman Wall Jonathan Wall tells us the importance of climate responsibility
Golden Tours Meet Vincent Van Gogh Experience UK Debut
Created by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and co-organised by Golden Tours in London, Meet Vincent van Gogh is the award winning exhibition offering an immersive and emotional look into the fascinating life of this posthumously groundbreaking artist
Event Report: Mental Health Masterclass
We kicked off 2020 with a Mental Health Masterclass. Lead by David Beeney a qualified Mental Health Counsellor, trustee for Mind and recognised as one of the top 101 influencers globally on employment engagement.
The new meeting facility on the block – Brought to you by AES
January 2020 saw the opening of a new state of art Study Centre, Richbell House, by Anglo Educational Services
Belushi’s Bars donate 100% of profits to the Bushfire Relief
Earlier in the month, Belushi’s Bars announced that it’s donating 100% of its profits from Australia Day to the bushfire relief appeal. We have chosen to donate the total profits to three charities who have been working hard on-the-ground to mitigate the effects of the fires. These are The Australian Salvation Army, Australian Red Cross and WWF Australia.
Topdeck launches new trips to introduce its new ‘Feel Real’ proposition
Topdeck Travel, providers of group travel for 18-39’s, has today launched three destination trips to Ecuador & Galápagos, Sri Lanka, as well as pioneering group trip travel to Georgia
Dreamland’s new logo for 100th anniversary year
Dreamland Margate has once again teamed up with HemingwayDesign to create a striking new logo for the amusement park’s 100th anniversary
Spotlight On: Boris Muche
One of three CEO’s of Wombat’s The city Hostels tells us about their plans in 2020
Spotlight On: Anna Fawcett
Global Marketing Director for Topdeck Anna tells us the important current trends within the sector
Spotlight On: Sam Willan
Sam Willan General Manager of StudentUniverse tells us the importance of service and ancillary items
Bayswater College Launches Fashion Certificates
Bayswater College launches new Fashion Certifications, as part of its expanding Professional Course options in 2020
Learn & Experience launches new website
The Learn & Experience team have been working very hard over the past few months and we are very excited to announce the launch of our new website
Spotlight on: Jimmy Greene
Jimmy is the Owner/Director of GTi Travel Group and here he fills us in on a the last 12 months
Stay Campus London announces new partnership & programme to portfolio
London-based English language school Stay Campus London has announced details of a new partnership with FSG Academy and simultaneously launched a new Esports Talent programme, aimed at students wanting to enter the fast-growing digital world of esports.
Sleep in one of the world’s most unusual hostel rooms
LUCKY travellers will have the chance to sleep in one of the world’s most unusual hostel rooms – after developers discovered a secret vault while creating a trendy new stopover for young backpackers.
Generator announces Official Partnership With NFS Heat
Award-winning, experience and design-led accommodation group Generator is proud to announce its official partnership with NFS Heat, the latest racing video game in the Need for Speed franchise.
Spotlight On: Tony Evans
Tony Director of Experio Life tells us about his experience within the industry and future plans
Spotlight On: Dan Baker
General Manager of Student.com Dan gives us the lowdown on the current sector trends
Event Report: Instagram Masterclass
There are currently 1 billion monthly active instagram users
BIC approved to teach the UoL Foundation Programme
BIC, jointly owned by Experio Life and Constellation Group has been approved to teach the University of London International Foundation Programme (IFP)
Spotlight on: Asim Erturk
Asim, MD of Londonist talks about doubling their residential portfolio in 2019 and plans for 2020
Spotlight on: Kate Howe
Kate is BDM for BUNAC and shares here their quest to seek out new partners in every corner of the globe
Celebrating achievement at the BYTA’s
Last week in London fifty six businesses and individuals were recognised for their high standards, innovative products and outstanding achievements at the 2019 British Youth Travel Awards
World Travel Market Report
BETA were delighted to once again provide the Youth Travel content as part of the official World Travel Market seminar programme
Spotlight on: Debbie Lilly
Debbie updates us on what is new and upcoming at Cornwall Plus and their focus on sustainability
Spotlight on: James Herbertson
James is a Director & Co-Founder Bayswater Education and here he fills us in on a whirlwind 12 months
Classroom on a Bus: The Original Tour is taking education to new heights!
The perfect way to keep children entertained and engaged through interactive learning on board one of our classic double decker open-top buses.
Event Report: China
Last week Generator London kindly hosted 70+ delegates from the youth, student and educational travel sector to discuss two key industry topics via BETA’s latest Youth Industry Seminar
Significant Expansion for Edinburgh City Centre Hostel
A SUCCESSFUL hostel for young backpackers in Edinburgh will almost double in size as part of an ambitious expansion into a second prime city centre location
Londonist announce hugely expanded portfolio
From Greenwich to Wembley, and by having both short and long term accommodation available we believe that we are covering anything that a student in London needs.
YHA to provide work placements for NEET youth people
YHA to provide around 80 work placements in partnership with MtW for young people who are not in education, employment or training over the next year
York’s Chocolate Story hosts Yorkshire’s only KitKat® Chocolatory®
York’s Chocolate Story is proud to be working in partnership with Nestle to bring KitKat Chocolatory to York, the UK’s home of KitKat
Anglo Educational Services continues London expansion
Anglo Educational Services, the award winning independent educational company, that celebrated 45 years in business last year, has signed contracts for a new study centre and student accommodation building
YHA new city locations
We’re always looking for opportunities to bring new experiences to our guests. With two new hostels in vibrant city centre locations joining the YHA family, we’ve done just that
Smaller Earth Celebrating 20 years of inspiring people to go further
This year at Smaller Earth, we have reached a significant milestone as we celebrate our 20th year in business; which means 20 years of sending people from all over the world on life-changing cultural exchange programmes
Topdeck launches Europe 2020 brochure with four new trips
Youth Travel Experts, Topdeck Travel, have officially unveiled their Europe 2020 trips, showcasing four new incredible expeditions across Malta, Sicily, Bodrum and France, amongst over 150 unique and refreshed itineraries
The London Bridge Experience launches its halloween show phobophobia 13
The London Bridge Experience is an award winning historical & scare attraction located in the vaults of the famous London Bridge. The attraction is open year-round and is The Home of Halloween
Contiki launches new game-changing 2020 Europe product release
Contiki Holidays launches six brand new Europe trips including 3 new train trips, new boutique accommodation and new conscious, wellness & active experiences – hitting up some of the major trends in Gen-Z travel
St Christopher’s Inns London Bridge sports bar wins Great British Pub award
Belushi’s Bar in London Bridge scoops ‘Pub Industry Oscar’ as the nation’s best boozers are honoured in UK’s most prestigious drinks trade awards
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London set to unveil new classrooms
New for 2020, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will be opening two new contemporary classrooms as their award-winning education programme expands to include STEM subjects.
New Tourism Minister appointed
A former management consultant has been appointed to take over as the new tourism minister in a post-Brexit government
Virtual Reality Experience returns to The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard, the visitor attraction at the top of London’s tallest building, has announced the return of The Slide, an exhilarating 360° Virtual Reality (VR) experience
Bristol Lord Mayor welcomes Yo-Yo School Exchange Students
Bristol-based travel company, Yo-Yo School Exchange, recently organised a once-in-a-lifetime
Latest IPS figures
The International Passenger Survey (IPS) is a continuous survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)