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The Travel Weekly Podcast brings interviews and commentary from key figures in the sector, as well as previews of major events in the industry calendar

Latest Episodes

Episode 25 - Hays Cook deal, Peter Fankhauser and Brexit

We return after a brief hiatus following the collapse of Thomas Cook to discuss Hays Travel's takeover of its retail network and we dissect former Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser's appearance in front of the select committee. Plus, we reflect on the mood at this year’s Abta Travel Convention and get Ian Taylor's take on Brexit.

18 MIN22 h ago
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Episode 25 - Hays Cook deal, Peter Fankhauser and Brexit

Episode 24 – Former Travel Weekly editor, Jeff Mills

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations we go back in time and speak to another former Travel Weekly editor, this time Jeff Mills who was at the helm in 1989-1996. Although a relatively stable period, the years preceding it were not. Mills discusses the collapse of Court Line in 1974 which affected 50,000 customers and led to the creation of the Air Travel Reserve Fund Act, and other big stories of the day. Plus, he reminisces about the old newsroom days where a packed drinks cupboard and indoor cricket came as standard…

19 MINSEP 12
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Episode 24 – Former Travel Weekly editor, Jeff Mills

Episode 23 - BA strikes and Thomas Cook rescue deal

We discuss the fallout from the planned BA strikes and look a bit deeper into Thomas Cook's £900m rescue deal, plus hear why Travel Weekly is the new Friends Reunited...

12 MINAUG 29
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Episode 23 - BA strikes and Thomas Cook rescue deal

Episode 22 - Super Break, Tui and Thomas Cook

Amie Keeley and Ian Taylor discuss the biggest stories of the week including the potential resurrection of Super Break, Tui's latest financial results and why Thomas Cook is seeking an extra £150m from bondholders

10 MINAUG 15
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Episode 22 - Super Break, Tui and Thomas Cook

Episode 21 - Interview with On The Beach's Simon Cooper

On The Beach founder and CEO Simon Cooper reflects on his journey to the top and talks about his plans to move into other markets, plus why flexibility in volatile times is key.

20 MINAUG 1
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Episode 21 - Interview with On The Beach's Simon Cooper

Episode 20 - Thomas Cook: future secured?

Thomas Cook’s future is looking a lot more certain following the proposed £750m takeover by Fosun and the banks. But what will it actually mean for shops, staff and consumers? Plus, we discuss the implications of the multi-million pound fines handed to BA and Marriott and the latest holiday booking data.

14 MINJUL 19
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Episode 20 - Thomas Cook: future secured?

Episode 19: Travel Counsellors’ Steve Byrne

Travel Counsellors’ Steve Byrne tells Lee Hayhurst that travel advice is a profession and looking after the customer will ensure good agents stand out and compete against firms operating new models such as rival US homeworking agency InteleTravel.

24 MINJUL 5
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Episode 19: Travel Counsellors’ Steve Byrne

Episode 18 - Is the aviation sector in turmoil?

With airlines reporting profit losses left right and centre, is the sector in turmoil and will there be more failures? Aviation analyst John Strickland gives us the inside track on what is really happening and shares some predictions for the future. Plus, we discuss some of the main headlines from the world of travel.

22 MINJUN 20
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Episode 18 - Is the aviation sector in turmoil?

Episode 17 - What next for Thomas Cook? Plus former Travel Weekly editor Jeremy Skidmore

We discuss what a future Thomas Cook could look like with Travel Weekly executive editor Ian Taylor and during our 50th anniversary year we catch up with former editor Jeremy Skidmore who was at the helm during the 1990s

31 MINMAY 30
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Episode 17 - What next for Thomas Cook? Plus former Travel Weekly editor Jeremy Skidmore

Episode 16 - InteleTravel's James Ferrera and Culture Trip's Andy Washington

James Ferrera, the boss of the much-talked about homeworking group, InteleTravel, responds to some of the negative reaction the business has received since it entered the UK market. Plus, Andy Washington, formerly of dnata travel and Expedia, and now at Culture Trip, gives an update on when we can expect the site to start selling holidays.

18 MINMAY 16
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Episode 16 - InteleTravel's James Ferrera and Culture Trip's Andy Washington

Latest Episodes

Episode 25 - Hays Cook deal, Peter Fankhauser and Brexit

We return after a brief hiatus following the collapse of Thomas Cook to discuss Hays Travel's takeover of its retail network and we dissect former Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser's appearance in front of the select committee. Plus, we reflect on the mood at this year’s Abta Travel Convention and get Ian Taylor's take on Brexit.

18 MIN22 h ago
Comments
Episode 25 - Hays Cook deal, Peter Fankhauser and Brexit

Episode 24 – Former Travel Weekly editor, Jeff Mills

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations we go back in time and speak to another former Travel Weekly editor, this time Jeff Mills who was at the helm in 1989-1996. Although a relatively stable period, the years preceding it were not. Mills discusses the collapse of Court Line in 1974 which affected 50,000 customers and led to the creation of the Air Travel Reserve Fund Act, and other big stories of the day. Plus, he reminisces about the old newsroom days where a packed drinks cupboard and indoor cricket came as standard…

19 MINSEP 12
Comments
Episode 24 – Former Travel Weekly editor, Jeff Mills

Episode 23 - BA strikes and Thomas Cook rescue deal

We discuss the fallout from the planned BA strikes and look a bit deeper into Thomas Cook's £900m rescue deal, plus hear why Travel Weekly is the new Friends Reunited...

12 MINAUG 29
Comments
Episode 23 - BA strikes and Thomas Cook rescue deal

Episode 22 - Super Break, Tui and Thomas Cook

Amie Keeley and Ian Taylor discuss the biggest stories of the week including the potential resurrection of Super Break, Tui's latest financial results and why Thomas Cook is seeking an extra £150m from bondholders

10 MINAUG 15
Comments
Episode 22 - Super Break, Tui and Thomas Cook

Episode 21 - Interview with On The Beach's Simon Cooper

On The Beach founder and CEO Simon Cooper reflects on his journey to the top and talks about his plans to move into other markets, plus why flexibility in volatile times is key.

20 MINAUG 1
Comments
Episode 21 - Interview with On The Beach's Simon Cooper

Episode 20 - Thomas Cook: future secured?

Thomas Cook’s future is looking a lot more certain following the proposed £750m takeover by Fosun and the banks. But what will it actually mean for shops, staff and consumers? Plus, we discuss the implications of the multi-million pound fines handed to BA and Marriott and the latest holiday booking data.

14 MINJUL 19
Comments
Episode 20 - Thomas Cook: future secured?

Episode 19: Travel Counsellors’ Steve Byrne

Travel Counsellors’ Steve Byrne tells Lee Hayhurst that travel advice is a profession and looking after the customer will ensure good agents stand out and compete against firms operating new models such as rival US homeworking agency InteleTravel.

24 MINJUL 5
Comments
Episode 19: Travel Counsellors’ Steve Byrne

Episode 18 - Is the aviation sector in turmoil?

With airlines reporting profit losses left right and centre, is the sector in turmoil and will there be more failures? Aviation analyst John Strickland gives us the inside track on what is really happening and shares some predictions for the future. Plus, we discuss some of the main headlines from the world of travel.

22 MINJUN 20
Comments
Episode 18 - Is the aviation sector in turmoil?

Episode 17 - What next for Thomas Cook? Plus former Travel Weekly editor Jeremy Skidmore

We discuss what a future Thomas Cook could look like with Travel Weekly executive editor Ian Taylor and during our 50th anniversary year we catch up with former editor Jeremy Skidmore who was at the helm during the 1990s

31 MINMAY 30
Comments
Episode 17 - What next for Thomas Cook? Plus former Travel Weekly editor Jeremy Skidmore

Episode 16 - InteleTravel's James Ferrera and Culture Trip's Andy Washington

James Ferrera, the boss of the much-talked about homeworking group, InteleTravel, responds to some of the negative reaction the business has received since it entered the UK market. Plus, Andy Washington, formerly of dnata travel and Expedia, and now at Culture Trip, gives an update on when we can expect the site to start selling holidays.

18 MINMAY 16
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Episode 16 - InteleTravel's James Ferrera and Culture Trip's Andy Washington