SAS new routes, Thomas Cook and sustainable Turkey

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A dedicated employment fair for the thousands of North West workers who have lost their jobs following the demise of Thomas Cook, including supply chain employees, will be held at Manchester Airport on Thursday 3 October. Read the full story >>>

Meanwhile, Gambia’s tourism season is set to begin in October but fear has gripped the industry since Thomas Cook, one of the leading airlines and tour operators in the world, announced Sunday it would cease operations due to bankruptcy. Read more >>>

In other developments, Thomas Cook bookings made by direct debit were expected to refund within the next 14 days, but others will have to wait up to two months, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Britain said Monday. Full story >>>

Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy has announced that the country is adopting a new income- and market-oriented strategy for sustainable growth in the tourism sector.

Speaking at a conference in Istanbul, Ersoy said “we will raise our country to a higher level in the global tourism market in terms of the number of tourists it receives and the amount of revenue it gains.” Read the full story >>>

SAS is continuing to strengthen its seasonal offering and will be launching 14 new direct routes and 5 totally new destinations from Scandinavia in summer 2020 – Bari, Rhodes, Tivat, Zadar and Valencia. Tickets for the summer additions will be available on 30 September. Read more >>>