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by Nicola Donovan, Click. Travel Writer, Booking.com

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Here are five of today’s most interesting reads to keep you in-the-know.

1. Demand for business travel remains strong

The cost of business trips is continuing to rise, according to Travel Leaders Corporate, with Q3 2018 data revealing an increase of 4% on Q2 and 8% when compared to Q3 2017.

Source: www.prnewswire.com

2. Gatwick airport delays affects hundreds of thousands

Tens of thousands more passengers are set to join the 100,000-plus travellers who were affected by the significant delays and cancellation of all flights at Gatwick airport. The chaos is due to ongoing drone activity, in what has now been described by Gatwick as a deliberate attempt to disrupt flights.

Source: www.independent.co.uk

3. Belgium and the Netherlands offer Eurail art route

The Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions and Belgian DMO Visit Flanders have partnered to offer Chinese travellers an artistic Eurail vacation, as a send-off to the EU-China Year of Tourism. The Eurail route begins in Rotterdam and ends in Brussels with stops in six cities renowned for art and culture.

Source: www.jingtravel.com

4. Apple Leisure expands in Europe after Alua buy

Apple Leisure Group is expanding in Europe by taking a majority stake in Spanish chain Alua Hotels & Resorts. The deal will see the group manage more than 4,000 rooms in Spain.

Source: www.travelweekly.co.uk

5. Top five villa vacations destinations for 2019 revealed

Villas of Distinction has announced 2019’s most sought after villa vacation destinations based on industry insights – with Italy, Barbados, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica and Orlando topping the list.

Source: www.traveldailynews.com

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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.

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