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Clarity needed over Thomas Cook rescue deal amid reports of ‘difficulties’

Chinese tourism group Fosun has been in negotiations with Thomas Cook over the acquisition of a controlling stake for some time. Just a few weeks ago, the deal seemed a formality; an issue of when, not if. Now the sands have shifted, and just as clarity is needed, increasing doubt is being cast on the deal.

Whether passengers like it or not, airport biometrics are here to stay

Between 2018 and 2022, 77% of airports and 71% of airlines are planning trials or full rollouts of biometric scanning systems, according to SITA.

JFK Airport’s big push for affordable virtual reality

The tourism industry has begun to recognise the enormous potential that computer-mediated reality has to transform the whole travel experience.

Ryanair to slash Glasgow flights

On Tuesday, Ryanair announced that it will cut 20 of its 23 flights from Glasgow Airport in November 2018. This will jeopardise around 300 jobs and 500,000 passengers will be affected, according to airline representatives, whereas Glasgow Airport estimates around 100 jobs to be lost.