Thomas Cook has pledged £12,000 to the ABTA Benevolent Fund, one of the official charities of The Travel Convention along with the Family Holiday Association.

Keith Prowse has announced the launch of its WOW! ticket for Las Vegas, which costs from £99 and includes a range of shows and attractions. For details call 02890-232425 or see

Columbus Travel Media has launched a new travel trade research tool, Columbus Travel Pro. It offers information on more than 1,000 destinations worldwide and covers information from passport and visa information through to business etiquette.Agents are also able to compile and send clients a bespoke mini-guide containing information that their client has requested. See

Thomson and First Choice has called for the travel industry to immediately adopt full and transparent carbon reporting. Parent company TUI Travel has committed to a carbon reduction target of 6% by 2013/14.

Teletext Holidays is to launch its first agency in December at the Tesco Extra store in Pitsea, Essex. The move is part of a partnership with Tesco and the company aims to launch up to 20 travel shops in the next two years. See is launching a new Website in December which will allow thousands of villas in the Mediterranean, Florida and beyond to be booked online.

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