Our official name is "1987 The Travel Group Ltd."  The original agency was called TFC Tours, which specialized in travel to southern Africa.  This was a multi-national company founded in the 1970s, with branches in Johannesburg, London, and Vancouver.   We purchased the Vancouver office in 1987 and changed the name to The Travel Group.

The Cleanest Airlines in the World

You've read the media stories about the dirtiest areas of the airplane to touch.  But, which airlines score highest for overall cleanliness?

Well, according the Skytrax, the organization that rates airlines, it is mostly Asian airlines that score highest for cleanliness.  

Air Canada scored highest for North American airlines, but it did not make the top 20 list.

Here's Skytrax Top 20 Cleanest airlines in 2018:

1. ANA All Nippon Airways (Japan)

2. EVA Air (Taiwan)
3. Asiana Airlines (South Korea)
4. Singapore Airlines (Singapore)
5. Japan Airlines (Japan)
6. Cathay Pacific Airlines (Hong Kong)
7. Qatar Airways (Qatar)
8. Swiss International Air Lines (Switzerland)
9. Hainan Airlines (China)
10. Lufthansa (Germany)
11. Korean Air (South Korea)
12. Cathay Dragon (Hong Kong)
13. Austrian Airlines (Austria)
14. China Airlines (Taiwan)
15. Thai Airways (Thailand)
16. Garuda Indonesia (Indonesia)
17. China Southern Airlines (China)
18. Bangkok Airways (Thailand)
19. Emirates (United Arab Emirates)

What's the dirtiest area on an airplane?  It may surprise you.  According to a 2015 study, the food tray table is the dirtiest thing on an airplane.  Yuck!



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