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Hays Travel thanked for removing bullfighting reference from website
12 March 2015

A big thank you to Hays Travel, the UK’s largest independent travel agent, for removing a reference to bullfighting from its website.

Following an ICABS appeal, in which we highlighted the cruelty involved, the award-winning Sunderland-based company deleted “bullfights” from the “Things to see & do” section of its Malaga page.

We are very grateful to Hays Travel for this compassionate response.

Hays Travel, with more than 100 branches around the UK and an annual turnover of over £650 million, describes itself as “a company with heart”.

Find out more about Hays Travel and its holiday offers at

Hays Travel joins a growing list of companies which have responded positively to ICABS appeals and removed references to bullfighting or bullrings. These include American Airlines, EasyJet, Jet2holidays, Marriott International, Hilton Hampton, Ebookers, Club Travel, Abbey Travel, Sunways, Low Cost, Travel Department, Cancun Holidays Information Center, Co-op Travel, Ultimate Travel, No Fly Cruising, City Breaks 101, Original Travel, Escape Trips, Charter Travel, NY.T.Roma Hotel, Exclusive GP, Just Resorts,, Burleigh Travel, Abercrombie & Kent, Holiday Transfers, Iglu Cruise, Oliver's Travel's, StagWeb, Joe Walsh Tours, Budget Travel, Osprey Holidays and AlphaRooms.


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