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Kia Ora Air Canada to Launch Seasonal Flights to Vancouver, Auckland

Kia Ora Air Canada to Launch Seasonal Flights to Vancouver, Canada from Auckland Air Canada today announced the addition of new, non-stop, seasonal flights between Auckland and Vancouver, Canada.  Air Canada’s flights to Vancouver will operate four times weekly onboard the carrier’s state-of-the-art flagship Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft beginning December 14, 2019 until the end of March 2020, subject to […]

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Yotel announce acquisition Washington DC property

Yotel has announced the acquisition of the Liaison Washington Capitol Hill hotel. The deal will be financed by partners Metrovest Equities and BLDG Management. The hotel group will operate the existing premises, which over the next year, will benefit from a full transformation and rebranding incorporating all of Yotel’s signature technology and adaptable design features, including smart cabins (rooms) and […]

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Qatar Airways to increase services to South Africa from July

Qatar Airways has announced it will be increasing the number of weekly flights on its popular routes to South Africa from July. Weekly flight frequencies to Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest metropolis, will increase from 14 to 18 from July, rising to 19 in August. A further two flights will be added to the airline’s winter schedule, taking the total number […]

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British Airways to welcomes $18.6bn Boeing 777X ordered

Reporting strong financial results today, International Airlines Group has also committed to purchasing up to 42 777X planes from Boeing. The deal includes 18 orders and 24 options. The company – which operates British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus – joins a group of leading carriers that have selected the new 777-9, which will debut next month as the largest and most […]

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Amadeus: Diversification sees revenue rise

Amadeus maintained solid financial growth in 2018, reporting a 6.6 per cent increase in revenue to €4,944 million for the year. The figure was supported by the operating performance of both its distribution and IT solutions businesses, as well as the acquisition and consolidation of the TravelClick business from October. EBITDA at the tech giant grew 9.7 per cent to […]

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Global tourism growth, USA retains top position

The global tourism sector grew at 3.9 per cent last year, to contribute a record $8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs to the world economy, according to figures from the World Travel & Tourism Organisation. For the eighth consecutive year, this was above the growth rate of world GDP. The research conducted over the last 25 years by WTTC, which […]

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IAG overcomes rising fuel prices to report sharp increase in profits

International Airlines Group has reported operating profit before exceptional items of €3,230 million for the year to December 31st, up 9.5 per cent on the prior year figure of €2,950 million. Profit after tax and before exceptional items stood at €2,481 million, up 11.2 per cent, while adjusted earnings per share were up 15.1 per cent. International Airlines Group own […]

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UK’s best beach for 2019

Bournemouth Beach has been named the UK’s best beach for 2019. The popular seaside spot topped the list in the 2019 TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for beaches, thanks to its golden sands, swim-friendly waters and of course bustling Bournemouth itself. But it’s not just popular with Brits. Travellers rated the beach as the sixth best in Europe, and it even made the […]

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Former president France Albert Rene is dead, age 83 years old

Seychelles’ former President France Albert Rene passed away on Wednesday morning at the Seychelles Hospital. He was 83 years old. Rene who held office from 1977 until he retired in 2004, took over power following a coup d’état in June 5, 1977. James Mancham who was President of the island nation at that time was forced into exile. In his […]