València
Europe

València tourism grows in first four months this year

Tourism in the city of València has continued to grow during the first four months of the year. According to data published by the INE (National Institute of Statistics – Spain), it has shown an improvement in the number of overnight stays and visitors and has also shown a positive change in profitability indicators for tourism: RevPAR, hotel occupancy and […]

Aloft
Europe

Aloft Dublin City takes brand into Ireland for first time

Marriott International has announced the official opening of the design-led Aloft Dublin City, the first Aloft hotel to open in Ireland. The hotel is located in the Blackpitts area of Dublin’s Liberties, one of the capital’s most dynamic quarters. The Liberties is rich with heritage, formerly a trading site of textiles; fast forward and this rejuvenated district is the thriving […]

SAS
Europe

SAS to launch Newquay-Copenhagen connection this summer

Scandinavian Airlines will launch direct flights this summer from Newquay to Copenhagen. Taking off twice a week in each direction on a Monday and Friday between June 21st-August 19th, flights will operate on a 90-seat regional jet. Ideal for south-west England residents looking for an easy Scandinavian city summer escape, the new route brings Denmark’s capital within under a two-hour […]

Saga
Europe

Saga celebrates Spirit of Adventure keel laying

Saga has marked the keel laying of its second new cruise ship for the British market, Spirit of Adventure, with a ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The 999-passenger ship will set sail in summer 2020 and the keel laying marked the official start of construction. A commemorative coin stamped with Spirit of Adventure’s name, keel-laying date […]

Mandarin
Europe

Dolenc to lead Mandarin Oriental, Macau

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Christian Dolenc to the role of general manager of Mandarin Oriental, Macau. In his new position, Dolenc will oversee day-to-day hotel operations, leading the team in delivering operational excellence and innovative guest experiences. A native German national, he started in the hospitality industry at an early age. After receiving his apprenticeship […]

Air ATOL
Europe

Holiday Place collapses with hundreds of travellers overseas

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has stepped in to support holidaymakers who were booked to travel with the Holiday Place. The London-based company ceased trading earlier. There are believed to be around 450 people currently abroad on ATOL protected packages booked with the company. Anyone who is currently abroad will have tickets for their flight home. These are still valid, […]

Heathrow
Europe

Bold action by London Heathrow to reduce vehicle emissions

London Heathrow has announced it is getting ready to introduce a set of tough new measures to protect local air quality, reduce congestion and tackle emissions, as the airport continues to use its scale to help solve environmental challenges. The UK’s only hub airport is putting plans in motion to introduce charges for passenger cars and all private hire vehicles. This […]

Emirates
Europe

Emirates launches daily A380 service to Glasgow, Scotland

Emirates has landed its first A380 in Glasgow, launching the first regular service of the aircraft to Scotland. A crowd of local fans gathered to witness the arrival of inaugural flight EK025 as it touched down on Glaswegian soil at 19:34 last night. The plane is the world’s largest passenger aircraft, with a wingspan of 79.8 metres – more than […]

Heathrow
Europe

Heathrow welcomes 6.5m passengers in March

Heathrow’s passenger numbers continued to climb in March, with over 6.5 million travellers passing through the airport. The figure marked the 29th consecutive month of growth for the south-east England airport. Notable spikes in the previous month included St Patricks and Mother’s Day, and suggest attitudes towards travel remain strong despite ongoing uncertainty around Brexit. Heathrow chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, […]