Radisson
Europe

Radisson Red signed for 2023 opening in Tallinn, Estonia

Radisson Hotel Group has signed the latest Radisson Red property in Europe, continuing its global expansion. Due to open in late 2023, the Radisson Red Tallinn, Estonia, will arrive in the heart of the country’s lively capital. It will be the group’s third hotel brand in the city, alongside Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson. The Estonian capital is […]

Super 8
Europe

Super 8 by Wyndham to seek continued growth in Germany

Super 8 by Wyndham has today revealed plans to expand its footprint in Germany, with the opening of new hotels in Hamburg, Berlin, Mainz, Koblenz and Augsburg by the end of 2021. The news comes in addition to the recent launch of a new Super 8 by Wyndham hotel in Dresden. Super 8 by Wyndham is one of the world’s […]

wizz air
Europe

Wizz Air to launch flights from London Southend for first time

Wizz Air will begin operations at London Southend Airport with the launch of flights to the popular Eastern European destinations of Bucharest in Romania and Vilnius in Lithuania. Departures will begin in November. Wizz claims the announcement will see it create over 100 indirect jobs in the Southend area. It also means that Wizz Air operates from three London airports; […]

Ryanair
Europe

Ryanair rated worst for customer service in UK

Ryanair has been rated the worst firm for customer service out of 100 popular British brands. Passengers with the low-cost airline were left feeling undervalued by unhelpful staff and miserable complaints handling, new Which? research reveals. The survey of well-known companies reveals sharp differences between sectors with airlines, telecoms and energy providers performing most poorly – and brands such as […]

Airport
Europe

Luton Airport to get first express-style train service

London Luton Airport has announced a new partnership agreement with Abellio, which will operate the East Midlands Railway for the next eight years. The partnership will bring a package of more than £600 million investment in improvements to rail services across the East Midlands and between Bedford, Corby, Wellingborough, Kettering, Luton Airport Parkway and London St Pancras. East Midlands Railway, […]

Velocys
Business

British Airways partners with Velocys for sustainable jet fuel project

British Airways is one step closer to powering its future fleet with sustainable jet fuel made from rubbish as plans have been submitted to develop Europe’s first household and commercial solid waste to sustainable fuels plant. Altalto Immingham, a subsidiary of renewable fuels company Velocys and a collaboration with British Airways and Shell, has submitted a planning application to develop […]

German
Europe

German tourism sees continued growth in early 2019

With an increase of 3.3 percent in June, German incoming tourism is continuing its steady growth. According to provisional figures from the Federal Statistical Office, 39.8 million international overnights were registered across hotels and accommodation establishments with more than ten beds between January and June. This represents a three per cent (1.2 million) rise on the equivalent period of last […]

holiday
Europe

Britain prepares for record breaking bank holiday weekend

VisitEngland’s August bank holiday trip-tracker survey has revealed that 8.6 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this bank holiday weekend, bringing an estimated £2.1 billion boost to the economy. The figures are the highest since this survey began in its current form in 2012. The figures show an increase on last year’s results when […]

Chicago
Europe

UK visitors drive arrivals upward in Chicago

The United States city of Chicago has seen a large spike in UK visitor numbers, reporting a 15.2 per cent increase in those visiting in 2018 compared with the year before. Some 141,000 UK visitors came to Chicago last year, contributing to the total of 2.2 million international visitors in 2018. These visits contribute significantly to the city’s 33 million […]