Luton Airport reports strong summer passenger numbers

London Luton Airport has enjoyed its busiest ever summer. The airport welcomed 5.3 million passengers between June 1st and August 31st, an increase of 7.3 per cent on the previous year. It comes as the airport announces a partnership with the new operator of the East Midlands Railway, Abellio, to bring an express train service to the airport. The service, which […]

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Finnair boosts Latin America connections with LATAM codeshare deal

Finnair customers looking to fly to Latin America are getting a boost thanks to a new codeshare agreement announced with LATAM Airlines Group. The partnership will offer new destinations for Finnair customers, as LATAM’s flights will be the first to be flown to South America with a Finnair code. The deal will see Finnair’s ‘AY’ airline code added to LATAM’s […]

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Sky Princess completes sea trials ahead of October debut

Princess Cruises has reached another major milestone in preparation for the launch of its newest ship, Sky Princess, by completing the vessel’s sea trials. The 3,660-guest cruise ship set out to sea from a construction dock at Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, and was put through its paces with a series of manoeuvres to test the propulsion, steering and navigational […]


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 […]


Brittany Ferries welcomes double fleet expansion milestone

Brittany Ferries has marked two key milestones in its €550 million fleet renewal programme. At the AVIC Weihai shipyard in Shandong, eastern China, shipyard workers and Brittany Ferries teams gathered to celebrate the launch of cruise-ferry Galicia, and the start of building work for sister ship Salamanca. The 215-metre long hull of Galicia was majestically floated out at a traditional […]


Preferred Hotels & Resorts to welcome the Londoner in 2020

Preferred Hotels & Resorts has welcomed the Londoner to its Legend Collection. Located in the heart of London’s West End in the world-famous Leicester Square, the hotel is set to open next spring. Home to 350 guestrooms and 35 suites, each with unique views of the cityscape, the Londoner will offer a layered, multi-dimensional experience through its prime location, curated […]

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Sahara Las Vegas returns to the Strip

Sahara Las Vegas has officially returned to the Las Vegas Strip. The former SLS Las Vegas will now operate under the resort’s original brand name – Sahara Las Vegas. Since Alex Meruelo purchased the property in April of last year, significant strides have been made in transforming the resort experience. Completed renovations within the $150 million resort overhaul include an […]

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Marriott signs for W Hotels property in Canada

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Larco to bring W Hotels’ bold design to Toronto for the first time. The nine-story, 255-room property located at 90 Bloor Street East in Toronto’s fashionable Yorkville neighbourhood, will be surrounded by high-end boutiques, galleries and design studios as well as chic cafes, polished bars and fine-dining restaurants. The $40 million transformation will […]

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Long Island welcomes historic visitor numbers

Statistics from the New York State Economic Impact of Tourism report showcase record breaking highs across the state and Long Island in visitation, economic impact, and direct spending. For the first-time tourism on Long Island has exceeded $6 billion, with an increase in visitor spending across the region topping 4.5 per cent, generating an economic impact of $6.1 billion annually […]

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Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences to open in late 2020

The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences is on track to open its doors to the public by quarter three of 2020, according Timothy Kelly, managing director of Atlantis Resorts & Residences. “The Royal Atlantis project is coming together quite well. “All of the design is complete, now it is just about finishing the project,” said Kelly. Located on Palm Jumeirah, […]