Japan Airlines
Destinations

Japan Airlines takes delivery of first A350 XWB

Japan Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attended by JAL representative director and chairman, Yoshiharu Ueki, and Airbus chief commercial officer, Christian Scherer. Altogether JAL has ordered 31 A350 XWB aircraft, comprising 18 A350-900s and 13 […]

Jamaica
South America

Jamaica minister of tourism promotes destination

As part of an ongoing goal of generating greater global awareness and increasing visitor arrivals, Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, and Donovan White, director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board, were in Paris earlier this week to meet with France’s major tour operators. On the agenda was a meeting with Promovacances, France’s second largest tour operator which […]

Dubai
Asia

Rove at the Park expands mid-sector accommodation options

Rove Hotels has opened its sixth hotel in Dubai, Rove at the Park, in Dubai Parks & Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. The large property has 579 comfortably sized rooms and interconnecting family rooms, making it an ideal choice for families and groups. Guests at Dubai Parks & Resorts can access more than 100 fun […]

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 […]

AlbatrossOne
Destinations

Airbus draws inspiration from nature for next generation wing tips

Airbus engineers have developed a scale-model aeroplane with the first in-flight, flapping wing-tips that could revolutionise aircraft wing-design. The aerospace giant has drawn on nature to develop its ‘semi-aeroelastic hinge’ concept to reduce drag and overall wing weight, while combating the effects of turbulence and wind gusts. Known as AlbatrossOne, the remote-controlled aircraft has already taken its first flights to […]

Visa
Africa

US Student Visa Ban on Nigerians Is Fake News –American Embassy

The United States Mission in Nigeria has dismissed viral news which said the embassy is no longer issuing student visa to Nigerians. Distancing itself from the story it described as “fake news”, the embassy tweeted on its verified Twitter handle, @USEmbassyAbuja, saying, “#FakeNews Alert! Be advised, reports of Student Visa ban for Nigerians is false. If you have seen such […]

Seera
Asia

Dubai Tourism signs Seera partnership to woo Saudi guests

The Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing and Seera (previously Al Tayyar Travel Group) have signed a strategic partnership agreement which will see both entities unite to further strengthen travel demand from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the emirate. Seera is one of the leading providers of travel services in the Middle East and north Africa and is […]

Quest
Top Stories

Quest signs Cycas partnership ahead of Liverpool debut

As it gears up to open its first European property in Liverpool this summer, Quest Apartment Hotels has appointed Cycas Hospitality as its independent hotel manager for Quest Liverpool City Centre. The two extended-stay accommodation specialists have agreed on the framework to introduce European travellers to the successful Australasian apartment hotel brand and capitalise on the growing demand for alternative […]

United
Destinations

United Airlines signs up to Airbus Skywise data platform

United Airlines has become the latest carrier to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise. The United States-based airline will leverage Skywise to enhance all aspects of its maintenance and engineering operations on its Airbus fleet. With flexible and visual tools, Skywise enables airlines to store, access, manage, and analyse data more efficiently while also benchmarking against other airline users’ trends. […]

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 […]