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, […]


ATM 2019: Germany to showcase tourism offering in Dubai

The German National Tourist Board has announced it will be showcasing a range of key destinations at Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. Participants from Germany include the Hotel Palace Berlin; Frankfurt Tourist & Congress Board; Baden-Baden Tourism Board; the State Tourist Board South-West Germany (Baden-Württemberg Tourismus); and the Black Forest Highlands (Hochschwarzwald Tourismus). Partners covering local tourist boards, luxury hotels, […]


Delta partner Korean Air launches Boston-Seoul connections

Korean Air has launched non-stop flights between Boston and Seoul. The first flight, operated as part of a joint venture with Delta Air Lines, was saluted by a water cannon on arrival and celebrated in speeches by airline and government officials. “Korean Air is the largest trans-Pacific airline and we’ve been eyeing Boston for a long time,” said the Korean […]

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Apple Core selects Cendyn for New York hotels

Apple Core Hotels has selected Cendyn’s eInsight customer-relationship management system for use across its portfolio of properties. Conveniently situated in the heart of Manhattan, Apple Core Hotels includes four boutique locations: the Hotel at Times Square, the Hotel at Fifth Avenue, the Broadway at Times Square Hotel and the Hotel at New York City. Cendyn will implement customer-relationship management at […]


Lufthansa slips to loss in first quarter of 2019

German flag-carrier has reported a loss of €336 million for the first three months of the year. The carrier, the largest in Europe, was hit by rising fuel costs and overcapacity in Europe. Shares in the company fell slightly in response, down to €21.82 this morning. Lufthansa said a €202 million rise in fuel costs had contributed to the loss. […]


Air Mauritius to return to Seychelles

Air Mauritius says it intends to resume connecting flights to Seychelles in July, the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority said on Tuesday, a move that increases the competitive pressure on Air Seychelles. Speaking to SNA, the Authority said that Air Mauritius would be providing services on the two days — Mondays and Sundays — that Air Seychelles does not have connecting flights […]


3 years after devastating storm, major infrastructures on Seychelles’ island

Major infrastructures on the island of Farquhar have been repaired and made cyclone-proof almost three years after Fantala, a tropical cyclone, hit the outer island, said the head of the Islands Development Company (IDC). The IDC’s chief executive, Glenny Savy, told SNA that the company “concentrated on the infrastructure that we need for commercial purposes, mainly guest-houses that we rent […]

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Government Establishes Economic Development Office

The Manitoba government is moving forward to implement key elements of its Economic Growth Action Plan and ensure the co-ordinated delivery of economic development services by regional and strategic partner organizations, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “Manitobans entrusted our government to help rebuild the province’s economy.  Our plan is based on the advice we received from representatives of business, industry, economic development […]


Maruti cuts vehicle production by around 21% in March

The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) cut vehicle production by around 21 per cent across its factories in March due to subdued demand. The auto major produced a total of 1,36,201 units in March, including Super Carry LCV, down 20.9 per cent from 1,72,195 units in the year-ago period, it said in a regulatory filing. The production […]