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Azerai La Residence Second hotel opens in Vietnam

An historic 122-room boutique hotel on the south bank of the fabled Perfume River in the one-time imperial capital of Vietnam has officially opened. Azerai La Residence, Hue, becomes the second hotel in a new group formed by hotelier Adrian Zecha. Concurrent with the hotel’s rebranding is the conclusion of work on the second phase of the most extensive renovation […]


British Airways debuts Boeing 747 painted in BOAC livery

Crowds gathered at Heathrow earlier to watch the much-anticipated arrival of a British Airways Boeing 747 painted in the design of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation. The aircraft entered the IAC paint bay at Dublin Airport on February 5th where it was stripped of its current British Airways Chatham Dockyard design before being repainted with the BOAC livery which […]


Strike action at Luton Airport hit Wizz Air

Baggage handlers and check-in staff employed by GH London Ground Handling Services at Luton Airport have voted for strike action. The decision was taken in response to the company’s decision to impose a pay freeze on staff. A week-long strike will commence on Sunday, March 3rd at 18:00, the Unite union said. Some 96 per cent of the workers that […]


Sixth Oasis-class ship orders by Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean Cruises has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique to order a sixth Oasis-class ship. The vessel is set for delivery in the autumn of 2023. “It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another Oasis-class ship,” said Richard Fain, chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises. “This order is a reflection of the exceptional […]


World’s Largest Jewellery Market Opens Next Week

Two major jewellery shows organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open next week. The sixth HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, which showcases jewellery raw materials, will take place at AsiaWorld-Expo from 26 Feb to 2 March, while the 36th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, which specialises in finished fine jewellery, will […]


St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport vying for “Most Scenic Airport Landings” crown

Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) has been shortlisted for 2019 “Most Scenic Airport Landings” poll. An independent panel of travel industry experts and influencers curated this year’s shortlist of 32 airports from across the globe. The ultimate top 10 is to be voted on by the general public. Voting is currently open online and concludes on February 28. This is […]

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Virgin Atlantic launches new flight route to Tel Aviv from the UK

Virgin Atlantic has announced the launch of a new flight route to Tel Aviv, Israel, for 2019. Sir Richard Branson ‘s airline will be operating a service from London Heathrow to the Israeli city, with the first flights set to take off on Wednesday 25th September. The new route will be a daily service between Heathrow and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport, […]

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Best Mediterranean cruises for 2019/2020

The sun-soaked Mediterranean is home to a plethora of dream holiday destinations; we’re talking breathtaking historic cities, picturesque beaches and quirky landmarks. But with such a wealth of destinations on offer, deciding where to go first can be overwhelming. That’s why Mediterranean cruise holidays can be ideal, as you get to sample all the highlights at your leisure, while also enjoying the […]


World’s most expensive island

A 660-acre paradise of beaches, five-star hotels and stunning views has been valued as the world’s most expensive island at a staggering £360million. Al Marjan Island is made up of four man-made islands in the northernmost of the United Arab Emirates. The expanses are now on sale for $462million (£360million) and the lucky buyer will acquire nightclubs, lavish hotels, golden […]