Cruises
Headlines

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Holiday Cruises 2019

During the holidays, a vacation should put the family at ease, and cruising offers travelers stress-free planning, the opportunity to experience multiple destinations and the flexibility to cater to individual budgets and activities. With Norwegian’s philosophy of vacationing your way, guests can spend their holiday out-at-sea, stress-free, doing what they want, whenever they want with whoever they want. With that said, […]

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 […]

Cape Town
Africa

MSC Cruises to base two ships in South Africa for 2020 season

MSC Cruises has announced it will bring two ships to South Africa’s shores for the 2020/2021 cruise season. This will mark the first time that two different classes of MSC Cruises’ ships will be deployed in South Africa, MSC Opera (Lirica Class) and MSC Musica (Musica Class). Ross Volk, managing director for MSC Cruises South Africa, commented: “The deployment for […]

Europe

citizenM unveils plans for latest London property

citizenM has announced the acquisition of a Victoria property for its fourth London hotel, opening in 2021. The 226-room hotel will comprise basement and ground floor levels, with ten upper floors. Construction will commence in May next year, following the demolition of the existing Denison House, which will begin in November. The hotel will be built using citizenM’s innovative modular […]

Jamaica
South America

Jamaica introduces online immigration declaration option

Jamaica now offers an online version of the Immigration & Customs Declaration form for arriving travellers at the island’s international airports. The online form will enable passengers to be processed more seamlessly through the arrival process on the island. This will also lead to a reduction in waiting and processing times in both immigration and customs. The form provides travellers with the […]

port of seattle
Headlines

Port of Seattle explores new facilities as passenger numbers rise

The Port of Seattle has seen its biggest cruise season yet, with an estimated 1,204,170 revenue cruise passengers this year, breaking last year’s record of 1,114,888. The results of a new economic impact report show that the cruise business is worth almost $900 million a year, with each homeported ship call contributing $4.2 million to the state’s economy, supporting over […]

Korean Air
Asia

Korean Air cuts Japan routes as political tension grows

Korean Air has announced its plans to adjust the frequency of some routes to Japan as tensions between the two countries rise. At the same time, the airline will increase the frequency of routes in the south-east Asia, Oceania, and Chinese markets. Korean Air will suspend the Busan-Osaka route (14 flights a week) from September 16th, as well as Jeju-Narita […]

Heathrow
Headlines

IAG launches Heathrow expansion broadside

International Airlines Group has attacked Heathrow airport’s plans to make passengers stump up £3.3 billion in advanced costs for a third runway before planning permission is guaranteed. In a submission to the Civil Aviation Authority, IAG argues it has absolutely no confidence in Heathrow’s ability to deliver cost-effective expansion. Initial construction and planning costs, originally forecast at £915 million, have jumped by […]

Island
Features

Monkey Island Estate tour

A beautiful slice of countryside, Monkey Island. Sitting, watching the geese waddle past, pecking at the manicured lawns, it seems this is the storybook England overseas visitors imagine, this is what they come for. The Thames gurgles gently in the background as I take in the chicken coop, smoke house and lovingly restored buildings, all of which to combine to […]

Wightlink
Top Stories

Be Wightlink guest

With Cowes Week set to put the Isle of Wight in the hospitality spotlight from this weekend, ferry operator Wightlink has been preparing for the influx of guests. The event is a key part of the British sporting calendar, taking place in early August each year. A part of the British ‘season,’ it takes place on similar dates annually – this year […]