September 16, 2019
Airport

Luton Airport reports strong summer passenger numbers

Destinations

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 […]

Finnair

Finnair boosts Latin America connections with LATAM codeshare deal

South America

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 […]

Princess

Sky Princess completes sea trials ahead of October debut

Top Stories

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

Radisson Red signed for 2023 opening in Tallinn, Estonia

Europe

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

Brittany Ferries welcomes double fleet expansion milestone

Headlines

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 […]

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Headlines

Brittany
Headlines

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 […]

Hotels
Headlines

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 […]

Bahamas
Headlines

Tourism industry seeks to offer aid to the Bahamas following Dorian impact

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has said the Jamaican-based Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre has begun to mobilise resources to assist the Bahamas following the devastating effects of hurricane Dorian. The category five hurricane hit the island nation earlier this week bringing winds of up to 185 miles per hour. The International Red Cross fears 45 per […]

USA & Canada

Marriott
Top Stories

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 […]

Island
Top Stories

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 […]

Bahamas
Headlines

United States’ response to Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas

The United States extends its condolences to all those in The Bahamas who have lost loved ones and we stand with the communities affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian. The U.S. government is working in partnership with the Government of The Bahamas, including the National Emergency Management Authority, to deliver emergency supplies to address the immediate needs in the wake of […]

Africa

Africa

Nigerian make history by winning seats in Manitoba Legislature

Until Tuesday’s vote, no black person had ever been elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 150-year history of this province. Now there are three. Uzoma Asagwara won the Union Station seat for the NDP, Jamie Moses took the St. Vital seat for the party and Audrey Gordon won Southdale for the Progressive Conservatives. None of the political scientists the CBC contacted, nor the […]

Africa

WEFA opportunity for economic growth engagement

This week’s World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) is an opportunity for government leaders to engage on the state of global, African and South African economies, says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. WEFA will take place in Cape Town from Wednesday until Friday, this week, under the theme of ‘shaping inclusive growth and shared futures in the fourth industrial revolution’. “It […]

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 […]

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Asia

Hong Kong
Asia

Situation for tourists in Hong Kong this weekend

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and eTurboNews have been in contact regarding the ongoing situation with protests in the city. The HKTB wishes to assure visitors that Hong Kong remains a safe destination. The Tourism Board is encouraging travelers to contact HKTB to find out information about the city by visiting their website which provides updates every 60 seconds. There is also […]

Airlines
Asia

China Airlines finalizes order for six Boeing 777 Freighters

China Airlines finalized its agreement with Boeing to order six 777 Freighters to modernize its cargo fleet. The carrier, which currently operates one of the world’s largest 747 Freighter fleets, plans to transition to the largest and longest range twin-engine freighters in the industry as it launches operations from Taipei to North America, a key market that provides higher yields for the carrier. […]

Europe

Radisson
Europe

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 […]

Super 8
Europe

Super 8 by Wyndham to seek continued growth in Germany

Super 8 by Wyndham has today revealed plans to expand its footprint in Germany, with the opening of new hotels in Hamburg, Berlin, Mainz, Koblenz and Augsburg by the end of 2021. The news comes in addition to the recent launch of a new Super 8 by Wyndham hotel in Dresden. Super 8 by Wyndham is one of the world’s […]

Australia & New Zealand

Eleven
Australia & New Zealand

Eleven Experience signs for Cedar Lodge, New Zealand

Eleven Experience has acquired Cedar Lodge on the South Island of New Zealand. The property will be operated as an Eleven Experience Lodge in collaboration with the previous owners for the upcoming fishing season. Cedar Lodge has long been renowned for its helicopter fly-out angling program, offering passionate anglers a paradise in which to target trophy-sized rainbow and brown trout […]

Business

Velocys
Business

British Airways partners with Velocys for sustainable jet fuel project

British Airways is one step closer to powering its future fleet with sustainable jet fuel made from rubbish as plans have been submitted to develop Europe’s first household and commercial solid waste to sustainable fuels plant. Altalto Immingham, a subsidiary of renewable fuels company Velocys and a collaboration with British Airways and Shell, has submitted a planning application to develop […]

Lufthansa
Business

Profit for Lufthansa Group collapses in deep red

In the second quarter of 2019, the Lufthansa (LH) Group profit fell to -70% (about 226 million euros). The LH  economic loss net result for the entire half-year amounts to 116 million (against a profit of 713 million in 2018). On the one hand, the LH Group, led by Carsten Spohr, collects the positive result of the routes on North America and […]

Amadeus
Business

Amadeus reports sharp earnings increase

Travel tech giant Amadeus has maintained its positive growth trend in the first six months of 2019, thanks to the solid operating performances of its distribution and IT Solutions businesses. The company also benefited from the consolidation of TravelClick and a positive foreign exchange impact. Over the first half of the year, EBITDA expanded 10.7 per cent, to €1,194 million, […]

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