Westjet Airlines
Top Stories

Toronto and London, U.K. now connected on WestJet Dreamliner

WestJet’s state-of-the-art aircraft, the 787-9 Dreamliner, will be operating its inaugural Toronto-London (Gatwick) route giving guests on both sides of the Atlantic the opportunity to experience the airline’s new Business and Premium service between two large financial and tourism centres. “This is a significant first for our guests who now have access to the WestJet Dreamliner nonstop between Toronto and […]

Bolt
Automobiles

Bolt launches new vehicle type in London

Bolt has announced the launch of an XL category, giving customers access to larger vehicles via the app. XL is a bespoke category for bigger groups with a seating capacity of up to seven passengers. The introduction of this new category follows Bolt’s successful launch in London in June amid increasing demand from Bolt’s diverse customer base for larger capacity […]

Air Austral
Headlines

Air Austral becomes latest Airbus A220 customer

Air Austral has signed a firm order for three A220 aircraft. With the order, the Réunion Island-based airline becomes the first A220 customer based in the Indian Ocean region. “Air Austral has chosen the A220-300 as part of the renewal of its medium- and short-haul fleet. “This new generation aircraft will join the airline from the end of 2020 with […]

Palm
Asia

Palm Jumeirah prepares for Dubai Fitness Challenge

Palm Jumeirah is warming up to host a multitude of sports events this winter, with a new collection of land and water activities – many free of charge – for beginners and seasoned athletes. The island will transform into a winter workout wonderland for four months from October 18th, with family-friendly and competitive events covering everything from swimming to stand-up […]

Lucia
Headlines

Saint Lucia continues record visitor arrivals streak

The latest performance report for Saint Lucia is in and the record-breaking streak in visitor arrivals to the acclaimed destination continues. According to the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, the island can now boast that seven out of the eight months thus far this year have recorded unprecedented growth in arrivals. An impressive total of 36,342 stay-over arrivals was recorded in […]

NYC
Europe

NYC & Company launches largest ever global marketing campaign

NYC & Company has kicked off its most expansive global tourism marketing campaign to date. The refreshed ‘Famous Original New York City’ initiative is valued at approximately $20 million and will reach 22 global markets including, for the first time ever, Ireland and Singapore. This promotional effort reinforces New York City’s incomparable welcoming spirit with the iconic Statue of Liberty […]

Manchester
Europe

Manchester Airport criticised for long security queues

Passengers travelling through Manchester face the longest average security queue waiting times of any large UK airport, according to Which? research. All three of the northern hub’s terminals had worse waiting times than rival airports – averaging 16 minutes per passenger – while in the worst-case scenario one holidaymaker reported queuing for up to 90 minutes. Stansted and Luton also […]

Ryndam
Headlines

Holland America Line celebrates latest Ryndam milestone

Holland America Line has reached a milestone in the building of Ryndam, its next Pinnacle-class ship, with the successful launch of the forward lower section. Also known as the “troncone,” the element was launched at Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard in Italy. After an official blessing by padre Giovanni Cassata, Madrina Giuseppa Catalano cut the rope to release the celebratory bottle of […]

Ecuador
South America

FCO warns against Ecuador travel as unrest continues

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has begun to advise against “all but essential travel” to Ecuador. The decision comes following a period of sometimes violent unrest in the country, which has seen president, Lenín Moreno, decamp from capital Quito to the port city of Guayaquil. The FCO further advised against all travel within the 20-kilometre exclusion zone along the border […]

Freehand
Top Stories

Generator eyes $400m United States expansion following Freehand deal

Queensgate Investments, owners of Generator, has acquired Freehand Hotels. Following completion of the $400 million deal, the budget hotel brand will operate all four Freehand properties and their respective food and beverage outlets. The acquisition by the London-based firm merges the original upscale hostel trailblazers and reaffirms Generator as a global pioneer in the hospitality industry. When the deal completes, […]