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 […]


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 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 […]


Aerotel London opens at Heathrow Airport

Plaza Premium Group has announced Aerotel London, the first and only hotel inside Heathrow Terminal 3. The hotel is just steps away from the check-in desks and its unconventional booking policy gives guests the flexibility to check-in any time of the day for stays from six hours or more. “Our international guests are now asking for a comfortable space to […]


Sheraton Milan San Siro opens in Italy

Marriott International has welcomed the opening of Sheraton Milan San Siro, following a multi-million-pound renovation of the former Grand Hotel Brun. Owned by European Hotel Investments and located in quiet, leafy San Siro, known for its wide green spaces and renowned San Siro football stadium, the hotel also provides quick access to the bustling city centre, world-class shopping district Citylife […]


Basel: A Crown Jewels of hotels and exhibitions

Lying at the heart of Basel in Switzerland, Grand Hôtel Les Trois Rois is one of the oldest city hotels in Europe. In the Middle Ages, ships docked around here at the salt tower and transported produce down the Rhine and into the world. The hotel was founded in 1681 as an inn for gentlemen and rebuilt in 1844 as a […]


Biltmore Mayfair opens its doors in London for first time

The Biltmore Mayfair has opened its doors as Europe’s first LXR Hotels & Resorts property. The 307-room hotel combines exquisite contemporary accommodation, views across the gardens of Grosvenor Square, and new culinary concepts by Michelin Star restaurateur, Jason Atherton. The hotel unites 20th century grandeur with modern architectural details. Guests looking for an elegant escape can book into one of […]


BALPA calls off British Airways strike

The British Airline Pilots Association has called off the next strike scheduled for September 27th in the dispute between British Airways and its pilots. BALPA said the strikes on September 9-10 had demonstrated “the anger and resolve of pilots”. It was now time for a period of reflection before the dispute escalates further and irreparable damage is done to the […]


Cunard to launch first cinema ad alongside Downton Abbey

Cunard has made its first cinema appearance with a new ‘Dreams’ advert appearing in UK cinemas before every screening of the new Downton Abbey movie. The advert, which has been created by Cunard’s retained agency Alpha Century, draws from the emotions evoked from travelling on the world’s only ocean liner Queen Mary 2, on an iconic transatlantic crossing with Cunard. […]


Native Manchester welcomes first guests in north of England

Located in the newly transformed Ducie Street Warehouse on the edge of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, boutique aparthotel brand Native has just opened the doors to its latest outpost. Occupying eight floors of a vast Grade II listed former Victorian warehouse, Native Manchester will be the UK’s largest aparthotel, spanning 180,000 square feet. The beautifully designed 166 apartments will offer a […]