Iberia and Qatar Airways have signed a codeshare partnership to offer passengers more flight options and enhanced connections to/from Doha, Spain and Portugal. This agreement, built upon the airline’s existing oneworld relationship, and effective from April, will offer mutual benefits to members of both airlines’ frequent flyer programmes – Iberia Plus and Qatar Airways Privilege Club.
InterContinental Hotels Group has welcomed the opening of Crowne Plaza Paris – Neuilly. Located in the prestigious residential neighbourhood of Neuilly, close to the American Hospital of Paris, the 281-guest room hotel is ideal for business travellers as it is close to La Défense, the city’s major business district.
LAX is beginning preparations for a large terminal move on the night of May 12th. From May 12th-17th, Delta Air Lines will be moving its operations at LAX to Terminals 2 and 3 from Terminals 5 and 6. As a result, 19 other carriers will also relocate.
In line with Dorchester Collection’s continuous investment in taking the luxury experience to new levels, April will sees the unveiling of Hotel Eden, the company’s iconic property in Rome. The reopening follows an extensive 18-month restoration.
Flybe has started operating its 2017 summer schedule from Cardiff Airport, which features 15 routes offering a total choice of up to 73 flights a week. The schedule includes the launch of the first ever service between Cardiff and Rome, with the inaugural flight taking off earlier.
The UK tourism industry has, perhaps unsurprisingly, called for tourism to be top of the government’s agenda as Brexit negotiations begin. Prime minister Theresa May today officially notified the European Union of the UK’s intention to leave the club, triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon.
The International Air Transport Association has called on governments to urgently find alternatives to recently announced measures by the United States and the United Kingdom to restrict the carry-on of large electronic items on certain flights departing the Middle East and North Africa.
Saga Cruises has today announced their new cruise ship will be named Spirit of Discovery. The new ship will carry less than 1,000 passengers, retaining the intimacy and personal touch for which Saga is renowned and will have more than 100 cabins for solo travellers, 20 per cent of the ships capacity.
Europcar Group and Lufthansa, the largest German airline, are entering into a partnership. When booking a flight, Lufthansa customers will get easy access to Europcar mobility solutions and its network in 130 countries and territories around the world.
Wizz Air has opened 26th base in Chisinau, Moldova. The airline has based one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at Chisinau Airport, and will operate seven low-fare routes, including the two new services to Berlin and Barcelona.
Passenger traffic at Dubai International continued to grow steadily in February rising 8.8 per cent to 6,948,157, according to the monthly traffic report issued by Dubai Airports. The operator said this brings the total year to date passenger traffic at DXB to 14,985,165, a robust growth of 9.3 per cent compared to 13,711,181 recorded during the first two months of 2016.
Salvatore Calabrese, one of the world’s most high profile cocktail experts, has a new London home. He is keeping it in the family by partnering with his two sons, Gerry and Jon Calabrese, at The Mule Bar, the new Spitalfields venue opened underneath The Holy Birds.
RwandAir has announced it will commence three weekly flights to London Gatwick Airport from Kigali on May 26th, 2017. London, one of the world’s leading financial centres, becomes RwandAir’s first European and second long haul route.
Carnival Corporation has announced US GAAP net income of $352 million, or $0.48 diluted EPS, for the first quarter of 2017. This is compared to US GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2016 of $142 million, or $0.18 diluted EPS.
London mayor Sadiq Khan and the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, today announced new business and tourism collaborations to attract international visitors to both cities and help companies based in London and Paris to expand into new international markets.
Safety is always very important when you travel. Although aviation security is higher than it ever was, this does not mean that you do not have to play your part. Airline travel safety is particularly important when you fly abroad. The airlines have various different restrictions that are enforced and as the passenger you will need to remember some things. Here is what you should always remember.
Betsoft Gaming signs partnership deal with Eurobet, which demonstrates the manner in which the industry is expanding and becoming more connected. These two companies will pool their resources in a way that is sure to create a lot of really exciting products. Many people in the industry are excited about what these two companies will be able to accomplish together. Both companies have certainly accomplished a great deal separately, and their accomplishments together should be that much more impressive as a result.
In an era of the burgeoning holiday rental and a growing Airbnb market, two tech entrepreneurs from Lebanon are crowdfunding to unveil their new digital doorkey start-up, Smarke, to a global audience. Smarke is a hardware and software concept that allows users to close and open their door locks using an app on their smartphones instead of physical keys.
Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, began her journey to her homeport of Shanghai, China, earlier. She departed the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, for her approximately 14-hour long conveyance along the Ems River.