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UK tourism body emphasis industry support for EU

UK tourism body emphasis industry support for EU

UKinbound has revealed that 82 per cent of its members believe that staying in the EU is important to their business. The organisation is one of the leading trade associations, representing 350 members of the travel and tourism industry in Britain. The announcement, made at UKinbound’s Annual Convention, follows prime minister David Cameron’s recent request to the business community to share their views on EU membership. → Read More

Jumeirah partners with Emirates

Jumeirah partners with Emirates

Jumeirah Group has launched an exclusive offer providing Emirates Skywards members up to 30% off the Jumeirah Flavours Rate at participating Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts in Dubai. → Read More

Star Alliance launches Heathrow Express upgrades for Gold members

Star Alliance launches Heathrow Express upgrades for Gold members

Star Alliance has launched a new benefit for its Gold members – free upgrades on the Heathrow Express. → Read More

Ryanair to launch Stansted-Hamburg route

Ryanair to launch Stansted-Hamburg route

Ryanair is launching a new route from London Stansted to Hamburg (Ryanair’s newest base), which will operate twice daily from the start of November, as part of its winter 2016 schedule. → Read More

IHG plans dual-branded property near Heathrow

IHG plans dual-branded property near Heathrow

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a dual branded hotel development near Heathrow Airport, London. The two hotels Holiday Inn London - Heathrow Bath Road and Staybridge Suites London - Heathrow Bath Road will operate under a franchise agreement with Bathroad Corp Sarl. → Read More

Ras Al Khaimah sees visitor numbers surge

Ras Al Khaimah sees visitor numbers surge

The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has announced a 12.4 per cent increase in total revenue this year, driven by an increase in total visitors to reach 740,383 in 2015. The news further expands Ras Al Khaimah’s position as a premier tourism destination for a genuine Arabian experience. → Read More

easyJet to launch new route to Zakynthos, Greece

easyJet to launch new route to Zakynthos, Greece

easyJet has announced it will launch a new route to Zakynthos from London Stansted Airport. On sale today it will operate weekly throughout the summer with the first flights commencing on May 28th, 2016. The route is expected to be popular among leisure passengers and the airline is expected to fly 5400 passengers between the destinations annually. → Read More

Pande takes up consultancy role with Burj Al Arab

Pande takes up consultancy role with Burj Al Arab

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Seema Pande in a consultancy capacity as director of sales at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Pande joins from The Address Hotels & Resorts where she was group director of sales and marketing for Emaar Hospitality Group overseeing The Address Hotels + Resorts, Armani Hotels and Resorts and Vida Hotels. → Read More

American Airlines links with Uber for door-to-door service

American Airlines links with Uber for door-to-door service

American Airlines is partnering with Uber to create a door-to-door streamlined service to help customers get from home or work to the airport and back The companies will work together to provide customers faster service, better airport navigation, rider promotions and mileage promotions. → Read More

MAG Airports sees passenger growth across portfolio

MAG Airports sees passenger growth across portfolio

MAG Airports – owner of Manchester, London Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports – had reported record passenger numbers in 2015. Continued growth into the New Year was driven by both the popularity of new winter destinations and fuller planes on established favourite routes. → Read More

InterContinental signs dual branded Heathrow Airport property

InterContinental signs dual branded Heathrow Airport property

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of a dual branded hotel development near Heathrow Airport, London. The two hotels Holiday Inn London - Heathrow Bath Road and Staybridge Suites London - Heathrow Bath Road will operate under a franchise agreement with Bathroad Corp Sarl. → Read More

Private bidders losing interest in UK rail franchises

Private bidders losing interest in UK rail franchises

Taxpayers in the United Kingdom could end up footing the bill for rail services as private sector firms spurn the opportunity to run services, an influential committee has warned. Members of the committee of public accounts argued a lack of competition between companies bidding to operate routes could mean the government struggles to get value for money. → Read More

Airbus delivers first Airbus A320neo to Lufthansa

Airbus delivers first Airbus A320neo to Lufthansa

Lufthansa, together with Airbus and the Pratt & Whitney engine manufacturer, is celebrating the delivery of the world’s first Airbus A320neo. Carsten Spohr, Lufthansa chairman, Airbus president Fabrice Brégier and the president of Pratt & Whitney, Robert Leduc, invited 700 guests and media representatives to the official delivery at Hamburg-Finkenwerder. → Read More

AirIT conference to welcome Montgomery as keynote speaker

AirIT conference to welcome Montgomery as keynote speaker

AirIT has announced that Bob Montgomery, vice president of airport affairs for Southwest Airlines, will be the keynote speaker at its 18th Annual User Conference & Symposium. The event will be held in Las Vegas, April 25th-27th, 2016. Montgomery has been with Southwest since 1977, and has held a number of positions in the Operating and Finance Departments prior to filling the properties and facilities and airport affairs role. → Read More

Ed Leigh appointed as Verbier ambassador

Ed Leigh appointed as Verbier ambassador

Verbier has announced the appointment of Ed Leigh as its new resort ambassador. Widely respected as one of the premiere winter sports and off-piste ski resorts in the world, Verbier offers 191 runs of varying difficulties and is no stranger to playing host to some of the biggest names in skiing and culture. → Read More

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