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Nigeria outlines plans for new national flag-carrier

Nigeria outlines plans for new national flag-carrier

Nigerian aviation minister Osita Chidoka has revealed plans to invest upward of $2 billion in the creation of a national airline for the country. In an interview with Bloomberg TV Africa Chidoka explained talks had begun with private investors to create the airline and boost the country’s aviation infrastructure. → Read More

Asali to lead Jumeirah expansion in Middle East

Asali to lead Jumeirah expansion in Middle East

Jumeirah Group has appointed Aboudi Asali to the position of senior vice president development for the Middle East, Africa and south Asia region. Asali takes up the leadership of the MEASA development team from Cherif Hosny, who left the company in August 2014. → Read More

Air China introduces Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to Asia

Air China introduces Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to Asia

Boeing and Air China have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 747-8 Intercontinental. Air China is the first carrier in Asia to operate the passenger version of the new, fuel-efficient 747-8. The new airplane is the first of seven 747-8 Intercontinentals Air China has on order. → Read More

Stansted Airport reveals first phase of terminal overhaul

Stansted Airport reveals first phase of terminal overhaul

Phase one of Stansted Airport’s brand new international departure lounge was officially opened earlier by MAG chief executive Charlie Cornish and Stansted Airport’s managing director Andrew Harrison. The £80 million terminal transformation project taking place at Stansted to significantly improve the services and facilities available for passengers marked its first major milestone earlier this year with the full opening of a new security search area, providing additional lanes and dedicated channels for fast track, families and passengers needing assistance. → Read More

British visitors flock to Mauritius as airlift soars

British visitors flock to Mauritius as airlift soars

In August 2014, Mauritius welcomed 11,857 arrivals from the UK, a 20.5 per cent increase year on year compared to August 2013; higher than any other month in the past five years. The August arrival figures have had a positive effect on the cumulative arrivals to date, bringing the UK to an overall increase of 11.75 per cent over the period of January to August 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. → Read More

The Who to headline Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix concerts

The Who to headline Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix concerts

Flash Entertainment has unveiled the line-up of world-class After-Race Concerts ahead of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix. A series of events and community activities will take place in Abu Dhabi as part of Yasalam’s momentous sixth year in 2014 - the largest city-wide entertainment programme run by any race host city. → Read More

Emirates signs on to build world-class airline in Angola

Emirates signs on to build world-class airline in Angola

Emirates and the Republic of Angola, in its capacity as the majority shareholder of TAAG Linhas Aéreas De Angola, announced the signing of a management concession agreement which will see Emirates take a role in the management of TAAG. The agreement lays the foundation for both airlines to jointly leverage commercial opportunities in Africa and beyond. → Read More

Worldhotels expands into West Africa with Azalaï deal

Worldhotels expands into West Africa with Azalaï deal

Worldhotels has announced its expansion into Africa by joining forces with the Azalaï Hotels Group – the first African private hotel chain in West Africa. As part of the agreement, six Azalaï Hotels in Burkina Faso, Benin, Mali and Guinea-Bissau have joined Worldhotels’ global network of almost 500 hotels worldwide, taking advantage of the group’s 360° solution, which offers everything from technology to branding. → Read More

ebookers.com launches Bonus+ loyalty scheme

ebookers.com launches Bonus+ loyalty scheme

ebookers.com is announcing the launch of an innovative new rewards programme that promises to give customers more, Bonus+. The programme will offer ebookers’ customers simple and easy ways to earn and spend generous cash rewards on travel when booking on the site with instant access to the benefits. → Read More

Golfito Marina Village to welcome superyachts to Costa Rica

Golfito Marina Village to welcome superyachts to Costa Rica

Developers of Golfito Marina Village & Resort, Costa Rica’s newest world-class yachting, sport fishing, eco-tourism destination and luxury resort property have announced construction is officially underway. The long-awaited project offers a unique location previously inaccessible to travellers seeking luxury accommodations in a truly untapped travel destination. → Read More

Deadline approaches for World Travel Technology Awards

Deadline approaches for World Travel Technology Awards

Travel insiders are being urged to make their voices heard ahead of the voting deadline for the inaugural World Travel Technology Awards. The event will be held at the Palais de Congres, part of the exclusive Palmerais Golf Palace, in Marrakech, Morocco, on November 29th, with voting set to close on October 17th. The event will recognise the growing importance of the travel technology sector in the tourism industry, with a host of prestigious awards to be presented to winners from around the world. → Read More

British Airways links with X-Factor ahead of final auditions

British Airways links with X-Factor ahead of final auditions

The X-Factor has teamed up with British Airways, as the official airline, to fly its celebrity judges and contestants to Bermuda, Cancun, Los Angeles and Nice for the final auditions. For the first time, the ‘judges houses’ episodes will air over three nights on ITV this Friday Saturday and Sunday at 20:00. → Read More

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to acquire Big Bear Mountain Resorts in California

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to acquire Big Bear Mountain Resorts in California

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, owner of Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, announced earlier it has entered into an agreement to acquire Big Bear Mountain Resorts in Big Bear Lake, California. Big Bear Mountain Resorts includes both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, the largest and most popular of southern California’s ski and snowboard resorts that host nearly 800,000 winter visits annually. → Read More

Lufthansa arrives at Terminal 2 at London Heathrow

Lufthansa arrives at Terminal 2 at London Heathrow

Lufthansa will be relocating its flight operations to the new Terminal 2: The Queen‘s Terminal at London Heathrow Airport from tomorrow.  The move is the latest phase of the process to bring all Star Alliance members under one roof for the first time in Heathrow and sees Lufthansa joining United Airlines, Air Canada, Air China and ANA - the first airlines to move into the new terminal when it opened in June. → Read More

Marriott International rolls out African expansion plans following Protea deal

Marriott International rolls out African expansion plans following Protea deal

Marriott International, Africa’s largest hotel company following its strategic acquisition of Protea Hotel Group, continues to gather momentum with a packed schedule of 30 property openings across the continent by 2020. Nine of these will open by end of 2015. → Read More

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