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Air Europa launches first direct flight linking Spain and Honduras

Air Europa launches first direct flight linking Spain and Honduras

Last night saw the inaugural Air Europa flight take off from Madrid’s Adolfo Suarez Barajas airport to San Pedro Sula – the first of its kind to connect Europe directly with Honduras. Air Europa UK managing director, Colin Stewart, commented: “We are thrilled about the launch of this new route – our first flight into Central America."

Mövenpick reveals first property in the Maldives

Mövenpick reveals first property in the Maldives

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to manage its first resort in the Maldives. The planned 102-unit resort, Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives, will be situated on the remote Kuredhivaru Island in Noonu Atoll, providing a desirable sanctuary surrounded by pristine natural beauty in the undeveloped northern part of the Maldives.

Qantas releases first tickets for new Kangaroo route

Qantas releases first tickets for new Kangaroo route

Travellers can now book non-stop flights from Europe to Australia for the first time, with tickets for Qantas' London-Perth route going on sale. Daily flights on the history-making route begin in March next year and form part of a new London-Perth-Melbourne return service.

Beijing Capital Airlines to connect London Heathrow to Qingdao, China

Beijing Capital Airlines to connect London Heathrow to Qingdao, China

Heathrow has today confirmed that Beijing Capital Airlines will launch a new direct service from the UK's hub airport to Qingdao, the home of Tsingtao beer and one of the fastest growing cities in China. The new route will connect passengers and cargo directly from Heathrow to Qingdao for the first time, providing three direct services every week starting this summer.

Royal Caribbean makes first ever call in Cuba

Royal Caribbean makes first ever call in Cuba

Royal Caribbean has made its inaugural visit to Cuba, with the newly revitalised Empress of the Seas calling as part of a five-night sailing from Miami. Adventure-seeking holidaymakers were among the first guests to explore the island country known for its legendary nightlife, iconic music and distinct culture.

AHIC 2017: Mid-market hotels offer opportunity in Middle East

AHIC 2017: Mid-market hotels offer opportunity in Middle East

The economy and mid-market hotel segment was identified as presenting a significant opportunity for hotel owners and operators alike at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference. Expert speakers also identified a gap in the market for more experiential accommodation and entertainment attractions, especially in Dubai, as the market continues to diversify its hospitality offering.

Etihad joins Jet Airways for Maharashtra partnership

Etihad joins Jet Airways for Maharashtra partnership

Etihad Airways and strategic partner Jet Airways have signed an agreement with the government of Maharashtra to promote tourism to the western Indian state. The partnership will enable both airlines to capitalise on their strong links with Maharashtra and further propel domestic and international arrivals into the state capital Mumbai and beyond.