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World Travel Awards lands at Forte Village Resort for Europe Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards lands at Forte Village Resort for Europe Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards has arrived in Sardinia, Italy, as final preparations are put in place for the Europe Gala Ceremony 2015. The red carpet ceremony will take place on September 5th, 2015, and will this year be hosted by Forte Village Resort. → Read More

Ryanair predicts European price war as fuel prices continue to fall

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Ryanair predicts European price war as fuel prices continue to fall

Irish carrier Ryanair has predicted a price war among European airlines as falling fuel prices see prices cut. The carrier predicted the cost of tickets could fall by between six and eight per cent in the second half of 2015, as airlines battled it out to attract passengers. The average cost of a single one-way journey with the airline presently sits at €47. → Read More

Emirates launches Apple Pay to UK fliers

Emirates launches Apple Pay to UK fliers

Emirates is offering customers in the UK and US access to Apple Pay, a new service that transforms mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to purchase flight tickets. The new payment option puts Emirates ahead of the game as the first global airline to allow its customers to access Apple Pay when booking online, making mobile flight ticket purchase even more fuss free. → Read More

Air Astana launches MyUpgrade online tool

Air Astana launches MyUpgrade online tool

Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, has launched MyUpgrade, an innovative online tool that enables existing economy class customers to bid for an upgrade to Business Class before their flight. The tool gives passengers the chance to name their own price, within a minimum and maximum range, to be considered for an upgrade to the premium cabin. → Read More

Stage and Screen Travel Services comes to UK market

Stage and Screen Travel Services comes to UK market

Stage and Screen Travel Services – an expanding niche brand within the worldwide Flight Centre Travel Group – has launched in the UK giving entertainment and sports industries access to specialised and global travel management services. The UK debut of Stage and Screen, which was established in 1995 and operates in Australia, New Zealand, the US and Canada, will take the brand’s reach to a global level and enable it to provide a worldwide travel solution to local clients in creative industries, music, television and film production, fashion, touring and sports. → Read More

Expo Milano 2015 sells nearly 14m tickets to date

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Expo Milano 2015 sells nearly 14m tickets to date

Officials at Expo Milano 2015 have revealed some 13,784,308 tickets to the event had been sold by August 31st. Meanwhile, August itself ended with more than 3.3 million admissions, bringing the total admissions to 12.2 million since the opening of the universal exposition. → Read More

New leadership for Malaysia Airlines in Australasia

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New leadership for Malaysia Airlines in Australasia

Malaysia Airlines has announced the promotion of Lee Poh Kait to the position of regional manager for Australia, New Zealand, the South West Pacific and ASEAN to deliver. Top of his agenda will be to deliver the company’s plan for profitable growth in region. → Read More

WTTC calls for sustainable tourism businesses to share their best practices

WTTC calls for sustainable tourism businesses to share their best practices

The World Travel & Tourism Council has called upon global tourism businesses to showcase their sustainability best practices in order to educate governments and tourism organisations alike. The news comes as WTTC reveals the opening of the Call for Entries for its Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2016. WTTC president David Scowsill said: “WTTC works to promote the sustainable growth of the industry." → Read More

Al Maktoum International - Dubai World Central climbs cargo table

Al Maktoum International - Dubai World Central climbs cargo table

Cargo volumes at Al Maktoum International - Dubai World Central continued to rise sharply in the first half of 2015, as the airport continues to rise up the ranks of the top cargo airports worldwide edging into the 19th position up from 20th earlier in the year. Freight volumes surged 42 per cent in the first half of 2015 to 443,012 tonnes, up from the 311,365 tonnes achieved in the same period last year. → Read More

United Airlines to bring Boeing Dreamliner to London-Los Angeles route

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United Airlines to bring Boeing Dreamliner to London-Los Angeles route

United Airlines has announced it will enhance the on board experience for its customers travelling from London Heathrow to its hub at Los Angeles International Airport, by introducing the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to the daily non-stop service from April 6th, 2016. The visionary design of the Dreamliner offers customers many features for increased comfort such as large windows, spacious overhead storage and modern LED lighting to simulate a full day, helping passengers adjust their internal clock on the trans-Atlantic flight. → Read More

DFDS secures agreement on Dover-Calais route

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DFDS secures agreement on Dover-Calais route

DFDS has announced that an agreement between the staff representatives of SCOP-SeaFrance, Eurotunnel and DFDS, concerning the release of the Channel ferries Rodin and Berlioz, has been reached with the assistance of the French transport minister. As part of the agreement, DFDS is committing to the employment of 202 former SCOP-Seafrance employees in its French organisation. → Read More

Lufthansa Group introduces GDS booking fee

Lufthansa Group introduces GDS booking fee

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS – have reached a major milestone in their endeavours to modernise their present product structures. A number of collaborations with various partners in the airline distribution segment have been successfully pursued over the last few weeks. → Read More

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