Virgin Atlantic has released its annual financial results, and is reporting a third successive year of profit. For the year ended December 31st, the Virgin Atlantic Group reported a profit before tax and exceptional items of £23 million.
Air Europa has added to its growing UK team with the appointment of Rosina Aguero as sales executive. Venezuelan Aguero will be managing the performance of Air Europa’s key client portfolio and identifying growth potential on both existing and new accounts.
From the moment it first opened its doors on New Year’s Eve 1930, The Surf Club in Miami has hosted history. It is an institution whose reputation looms large in the imagination of so many more people than can ever have visited it, let alone been members.
Europcar has launched its new mobility flagship station in Brussels. Designed as a unique and exclusive multimodal platform, the new station reflects the group's ambition to become a global mobility solutions leader.
Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners and AccorHotels have entered into exclusive negotiations with the shareholders of Potel & Chabot to acquire the group’s entire share capital. By investing in the brand, Edmond de Rothschild and AccorHotels will respectively hold 51 per cent and 40 per cent of the share capital.
The British department for transport has announced First MTR South Western Trains has been awarded the South Western franchise. First MTR is a partnership between China-based MTR and First Group. The new organisation will take over from Stagecoach, which currently runs South Western Trains services across south west England to and from London Waterloo.
The Latvian airline airBaltic has launched a new route between Riga and Odessa. The new route offers a new summer holiday destination for travellers from the Baltics, as well as convenient travel options to Riga and beyond to destinations in Western Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the CIS.
Eastern Airways has announced a new route from Glasgow to the Isle of Man, less than two weeks after securing the future of the island’s routes to Northern Ireland and north-east England. The UK regional airline, which moved earlier this month to provide a continuation of links to the Isle of Man from Belfast City and Newcastle, following Citywing’s liquidation, will now offer a daily weekday link from Scotland with a new Glasgow service.
Mövenpick is set to open its first hotel in Oman's capital city, Muscat. Part of a design-led upscale mixed-used development, the Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Al Azaiba Muscat will capitalise on its prime location in Muscat's commercial hub, the Ghala District, adjacent to the Sultan Qaboos Highway and close to the new international airport and Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts will soon offer travellers to Tokyo another place to stay, with the opening of Best Western Tokyo Nishikasai Grande on April 1st. Nestled between Tokyo Disneyland and the central districts of Marunouchi and Ginza, Best Western Tokyo Nishikasai Grande is perfectly positioned for both business and leisure travellers, and its array of state-of-the-art amenities will make every stay a pleasure.
WATG has unveiled the design for Four Seasons Tianjin, located in the heart of China’s fourth largest metropolis. Rising above the city’s central business district and steps away from the main retail area and historic quarter, the 210-metre tower and podium offer 259 hotel guest rooms, 90 residential units and 5,000 square-metres of retail space.