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Andaz Palm Springs set to open in 2016

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Andaz Palm Springs set to open in 2016

A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management contract with Rael Development Corporation for an Andaz hotel in Palm Springs. The hotel will join Andaz hotels currently located in destinations including Wailea, Napa, and Peninsula Papagayo. → Read More

Sabre unveils data analytics solution

Sabre unveils data analytics solution

Sabre Corporation has launched its newest data analytics solution that will enable airlines worldwide to capitalize on travel demand within the Sabre Travel Network marketplace. Sabre Marketplace Analytics will provide airlines with information to drive incremental revenue and increased yield. → Read More

Best Western partners with Agoda.com

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Best Western partners with Agoda.com

Best Western International is connecting all of its more than 4,000 hotels worldwide to Agoda.com. Agoda.com provides an Asia-based focus on great content and customer friendly search functionality where customers can search, examine reviews, book and pay for their hotel in a single mobile or desktop transaction. → Read More

IHG plans Crowne Plaza in New York

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IHG plans Crowne Plaza in New York

InterContinental Hotels Group is signing a 251-room Crowne Plaza hotel in the heart of New York City. The property is scheduled to open in 2017. → Read More

Emirates adds daily Orlando service

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Emirates adds daily Orlando service

Emirates is commencing a daily service to Orlando, Florida from 1st September 2015. The route will be served by a US-built Boeing 777-200LR with eight First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats. → Read More

easyJet opens new base at Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Porto

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easyJet opens new base at Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Porto

easyJet has opened its new base at Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Porto. Three new UK routes from Manchester, Bristol and London Luton Airports to the new Porto base will launch this summer. → Read More

Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz hid existing mental illness from employers

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Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz hid existing mental illness from employers

Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing an aircraft in southern France earlier this week, hid details of an existing mental illness from employers. Submissions from German prosecutors state they do not know what condition Lubitz suffered from, but media report suggested he suffered depression and required ongoing assessment. → Read More

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa opens doors for first time

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JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa opens doors for first time

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has seen its new hotel, JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, soft opened ahead of its grand opening celebration on June 24th. The 250-room property was designed in collaboration with award-winning Italian architectural firm Matteo Thun & Partners and combines the very best in contemporary hotel design with the heritage and elegance of its premiere location on its own private island, Isola delle Rose (Rose Island). → Read More

Hogan continues battle against United States aviation protectionism in London

Hogan continues battle against United States aviation protectionism in London

“The dark clouds of protectionism” gathering over the air travel industry in Europe and the United States pose a significant threat to the millions of travellers who have benefitted from new choice in the market, argued Etihad Airways chief executive James Hogan earlier. Addressing the Aviation Club, Hogan said international regulators should recognise that, “investing in success is not a crime; blocking competition would be.” → Read More

Europcar expands electric car options in London with Nissan LEAF launch

Europcar expands electric car options in London with Nissan LEAF launch

Leading vehicle rental provider Europcar UK, is committed to moving its fleet to five per cent electric vehicles by 2020 in line with the mayor of London’s Electric Vehicle Delivery Plan. Demonstrating this commitment, Europcar is today launching a new fleet of Nissan LEAF electric vehicles which will be used for delivery and collection of hire cars in the capital. → Read More

Expedia reports strong demand for Haiti holidays

Expedia reports strong demand for Haiti holidays

The Expedia group has revealed a significant expansion in the Haiti market in 2014, including increased travel demand, hotel partner acquisitions and a surge in mobile and package bookings for the burgeoning destination. With increased flight arrivals, new hotel and resort accommodations and a flourishing art and culinary scene, Haiti is quickly being recognised as a potential travel destination. → Read More

Norwegian leads with cockpit procedure changes following Germanwings crash

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Norwegian leads with cockpit procedure changes following Germanwings crash

Low-cost carrier Norwegian has decided to change its cockpit procedures so that two crew members always are present in the cockpit. Norwegian had been examining cockpit procedures prior to the crash. However, in light of the tragic Germanwings accident, the airline said it was speeding up the process so that two crew members always are present in the cockpit. → Read More

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