Travel Industry News

Flybe touches down at Heathrow for first domestic flight since 2013

Flybe touches down at Heathrow for first domestic flight since 2013

Passengers are set to benefit from more choice on flights between London and Scotland as Flybe’s new flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen touch down at Heathrow today. In a milestone for Heathrow, Flybe - Europe’s largest regional airline – has become the first domestic carrier to begin operating at the UK’s hub since 2013.

Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum opens in Russia

Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum opens in Russia

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Hilton today announced the opening of Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum, marking the debut of Hilton Hotels & Resorts in the northwest region of the Russian Federation. The new-build hotel is part of the ExpoForum Complex, which attracts more than 400 events per year including conferences, corporate functions, shows and sporting events.

British Airways steps up flights to Mauritius

British Airways steps up flights to Mauritius

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and British Airways have announced an increase in direct flights from the UK to the popular Indian Ocean destination. British Airways flights from London Gatwick will now include two additional departures per week, bringing the total to five, with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Aguero joins Air Europa UK sales team

Aguero joins Air Europa UK sales team

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.

Four Seasons opens The Surf Club in Surfside, Florida

Four Seasons opens The Surf Club in Surfside, Florida

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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.

AccorHotels in talks to acquire Potel & Chabot stake

AccorHotels in talks to acquire Potel & Chabot stake

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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.

China-based MTR signs on for South West Trains franchise

China-based MTR signs on for South West Trains franchise

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.