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Britain votes to leave European Union

Britain votes to leave European Union

British and European hospitality organisations rushed to assess a new reality this morning, as the UK voted to leave the European Union. With the final results now declared, some 52 per cent of voters chose to leave the EU. Better than expected showings for the Leave campaign in most areas of England and Wales outweighing strong Remain showings in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland. → Read More

Dusit Thani Fudu Qingfeng Garden Hotel opens in Changzhou, China

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Dusit Thani Fudu Qingfeng Garden Hotel opens in Changzhou, China

Dusit Hotels & Resorts has welcomed the launch of the Dusit Thani Fudu Qingfeng Garden Hotel Changzhou, previously known as the Fudu Qingfeng Garden Hotel, after a renovation to bring the hotel in line with the Dusit Thani brand. Comprising two towers, the premier hotel offers 349 guestrooms and suites in the west of the city, approximately 15 minutes by car from the Changzhou Railway and Airport. → Read More

Wyndham Grand Athens to open in 2017

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Wyndham Grand Athens to open in 2017

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced that accessible luxury is coming to Athens when the Wyndham Grand Athens, the first Wyndham Hotel Group hotel in Greece, opens in the city centre early next year. Travel is the best excuse to enjoy the grand things in life, and Wyndham Grand hotels and resorts offer truly unforgettable travel experiences. → Read More

Eurowings opens new Austrian subsidiary

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Eurowings opens new Austrian subsidiary

Eurowings has launched a new subsidiary in Austria. The first aircraft of Austrian Eurowings Europe took off on its initial flight to Alicante earlier. The passengers on the almost fully-booked flight to Alicante were looked after by the newly recruited and trained Eurowings Europe crew. → Read More

Gürtler to welcome Crystal Mozart to European cruising

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Gürtler to welcome Crystal Mozart to European cruising

Crystal River Cruises has announced Elisabeth Gürtler as the godmother of its first river ship, Crystal Mozart. On July 11th, the vessel will be officially welcomed to the fleet in Vienna in a christening ceremony that will culminate when the ship’s newly announced godmother breaks the customary champagne against the bow. → Read More

Hong Kong Airlines launches twice weekly Saipan service

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Hong Kong Airlines launches twice weekly Saipan service

Commencing on July 6th, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will exclusively operate twice-weekly direct flight between Hong Kong and Saipan International Airport. Airbus A333 aircraft with 292 seats, including 32 business class seats will be deployed on the route. The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is a group of 14 islands in which Saipan is the largest one and its capital. → Read More

Dubai International prepares for peak summer season

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Dubai International prepares for peak summer season

The annual summer travel peak is here and Dubai International is gearing up to welcome nearly two million passengers over the two weekends of June 30th and July 7th. The world’s number one hub for international passengers has lined up an exciting array of activities and deals – covering food, relaxation and retail therapy, as part of its now popular [email protected] campaign. → Read More

Euro 2016 drives up French hotel prices

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Euro 2016 drives up French hotel prices

With Euro 2016 having kicked off on June 10th, data from global hotel solutions provider HRS shows a significant price increase for accommodation in the French host cities. With rooms costing an average €131 per night, they are 21 per cent up year on year, according to recent analysis by HRS. → Read More

AWAS increases Airbus A320 order

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AWAS increases Airbus A320 order

AWAS, the Dublin-based leading global aircraft leasing company has announced an order for an additional 15 A320 Family aircraft, comprising 12 A320ceo and three A321ceo aircraft. Dave Siegel, AWAS chief executive, remarked on the deal: “AWAS is pleased to continue our long-term relationship with Airbus in reaching this deal for the order of 15 A320ceo Family aircraft which will include a mix of both A321 and A320 aircraft. → Read More

Expedia launches Hotels.com for Partners

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Expedia launches Hotels.com for Partners

Expedia Affiliate Network has launched Hotels.com for Partners, a new online platform that allows partners such as airlines and travel companies to white label or co-brand with Hotels.com, and access its huge list of hotel rates and availabilities, increasing customer loyalty and traveller spend as a result. → Read More

STR warns of ‘strong headwinds’ in Brexit vote

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STR warns of ‘strong headwinds’ in Brexit vote

The United Kingdom’s hotel industry is in the midst of 30 consecutive months of moving average revenue-per-available-room growth. However, the industry could face strong headwinds for future growth if voters approve a measure to exit the European Union today, according to STR. → Read More

flydubai to serve Prague with daily flights

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flydubai to serve Prague with daily flights

Dubai-based flydubai has announced that it will begin daily operations to Prague from July 1st, up from four weekly flights, reports Phil Blizzard. Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive of flydubai, told Breaking Travel News: “We are delighted to offer more flights to Prague which remains a popular destination for our passengers in the GCC." → Read More

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