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Etihad unveils first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft in Abu Dhabi

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Etihad unveils first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has capped an incredible 12 months by unveiling its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft to more than 200 of the world’s media in Abu Dhabi. The doors to the airline’s two new flagship aircraft – in the distinctive new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery – were opened for the first time to reveal the new cabin interiors, which include the ultra-luxurious Residence by Etihad, the only three-room suite in the sky. → Read More

Etihad reveals much anticipated new uniforms at Abu Dhabi show

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Etihad reveals much anticipated new uniforms at Abu Dhabi show

Etihad Airways today revealed its much anticipated new uniforms at a spectacular show in Abu Dhabi, paving the way for a new age of glamorous and sophisticated flying. Created by Italian haute couturier Ettore Bilotta at his atelier in Milan, the new uniform exudes a classic elegance seldom seen in the aisles of modern airliners, and cleverly merges dramatic elements of old world haute couture from 1960s Paris and Rome, with the more contemporary fashions evident on the runways of London, New York, Milan and Tokyo. → Read More

Hilton pushes digital check-in worldwide

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Hilton pushes digital check-in worldwide

Hilton Worldwide has announced that its pioneering digital check-in and room selection technology is now live across more than 4,100 hotels spanning 11 brands worldwide. This includes more than 119 hotels in UK & Ireland. A first for the hospitality industry, the scale of the digital rollout marks the largest of its kind to date across the sector. → Read More

British Airways unveils new lounge at Schiphol in Amsterdam

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British Airways unveils new lounge at Schiphol in Amsterdam

British Airways has opened the latest of its revamped lounges, this time at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. The new business class lounge will measure 400sqm and accommodate up to 105 guests. The new lounge, which was designed by international interiors group Graven, will reflect the style and elegance of the airline’s flagship Galleries lounges at Heathrow Terminal 5. → Read More

United Airlines to bring iPhone 6 to skies

United Airlines to bring iPhone 6 to skies

United Airlines will equip its flight attendants with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, putting important safety and service information at flight attendants’ fingertips while enhancing their ability to meet customers’ needs. The airline will begin distribution to its more than 23,000 mainline flight attendants during the second quarter of 2015. → Read More

Park Hyatt Zanzibar set for March 2015 opening

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Park Hyatt Zanzibar set for March 2015 opening

The idyllic East African island of Zanzibar is set to extend a warm welcome to the Hyatt family with the opening of Park Hyatt Zanzibar in March 2015. Setting precedent as the first Hyatt hotel in Zanzibar, Park Hyatt Zanzibar will reflect the intimate and understated elegance of the Park Hyatt brand while embracing the rich culture, heritage and historical significance of the hotel’s location. → Read More

Emirates announces expansion of Madrid service from spring 2015

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Emirates announces expansion of Madrid service from spring 2015

Emirates has announced plans to offer a double daily service to Barcelona, less than three years after its initial launch to the city. From May 2nd 2015 Emirates will add a further 3,724 seats per week to Barcelona increasing overall capacity by 51 per cent. The extra service will be operated by a Boeing 777-200LR in a three class configuration, complementing the airline’s already successful daily A380 service. → Read More

Duffy selected as president of Carnival Cruise Line

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Duffy selected as president of Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Corporation has announced Christine Duffy has been named president of Carnival Cruise Line. The company, with 24 ships, is the largest of Carnival Corporation's nine distinct cruise brands. Duffy, currently president and chief executive of Cruise Lines International Association, will assume the role on February 1st, reporting to Arnold Donald, chief executive of Carnival Corporation. → Read More

Heathrow completes sale of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports

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Heathrow completes sale of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports

Heathrow Airport Holdings has today completed the sale of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports to a consortium formed by Macquarie and Ferrovial. The sale enables Heathrow to focus on improving its remaining airport for passengers and winning support for a third runway expansion. → Read More

New financial leadership for Monarch following takeover

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New financial leadership for Monarch following takeover

Monarch Group has announced the appointment of Barry Nightingale as group chief financial officer with effect from January 2015. He joins from the £9 billion-turnover Betfred Group of companies, where he has been chief financial officer since November 2008. → Read More

Cuba set for US travel boom as restrictions eased

Cuba set for US travel boom as restrictions eased

Cuba is expected to receive a boom in visitors from the United States after the Obama administration took a series of steps to normalise relations between the two countries. At present, travel between the two destinations is heavily restricted, with direct commercial flights banned, special visas compulsory and visitors required to join strictly controlled groups. → Read More

Milan Expo 2015 launches new campaign as opening day nears

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Milan Expo 2015 launches new campaign as opening day nears

Organisers at the Milan Expo 2015 have launched the second phase of a campaign focusing on the visitor experience during the Event. As part of the campaign a new 60-second spot has been launched on the web, while a 30-second advert will air on major television networks during December. → Read More

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