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LATAM carries Olympic flame to Brazil ahead of Rio 2016

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LATAM carries Olympic flame to Brazil ahead of Rio 2016

LATAM Airlines has successfully carried the Olympic flame from Switzerland to Brazil and will now aid the transport of the torch on a relay across the country. The aircraft used for the delivery was the first to feature LATAM Airlines’ new logo and the aircraft also featured a special trademark identifying it as the carrier for the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay. → Read More

Amadeus reveals strong performance in first quarter

Amadeus reveals strong performance in first quarter

Amadeus IT Holding has reported adjusted profit for the three months to March 31st grew 17 per cent, to €245.6 million. This was supported by a revenue increase of 13.2 per cent, to €1,120 million, and EBITDA growth of 15.2 per cent, to €448.8 million. Free cash-flow generation at the leading technology partner for the global travel industry expanded 17.9 per cent in the quarter, in the context of a robust capital structure, with leverage at 1.43x EBITDA. → Read More

China Eastern Airlines places latest Airbus A350 order

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China Eastern Airlines places latest Airbus A350 order

China Eastern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900 aircraft, making the airline the latest customer for the aircraft. China Eastern Airlines operates one of the largest Airbus fleet in the world with nearly 300 Airbus aircraft in service, comprising A320 Family and A330 Family. → Read More

Sofitel London Gatwick appoints Globy Ouseph as general manager

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Sofitel London Gatwick appoints Globy Ouseph as general manager

Sofitel London Gatwick has appointed Globy Ouseph as general manager of the 518 bedroom hotel, the only premium hotel directly linked to the North Terminal at London’s Gatwick Airport. With over 12 years’ experience in the hotel and hospitality industry, Ouseph joins Sofitel London Gatwick, managed and operated by Arora Hotels, from his most recent positon as hotel manager at the 605-room Sofitel London Heathrow, also part of the Arora Group. → Read More

Four Seasons launches new private jet culinary journeys

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Four Seasons launches new private jet culinary journeys

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has announced three new Four Seasons Private Jet journeys taking off in 2017. The itineraries are headlined by Culinary Discoveries, a first-of-its-kind journey developed in partnership with one of the world’s best restaurants, Copenhagen-based Noma, and its acclaimed head chef René Redzepi. → Read More

Jordan launches new partnership with Qantas Airways

Jordan launches new partnership with Qantas Airways

The Jordan Tourism Board and Qantas Airways have committed to undertake joint promotional activities in Australia and Jordan to support tourism and trade between the two countries. The joint activities will include a series of tactical promotions using Qantas sales channels and industry partners in Australia and in Jordan. → Read More

Swissôtel Hotels unveils plans for Phuket Patong Beach Resort

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Swissôtel Hotels unveils plans for Phuket Patong Beach Resort

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has been appointed to manage its second resort in Phuket, and fourth property in Thailand. Currently operating as dusitD2 Phuket Resort, it is scheduled to commence operation as Swissôtel Phuket Patong Beach Resort in June 2016. → Read More

UNWTO expresses support for Ecuador tourism following earthquake

UNWTO expresses support for Ecuador tourism following earthquake

Ministers and high representatives of UNWTO Members States in the Americas meeting in Havana, Cuba have express their full support to Ecuador following the tragic earthquake that struck the country’s central coast on April 16th, 2016. The statement came during the occasion 60th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for the Americas. → Read More

Breaking Travel News interview: Filip Boyen, chief executive, Small Luxury Hotels of the World

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Breaking Travel News interview: Filip Boyen, chief executive, Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Breaking Travel News here talks Filip Boyen, newly-appointed chief executive at Small Luxury Hotels of the World at Arabian Travel Market 2016. On the agenda is a drive at the group to refine the portfolio of properties offered by the brand, its new ownership and the growing importance of the Middle East as a source market. → Read More

Breaking Travel News interview: Holger Schroth, general manager, Emirates Palace

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Breaking Travel News interview: Holger Schroth, general manager, Emirates Palace

Breaking Travel News reporter Rebecca Cohen chats with Holger Schroth, general manager, Emirates Palace about the development of the hotel, its plans for the future and its role as the centrepiece of luxury tourism in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. → Read More

ITB Asia 2016 to launch dedicated MICE conference programme

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ITB Asia 2016 to launch dedicated MICE conference programme

ITB Asia 2016 will showcase its strongest meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions line up to-date with a full day conference programme dedicated to the growing sector. The ninth instalment of the leading regional trade show, organised by Messe Berlin (Singapore), will take place from October 19th-21st at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. → Read More

Fairmont Costa Canuva planned for 2018 opening in Mexico

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Fairmont Costa Canuva planned for 2018 opening in Mexico

Luxury hotel operator Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Mota-Engil Tourismo has announced the development of a new 250-room luxury hotel and additional private residences along the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. The sparkling new Fairmont Costa Canuva is slated to open in late 2018 and will reside within the new master-planned seaside community, Costa Canuva, on the Riviera Nayarit. → Read More

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