Travel Industry News

Jumeirah Group to debut new Zabeel House brand

Jumeirah Group to debut new Zabeel House brand

Hotel 

Jumeirah Group has announced the launch of Zabeel House by Jumeirah, a second hotel brand from the Dubai Holding-owned company. The new brand has been created in response to the continuing and growing travel trend for exploration and enrichment through travel experiences.

Celebrity Edge floats out in France ahead of November debut

Celebrity Edge floats out in France ahead of November debut

Cruise 

Celebrity Cruises has offered the first glimpse of what will be the brand’s first ship in a new class in more than ten years, as Celebrity Edge floated out of her dry dock at the STX France shipyard. “This truly is an exciting moment for our brand,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president, Celebrity Cruises.

American Airlines reveals new Flagship lounge at LAX

American Airlines reveals new Flagship lounge at LAX

American Airlines has welcomed the opening of its new Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining facilities at Los Angeles International Airport. The new location offers customers several options to dine, relax and get ready for long journeys.

easyJet sees passenger numbers rise as rivals falter

easyJet sees passenger numbers rise as rivals falter

easyJet has welcomed a 14.4 per cent rise in revenue in the three months to December 31st. Figures at the Luton-based low-cost carrier were buoyed by the collapse of rivals Monarch, airberlin and Alitalia, and the impact of mass flight cancellations at Ryanair.

Garton takes up chief operations officer role at Heathrow

Garton takes up chief operations officer role at Heathrow

Until early last year, Garton was in the equivalent role at Dubai Airport, where he played a key role in growing the annual number of passengers served from 30 million to over 86 million, over a nine-year period and embedding a strong service culture across the airport.

Holness: Tourism industry supports state of emergency

Holness: Tourism industry supports state of emergency

Jamaica prime minister, Andrew Holness, has welcome the support of tourism stakeholders in St. James after the government rolled-out a series of increased security measures to curb crime in the area. The move has led some to question the safety of tourists in the popular Montego Bay resorts.

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner receives FAA approval

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner receives FAA approval

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner has received an amended type certificate from the US Federal Aviation Administration, clearing the airplane for commercial service. The awarding of the certificate caps a successful flight test program that began in March 2017 and involved three flight test airplanes that accumulated about 900 test hours.

Carlson Rezidor opens second property in Dakar, Senegal

Carlson Rezidor opens second property in Dakar, Senegal

Hotel 

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has opened its second hotel in Dakar, Senegal. Radisson Hotel Dakar Diamniadio is a 152-room hotel with a unique congress centre that will provide over 14,700 m2 of space for large scale exhibitions, conventions and events.

Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour opens in Malta

Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour opens in Malta

Hotel 

Set against a backdrop of historical fortress walls, the luxury all-suite hotel Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour has opened in Senglea in Malta. The much-anticipated opening follows the extensive renovation of one of Grand Harbour’s most famous landmarks: Sheer Bastion.

InterContinental Hotels Group: Provenance key to brand success

InterContinental Hotels Group: Provenance key to brand success

Provenance is the foundation for enduring brand success and has become more important than ever for organisations wanting to succeed in today’s complex consumer environment. That is the finding of the 2018 Trends Report published today by InterContinental Hotels Group at the World Economic Forum in Davos.