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Uniworld to offer guests PressReader access

Uniworld to offer guests PressReader access

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will be the first river cruise line to offer complimentary access to digital newsstand, PressReader, for all guests on-board their company-owned ships in Europe. As part of their on-going focus on providing an incredibly personalised experience, Uniworld will now give their guests a choice of premium newspapers and magazines from all over the world.

Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre opens to guests

Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre opens to guests

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In a city of superlatives, where each day seems to bring something bigger, brighter and bolder the leading global luxury hospitality brand presents something entirely different: the all-new, intimately scaled Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre. At eight stories and with just 106 guest accommodations, Four Seasons Hotel DIFC is redefining the very meaning of luxury.

Greater Barcelona tourism offering launches in Spain

Greater Barcelona tourism offering launches in Spain

The tourist boards of Barcelona, Barcelona Province and Catalunya have joined forces to unveil ‘Greater Barcelona’ – a brand new tourism proposition which promotes a Barcelona that is both the city and beyond. ‘Greater Barcelona’ has been designed to showcase that Barcelona is much more than the well-known Gaudi streets and urban boardwalks of the Catalan capital.

Eurostar looks forward to bumper Easter weekend

Eurostar looks forward to bumper Easter weekend

Eurostar is set for a busy Easter bank holiday weekend as over 128,000 passengers are expected to travel with the high-speed rail operator - a four per cent rise in passenger numbers compared to the equivalent period in 2015. Friday March 25th is the busiest day for departures from the UK, with over 22,000 people travelling on this day alone, looking to make the most of long weekend – a 17 per cent increase compared to Easter Friday last year.

Colorado appoints Black Diamond for UK PR role

Colorado appoints Black Diamond for UK PR role

London-based full service communications agency, Black Diamond, has been appointed by Colorado Tourism Office to act as its agency of record in the UK and Ireland following a competitive pitch process. Black Diamond will position the State of Colorado as a destination where life happens; where there’s a ‘give it a go’ attitude and where there’s an adventure suitable for everyone.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car takes exotic car collection into Switzerland

Enterprise Rent-A-Car takes exotic car collection into Switzerland

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has launched its new Exotic Car Collection in Switzerland, giving locals and visitors the opportunity to rent high-end, luxury vehicles in the heart of Zurich. Whether it’s a Maserati, Mercedes, Porsche, or Ferrari, customers can now rent a supercar from the specialist Enterprise Exotic Car Collection branch perfectly situated to serve Zurich’s financial district, and just a short distance away from high-end shops, restaurants and hotels.

Carnival to bring Fathom brand to Cuba

Carnival to bring Fathom brand to Cuba

Carnival Corporation has announced that Cuba has granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba starting on May 1st, 2016. Following authorisation in the United States, granted in July 2015, Carnival Corporation is now cleared to operate the 704-passenger MV Adonia to Cuba through its newest brand Fathom. This marks the first time in over 50 years a cruise ship is approved to sail from the United States to Cuba.

American Airlines to bring Dreamliner to Manchester-Chicago route

American Airlines to bring Dreamliner to Manchester-Chicago route

American Airlines has introduced the latest addition to its fleet, the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, into service from Manchester Airport to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. American’s 787-8 features a state-of-the-art on-board experience including satellite Wi-Fi to keep customers connected while travelling, as well as higher humidity and pressurisation, leaving customers more refreshed after their flight.

Accor signs with Jovago for African distribution deal

Accor signs with Jovago for African distribution deal

Jovago and AccorHotels have announced the signing of an innovative partnership to incorporate all AccorHotels established on the African continent on the Jovago platform - Africa’s top online hotel booking website. The partnership would firstly involve the incorporation of 30 AccorHotels hotels located in 13 countries on the Jovago platform and then, the overall hotels of the group in Africa.

H10 Cubik opens to Barcelona travellers

H10 Cubik opens to Barcelona travellers

H10 Hotels has opened a new property in Barcelona: the H10 Cubik. The hotel stands in the city’s historical centre, just a stone’s throw from the cathedral, and offers 101 rooms. Located at number 69 Via Laietana, the road that joins Plaça d’Urquinaona to the seafront and marks the limit of the Gothic Quarter, the H10 Cubik is within close walking distance from the city’s main tourist attractions, including the Cathedral, Plaça de Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia and the Born neighbourhood.

‘Many’ feared dead following Brussels explosions

‘Many’ feared dead following Brussels explosions

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel has said “many” people are feared dead following a series of explosions in the capital Brussels. Two explosions struck Zaventem airport on the outskirts of the city early this morning, with a third following an hour later at the Maalbeek metro station.

Air Europa welcomes first Boeing Dreamliner to fleet

Air Europa welcomes first Boeing Dreamliner to fleet

Air Europa is celebrating the delivery of the carrier's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Air Europa takes delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner following a ceremony held at Boeing's 787 assembly site in North Charleston, South Carolina. Air Europa leased its first 787 through an agreement with SMBC Aviation Capital.