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Peake welcomed back to London Heathrow

Peake welcomed back to London Heathrow

British ESA astronaut Tim Peake landed at Heathrow from Houston earlier for the first time in seven months following his six-month trip to the International Space Station. To celebrate his safe landing back to earth and to welcome him home to the UK, Heathrow has today unveiled Tim as one of the iconic welcome posters which will be viewed by 75 million passengers a year.

James Cameron joins forces with Tourism New Zealand

James Cameron joins forces with Tourism New Zealand

Filmmaker James Cameron is sharing his love of New Zealand, fronting a new video that gives the world a glimpse of what it is about the country that captivates him like nowhere else. In collaboration with Tourism New Zealand, Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron spent four days filming, taking in the natural wonders of the South Island.

Africa Hotel Investment Forum set for Rwanda

Africa Hotel Investment Forum set for Rwanda

The seventh Africa Hotel Investment Forum, being hosted this year in Rwanda, promises a highly influential line-up of speakers, ready to unpick the major challenges and opportunities facing the hospitality industry in Africa. AHIF brings together a prestigious group of international investors, business leaders, industry experts, government ministers and officials, from over 50 countries.

SilverRail launches new partnership with nuTravel

SilverRail launches new partnership with nuTravel

SilverRail has announced a new partnership with nuTravel. With SilverRail’s pioneering SilverCore technology, nuTravel, the US based travel technology firm providing travel booking technology solutions, is able to connect it’s corporate travel customers to VIA Rail content for the first time.

TAP launches Portugal Stopover to international travellers

TAP launches Portugal Stopover to international travellers

TAP Portugal is introducing a Portugal Stopover, giving passengers the option of visiting two destinations, with a stay in Lisbon or Porto for up to three days during the same trip. Passengers flying on round trips starting in the UK and flying to the American continent, Brazil or Africa as the destination, and vice versa, will be able to enjoy the stopover.

Greater Fort Lauderdale welcomes latest diving wreck

Greater Fort Lauderdale welcomes latest diving wreck

Greater Fort Lauderdale in Florida, home to the largest collection of warm-water wrecks in the Western world, has confirmed a new addition to the collection in the form of Lady Luck. The vessel will be lowered to the seabed on Saturday, July 23rd. Complete with the world’s first underwater art gallery, the 324-foot tanker ship will be one of the biggest contributions to Florida’s artificial reef system, the most easily accessible major dive site in the nation.

Genting Hong Kong to create MV Werften from German ship yards

Genting Hong Kong to create MV Werften from German ship yards

During a recent annual staff meeting in Germany, Genting Hong Kong announced the three shipyards in the German State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern bought this April will be named MV Werften, be managed in Wismar and will focus on building large new ships. Lloyd Werft, located in Bremerhaven and bought last September, will focus on its prior business of repairs, conversion and building of mega yachts.