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AWAS increases Airbus A320 order

AWAS increases Airbus A320 order

AWAS, the Dublin-based leading global aircraft leasing company has announced an order for an additional 15 A320 Family aircraft, comprising 12 A320ceo and three A321ceo aircraft. Dave Siegel, AWAS chief executive, remarked on the deal: “AWAS is pleased to continue our long-term relationship with Airbus in reaching this deal for the order of 15 A320ceo Family aircraft which will include a mix of both A321 and A320 aircraft.

Expedia launches Hotels.com for Partners

Expedia launches Hotels.com for Partners

Expedia Affiliate Network has launched Hotels.com for Partners, a new online platform that allows partners such as airlines and travel companies to white label or co-brand with Hotels.com, and access its huge list of hotel rates and availabilities, increasing customer loyalty and traveller spend as a result.

STR warns of ‘strong headwinds’ in Brexit vote

STR warns of ‘strong headwinds’ in Brexit vote

Hotel 

The United Kingdom’s hotel industry is in the midst of 30 consecutive months of moving average revenue-per-available-room growth. However, the industry could face strong headwinds for future growth if voters approve a measure to exit the European Union today, according to STR.

flydubai to serve Prague with daily flights

flydubai to serve Prague with daily flights

Dubai-based flydubai has announced that it will begin daily operations to Prague from July 1st, up from four weekly flights, reports Phil Blizzard. Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive of flydubai, told Breaking Travel News: “We are delighted to offer more flights to Prague which remains a popular destination for our passengers in the GCC."

CHTA calls for Caribbean-US tourism dialogue

CHTA calls for Caribbean-US tourism dialogue

Officials from the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association have presented a paper to attendees at a Capitol Hill Briefing in Washington DC urging the creation of a Caribbean-US public-private sector dialogue and a framework for a Caribbean-United States tourism action agenda to strengthen Caribbean engagement with the United States.

Miraggio Thermal Spa signs Amanda Hamilton partnership

Miraggio Thermal Spa signs Amanda Hamilton partnership

Hotel  Spa 

Striving to change the world of wellness, Miraggio Thermal Spa has signed a partnership with Amanda Hamilton. Hamilton’s expertise in wellness and nutrition will be implemented across the resort – making wellness universal and a strong focus throughout the hotel.

Visa: UK households set for travel spend boom

Visa: UK households set for travel spend boom

A new study commissioned by Visa has forecast significant growth in international travel by UK households in the next decade. UK spend on global travel is predicted to reach £63.4 billion in 2025, up 58 per cent on 2015. On average, each UK household is set to spend £9,300 annually by 2025, up from £6,500 in 2015.

Pulse Hotels & Resorts brings Kandima Maldives to Maldives

Pulse Hotels & Resorts brings Kandima Maldives to Maldives

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A contemporary new lifestyle resort opening December 2016 under new hospitality group, Pulse Hotels & Resorts. Located on a lush tropical island in the Dhaalu Atoll, Kandima Maldives will offer guests the opportunity to experience the Maldives in a new way.

oneworld offers new Kyushu, Japan, fares

oneworld offers new Kyushu, Japan, fares

oneworld has added a third alliance fare for travel around Japan – this time focusing on the Kyushu region. Kyushu, which means “Nine Provinces”, is the country’s third largest island and the most south-westerly of its main islands.

AHIF 2016: Carlson Rezidor reveals accelerated African expansion

AHIF 2016: Carlson Rezidor reveals accelerated African expansion

Carlson Rezidor is accelerating its growth strategy in Africa. The group has opened five Radisson Blu hotels in the first six months of 2016 and signed four new hotels including the first Quorvus Collection in Africa. The group is also entering 28th country in Africa and taking the Park Inn by Radisson brand to the Indian Ocean Islands.