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Sandals unveils Overwater Serenity Wedding Chapel in St Lucia

Sandals unveils Overwater Serenity Wedding Chapel in St Lucia

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Sandals Resorts has unveiled a new unique wedding location at Sandals Grande St. Lucian, the new Overwater Serenity Wedding Chapel. Located at the most southwestern point of the resort, the open-air, glass ailed chapel boasts panoramic views of the spectacular Rodney Bay, is the first-ever of its kind in the Caribbean.

Europcar brings Deliver & Collect service to UK

Europcar brings Deliver & Collect service to UK

When it comes to wasted time, Europcar research shows that 43 per cent of people voted traffic and road works as the things that annoy them most. Now travellers – whether making a journey for business or leisure - can save time and avoid unnecessary traffic delays with Europcar Deliver & Collect. Customers booking a car or van from Europcar can have the vehicle delivered to their home or workplace.

Deadly earthquake strikes central Italy

Deadly earthquake strikes central Italy

An earthquake has struck central Italy killing at least 73 people and leaving dozens more trapped under rubble. Damage from the 6.2 quake was centred on the town of Amatrice, while a family of four are also believed to have been killed by collapsing rubble in the nearby town of Accumoli.

Aeromexico adds live television to Dreamliner fleet

Aeromexico adds live television to Dreamliner fleet

Aeromexico has added live television to its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. This new service will initially offer two channels - Sport 24 for live sporting action from around the world, and CNN International. In partnership with Panasonic Avionics, the service will be available to passengers from both the seatback inflight entertainment and communications system and on their own personal electronic devices.

Finnair to boost UK & Ireland connections for summer 2017

Finnair to boost UK & Ireland connections for summer 2017

Finnair has announced that capacity between the UK and Ireland to Helsinki will increase for the summer 2017 season due to high demand. Edinburgh will be served by up to five weekly flights operated by a 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft in a dual business and economy class configuration.

The Reef by CuisinArt set to debut in Anguilla in November

The Reef by CuisinArt set to debut in Anguilla in November

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Enviably situated on Merrywing Bay on the tranquil island of Anguilla, The Reef by CuisinArt will debut in November 2016, revealing a beachfront contemporary oasis featuring 80 suites, directly on the Caribbean Sea. The Reef by CuisinArt will feature a dramatic lobby entry and stunning bar, a fitness centre with Technogym Excite Line, Unity Displays and aqua cycling bikes, a library and a boutique, complimentary water sports, and hard court play on the two tennis courts.

Delta Air Lines to move to Terminal 3 at London Heathrow

Delta Air Lines to move to Terminal 3 at London Heathrow

Delta Air Lines will operate exclusively from London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3, effective September 14th, 2016. Delta and Virgin Atlantic will now operate from the same terminal making it easier for customers to manage their travel plans including any last-minute flight changes. Delta will transfer its Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia flights from Terminal 4 to join its services to New York-JFK, Boston and Seattle that already operate from Terminal 3.

Air New Zealand to boost premium seating on Dreamliner fleet

Air New Zealand to boost premium seating on Dreamliner fleet

Air New Zealand is to spend over £55 million increasing the number of premium seats on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and refurbishing its Boeing 777-300 fleet (which operates from London Heathrow) in response to customer trends. Increasing demand for premium travel means the three Dreamliners scheduled to be delivered from October 2017 will arrive with a fresh new cabin configuration that will increase the number of Business Premier seats from 18 to 27 and Premium Economy seats from 21 to 33.

Dubai World Central sees near doubling of passenger traffic

Dubai World Central sees near doubling of passenger traffic

Passenger traffic at Dubai’s second airport, Dubai World Central continued the upward trend in the first half of the year surging more than 95 per cent, according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic for the first six months of the year totalled 410,278, up 95.4 per cent compared to 209,989 passengers recorded during the corresponding period in 2015.

Trafalgar launches new flag-ship South American Landscapes tour

Trafalgar launches new flag-ship South American Landscapes tour

A flagship new 13-day South America Landscapes round-trip across Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile is the headline act in Trafalgar’s new 2017 South America programme, now online. The leading escorted operator’s 2017 South America product offering comprises are 11 handcrafted itineraries and four extensions, giving guests easy access to the destination with each of the six trip styles delivering rich experiences and tapping into the heartbeat of Latin America.

Team GB return on-board British Airways plane victoRIOus

Team GB return on-board British Airways plane victoRIOus

The British Airways plane flying Team GB home from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has been named ‘victoRIOus’ by the carrier. The gold-nosed plane will return the successful athletes to British soil today. The name, which was one of a short-list of four selected by the athletes and British Airways staff, was chosen by hundreds of fans on Twitter in a recent poll.

WTTC: Tourism resilient to terrorism, Brexit and macroeconomic challenges

WTTC: Tourism resilient to terrorism, Brexit and macroeconomic challenges

Global tourism continues to register strong growth despite challenges from terrorism, political turmoil, global economic developments, and the Brexit decision, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council. The update of WTTC’s Economic Impact Reports 2016 shows that, despite the many challenges tourism has faced in the first six months of 2016, the sector is still expected to grow by 3.1 per cent, outpacing global economic growth forecast at 2.3 per cent.