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Foreign & Commonwealth Office to overhaul advice for British travellers

Foreign & Commonwealth Office to overhaul advice for British travellers

Advice from the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office will be updated to describe terror threats around the world, giving more detail to travellers. The newly configured advice will allow British travellers make “informed decisions” about their plans, foreign secretary Boris Johnson has announced.

Surge in mobile bookings for Monarch

Surge in mobile bookings for Monarch

Monarch saw overall mobile bookings rise over the festive season for the third consecutive year. Mobile bookings made on Christmas Day were up 176 per cent year-on-year and 206 per cent year-on-year for Boxing Day bookings.

Wire & Wireless offers free Wi-Fi to visitors to Japan

Wire & Wireless offers free Wi-Fi to visitors to Japan

With the recent sudden influx of visitors to Japan, there has been also a rise in complaints about the lack of free Wi-Fi hotspots. In an effort to solve this problem, a Japanese telecommunications company, Wire & Wireless, introduced a free Wi-Fi connection app two years ago, called Travel Japan Wi-Fi, for tourists to Japan, while the app is free of charge.

Qatar Airways expands cargo operations in South America

Qatar Airways expands cargo operations in South America

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced that it will launch freighter operations to four new destinations in the Americas, starting in February. Boeing 777 freighters will fly twice a week to the South American cities of Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Quito and the North American city of Miami.

Heathrow stars in new Channel 4 programme: Arrivals

Heathrow stars in new Channel 4 programme: Arrivals

The warmth of a welcome home has been captured in a new Channel 4 television programme ‘Arrivals’, filmed exclusively at Heathrow. The one-hour programme, narrated by Julie Walters, is a refreshingly warm and intimate insight into the lives of some of the thousands of people travelling across the world as they pass through the arrivals halls of Heathrow’s four terminals.

Carrie Fisher suffers heart attack on flight

Carrie Fisher suffers heart attack on flight

Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, is in intensive care after suffering a heart attack during a United Airlines flight from London to LA, according to reports.

King takes up leadership role at Gatwick Airport

King takes up leadership role at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport has appointed Stephen King to the position of head of airline Relations. In his new role King will be responsible for developing Gatwick’s existing airline relationships to their full potential and growing the airport’s carrier base – the airport already flies to 200 destinations in 80 countries.

Emirates launches new Airbus A380 flights to Morocco

Emirates launches new Airbus A380 flights to Morocco

Emirates will operate the first ever commercial Airbus A380 flight to Morocco and North Africa, when it takes the iconic double decker aircraft to Casablanca on March 26th. The airline’s flagship aircraft will replace the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft currently used on the Dubai-Casablanca route, offering increased seat capacity across all three cabin classes and an enhanced premium product experience.

Cathay Pacific launches Hertz Rent A Car partnership

Cathay Pacific launches Hertz Rent A Car partnership

Cathay Pacific has signed a new partnership with Hertz Global, which sees the car rental company become the airline’s exclusive online car rental service provider. As a result, Marco Polo Club members are eligible to receive complimentary car class upgrades.