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Preferred Hotels rolls out new website

Preferred Hotels rolls out new website

With careful consideration to the balance of form and function, the new visual forward, fully-responsive website has been deftly designed to draw more qualified traffic and make a quick, impactful connection between travellers and the brand’s global portfolio of 700 independent hotels worldwide.

Mhun appoints chief programmes officer at Airbus

Mhun appoints chief programmes officer at Airbus

Philippe Mhun, currently head of customer services at Airbus, will succeed executive vice president, head of programmes, Didier Evrard, 65, who retires around the turn of the year after 41 years associated with Airbus, 20 of those in top management positions.

IATA: A decade of success for international aviation

IATA: A decade of success for international aviation

It is expected that 2019 will be the tenth year of profit and the fifth consecutive year where airlines deliver a return on capital that exceeds the industry’s cost of capital, creating value for its investors.

Intrepid Travel expands number of woman-only tours

Intrepid Travel expands number of woman-only tours

Following the launch of a limited-number of women-only tours in the Middle East this year, leading experiential travel company Intrepid Travel has revealed that it will expand the number of departures following significant customer interest and bookings.

Fears for Rome tourism as city seeks to limit coach access

Fears for Rome tourism as city seeks to limit coach access

Plans by Rome’s tourism authorities to reduce coach access to the city’s historical centre by two-thirds will inflict a body blow to the city’s overnight group travel sector, which is worth well-over €1.65 billion, the European Tourism Association has argued today.

Bespoke Travel Group rebrands as Humboldt

Bespoke Travel Group rebrands as Humboldt

Inspiration was taken from the explorer Alexander von Humboldt who extensively travelled South America in the nineteenth century and was one of the first to publish his discoveries from a modern scientific point of view.

Travelport to be taken private in US$4.4bn deal

Travelport to be taken private in US$4.4bn deal

Travelport Worldwide has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Siris Capital Group and Evergreen Coast Capital in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4.4 billion.

Which? warns airline passengers over ‘no-show’ clauses

Which? warns airline passengers over ‘no-show’ clauses

Which? are warning airlines that they are at risk of breaking consumer law by imposing rip-off ‘no show’ clauses. Some carriers use the clauses to cash in when a passenger misses the first leg of their journey, the consumer advocates argue.