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Abu Dhabi set for record breaking cruise holiday season

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The 2015/16 cruise season is set to be Abu Dhabi’s busiest to date, with the new state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal – opening in December – expecting to welcome 220,000 passengers from 113 ship calls. The new terminal will be located in Zayed Port and offer a wide range of facilities, including 24-hour immigration and customs facilities, banking facilities, tourist information, shops, restaurants, and bus and taxi stands. → Read More

Turkish Airlines signs on to support Petra, Jordan

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Turkish Airlines has signed a partnership agreement with the Petra Development & Tourism Authority. The agreement was signed in the presence of Nayef Al-Fayez, Jordan minister of tourism and antiquities, Mohammad Al-Nawafleh, the chief commissioner of the Petra Development & Tourism Authority and Ahmet Olmuştur, Turkish Airline chief marketing officer. → Read More

British Airways to sponsor moving observation tower in Brighton

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The world’s tallest moving observation tower, currently being built on Brighton seafront, was today named British Airways i360. The airline has signed a five-year deal, which includes full naming rights, with the developers of the Brighton beach attraction which has been conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects. → Read More

Steigenberger Hotels moves into Dubai with Business Bay property

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Leading German hospitality company, Steigenberger Hotel Group has opened its first property in the United Arab Emirates - the five-star, waterfront Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay in Dubai. The flagship Steigenberger Dubai is right at the heart of the city close to the iconic Burj Khalifa - the world’s tallest tower and the Dubai Mall in the cosmopolitan Downtown neighbourhood. → Read More

Meliá Hotels refocuses efforts on Madrid

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Meliá Hotels International has refocused its sights on Madrid with a major investment in the luxury hotel market, which now boasts 23 properties in the city. Meliá Hotels International is renovating the old Ambassador Hotel, a prominent feature on the Madrid-Velázquez walking tour, which will open in early 2016 as the new five-star Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques. → Read More

HNA Tourism Group takes US$500m stake in Tuniu Corp

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HNA Tourism Group has announced a US$500 million investment for a 24.1 per cent stake in Chinese leading online travel company Tuniu Corp. HNA Tourism will purchase Tuniu’s newly issued Class A ordinary shares for US$5.50 per share, or the equivalent of US$16.50 per American Depositary Share. → Read More

easyJet suspends Sharm el-Sheikh flights into 2016

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Low-cost carrier easyJet has cancelled all flights to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt until January 6th. Flights were originally halted after the UK government said the Sinai plane crash, which killed 224 people in October, may have been caused by a bomb. The suspension has now been extended into the new year in an attempt to provide clarity for passengers, easyJet said. → Read More

Etihad Airways welcomes first A380 flights to New York

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Etihad Airways has welcomed the highly-anticipated arrival of its Airbus A380 service at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The arrival marked the US debut of the airline’s exclusive A380 service, including The Residence by Etihad, the only commercially available three-room suite in the sky. The A380 now serves guests travelling on one of the airline’s two daily flights between Abu Dhabi and New York. → Read More

Norwegian increases flight capacity in UK

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Norwegian has put its late summer 2016 schedule on sale with a record 1.1 million seats available on flights to and from the UK. Over 6,000 flights are available for travel between August 15th and October 30th next year – up around five per cent compared to the same period in 2015 as the airline continues its UK growth. Norwegian has made flights available to book from London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham to 34 destinations across Europe and America. → Read More

L’Amandier hotel welcomes Broekhoven as general manager

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L’Amandier hotel has appointed Hein Broekhoven to the role of general manager, entrusted to oversee the hotel’s opening in the first quarter of 2016 and beyond. He will also manage the resort’s private rental villas which open to guests for stays from January 1st 2016. → Read More

Britain welcomes record visitor numbers in 2015

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International visits to Britain for the first nine months of 2015 have broken previous records according to new figures out today from the Office for National Statistics. The data shows there were 27.1 million visits to Britain from January to September this year, a three per cent increase compared to the same period in 2014. → Read More

IHG signs Indigo London – Aldgate to open in 2017

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InterContinental Hotels Group has signed Hotel Indigo London – Aldgate. The newly built hotel will operate under a franchise agreement with Meadow Partners and Roquebrook. The 207-room hotel opening in 2017 will be located in Aldgate place, east of the City Of London. → Read More

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