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Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time

Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time

Not only is this the first human spaceflight to be launched from American soil since the final Space Shuttle mission in 2011, but the very first time that a crewed vehicle built for commercial, passenger service, has reached space.

Ethiopian Airlines takes off from Manchester Airport for Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines takes off from Manchester Airport for Addis Ababa

A landmark route into the heart of Africa has taken off, underlining Manchester Airport’s role in connecting the north of England to the world. Ethiopian Airlines’ inaugural flight left the UK’s third largest airport 100 per cent full and will unlock more than 60 connections across Africa.

Tatum to lead Hawai‘i Tourism Authority

Tatum to lead Hawai‘i Tourism Authority

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s board of directors has announced the appointment of long-time tourism executive, Chris Tatum, as its new president and chief executive.

Qatar Airways to boost Iran services from early next year

Qatar Airways to boost Iran services from early next year

Qatar Airways will expand its operations in Iran with the launch of a new twice-weekly direct service to Isfahan International Airport, starting from February 4th. The carrier is also introducing increased services to Shiraz and Tehran, from early January 2019.

Tourism minister unveils new Great West Way

Tourism minister unveils new Great West Way

Tourism minister Michael Ellis has trodden the path of the Great West Way, a new touring route from London to Bristol, which aims to attract 1.5 million new visitors to the region over ten years.