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Economic uncertainty hits sales at Premier Inn

Economic uncertainty hits sales at Premier Inn

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Whitbread has blamed “weak trading conditions” in the UK economy for a slowdown in sales. The company, the largest hotel operator in the UK, said sales at Premier Inn properties open at least a year fell by 4.6 per cent in the first quarter of the year.

Bombardier secures new tram order in Brussels

Bombardier secures new tram order in Brussels

Bombardier Transportation has received an order to supply 30 additional Bombardier Flexity trams to the Brussels Intercommunal Transportation Company in Belgium. This second order is part of a framework contract for up to 175 trams with an initial call off of 60 trams signed in April last year.

Long-haul traffic drives continued growth at Gatwick

Long-haul traffic drives continued growth at Gatwick

Gatwick has reported revenue increased 6.1 per cent to £811 million for the financial year just ended. Combined with careful cost management, this resulted an EBITDA increase of 7.3 per cent, to £441 million, and a profit after tax of £208 million.

RwandAir launches new routes to China and Israel

RwandAir launches new routes to China and Israel

The launch of new long-haul services to Tel Aviv and Guangzhou signals the continuing expansion of RwandAir. Yvonne Manzi Makolo, chief executive of RwandAir, said: “The launch of these two major new services to our growing route network demonstrates our continuing commitment to expanding Rwandair to new markets overseas."

Pardo takes on operations role with Avani Hotels

Pardo takes on operations role with Avani Hotels

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Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Javier Pardo as vice president of operations. Pardo reports directly to Robert Kunkler, chief operating officer of Minor Hotels, owners of Avani, and is based at the regional office in Bangkok.