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Garuda Indonesia signs Emirates codeshare deal
Emirates and Garuda Indonesia have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a codeshare partnership. The new partnership allows customers to enjoy seamless connectivity.
Coalition calls for end to airport slot rules suspension
A coalition formed of Gatwick, Belfast International and Edinburgh Airports, as well as Wizz Air, has written to transport secretary, Grant Shapps, urging him to reinstate suspended airport slot rules.
Kimpton Budapest signed for 2025 opening
The hotel is signed under a management agreement with the owner of the property Mam Buda Project, a subsidiary of Market Asset Management.
WTTC unveils tourism roadmap to battle climate crisis
As world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26 to discuss concrete actions to solve the climate crises, the World Travel & Tourism Council has launched a Net Zero Roadmap.
Air Astana launches new Bishkek flights
The services will initially be operated using Embraer E190-E2 aircraft twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays, with an additional two frequencies on Mondays and Fridays commencing in December.
Celebrity Cruises continues to rebuild fleet
Two more Celebrity Cruises ships have been cleared to return to service, with Celebrity Reflection and Celebrity Constellation set sail from Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Bay respectively.
K-Pop in the Emirates to take centre stage at Expo 2020
KITE will bring the wildly popular Korean music genre to Expo 2020 on November 12th, with the catchy hooks and sing-along lyrics of boy band Highlight and solo artist Punch.
British Airways returns to United States as borders reopen
British Airways flight BA001 became the airline’s first flight to depart for the US this morning, as the country lifted restrictions imposed on British travellers for more than 18 months.
Bastaki takes up chief human resources role with Etihad
Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of Nadia Bastaki as chief human resources, organisational development and asset management officer.
United States reopens to fully vaccinated travellers
The United States has opened its borders to travellers from a host of new countries following nearly two years of closures in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Seven Seas Grandeur under construction in Italy
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has begun construction of Seven Seas Grandeur. The ship’s steel-cutting ceremony took place at Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy.
Biro to lead Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
Kempinski Hotels has appointed Andras Biro as the new general manager at the award-winning five-star luxury hotel the Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.