As the dust settles on the F1 Season, Breaking Travel News here chats with Andrew Humphries, General Manager, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi to find out how important hosting the final race of the season is for this prestigious property.
Basel Aer, a part of Russia’s largest industrial diversified group Basic Element, has said Sochi International Airport, a main gateway to the upcoming Formula One Russian Grand Prix, is planning to serve over 100,000 arriving and departing passengers before October 12th. Sochi International Airport is expecting to serve over 100,000 arriving and departing passengers from 30 countries on board over 650 flights including more than 70 charter flights from Great Britain, Italy, UAE, Switzerland, Ireland, Austria, Slovakia, Thailand, Bahrain and Turkey.
F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed plans for the invention of a new F1 race in Azerbaijan, but could this year’s Russian Grand Prix be in doubt due to the tensions in the Ukraine?
Emirates and the Formula One group have announced a five year agreement appointing Emirates as a global partner of Formula 1 starting with the imminent 2013 season. The announcement was made by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline & Group and Bernie Ecclestone, chief executive of the Formula One group.
Lewis Hamilton, the 2008 champion, flew his sixth pole position of the season after leading in the qualifying session in Abu Dhabi. The 27-year-old was fastest throughout all three sessions around the stunning Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi has been named as the host destination for the 13th WTTC Global Summit, which will bring hundreds of international travel and tourism leaders to the UAE capital next year. This is the latest coup for the emirate, which beat all records and targets for guest arrivals in 2011. Breaking Travel News takes a look at some of the exciting developments on the horizon as Abu Dhabi moves into the spotlight.
American pop princess Britney Spears has treated her Middle Eastern fans to an unforgettable show in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Arena, Yas Island, as part of the celebrations surrounding the F1 Grand Prix. The femme fatal recording artist put on one of the most visually creative shows since Beyonce appeared on Yas Island two years ago.
MCLAREN’S Lewis Hamilton has triumphed in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as thousands of sporting enthusiasts gathered in the emirate to witness the sporting spectacle.
With the inaugural Indian Grand Prix fading from the rear view mirrors all eyes are now on Abu Dhabi in the Middle East as the Formula 1 circus rolls into town. Taking place from November 11th-13th, the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will see thousands of sports fans from around the world descend on the emirate for a sporting spectacle unrivalled in the region.
Etihad Airways the Formula 1 Group have signed an agreement extending the airline’s title sponsorship of the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for a further four years. Etihad Airways was recognised by the World Travel Award as the World’s Leading Airline in 2011 for the second consecutive year.
The capital of Texas Austin has been announced as the home city for Formula 1 in the USA from 2012 to 2021. Next year’s race will be the first to be held in the States since 2007, and will be raced on a new Circuit of the Americas track; which is currently under construction to cater for 120,000 fans.
Sebastian Vettel has notched up another victory by taking the European Grand Prix comfortably in front of the luxury yachts of Valencia’s harbour. The German became the first driver in F1 history to finish in the top two in the opening eight races of the season.