Korean Air has announced it will change the current service on its Seoul Incheon-Milan-Rome–Incheon route, to provide direct flights to both Milan and Rome, offering three flights a week to each destination, with Milan increasing to four times a week in March. The changes will come into effect on February 25th 2015. The Rome service will see Korean Air operating three times a week utilizing B777-300ER aircraft with capacity for 291 passengers.
Airlines using Italian airspace face disruption today as air traffic controllers walk out on strike. Flight cancellations have also been confirmed by airline in the UK, with controllers downing tools from 12:00-16:00 GMT.
Al Rayyan Tourism & Investment, the international hospitality subsidiary of one of Qatar’s largest private diversified industry groups, has announced its acquisition of the five-star Boscolo Aleph Hotel in Rome, Italy. The deal brings the company’s global portfolio to 24 premium properties across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America.
Dozens of passengers are awaiting rescue from the deck of a stricken Italian ferry following a fire on Sunday. As many as 120 passengers remain on-board the vessel, Norman Atlantic, which had been travelling from Patras in Greece to Ancona in Italy. Helicopter crews have been winching small groups of people to shore in gale-force winds and freezing temperatures off the Greek island of Corfu.
Members of the Emilia Romagna Region Tourist Board were in London this week to host a successful networking workshop. The event saw tour operators and travel agencies, as well as members of the UK consumer press, join representatives from the region order to forge existing relations and develop new business opportunities.
A 50 year old German tourist has died in Venice after the gondola he was riding in crashed into a boat which had been ferrying passengers along the Grand Canal. The accident, which took place on Sunday close to Rialto bridge, also left the man’s three year old daughter in a serious condition.
Situated in the heart of Milan, Hotel Principe di Savoia offers guests a warm and elegant atmosphere in the 19th-century Lombard style. A member of the Dorchester Collection, the property caters to business travellers rushing through the great city, or to a more genteel leisure market. Here Breaking Travel News catches up with general manager Hotel Principe di Savoia to discuss all that is new with the property.
At least one person was injured and dozens have had to flee their homes following a 5.2-magnitude earthquake in north-central Italy.
Four people have died and dozens injured in a 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Northern Italy which hit at 4am local time, 22 miles north of the city of Bologna. It had a magnitude of 5.9 and struck at a relatively shallow depth of 6.3 miles (10km), according to the US Geological Survey.
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