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Breaking Travel News: Reports

Breaking Travel News: Reports

Reporting from some of the world’s most exciting tourism destinations and speaking to the people who matter, Breaking Travel News’ journalists here bring viewers everything they need to know about the fast moving hospitality industry.

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Seatrade Cruise Virtual prepares for October debut

Seatrade Cruise Virtual prepares for October debut

11 September 2020

The interactive conference and networking experience, expected to draw more than 5,000 cruise professionals, kicks off with Seatrade Cruise’s marquee state of the global cruise industry keynote.

Tan offers update on travel to Singapore

Tan offers update on travel to Singapore

8 September 2020

Singapore Tourism Board chief executive, Keith Tan, has offered a new update on how the destination is working towards welcoming international visitors. Borders were closed to leisure guests earlier this year, and are only now slowly reopening.

New online training from Guyana Tourism Authority

New online training from Guyana Tourism Authority

18 August 2020

The Guyana Tourism Authority has launched its own online travel training course designed to introduce the international travel trade to one of the most emerging destinations in South America.

Eurostar returns to Disneyland Paris

Eurostar returns to Disneyland Paris

6 August 2020

Eurostar has relaunched direct services to Disneyland Paris. Travellers can arrive at the gates of the attraction just over two and a half hours after leaving the centre of London, with a fast, comfortable and family-friendly journey.

Algarve woos tourists with new campaign

Algarve woos tourists with new campaign

30 July 2020

The Algarve in southern Portugal has unveiled a new promotional video to highlight its pledge to welcome back visitors safely. The campaign has been launched following a series of strict measures put in place to ensure all visitors and locals can visit the region with confidence.

Virgin Galactic reveals VSS Unity cabin design

Virgin Galactic reveals VSS Unity cabin design

29 July 2020

Virgin Galactic, in collaboration with London design agency, Seymourpowell, has striven to remain faithful to tradition by developing an elegant but progressive, experience-focused concept for the cabin of its spaceship.

Tourism New Zealand waves hello to the world

Tourism New Zealand waves hello to the world

21 July 2020

While the borders remain closed, New Zealand government departments have worked together to co-create a new campaign that gives a “shout out” to the rest of the world.

Sri Lanka wellness tourism comes under spotlight

Sri Lanka wellness tourism comes under spotlight

10 July 2020

Organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board in association with the Sri Lanka Wellness Tourism Association, the event explored the unique assets and advantages on the Indian Ocean destination.

Global airline alliances welcome passengers back

Global airline alliances welcome passengers back

9 July 2020

The three global airline alliances - Star Alliance, oneworld and SkyTeam - have come together to highlight the measures airlines are adopting to assure the well-being of customers while traveling.

Dubai launches Ready When You Are campaign as borders reopen

Dubai launches Ready When You Are campaign as borders reopen

7 July 2020

Alongside the borders reopening, Dubai has been awarded with the World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels Stamp, following the due diligence shown across the industry to ensure safety and hygiene measures have been implemented to keep residents and visitors safe in the city.

Mariscal Sucre International Airport welcomes returning passengers

Mariscal Sucre International Airport welcomes returning passengers

7 July 2020

Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito has released a video detailing new safety measures in place as the location reopens to travellers. The film showcases the biosecurity measures that have been implemented, as well as some testimonials of the experiences and perceptions of passengers.

TUI returns to UK screens with new ad

TUI returns to UK screens with new ad

3 July 2020

TUI UK is celebrating the imminent return of European summer holidays with its latest ‘Welcome Back’ marketing campaign and a new TV ad.

London Luton Airport battles Covid-19

London Luton Airport battles Covid-19

26 June 2020

London Luton has shared a new video highlighting some of the ways the airport helped the national fight against coronavirus. Highlights include repatriation flights, importing PPE, hosting a Covid-19 testing centre and supporting RAF with training, among other things.

Balearic Islands welcome British travellers back

Balearic Islands welcome British travellers back

24 June 2020

As Spain open its borders, the Balearic Islands tourism body has launched a new promotional video. The production showcases beautiful footage from across the archipelago, comprising the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

Casa Angelina prepares to reopen in Italy

Casa Angelina prepares to reopen in Italy

15 June 2020

Casa Angelina, the beautiful boutique hotel that sits high on the Amalfi Coast, looks forward to opening its doors to guests on July 1st and sharing its elegant home with people again.

Visit Sweden invites world to celebrate Midsummer

Visit Sweden invites world to celebrate Midsummer

9 June 2020

Visit Sweden is inviting people from around the world to experience the joy of Midsummer through a series of virtual events. Next to Christmas, Midsummer is the most important event for Swedes, which is traditionally held to welcome summer and the season of fertility and dates back to the 1500s.

Eurowings unveils new safety video ahead of return

Eurowings unveils new safety video ahead of return

8 June 2020

The video - entitled ‘We’ll Take Care of You’ - has been designed to dispel travellers’ anxiety and instil confidence in the measures Eurowings has put in place throughout the entire travel journey.

Wizz Air heads for Gran Canaria as flying returns

Wizz Air heads for Gran Canaria as flying returns

4 June 2020

Known for its diverse ecosystems and landscape of mountains, pine forests and sandy beaches stretching over 60 kilometres, Gran Canaria is often referred to as a ‘miniature continent’.

AeroMexico implements new hygiene regime

AeroMexico implements new hygiene regime

3 June 2020

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis worldwide, Aeromexico has implemented actions to take care of the health and safety of team members and customers.

Mauritius books visibility with new campaign

Mauritius books visibility with new campaign

28 May 2020

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority has released a new campaign entitled #MauritiusUnwavering to showcase the destination’s natural beauty and stunning landscapes during a time when the whole world has been forced to pause.

New Zealand reflects on value of tourism

New Zealand reflects on value of tourism

28 May 2020

The New Zealand tourist board is seeking to reconnect with friends around the world to share a reflection on what is important in life, as early signs of recovery begin to emerge for the island nation.

Celebrity Cruises celebrates 30th birthday

Celebrity Cruises celebrates 30th birthday

26 May 2020

Celebrity Cruises has marked its 30th birthday by reflecting on its journey to push the limits of traditional cruising and create a unique modern luxury experience at sea.

Marriott unveils commitment to cleanliness

Marriott unveils commitment to cleanliness

21 May 2020

Arne Sorenson, chief executive of Marriott International, has reiterated a commitment to cleanliness at the hotel giant. The Covid-19 pandemic has required the company to raise its standards to an even higher level, with new protocols for the current circumstances, he said.

Algarve Tourism Bureau tempts guests with new film

Algarve Tourism Bureau tempts guests with new film

20 May 2020

The Algarve Tourism Bureau has created a new film showing stunning landscapes, and special moments that were once enjoyed in the region before the outbreak of Covid-19, inviting visitors to now come back.

Visit Jersey launches Royal Fluke campaign

Visit Jersey launches Royal Fluke campaign

26 April 2020

Visit Jersey has launched its new video campaign, titled the Royal Fluke, which aims to share unique heritage stories from the island to provide depth and texture to the destination brand.

Promperú launches post-coronavirus campaign

Promperú launches post-coronavirus campaign

22 April 2020

The official travel social accounts of the Peruvian tourist board will post the video to reactivate tourism, one of the sectors most affected in the country by this pandemic.

Chile Tourism launches new post-pandemic campaign

Chile Tourism launches new post-pandemic campaign

15 April 2020

In an effort to lift spirits and encourage post-pandemic travel planning, Chile Tourism has launched the ‘I Dream of Chile’ online campaign across all of its social media channels.

Uplifting new video from Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Uplifting new video from Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

15 April 2020

In anticipation of a more hopeful future, the video encourages travellers, staycationers, day trippers and holidaymakers to stay positive in an uncertain world, highlighting a tomorrow where the world reopens, and Yas Island can look forward to welcoming its visitors with open arms.

New campaign video from Ecuador – Yesterday

New campaign video from Ecuador – Yesterday

14 April 2020

The Ecuador ministry of tourism has released a new video – entitled ‘Yesterday’ – to the global hospitality community. Designed to raise spirits amid the global coronavirus pandemic, it seeks to remind holidaymakers of the virtues of travel.

South African Tourism supports social distancing

South African Tourism supports social distancing

10 April 2020

South African Tourism has created two videos, as part of a campaign to promote the importance of self-isolation and social distancing. The impactful videos show poignant shots of South Africa’s landscapes, cities and people, encouraging South Africans and visitors alike, to stay at home so they can travel later.

City Cruises takes tour of empty river Thames

City Cruises takes tour of empty river Thames

10 April 2020

Matthew Beckwith, operations director for City Cruises, has released some footage taken on the river Thames. The images were shot during a routine check of the boats which have been docked since the service stopped operating last month.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines sing to Heal the World

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines sing to Heal the World

6 April 2020

Crew members from across Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ocean fleet have issued a moving rendition of ‘Heal the World’, recorded from their homes across the world, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sandals founder Stewart reassures agents

Sandals founder Stewart reassures agents

3 April 2020

With all Sandals and Beaches properties in the Caribbean closed until at least mid-May, the chairman is keen to reassure guests about the long-term success of the company.

Tenerife latest to launch uplifting video message

Tenerife latest to launch uplifting video message

2 April 2020

Tenerife Tourism Corporation has sought to rekindle the emotions experienced by millions of travellers dreaming of enjoying the landscapes, beaches, gastronomic delights and leisure activities so unique to the island.

Abu Dhabi releases message of solidarity

Abu Dhabi releases message of solidarity

1 April 2020

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi has released a new video to boost spirits during the coronavirus pandemic. Entitled ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Curious,’ the video shares as a warm and welcoming message of hope to the international community.

Great West Way unveils new feature video

Great West Way unveils new feature video

6 March 2020

The work features drone footage offering a bird’s-eye view of many of the destinations on the touring route, as well as popular attractions and the different modes of travel visitors are encouraged to use.

SAS questions soul of Scandinavia in new ad campaign

SAS questions soul of Scandinavia in new ad campaign

14 February 2020

SAS has launched a slightly odd new ad campaign – ‘We Are Travellers’ - that questions the very origins of Scandinavia. The campaign’s centrepiece is what the airline describes as a “timely, cheeky and warm” reminder of why we travel - and what we bring with us home. 

Take a whirlwind tour of Celebrity Apex

Take a whirlwind tour of Celebrity Apex

7 February 2020

As Celebrity Apex is nearing completion at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France. To celebrate the upcoming launch, the cruise line has released a hyperlapse tour of the vessel.

Abu Dhabi stars in new Michael Bay short film

Abu Dhabi stars in new Michael Bay short film

29 January 2020

While shooting Netflix’s ‘6 Underground’ in Abu Dhabi, Michael Bay embarked on a helicopter adventure to capture Abu Dhabi’s uniquely stunning landscape and landmarks after being impressed at how the Emirate combines modernity with tradition.

Delta Air Lines transforms app into digital concierge

Delta Air Lines transforms app into digital concierge

8 January 2020

Delta Air Lines is transforming its popular Fly Delta app into a digital concierge that anticipates customer needs. The American carrier seeks to offer convenient services, like a ride to the airport, and deliver thoughtful notifications, keeping customers moving seamlessly on their journey.

Crystal Endeavor unveiled at MV Werften

Crystal Endeavor unveiled at MV Werften

24 December 2019

Crystal Endeavor has rolled out of MV Werften in Stralsund, Germany, touching water for the first time in the most recent milestone for the polar class expedition vessel.

On the Beach launches new ad campaign in UK

On the Beach launches new ad campaign in UK

16 December 2019

The campaign was created by Uncommon, who were appointed earlier this year, and sees the brand move away from ‘the Beach’ character, which has fronted its campaigns since 2017. 

Breaking Travel News interview: Gerald Chevasson, general manager, W Muscat

Breaking Travel News interview: Gerald Chevasson, general manager, W Muscat

27 November 2019

Having opened in the summer, W Muscat has added a fresh new dynamic to the hospitality scene in Oman. Here Breaking Travel News chats with Gerald Chevasson, general manager of the hotel, about what is on offer at the property, recognition by the World Travel Awards and the future of tourism in the Middle East.

Iberia launches biometric trial in Madrid

Iberia launches biometric trial in Madrid

23 November 2019

The new system will be tested during a period lasting between six and twelve months with Iberia passengers bound for Asturias or Brussels, both destinations served with up to five daily Iberia flights.

Stansted developing new baggage delivery system

Stansted developing new baggage delivery system

19 November 2019

As London Stansted marks two years since the start of its multi-million-pound transformation project, one of its most complex and important projects is progressing at pace behind the scenes.

Tourism Ireland unveils new walking-focused film

Tourism Ireland unveils new walking-focused film

13 November 2019

Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new online film showcasing our superb scenery and reminding prospective visitors around the world that one of the best ways to truly appreciate that scenery is to explore it on foot.

Breaking Travel News interview: Riad Asmat, chief executive, AirAsia Malaysia

Breaking Travel News interview: Riad Asmat, chief executive, AirAsia Malaysia

18 October 2019

Breaking Travel News chats with Riad Asmat, chief executive for AirAsia in Malaysia, as the airline is recognised with the title of Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline by voters at the World Travel Awards. Speaking in Vietnam, he tells us about what is happening at the carrier this year and how the trophy will help develop the brand further.

Breaking Travel News interview: Oman Airports

Breaking Travel News interview: Oman Airports

18 October 2019

Oman will host the prestigious World Travel Awards Grand Final in just a few weeks’ time. As the regional ceremonies are completed in Vietnam, Nawaf Adil Al Zadjali and Fahad Mohammed Al Aamri from Oman Airports tell Breaking Travel News what guests can expect in the Middle Eastern destination.

Flag-carrier invites guests to Travel like a Canadian

Flag-carrier invites guests to Travel like a Canadian

8 October 2019

Canadian travellers are perceived to be some of the most accepted and loved travellers in the world and while not everyone is Canadian, Air Canada is ensuring everyone can travel like one with its latest campaign - Travel like a Canadian.

Unexpected Journeys with Singapore Airlines

Unexpected Journeys with Singapore Airlines

24 September 2019

Singapore Airlines and Singapore Tourism Board will take the city state to the world stage with the launch of a light-hearted film series, titled Unexpected Journeys. The series – with three episodes spanning 20 minutes each –  aims to surprise global audiences with the impressive range and value of experiences that both brands have to offer.

Tourism Ireland promotes Galway 2020 with new video

Tourism Ireland promotes Galway 2020 with new video

24 September 2019

Over the coming months, Tourism Ireland will be pulling out all the stops to highlight Galway 2020 to its ‘culturally curious’ audience around the world. The organisation’s message is that Galway 2020 will offer international holidaymakers a unique cultural and artistic experience.

Tourism New Zealand launches Good Morning World campaign

Tourism New Zealand launches Good Morning World campaign

23 September 2019

New Zealanders are opening their hearts and hometowns to the world, with locals from across the entire country sharing a ‘Good Morning World’ welcome message from their very own sunrise, every day for the next year.

Dubai Airports offers half year report

Dubai Airports offers half year report

4 September 2019

Paul Griffiths, chief executive of Dubai Airports, takes a look at some of the highlights from the first six months of this year at both Dubai International and Dubai World Central.

Marriott to replace single use toiletry bottles

Marriott to replace single use toiletry bottles

28 August 2019

Marriott International will expand an initiative to replace tiny, single-use toiletry bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel in guestroom showers with larger, pump-topped bottles.