Day Headlines in Travel News: 2024-06-08

  • Virgin Atlantic announces new codeshare partnerships with El Al (Breaking Travel News 2024-06-08 15:12:02)
    Virgin Atlantic is announcing three brand new codeshare partnerships which will launch this year, increasing connectivity and enhancing customer benefits, with the airline once again rewarding its most frequent flyers. It also announced its plan to return to Tel Aviv from 5 September 2024.
  • New Ship, Trips Offer Immersive Experiences in Remote Regions of Antarctica (Breaking Travel News 2024-06-08 06:57:53)
    AdventureSmith Explorations is booking new itineraries on a brand new expedition ship that offer a rare, extended opportunity to explore seldom visited sites.
  • British Airways Celebrates 100 Years in India with Enhanced Flight Schedule (Breaking Travel News 2024-06-08 06:55:43)
    British Airways is set to bolster its presence in India with the introduction of a new daily flight between Delhi and London Heathrow starting April 20, 2025. This move, coinciding with the airline’s centenary in India, will increase its weekly flights across the country to 63, servicing five major cities. Operated by the state-of-the-art 787-8 aircraft, the new route aims to provide travelers with convenient options, offering Club World, World Traveller Plus, and World Traveller cabins.
  • Iconic Sofitel New York Embarks on Grand Renewal Under Visionary Leadership (Breaking Travel News 2024-06-08 06:52:00)
    Sofitel New York, an emblem of French elegance in Manhattan, announces a comprehensive refurbishment project coinciding with the brand’s 60th anniversary, under the leadership of CEO Maud Bailly. The renovation, set to begin in late 2024, will encompass all aspects of the hotel, including guestrooms, suites, public areas, and meeting spaces, aiming to redefine French Art Deco in the heart of New York City.
  • Emirates, Condor Ink Reciprocal Partnership, Boosting Passenger Options (Breaking Travel News 2024-06-08 06:50:35)
    Emirates and Condor have inked a reciprocal codeshare partnership starting October 2024, subject to regulatory approvals, offering Emirates customers seamless access to Condor-operated flights via Germany to popular destinations in Majorca, the Canary Islands, North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean.
  • Minor Hotels Appoints Gonzalo Aguilar as CEO for Europe & Americas (Breaking Travel News 2024-06-08 06:47:04)
    Minor Hotels, a prominent global hotel owner and operator, has announced the appointment of Gonzalo Aguilar as the CEO for Europe & Americas, effective January 1, 2025. Aguilar, joining from Marriott, brings over three decades of industry expertise and a track record of successful leadership.
  • Adelaide Airport Set for Enhanced Qantas Lounge Experience (Breaking Travel News 2024-06-08 06:43:11)
    Qantas announces plans to enhance the airport experience for travelers passing through Adelaide with the construction of a new lounge precinct, featuring a Domestic Business Lounge inspired by Kangaroo Island’s Flinders Chase National Park, alongside a refurbishment of the current Qantas Club and Chairmans Lounge. The first phase of construction, focusing on the Qantas Club, is expected to open in mid-November, with the Domestic Business Lounge set to welcome guests by mid-2025.
  • Qatar Airways Expands European Network with Resumption of Lisbon Flights (Breaking Travel News 2024-06-08 06:40:03)
    Qatar Airways announces the resumption of non-stop flights between Hamad International Airport (DOH) and Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS), marking a significant addition to its European network. With six weekly flights during summer 2024, Qatar Airways addresses the high seasonal demand for travel to Lisbon, offering passengers seamless connectivity to over 170 destinations worldwide, including 47 European cities.
  • Minister Bartlett Explores Partnership with Chemonics to Mark 3rd Global Tourism Resilience Day (Breaking Travel News 2024-06-08 06:37:32)
    On the margins of the Resilience and Innovation Summit now underway in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, met with senior representatives of leading global sustainable development firm, Chemonics International, in a bid to forge a major partnership for the upcoming Global Tourism Resilience Day in 2025.
  • Emirates’ A380 Draws Prominent Guests and Trade Visitors at ILA Berlin 2024 (Breaking Travel News 2024-06-08 06:36:17)
    Emirates showcased its A380 aircraft at ILA Berlin 2024, welcoming prominent guests including German Federal Ministers and regional leaders. The aircraft attracted significant attention, hosting over 1,800 trade guests during the event. Demonstrating a commitment to sustainability, Emirates announced a positioning flight from Berlin to Dubai using blended Sustainable Aviation Fuel.