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  • News: Aloft Dublin City takes brand into Ireland for first time (2019-06-17 08:13:12)
    Marriott International has announced the official opening of the design-led Aloft Dublin City, the first Aloft hotel to open in Ireland. The hotel is located in the Blackpitts area of Dublin’s Liberties, one of the capital’s most dynamic quarters.
  • News: Six Senses Hotels unveils Iceland property (2019-06-17 08:09:39)
    With Iceland enjoying clean air, sustainable energy and high national happiness, it is no surprise that Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is daydreaming about the country of fire and ice for its next development: Six Senses Össurá Valley.
  • News: P&O Cruises celebrates latest Iona construction milestone (2019-06-17 07:31:36)
    A key stage in the construction of Britain’s newest and most contemporary cruise ship has been marked at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. The team building P&O Cruises 180,000-ton ship, Iona, which will be powered by liquefied natural gas, celebrated the milestone with the traditional coin-laying ceremony.
  • News: Rove at the Park expands mid-sector accommodation options in Dubai (2019-06-17 07:26:00)
    Rove Hotels has opened its sixth hotel in Dubai, Rove at the Park, in Dubai Parks & Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. The large property has 579 comfortably sized rooms and interconnecting family rooms, making it an ideal choice for families and groups.
  • News: Jamaica minister of tourism promotes destination in Paris (2019-06-17 06:53:02)
    Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, and Donovan White, director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board, were in Paris to meet with major tour operators. On the agenda was a meeting with Promovacances, France’s second largest tour operator which rolled out a Jamaica programme earlier this year.
  • News: Tourism leads surge in Dubai business growth (2019-06-16 09:43:53)
    Signalling growing investor confidence in Dubai, new business licenses issued in the emirate during the first four months of 2019 increased 35 per cent compared to the same period of 2018 according to a report issued by the Department of Economic Development.
  • News: Palm Jumeirah takes centre stage with Dubai Summer Surprises (2019-06-15 09:19:16)
    With nearly a week to go until the start of the 22nd edition of Dubai Summer Surprises, Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment has announced the highlights of this year’s exciting and fun-filled programme.
  • News: Japan Airlines takes delivery of first A350 XWB (2019-06-14 08:52:12)
    Japan Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL.
  • News: W Dubai – The Palm to welcome What She Said event this month (2019-06-14 08:40:43)
    W Dubai – The Palm is set to launch an innovative new ‘What She Said’ event featuring inspirational women, where fashion and femininity will take centre stage of the conversations.
  • News: Airbus draws inspiration from nature for next generation wing tips (2019-06-14 08:39:56)
    Airbus engineers have developed a scale-model aeroplane with the first in-flight, flapping wing-tips that could revolutionise aircraft wing-design. The aerospace giant has drawn on nature to develop its ‘semi-aeroelastic hinge’ concept to reduce drag and overall wing weight, while combating the effects of turbulence and wind gusts.
  • News: Śešo to lead Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai (2019-06-14 08:39:48)
    Śešo held several positions within Accor and will now be heading the hotel’s operation with 244 units of rooms and apartments conveniently located in Dubai’s most sought-after destination, Downtown Dubai.
  • News: NATS records busiest day of airline traffic over UK (2019-06-14 08:36:28)
    In May, NATS handled 236,122 flights in UK airspace, an increase of 1.6 per cent compared to the same month last year. There was growth in most areas of the operation, in particular in non-transatlantic international overflying traffic.
  • News: Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort unveils celestial new spa (2019-06-14 07:57:13)
    Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort is inviting guests to soothe their bodies and stimulate their senses at the Sala Spa Chaweng, its brand-new wellness centre. The facility is nestled in the heart of the recently-unveiled Garden Wing.
  • News: Jamaica Tourist Board offers support to Reggae Girlz in France (2019-06-14 07:52:51)
    The Jamaica Tourist Board continues to lend its support to the ‘Reggae Girlz’ and during their historic World Cup debut in France. The organisation has been promoting the destination’s message and encouraging fans to keep Jamaica top of their minds when planning a holiday this summer.
  • News: British Airways prepares to take off for Ljubljana (2019-06-14 06:11:21)
    This new British Airways flight will run in addition to established routes between the British and Slovenian capitals, with easyJet departing from Stansted and Gatwick, and WizzAir departing from Luton.
  • News: Hertz launches new car rental subscription service (2019-06-14 06:06:08)
    Hertz has unveiled My Hertz Weekend, a flexible new monthly car subscription service which gives customers access to a car every weekend. The new service, starting in Italy, allows Hertz customers to choose between three sizes of car – small, medium or large – knowing that they can use a vehicle in the selected category every weekend of the month.
  • News: Vida Emirates Hills opens to golf lovers in Dubai (2019-06-13 16:13:27)
    Emaar Hospitality Group has unveiled Vida Emirates Hills, a new upscale lifestyle hotel in the heart of the tranquil Emirates Hills neighbourhood. The property is within walking distance of Emirates Golf Club and Address Montgomerie, the two leading golf courses in Dubai.
  • News: Airbnb launches new Adventures product (2019-06-13 16:08:14)
    Airbnb Adventures is a new collection of bucket list worthy multi-day experiences hosted by local experts that take intimate groups to epic, off-the-beaten-path locations and immerses them in unique cultures and communities.
  • News: Vences to lead the Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel (2019-06-13 16:01:36)
    Wharf Hotels has appointed Adriano Vences to the role of general manager of the Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel. After spearheading the success of the first Niccolo hotel in Chengdu, Vences will continue to build on the Murray’s new benchmarks.
  • News: Six Senses launches Grow a New Body spa programme (2019-06-13 15:52:57)
    Six Senses is launching a brand-new programme – Grow a New Body – which lays the foundation to enable guests to have a healthy body that ages slowly. The programme aims to help guests discover how their health span can equal their life span.
  • News: VisitBritain research highlights importance of Premier League to UK tourism (2019-06-13 15:42:12)
    New research from VisitBritain shows the power of the Premier League in driving inbound tourism among overseas football fans, with more than three-quarters of those surveyed intending to visit the UK during the next two years.
  • News: W London – Leicester Square unveils stylish new make-over (2019-06-13 15:23:33)
    W London – Leicester Square has unveiled a multi-million-pound transformation of all 192 guest rooms and suites. At the same time, the hotel has partnered with artist, Jack Irving, to create a one-of-a-kind ‘techorative pillow’, along with a range of immersive in-room experiences.
  • News: Five Palm Jumeirah launches Skyline Thursdays (2019-06-13 12:09:28)
    Guests are being invited to cool down with Five Palm Jumeirah’s summer line-up, featuring the very best in entertainment at its new weekly pool party - Skyline Thursdays.
  • News: SAS to welcome Airbus A350 to fleet in early 2020 (2019-06-13 11:26:30)
    On January 28th next year, the first of eight new Airbus A350s will officially enter into long-haul service between Copenhagen and Chicago, one of the most popular SAS routes.
  • News: Kenya Airports Authority to host Routes Africa 2019 (2019-06-13 10:58:36)
    Routes Africa, which returned to the aviation event calendar last year with a successful event in Ghana, will take place this year in Mombasa in Kenya as part of a long-term commitment by Routes to help develop new routes to, from and within the continent.
  • News: Hyatt signs for first property in Malta (2019-06-13 10:53:52)
    Hyatt Regency Malta will be located only a short walk from the beach and marina, and less than 20 minutes from Malta’s international airport and the UNESCO World Heritage City of Valletta.
  • News: Globus unveils brand refresh for Cosmos (2019-06-13 10:31:56)
    Globus has unveiled a new look and feel for one of its brands, Cosmos. Nearly 60 years after its 1961 launch, the brand has been updated with a cleaner, more modern logo and new ‘Adventure is knocking’ tagline.
  • News: Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences Minneapolis set to open in 2022 (2019-06-13 10:17:43)
    Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has announced plans for a new property in Minneapolis. The new 34-storey building will be situated at the convergence of business and leisure in Minneapolis, at the top of Nicollet Mall, the city’s pedestrian thoroughfare.
  • News: Leo Trippi Group launches Villa Guru brand in Ibiza (2019-06-13 10:06:30)
    The group, renowned for its portfolio of one-of-a-kind ski properties, has seen a surge in enquiries for luxury villas in Ibiza over the past 12 months and as a result, have built a team in the region to develop and launch a new collection for summer 2019.
  • News: Hertz launches new Kollektion 7 to luxury travellers in Germany (2019-06-13 09:57:00)
    Hertz Europe has unveiled Kollektion 7 - Made in Germany, a new collection of seven prestige vehicles celebrating luxury German marques and engineering expertise. Launching at Frankfurt Airport, the new collection includes prestige vehicles from top German brands: BMW, Mercedes Benz and Porsche. 
  • News: Hotel Indigo Doha Lusail signed for 2023 opening in Qatar (2019-06-13 09:37:31)
    InterContinental Hotel Group has signed a management agreement with Qatari holding company, Al Sraiya Hotels & Hospitality Group, to debut its global upper-upscale boutique brand, Hotel Indigo, in the country.
  • News: Anderson to lead Connect Airways (2019-06-13 09:32:09)
    Mark Anderson has been appointed chief executive of Connect Airways. Jointly owned by Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group and fund manager Cyrus Capital Partners, the new entity will take control of struggling regional carrier Flybe.
  • News: New EU-wide rules on drone operations (2019-06-13 09:07:28)
    The European Commission has adopted common EU-wide rules setting technical requirements for drones. They will set features and capabilities that drones must have in order to be flown safely and, at the same time, help foster investment and innovation in this promising sector. 
  • Focus: continues rapid growth: always in tune with consumer needs (2019-06-13 08:09:47)
    By using people, process, and technology in a unique way, the company is quickly taking market share from both discounters and luxury travel agents.
  • News: Dukes the Palm launches first ever all-inclusive offer (2019-06-12 11:19:49)
    Dukes the Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, has launched its first-ever all-inclusive package, for the ultimate staycation getaway. Guests are invited to enter a world where British charm meets cosmopolitan luxury at the base of the Palm Jumeirah.
  • Focus: Premier Destinations wins Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator at World Travel Awards (2019-06-12 10:41:56)
    Premier Maldives part of the Premier Destinations brand won Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards 2019 - Africa & Indian Ocean red-carpet gala ceremony held in Mauritius on 1st June 2019.
  • News: Ryanair launches Maltese subsidiary with latest acquisition (2019-06-12 09:53:05)
    The investment will allow Ryanair to grow its already sizable presence in Malta and access non-EU markets, largely in North Africa, from Malta. Ryanair currently flies three million passengers annual to and from Malta.
  • News: EmbraerX presents latest flying car in Washington (2019-06-12 09:51:28)
    EmbraerX has unveiled a new electric flying vehicle concept during the Uber Elevate Summit in Washington, DC. The event convenes a global community of manufacturers, investors, policymakers, and government officials, all working to make the urban aerial ridesharing vision a reality.
  • News: WTTC reveals which cities are ready for growing impact of tourism (2019-06-12 09:36:34)
    A new global index from the World Travel & Tourism Council has assessed how prepared a host of top cities are for future tourism growth. Forecasts show that urbanisation and population growth could add another 2.5 billion people to urban areas by 2050.
  • News: SAS to launch Newquay-Copenhagen connection this summer (2019-06-12 09:22:43)
    Scandinavian Airlines will launch direct flights this summer from Newquay to Copenhagen. Taking off twice a week in each direction on a Monday and Friday between June 21st-August 19th, flights will operate on a 90-seat regional jet.
  • News: HBO series Chernobyl showcases Lithuania film potential (2019-06-12 08:09:01)
    As HBO’s blockbuster success, Chernobyl, becomes IMDB’s highest rated show of all time, Lithuania is attracting global attention as the go-to film set for period dramas and docuseries.
  • News: Quest signs Cycas partnership ahead of Liverpool debut (2019-06-12 07:44:10)
    As it gears up to open its first European property in Liverpool this summer, Quest Apartment Hotels has appointed Cycas Hospitality as its independent hotel manager for Quest Liverpool City Centre.
  • News: United Airlines signs up to Airbus Skywise data platform (2019-06-12 06:58:08)
    United Airlines has become the latest carrier to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise. The United States-based airline will leverage Skywise to enhance all aspects of its maintenance and engineering operations on its Airbus fleet.
  • News: Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa welcomes star-studded French delegation (2019-06-11 16:17:15)
    Invited to attend the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony in Mauritius, French actors and producers Bruno Solo, Pascal Elbé, Michel Boujenah, Pierre Rochefort and actress Nicole Garcia were welcomed to Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa.
  • News: Dubai Tourism signs Seera partnership to woo Saudi guests (2019-06-11 13:12:16)
    Seera is one of the leading providers of travel services in the Middle East and north Africa and is considered Saudi Arabia’s Leading Business Travel Agency by voters at the World Travel Awards.
  • News: Smura appointed to lead Kempinski Group (2019-06-11 12:44:18)
    Martin Smura will take the helm as new chief executive of the Kempinski Group on July 1st. The news comes after the decision by Markus Semer to announce his departure from the role earlier this year.
  • News: Marriott expands in Tanzania with new Four Points property (2019-06-11 11:02:01)
    Marriott International has announced the opening of its second Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Tanzania, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel. The original New Africa Hotel was built as the official residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1896.
  • News: Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection, opens doors in Spain (2019-06-11 11:01:11)
    From the city that gave the world Picasso, the new hotel boasts 177 guest rooms, Malaga’s only sustainable Michelin-starred restaurant and jaw-dropping views of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • News: Webb Ellis trophy touches down in Tokyo, Japan, ahead of Rugby World Cup (2019-06-11 10:57:50)
    The silver-gilt trophy, presented since the inaugural Rugby World Cup tournament in 1987, was transported on Emirates flight EK318 from Dubai to Tokyo, arriving to a champion’s welcome.
  • News: Vietnam Airlines launches codeshare deal with Aeroflot (2019-06-11 10:30:32)
    Vietnam Airlines has launched a codeshare partnership with Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot. The deal covers both domestic and international routes in Vietnam and Russia and offers customers enhanced connectivity between several destinations in both countries.
  • News: Heathrow benefits from early holiday season to continue passenger growth (2019-06-11 10:23:28)
    Over 6.7 million passengers travelled through Heathrow during May, the 31st month of consecutive growth at the London airport. The figure is up 1.4 per cent on the same time last year, boosted by both of May’s bank holidays as holidaymakers spent the long weekends away.
  • News: MAG calls for government focus on north of England as passenger numbers rise (2019-06-11 10:06:02)
    MAG saw passenger numbers grow by 3.3 per cent in May as the group’s airports entered the start of a summer season which is predicted to see continued growth. The company is the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports.
  • News: Cebu Pacific boosts China connections with new Shenzen route (2019-06-11 09:44:40)
    The Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific, has expanded its reach in mainland China with the launch of a service between Shenzen and Manila. Shenzhen is the fifth Cebu Pacific destination in mainland China and is the airline’s 27th international destination.
  • News: American Airlines adds new routes to Dominican Republic (2019-06-11 09:40:28)
    American Airlines has expanded its network footprint in the Dominican Republic, launching two new weekly connections to Santo Domingo from its hubs at Dallas/Fort Worth and Charlotte Douglas in the United States.
  • News: Zafiro Hotels gears up for WTA Mallorca Open (2019-06-11 09:16:25)
    Zafiro Hotels will sponsor the fourth edition of the Women’s Tennis Association Mallorca Open, kicking off on June 17th at the island’s Santa Ponsa Tennis Academy.
  • News: New rail connections for London Southend Airport (2019-06-11 08:54:45)
    London Southend Airport has signed a new agreement that will see extra train services added to the schedule, allowing passengers to easily connect to early morning and late evening flights.
  • News: Gangtey Lodge appoints Lemongrass to UK public relations role (2019-06-11 08:37:35)
    The multi-award winning Gangtey Lodge, Bhutan, has appointed specialist PR and sales agency Lemongrass Marketing as its new representation within the UK and Irish markets.
  • News: Gangtey Lodge appoints Lemongrass to UK sales representation role (2019-06-11 08:37:15)
    The multi-award winning Gangtey Lodge, Bhutan, has appointed specialist PR and sales agency Lemongrass Marketing as its new representation within the UK and Irish markets.
  • Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Ali Rashid Lootah, chairman, Nakheel (2019-06-10 10:54:27)
    Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah has grown to become a true icon of tourism in the Middle East. Here Breaking Travel News editor, Chris O’Toole, chats with Ali Rashid Lootah, chairman of master developer Nakheel about the project, how it came about, and how it helps Dubai fulfil its ambitions as a world-beating tourism destination
  • Focus: Hilton, Wyndham, Hertz & Caesars to Achieve a Personalized Travel Future (2019-06-10 10:50:02)
    Across the travel industry margins are under increasing pressure and brands are looking for ways to deliver business efficiencies while keeping existing customers happy and acquiring new ones.
  • News: Final stages of Jewel Changi Airport open in Singapore (2019-06-10 10:36:58)
    The final phases of Jewel Changi Airport, its Canopy Park and the Changi Experience Studio, have opened to the public. The park also contains the 250 metre-long, three storey-high, suspended Manulife Sky Nets which allow visitors to bounce their way through Jewel’s Canopy level.
  • News: Emaar seeks to grow China presence with Youli Hospitality deal (2019-06-10 10:30:34)
    Emaar Hospitality Group is strengthening its market outreach to China with a sales and marketing partnership agreement with Youli Hospitality Consulting. As part of the agreement, the company will promote the hotels under Emaar Hospitality Group’s premium luxury Address Hotels + Resorts and upscale lifestyle Vida Hotels & Resorts.
  • News: American Airlines further delays Boeing 737 Max return (2019-06-10 10:25:28)
    American Airlines has confirmed it now expects the Boeing 737 Max to remain grounded until at least September 3rd. The FAA is currently working with manufacturer Boeing to certify software upgrades to the 737 Max following two fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
  • News: Fosun in Thomas Cook acquisition talks (2019-06-10 09:20:04)
    Thomas Cook has confirmed that it is in discussions with Fosun about a potential takeover deal. The news follows receipt of a preliminary approach from the Chinese conglomerate for the struggling, UK-based holiday giant.
  • News: British Airways to join Red Arrows at Royal International Air Tattoo this summer (2019-06-10 06:42:32)
    The Red Arrows will join forces with a special British Airways Boeing 747, which has been painted in the airline’s predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation livery, for a spectacular fly-past this summer.
  • Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Mauritius (2019-06-10 03:38:35)
    Visiting Mauritius for the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, Breaking Travel News editor, Chris O’Toole, here takes a flying tour of the island to see what is on offer to luxury travellers from around the world