More Britons than ever will be boarding long-haul flights this half-term, according to data released today by Gatwick Airport. With the UK in the midst of a cold-snap, increasing numbers of Brits will be getting out of Europe seeking to banish the winter blues and replace them with some winter sun.
Marriott International has reported fourth quarter 2016 results, the first since the completion of its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. In the quarter the combined company reported net income of $244 million, a 21 per cent increase over 2015 fourth quarter net income of $202 million.
Lufthansa has accepted the mediation recommendations of Gunter Pleuger, ending a dispute with pilots at the flag-carrier that has spanned five years. The deal will see Lufthansa increase cockpit remuneration by around €85 million annually.
Oceania Cruises has announced an additional series of journeys to Cuba in November and December 2017. Ranging in length from six to thirteen days with departures from Miami, these voyages include the line’s first calls to Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, in addition to Havana.
The Jamaica Tourist Board has announced the Caribbean island achieved a record breaking 210,000 visitors from the UK & Ireland in 2016. Figures just published reveal that 210,103 tourists from the region visited Jamaica in the period.
Visitors to Evansville - the commercial and economic hub of south-west Indiana, south-east Illinois and north-west Kentucky - have a new hotel option in the heart of its bustling downtown. Today marks the grand opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville, a 241-room, five-story, state-of-the-art property just moments from offices, restaurants and cultural attractions along the city’s horseshoe-shaped waterfront.
Wizz Air has announced that it will open its 28th base on in June this year, at London Luton Airport in the United Kingdom. The eastern European carrier will base one new Airbus A320 aircraft at the airport.
Hilton Worldwide has reported a diluted loss per share of $1.17 for the fourth quarter of financial 2016, largely driven by $513 million of non-cash corporate restructuring charges. These charges were incurred during the spin-off of Park Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Grand Vacations in January this year.
Milan Bergamo Airport’s route network development has continued with the significant announcement of the Italian gateway’s new airline partner, Arkia Israeli Airlines’ link to Tel Aviv. Set to commence on June 1st, Arkia will launch the airport’s first direct link to Israel.
Delta has released the latest version of its Fly Delta app, giving customers access to the industry’s most innovative airport wayfinding maps, and the ability to keep up with boarding pass and flight details, even when a reliable Wi-Fi or cellular connection isn’t available.
Jamaica is known for its gorgeous beaches, turquoise seas, tropical terrain and rich island culture and now, visitors to the paradise island will have a new way to explore ‘real Jamaica’ thanks to Island Routes Caribbean Adventures’ brand new Mini-Routes Driving Tour.
Hard Rock Hotels has announced the launch of its first hotel in China, Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen. Slated to open in summer 2017, the new Hard Rock property will offer a luxury stay for modern travellers who are seeking a reprieve from traditional accommodations.
Royal Brunei Airlines has launched a new fly-rail-coach product with rail and coach operators in the UK. The launch will make RB one of the few airlines in the UK to offer passengers and agents a simplified travel booking service.
Flybe has appointment Peter Hauptvogel to the role of chief information officer. He will lead the IT function and play a critical role in building an IT platform and digital strategy to support Flybe’s long term success.