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News: Tihany appointed as creative director for upcoming Cunard ship

Cunard has signed designer Adam Tihany as creative director of its upcoming new ship. Tihany will oversee the entire interior design process of the anticipated, but still unnamed ship, which will join the Cunard fleet in 2022.


News: All Nippon Airways to launch new direct flight to Vienna in spring 2019

All Nippon Airways is expanding its services to Europe with the upcoming launch of a new daily non-stop route from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Vienna International Airport.


News: Torpy takes over top safety role at Flybe

The board of Flybe has appointed air chief marshal Glenn Torpy as external chair of its safety and security committee. He will be responsible for providing assurance to the board of best practice performance relating to the safe and secure operation of the Flybe Group businesses.


News: London-Bordeaux rail route examined in new feasibility study

This agreement is a key milestone in the innovative cooperation between SNCF-Réseau, Eurotunnel, Lisea and HS1 in their bid to create a ‘turn-key’ open access route for an operator.


News: SkyTeam signs new loyalty partnership with Hertz

SkyTeam has partnered with global car rental company, Hertz, becoming the first airline alliance to offer car hire benefits to frequent flyers plus the opportunity to earn miles when renting a vehicle.


News: Hurtigruten rejigs top team following Zetterberg departure

Hurtigruten has announced a restructuring of its UK and EMEA senior team following the departure of managing director Magnus Zetterberg.


News: Jumeirah Beach Hotel to re-open in Dubai

Jumeirah Beach Hotel is to re-open on October 19th following a five-month transformation programme. Guests will return to discover a reimagined luxury experience created for the modern family and discerning traveller.


News: Ajman opens first overseas office in UK

Ajman is investing in the UK by announcing its first overseas office. Scott Marketing has been appointed to introduce the destination to the UK travel trade. 


News: S7 takes delivery of first Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing and S7 Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX, via lease from Air Lease Corporation. S7, operated by Globus Airlines, becomes the first Russian airline to fly the new and improved 737 plane.


News: Al Nowais promoted to vice president, owner relationship management, at Rotana

Rotana has announced a key promotion within its executive team, with Shaikha Al Nowais, previously director of internal audit with the Abu Dhabi-based hotel company, taking up the position of vice president, owner relationship management.


Focus: Creative ways to display your holiday photos

You just got back for a great trip and have a camera or phone full with photos. It would be a shame leaving them just there, without showing them in your home. Displaying your holiday photos needn’t be as dull and predictable as the old frame on the wall. There’s nothing wrong with that of course, but if your holiday snaps are worth displaying then they’re worth showing with a little creative flair. So don’t be afraid to try something new.


News: UNWTO reports strong tourism growth for early 2018

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew six per cent in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017.


News: MAG breaks 60m passenger barrier for first time

MAG, the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, has served 60 million passengers a year for the first time in its history.


News: Delta Air Lines reports strong earnings growth for third quarter

Delta Air Lines has reported adjusted pre-tax income of $1.6 billion for the September quarter. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.80, at the high end of guidance and up 16 per cent compared to the prior year quarter.


News: Fabris takes over leadership of Jumby Bay Island, Antigua

After a successful career with prestigious hotel groups throughout the world, Sandro Fabris will take the helm of Jumby Bay Island in November.


News: Vietnam Airlines launches in-town check-in service

The airport check-in service will enable passengers to carry out all check-in procedures, including seat selection, collecting boarding passes and luggage tags and checking baggage, right at the facilities in Hanoi and Da Nang.


News: SpiceJet welcomes first Boeing 737 Max 8 to fleet

The airline plans to use the 737 MAX to expand and standardise its fleet, while leveraging the super-efficient jet to reduce fuel costs per plane by $1.5 million a year.


News: Thompson Zihuatanejo to debut later this year in Mexico

Located oceanfront along the destination’s Playa La Ropa beach on Mexico’s majestic Pacific Coast, Thompson Zihuatanejo will feature 54 suites, multiple food and beverage outlets, and stunning pools, all inspired by the natural beauty of the land, sand and sea. 


News: American Harmony prepares for launch in United States

American Harmony’s lower bow section has moved from fabrication building number four at Chesapeake Shipbuilding to the assembly launchways.


News: JW Marriott New Orleans completes extensive renovation

JW Marriott has announced the completion of JW Marriott New Orleans’ renovation, which includes an extensive transformation to all 494 guestrooms, seven suites and public spaces.


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