International Airlines Group sees profits rise during financial 2017
International Airlines Group has reported pre-tax profits of €2.49 billion for the year ended December 31st, up 5.6 per cent on the figure of €2.36 billion recorded the year before.
IATA reports further improvements in airline safety for 2017
The International Air Transport Association has released data for the 2017 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continued strong improvements in safety.
Stobart confirms interest in Flybe acquisition
Stobart Group has confirmed an interest in acquiring part or all or regional airline Flybe following press speculation. The logistics group and Flybe have a range of shared interests arising from Stobart’s ownership of London Southend Airport and the growing franchise arrangements between the two groups’ airlines.
Etihad Airways to go double daily on Rome route
Etihad Airways has announced the addition of a second daily direct flight from its Abu Dhabi hub to Rome. The new service, set to launch on March 25th, will take the total number of Etihad Airways’ flights on the route to 14 a week.
Airbnb rolls out plans for next decade of growth
Airbnb has revealed that it will add four new property types to its platform - Vacation Home, Unique Space, B&B and Boutique - in order to allow hosts better showcase their product. The rental company argues the move will give greater choice of accommodation options to guests and provide more transparency over the types of accommodation available.
Hotel Indigo The Hague – Palace Noordeinde takes brand into The Netherlands
IHG has opened its first Hotel Indigo in The Netherlands, Hotel Indigo The Hague – Palace Noordeinde. The new 63-room boutique hotel is located in the centre of The Hague – a city with a history of prestige and power – and is just steps away from the Royal Palace, home of the Dutch royal family.
Dell to lead Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed seasoned hotelier Simon Dell as general manager of Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin in Thailand, a new upscale seafront resort set to open this spring.
Atlantis Sanya welcomes first guests in Hainan, China
Atlantis Sanya, the flagship resort on beautiful Hainan Island, has opened its doors and welcomed its first guests. The much-anticipated opening of China’s first integrated entertainment resort is set to enhance Hainan’s incredible tourism proposition.
Philippine Airlines debuts at Business Travel Show, London
Philippine Airlines is exhibiting at the Business Travel Show for the first time in 2018 having launched a brand-new aircraft - the B777-300ER - on its daily route into London at the end of 2017.
Staybridge Suites unveils new look at Business Travel Show
Staybridge Suites has unveiled a new design for its future openings at the Business Travel Show in London. Building on Staybridge Suites’ brand hallmarks, the stylish new communal spaces will offer even more places to work, meet or relax.
Fiennes to offer keynote at CLIA UK & Ireland Conference
Record-breaking British explorer Ranulph Fiennes has been confirmed as one of the keynote speakers for the 12th annual CLIA UK & Ireland Conference, taking place in Southampton from May 23rd-25th.
ATM 2018: Luxury spa market set to grow in Dubai
The number of five-star hotel spas in Dubai is on track to increase by a compound annual growth rate of 11 per cent to 2021, according to data released by Colliers International.