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  • Costa Group CEO Michael Thamm appointed Chairman of CLIA Europe

    Published on : Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe appoints Michael Thamm, Group CEO Costa Group and Carnival Asia, as Chairman of CLIA Europe from January 2019.   Thamm succeeds David Dingle, Chairman of Carnival UK, who has served as interim CLIA Europe …

  • Police Scotland warns travellers in view of fresh snowfall

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    As a band of snow and ice is expected to hit Scotland, police have urged travellers to take care and plan ahead. The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning covering a large stretch of the country between 1am and …

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  • Spain aiming to catch up with Europe’s luxury market leaders

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Spain is interested in catching up with Europe’s luxury market leaders.   In 2017, Spain’s luxury sector witnessed sales of €9.2 billion, compared to €29 billion in Italy and €27 billion in France. Experts believe that this figure will rise …

  • VisitScotland: Out with the old, in with the new (year)

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Two LGBTQ+ influencers – with a collective social media following of almost 142,700 – experienced the unique spectacle of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay as part of an exciting project with VisitScotland and the Scottish Government, to promote Scotland’s winter festivals.   Whitney …

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Global Travel News

  • WOJO co-working spaces within Accor hotels in Europe

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Accor Hotels to partner with WOJO to become the largest co-working brand in Europe by 2022. The WOJO co-working spaces will be launched within Accor hotels worldwide with different offerings, across all segments (economy, mid-scale and luxury segments). Accor WOJO …

  • Oyo to acquire @Leisure for $415 million

    Published on : Thursday, May 2, 2019

    India’s fast-growing hotel chain Oyo will expand in Europe with the acquisition of an Amsterdam-based vacation rental firm @Leisure. It will buy @Leisure from German media firm Axel Springer for a sum of 369.5 m euro (U.S. dollars 415m; 317.9 …

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  • Heathrow welcomed record 17.9 million passengers in first three months

    Published on : Thursday, May 2, 2019

    Record 17.9 million passengers passed through Heathrow in the first three months of 2019. Its first quarter pre-tax profits soared by 72 per cent to 57 million pounds. During this period the new routes to Newquay, Chengdu, Osaka, Phoenix, Pittsburgh …

  • SAS pilots begin strike, over 170,000 passengers to be affected, hundr

    Published on : Friday, April 26, 2019

    Swedish pilot union Svensk Pilotförening (SPF) members in SAS Scandinavia begin strike today. 205 domestic, European and long-haul flights were cancelled on Thursday while 110 to be cancelled on April 26.   Thousands of passengers to be affected by SAS …

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  • Europe’s first WeChat Pay Smart Airport launched at Amsterdam Airpor

    Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

    Europe’s first flagship WeChat Pay Smart Airport launched at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It includes three services: WeChat Official Account, WeChat Mini Program and WeChat Pay in Store. With this partnership, Schiphol wants to increase the travel and retail experience of …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Costa Group CEO Michael Thamm appointed Chairman of CLIA Europe

    Published on : Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe appoints Michael Thamm, Group CEO Costa Group and Carnival Asia, as Chairman of CLIA Europe from January 2019.   Thamm succeeds David Dingle, Chairman of Carnival UK, who has served as interim CLIA Europe …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • WOJO co-working spaces within Accor hotels in Europe

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Accor Hotels to partner with WOJO to become the largest co-working brand in Europe by 2022. The WOJO co-working spaces will be launched within Accor hotels worldwide with different offerings, across all segments (economy, mid-scale and luxury segments). Accor WOJO …

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  • England will ban plastic drinks’ stirrers, straws, cotton swabs from

    Published on : Thursday, May 23, 2019

    England will ban plastic drinks stirrers, straws, and plastic-stemmed cotton swabs from April 2020.  Michael Gove, Environment Secretary issued a statement which said, “Urgent and decisive action is needed to tackle plastic pollution and protect our environment”. The ban will …

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