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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. … [Read more...]

Capacity increase sees profits rise at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has reported GAAP net income was $756 million for financial 2017, up from $633 million the previous year. Earnings per share for the period stood at $3.31 compared to $2.78 in the prior year.  … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

Silver Spirit to undergo lengthening project in Italy

Silver Spirit has made her final port call before undergoing an extensive lengthening project in Italy. Docking in Dubai, the ship completed an eight-night cruise from Mumbai. … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Titan to welcome second ship, MS Bellejour, to charter fleet

Following the success of its exclusive charter of MS Serenade 1, Titan has revealed it will exclusively charter a second river cruise vessel, the elegant MS Bellejour. … [Read more...]

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism launches new Dubai shuttle

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has launched a new shuttle service from DXB International Airport (terminals one and three) to Ras Al Khaimah. … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

Airbnb unveils Roadmap to bring magical travel to everyone

New property types, new tiers, Airbnb Collections and community recognition form key elements of a Roadmap launched today to bring the benefits of local and authentic travel to everyone. The Roadmap puts Airbnb on a path to more than 1 billion annual … [Read more...]

Hard Rock International names Danielle Babilino Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos

Danielle Babilino has nearly two decades of experience in executive sales and business development leadership. … [Read more...]

IATA releases 2017 airline safety performance

The all accident rate (measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.08, an improvement over the all accident rate of 1.68 in 2016 and the rate of 2.01 for the previous 5-year period (2012-2016). … [Read more...]