The public can now experience a preview of Expo 2020 Dubai at an interactive pop-up pavilion travelling around the United Arab Emirates. The exciting location provides a glimpse of what to expect from the region’s first ever World Expo.
British Airways is set to raise anchor and take off for the Croatian city of Split – in time for the annual yacht week adventure. It’s the first time flights to Croatia have operated from London City Airport and British Airways will fly three flights a week through the peak summer months to September.
The move is designed to accelerate the mixed-use operator’s customer-centric service strategy and to enable its hotels and serviced offices to deliver a smart, efficient and personalised guest experience.
In keeping with maritime tradition, a keel-laying ceremony has been held at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras. The vessel is scheduled to enter service in August next year.
Whitbread has blamed “weak trading conditions” in the UK economy for a slowdown in sales. The company, the largest hotel operator in the UK, said sales at Premier Inn properties open at least a year fell by 4.6 per cent in the first quarter of the year.
Bombardier Transportation has received an order to supply 30 additional Bombardier Flexity trams to the Brussels Intercommunal Transportation Company in Belgium. This second order is part of a framework contract for up to 175 trams with an initial call off of 60 trams signed in April last year.
Gatwick has reported revenue increased 6.1 per cent to £811 million for the financial year just ended. Combined with careful cost management, this resulted an EBITDA increase of 7.3 per cent, to £441 million, and a profit after tax of £208 million.