Research carried out by hotel Club MAC Alcudia observed the eating and drinking habits of British tourist during the current holiday season - Snacks such as fizzy drinks and ice cream found to be most popular amongst holidaymakers
United Airlines has announced it will enhance the on board experience for its customers travelling from London Heathrow to its hub at Los Angeles International Airport, by introducing the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to the daily non-stop service from April 6th, 2016. The visionary design of the Dreamliner offers customers many features for increased comfort such as large windows, spacious overhead storage and modern LED lighting to simulate a full day, helping passengers adjust their internal clock on the trans-Atlantic flight.
DFDS has announced that an agreement between the staff representatives of SCOP-SeaFrance, Eurotunnel and DFDS, concerning the release of the Channel ferries Rodin and Berlioz, has been reached with the assistance of the French transport minister. As part of the agreement, DFDS is committing to the employment of 202 former SCOP-Seafrance employees in its French organisation.
The airlines of the Lufthansa Group – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS – have reached a major milestone in their endeavours to modernise their present product structures. A number of collaborations with various partners in the airline distribution segment have been successfully pursued over the last few weeks.
In the heart of the beautiful Austrian Alps, the Grandhotel Lienz is presenting a new concept in health and wellness centres in hotels – SymbioMed, incorporating the symbiosis of the different medical branches. By complimenting conventional medicine with the latest medical advances, the centre is gaining recognition around the world as vacationers flock here for both basic and extended physical check-ups at rates generally far below those in the US.
Wanda Hotels & Resorts has opened Wanda Realm Fuyang in the city’s newly built and modern business district in China’s Anhui province. It is the 78th hotel of Wanda Hotels & Resorts, the 42nd owned and managed hotel and the 30th Wanda Realm branded hotel.
Malaysia Airlines Berhad has received its Air Operator Certificate from the Department of Civil Aviation at Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport in Putrajaya. The AOC will allow Malaysia Airlines to take flight as MAB today. MAB’s chief executive designate Christoph Mueller said: “We would like to thank the director general of DCA, Dato’ Sri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman for this very important milestone.”
Boeing has completed the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed. The Boeing 777X team reached this significant design milestone after working closely with airline customers and key suppliers to optimize the configuration of the new airplane. The 777X family includes the 777-8 and the 777-9 – both designed to respond to market needs and customer preferences.
Monarch, the leading scheduled airline to leisure destinations, has changed its ground handling services at Birmingham airport - a key base. Aviator, an already well established ground handling service provider to Birmingham airport will manage all ground handling operations at the airport for Monarch.
China’s golfing future came into sharp focus at the third edition of the Mission Hills - St Andrews: Home to Home Scholarship Fundraising Championship. Underlining Mission Hills’ commitment to grow the game, the event was inaugurated in 2013 when St Andrews University was celebrating its 600th anniversary.
Club Med has announced its second resort in Senegal, which will be open to public from 2017. With 358 rooms and suites totalling 860 beds, the new four star development will sit on the stunning stretch of coast in Western Africa known as the Petite Côte, staying true to Club Med’s positioning as a family-orientated, all-inclusive premium holiday provider. It will sit as a four star resort within the Club Med Trident rating, with integrated five star luxury space for holidaymakers looking for added luxury.
Emirates and MCI have announced a global alliance which will see Emirates becoming the official airline of its large and international events. MCI in turn will be the preferred Professional Congress Organiser for Emirates. The strategic partnership will help Emirates build a strong meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibition commercial brand in the meetings industry and better cater to its diverse and frequent business travellers.
The International Air Transport Association has announced that its director general, Tony Tyler, will retire in June 2016 after serving five years in the position. “Tony Tyler is a very effective leader of IATA, who is achieving much in his role as director general,” said Andrés Conesa, chairman of the IATA Board of Governors since June this year.
Autograph Collection Hotels is welcoming the newest hotel from The Kessler Collection to its portfolio – Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston in South Carolina. With 89 hotels worldwide and growing, Autograph Collection anticipates welcoming its 100th hotel by the end of 2015.
Hilton Worldwide has confirmed William Margaritis will become the company’s executive vice president of Corporate Affairs starting in late August, based in the company’s global headquarters in McLean, VA. Margaritis previously served for nearly 16 years as senior vice president of Global Communications and Investor Relations at FedEx Corporation.
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement for a 222-room Holiday Inn Express on the popular Ao Nang Beach in Krabi, Thailand. The hotel will mark the entry of Holiday Inn Express into Krabi when it opens in 2017.
Norwegian has signed an agreement to acquire an additional two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, enabling the company to launch even more long-haul routes. With this new agreement, the long-haul fleet will consist of 19 Dreamliners by 2018.