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News: Rotterdam completes sea trials ahead of Holland America Line debut

News: Rotterdam completes sea trials ahead of Holland America Line debut

It was smooth seas and fair winds for Holland America Line’s newest ship, Rotterdam, which has returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice) shipyard in Italy after successfully completing two sets of sea trials. Source link

JetBlue welcomes first A321LR ahead of transatlantic launch | News

JetBlue welcomes first A321LR ahead of transatlantic launch | News

JetBlue Airways has taken delivery of its first A321LR aircraft from Airbus. The planes, of which the carrier has 13 on order, will be utilised to launch highly-anticipated transatlantic services. This will include flights to London, which will begin later in the year. In addition to the new A321LRs, the airline also has on order […]

Viking Venus delivered ahead of UK debut | News

Viking Venus delivered ahead of UK debut | News

Viking has welcomed Viking Venus to its fleet. The delivery ceremony took place this morning when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. Viking Venus will now make her way to the United Kingdom, where she will be officially named on May 17th by her ceremonial godmother, Anne Diamond, the British journalist […]

Madeira seeks to reopen tourism sector ahead of summer | News

Madeira seeks to reopen tourism sector ahead of summer | News

Since the start of the pandemic, the archipelago of Madeira has been considered one of the safest destinations in Europe and has been widely praised for its handling of the Covid-19 crisis. It has also been awarded the coveted title of Europe’s Leading Island Destination by the World Travel Awards an impressive seven times. Discover […]

Finishing touches for Palm Tower ahead of October debut | News

Finishing touches for Palm Tower ahead of October debut | News

The Palm Tower on the Palm Jumeirah is now almost 95 per cent complete, with all components due to open by October this year.  Soaring 240 metres above the world-famous island, the Nakheel-developed building is in the advanced stages of fit out, with all exterior cladding completed. Located at the heart of the award-winning Palm […]

Heathrow optimistic for year ahead despite huge losses | News

Travel sector calls for further support as new lockdown begins | News

Heathrow Airport has reported a loss of £2 billion for financial 2020 as Covid-19 restrictions saw travel come to a virtual standstill. In comparison, the London location made a profit of £546 million in 2019. Revenue fell from £3 billion to just £1.2 billion last year. Passenger numbers fell 73 per cent to just 22 […]

Government securing hotel rooms ahead of new quarantine arrangements | News

New ONS figures reveal collapse of UK tourism sector | News

Foreign Office minister, James Cleverly, has said the government is in the process of securing thousands of hotel rooms ahead of new quarantine arrangements. From February 15th, arrivals from a number of countries will be expected to isolate in an airport hotel for ten days. The requirements are being introduced in an effort to control […]

On the Beach reports weak trading ahead of summer | News

On the Beach reports weak trading ahead of summer | News

On the Beach Group has said consumer demand remains “very weak” following a series of disruptions owing to Covid-19. Ahead of its annual general meeting today, the company said UK web traffic, bookings and spend on online marketing activity across the first four months of the financial year down 73 per cent, 83 per cent […]

Visit Jersey launches new campaign ahead of summer season | News

Visit Jersey launches new campaign ahead of summer season | News

Visit Jersey has created a new marketing campaign titled ‘Restore Your Balance’, to raise awareness of the destination’s varied product and to attract more visitors both on and off-season. The campaign sees the tourist board continuing its message of Little Island Big Spirit, emphasising that Jersey is the ultimate island break for visitors looking to […]

Silver Moon completes sea trials ahead of October delivery | News

Silver Moon completes sea trials ahead of October delivery | News

Silver Moon is one step closer to welcoming her first guests, having successfully carried out her sea trials earlier this month. Carrying a reduced crew of approximately 320 due to precautionary health protocols, the new Silversea vessel journeyed between Fincantieri’s shipyards in Ancona and Trieste, Italy, undergoing a week-long dry-dock period in the latter. With […]

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