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Eurowings to boost presence in Berlin as rivals depart | News

Eurowings launches two new Middle East connections | News

Eurowings is stepping up its commitment in Berlin and will open a new base at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) on April 1st. The carrier had already emphasised the importance of the capital at the launch of the new airport in October and announced its intention to strengthen its position in Berlin. Now the airline is […]

Qatar Airways to boost Seychelles services as islands reopen | News

Qatar Airways to boost Seychelles services as islands reopen | News

Qatar Airways is increasing seat capacity into the Seychelles this summer as the tourist hotspot reopens up to the world again. The Indian Ocean islands will be welcoming visitors who will only need to present a negative PCR test taken 72-hours before departure. There will be no quarantine requirement or restriction on movement on those […]

Tripadvisor launches subscription model to boost direct bookings | News

Tripadvisor launches subscription model to boost direct bookings | News

Tripadvisor has launched Tripadvisor Plus, a new membership program for travellers. Tripadvisor Plus hotels receive special badging and increased visibility on the platform, helping them to stand out from the competition and increase bookings at a lower cost than traditional channels – providing a crucial cost saving to hotels as the hospitality industry recovers from […]

WTTC calls for focus on individual travellers to boost safety | News

WTTC calls for focus on individual travellers to boost safety | News

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling for governments to abandon the concept of ‘high-risk countries’ and instead focus on how individual ‘high-risk travellers’ are treated at borders. The body is urging governments around the world to shift their focus from whole countries, towards individual travellers. Instead, WTTC says governments around the world […]

Qatar Airways to boost Montréal services next year | News

Qatar Airways to boost Montréal services next year | News

Qatar Airways has announced it will begin incrementally increasing flights to Montréal from January 16th and operate daily frequencies by February 25th. The service is an increase from the previously scheduled four weekly frequencies. The Montréal service is operated by Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900. Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We […]

Gatwick hoping for festive boost as Christmas getaway begins | News

Dunn steps down from chief financial role at Gatwick | News

Gatwick Airport is expecting to see a significant increase in passengers travelling over the Christmas period, with up to 200 flights a day forecast to operate to and from the London airport. Top destinations include Dublin, Geneva and Tenerife. While typically Gatwick would normally see more than 700 flights a day during this time, the […]

American Express Global Business Travel seeks to boost rail travel | News

American Express Global Business Travel seeks to boost rail travel | News

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has published a report that examines what is needed to make rail a better option for business travellers. Developed with rail stakeholders from the UK and Europe, including Rail Delivery Group and key long-distance and international train operating companies, Let’s go by train identifies areas where industry collaboration can […]

Jet2.com to boost Portugal offering following government move | News

Jet2.com to boost Portugal offering following government move | News

Jet2.com has responded to an increase in demand for trips to Portugal following a government decision to add the country to the quarantine safe list. The operator will be increasing capacity to Faro in the Algarve. The leisure airline and package holiday specialist has already announced that it will recommence flights and holidays to Faro, […]

Chancellor cuts hospitality VAT to boost economy | News

Chancellor cuts hospitality VAT to boost economy | News

UK chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced temporary cuts in value added tax in an attempt to simulate the hospitality sector. The measures are part of a wider packaged designed to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the UK economy. From July 15th, VAT will fall from 20 to five per cent for […]

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