Breaking Travel News investigates: Conferences, exhibitions and online events | Focus

Breaking Travel News investigates: Conferences, exhibitions and online events | Focus

As governments around the world begin to ease the handbrake on travel restrictions, many tourism and hospitality organisations have been offered a glimmer of hope during what is emerging as the industry’s toughest ever year. Yet all travel companies worldwide continue to face a landscape that is shifting by the hour. The list of air […]

Ryanair pilots agree pay cut to minimise job losses | News

Ryanair pilots agree pay cut to minimise job losses | News

Ryanair has welcomed a decision by pilots’ union Balpa to accept a four year pay deal for its members in the UK. The contract will see UK-based pilots of the low-cost carrier take a 20 per cent pay cut, to be resorted over period. Pilots will also see with productivity improvements on rosters, new flexible […]

Trainline launches social distancing function to UK travellers | News

Trainline launches social distancing function to UK travellers | News

Trainline has launched a nationwide beta-test of Crowd Alerts, a crowdsourced feature in its app to help customers alert their fellow travellers if it is not possible to social distance on a specific train. The feature is available for all Trainline app users from today. It is designed to enable the Trainline customer community to […]

British Airways to increase route network in coming weeks | News

British Airways to increase route network in coming weeks | News

British Airways will resume flying to more destinations across its network this month, albeit offering fewer frequencies due to reduced demand and the impact of the global quarantine restrictions. Across the UK and Europe, the airline will return to more short haul destinations by the end of July, including Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, […]

Wizz Air touches down in Abu Dhabi for first time | News

Wizz Air touches down in Abu Dhabi for first time | News

Wizz Air has celebrated the arrival of its first scheduled flight to Abu Dhabi International Airport. The flight from Budapest landed in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to be followed shortly by a new route from Bucharest. The low-cost carrier will launch further routes, from Sofia, Katowice and Cluj-Napoca flights, in September. The […]

WTTC highlights economic benefits of restarting tourism | News

WTTC highlights economic benefits of restarting tourism | News

New research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shows even a modest increase of just one million more international arrivals into Europe could generate an extra $0.48 billion in GDP. This would provide a massive and much-needed economic boost for economies struggling to survive following the imposition of travel restrictions to combat the […]

Hotel Indigo Larnaca opens in Cyprus | News

Hotel Indigo Larnaca opens in Cyprus | News

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has opened the first branded boutique hotel in Cyprus – Hotel Indigo Larnaca. Each of the 40 bedrooms is uniquely designed and inspired by Cyprus’s craft heritage with balconies overlooking the picturesque city. Just a five-minute drive from the airport, the hotel is centrally located in one of Larnaca’s most historic […]

Four Seasons Hotel Madrid sets new opening date | News

Four Seasons Hotel Madrid sets new opening date | News

After a seven-year redesign and meticulous restoration of a collection of seven historic buildings, the new Four Seasons Hotel Madrid is now confirming reservations. Having initially planned to open in May, Covid-19 delayed the first arrivals until September 15th. With a soaring grand lobby welcoming guests at its heart, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid is located […]

United Airlines to ramp up services in August | News

United Airlines to ramp up services in August | News

United Airlines has announced it is tripling the size of its August schedule compared to June. The US-based carrier is adding nearly 25,000 domestic and international flights compared to July, and plans to fly 40 per cent of its overall schedule in August, as compared to the same month last year. While travel demand remains […]

US aviation market continues slow recovery | News

US aviation market continues slow recovery | News

ForwardKeys has revealed that a rebound is underway in domestic aviation in the United States and the high spot is the upcoming long weekend to mark independence day. An analysis of new flight tickets issued between the start of the year and mid-June shows that the bottom of the market was during the first week […]

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