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Regal Princess to return to UK for summer 2021 | News

Regal Princess to return to UK for summer 2021 | News

Princess Cruises has announced changes to its deployment in Alaska and Europe for summer 2021. Under the new plans, Majestic Princess will arrive on the West Coast to set sail for her inaugural Alaska season, while Regal Princess will be returning to Europe. In 2021, guests will be able to experience Majestic Princess for the […]

Chukka Tours launches new consumer app | News

Chukka Tours launches new consumer app | News

Caribbean tour operator Chukka Caribbean Adventure has launched an innovative new app to travellers. Available for both Apple and Android devices, the new technology will improve the customer experience for both resort and cruise passengers.  The app allows users to browse the extensive activity menu offered by Chukka Tours to find a perfect Caribbean adventure, […]

Etihad Airways signs Air Arabia Abu Dhabi codeshare deal | News

Etihad Airways signs Air Arabia Abu Dhabi codeshare deal | News

Etihad Airways has announced a codeshare agreement with Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost airline, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi. The national airline of the United Arab Emirates will place its ‘EY’ code on Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’s inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi to the Egyptian city of Alexandria on July 14th. This will be followed by the […]

McCormack appointed general manager of Vakkaru Maldives | News

McCormack appointed general manager of Vakkaru Maldives | News

Vakkaru Maldives has appointed Iain McCormack to the role of general manager for its first luxury property in the island nation. With over 36-years in the hospitality business and a career that has spanned key global regions, he brings a wealth of expertise and insight to the resort. McCormack is no stranger to the Maldives […]

Mandarin Oriental, Vienna expected to debut in 2023 | News

Mandarin Oriental, Vienna expected to debut in 2023 | News

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a luxury hotel and branded residences in Vienna, Austria, that is scheduled to open in late 2023. Mandarin Oriental, Vienna will be housed in a heritage building that originally served as the city’s commercial law court from 1912 to 2003. The property is located in […]

Dominican Republic reopens to tourism as coronavirus fades | News

Dominican Republic reopens to tourism as coronavirus fades | News

The ministry of tourism of the Dominican Republic has reopened its borders for international travellers. The decision marks the start of phase four of the de-escalation process of the measures announced by the high-level commission for the prevention and control of coronavirus. “The Dominican tourism industry is now open and receiving visitors in a responsible […]

TUI Group completes sale of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises | News

TUI Group completes sale of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises | News

TUI Group has successfully completed the sale of its subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to TUI Cruises. Hamburg-based TUI Cruises is a joint venture between TUI and Royal Caribbean Group. The joint venture TUI Cruises, which has developed very successfully since 2008, will thus be expanded as planned. TUI had agreed the sale in February. The enterprise […]

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 […]

Azizi Developments finalises Mina project on Palm Jumeirah | News

Azizi Developments finalises Mina project on Palm Jumeirah | News

Azizi Developments has confirmed nearly 94 per cent of the work has been completed at its luxurious residential development, Mina. The property is located on the east crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah. The structure, blockwork and internal plaster are 100 per cent complete, while the tiling, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, mechanical, electrical and plumbing, […]

Future of Air Asia called into doubt by auditors | News

Future of Air Asia called into doubt by auditors | News

The future of low-cost carrier Air Asia has been called into “significant doubt” by auditors Ernst & Young. In a statement to the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange late on Tuesday, the company pointed to huge debts at the carrier. Ernst & Young pointed out liabilities at Air Asia already exceeded assets by more than £340 […]

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