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Wyndham to open Athens property
The 273-room Wyndham Grand Athens will be housed within the former Hotel Athens Imperial Read More
London"s Franklin Hotel to unveil refurb
The Knightsbridge property is set to reopen on August 1, following a renovation project headed up by designer Anouska Hempel Read More
IHG adds sixth Holiday Inn property in Moscow
The 201-room Iris Congress Hotel has been rebranded as the Holiday Inn Moscow – Seligerskaya Read More
British Airways delays Tehran launch
The resumption of flights to the Iranian capital has been pushed back from mid July to the start of September Read More
French ATC strike causes more delays and cancellations
The latest strike by French air traffic controllers comes ahead of eight ATC strike days in Italy and Portugal Read More
Third Room Mate hotel for Barcelona
Room Mate Carla is located on Calle Mallorca close to Paseo de Gracia Read More
LOT Polish confirms Seoul schedules
The carrier will fly three-times weekly between Warsaw and Seoul from October 17 Read More
Eva Air upgrades business class service
New benefits include a turn-down service and a sommelier-style in-flight wine offering Read More
Shangri-La"s Kerry Hotel to open in Hong Kong
The new 545-room waterfront hotel is situated in Kowloon"s Hung Hom Bay district and opens in December Read More
Ibis Styles London Heathrow opens
140-room property on the Bath Road has aviation-inspired theme and free wifi Read More
Vistara adds Port Blair to network
The Indian carrier will operate from New Delhi and Kolkata to the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from the end of September Read More
Belgian airline VLM files for bankruptcy
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Emirates offers all-A380 service to Munich
All three of Emirates" daily flights between Dubai and Munich will now be operated by the A380 Read More

Travolution

Travelzoo and Cheapflights contemplate impact of Brexit referendum result on holiday costs
Online travel firms Travelzoo and Cheapflights have expressed concern that Britian’s vote to leave the EU could see the cost of holidays increase. Read More
Guest Post: How Hotel Bonanza combats ever increasing OTA commission levels
Often the answer to a problem is right under your nose. In our case, as a 23-bedroom hotel in central London, the large whack of commission charged by online travel agents (OTA) was having a major effect on our margins, and the answer was to fight it - cleverly. Read More
Bidroom.com extends scope to meet demand for owners of alternative accommodation
Online accommodation booking platforms Bidroom.com is expanding its product range to encompass B&Bs, vacation rentals, and private apartment. Read More
Umapped and Sabre team create 'experiential itinerary solution'
Agents will have access to new generation itinerary management via live integration with Sabre. Read More
STA Travel teams up with Affordable Car Hire
STA Travel has signed up Affordable Car Hire to drive sales of the ancillary product. Read More
Thomas Cook app connects unwell holidaymakers with UK-based GPs
Thomas Cook has become the first travel company to offer Now GP – an app connecting holidaymakers with UK-based GPs while abroad. Read More
Travel Counsellors becomes one of UK’s first customers for Microsoft Surface Hub
Travel Counsellors has become one of the first UK customers of Microsoft Surface Hub technology to help it collaborate and communicate with colleagues. Read More
Visit Austria and Cult LDN team up to promote country as year-round option for UK travellers
Visit Austria has appointed social media specialists Cult LDN to promote the country as a year-round destination. Read More
“We are on the side of the consumer”, says eDreams boss as Ryanair dispute rumbles on
As Ryanair and eDreams Odigeo remain locked in a legal battle along with Google over how it markets and sells the carrier’s flights, the OTA's boss mounted a spirited defence of online agents. Read More
EDreams Odigeo ends year on positive note despite terrorism impact on package market
EDreams Odigeo says the package travel market in key European markets is down due to the terrorist threat in north Africa, but non-package sakes have more than made up for the downturn. Read More
Mobile holiday bookings lag other sectors, Criteo study reveals
Holidays top the list of items consumers would be more inclined to buy on mobile devices if the experience was more enjoyable, a study out today (Monday) reveals. Read More
Guest Post: Buzzwords busting - a beginner's guide to tech jargon
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Chatbot for TMCs scoops Iata NDC hackathon prize
A white-label ‘chatbot’ for TMCs has won the Iata NDC hackathon in Berlin. Read More
Dropbox targets travel with business-ready solution to deliver the truly connected customer
File sharing service Dropbox is touting itself as the answer to delivering a truly connected customer experience in travel having taken on some major clients in the sector. Read More
Intuitive trumpets Low Cost licensing deal
A new software licensing deal between Intuitive and the Low Cost Travel Group reflects the changing nature of the specialist travel technology developer’s business. Read More
WIT's inaugural London event backed by major brands
WIT Europe has unveiled some of the brands backing its first event in London. Read More
Guest Post: How Ryanair developed multi-platform digital experiences
One of the contradictions of the digital world is that, historically, the process of researching and booking a holiday has been one of the most stressful things you can do online. Read More
Zolv builds Monarch’s new trade website
Travel technology specialist Zolv has developed Monarch’s new trade website. Read More
ICE ICT travel tech consultancy appoints non-executive director to drive growth
Travel IT consultancy ICE ICT has appointed Nick Stephens as non-executive director. Read More
Cyprus Premier inks deal to use Multicom’s FindandBook technology
Specialist North Cyprus supplier Cyprus Premier has agreed a deal to use Multicom’s FindandBook technology. Read More

Travel Weekly

Fiona Rafferty crowned Bourne Leisure's Agent Champion Chef
Thomas Cook’s Fiona Rafferty made it two wins in two years, emerging victorious as Bourne Leisure’s Champion Chef Read More
'No immediate changes' to travel regulations after EU vote, says Abta
No immediate change in European regulations is expected in the face of the UK vote to exit the European Union, according to Abta. Read More
Industry reaction after UK votes to leave the EU
Travel businesses express caution on impact following UK vote for Brexit. Read More
EasyJet claims Brexit will have 'no material impact'`
EasyJet voiced confidence that the UK’s Brexit vote will not have a “material impact” on its low-cost strategy. Read More
TNS study finds one in five Brits yet to decide on a foreign holiday
Just under half of UK adults have taken or are planning an overseas holiday this year, according to consumer research for Travel Weekly, and almost one in five have yet to decide whether to book a break abroad. Read More
Tunisia urges Foreign Office to soften travel advice
The UK head of the Tunisian National Tourist Office has called on the UK government to soften its travel advice for the country one year on from the terrorist attack in Sousse that left 30 Britons dead. Read More
Airlines report rise in unruly passengers
Iata says unruly passengers “have become a significant problem” and the issue is growing. Ian Taylor reports Read More
UK set to become Intrepid's biggest outbound market
The UK is expected to become the Intrepid Group’s biggest outbound market within two years, according to group managing director James Thornton. Read More
UK travel to Tenerife up 20% in 2016
UK travel to Tenerife soared by more than 20% in the fist five months of the year. Read More
Kuoni to open two new John Lewis concessions
Kuoni is to open two new concessions in John Lewis department stores this autumn. Read More
Virgin Atlantic 'vote of confidence' in Northern Ireland market
A decision by Virgin Atlantic to double the number of flights from Northern Ireland to Orlando next summer has been hailed as vote of confidence in the local market. Read More
EasyJet pilots' strike in Holland called off
A plan by dozens of easyJet pilots based in Holland to hold a 24-hour strike today is reported to have been called off. Read More
Bankrupt VLM Airlines ceases all flights
Belgian carrier VLM Airlines has ceased trading. Read More
Dutch easyJet pilots set for industrial action
EasyJet pilots based in Holland plan a second strike tomorrow (Friday). Read More
Air traffic control 'unprecedented strike wave' warning
Today’s industrial action in France is the prelude to an “unprecedented strike wave” bringing chaos to European flights over the peak summer holiday period. Read More
Opinion: The Remains of the Day
Expect a vote to remain in today's referendum, and the sun to rise regardless tomorrow if it's not. Ian Taylor shares a personal view Read More
Abta demands ‘proper enforcement’ of industry regulations
Abta has called for “proper enforcement of regulation” on businesses, including the likes of Airbnb. Read More
Industry leaders hope for ‘Remain’ vote in today’s referendum
Industry leaders expressed hopes that Britain will remain in the EU at the Abta Travel Matters conference in London yesterday. Read More
Flights cancelled due to national strike in France
Flights to and from Euro 2016 host nation France are being cancelled or delayed today due to a national strike. Read More
New look QM2 sails into Southampton after £90m 'remastering' [Video]
Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 sailed into Southampton early this morning following a 25-day refit costing around £90 million. Read More

Travel Weekly

Kenya Safaris: Park life
Get the lowdown on what to find in each of Kenya’s safari parks. By Emily Bamber. Read More
London: We are family
The capital is bursting with fun attractions for all the family, finds Aby Dunsby. Read More
10 of the best literary breaks
Aby Dunsby gets inspired by great British authors. Read More
All inclusive: Body and soul
Looking for a health kick? All-inclusive holidays are a good start, finds Aby Dunsby. Read More
Active holidays: Summer vs winter
Head to Italy or France for plenty of activity, whatever the weather, says Aby Dunsby. Read More
Caribbean: Three ways
You can tailor this all inclusive haven to any budget, says Lucy McGuire. Read More
Resort guide: Costa del sell
Take a fresh look at this Spanish coastline with Annie Bennett’s resort-by-resort guide. Read More
Cruise: Sea change
Cruising with kids is easier than it sounds, finds Juliet Dennis on MSC Preziosa. Read More
Cruise: Mine's a red
Bordeaux is ripe for river cruising, writes Jane Archer. Read More
Cruise: Jingle sells
A Christmas markets cruise with Uniworld gets Hollie-Rae Merrick in the festive mood. Read More
Tried and tested: Setting Sale
Harmony of the Seas has grabbed the headlines recently, but it’s not the only new ship worth knowing about, finds the Travel Weekly team. Read More
Dubai: Splashing out
Dubai is a cool choice for summer, finds Kerry Webb. Read More
Going solo: Singles tours
Travelling alone is far from lonely, writes Aby Dunsby. Read More
The deep south: Music to our ears
Toes are sure to start tapping on a group tour of the Deep South, Aby Dunsby discovers. Read More
Active and adventure: Match point
Up your game in time for Wimbledon with a tennis break, says Aby Dunsby. Read More
Nepal: on the ascent
Nepal is getting back on its feet following the earthquake, discovers Meera Dattani. Read More
Caribbean: Sailing 3 ways
Holidays afloat aren’t just for Richard Branson and co, finds Aby Dunsby. Read More
Caribbean: 10 of the best spas
Book clients into one of these sanctuaries and they’ll come back feeling refreshed, writes Lucy McGuire. Read More
Ask the operator: Caribbean couples
Travel Weekly asks three operators to put together the perfect Caribbean honeymoon. Read More
Vow renewals: I do, take two
Recreate the joy of the big day with a renewal of vows ceremony abroad, writes Aby Dunsby. Read More
Breaking Travel News

Breaking Travel News

News: The impact of ‘Brexit’ on UK tourism
With the peak travel season about to begin, British holidaymakers are set to discover the immediate effects of the Leave vote in increasing prices abroad. Travel associations including ABTA and IATA have attempted to reassure travellers amid a sense of great uncertainty.
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News: Grosvenor House Apartments in rebrand
Luxury London hotel Grosvenor House Apartments is currently undergoing a rebrand which is due to be officially unveiled at the end of this month.
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News: Hertz renews partnership with Disneyland Paris
Hertz Global Holdings will continue to serve as the official car rental partner for Disneyland Paris for a further five years, following a recent renewal agreement. Hertz renews its car rental partner agreement with Disneyland Paris for a further five years
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News: Hotwire.com in mobile focus
Hotwire.com is enhancing its mobile booking platform and has shared insights on the way digital technology is changing travel patterns. Updates to the Hotwire app, available on Android and iOS, include a new home screen and functionality that allows customers to book one-way car rentals, reserve hotel rooms after midnight, and select a bed type when making hotel reservations.
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News: Amadeus strengthens UK management team
Amadeus is strengthening its UK management team with the recent appointments of Clare de Bono to the role of Head of Product and Innovation for UK and Ireland and Amanda Kotenko as Head of UK Account Management.
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News: Sabre boss Tom Klein steps down
Tom Klein, president and CEO of Sabre Corporation will resign from Sabre and its Board of Directors effective December 31, 2016 and will continue to serve as CEO while the Board conducts a formal search for his successor.
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News: New appointment for Movenpick Hotels
The Swiss hotel management company, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, has appointed Devdutta Banerjee as its Area Director of Revenue Management for Asia.
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News: Staybridge Suites expands in Mexico
InterContinental Hotels Group is opening the new-build Staybridge Suites San Luis Potosi hotel in Mexico.  As the first Staybridge Suites in the city, the 97-suite property joins IHG’s other hotels nearby including Holiday Inn Express San Luis Potosi hotel and Holiday Inn San Luis Potosi-Quijote hotel.
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News: Air Serbia launches flights to US
Etihad Airways’ equity partner Air Serbia has launched flights to the United States, a milestone achieved with the support of, and in collaboration with, several of Etihad Airways equity partner airlines.
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Focus: Hotels that rely on OTAs and Direct Bookings are missing out on serious business from North America!
Dublin - In the U.S., 2015 marked a turning point: the use of the travel agent is recognized and on the rise! More and more American holidaymakers are demanding personalized service from a real person they can trust: the travel agent!
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News: Dusit Thani Fudu Qingfeng Garden Hotel opens in Changzhou, China
Dusit Hotels & Resorts has welcomed the launch of the Dusit Thani Fudu Qingfeng Garden Hotel Changzhou, previously known as the Fudu Qingfeng Garden Hotel, after a renovation to bring the hotel in line with the Dusit Thani brand. Comprising two towers, the premier hotel offers 349 guestrooms and suites in the west of the city, approximately 15 minutes by car from the Changzhou Railway and Airport.
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News: Wyndham Grand Athens to open in 2017
Wyndham Hotel Group has announced that accessible luxury is coming to Athens when the Wyndham Grand Athens, the first Wyndham Hotel Group hotel in Greece, opens in the city centre early next year. Travel is the best excuse to enjoy the grand things in life, and Wyndham Grand hotels and resorts offer truly unforgettable travel experiences.
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News: Eurowings opens new Austrian subsidiary
Eurowings has launched a new subsidiary in Austria. The first aircraft of Austrian Eurowings Europe took off on its initial flight to Alicante earlier. The passengers on the almost fully-booked flight to Alicante were looked after by the newly recruited and trained Eurowings Europe crew.
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News: Gürtler to welcome Crystal Mozart to European cruising
Crystal River Cruises has announced Elisabeth Gürtler as the godmother of its first river ship, Crystal Mozart. On July 11th, the vessel will be officially welcomed to the fleet in Vienna in a christening ceremony that will culminate when the ship’s newly announced godmother breaks the customary champagne against the bow.
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News: Hong Kong Airlines launches twice weekly Saipan service
Commencing on July 6th, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will exclusively operate twice-weekly direct flight between Hong Kong and Saipan International Airport. Airbus A333 aircraft with 292 seats, including 32 business class seats will be deployed on the route. The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is a group of 14 islands in which Saipan is the largest one and its capital.
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News: Dubai International prepares for peak summer season
The annual summer travel peak is here and Dubai International is gearing up to welcome nearly two million passengers over the two weekends of June 30th and July 7th. The world’s number one hub for international passengers has lined up an exciting array of activities and deals – covering food, relaxation and retail therapy, as part of its now popular Hangout@DXB campaign.
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News: Euro 2016 drives up French hotel prices
With Euro 2016 having kicked off on June 10th, data from global hotel solutions provider HRS shows a significant price increase for accommodation in the French host cities. With rooms costing an average €131 per night, they are 21 per cent up year on year, according to recent analysis by HRS.
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News: Britain votes to leave European Union
British and European hospitality organisations rushed to assess a new reality this morning, as the UK voted to leave the European Union. With the final results now declared, some 52 per cent of voters chose to leave the EU. Better than expected showings for the Leave campaign in most areas of England and Wales outweighing strong Remain showings in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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News: AWAS increases Airbus A320 order
AWAS, the Dublin-based leading global aircraft leasing company has announced an order for an additional 15 A320 Family aircraft, comprising 12 A320ceo and three A321ceo aircraft. Dave Siegel, AWAS chief executive, remarked on the deal: “AWAS is pleased to continue our long-term relationship with Airbus in reaching this deal for the order of 15 A320ceo Family aircraft which will include a mix of both A321 and A320 aircraft.
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Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Salvatore Imposimato, VP, brand experience, Hollywood Roosevelt
The iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which first opened its doors in May of 1927, has recently relaunched following a $25 million renovation. At the heart of the re-launch has been Salvatore Imposimato, vice president of brand experience. With 20 years of experience in the luxury hospitality business, he has run some of the most in demand bars and nightlife spots in the world, all while managing a healthy dose of traditional travel marketing. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Imposimato about his latest project.
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