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Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships will undergo multi-million pound refits this winter – in preparation for the start of the 2018/19 cruise season. Two of Fred. Olsen ships – Braemar and Balmoral – will be refurbished before Christmas with the third, Boudicca, upgraded in March 2018. Black Watch,...
Royal Brunei Airlines has launched Royal Brunei Holidays, a new online dynamic packaging service. Fully-integrated into the Royal Brunei website, the new booking system will allow guests to book their flights, hotels, transfers and tours all at once. Guests will also have the option of adding a stopover in...
Silversea’s Silver Cloud has completed an extensive two-month refurbishment at a total investment of over $USD40 million to become an ice-class expedition vessel. The ship has undergone comprehensive enhancements to bring guests the luxury, style and comfort synonymous with Silversea’s classic vessels while maximising guests’ expedition experience. The ship is...
Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica, has praised the potential of tourism as a tool of development, while warning growth in the sector must be sustainable. He was speaking at the UNWTO-organised Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, currently taking place in Montego Bay,...
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has appointed Chris Townson as its UK managing director. He succeeds Kathryn Beadle who recently announced her retirement from the travel industry following three years in the position establishing Uniworld as the leading luxury river cruise line in the UK market. Townson’s task will be to...
The construction of Red Funnel’s new state-of-the-art high speed passenger ferry, Red Jet 7, is rapidly taking shape at Wight Shipyard Co in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The £7 million, 41 metre vessel is expected to enter the water in May 2018. The twin aluminium catamaran hulls...
International Airlines Group will launch flights to Montreal, New York, Guadeloupe and Martinique from Paris Orly from July 2018 via Level - its low cost long-haul airline brand. Level will base two Airbus A330-200 aircraft at Orly, each with 293 economy and 21 premium economy seats. Checked luggage (plus a free...
Following the management agreement signed in late 2016 with RAK National Hotels, a subsidiary of RAK Hospitality Holding, the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, was officially flagged earlier in presence of brand and owner’s representatives. Marking the brand’s entry into the northern Emirate, the hotel joins three...
Azamara Club Cruises has announced the three officers of its new ship, Azamara Pursuit, which will join the fleet in August 2018. Senior captain Carl Smith and cruise director Tony Markey, both from the UK, will join hotel director Ryszard Gusmann from Poland to lead a crew of around...
Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus has been voted Golf Course Designer of the Year at the World Golf Awards. Nicklaus - nicknamed the Golden Bear - was the big winner at golf tourism’s event of the year, which took place at La Manga Club earlier, welcoming the elite of the golf...