Costa Cruises has held the traditional coin ceremony for its newest ship, the Costa Venezia, named in honour of the city of Venice. As the first Vista-class ship specifically designed and built for China, Costa Venezia in 2019 will bring the rich culture, history and romance of Venice to...
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...
Sam, FCM’s ground-breaking Smart Assistant for Mobile is now globally live on the App Store and Google Play. Sam blends a powerful mix of artificial intelligence with the expertise of real FCM travel consultants to deliver personalised, relevant information to business travellers’ mobile devices through a chat-based interface. The...
Qantas has welcomed the first customers into the new spacious Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Airport, as the airline counts down to its non-stop 787 Dreamliner flights between London and Australia. Qantas has spent the past 12 months building a dedicated lounge at Heathrow as part of a multi-million-dollar investment...
The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has treated dozens of leading travel agents and members of the press to a cruise along the River Thames. Marking the end of World Travel Market 2017 in London, the group set off from Tower Millennium pier for a three-hour journey around the sights of...
Golden Falcon Aviation, the exclusive aircraft provider of Wataniya Airways, has signed a memorandum of understanding for 25 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Dubai Airshow 2017 by Hamad Al-Tuwaijri, chairman of Golden Falcon Aviation, and John Leahy, chief operating officer, customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft,...
The Intrepid Group has chosen Costa Rica as the location for its Central America operations base with the aim of growing sustainable tourism beyond its borders.  Peak Central America was opened by Intrepid Group chief executive James Thornton in San José and is the latest addition to the company’s...
Iberia has completely refurbished its Velázquez Lounge at Madrid airport terminal four, where its hub is based. The new facility offers 2,500 square meters of premium lounge space with spectacular views of both take-off and landing runways at Madrid’s airport. “From now on, to rest, to work, to enjoy a...
Heritage Le Telfair in Mauritius has undergone a three-month renovation and re-opened as Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort. The member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World re-launched as a tropical island escape with freshly redesigned and redecorated rooms, suites and common areas. All rooms now include...
Boeing and Emirates have announced a commitment to purchase 40 787-10 Dreamliners at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The deal, including airplanes and related equipment, is valued at $15.1 billion at current list prices. Emirates is the world’s largest Boeing 777 operator and will be the first to receive the new 777X...