Airbnb has launched its Trips platform in Jamaica, adding the Caribbean destination to the list of international locations offering bookable local experiences. The announcement was made at the UNWTO Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, currently taking place in Montego Bay, Jamaica. With the move, Airbnb...
Saga Holidays has announced the appointment of Iain Powell as head of trade sales for both Saga holidays and Saga Cruises. Powell joins Saga on January 15th from Carnival UK where he was a business manager within the National Travel Partnerships team, managing the regional sales team.  His earlier career...
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...
Virgin Holidays has unveiled its first retail store in Cardiff – as the v-room concept lands in Wales for the first time. The new, flagship £450,000 store at St David’s Shopping Centre has created ten new jobs in the capital, and offers customers a unique immersive holiday experience. Virgin Holidays’...
U by Uniworld has debuted its first ship in Paris. The B set sail on its maiden voyage along the Seine River with top influencers, lifestyle media, travel agents and contest winners onboard, giving an exclusive look at the first-ever river cruise brand for millennials. “We’re thrilled to make history with...
Marriott International has appointed Christopher Moore as the new general manager of Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel. Conversant in Bahasa Indonesia and a beginner in Mandarin, his wealth of experience is honed from spearheading five-star properties with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and other major hotel groups in the USA, China,...
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,...
Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft. The three companies together announced the ground-breaking collaboration, bringing together some of the world’s foremost experts in electrical and propulsion technologies,...
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...