Leeu Collection has unveiled more details of the £10 million refurbishment of acclaimed Lake District hotel Linthwaite House, which will now re-open in spring 2018. The original intention was for Linthwaite House to start operating again this month, with work being completed on new guest rooms in the property’s extensive...
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...
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,...
Ultra-luxury travel innovator Silversea has unveiled plans for its first-ever ship lengthening. The turn-key transformation of Silver Spirit will take place early next year at the Palermo shipyard of Fincantieri. Starting in early March, Silver Spirit will be lengthened by inserting a prebuilt 49-foot-long midsection housing six silver, 26 veranda,...
Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines have announced an order for five more 787-8 Dreamliners and a commitment to purchase two large freighters. The agreement, announced at the 2017 Dubai Air Show, is valued at about $1.9 billion at current list prices. The freighter commitment will be finalised later. Azerbaijan Airlines also...
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...
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...
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has announced a unique new bar concept in collaboration with the iconic New York cocktail bar, PDT (Please Don’t Tell). PDT has long been a favourite of New Yorkers who enjoy the intimate privacy of its distinctive interiors with cocktails developed by renowned mixologists...
Carnival Corporation has completed an extensive, multi-million-dollar redesign and upgrade of Cruise Terminal 2 at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. Used exclusively by the company’s Princess Cruises brand, the upgraded terminal now features a more streamlined departure design, interactive experiences, movie theatre and more comfortable pre-boarding areas transforming guests’ experience...