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G Adventures adds fifth ship to Galapagos sailing fleet

August 17, 2018

G Adventures has added a fifth yacht to its fleet of chartered vessels for the Galapagos Islands. Beginning in January 2019, the 16-passenger Eden yacht will join G Adventures’ four other touring vessels in hosting small group, sea-based trips around the 20 major and smaller Galapagos islands. With six different itineraries around the north, central, […]

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Dollar and Thrifty lower minimum car rental age in North America

August 17, 2018

The Dollar and Thrifty car rental brands have announced that they are lowering the minimum age to rent a car from 21 to 20 years old in the United States and Canada. In Michigan, New York and the province of Quebec, the minimum age to rent a vehicle will remain 18 for both brands as […]

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Smith appointed chief executive at Air France-KLM

August 17, 2018

Current Air Canada chief operating officer Benjamin Smith has been selected by Air France-KLM as its next chief executive. Smith has played a major role at Air Canada over the past two decades, and becomes the first overseas leader of Air France-KLM. He will begin his new role on September 30th. Anne-Marie Couderc, non-executive chairman […]

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InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland to open doors in late 2018

August 17, 2018

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is expected to open its doors in the fourth quarter of 2018. Developed by Shimao Group and managed by InterContinental Hotels Group, the luxury hotel, mostly below ground, is poised to welcome guests with an amazing landscape in a deep pit of a former quarry in southwestern Shanghai. The 18-storey hotel has […]

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DFDS expands fleet further with latest Jinling order

August 17, 2018

DFDS has ordered a new-build ro-ro freight ferry from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard. The new build is similar to the five previously ordered freight ferries and likewise is designed to carry 6,700 lane metres of freight equivalent to around 450 trailers. The large capacity decreases unit costs as well as the environmental impact per transported […]

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Airbus prepares first ACJ320neo for take off with Acropolis Aviation

August 17, 2018

The first ACJ320neo has been assembled, fitted with CFM International LEAP-1A engines and painted in ACJ house-colours, in preparation for a first flight in the coming weeks. After delivery to Acropolis Aviation of the UK in the last quarter of this year, the aircraft will enter outfitting at AMAC in Basle, Switzerland, where an Alberto […]

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Oman Air rolls out new range of in-flight amenities

August 17, 2018

Oman Air has made premium comfort amenities available for all on selected flights in time for Eid Al Adha. The carrier – considered the Middle East’s Leading Airline – Economy Class and Business Class by the World Travel Awards – will launch the sale of sleepwear, an exclusive amenities kit, and other branded merchandise at […]

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Editor’s Note: A look back at the career of LVCVA chief executive, Rossi Ralenkotter

August 16, 2018

The Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority has revealed Rossi Ralenkotter will be stepping down from his role as chief executive of the organisation next month. Over the last decade, as chief of the tourism body for the famous destination, Ralenkotter has been responsible for marketing and branding Las Vegas and southern Nevada as the […]

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CLIA reveals agenda for 2019 conference

August 16, 2018

CLIA UK & Ireland has announced that its 2019 conference will take place on May 15th-17th in Southampton. The three-day flagship event, the largest travel agent event in the UK, will include a trade fair, a full day of conference sessions and gala dinner including entertainment. Plus, delegates will have the chance to visit to […]

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Travelport signs distribution deal with Cobalt Air

August 16, 2018

Travelport has signed a new multi-year content agreement with Cobalt Air, which includes the use of the company’s leading merchandising tool, Travelport Rich Content & Branding. From its base in Cyprus, Cobalt Air, offers regular flights to 22 destinations in Greece, UK, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Spain, Israel, Denmark, Lebanon and the UAE. Under […]

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