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  • News: Father Christmas arrives on Elizabeth Street, Belgravia
    Father Christmas has taken up residence in Belgravia in a location that promises an authentic adaptation of his North Pole abode, with gloriously nostalgic Christmas scents, sights and sounds.
  • Focus: Best Places to Celebrate Christmas
    While Christmas is brewing, many people must be wondering about the best places to celebrate this jolly event this year. Indeed, any old city can hang up some light downtown and call it a celebration… but there are few places around the world which do Christmas better than any other place. Want a Christmas you […]
  • Focus: Pets on Planes: What You Need to Know
    It’s probably pretty obvious that Hipmunk loves animals (I mean, we have one as our mascot. We also boast a dog-friendly office). And as a travel company, we’re highly sensitive to the conflicts that arise between wanderlust and the love for one’s pet. We’re also pretty good at mitigating the risks when we choose to […]
  • Focus: 7 Tips to Ensure Safe and Sound Hiking Journey
    Spending winter nights outside amidst cluttering of teeth is an adventure which can be best experienced in the presence of snow capped mountains. So, if you want to experience adrenalin rush during such times, by adopting the highest degree of safety mechanism as well as comfort level, then the following post will assist you in […]
  • Focus: What You Need to Know Before You go for a Europe Trip
    Touring Europe is one of the better decisions anyone can make. That said, you need to be in the know about a few things as you plan for your Europe trip.
  • News: Hainan Airlines leads winners at the World Travel Awards
    Hainan Airlines has led winners at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2017, taking the trophy for World’s Leading Airline - Business Class. Also receiving top titles during the glittering red carpet event were Deer Jet, recognised as World’s Leading Private Jet Charter, and Aeroflot.
  • News: Peruvian food conquers the globe at World Travel Awards
    Peru has been chosen as the World’s Leading Culinary Destination by the World Travel Awards for the sixth consecutive year. At the same time, Machu Picchu has been recognised as the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction by voters at the World Travel Awards.
  • News: World Spa Awards winners revealed in Vietnam
    The highly anticipated winners of the third annual World Spa Awards were revealed at a dazzling ceremony, which took place at the glamorous JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay earlier this evening alongside the World Travel Awards Grand Final.
  • Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Inflight Sales Group founder, Jean-Marcel Rouff
    Inflight Sales Group is the original in-flight concessionaire with roots going back to 1982. Since then, the organisation has been providing a wide spectrum of best-in-class in-flight retail solutions that make it a highly-valued partner to customers. Here Breaking Travel News chats with chief executive Jean-Marcel Rouff to discover more.
  • News: Official sponsors confirm support for World Travel Awards Grand Final 2017
    World Travel Awards is proud to welcome on board Traveltek, Bookingee, Vietnam Airlines, Vietravel and Serenata as official sponsors for its upcoming Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2017.

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  • Vietnam Airlines reaches 200 million passenger milestone
    To commemorate this achievement during over two decades of establishment and development, Vietnam Airlines hosted a ceremony to welcome the 200 millionth passenger with the honoured presences of senior officials from ministry of transport, representatives from the Airports Corporation Vietnam and employees of the airline.
  • British Airways launches new defined contribution pension scheme
    International Airlines Group’s subsidiary British Airways has decided, following consultation with its trade unions and employees, to launch a flexible benefits scheme incorporating a new defined contribution pension scheme.
  • Ryanair to severe ties with Amadeus
    Ryanair has announced that it will end its global distribution system partnership with Amadeus on December 15th after both parties were unable to reach a renewed commercial agreement.
  • New passenger record for London Luton Airport
    Some 1,008,184 passengers travelled through London Luton Airport in November, an increase of 5.6 per cent when compared with the same month in the previous year.
  • Etihad partners with Team England for 2018 Commonwealth Games
    Etihad Airways is set to fly Team England to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast. The Abu Dhabi-based has flown thousands of elite athletes, coaches, and supporters around the globe from Manchester City’s title winning squads to England Cricket’s T20 2016 runner-up team.
  • Air Astana to grow A320neo family operations in central Asia
    Air Astana is to become one of the largest A320neo family operators in central Asia and CIS over the next three years. The airline became the first operator of this type in the region in 2016 and the fleet will grow to 17 aircraft by 2020.
  • Gatwick launches new app to travellers
    Gatwick has launched a new app offering passengers personalised flight alerts, real-time queue updates for check-in and security, intuitive navigation using beacon technology, and shopping, restaurant, and airport offers.
  • Singapore Airlines launches new Auckland departure with Air New Zealand
    Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have announced they will jointly launch a third daily flight between Singapore and Auckland from October 28th next year, boosting capacity on the route by up to 40 per cent and adding more than 165,000 seats annually between the two cities.
  • Travelport to develop mobile app for Fiji Airways
    Travelport has signed an agreement with South Pacific airline, Fiji Airways, to provide the airline with a mobile application powered by its new Travelport Fusion product.
  • Etihad to increase Amman connections from March
    Etihad Airways is launching a second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, effective March 25th.

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  • Heathrow welcomes latest electric car milestone
    Heathrow has reached a key milestone in its pledge to ‘Go Electric’ with the delivery of the 50th electric vehicle to the airport’s fleet.
  • EU Commission approves Europcar Goldcar acquisition
    Europcar Group has announced it has received approval from the EU Commission to acquire Goldcar, Europe’s largest low-cost car rental company.
  • easyJet launches new car rental website in partnership with HolidayTaxis
    easyJet has launched a new airport transfers booking portal, in partnership with HolidayTaxis Group, making it easier for customers to book the best deals and fastest transfer times to get to and from the airport.
  • Langlois appointed group human resources director at Europcar
    Europcar Group has announced the appointment of Denis Langlois to the role of group human resources director. Langlois will be responsible for supporting the group’s development, particularly in the recent context of integrating new brands and acquisitions such as Buchbinder.
  • Europcar expands into nine new markets with new franchise deals
    Europcar Group has revealed the opening of new franchises in nine countries for its two major brands, Europcar and InterRent, in order to accelerate its international development.
  • Europcar sees revenues increase in third quarter
    Europcar has seen reported revenue of €794 million, up 13.5 per cent at constant exchange rates, for the third quarter of financial 2017.
  • WTM 2017: Europcar adds Range Rover Velar to Selection fleet
    Europcar UK is giving UK motorists more driving choice as it adds the Range Rover Velar to its Selection vehicle fleet. Marking the addition of this premium motoring experience from Range Rover for leisure and business travellers, Europcar will be featuring the Velar in the Activation Zone at World Travel Market.
  • Travelport signs global partnership with Hertz
    Travelport has announced a new agreement with Hertz Corporation that gives Travelport’s online, offline, and corporate customers access to the car rental company’s full worldwide inventory of rental vehicle rates.
  • Abu Dhabi Airports doubles VIP vehicle fleet
    Abu Dhabi Airports’ VIP Terminal has taken delivery of five new BMW M760Li vehicles from Abu Dhabi Motors. This has doubled the current fleet of luxury vehicles at the VIP Terminal in Abu Dhabi International Airport to ten luxury BMW’s in addition to a Rolls-Royce Phantom.
  • Avis Budget Group expands IAG partnership
    Avis Budget Group and International Airlines Group have renewed and expanded their global partnership. As part of the exclusive multi-year deal, Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental will be the only car rental brands available for booking through British Airways, Iberia and Iberia Express.

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  • Delta: Push for Prosecco
    Delta Air Lines has created a new world first – an interactive billboard dispensing prosecco to Londoners in the run up to Christmas. The campaign has been built to celebrate Delta’s latest on-board main cabin offering of prosecco for its international customers.
  • Sandro Fabris, general manager, Half Moon, Jamaica
    With the property currently undergoing a comprehensive redevelopment, Breaking Travel News here speaks to Sandro Fabris, general manager at the luxurious Half Moon in Jamaica, about his ambitious plans for the resort. He also tells us about the significance of hospitality as a driving force in the development of the human capital of the Caribbean […]
  • Los Angeles International Airport reveals latest innovations
    Los Angeles International Airport has released a video detailing the latest upgrades to its facilities as it seeks to become a world-class location.
  • Taleb Rifai, secretary general, UNWTO
    Breaking Travel News speaks with Taleb Rifai, secretary general at the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, about sustainable development in the Caribbean tourism market. As he prepares to step down from the role, he also tells us about how perceptions have shifted on the value of the hospitality sector during his tenure.
  • Dominic Fedee, minister of tourism, Saint Lucia
    Breaking Travel News speaks to Dominic Fedee, minister of tourism for the island of Saint Lucia, about the changing role of the hospitality sector in the development of the Caribbean.
  • Frank Comito director general, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
    Frank Comito, director general at the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, tells Breaking Travel News only with cooperation between public and private sector stakeholders will the hospitality sector flourish in the region.
  • Ed Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica
    After the successful hosting of the UNWTO-sponsored Global Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth, Jamaica prime minister Edmund Bartlett here tells Breaking Travel News what the event means the hospitality sector in the Caribbean.
  • Chris Lehane, global head of policy and public affairs, Airbnb
    As Airbnb unveils its Trips product in Jamaica, Breaking Travel News speaks to Chris Lehane, global head of policy and public affairs with the organisation, about what it will add to Caribbean hospitality.
  • Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism, Bahamas
    Breaking Travel News talks to Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation in Bahamas about the pivotal role inter-region connectivity will play in the development of the Caribbean hospitality sector. He also tells us about the tremendous potential of the tourism sector to develop the human capital of the destination.
  • John Byles, chief executive, Chukka Caribbean Adventures
    John Byles, chief executive at Jamaica-based Chukka Caribbean Adventures, tells Breaking Travel News about the value of multi-stop tourism in the region and what the company contributes to the market.