Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to open a new hotel in Jeddah
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts have announced the signing of a new hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The hotel will be located within the upscale district of Al Shatee that houses single-family villas, multi-storey apartment buildings and supermarket commercial developments.
Air India Express to operate flights to Malaysia and Singapore in July
Air India Express, a wholly owned subsidiary of flag carrier of India, Air India, has announced flights between India and Singapore & India and Malaysia for the month of July 2021.
SWISS reveals its new Premium Economy Cabin
SWISS today unveiled its new Premium Economy Class, which will supplement its existing Economy, Business and First class of travel from the fourth quarter of 2021.
Hyatt celebrates official opening of Hyatt Place London City East
American hospitality chain Hyatt Hotels and Resorts has opened its third Hyatt Place hotel in London, the Hyatt Place London City East, thus expanding the Hyatt Place brand’s footprint globally in markets that matter most to guests and World of Hyatt members.
Marriott’s The Luxury Collection debuts in Hungary with the opening of Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest
American Hospitality giant Marriott’s The Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts has announced the opening of Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, Matild Palace has undergone a meticulous 5-year transformation led by award-winning interior designer Maria Vafiadis and acclaimed local architects Péter Dajka and Puhl Antal to become a luxury hotel.
United places order for 270 Boeing and Airbus aircrafts making it the largest order in the airline’s history
United today announced the purchase of 270 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft – the largest combined order in the airline’s history and the biggest by an individual carrier in the last decade.
Unvaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom must quarantine on arrival in Portugal
Portugal has imposed stricter restrictions on arrivals from the United Kingdom. The new rules mean travellers will have to quarantine for 14 days, either ‘at home or a place indicated by health authorities’, unless they can present proof of having been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the arrival.
Qatar Airways and Alaska Airlines further strengthens partnership
Qatar Airways has announced that it has signed signed a codeshare agreement with the newest member of oneworld, Alaska Airlines. The carrier is the only partner airline from Middle East for Alaska Airlines.
Radisson Hotel Group doubles its premium footprint in Italy with signing of seven new hotels
Radisson Hotel Group has announced that it is doubling its premium footprint in Italy with the signing of seven new hotels in tier 1 locations as part of the Group’s ambitious expansion plan. Set to open in 2021, the new properties include two premium lifestyle Radisson Collection hotels in Milan and Venice, the debut of Radisson Hotel Group’s latest brand, Radisson Individuals with two properties in Piedmont and Sicily, two new Radisson hotels in Ferrara and Nola, as well as Radisson Blu’s latest hotel in Florence.
Maldives to reopen to Indian travellers from 15th July
The government of Maldives has announced that it will once again welcome travellers from India starting 15th July 2021.
Great: Startup airline flypop’s CEO promises low cost flights to Indi for as low as £99
United Kingdom-based startup flypop’s CEO, in an interview with Simple Flying, promised low-cost flights to India for as low as £99. flypop’s long-haul flying dream is fast becoming a reality with airports and aircrafts already secured.
Switzerland relaxes entry restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers from India
Switzerland has announced that it has relaxed entry requirements for travellers from different countries including India.
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Lufthansa announces flights between Munich and Dubai
Lufthansa has announced new seasonal nonstop flights between Munich and Dubai that will start just in time for the winter half-year and coinciding with the opening of the EXPO.
Etihad Airways and El Al enter strategic cooperation
Etihad Airways and El Al Israel Airlines, have entered codeshare and reciprocal loyalty agreement for frequent flyers. This builds on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the airlines signed in 2020 following the Abraham Accords signed by the UAE and Israel.
Air France reveals three new destinations for 2021-2022 winter season
Air France is continuing to increase services to leisure destinations. For the 2021 winter season (October 2021- March 2022), the airline will be flying to 3 new destinations in addition to increasing services to already served cities. All these flights will be served from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.
Marriott opens 70th hotel in Japan
Marriott International is celebrating another milestone in Japan with the opening of the company’s 70th property in the country, Aloft Osaka Dojima.
French Bee announces nonstop Airbus A350 flights to New York
French Bee has announced nonstop Airbus A350 flights to New York, marking the first destination for the airline on the United States’ East Coast. Additionally, French Bee is the only and most economical non-stop leisure carrier between New York and Paris. Based at Paris Orly Airport, the airline has a fleet of 4 Airbus A350-900s. While the airline has focused on serving French Oversees Territories, it is now branching out.
Qatar Airways expands use of IATA Travel Pass
Qatar Airways has expanded the use of IATA Travel Pass, becoming the first airline to trial COVID-19 vaccine authentication through the IATA Travel Pass ‘Digital Passport’ Mobile App.
Qatar Airways celebrates 10 years of flying to Canada
Qatar Airways has completed 10 successful years of flying to Canada. The first flight by the airline was between Doha’s Hamad International Airport and and Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.
United Arab Emirates bans citizens from travelling to India
United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned its citizens from travelling to several countries including India.
Radisson Hotel Group announces seven new hotels in Morocco
Radisson Hotel Group has announced seven new hotels in Morocco, reaffirming its expansion plans and adding 1600+ rooms to its current portfolio.
Vistara Airlines eyes flights to the United States from the fourth quarter of 2021
Vistara Airlines, a joint venture between Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, plans to start nonstop long-haul flights to the United States between October and December 2021, said Vinod Kannan, Chief Commercial Officer, Vistara.
IHG to bring its premium brand, voco to Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Island
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) Hotels and Resorts, has signed voco Dubai Palm Jumeirah, in line with the hospitality chain’s strategy to continue its expansion in the United Arab Emirates.
Spirit Airlines is coming to Miami (Update)
Update: Spirit Airlines has now put all 30 of these new routes out of Miami on sale, for anyone interested in booking a flight.