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Weekly Roundup of News: October 10, 2021

Accor enters Chandigarh, Punjab with a Novotel Hotel

Accor has announced the opening of Novotel Chandigarh Tribune Chowk, which is the 21st Novotel in India.

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Lufthansa leases 4 more Airbus A350-900s

Lufthansa has announced that it has leased 4 more Airbus A350-900s in order to “accelerate the modernisation of its long-haul fleet”. The decision comes as the German airline gradually pushes towards cleaner next-generation aircraft in both long and short-haul capacities.

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Now Open: Hyatt Centric Cambridge

Hyatt has announced the opening of Hyatt Centric Cambridge. The opening marks the debut of the Hyatt Centric brand in the country and the 10th Hyatt hotel in the United Kingdom.

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Jumeirah Hotels opens a new resort in Maldives

Dubai-based Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts has announced the opening of a new resort in Maldives in partnership with a member of Dubai Holding.

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Emirates and Qantas extend their partnership until 2028

Emirates and Qantas have announced that they have extended their partnership for another 5 years, meaning that both passengers and frequent flyers of both the airlines will have access to an expansive joint network, and millions of reward seats to travel across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the United Kingdom.

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Delta expands in Boston with 2 new international and 3 new domestic routes

Delta Airlines has announced a major expansion in Boston, with two new international routes, 3 new domestic routes and the debut of its newest aircraft.

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Qantas finalising 10 year Domestic Fleet Renewal Program

Qantas has announced that it has entered the final stages of a formal tender process with various aircraft and engine manufacturers for the long-term renewal of its domestic narrow-body fleet.

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Marriott announces the opening of The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai

Marriott has announced the opening of The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai. This is the second St. Regis to open in Dubai after the recently opened St. Regis Dubai, The Palm. The hotel is a conversion of the former Renaissance Downtown, Dubai.

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Flair Airlines to operate flights between Toronto and Palm Springs this winter

Flair Airlines has announced that it will operate flights between Toronto and Palm Springs this winter, becoming the only airline to fly on the route this holiday season.

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Hyatt Place Beijing Shiyuan is now open

Hyatt has announced the opening of Hyatt Place Beijing Shiyuan, developed by Beijing Horticultural Expo Assets Operation Management Co, Ltd.

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WestJet announces nonstop flights between Toronto and Dublin

Canadian full service airline WestJet has announced a new seasonal Transatlantic service between Toronto and Dublin that will begin in May 2022. The announcement comes after the airline recently announced new nonstop flights to Scotland.

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British Airways’ Airbus A380s to fly again as the airline launches its biggest schedules since March 2020

British Airways has announced that it will once again operate flights with its Airbus A380s in November and that it will also operate its biggest schedule since March 2020.

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Now Open: The Shay, a Destination by Hyatt Hotel, Los Angeles

Hyatt has announced the opening of The Shay, a Destination by Hyatt Hotel, Los Angeles, which is the brand’s first urban hotel in Southern California.

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The Tribune Hotel in Rome reopens under the JdV by Hyatt brand

Hyatt has announced the opening of the first JdV by Hyatt branded hotel in Italy – The Tribune Hotel. The newly renovated upscale property, operated by AG Group’s AG Hotels, joins Hyatt’s existing portfolio in Italy: Hyatt Centric Murano Venice, Hyatt Centric Milano Centrale and Park Hyatt Milan.

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Ryanair announces a new base at Venice Marco Polo Airport

Low cost carrier Ryanair has announced a new base at Venice Marco Polo Airport.

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IHG to open 5 new hotels in Coastal France over the next 2 years

IHG has announced that it is expanding its presence in one of its primary markets of France, with four new hotel signings and an opening.

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United Kingdom removes quarantine for vaccinated travellers arriving from 37 countries including India

The government of United Kingdom has announced the latest changes to its travel traffic light system. Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, has announced that 47 countries will be removed from the red list of countries.

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IHCL announces the opening of its first Taj-branded hotel in Bhopal

Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has announced the opening of its first Taj-branded hotel in Bhopal, Taj Lakefront Bhopal. The hotel, with its landmark location and contemporary design, draws inspiration from the rich architecture, history and culture of Madhya Pradesh.

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Marriott announces the opening of W Nashville

Marriott has announced the opening of W Nashville, the newest hotel in the Music City.

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Historic Moment in Indian Aviation: Air India is going back to the Tata Group

It is now official: Air India is going in the hands of the Tata Group, marking a historic moment in the Indian Aviation Industry.

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United Airlines announces largest domestic schedule since the start of COVID-19 pandemic

United Airlines has announced largest domestic schedule since the start of COVID-19 pandemic ‘to meet an expected surge in holiday travel’.

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Alaska Airlines announces nonstop flights between Anchorage and Salt Lake City

Alaska Airlines has announced new nonstop flights between Anchorage and Salt Lake City. With this route, along with newly announced service between Anchorage and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Alaska Airlines will offer nonstop service connecting Alaska to the top 10 travel destinations in the continental US this summer. This is in addition to nonstop flights from Anchorage to Honolulu and Maui.

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Singapore expands quarantine-free travel with 9 more countries

The government of Singapore has announced that it will be reopening its borders to an additional 9 countries for quarantine-free travel as the country seeks to rebuild its status as an international aviation hub, and prepares to reach a ‘new normal’ to live with COVID-19.

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Singapore Airlines’ quarantine-free vaccinated travel Lane network expands to 14 cities

Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced that it had expanded its Quarantine-Free Vaccinated Travel Lane Network to 14 cities. The announcement comes after the government of Singapore announced expanded quarantine-free travel lanes to 9 more countries.

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IHG to open a new Holiday Inn in Perth in November

IHG has announced that it will open a new Holiday Inn in Perth, Western Australia on 1st November 2021.

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IHG opens a new Holiday Inn hotel near Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

IHG has announced the opening of a new Holiday Inn hotel near Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport in partnership with the HPVA HOTELS group.

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British Airways to resume flights to former red list destinations

Following the UK’s government’s announcement that a total of 47 countries and territories will be removed from the Red List, British Airways has announced that it will resume and increase frequency of flights to a number of destinations.

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Air Canada to launch daily flights between Toronto Island and Ottawa

Air Canada has announced new daily nonstop flights between Toronto Island and Ottawa starting in October 2021.

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