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  • Emirates introduces laptop handling service for US flights

    Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US. Emirates customers travelling to the US via Dubai will be able to utilise their laptops and tablet devices on the first part of their journeys, and also during transit in Dubai....

  • Alaska Airlines to retire Virgin America name in 2019

    Alaska Airlines has confirmed it will retire the Virgin America name, likely in 2019. However, the combined airline will seek to adopt some Virgin America elements, including enhanced in-flight entertainment, mood lighting, and music....

  • Airbnb launches major China push with new brand name, Aibiying

    Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky has announced a series of plans to better serve Chinese travellers, particularly millennials. Airbnb’s new brand name in China, Aibiying - or 爱彼迎 - translates as ‘welcome each other with love’ and reflects Airbnb’s mission....

  • Millennium Hotels completes $70m overhaul of ONE UN New York

    Millennium Hotels & Resorts has completed a $70 million renovation to its North American flagship hotel, ONE UN New York, an iconic hotel situated at the heart of the International United Nations Headquarter enclave....

  • African travel agency Wakanow launches in Europe

    Africa’s fastest-growing online travel agent, Wakanow, has launched in the UK market. The online travel agent will provide a one-stop-shop for travel to Africa, offering a diverse range of competitively-priced flights and hotels for key destinations including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Seychelles, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Uganda, DRC, and Gambia....

  • airBaltic sees continued growth in passenger numbers for February

    Latvian airline airBaltic carried 175,851 passengers in February, or 17 per cent more than in the same period of 2016 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East....

  • Skyscanner lays out vision for the future of airline distribution

    Skyscanner has launched a white paper setting out its vision for the future of airline distribution and the changing role of metasearch within this. The paper, authored by the metasearch engine’s chief executive Gareth Williams, sets out Skyscanner’s intention to transition towards becoming a marketplace....

  • Travelport signs new Bin Ham Travel Group partnership

    Travelport has signed a new, multi-year agreement with Bin Ham Travel Group. Established in 1979, the group comprises three leading travel management companies: Al Amaan Travel & Holidays; Al Ain Express Travel; and Bin Ham Travel....

  • Dojlidko appointed head of legal at Rosewood

    To support its robust global expansion, Rosewood Hotel Group has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Michael Dojlidko as senior vice president – general counsel and group head of legal....

  • Cancun street art turns city into open-air museum

    The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau has welcomed an array of street artists set to transform the city’s public spaces through a vibrant street art movement. New colourful murals have already started to emerge on Cancun’s street walls and abandoned residential areas....