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News: Heathrow commissions report into pre-flight testing

 

The results of pre-departure testing trials carried out by four transatlantic carriers at Heathrow will be brought together by a study commissioned by the airport.

News: Crowne Plaza Warsaw takes brand into Poland

 

The hotel will form part of the Warsaw Hub, a newly-built modern business complex by Ghelamco Poland, offering a unique combination of office and retail space.

News: Cirium predicts 4,600 fewer aircraft deliveries following Covid-19

 

China will be the biggest destination for new commercial and passenger aircraft deliveries between 2020 and 2039, with a 22 per cent share – one point ahead of the rest of Asia combined.

News: Radisson to scale up investment in serviced apartments sector

 

Radisson Hotel Group has plans to more than double its serviced apartments portfolio within the next five years across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

News: Air Transat launches booking portal to UK-based agents

 

The Canadian carrier said users would gain fare parity with existing web only fares, access and ability to book all ancillary items seamlessly and an increased booking window.

News: SpiceJet lands in Ras al Khaimah for first time

 

Touching down just before 01:00 on Friday morning, SpiceJet’s flight SG160 from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi was given the traditional water cannon salute.

News: ETOA partners with UKinbound for Britain & Ireland Marketplace

 

ETOA and UKInbound will work together to host the first online Britain & Ireland Marketplace next month. The event brings together suppliers with the main product buyers.

News: Super Nintendo World to open in Japan in February

 

The location brings to life a highly themed land featuring legendary worlds, characters and adventures where guests will be able to play inside their favourite Nintendo games.

Focus: Cancun Airport Transportation: Changing Lives One Trip at a Time

 

Are you relinquishing the idea of visiting the beautiful suburbs of Mexico only because you face any issue with transportation? Don’t worry. This is the case with most travelers. That is because more than the language, the principal issue you face in a new place is commutation.

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Steve Sammut, chief executive, Rocky Mountaineer

 

Having been honoured by voters at the World Travel Awards, Steve Sammut, chief executive of Rocky Mountaineer, here tells Breaking Travel News how it feels to have won the prestigious title

News: Qantas cuts 2,000 staff as ground handling is outsourced

 

Qantas has notified around 2,000 employees that it will move to outsource ground handling operations at ten airports across Australia as it battles back from the Covid-19 shutdown.

News: Which? urges passengers to book direct with providers

 

Holidaymakers are usually better off avoiding booking sites when arranging a holiday and booking directly with a travel provider instead, according to Which?.

News: Accor creates new lifestyle business with Ennismore

 

Accor will merge its lifestyle brands with London-based group Ennismore. The new entity will be two-thirds owned by Accor and one-third owned by Ennismore founder Sharan Pasricha.

News: Brittany Ferries welcomes Galicia to fleet

 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the debut event for the new ship took place virtually, in an online inauguration ceremony – a first for the company.

News: Vistara to launch Mumbai connection in January

 

The airline will operate the flights three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - complementing its recently-launched service between Delhi and London Heathrow.

News: Atlantis, the Palm honoured by World Travel Awards

 

While Atlantis, the Palm has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, along with hospitality across the Middle East, the property has returned to market in recent months, stronger than ever.

News: Etihad to launch new Beijing flights in December

 

Etihad has unveiled plans for another route to China, with flights from Beijing to Abu Dhabi to launch on December 7th. The service will operate weekly using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

News: The Dilly to launch in London next spring

 

In early 2021, Le Méridien Piccadilly will become the Dilly, an independently owned and operated hotel. The historic hotel dates back to 1908 and will be refreshed before relaunch.

News: ABTA launches chargeback helpline to members

 

ABTA has launched two new member advice helplines. They will provide advice on how best to dispute a chargeback, or how to protect a business from data breaches.

News: Finnair takes inflight dining options into supermarkets

 

Finnair is bringing its famous signature blueberry juice drink to travel-thirsty grounded customers by making it available to buy in supermarkets across Finland.

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