Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines have announced an order for five more 787-8 Dreamliners and a commitment to purchase two large freighters. The agreement, announced at the 2017 Dubai Air Show, is valued at about $1.9 billion at current list prices. The freighter commitment will be finalised later. Azerbaijan Airlines also...
Celebrity Cruises has unveiled Celebrity Flora, a marine exploration boat designed expressly for the Galapagos Islands. One of the most energy-efficient ship of its size in the diverse archipelago, the 100-guest Celebrity Flora will offer seamless sea-to-shore transportation, and includes anchorless technology that maintains the ship’s position while protecting the...
Paris Convention Centre has been inaugurated in the presence of Valérie Pécresse, president of the Île-de-France Regional Council, Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, and Michel Cadot, prefect of police for Paris. The centre is located within the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition complex, which is undergoing a ten-year renovation...
Jamaican minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett has welcomed delegates to the Montego Bay Convention Centre for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Global Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism. With more than 1,300 delegates registered to attend over three days, the event will be the largest...
Princess Cruises has seen a major increase in UK guests booking Japan cruises. Next year’s bookings are up by over 75 per cent on the same time last year, which represents one of the highest periods of growth since Princess started sailing to Asia in 1987. Overall, Princess has...
Saga Holidays has announced the appointment of Iain Powell as head of trade sales for both Saga holidays and Saga Cruises. Powell joins Saga on January 15th from Carnival UK where he was a business manager within the National Travel Partnerships team, managing the regional sales team.  His earlier career...
Leaders of the ski industry are arriving in Kitzbühel, Austria, as the final preparations are put in place for the fifth annual World Ski Awards. Ski tourism’s event of the year will be staged at the five star A-ROSA Kitzbühel for the fifth consecutive year from the November 17th-19th. An extensive...
Silversea’s Silver Cloud has completed an extensive two-month refurbishment at a total investment of over $USD40 million to become an ice-class expedition vessel. The ship has undergone comprehensive enhancements to bring guests the luxury, style and comfort synonymous with Silversea’s classic vessels while maximising guests’ expedition experience. The ship is...
Boeing and Emirates have announced a commitment to purchase 40 787-10 Dreamliners at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The deal, including airplanes and related equipment, is valued at $15.1 billion at current list prices. Emirates is the world’s largest Boeing 777 operator and will be the first to receive the new 777X...
Jetex Flight Support will build an aircraft hangar at the Jetex fixed based operations terminal near Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South Aviation District. The news underlines the strength and position of Jetex as it continues to expand both its global reach and market share in the UAE. Set...