Tag Archives: News

News: ACI World encourages government openness toward airport privatisation

Airports Council International World has launched a new policy brief on airport privatisation and funding at a time when critical investment decisions are being taken by airports around the world. The brief, entitled Creating Fertile Grounds for Private Investment in Airports, was jointly produced with global consultancy InterVistas and was officially launched at the 28th ACI World Annual General Assembly, ...

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News: Rove La Mer to open in Dubai ahead of Expo 2020

Rove Hotels has announced Rove La Mer, located in the heart of La Mer, Dubai’s new beachfront. Set by the Arabian Gulf and with views of the city skyline, the 366-room Rove La Mer marks the newest addition to the growing portfolio of properties in the UAE. Stretching into the ocean in the Jumeirah 1 neighbourhood, La Mer offers an ...

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News: UKinbound launches campaign to tackle UK language skills crisis

A report released by travel trade association UKinbound has uncovered a growing language skills gap facing the UK tourism industry, caused by a combination of Brexit and the decline of language training in the UK.  The new research undertaken by Canterbury Christ Church University highlights the current lack of capacity in the UK’s education system to meet the shortfall in ...

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News: Eurocontrol chief warns of millions of grounded passengers by 2040

Eamonn Brennan was speaking at the ACI General Assembly in Brussels The director general of Eurocontrol has addressed the capacity challenges faced by European aviation in 2018 and in the future, arguing capacity constrains could see passengers grounded in the near future. Speaking at the ACI General Assembly held in Brussels, Eamonn Brennan underlined that the first five months of ...

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Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Widerøe chief executive, Stein Nilsen

Norwegian carrier Widerøe has welcomed the inaugural flight of an electric two-seater plane, in what the airline hopes will be the first step toward a viable passenger operation. The plane, made by Slovenian manufacturer Pipistrel, took off from Oslo Airport with Norwegian transport minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen onboard. Although the aircraft can only fly for an hour, Widerøe argues the short ...

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News: Oman Air strengthens team in UK

Oman Air has announced two new appointments to its UK team. Nick Beauchamp has been appointed as the new sales executive and his role will contribute towards growing Oman Air’s UK sales revenue and growing its portfolio of clients.  He will be promoting Oman Air’s brand, products and services through primary distribution channels and developing and account managing commercial agreements ...

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News: Grand Central tops satisfaction ratings in UK rail

Grand Central has taken top honours for passenger satisfaction in a national survey of rail users. Transport Focus today released figures for its twice yearly National Rail Passenger Survey for spring 2018. Grand Central was ranked top for overall satisfaction, and best value long distance train operator for the sixth year running. The National Rail Passenger Survey reveals that 95 ...

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News: Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa to open in France

The storied history of Champagne – one of the world’s great wine regions – will take on another dimension this summer with the launch of the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa. The hotel will make its debut as the destination’s first contemporary luxury hotel, which embraces the lush bounty of the wineries and the surrounding UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests ...

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News: Heathrow expansion likely to face judicial review

DAC Beachcroft, legal advisers to the consortium proposing an extended runway at Heathrow Airport, have written to secretary of state for transport, Chris Grayling, highlighting what it calls serious errors by his department in the Airports National Policy Statement. The group behind the move, Heathrow Hub, has also indicated it will likely be legally challenged under section 13 of the ...

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