United Airlines and travel firm Orbitz have launched legal action against a site that finds cheap airfares.
Emirates expects this week to be its busiest of 2014, as travellers head home or abroad for the holiday season. Over 80,000 people will travel each day with Emirates on over 240 flights, according to the airline’s latest booking figures. This represents an increase of almost 23 per cent over last year.
Designed specifically with the LGBT market in mind, luxury travel collection Belmond has launched a new easy-to-navigate microsite featuring an exceptional range of travel experiences in welcoming destinations worldwide. Belmond has long been dedicated to helping LGBT travellers create memorable moments across the globe, from romantic beach escapes at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera to elegant wedding celebrations on board Belmond Royal Scotsman, the UK’s only luxury sleeper train.
The UK’s consumer and trade association representing the USA has appointed a new chief executive at a time when membership is at its highest and the USA remains the UK’s top outbound leisure travel destination. Tracey Spuyman, previously founder and managing director of the marketing agency Teamspirit which is now part of Chime Communication, has joined to lead the Association as it develops new programmes and activities for its 200-strong membership.
Bookassist has been crowned World’s Leading Booking Engine Technology Provider for a record third successive year at the World Travel Awards. This third win confirms Bookassist as the only booking engine provider in the world, specialised in hotels, to win three successive titles.
DFDS Seaways has been awarded the prestigious accolade of World’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2014 World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Anguilla for the fourth year in a row. The World Travel Awards, hailed as the premier awards programme for the travel and tourism industry, celebrates excellence throughout the global travel, tourism and hospitality sector.
oneworld has been named the World’s Leading Airline Alliance for the 12th year in a row by World Travel Awards during a Gala Ceremony in Anguilla. The World Travel Awards, which has been described by the Wall Street Journal as the “Oscars of the travel industry”, presented its top prizes at a glittering ceremony in Anguilla last night.
Etihad Airways has successfully defended its title as the World’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2014 in Anguilla. CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa welcomed 300 international hospitality industry leaders to the sunshine island to witness the Abu Dhabi flag-carrier take the title for the sixth consecutive year.
Award-winning actress Vivica Fox – star of ‘Independence Day’, ‘Batman & Robin’, and ‘Why do Fools Fall in Love’ – has been revealed as the host of the upcoming World Travel Awards Grand Final 2014. She will take her place among an exciting array of performers at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa on Sunday, December 7th.
Britain’s biggest scheduled airline and two train companies are making international travel easier for their customers in Wales and the West of England. A single booking will now combine air and rail travel, with hassle-free connections, thanks to a new partnership between British Airways, Heathrow Express and First Great Western. From December 5th these tickets will be available to book through travel agents for travel from 11 First Great Western stations.