News: Carnival Panorama celebrates construction milestone with coin ceremony in Italy

With its California debut now less than a year away, Carnival Panorama’s exterior completion was celebrated at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, during which a commemorative coin was welded to the ship’s mast in a time-honoured maritime tradition.

News: Boeing agrees terms with Embraer for strategic partnership

The approved terms define the joint venture comprising the commercial aircraft and services operations of Embraer, in which Boeing will hold an 80 per cent ownership stake and Embraer will hold the remaining 20 per cent.

News: ABTA to launch national ad campaign on Christmas Day

The campaign - entitled Travel with Confidence - will launch with a series of four different radio adverts, aiming to encourage people to book with an ABTA member while also increasing understanding of the organisation’s offer of support, protection and expertise.

News: FIHA: Ivory Coast moves into investment spotlight

Opportunities for hotel development in Ivory Coast are at their strongest for a long time, as the country continues to bounce back from internal conflict.

News: Ras Al Khaimah seeks three million visitors annually by 2025 with launch of new tourism strategy

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has today launched its new Destination Strategy 2019-2021. The new strategy is set to implement best practices as per international standards to fuel a sustainable tourism-driven economic growth in Ras Al Khaimah.

News: Eurostar prepares for festive getaway

Eurostar is expecting a busy Christmas period, with over 379,500 passengers booked to travel before January 1st. The figure represents a 4.6 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.

News: CAA publishes new airspace modernisation strategy for UK

The new strategy is in response to the government tasking the Civil Aviation Authority with preparing and maintaining a co-ordinated strategy and plan for the use of UK airspace up to 2040, including modernisation.

News: UK government launches consultation on long-term future of aviation sector

The document proposes new measures to ensure the UK’s aviation sector continues to bring significant benefits to the UK economy and citizens up to 2050 and beyond, including a new passenger charter, practical requirements to reduce emissions and noise levels and more use of innovative technology.

News: Vibe extends partnership with Capita Travel & Events

Vibe is furthering its partnership with Capita Travel & Events, a UK specialist in travel, meetings and event management.

News: Andaz Dubai La Mer pencilled in for 2020 opening

Hyatt has entered into a management agreement with Wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, for the development of an Andaz-branded hotel at La Me - a vibrant lifestyle district in the coastal area of Jumeirah.

News: Boeing delivers first 737 plane from Zhoushan facility in China

Boeing and joint venture partner Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China have celebrated the delivery of the first airplane from the new 737 completion and delivery centre in Zhoushan, China.

News: Honfleur takes to water for first time

Brittany Ferries’ brand-new LNG-powered cruise ferry, Honfleur, has taken to the water for the first time at a traditional ship launching ceremony at the FSG shipyard in Flensburg, Germany.

News: London Airports prepare for record passenger numbers as festive getaway begins

Airports in London are preparing for the busy Christmas period, with millions of passengers expected to fly out of the UK on festive breaks over the next week.

News: CHTA predicts strong winter season as airlift takes off

The Caribbean’s private sector has a unique opportunity to generate strong profits in the new year with the unprecedented quantity of airlift coming into the region.

News: Radisson Blu Leninsky Prospect Hotel, Moscow, signed for 2021 opening

A collaboration with Sherwood Premier, the 150-room property will bring the group’s portfolio in Moscow and its surrounding area to eight hotels and 2,260 rooms in operation or under development.

News: Brits to pay €7 for ETIAS accreditation when travelling to Europe from 2021

Britons wishing to travel to Europe will have to pay €7 every three months from 2021, the European Commission has confirmed. The European Travel Information & Authorisation System will allow visa-free travel within the Schengen zone for up to 90 days at a time.

News: CAA urges crackdown on drunken passengers over Christmas

With 4.5 million passengers set to jet off from the UK during the festive flying period, the Civil Aviation Authority is today warning travellers of the consequences of disruptive behaviour on board an aircraft.

News: Martin appointed chief executive of Luton Airport as Barton departs

Alberto Martin, the airport’s current planning and investment director, will replace current chief Nick Barton who has taken the decision to step down from his role to take up a new professional challenge in the New Year.

News: Mar del Cabo expands Velas Resort Mexico footprint

Mar del Cabo has debuted on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula with a new look after a US$4 million renovation of the former Marbella Suites.

News: Lot Polish Airlines takes off for London City Airport

A new connection between London City Airport and Warsaw Chopin Airport has been welcomed by businesses and diplomats in Warsaw. From today, Lot Polish Airlines will commence operations at London City Airport for the first time, serving the Polish capital city up to twice a day.