Focus: Should you travel to Vegas for the WSOP?

With this year’s edition of the World Series of Poker launching next month, fans are already deliberating whether or not a trip to Las Vegas is worth it.



News: Finnair to go all-in on NDC by 2025

Finnair is to end support for all legacy Edifact content across the travel sector by end of 2025. The airline said it will offer tickets solely through New Distribution Capability.



News: Emirates begins reversing pandemic job cuts

Emirates has begun a worldwide campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to join its Dubai hub over the next six months.



News: American takes stake in Gol as codeshare expands

American expects to increase commercial cooperation with Gol to accelerate growth and create a more seamless experience for all customers.



News: Port of Southampton commissions Horizon terminal

The Port of Southampton has welcomed the opening of its newest cruise terminal. The ribbon cutting took place as part of London International Shipping Week.



News: CWT to restructure US$1.5bn debt pile

CWT has sought to refinance its operations after a tumultuous 18-months. The company has entered into an agreement with stakeholders representing over 90 per cent of its outstanding debt.



News: British Airways adds Azores to summer portfolio

British Airways has announced it will be adding the islands of São Miguel and Terceira in the beautiful Azores archipelago to its Heathrow short-haul network from next summer.



News: Royal Caribbean to debut Wonder of the Seas in March

Royal Caribbean International has announced that the largest cruise ship in the world, Wonder of the Seas, will debut in the United States next year.



News: Vaccination to be required for Expo 2020 Dubai entry

Visitors aged 18 and above will be required to present proof of any vaccine recognised by their national government or a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours.



News: Seera Group signs on for Saudi tourism resort

The Saudi Arabia Tourism Development Fund and Seera Group have signed a financing agreement to establish and operate the Raghadan Tourist Resort.



News: Serenia Residences signs US$140m Palm property deal

Serenia Residences has announced the purchase of the most expensive plot by a private investor in Dubai this year in one of the biggest land deals in the United Arab Emirates.



News: Sixt to launch robotaxis in Munich with Intel partnership

Sixt co-chief executive, Alexander Sixt, has announced a collaboration with Intel to begin offering autonomous ride-hailing services in Munich next year.



News: Schroeder confirmed as Kempinski chief executive

Bernold Schroeder has seen his roles as chairman of the management board and chief executive of Kempinski made permanent. He has been acting in the positions since December last year.



News: Baldwins Travel takeover deal secures future

A multi-million-pound takeover of Baldwins Travel by business group Inc & Co has been completed. The new company says the deal secures the travel agency’s high-street presence.



News: Passenger numbers continue to fall at Luton Airport

The most popular destinations for passengers travelling through the airport were Palma de Mallorca, Bucharest and Belfast, reflecting the traffic light system.



News: Boeing predicts aviation recovery by 2024

Boeing has released its annual forecast for the commercial, defence and space aerospace market, reflecting signs of a recovery following the impacts of Covid-19.



News: Domes of Corfu joins Autograph Collection

Only a 20-minute drive from Corfu International Airport and Old Town Corfu, a UNESCO World heritage site, guests have prime access to explore the very best of the island.



News: Travel Forward unveils exhibitor line-up for annual event

Travel Forward has confirmed a series of exhibitors for the annual event. The physical show is taking place at ExCeL London from November 1-3.



News: airBaltic surpasses 2019 route network

airBaltic has said that by connecting Baltic region with almost 90 routes across Europe and beyond, the airline has managed to surpass the number of routes offered during the same period in 2019.



News: Lufthansa signs new NDC deal with Travelport

The tech giant will distribute Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC content through the next-generation content distribution and travel retailing platform, Travelport+.