News: Lexus opens new business class lounge at Brussels Airport

The Lounge by Lexus at Brussels Airport marks a further expansion of Lexus beyond the premium automotive world as a global luxury lifestyle brand.



Focus: Apps and Accessories for Those Who Care About Design

Some people just don’t care about design, industrial or otherwise. If you are the kind of person who likes their computer sans design, then dude, you’re getting a Dell. When Dell was using that as a tagline, it felt more like a harsh threat to naughty kids. Back in the day, there were also many PC fans that hated Apple products, in part, because they focused so much on design.



Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Habitat Apartments

Having taken the title of Spain’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand for the past four years at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here takes a closer look at Habitat Apartments to find out what separates the company from its competitors.



Focus: Your Top Five Tips For Spending In Thailand

For many young people Thailand is a go to place to escape the stresses of college and enjoy a bit of travelling. It has so much to offer, from the hustle and bustle of the cities of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, to the glorious, idyllic Railay Beach and Phi Phi Islands.



News: Norwegian sees losses narrow in first quarter

Norwegian has reported a net loss of 46 million Norwegian kroner, or £4.1 million, for the three months ended March 31st. The quarter was characterised by international expansion, strong passenger growth and higher fuel cost, the carrier said.



News: Hainan Island extends visa waiver programme from May

From May 1st citizens of 59 countries can obtain 30-day visa-free access to Hainan Island, China. Travellers from countries including the United Kingdom, all EU countries, Balkan countries, United States, Canada and many more countries in Asia, Australia and South America are eligible for the new policy.



News: Boeing reports strong first quarter revenue

Boeing has reported first-quarter revenue of $23.4 billion, reflecting higher commercial deliveries, defence contract volume and services growth.



News: ITB China sells out ahead of 2018 show in Shanghai

After its premiere last year, the success of ITB China is set to continue. China’s new marketplace for the travel industry, taking place from May 16th-18th in Shanghai, is fully booked out one month before the show with a 50 per cent increase of the gross exhibition area compared to last year.



News: Ctrip.com takes stake in supersonic airplane developer Boom

Ctrip.com has announced the completion of a strategic investment in Boom Supersonic, the leading supersonic airplane developer. Boom is applying the proceeds to accelerate the development of the company’s Mach-2.2 airliner.



News: Kifaru House, Kenya, joins Elewana Collection

Anantara’s sister brand in Africa, Elewana Collection, has announced the latest addition to its wide-ranging portfolio – Elewana Kifaru House in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya.



News: Ryanair confirms first flights to Bosnia & Herzegovina

Ryanair has confirmed its first flights from Bosnia & Herzegovina with two new routes from Banja Luka to Brussels Charleroi and Memmingen.



News: Eurostar unveils new hotel collection

Eurostar is now offering customers access to an exclusive range of hand-picked hotels with special rates when booked together with travel.



News: GribbonBerry to handle UK communications for Avani Hotels

Avani Hotels & Resorts has appointed travel and lifestyle specialist PR agency GribbonBerry to handle communications for the UK media market with immediate effect.



News: Eurowings sees breakthrough in Vida union negotiations

The Eurowings Group, together with the Austrian transport and service union Vida, has achieved a breakthrough for the Vienna-based airline Eurowings Europe.



News: Thomas Cook Airlines increases capacity from Bristol for summer 2018

Thomas Cook Airlines will base an additional Airbus A320 aircraft at Bristol Airport from May 1st and increase its number of seats on sale from the airport to over 400,000 for the summer 2018 season.



News: Aeromexico and Jet Airways codeshare tickets go on sale

Aeromexico and Jet Airways have launched a codeshare partnership, with tickets going on sale. The carriers hope the deal will allow passengers to travel to and from both countries by connecting via London to Mexico City, Delhi or Mumbai, as of May.



News: Shurooq brings Vida Hotels brand to Sharjah with Emaar deal

The Sharjah Investment & Development Authority (Shurooq) has signed a management agreement with Emaar Hospitality Group to operate a lifestyle boutique hotel in the heart of Al Qasba, one of the most popular lifestyle and leisure destinations in the emirate.



News: AviaDev to highlight water scarcity during Cape Town event

AviaDev will be promoting water conservation during its event in Cape Town this June. The event, hosted in partnership with Cape Town Air Access and Tsogo Sun hotels, aims to ensure the 250 attendees expected “save like a local” during their visit.



News: Marriott to bring Edition brand to Tampa, Florida

Strategic Property Partners has announced plans to bring Marriott International’s modern luxury brand, Edition, to Tampa in the United States.



News: Ryanair places $3bn order with Boeing

Boeing and Ryanair have announced they finalised an order for 25 additional high-capacity 737 MAX 8 airplanes.