News: GNTB launches German Summer Cities campaign

The German National Tourist Board has announced a new worldwide campaign for next year. The latest campaign comes in addition to the recently introduced 100-years of Bauhaus, which will celebrate the artistic movement.



News: InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong prepares to welcome World Travel Awards

The luxurious InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong is making final preparations as it steps up to host the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2018.



News: CLIA seeks to reassure passengers following Norwegian Star fall

The Cruise Lines International Association has moved to allay fears after a passenger spent ten hours in the water after falling overboard from Norwegian Star.



News: Virgin launches new company-wide loyalty scheme

A new company, Virgin Group Loyalty Company, will be set up to own and manage this exciting programme. Virgin Red, an existing loyalty start-up within the group, will also be integrated into the new group-wide loyalty programme.



News: Japan National Tourism Organisation appoints Black Diamond in UK

London-based communications agency, Black Diamond, has been appointed by Japan National Tourism Organisation to act as its first retained public relations agency in the UK following a competitive pitch process.



News: Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading opens to first guests

Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading is the first Hyatt-branded hotel in north-west Shanghai, providing a one-stop, energising hotel experience for travellers and local guests to connect with who and what matters to them most.



News: Travelport partners with IBM for new AI-driven travel manager

Travelport and strategic technology partner IBM have introduced IBM Travel Manager, an AI platform designed to help businesses manage corporate travel spend.



News: Iberia boosts flights to Buenos Aires and Mexico City

Starting with this year’s winter season, Iberia is boosting its services to Latin America with three additional weekly flights to both Buenos Aires and Mexico City.



News: P&O Cruises to remove daily service charge from May

P&O Cruises has announced it will remove its daily on-board discretionary service charge from May next year. The move will apply across the P&O Cruises fleet. 



News: Lanesborough launches movie nights in partnership with the White Company

Debuting in December, just in time for Christmas, the experience is held in the intimate surrounds of the club’s member’s only lounge and is replete with Michelin-star cuisine, soul-enriching spa treatments, and a private film screening of guests’ choosing.



News: World Travel Awards heads to Guayaquil for Latin America Gala Ceremony

The beautiful city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, is making final preparations ahead of hosting Latin America’s most important travel and tourism event of the year.



News: New afternoon tea from the Sanya Edition Hotel

The first hotel to enter China from the Edition brand, the Sanya Edition Hotel has been praised by guests for its stylish design style and exciting multi-functional activities.



News: Alipay rolls out tax refund service to South Korea travellers

Alipay Group has announced that it has partnered with Global Tax Free, a tax refund agency, to launch the world’s first paperless mobile tax refund function in South Korea.



Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Hamburg, Germany

A notorious seaport for decades, Hamburg has recently cleaned up its image to become a culinary capital of northern Germany. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole drops in for a weekend break to see how things have changed



News: Changi Airport launches new Singapore stopover programme

Changi Airport Group has announced the launch of its Changi Stopovers programme, aimed at enticing passengers travelling through Singapore to stop and explore the Lion City.



News: Manchester Airport celebrates latest milestone in transformation

Manchester Airport is marking one year of construction on the biggest investment project in its history by releasing stunning images showing the work completed so far.



News: Delta Air Lines signs codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways

Delta’s flight code is placed on Kenya Airways’ flights from Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Accra to Nairobi, enhancing connectivity and providing customers with a seamless one-stop travel experience from the United States.



News: FCM Travel Solutions adds Algeria and Kuwait to global network

FCM Travel Solutions is continuing to expand its footprint after signing partnership agreements with GoFly in Algeria and Travel Club Travel & Tourism in Kuwait. In addition, Ciarán Kelly has been promoted to managing director, United Arab Emirates, at FCM’s parent company, Flight Centre Travel Group.



News: Further increases for airBaltic passenger numbers in July

airBaltic transported a record number of passengers in July, with 452,646 people taking their seats. The figure is an increase of 15 per cent on the same month last year.



News: Civil Aviation Authority finds decline in airline passenger satisfaction in UK

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its latest UK Aviation Consumer Survey, which shows that overall satisfaction with flying has fallen.