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More than five million Brits holidaying at home this August Bank Holiday weekend

VisitEngland’s Bank Holiday Trip Tracker (link is external) survey shows that 5.1 million Brits are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this weekend, with 4.6 million planning a holiday in England.     Source: Travelandtourworld.

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Applications open for VisitEngland Awards celebrating best of English tourism

The awards, now in its 28th year, recognises businesses and individuals that offer exceptional products and customer service.   This year will see ‘Family Friendly Business of the Year’, ‘GREAT China Welcome of the Year’ and ‘Afternoon Tea of the Year’ added to the list of 16 core categories including hotel, boutique/guest accommodation, bed and […]

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American Airlines Celebrates 10,000 Years of Experience With 45+ Years of Service

Last night, at a black tie dinner in Dallas, American Airlines honored more than 200 employees celebrating at least 45 years of service and 35 or more years for pilots due to the mandatory retirement age. These special employees’ tenure with the airline combine to total nearly 10,000 years of experience.     Source: Travelandtourworld.

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Lufthansa welcomes outcome of UFO referendum on new CLAs

Deutsche Lufthansa AG welcomes the approval by the members of the Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organisation (UFO), the union of the company’s cabin crew staff, of the terms and conditions of the proposed new collective labor agreements (CLAs) for Lufthansa’s cabin personnel. The approval promises longer-term industrial peace on the CLA front.     Source: Travelandtourworld.

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Princess Cruises Presents Majestic Princess

Princess Cruises today unveiled designs and announced key features of Majestic Princess, the newest and most luxurious ship in the global fleet. Departing April 4, Majestic Princess will sail on her inaugural voyage, a five-day Adriatic Sea cruise roundtrip from Rome with stops in Kotor and Corfu.     Source: Travelandtourworld.

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Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo Offers Autumn Delights – Japanese Style

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, leading Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko’s one-of-a-kind five-star flagship property, will start offering fall specials featuring Japanese cultural activities and seasonal dining specials at Kinsui, the hotel’s premier “ryotei-style,” private rooms-only Japanese restaurant. Kinsui, built in traditional “sukiya-style” Japanese architecture, is located in the hotel’s renowned Japanese botanical garden, which puts on […]

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Carnival Miracle To Operate Unique 14-Day Alaska Cruise Round-Trip In September 2017

For the first time, Carnival Cruise Line will offer a 14-day Alaskan adventure round-trip from Long Beach, Calif., in September 2017 featuring seven spectacular destinations, including Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the line’s first visit to Icy Strait Point, an unspoiled wilderness area offering some of the best whale and bear watching […]

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MGM Resorts International Rolls Out Solar Powered Mobile Device Charging Solution

MGM Resorts International has begun its rollout of Powersol, demonstrating that MGM continues to lead the hospitality industry by adopting relevant tech amenities and working with ground breaking companies like ZON.     Source: Travelandtourworld.

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Chengdu Fuels Aviation Growth With World Routes

One of the rising stars of the Chinese economy, the emerging city of Chengdu, will move closer towards its ambition of becoming the main transport hub for western China when it hosts the World Routes aviation forum next month (24-27 September).     Source: Travelandtourworld.

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Southwest Airlines Pilots Picket at Love Field Airport

After working more than four years without a contract, pilots from the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) gathered today at the Dallas Love Field Airport terminal to stand together in an informational picket to display their dissatisfaction. A line of pilots stretched outside from ticketing to baggage claim, stoically holding signs in an expression of […]

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