Monday, April 23, 2018

Cruise News

Smith named senior captain of upcoming Azamara Pursuit

Azamara Club Cruises has announced the three officers of its new ship, Azamara Pursuit, which will join the fleet in August 2018. Senior captain Carl Smith and cruise director Tony Markey, both from the...

Rifai urges tourism sector to carefully manage visitor growth

UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai has warned the hospitality sector it must carefully manage growth if the world is to avoid the pitfalls of over-tourism. Some 1.2 billion travellers will cross an international boundary in...

Dubai Airshow 2017: Indigo signs $49.5bn deal with Airbus in largest ever order

Indigo Partners’ has signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of 430 A320neo Family aircraft from Airbus. The deal is Airbus’ largest ever single plane order. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra-low-cost...

Holland America Line holds coin ceremony for ms Nieuw Statendam

In anticipation of the upcoming float-out of ms Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line held the ship’s coin ceremony at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following Italian shipbuilding tradition, Anne Marie Bartels, a member of...

Jamaican prime minister Holness calls for inclusivity in tourism

Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica, has praised the potential of tourism as a tool of development, while warning growth in the sector must be sustainable. He was speaking at the UNWTO-organised Global Conference...

Eurostar unveils new customer loyalty programme, Club Eurostar

Eurostar has launched a new loyalty programme, Club Eurostar. Available to leisure and business travellers, the new programme offers more flexibility, additional benefits, and is accessible to all passengers across the world without any...

Peruvian food conquers the globe at World Travel Awards

Peru has been chosen as the World’s Leading Culinary Destination by the World Travel Awards for the sixth consecutive year. Tasting its flavours and experiencing the diversity of its fresh produce is a delight...

Corinthia Palace in Malta offered for exclusive use

Conference, meeting and incentive bookers looking for a truly unique venue need look no further. In a new initiative for Corinthia Hotel’s inaugural property, the historic Corinthia Palace in Malta can now be booked...

Norway extends VFS Global visa processing partnership

Norway has awarded VFS Global an extension to its global contract for visa processing services. The contract extension covers four regions – Europe & Russia, Asia & Oceania, Middle East & Africa, and the...

Vietnam Airlines reaches 200 million passenger milestone

To commemorate this achievement during over two decades of establishment and development, Vietnam Airlines hosted a ceremony to welcome the 200 millionth passenger with the honoured presences of senior officials from ministry of transport,...