Airbnb cancels thousands of bookings in Japan after law change

Travelling to Japan in June? If you’ve made a booking with Airbnb, you may have to find alternative accommodation. The online home-sharing giant has had to cancel thousands of reservations after Japan’s government put in place a new law around home-sharing. The law regulates Airbnb’s most popular destination market in the Asia Pacific region. Airbnb …

Aspire opens first Irish airport lounge

Aspire has opened its first airport lounge in the Republic of Ireland and the group’s 31st facility worldwide, with a new 80-capacity lounge at Cork airport. Facilities include dedicated zones for business, dining and relaxing, tableside charging, and complimentary food, drinks and newspapers. The food menu features “Best of Irish” choices including Clonakilty black and white …

Amex adds Lufthansa lounge access for premium cardholders at Frankfurt & Munich

Lufthansa lounges in Munich and Frankfurt are opening their doors to holders of American Express Platinum and Centurion cards who are travelling on a Lufthansa, Swiss or Austrian Airlines flight. As of the start of June Amex premium card members can enjoy complementary access to Lufthansa lounges in Frankfurt’s Terminal 1 Concourse B and Munich Airport’s …