Adventure Pass: Travellers, never miss out on an Adventure again

Thrill-seeking travellers with a love of action sports will be able to travel without the hassle, expense and risk of bringing their own equipment thanks to a new annual subscription service, Adventure Pass. Launching with an Indiegogo campaign in November of 2016 an Adventure Pass gets travellers free rentals of adventure sporting gear in countries …

Fast-growing European shuttle platform GoOpti announces €4.4m funding

Leading European shuttle platform, GoOpti, today announced receipt of €2.9m in Series A funding and a further €1.5m in EU grant funding (Horizon 2020). Investors in the Series A included EBRD, Point Nine and RTA. The funds will be used to expand further across several European locations. GoOpti, available via web or mobile platform, connects …

Norwegian reports 16 per cent passenger growth in October

Norwegian carried almost 2.8 million passengers in October, an increase of 16 per cent compared to the same month in the previous year. The load factor was 88.4 per cent, an increase of 0.6 percentage points. Norwegian’s long-haul routes had a load factor of 95 per cent and a 56 per cent passenger growth. A total of 2,766,743 chose …

Marriott Hotels celebrates redesign of a London icon

Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International, today celebrates the grand re-opening of one of its most iconic properties in the UK, London Marriott Hotel County Hall, following the completion of a multi-million pound transformation. Set on London’s South Bank, County Hall offers guests an unparalleled panoramic view of London that takes in the Houses …

Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne: Europe’s leading MICE destination launches in 2017

Opening in Summer 2017, the highly anticipated Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne will herald a new era in Swiss hospitality to become a leading destination for the MICE audience. Award-winning architecture, state-of-the-art conference facilities, four hotels – from modern masterpiece to historic grandeur – a 10,000m² glass-clad Alpine spa and a world-class medical centre come together …

Norwegian launches the UK’s cheapest direct flight to Las Vegas from £179

Norwegian’s ground-breaking low-cost transatlantic flights continue as Las Vegas becomes eighth US destination. Low-cost airline Norwegian has today launched the UK’s cheapest direct flight to the bright lights of Las Vegas, as the carrier continues its rapid growth in Britain. From today, Europe’s third largest low-cost airline, will commence a new direct service to ‘Sin …

airBaltic joins Airlines for Europe

Airlines for Europe continues to attract new members with airBaltic joining Europe’s largest airline association. The Latvian network airline, which operates from bases in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, is headquartered in Riga. airBaltic joins A4E after a busy summer campaigning on minimising the impact of air traffic control (ATC) strikes, removing unreasonable taxes and lowering …

Finnair temporarily suspends Chongqing flights for four months in spring 2017

Finnair is temporarily suspending its flights between Helsinki and Chongqing from January 11, 2017 to May 2, 2017, as part of the airline’s measures to create adequate room for pilot training for its A350 operations. Finnair is preparing to grow its operations as the deliveries of Airbus A350 aircraft will continue in 2017, and this …

Westin Hotels setting new standard for well-being in Egypt’s capital

Westin Hotels and Resorts today announced the opening of Egypt’s best kept secret, The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes. The resort and spa is located in the prestigious, residential community of Katameya Dunes, anchored by a 27-hole championship golf course designed by world-renowned Nick Faldo and Brian Curley. With Westin’s signature wellness …