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News: Four Seasons Hotels to add second San Francisco property


Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has been selected by an affiliate of Westbrook Partners to manage its hotel in the 345 California Centre building in San Francisco’s financial district.

News: Virgin Atlantic places A330 order in Paris


The firm order for eight aircraft and six additional on lease from Air Lease Corporation, was signed at the Paris Air Show by Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic chief executive and Guillaume Faury, Airbus chief executive.

News: Boeing predicts strong aviation market for decades to come


A strong commercial aviation industry, stable defence spending and the need to service all platforms throughout their lifecycle are driving a growing aerospace market, according to the Boeing Market Outlook.

News: Airbus unveils A321XLR during Paris Air Show


The A321XLR thus becomes the next evolutionary step for the brand and creates more value for the airlines by bringing a 30 per cent lower fuel burn per seat than the previous generation of aircraft.

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Joss Croft, chief executive, UKinbound


Having taken up the role of chief executive with trade body UKinbound in November last year, Joss Croft brings more than two decades of experience to the position. Here he sits down with Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole to discuss the health of the UK tourism industry, the impact of the interminable Brexit saga and his ambitions for the organisation over the coming year

News: Leslie to head team at Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles


Mark Leslie has an impressive track record in the luxury hospitality sector, having worked with respected brands in many countries around the globe, including Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Australia, Seychelles and the Maldives.

News: Minister Bartlett takes resilience message to Azerbaijan


Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, has met with some of the leading partners in the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre to discuss the projects the body will launch following the opening of its new physical facility on Mona campus of the University of the West Indies in October this year.

News: Aloft Dublin City takes brand into Ireland for first time


Marriott International has announced the official opening of the design-led Aloft Dublin City, the first Aloft hotel to open in Ireland. The hotel is located in the Blackpitts area of Dublin’s Liberties, one of the capital’s most dynamic quarters.

News: Six Senses Hotels unveils Iceland property


With Iceland enjoying clean air, sustainable energy and high national happiness, it is no surprise that Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is daydreaming about the country of fire and ice for its next development: Six Senses Össurá Valley.

News: P&O Cruises celebrates latest Iona construction milestone


A key stage in the construction of Britain’s newest and most contemporary cruise ship has been marked at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. The team building P&O Cruises 180,000-ton ship, Iona, which will be powered by liquefied natural gas, celebrated the milestone with the traditional coin-laying ceremony.

News: Rove at the Park expands mid-sector accommodation options in Dubai


Rove Hotels has opened its sixth hotel in Dubai, Rove at the Park, in Dubai Parks & Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. The large property has 579 comfortably sized rooms and interconnecting family rooms, making it an ideal choice for families and groups.

News: Jamaica minister of tourism promotes destination in Paris


Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, and Donovan White, director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board, were in Paris to meet with major tour operators. On the agenda was a meeting with Promovacances, France’s second largest tour operator which rolled out a Jamaica programme earlier this year.

News: Tourism leads surge in Dubai business growth


Signalling growing investor confidence in Dubai, new business licenses issued in the emirate during the first four months of 2019 increased 35 per cent compared to the same period of 2018 according to a report issued by the Department of Economic Development.

News: Palm Jumeirah takes centre stage with Dubai Summer Surprises


With nearly a week to go until the start of the 22nd edition of Dubai Summer Surprises, Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment has announced the highlights of this year’s exciting and fun-filled programme.

News: Japan Airlines takes delivery of first A350 XWB


Japan Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL.

News: W Dubai – The Palm to welcome What She Said event this month


W Dubai – The Palm is set to launch an innovative new ‘What She Said’ event featuring inspirational women, where fashion and femininity will take centre stage of the conversations.

News: Śešo to lead Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai


Śešo held several positions within Accor and will now be heading the hotel’s operation with 244 units of rooms and apartments conveniently located in Dubai’s most sought-after destination, Downtown Dubai.

News: Airbus draws inspiration from nature for next generation wing tips


Airbus engineers have developed a scale-model aeroplane with the first in-flight, flapping wing-tips that could revolutionise aircraft wing-design. The aerospace giant has drawn on nature to develop its ‘semi-aeroelastic hinge’ concept to reduce drag and overall wing weight, while combating the effects of turbulence and wind gusts.

News: NATS records busiest day of airline traffic over UK


In May, NATS handled 236,122 flights in UK airspace, an increase of 1.6 per cent compared to the same month last year. There was growth in most areas of the operation, in particular in non-transatlantic international overflying traffic.

News: Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort unveils celestial new spa


Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort is inviting guests to soothe their bodies and stimulate their senses at the Sala Spa Chaweng, its brand-new wellness centre. The facility is nestled in the heart of the recently-unveiled Garden Wing.

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