Month: December 2016

Jet Airways introduces widebody services on additional domestic and international routes

MUMBAI – Jet Airways , India’s premier full service international airline, will introduce its wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft on certain additional domestic and international routes, thereby boosting capacity on other key sectors and extending guests, a superior onboard experience. The state-of-the-art aircraft will be deployed on the Mumbai-Kuwait-Mumbai and Mumbai-Jeddah-Mumbai routes, aside from Mumbai-Chennai-Mumbai and Mumbai-Bangalore-Mumbai legs on the airline’s domestic network. While the wide-body service between Mumbai-Chennai-Mumbai is slated to begin from Sunday, January 15, 2017, the airline will commence its Mumbai-Jeddah-Mumbai and Mumbai-Bangalore-Mumbai services from January 16, 2017. The Mumbai-Kuwait-Mumbai wide-body service is scheduled to start from...

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BHA: British inbound tourism figures decline in October

Despite predictions of a post Brexit surge, the number of leisure tourists coming to the UK has declined for the second consecutive month, according to the British Hospitality Association Travel Monitor. At the same time, outbound holiday travel is growing strongly. The BHA Travel Monitor, launched by the British Hospitality Association last month, reveals that inbound holiday passengers visiting the UK are in decline while outbound holiday passengers are increasing, suggesting a worrying trend for the domestic UK tourism and leisure industry. Some predictions claimed that the fall in the price of sterling after the EU referendum would lead...

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Lufthansa: New summer destinations from Munich

Starting next summer, Lufthansa will be extending its route network from Munich to include two great new flight destinations – from 28 March 2017, there will be flights six times a week from Munich to Nantes in the Pays de la Loire region of France and, at the beginning of the Easter holidays, on 9 April, Lufthansa will for the first time be offering flights from Bavaria‘s capital city to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. In addition, from 27 March 2017 onwards, there will also be flights departing from Frankfurt every Monday, Thursday and Friday to the pilgrimage...

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TUI study: Travel behaviour of the Germans over the holiday period

First of all celebrate Christmas within your own four walls and afterwards go away on holiday. That is how the planning of many Germans looks for the coming Christmas holiday and the turn of the year. This is shown by a representative survey commissioned by TUI and conducted by TNS Infratest among around 1,000 persons. According to the results, 61.2 percent of the respondents celebrate Christmas in classical style at home. The Germans are thus also in line with the European trend. Similar results were obtained in Austria and Great Britain, where the study was also carried out by...

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Cathay Pacific launches Hertz partnership

Cathay Pacific has signed a new partnership with Hertz Global, which sees the car rental company become the airline’s exclusive online car rental service provider. Cathay Pacific passengers who make flight or travel package bookings online through its website can also enjoy significant discounts on Hertz Rent A Car basic car rental, starting with a special introductory offer of up to 20% off. In addition, Marco Polo Club members are eligible to receive complimentary car class upgrades, thereby ensuring peace of mind, convenience, great value and quality service. As a result of the new partnership, Cathay Pacific passengers will...

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