John Hays dies at the age of 71, founder of the Hays Travel

All the travel industry is mourning at the passing of John Hays, the founder and managing director of Hays Travel, who died today at the age of 71. A statement from the company said he died at work, doing “the job he loved”. John, who with his wife and co-owner Irene Hays bought the Thomas...
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Leone takes up leadership of Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort has announced the appointment of Savino Leone to the role of general manager at the prestigious hotel. Joining the property with more than 25 years of hospitality experience, Leone has had an extensive international career, having held roles spanning the globe in countries including Japan, Egypt, the UK, Dubai and...
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News: Milestone Hotel launches new Royal Afternoon Tea

This weekend we are treated to the new release of the much-anticipated season four of The Crown. In celebration, the Milestone Hotel & Residences, located in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens, has announced a Royal Afternoon Tea. Once open to the public on December 3rd, guests...
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News: Hurtigruten extends book with confidence offer

Hurtigruten has extended its book with confidence offer until the end of December. The offer is valid for all bookings made from the September 1st for all recently launched 2021 and 2022 costal and expedition voyages. To reassure and support guests during the ongoing uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, the offer gives guests the opportunity...
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News: Tianguis Turístico to take place in person in September next year

Miguel Torruco Marqués, minister of tourism for Mexico, and the governor of the state of Yucatán, Mauricio Vila Dosal, have boldly confirmed Tianguis Turístico will take place in person next year. With other events – including industry leader ITB Berlin – going virtual once again in 2021, Mexican authorities are confident they have measures in...
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Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: João Carlos Pó Jorge, managing director, LAM – Mozambique Airlines

Voters at the World Travel Awards have honoured LAM – Mozambique Airlines with a prestigious trophy, with Breaking Travel News here chatting to managing director, João Carlos Pó Jorge, to find out more Breaking Travel News: Congratulations – LAM – Mozambique Airlines has been recognised as offering Africa’s Leading In-flight Magazine by voters at the...
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News: Lufthansa to offer ‘negative only’ flights between German cities

Lufthansa will start the first test runs for comprehensive Covid-19 antigen rapid tests on selected routes between Munich and Hamburg on November 12th. In partnership with Munich and Hamburg airports, as well as biotech company Centogene and the Medicover Group’s medical care centre, MVZ Martinsried, the airline is offering its customers the opportunity to be...
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News: BALPA urges potential trainee pilots to look elsewhere

BALPA, the trade union for pilots in the UK, has issued an extraordinary warning to anyone who is thinking about embarking on a pilot training course – “think again”. The union has taken the step to help avoid students paying upwards of £100,000 for training only to find there are no jobs available at the...
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News: Kitzbühel prepares for ski season with new Covid-19 measures

The ski season in Kitzbühel officially began at the end of last month with a flurry of health and safety measures put in place so that everyone can travel this winter. At present, selected slopes are open to professional skiers only, with the resort planning to open fully to the public on November 30th, when...
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News: Innside Newcastle to welcome first guests next month

Meliá Hotels International has announced the upcoming opening of Innside Newcastle. The property will welcome its first guests on December 14th. The 161-room hotel, complete with five creative meeting spaces, will be located in the heart of the city on the historical Quayside, offering breath-taking views across the River Tyne and an eclectic home-from-home feel...
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