Entries by Dave

Milestone for Travelodge as 600th hotel launches at iconic cricket venue

Travelodge, the UK’s pioneering budget hotel chain, has proudly opened its 600th hotel, situated at the iconic London Oval Cricket Ground. The significant milestone was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Travelodge Chairman Martin Robinson, CEO Jo Boydell, ex-England Cricket Captain and Surrey County Cricket Club Director Alec Stewart OBE and Surrey County Cricket […]

Air France introduces premium concierge services at Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Starting 11 June 2024, Air France will be enhancing the travel experience for its customers at Paris-Charles de Gaulle with the introduction of new concierge services. These services will be available for all bookings on Air France-operated flights or those code-shared with partner airlines. Air France Conciergerie will offer a variety of bespoke services for […]

New British Airways route to Tromsø

British Airways has announced the launch of its first-ever flight to Tromsø, Norway, set to commence on 1 December 2024. This new route will make Tromsø the airline’s most northerly destination, offering UK-based business travellers and holidaymakers alike a unique opportunity to explore this Arctic gem. Tromsø, renowned for its spectacular views of the aurora […]

EU Travel Tech files GDPR complaint against Ryanair over biometric verification

EU Travel Tech has officially lodged a complaint with the French and Belgian Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) against Ryanair, challenging the airline’s recent mandate for biometric data processing for customer verification. This requirement, announced on 8 December 2023, necessitates that customers without an existing account, including those booking through Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), provide live […]

United Airlines celebrates Wrexham’s promotion with exclusive onboard amenities

United Airlines has unveiled new, limited-edition Wrexham AFC amenity kits and pyjamas to mark the football team’s recent promotion to League One and their growing global popularity, fueled by the Emmy® award-winning show “FX’s Welcome to Wrexham” now available on Hulu. These exclusive items are part of United’s extensive sponsorship of Wrexham AFC and will […]

Celebrate International Tea Day with Emirates and Dilmah’s expert tea pairing tips

In celebration of International Tea Day on 21 May, Emirates and their long-standing tea partner, Dilmah, share expert insights into the refined art of food and tea pairing, enhancing the experience for business travellers both onboard and at home. Tea pairing is a sophisticated sensory experience that explores the interplay between the aromas and flavours […]

IHG expands European footprint with New Staybridge Suites in Budapest, Antwerp and Belfast

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced significant growth in the European upscale extended stay segment with the signing of three new Staybridge Suites properties. The new locations are Staybridge Suites Budapest – Parkside in Hungary, Staybridge Suites Antwerp in Belgium, and Staybridge Suites Belfast in Northern Ireland. This […]

LNER’s annual Coffee Cup Run: a blueprint for improved business travel performance

Rail industry experts have taken to the tracks to experience an LNER journey from a customer’s perspective as part of ongoing efforts to enhance performance and reliability in business travel. This initiative underscores the commitment to improving the travel experience for UK-based business travellers who frequently use the East Coast route for their national and […]

Air France partners with award-winning sommelier Xavier Thuizat for new wine list

In an exciting development for business travellers, Air France has announced that Xavier Thuizat, the esteemed Head Sommelier at Hôtel de Crillon, a Rosewood Hotel, will be curating the airline’s future wine, Champagne and spirits selection across all travel cabins and lounges at its Paris airports. Thuizat, born in Burgundy, will also be introducing a […]

easyJet expands UK presence with new base at London Southend Airport

easyJet is set to bolster its presence in the United Kingdom with the opening of its 10th UK base at London Southend Airport in March next year. This expansion marks a significant milestone for the airline, signalling continued growth within the UK market. The new base is expected to create approximately 130 direct jobs for […]