Entries by Dave

Behind the scenes with Virgin Atlantic’s new advertising campaign

Virgin Atlantic has launched a new brand and advertising campaign – the first in more than two years since the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The campaign has been created with newly appointed advertising agency Lucky Generals and introduces the end line “See the world differently”, a line that draws on the airline’s heritage of challenging the […]

£117m investment in refurbished Pendolinos

Avanti West Coast’s first refurbished Pendolino has returned to service after being transformed as part of the UK’s biggest train upgrade. The tilting, electric powered Pendolinos are among the most iconic trains in the UK, and transformed train travel between some of Britain’s biggest cities when they were introduced nearly two decades ago. Customers onboard […]

Virgin Australia opens secret, invitation-only lounges

Virgin Australia has lifted the curtain on the airline’s long awaited invitation-only private Beyond Lounges in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, reserved for corporate partners, some high-status Velocity Frequent Flyer members and key opinion leaders throughout the country. The re-opening of the highly anticipated lounge network – previously known as The Club – signifies a major […]

Air France-KLM launches “Flying Blue Family”

Flying Blue, the Air France-KLM Group’s frequent flyer programme, has launched “Flying Blue Family”. With this new online free of charge service, any Flying Blue member over 18 years old can now create a “Flying Blue Family” and invite up to 7 other members. The leader of the Flying Blue Family can transfer Miles from […]

Virgin Atlantic elevates its customer experience

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled a series of new experiences that will be exclusively available on its A350s. ‘The Booth’ is the latest innovation in Virgin Atlantic’s industry leading social spaces and is available on its A350s with a leisure configuration.  Tucked away in the Upper Class cabin, The Booth aspires to create a cosy corner, […]

Travelodge is going ‘budget-luxe’ with a new premium look and feel

Travelodge, the pioneers of the UK budget hotel sector, have announced they are evolving their core brand product to a new ‘budget-luxe’ premium look and feel design – whilst maintaining their great value price proposition.   The new design has been created on the success of the group’s budget chic hotel format, TravelodgePLUS with feedback from […]

British Airways returns to short-haul European flying from Gatwick

After two years British Airways returned to international short-haul flying from Gatwick Airport when its first service departed for Larnaca at 6:25am on 29 March. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the airline suspended its European operation at Gatwick Airport, moving a number of flights over to Heathrow. The restart marks a milestone in […]

British Airways to power a number of flights with sustainable aviation fuel as it marks the delivery of its first supply from Phillips 66 Limited

British Airways has taken delivery of the first batch of sustainable aviation fuel produced by Phillips 66 Limited, making it the first airline in the world to start using SAF produced on a commercial scale in the UK. The Phillips 66 Humber Refinery near Immingham is producing thousands of tonnes of SAF that will now […]

Top travel agents recognised at national awards ceremony

The UK’s top travel agents were recognised at a presentation dinner and awards ceremony at Birmingham’s spectacular The Vox convention centre last night (24 March). Organised by travel industry publication TTG and sponsored by some of the travel industry’s biggest names, the TTG Top 50 is the annual celebration of the very best travel agencies […]