Month: August 2016

Athens International Airport becomes carbon neutral

BRUSSELS – At the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris in December 2015, the airport industry committed to have 50 carbon neutral airports in Europe by 2030. Now the latest airport to reach that goal is Athens International Airport which has achieved carbon neutral status (Level 3+), certified by the independent carbon management programme Airport Carbon Accreditation.…

Key cruise line executives and industry stakeholders build business and relationships at FCCA PAMAC Cruise Summit

PEMBROKE PINES, FL. – Business and relationship development were in high gear on the high seas from January 13-16. More than 150 FCCA Platinum Members, key cruise industry stakeholders, joined over 25 top-level FCCA Member Line cruise executives for the annual FCCA PAMAC Cruise Summit. Taking place onboard Carnival Victory, the event led to win-win…

Wookey Hole purchases first holiday park

The famous Somerset tourist attraction Wookey Hole Caves has expanded its business with the purchase of its first holiday park. Wookey Hole Ltd has bought Bucklegrove Holiday Park in the Cheddar Valley. Stephens Scown LLP, which has recently been named UK Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards, advised Wookey Hole Ltd…

United names new leaders to its finance organization

CHICAGO – United Airlines announced three new appointments in the finance division as the company focuses on aligning its organization across all areas of the business. Julie Yates Stewart will join United on January 3 as managing director of investor relations where she will be responsible for overseeing the communication of United’s financial results, while…

European Commissioner Karmenu Vella promotes the importance of coastal tourism for growth and jobs

MALTA – On the occasion of the 73rd HOTREC General Assembly, Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and the European hospitality industry agreed on the importance of tourism to the EU economy and discussed the Commissioner’s strategy to step-up European coastal regions’ touristic potential in order to boost growth and jobs…

Creation of a reliable basis for BER’s opening, new terminal opened at Schonefeld Airport

The Supervisory Board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH met to discuss the completion of construction and opening of BER, the business plan for 2017, the construction of the government airport and the expansion of Berlin-Schonefeld Airport. Dr. Karsten Muhlenfeld, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “We will only state a date for the opening of…

More routes, more capacity, more aircraft for Jet2

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has responded to phenomenal customer demand for flights and package holidays from its new base at London Stansted Airport, by adding four new routes, extra capacity and more aircraft.   Ahead of their first flights launching from London Stansted on March 30th, they have seen excellent trading and demand from customers in…

MSC Cruises reveals name of second Meraviglia generation mega-ship: MSC Bellissima

GENEVA – MSC Cruises – the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa – revealed the name of its second STX France-built Meraviglia-generation ultramodern mega cruise ship. She will be called MSC Bellissima and will come into service in the Spring 2019. “MSC Bellissima is a…