Month: December 2016

Archea Architecture and Design Consultants appointed as lead consultants for a new resort development at Al Marjan Island

RAS AL KHAIMAH, UAE – Supercasa, a globally renowned properties developer, has announced the signature of a lead consultancy services agreement with Archea Architecture and Design Consultants for its five stars hotel and resort project in Ras al Khaimah. The signature ceremony has taken place recently between both companies. “Al Marjan Island (AMI) is the…

Ryanair renews with Navitaire to enhance the passenger experience

MINNEAPOLIS and DUBLIN, IRELAND – Ryanair has renewed its agreement with Navitaire, an Amadeus company. Under the terms of the contract, Ryanair will use the firm’s advanced ancillary and reservations solution including merchandizing, distribution, digital and departure control platforms until 2025, which will represent 25 years of collaboration between Ryanair and Navitaire.  Throughout the carrier’s…

Veteran airline executive Donald J. Carty to join Hawaiian Airlines Board of Directors

HONOLULU – Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., announced the return of Donald J. Carty to both companies’ boards of directors effective Friday, December 23, 2016.  Carty, a seasoned airline executive, has served on the Hawaiian Holdings board twice before, from July 2004 to February 2007 and again from April 2008…

Belfast City Airport lands Environmental Gold Standard

Belfast City Airport has achieved ‘Gold’ status in this year’s Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey. The Business in the Community (BITC) survey, which is sponsored by Moy Park and supported by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, recognises and rewards organisations that are going above and beyond…

Qatar Airways introduces new premium amenity kits

DOHA, QATAR – Qatar Airways has signed an exclusive three-year partnership with premium purveyors BRICS and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio to elevate the airline’s premium cabin experience. BRICS, the Italian maker of stylish travel bags, has created a bespoke premium amenity bag inspired by their world-famous Bellagio series. The First Class amenity kit will come…

Sabre helps Emirates airline enhance traveller experience using merchandising technology

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS – Sabre Corporation is supporting Emirates airline with industry-leading technology that personalises the travel experience for consumers by enabling them to easily purchase a range of customised fares.  Sabre and Emirates have also signed a new long-term global distribution agreement to make the airline’s fares available to travel…

Holland America Line launches new ad campaign that promotes travel’s ‘Power to Change the World’

SEATTLE, WASH. – Holland America Line is unveiling an integrated communications program that promotes travel as a positive force in changing perspectives and inspiring shared humanity. The multimedia campaign invokes travel as having the “Power to Change the World” and will appear in broadcast advertising, social media, web-based media, sales initiatives and marketing collateral materials…

2016 traffic: Athens International Airport, 20.2 million passengers, + 10.7%

During December, Athens International Airport’s passengers reached 1.35 million, corresponding to an increase of 14.3% compared to prior-year levels. Domestic travellers enjoyed an 8.3% rise, while international passengers grew strong at +18%. Greek travellers enjoyed a robust rise of 19% and foreign visitors also presented growth at the level of 7%. Overall, in 2016, the…