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Shangri-La Hotel, Xiamen opens as a new lifestyle getaway

Written on September 21st, 2017

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced the soft opening of the 325-room Shangri-La Hotel, Xiamen.  Situated in the city’s important newly developed business district, Guanyin Shan Business Centre, the hotel is less than 10 minutes’ drive to the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre and 20 minutes from the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport.  The hotel will…

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New Qantas Sydney – Osaka flights extended to year round

Written on September 21st, 2017

Qantas has announced its seasonal service between Sydney and Osaka starting in December 2017 will be extended to operate on a year-round schedule.* The decision follows a strong response to the airline’s seasonal announcement in July and the ongoing support provided by Kansai International Airport and the New South Wales Government’s tourism and major events…

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Delta Sky Club named ‘North America’s Leading Airport Lounge’

Written on September 20th, 2017

Delta Sky Club at Seattle-Tacoma Airport was awarded “North America’s Leading Airport Lounge 2017″ by the World Travel Awards. Based on votes from travel and tourism professionals and consumers across the globe, this accolade for the recently-opened 21,000 sq. ft. Delta Sky Club – the third largest Delta Sky Club in Delta’s system – is…

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Star Alliance launches ‘Connection Service’ at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Written on September 20th, 2017

Star Alliance has launched a new Connection Service to assist customers arriving at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to reach their onward flight with another Star Alliance member carrier. The enhancement for customers in United’s home hub will carry new branding that will be progressively rolled out for similar services operating at 11 major airports around…

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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to open second London hotel in Qatari Diar’s historical U.S. Embassy building on Grosvenor Square

Written on September 20th, 2017

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by global real estate investment firm Qatari Diar to manage a new, ultra-luxury hotel located on picturesque Grosvenor Square in London’s prestigious Mayfair district. Set to be housed in the iconic building which currently serves as the U.S. Embassy, the hotel will be the second Rosewood property in…

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British Airways launches new Indian Ocean route

Written on September 20th, 2017

From 24th March 2018, British Airways customers will be able to fly direct from Heathrow Terminal 5 to the Seychelles, making British Airways the only airline offering a non-stop service from the UK. Scattered across the Indian Ocean and famed as some of the most idyllic islands on the planet, flights will take to the…

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TAG Australia offices closed Monday 25th September

Written on September 20th, 2017

The Appointment Group Australian offices will be closed on Monday 25th September 2017, in observance of the Family and Community Day Holiday. If you require any urgent assistance whilst our offices are closed, please contact TAG’s 24 Hours Emergency Team on + 61 3 8888 8955 or emergency@appointmentgroup.com. The Appointment Group

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Mexico Earthquake

Written on September 20th, 2017

Published on: 20 Sep 2017 @ 10:53 On Tuesday 19th September 2017, Mexico experienced an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 approximately 140km south east of Mexico City. Mexico City’s international airport – Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México (MEX) – suspended operations to evaluate damage, resuming operations back to normal at 4:00 pm local time. Please contact your airline if…

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Hurricane Jose is affecting travel in Northeastern U.S. – Update

Written on September 19th, 2017

Published on: 19 Sep 2017 @ 12:25 Tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of coastal southeast New England due to Hurricane Jose’s approach to the region on Tuesday night or early Wednesday, 20th September. If you are traveling to or from the northeastern United States over the next few days, expect delays and cancellations…

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Incident at London Tube – Parsons Green, District Line

Written on September 15th, 2017

An incident at Parsons Green is affecting travel on the District Line. There is currently no service from Earls Court to Wimbledon and from Ealing Broadway to Turnham Green eastbound. There are severe delays from Earls Court to Edgware Road while police respond to the incident. London Buses, South Western and London Overground are accepting…

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Virgin Australia to fly daily between Melbourne and Hong Kong

Written on September 13th, 2017

Virgin Australia announced it will increase flights to Hong Kong, moving to daily return services between Melbourne and Hong Kong from 12th November 2017. From 12th November 2017, VA87 will depart Melbourne late morning/midday each day. VA86 will depart Hong Kong each evening and arrive in Melbourne the next morning. Virgin Australia operates Airbus A330-200…

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Emirates to launch fourth daily service to Sydney, Australia

Written on September 13th, 2017

Emirates is set to introduce a fourth daily service from Dubai to Sydney from 25th March 2018, complementing its existing three daily A380 services and improving connections globally. The new service will be operated by Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft and will increase passenger capacity on the route by 6,846 seats a week, inbound and outbound…

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United Airlines strengthens commitment to Houston with nonstop service between Houston and Sydney

Written on September 13th, 2017

United Airlines (UAL) reaffirmed its commitment to Houston with the announcement that it will begin daily, nonstop service between its Houston hub and Sydney on January 18th, 2018. The new flight will be the only nonstop service to Australia from Houston and offers customers from Houston as well as from hundreds of cities across the…

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Air Canada expands non-stop services to Ireland from Toronto and Montreal

Written on September 13th, 2017

Air Canada announced expanded seasonal services to Ireland with new non-stop flights from Toronto to Shannon and between Montreal and Dublin. The flights will be operated using Air Canada’s newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 737 Max 8 featuring a Business and Economy cabin configuration. The new services announced today will commence operation in June 2018.‎…

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Delta to launch nonstop year-round service from Indianapolis to Paris beginning May 2018

Written on September 13th, 2017

Delta, in cooperation with joint venture partner Air France KLM, will bring nonstop trans-Atlantic service from Indianapolis to its European hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle beginning 24th May 2018. Delta’s onboard experience between Indianapolis and Paris will be on Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, equipped with 25 fully lie-flat seats in Delta One, 29 seats Delta Comfort+…

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United Airlines offers customers more ways to get to Europe next summer including new service to Porto, Portugal and Reykjavik, Iceland

Written on September 13th, 2017

United Airlines (UAL) announced new nonstop seasonal service to four popular European destinations including Reykjavik, Iceland, Porto, Portugal, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Zurich, Switzerland. United’s 2018 summer schedule offers more options for United customers from more than 100 North American cities to conveniently connect to Europe with just one stop in New York/Newark, San Francisco or…

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French national strike – 12th September

Written on September 11th, 2017

Please note that travel and transportation might be affected in France on Tuesday, 12th September 2017 due to national strike action. Last-minute delays and cancellations can be expected. We advise you to check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the airport. Please contact your dedicated Travel Executive for any further…

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Hurricane Irma is affecting flights to and from the Caribbean and Florida – Update

Written on September 11th, 2017

Published on: 11 Sep 2017 @ 10:52 Hurricane Irma is travelling over Florida and is expected to affect coastal areas of Georgia and South Carolina from the morning of Monday 11th September 2017, and parts of North Carolina from Monday afternoon. Airports in Cuba will remain closed until safe. The authorities in Puerto Rico, Florida, the…

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Cathay Pacific to launch non-stop services to Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen in summer 2018

Written on September 7th, 2017

Cathay Pacific continues to grow Hong Kong’s connections to the world. From summer 2018, the airline will launch pioneering non-stop routes linking Hong Kong with Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen, further strengthening the airline’s network and providing new trade and tourism opportunities between Asia and Europe. Following the recent launch of services to Gatwick, Madrid and…

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Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 scheduled to commence operations on 31st October 2017

Written on September 7th, 2017

Changi Airport Group (CAG) announced that the new Terminal 4 (T4) at Changi Airport is scheduled to commence operations on 31st October 2017. This follows the recent successful conclusion of major trials, with a small number of checks and reviews to be completed in the final phase of the preparations. To ensure a smooth transition…

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AccorHotels introduces first Ibis Styles hotel in the United States

Written on September 7th, 2017

ibis Styles, the economy brand from AccorHotels has made its debut in the United States with the opening of ibis Styles New York LaGuardia Airport. As part of AccorHotels’ continued expansion of its economy hotel brands worldwide, the global hospitality group announced the introduction of ibis Styles New York LaGuardia Airport – the first of…

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Air Canada to launch new International Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes from Vancouver

Written on September 7th, 2017

Air Canada announced the strategic expansion of its international network from Vancouver with new services launching June 2018 to Paris and Zurich, and the start of year-round flights to Melbourne. All flights will be available for purchase starting September 6th. In addition, Air Canada is increasing its non-stop Delhi flights from Vancouver that resume October…

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Gatwick extends its transatlantic network to Toronto and Las Vegas

Written on September 7th, 2017

British Airways has announced it will be adding another two new transatlantic routes to its summer 2018 schedule at Gatwick. Toronto in Canada, will be taking to the air from 1st May, with three flights per week, and Las Vegas will be returning with three flights a week from 27th March next year. The new…

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Virgin Atlantic becomes the first airline in Europe to be fully WiFi connected

Written on September 7th, 2017

Virgin Atlantic has become the first airline in Europe to offer WiFi across its entire fleet – ensuring customers can remain connected across flights to and from the US, Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Millions of customers travelling with Virgin Atlantic will be able to email, browse and socialise at 35,000ft from as…

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Marriott International furthers footprint in Japan with the grand opening of five Marriott Hotels

Written on August 31st, 2017

Marriott International, Inc. and Japan’s leading lodging company Mori Trust Group announced the grand opening of five distinct Marriott Hotels across Japan, broadening the spectrum on the country’s scenic destinations. International and local travelers alike will be invited to explore the diverse beauty Japan has to offer, with collectively more than 800 rooms available for…

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