UK passports in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Written on September 18th, 2018

Courtesy of the GTMC, they have prepared a fact sheet about the implications a no-deal Brexit will have on UK passport holders. The government is publishing technical notices as part of its preparation for the possibility of the UK leaving the European Union in March next year without a deal. New passport rules for travel…

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The Appointment Group Second UK Training Academy Graduation

Written on August 21st, 2018

It is with immense pleasure The Appointment Group (TAG) announces the graduation of its second Training Academy for the UK. To celebrate, Travelport hosted a graduation ceremony on Friday, 17th August 2018 at their office in Langley. Travelport provides locally delivered training for the TAG Academy and awards a Certificate of Completion for Travelport Galileo…

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The Appointment Group announces the acquisition of Satellite Office Services’ travel business

Written on August 17th, 2018

The Appointment Group (TAG), the award-winning event and travel management company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the travel management division of Satellite Office Services (SOS), the provider of logistical support for large-scale international concert tours, festivals, and special events. Founded in 2006, SOS provides a full range of logistical services including travel…

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What’s new for Marriott Rewards Members

Written on July 31st, 2018

ONE PROGRAM. A WORLD OF BENEFITS. As announced in April, Marriott is introducing one loyalty program under three brands – Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and SPG. In addition, the loyalty program will be rebranded with a single, new name in early 2019. Starting 18th August 2018, you can combine all your Rewards and SPG nights…

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The Appointment Group (TAG) announces Apiary Capital’s primary buyout of the company

Written on July 23rd, 2018

The Appointment Group (TAG), the award winning global travel and event management company, is delighted to announce Apiary Capital’s (“Apiary”) primary buyout of the business. This will be Apiary’s first investment after raising £200m in UK deals. TAG is excited about Apiary’s investment; this will drive transformational growth for TAG through acquisitions, further investment in technology and people, as well as continued international expansion. TAG is also announcing the…

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Singapore Airlines to launch World’s longest commercial flights

Written on June 28th, 2018

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch the world’s longest commercial flights in October, with non-stop services between Singapore and New York using the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range). Flights are to be launched on 11th October 2018, to Newark Liberty International Airport. The route will initially be served three times a week, departing Singapore on Monday, Thursday…

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Qantaslink unveils cabin upgrades for regional flyers

Written on June 28th, 2018

QantasLink’s first upgraded turboprop aircraft will take to the skies with a refreshed cabin and greater comfort for the airline’s regional customers. The fleet upgrade is part of a multi-million dollar commitment to providing regional passengers with a better overall travel experience. The upgraded Q300 turboprop was unveiled at QantasLink’s hangar facility at Tamworth Airport,…

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Delta boosts LAX network, adds Paris, Amsterdam flights

Written on June 28th, 2018

With the addition of nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol airports, Delta has linked all its U.S. hubs to its two largest hubs in Europe. The new year-round flights from L.A. to Paris will operate three times weekly, while flights to Amsterdam will operate on four days. Customers flying via both…

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US & Australia are implementing new restrictions on powders in carry-on

Written on June 28th, 2018

From June 30, the Australian Government is enforcing new limits on how much powder product you can pack in carry-on baggage on international flights and tougher screening at airport security. The new rules will also apply to Australian domestic passengers departing from international terminals. The US, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it would begin introducing…

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British Airways Upgrade to First offer

Written on June 28th, 2018

A free, one-way upgrade to First when booking an eligible return flight in Club World with British Airways. The First cabin provides the opportunity to relax in exclusive First lounges and enjoy complimentary spa treatments before a flight. Once on board, unwind in the comfort and privacy of a spacious suite with fully flat bed and dedicated…

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 Virgin Atlantic to cease flying between Dubai and London Heathrow

Written on June 28th, 2018

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will withdraw flights between Dubai and London Heathrow from 31st March 2019. After conducting a thorough review of its network, the airline has made the difficult decision to stop flying between Dubai and London due to a combination of external factors which mean it is no longer economically viable.…

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The Appointment Group is in the Travel Weekly Power List 2018

Written on June 27th, 2018

For more than 10 years, Travel Weekly have complied an annual list of the largest, most successful travel companies in the travel industry, based on sales. The Appointment Group (TAG) is extremely proud to have secured a place in the latest list, at number 40, of the most respected ranking of travel management companies. Companies…

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Changes to UK Aviation security

Written on June 21st, 2018

Governments aviation security measures that were introduced all inbound direct flights to the UK from the following countries: Egypt, Jordan Lebanon Saudi Arabia Tunisia, Turkey Restrictions on carrying large phones, laptops and tablets in the cabin have been lifted on all UK bound flights from the following airports: Antalya (Turkey) Bodrum (Turkey) Hurghada (Egypt) Istanbul…

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Marriott debuts VR views of Caribbean & Latin America Resorts app

Written on June 21st, 2018

Whether seeking an exotic culinary experience, lazy afternoons by the sea, cultural immersion or all of the above, Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts invite travelers to experience the Caribbean and Mexico, starting with a new iOS app using augmented reality (AR) to offer a stunning peek into the region’s dynamic destinations. Marriott Caribbean & Latin America…

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Air Canada inaugurates Montreal-Lisbon, Portugal seasonal flights

Written on June 21st, 2018

Air Canada inaugurated  new summer seasonal service from Montreal to Lisbon, Portugal. The three-times weekly Air Canada Rouge seasonal Lisbon service begins June 15, 2018 from Montréal, with the last operation from Lisbon on October 27. Flights are operated with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy Class service and are timed to optimize connectivity from across Air Canada’s network through Air Canada’s hub…

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Norwegian continues expansion in Ireland with first route to Canada

Written on June 21st, 2018

Norwegian is continuing its Irish expansion with the launch of the carrier’s first route to Canada. Commencing 31st March 2019, the new daily service between Dublin and Hamilton – Toronto will mark the first direct flight between the two cities, providing passengers with greater choice and flexibility at an affordable price. Norwegian’s daily nonstop flights from…

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Emirates touches down in Auckland via Bali

Written on June 21st, 2018

Emirates has launched a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland via Bali, reflecting increased interest in the attractive Indonesian island destination and improving connectivity to New Zealand. The new service offers global travellers a total of three daily services to New Zealand, complementing Emirates’ existing non-stop daily A380 service between Dubai and Auckland and…

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Air New Zealand Queenstown–Wellington schedule a boost for business

Written on June 21st, 2018

Air New Zealand will re-time its Queenstown-Wellington schedule to better suit the needs of business customers wanting to spend a full day in the capital. From the end of October, an A320 jet service will depart Queenstown for Wellington daily at 7:10am.  A second daily A320 service will depart at 3:55pm with flights returning from the capital…

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Qantas adds more flights to Asia-Pacific routes

Written on June 21st, 2018

Qantas is making adjustments to parts of its Asia-Pacific network. From December 2018, Qantas will operate additional Airbus A330 services on the Sydney-Singapore and Sydney-Jakarta routes to meet the increase in demand. From 14th December, a third Sydney-Singapore service (QF83/84) will be added on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays. This brings the total Sydney-Singapore services to…

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Virgin Australia to expand its presence in Greater China under new codeshare with Hainan Airlines

Written on June 14th, 2018

Virgin Australia and Hainan Airlines have announced a new codeshare agreement that will create a streamlined travel experience for guests flying between Australia and mainland China. Under this new agreement, the codeshare will enable: Guests travelling from China to access an expanded network of Virgin Australia domestic connections within Australia and across the trans-Tasman, including…

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Qantas and Air New Zealand announce Codeshare deal to make travel easier

Written on June 14th, 2018

Air New Zealand and Qantas have announced plans for a reciprocal codeshare agreement that leverages the strengths of each carrier’s domestic networks, making travel within Australia and New Zealand easier. Under the codeshare Qantas intends to add its code on up to 30 routes on Air New Zealand’s domestic network and Air New Zealand intends to…

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Air Canada inaugurates Montreal-Bucharest flights

Written on June 14th, 2018

The arrival of Air Canada flight 1928 at Bucharest’s Henri Coandă International Airport marks the launch of twice weekly Air Canada Rouge seasonal service to Bucharest, Romania. Flights will be operated with Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy class service and are timed to optimize connectivity from across Air Canada’s network through Air…

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Delta to begin nonstop service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Seoul-Incheon 

Written on June 14th, 2018

Delta customers will have more access to Seoul, Korea and Asia via new Delta service from its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub to Seoul-Incheon beginning next year in partnership with joint venture partner Korean Air. Thanks to the joint venture, Delta customers can access over 80 destinations Korean Air serves in Asia and a world-class customer experience…

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British Airways says ‘bula’ to Fiji with Fiji Airways

Written on June 14th, 2018

British Airways and Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, have announced a new partnership which will open up more routes between London and the South Pacific than ever before. With its idyllic beaches, world-famous dive sites and lush green forests, Fiji and its extremely popular island destinations are more accessible than ever before as customers in…

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Virgin Atlantic reveals £10m investment in new cabin design for A330-200 aircraft

Written on June 14th, 2018

Virgin Atlantic have unveiled brand new interiors for their fleet of A330-200 aircraft.  The four aircraft will be retrofitted throughout with popular Premium cabin, along with a new look and feel for Upper Class and a refreshed look for Economy. Due to roll out globally from November, customers travelling on the latest aircraft will be…

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