Business travel report: AI

Hospitality groups are now using artificial intelligence to power everything from call centres to robobutlers, writes Jenny Southan, business travel editor. Last year I visited IBM’s research laboratory in Zurich, where they are working on…

The high life: Oman Air

From opulent suites to state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment, Oman Air’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft provides the ultimate in air travel. As of July 1, guests travelling from London to Muscat will experience absolute luxury on…

Opulence and adventure in Oman

The Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa has set the standard for Muscat luxury for over a decade. Fresh from a relaunch, it now offers even more. Having relaunched in May 2018, Shangri-La’s landmark Al Husn Resort…

Frustration over Brexit talks

ABTA boss outlines issues with talks, writes Sam Ballard. Mark Tanzer, the CEO of ABTA, has expressed the industry's frustration at the lack of progress being made over Brexit. Speaking at the opening of ABTA's…

Neil Sealy joins Exsus Travel

Former If Only exec joins luxury operator Neil Sealy, the former head of sales at If Only, has joined Exsus Travel as the specialist tour operator looks to relaunch to the trade. The company said…

Parliament approves Heathrow expansion

The House of Commons approves bill for airport expansion MPs have backed a plan to expand Heathrow Airport by building a third runway. The vote was pushed through by 415 votes to 119. Conservative MPs…

Lufthansa shows interest in Norwegian

Lufthansa has emerged as potential bidder for low-cost carrier Norwegian, writes Jill Sayles. Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr told German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung that the airline was "in contact with Norwegian". He said that there…

Visit Sicily with Air Malta

Promotion: Exploring the beautiful island of Malta and its charming, capital city, Valletta, has never been easier thanks to new regular flights from the UK. Air Malta has launched (in May 2018) a much-anticipated route…