Government supports Heathrow expansion

Plans have been approved for a third runway to the northwest of Heathrow subject to certain obligations, writes Jill Sayles. Transport secretary Chris Grayling has today in Parliament confirmed government support for a third runway…

AccorHotels confirms Air France interest

Hotel group may buy French government’s stake in airline, writes Anthony Pearce. AccorHotels has renewed its interest in buying a stake in Air France KLM, the hotel giant has confirmed in a statement. The French…

Vitruvian in Travel Counsellors takeover

Deal believed to be worth about £250 million, writes Anthony Pearce. Home-working network Travel Counsellors has been bought by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners. The deal, which is believed to be worth about £250 million, sees founder…

Kuoni relocates to DER Touristik UK HQ

Company stays in Dorking but moves into dynamic new office, writes Jill Sayles. Kuoni is now based at the office which has become the headquarters for DER Touristik UK. It houses 241 Der Touristik UK…

P&O Cruises name new ship Iona

Announcement made on Iona island in the Inner Hebrides, writes Anthony Pearce. P&O Cruises will name its new ship Iona, it has today announced. The new vessel, which will join the fleet in May 2020,…

Hilton promises to half footprint by 2030

Global hotel chain will also double amount it is spending on social impact investment, Sam Ballard writes Hilton is to cut its environmental footprint in half and double its investment in social impact programmes by…

Hays Travel to spend £1m on staff bonuses

Jon Hays reveals staff will receive £100 for every year they have worked there, writes Jill Sayles Hays Travel to spend £1 million on staff bonuses and celebrations after reaching the one billion mark in…

Qatar launches Cardiff flights

On May, Qatar Airways will launch daily direct flights from Cardiff Airport to Doha. The new service will be operated on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The Cardiff service will be the first regular direct long-haul…