IHG announces plans to expand UK luxury hotels

Deal to include first UK properties for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, writes Jill Sayles InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced plans to expand its luxury and upscale hotels enabling the company to launch its luxury…

Page & Moy and Swan Hellenic to relaunch

Cruise division not part of plans Plans to relaunch brands Page & Moy and Swan Hellenic have been revealed by their owner, G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip, at the British Travel & Hospitality Hall…

Aviareps appoints general manager

Simon Cook hired as general manager UK & Ireland Aviareps has announced the appointment of Simon Cook as general manager UK & Ireland. Cook brings aviation experience with him from a career spanning more than 18 years.…

Wizz Air granted air operator’s certificate

Flights start today Wizz Air UK Limited has announced that it has received an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence (OL) by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority. Wizz Air UK is headquartered at London Luton…

AccorHotels buys Mövenpick

Deal to acquire hotel group worth €482 million AccorHotels has announced that it has signed an agreement with Mövenpick Holding and Kingdom Holding to acquire Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts for a cash amount of €482 million. Founded…

AccorHotels undergoes ‘cultural transformation’

AccorHotels UK & Ireland has launched a ‘cultural transformation’ enabling staff throughout its UK hotels including ibis, Novotel and Mercure with the freedom to go ‘off-script’ to provide spontaneous gestures that transform hotel stays.  It…

Fred Olsen guests raise money for Caribbean relief

£12,000 donated to Hurricane Relief Fund Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests across the fleet have raised almost £25,000 to help the Caribbean relief effort following the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September…