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Corporate Travel News – August 2018

Airline & Airport News.

 

DELTA AND PARTNERS ADD SPECIAL LAS VEGAS FLIGHTS

Delta and partners Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic will operate special schedules from Paris, Amsterdam and London to Las Vegas for next year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest technology event. The flights will also benefit customers flying to CES from destinations across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa thanks to convenient connections available via Delta’s hubs across the region.

Virgin Atlantic’s extra departures from Heathrow are scheduled for Jan. 5, 6, and 7, and on Jan. 6, 7, 9 and 11 from Gatwick. Delta’s nonstop flights to Las Vegas from Paris and Amsterdam are scheduled on January 5, 6, 7, 11 and 12, 2019, and from Amsterdam Jan. 6, 7, and 12, 2019. Air France flights will operate on Jan. 6 and 11, and two on Jan. 7. KLM flights will depart on Jan. 6 and 7. READ MORE

 

INTRODUCING TRAVELODGE PLUS

Travelodge is opening a new flagship Travelodge PLUS hotel on the doorstep of the capital’s business district and within a stone’s throw of famous landmarks and attractions. The London City hotel has been thoughtfully designed with the business traveller in mind, including new look Travelodge bedrooms, SuperRooms™, a stylish new Bar Café concept, and a contemporary reception. Travelodge London City is situated between Aldgate and Aldgate East underground stations, both a short 5 minute walk away. Liverpool Street station is only a 10 minute walk away and provides easy access to rail, London overground and underground networks. READ MORE

 

25 NEW EMBRAER E-175 AND FOUR NEW BOEING 787-9 AIRCRAFT COMING IN 2019 AND 2020

United continue to invest heavily in the customer experience, they are also investing in their aircraft, and are excited to announce the purchase of 25 new Embraer E-175 and four new Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The new E-175 scheduled for delivery in 2019, will replace 25 CRJ-700 aircraft currently flown by the United Express partners. These aircraft will offer a more comfortable travel experience. The new 787-9 Dreamliners will feature the new all-aisle access United Polaris business class seats. CLICK HERE 

 

ALITALIA HAS LAUCHED A ‘DISCOVER ITALY’ PORTAL

Alitalia has launched a ‘Discover Italy’ portal with the aim to promote tourism in Italy providing tips and themed itineraries designed for each destination in cooperation with Touring Club Italiano and Gambero Rosso with variations from wine and food to architecture; cinema and folk festivals to lifestyle and sports. There are also editorials, recipes, the ultimate travel bucket lists, tutorials, pictures, videos, tests and more interactive content The new digital platform presents original and high quality content to guide customers through an emotional journey within Italy and its typical vacation spots and unique landscapes. READ MORE

CHOOSE STRESS-FREE TRAVEL TO THE SLOPES

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service is linking the UK with mainland Europe. The direct journey takes travelers from the center of London to the side of the slopes, whilst they sit back and relax avoiding airport stress and time-consuming transfers to resorts. From London St Pancras and Ashford International stations, passengers benefit from a stress-free journey, comfortable and spacious surroundings, as well as a generous baggage allowance of two suitcases plus hand luggage, and skis or snowboards at no extra cost. CLICK HERE