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News: Tourism Ireland welcomes lifting of Covid-19 restrictions


The Irish government has announced that almost all Covid-19 public health restrictions will come to an end. The move was welcomed by Tourism Ireland.

News: Airbus cancels A321neo deal in Qatar Airways dispute


European manufacturing giant Airbus has cancelled a contract for 50 new A321neo planes with Qatar Airways as a dispute over paint degradation between the two deepens.

News: Government to maintain slot alleviation rules over summer


The government will extend the airport slots rules alleviation for the summer season. Officials said the measures are designed to support the aviation industry as demand for international travel returns.

News: Cathay Pacific narrows losses but awaits recovery


Cathay Pacific has reported a loss of HK$5.6-6.1 billion (£530-80 million) for financial 2021 as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to extract a huge toll on the carrier.

News: Prince William to visit Expo 2020 in Dubai


Prince William will visit the United Arab Emirates next month, visiting Expo 2020 to enjoy the UK national day.The visit is at the request of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

News: Cendyn completes Pegasus takeover


This deal is designed to provide hoteliers with a transformative platform to maximise the direct-booking channel, enhancing the guest experience end-to-end.

News: Jamaica signs tourism memorandum with Spain


Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has signed a memorandum of understanding with his Spanish counterpart as the Caribbean destination continues to rebuild its hospitality sector.

News: Pimont to lead the Peninsula Paris


The Peninsula Paris has confirmed the appointment of Vincent Pimont as managing director of the property. He will take up the role on Monday.

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Lorenzo Giannuzzi, founder, Palazzo Fiuggi


Palazzo Fiuggi has taken the title of World’s Best New Wellness Retreat at the World Spa Awards, with voters recognising it as the best in the business. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Lorenzo Giannuzzi, founder of Palazzo Fiuggi, to find out what it means to have taken the prestigious title

News: Ryanair unveils largest ever Dublin schedule


Ryanair has announced its largest ever summer schedule from Dublin Airport, with 120 destinations and over 900 weekly flights available to customers.

News: Zambia president celebrates national day at Expo 2020


The president of Zambia joined national day celebrations at Expo 2020 Dubai earlier, sharing bold aspirations for the future of the country and welcoming the opportunity to connect.

News: Pharrell Williams to open Bahamas beach resort


David Grutman of Groot Hospitality and pop-star Pharrell Williams have agreed to partner with Atlantis Paradise Island to open a brand-new resort: Somewhere Else.

News: NH Collection Doha Oasis Hotel & Beach Club to open this year


Minor Hotels has signed on the dotted line for a new property in Qatar. NH Collection Doha Oasis Hotel is slated to open in mid-2022 and will be the first NH Collection property with a beach club.

News: de Groot to lead Raffles properties in Cambodia


Raffles has confirmed the appointment of Dennis de Groot as acting general manager of both Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh and its sister hotel Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in Siem Reap.

News: Half-term holiday drives UK aviation recovery


New data from Cirium has revealed international flights from the UK are up by 591 per cent this February half-term when compared to last year as the recovery from Covid-19 continues.

News: British Airways reshapes senior team as recovery continues


British Airways has appointed four new leaders to its management committee as the airline accelerates its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

News: Saudi Arabia to convert palaces to luxury hotels


A new hospitality brand will manage and convert a collection of historic and cultural palaces in Saudi Arabia into ultra-luxury hotels. Three planned properties have been revealed.

News: Hyatt signs for two London Stratford properties


Hyatt has entered into management agreements with Stratford City Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of M&L Hospitality, for Hyatt Regency London Stratford and Hyatt House London Stratford.

News: Jamaica launches anniversary booking incentive


As the country celebrates 60-years of independence from Britain, the Jamaica Tourist Board UK sales team has announced a “60 for 60” incentive.

Focus: BTN interview: Wojciech Orlowski, country manager, Saudi Arabia, Bateel International


Café Bateel in Saudi Arabia has been honoured with the title of Saudi Arabia’s Best Restaurant by voters at the World Culinary Awards. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Wojciech Orlowski, country manager for Saudi Arabia at parent company Bateel International, to find out how it feels to have taken the prestigious honour

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