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News: Langlois appointed group human resources director at Europcar

Europcar Group has announced the appointment of Denis Langlois to the role of group human resources director. Langlois will be responsible for supporting the group’s development, particularly in the recent context of integrating new brands and acquisitions such as Buchbinder. He is a recognised expert in the field of human resources. He has built an international career in major companies such as Technicolor, Lagardère and Oberthur Technologies. Langlois graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and holds a master’s degree in business law from Université Paris I. ADVERTISEMENT Between…

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News: Frosted Fairground set for festive debut at Dreamland, Margate

Dreamland is set to become the number one destination for Christmas in Kent as it transforms into The Frosted Fairground. Newly re-landscaped and with a whole host of new features in 2017, this is the first edition of The Frosted Fairground since the park’s redevelopment. The amusement park will open on the first two weekends in December, then every day from December 16th until January 3rd, only closing for Christmas Day.  Open every day a new this 450-metre square ice rink will have room for 150 people to skate at…

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News: Thomas Cook shares slide as UK profits fall

Shares in Thomas Cook have fallen by nearly ten per cent this morning after the travel firm reported a drop in profits at its UK business. Earnings at its UK division fell by 40 per cent in the year to September 30th, standing at £52 million. Rising hotel prices, the fall in the value of the pound, and competition in the Spanish market all affected the holiday firm, according to its full year financial report. Thomas Cook saw costs rise because of a spate of fraudulent illness claims and the…

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News: Air Harrods celebrates milestone anniversary at Stansted Airport

Air Harrods is celebrating its 20th year of operation at London Stansted Airport this November. Air Harrods was founded when the former owner of the famous Harrods Knightsbridge store expanded his personal helicopter fleet and decided to offer luxury helicopter services to the open market for charter. The fleet then consisted of three aircraft – one Sikorsky 76A+, one Sikorsky 76B and an Aerospatiale AS355F2 (Twin Squirrel) – and Air Harrods began its journey as a commercial operator and aircraft management company, completing over 100 operations in its first year….

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Focus: 5 Tips to booking spontaneous travel during the holidays

Some people like to book their hotel rooms and flights a few months in advance before the actual travel date. This gives them enough time to plan for everything that they need. Others, however, love the last minute rush and book just before they travel. It is advisable though to make spontaneous choices in your travel plans, and the following are a few tips that can guide you on the same. 1. 20% off Melia.comOne of the essential things to consider when traveling is the place at which you will…

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News: LATAM celebrates 20 years of trading on the New York Stock Exchange

LATAM Airlines Group today celebrated 20 years since it began trading its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.  The company’s chairman, Ignacio Cueto, led proceedings by ringing the NYSE’s closing bell to mark the end of the day’s trading. “Some 20 years ago we dreamed of being the leading airline in Latin America and today we have achieved it. “We went from being a Chile-based carrier with a fleet of around 40 aircraft in 1997 to being a regional operator with a fleet of more than 300 aircraft, domestic…

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News: Airbus A350-1000 receives European and US safety accreditation

Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration. The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines.  The EASA A350-1000 document was signed by EASA certification director, Trévor Woods, while the FAA A350-1000 type certification was signed by FAA international section manager, Bob Breneman. Both certificates were handed over to Airbus executive vice president engineering, Charles Champion. “Receiving the A350-1000 type certification from EASA and FAA less than…

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