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News: Norwegian sees strong increase in passenger numbers for November

Norwegian carried 2.5 million passengers in November, an increase of 11 per cent compared to the same month last year. Norwegian’s long-haul routes had a 52 per cent passenger growth. The overall load factor was 83.7 per cent. A total of 2,520,220 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in November. This is 255,075 (11 per cent) more passengers than the same period last year. ADVERTISEMENT The total traffic growth and the capacity growth both increased by 28 per cent. Norwegian chief executive Bjørn Kjos said: “We are pleased that more…

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'Stark' increase in overweight youngsters

There is a “stark” increase between the ages of seven and 11 in the proportion of children in the UK who are overweight or obese, new data suggests. The study of nearly 12,000 children found 25% were overweight or obese at age seven, rising to 35% at 11. Between 11 and 14, there was little change, however, which researchers say may be because children of this age are making more of their own food choices. Campaigners are calling for more action on weight issues in younger children. Mothers’ education Researchers…

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News: Beverly Hills welcomes increase in visitor numbers

Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau recently updated its visitor profile and economic impact study that measures and tracks tourism’s contributions to the city. The visitor profile study focuses on visitor activity for 2016 and also compares results and trends to 2014 when the study was last conducted. The current study reveals record visitor volume and spending levels with strong tourism growth in Beverly Hills. In fact, more than 7.4 million visitors ventured to Beverly Hills in 2016, versus the six million visitors in 2014, an increase of nearly 23…

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News: Gatwick Airport reports increase in profit for early 2017

Gatwick Airport today reported revenue of £470 million for the six months to the end of September, an increase of 5.5 per cent. Combined with carefully controlled cost management, this resulted in EBITDA up 9.9 per cent to £290 million and a profit before tax of £140 million, the airport said. At the same time, Gatwick has continued to increase its lead as the world’s busiest single-runway airport with passenger numbers up 5.1 per cent on last year. The airport has further extended its global connectivity, with long haul routes…

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News: Europcar sees revenues increase in third quarter

Europcar has seen reported revenue of €794 million, up 13.5 per cent at constant exchange rates, for the third quarter of financial 2017. Quarter three adjusted corporate EBITDA stood at €164 million, up 3.9 per cent at constant exchange rates. Caroline Parot, chief executive, Europcar Group: “We delivered strong revenue growth in the third quarter thanks to a supportive summer season across most of our European markets. “This performance was supported by a dynamic leisure momentum across all our brands.  “Despite a highly competitive environment, particularly across our southern European…

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Alcohol consumption may increase risk of certain cancers, experts warn

Consuming alcoholic beverages, even in moderation, may increase your risk of developing certain cancers, according to a new statement released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). “People typically don’t associate drinking beer, wine, and hard liquor with increasing their risk of developing cancer in their lifetimes,” Dr. Bruce Johnson, president of the ASCO, an organization of cancer doctors, said in a statement. “The link between increased alcohol consumption and cancer has been firmly established,” Johnson added. He said he hopes that this knowledge empowers doctors “to help their…

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News: Hilton reports increase in earnings per share for third quarter

Hilton Worldwide has reported diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of $ 0.55 and diluted EPS, adjusted for special items, of $ 0.56. The figures are an increase of 37 per cent from the third quarter of 2016 on a pro forma basis. Net income for the third quarter was $ 181 million, while adjusted EBITDA for the period was $ 524 million, an increase of 11 per cent from pro forma Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2016. Hilton reported that system-wide comparable RevPAR increased 1.3…

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