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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: The rebirth of Delta Air Lines

A decade ago, in April 2017, Delta Air Lines remerged from bankruptcy protection following an arduous 18-month ordeal. The carrier had been mismanaged for years. Crippled by inefficient aircraft, high labour costs, and rising pensions, the Atlanta-based airline was finally pushed over the cliff by a sharp increase in the price of fuel. But the episode marked the beginning of a phoenix-like rebirth, with Delta’s share price more than doubling over the last ten years to stand above $ 50 today. The merger with Northwest Airlines in 2008 created the…

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News: Virgin Holidays refreshes North America travel options

Virgin Holidays has announced its biggest ever product launch in an aim to overhaul the package holiday and attract new customers. Virgin Holidays experiences is a huge portfolio of more than 300 new activities that will enrich the package holiday and allow customers to curate bespoke trips and attract more independently minded travellers. The launch initially focusses on travel to North America, enabling holidaymakers to easily explore the country like never before; be it from the window of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, on horse-back through Central Park or…

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News: Carlson Wagonlit Travel signs multi-year distribution agreement with IAG

Carlson Wagonlit Travel has announced a multi-year distribution agreement with British Airways and Iberia Airlines, enabling CWT customers to avoid the airlines’ proposed surcharge on bookings created within participating global distribution systems that agree to these terms with IAG. The agreement, effective from November, applies to CWT business travel and leisure clients. CWT continues to work with all key parties, to provide further surcharge-free BA and IB content for its customers. “This agreement further strengthens our long-standing partnership with BA and IB and highlights our mutual commitment to the concept…

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News: Flight Centre Travel Group reaches distribution deal with IAG

Flight Centre Travel Group, including its flagship global corporate travel division FCM Travel Solutions, has reached a multi-year agreement with British Airways and Iberia meaning customers in the UK and Ireland will be exempt from the airlines’ new £8 surcharge per fare component on GDS bookings. The agreement takes effect from November and FCM’s other European and global markets will follow suit over the coming months where technically feasible. Mick Heitzinger, product director Flight Centre Travel Group Europe commented: “We are extremely pleased to announce this agreement. “Flight Centre Travel…

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News: MBNA analysis reveals growing UK interest in Central American travel

The face of travel is changing, with new research showing that Central American countries like Costa Rica and Argentina are becoming more popular with UK travellers. Credit card provider MBNA analysed more than four million transactions from UK customers around the world to build up a picture of how travel habits are changing, with Central America seeing the highest growth in transactions from travellers since 2014. Spend analysed included accommodation, restaurants, bars and retail outlets. Costa Rica, a country known for its stunning beaches, lush jungle and awe-inspiring volcanic landscape,…

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News: Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa claims top honours at the World Travel Awards

The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa has accepted industry honours as not only South Africa’s, but also Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel during the Africa Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards. Shambala Private Game Reserve, which was officially included as part of the Saxons all-inclusive urban, bush offering in 2015 also picked up honours as the South Africa as well as Africa’s Leading Private Game Reserve. In addition to these coveted awards (voted for by travel and tourism professionals), tribute was paid to the Saxons iconic Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite,…

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