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News: Nicaraguan Tourist Board unveils new campaign plans in UK

The Nicaraguan Tourist Board has announced a new annual plan, which will oversee the continued and increasing promotion of the country in the UK. The campaign is part of an on-going global strategy for development, growth and sustainability in Nicaragua’s tourism industry. Ana Carolina García, director of promotion and marketing at the National Institute of Tourism Promotion, Nicaragua, said: “The particular emphasis given to the UK reflects our deep understanding of the vital importance of the British market as a driver of a quality tourism sector, and our desire and…

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News: Boeing unveils finalised 737 MAX 10 configuration in Singapore

Boeing’s 737 MAX 10 has reached a major milestone as the program completes the firm configuration on the airplane. This means engineers now have all the design requirements in place for what will be the largest member of Boeing’s single-aisle family. Boeing announced the achievement at the Singapore Airshow. “The steps we’ve taken to reach this point ensure the MAX 10 will be the most efficient and profitable single-aisle airplane the market has ever seen,” said Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We’re working closely with our…

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HTC unveils 'Pro' virtual reality headset

HTC has unveiled an enhanced version of its Vive virtual reality headset at the CES tech fair in Las Vegas. The Vive Pro has two OLED screens that have a total resolution of 2880 by 1600 pixels, which is 78% more than the current model. This is designed to make graphics and text much sharper for the wearer. One analyst said it was a step in the right direction, but VR still needed more quality content to lure gamers. As well as displays that should be more crisp than before,…

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News: Airbus unveils first A321neo ACF ahead of debut

Airbus has completed assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg. The aircraft powered by CFM Leap-1A engines will undergo ground tests prior to its scheduled first flight in the coming weeks. First delivery of an A321neo ACF to a customer is scheduled for mid-2018. The A321neo ACF is the latest addition to the successful A320 family. By applying modifications to the fuselage, the ACF enables more flexible cabin configurations for up to 240 passengers. ADVERTISEMENT Compared to the previous A321 variant, the most…

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News: InterContinental Hotels Group unveils plans for Kimpton Taipei

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of the Kimpton Taipei, alongside Malaysia’s Cornerstone Partners Group. Scheduled to open next year, this will be the first Kimpton hotel in Taiwan. Nestled in central Taipei, the 14-story property features 129 guest rooms and suites, and a 12th floor rooftop deck. The design will reflect the hustle and bustle of the city, with a seamless integration of urban features and soft greenery. In addition, the hotel’s restaurants and bars will be designed exclusively by Hong Kong-based JIA Group, whose flagship outlets include…

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News: Eurostar unveils new customer loyalty programme, Club Eurostar

Eurostar has launched a new loyalty programme, Club Eurostar. Available to leisure and business travellers, the new programme offers more flexibility, additional benefits, and is accessible to all passengers across the world without any fees or qualifying fares. Comprised of three membership levels, Club Eurostar is designed to benefit all travellers and reward customers for their frequency of travel and spend, as opposed to their class of service.  Plus, for the first time, members will be able to spend points on upgrades, in addition to free tickets and discounted travel…

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