• Tigerair Taiwan Takes Delivery of First Airbus A320neo Aircraft

    (08 Apr 2021)
    Tigerair Taiwan, the low cost subsidiary of China
    Airlines, has taken delivery of its first A320neo.

    The aircraft is not only the
    first of 15 A320neo Family aircraft to join the airline’s fleet,
    but also the first A320neo to be
    introduced in Taiwan.


    The aircraft, registration number B-50021,
    features a custom-made livery with Tigerair Taiwan’s logo, the
    tigerstripe empennage, and AIRBUS A320neo, the official symbol of
    the Airbus neo family.

    With a range of up to 3,200nm, enabling flights of
    up seven hours from Taipei, the aircraft will be the optimal platform for Tigerair Taiwan to increase

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  • Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como to Reopen 15 April 2021

    (08 Apr 2021)
    Mandarin Oriental has confirmed that its luxurious
    hotel on the the shores of Lake Como in Italy will reopen on 15
    April 2021, for the summer season.

    Set in the 18th-century Villa Roccabruna in the
    charming village of Blevio on the southeastern shore of Lake Como,
    the Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como is surrounded by majestic
    botanic gardens and stunning views in every direction.


    Enhancements have been made to the Mandarin
    Oriental, Lago di Como’s accommodation and public areas during the seasonal
    closure, including a complete makeover of its Panoramic Suite,
    which
    features an oversized terrace with

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  • Thomas Cook Opens Outlet in Varanasi, India

    (08 Apr 2021)
    Thomas Cook (India) has expanded its footprint in
    Uttar Pradesh, with the opening of a new Gold Circle Partner
    franchise outlet in Varanasi.

    This expansion augments Thomas Cook India’s
    distribution and reach in Uttar Pradesh to seven consumer access
    centres: one owned branch and six Gold Circle Partner (franchise)
    outlets – across Lucknow, Kanpur, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Prayagraj and
    Varanasi.

    Thomas Cook India’s Holiday Readiness Report
    reveals that 67% of respondents are keen to
    travel in the next 6 months and 84% prefer reputed
    brands.

    The new outlet in Varanasi offers
    end-to-end travel solutions, including: international & domestic

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  • Qatar’s First Marriott Executive Apartments Open in Doha

    (07 Apr 2021)
    Marriott has expanded its portfolio of Executive
    Apartments to Qatar, with the opening of the Marriott Executive
    Apartments City Center Doha.

    Owned by Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company
    (ARTIC), the property is located in West Bay, in close
    proximity to the Doha Exhibition & Convention Center and City Center
    Mall, and near some of the city’s most famous sites including the
    Qatar National Museum, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Corniche, Souq
    Waqif and Katara Cultural Village.

    West Bay metro station is a 5-minute walk
    from the hotel, while Hamad International Airport is
    21 kilometres away.


    “We are

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  • Singapore to Accept IATA Travel Pass from 1 May 2021

    (06 Apr 2021)
    IATA has welcomed Singapore’s acceptance of
    pre-departure COVID19 PCR test results on the IATA Travel Pass.

    From 1 May 2021, passengers traveling to Singapore
    will be able to use the IATA Travel Pass to share their
    pre-departure COVID19 PCR test results upon check-in with their
    airline, as well as on-arrival at the immigration checkpoints at
    Changi Airport.

    This is part of an ongoing collaboration between
    the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and IATA to
    facilitate seamless and efficient travel through digital
    certificates of COVID19 tests.


    “Having the confidence of an aviation leader like
    Singapore accept IATA

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