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News: Waldorf Hilton, London, welcomes the Parrot

The Waldorf Hilton in Aldwych, London, has welcomed the opening of the Parrot, a new cocktail bar. Set just off the main street, with a separate entrance to the hotel, the 60-seat location is a collaboration between actor, DJ and producer Idris Elba and identical twin brothers Lee and Nicky Caulfield.

News: Tonight! Full-moon party at Atlantis the Palm

Gather your glow-sticks and glitter; Dubai’s latest hotspot, Wavehouse, Atlantis, the Palm, is gearing up to host the ultimate Thailand-esque full-moon party this evening.

News: British Airways reveals final centenary celebration livery

The fourth and final British Airways aircraft in a heritage livery has touched down at Heathrow. A Boeing 747 painted in the Negus design, which was originally on the fleet from 1974-1980, arrived earlier.

Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Rügen, Germany

For German travellers the island of Rügen is the centre a booming hospitality industry. To British travellers, it is virtually unknown. As the Baltic destination seeks to grow its international audience, Breaking Travel News editor, Chris O’Toole, here visits to shed some light on what guests can expect to find

News: Apurva Kempinski Bali opens in Indonesia

The resort, which has opened in the upmarket Nusa Dua area of Bali, has 475 well-appointed guest-rooms, striking suites and discreet villas in a quiet beachfront setting.

News: The Alexander takes Luxury Collection into Armenia

The Luxury Collection has announced its entry into Armenia with the opening of The Alexander in Yerevan. Owned by Tsupani, The Alexander joins a portfolio of more than 100 Luxury Collection hotels around the world.

News: Wow Air returns to Icelandair as Indigo Partners deal breaks down

Indigo Partners has walked away from a potential investment in Wow Air. The decision sees Wow Air turn its attention once again to a potential tie-up with Icelandair.

News: easyJet ‘stands ready’ with no-deal Brexit contingency plan

easyJet has said it continues to “stand ready” to activate its contingency plan should Britain leave the European Union without a deal in the next few weeks.

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Zina Bencheik, general manager, Morocco & Europe, Peak DMC

As general manager for Peak DMC in Europe and her native Morocco, Zina Bencheik has been keen to grow the role of the women in the tourism industry. Here she talks to Breaking Travel News about her ambitions for the company

News: Garuda Indonesia moves to cancel Boeing 737 Max order

Garuda Indonesia is set to become the first airline to officially cancel an order for the Boeing 737 Max 8 after two crashes involving the plane.

News: Ridgeon appointed head of sales for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has confirmed the appointment of Geoff Ridgeon as its new head of sales, with effect from May.

News: Korean Air signs interline deal with Flybe

Korean Air has announced an interline agreement with Flybe, which will enable agents to book Korean Air flights from regional airports in their global distribution system.

News: UK train punctuality to be measured to the minute

From April, train operators in the UK will publish a new measure of punctuality as part of a plan to reduce delays. Trains will now be measured to the minute at stops.

News: TreadRight celebrates World Water Day with Ecuador project

The TreadRight Foundation is celebrating World Water Day today with its partner, WE, an international charity committed to delivering a sustainable development model that empowers people to transform themselves, their families, their communities and the world.

Focus: Touring Miami’s Best College Campuses

Surfing the internet for the best of the colleges for a better future could be the initial step in the process of finding a campus that suits your needs. Touring those campuses is the next pivotal step that actually helps you decide your future. Miami boasts of several universities par excellence that are not only renowned for their academics and sports merit but also for their beautiful college campuses.

Focus: Frequent Flyer? The Latest Ways To Save Big

Frequent flyer programmes are often ignored even by those who travel often. There are a lot of them out there, and they can often seem confusing or not worthwhile if you haven’t looked into them in depth. Here are the best ways to save money using frequent flyer programmes – including some hacks and methods that have only become possible in recent years.

News: Celebrate Mother’s day at Atlantis, the Palm

Atlantis, the Palm is the perfect place to do something special this Mother’s Day with unmissable offerings at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen and Dubai’s ultimate entertainment destination, Wavehouse.

News: Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort to open next month

Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort, a 152-room and 61-villa five-star property poised on a beach within easy reach of Ho Chi Minh City, will celebrate its grand opening in April.

News: Como Castello del Nero opens in Tuscany, Italy

The 740-acre, historic estate is situated in the world-famous Chianti wine region of Italy, just a 30-minute drive from the Renaissance cities of Florence and Siena.

News: Marriott opens two new properties in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Marriott International and Dur Hospitality have announced the opening of Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter.

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