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Virgin Atlantic helps those with hidden disabilities overcome travel challenges

A hidden disabilities initiative is being introduced by Virgin Atlantic. It includes the creation of a bookmark and pin badge which are designed with a specific symbol in which Virgin Atlantic staff will instantly recognise. This is to ensure that…

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Redworth Hall Hotel – New Leisure Club & Spa Following £2M Investment

The Newcastle-based Cairn Hotel Group has unveiled the stunning new Retreat Leisure Club & Spa at Redworth Hall Hotel following a £2m investment, marking the completion of the first phase of a massive refurbishment and development programme at this local…

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Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa Re-brands to Mercure Hotels

Sheffield’s historic Kenwood Hall Hotel is re-branding to the Mercure Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa in March 2019, with a significant investment in the Hotel’s facilities over the next two years. Part of the Vine Hotels group, which owns and…

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American Airlines and British Airways to Invest $344M in JFK Airport

British Airways and American Airlines have reached an agreement to invest $344m in upgrading Terminal 8 in New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The companies will invest the money over the next three years to prepare for the…

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No1 Lounges Open New Edinburgh Airport Facility (20% Discount)

The new facility which will open on February 8th will ensure that guests can benefit from complimentary food from the self-service selection, plus one dish from the made-to-order menu (extra dishes can be purchased for £4 each.) All drinks will…

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Seven Vine Hotels Properties Join the Meetings Industry Association

Seven properties within the Vine Hotels portfolio have joined the Meetings Industry Association (mia) to help gain the ‘professionalism and credibility’ associated with mia membership. Hotel owner, operator and manager Vine Hotels represents a portfolio of hotels across a wide…

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LNER – Free Wi-Fi for Everyone

LNER are happy to announce that their on-board Wi-Fi is now free in Standard as well as First Class on all of their trains. From now on, when you travel with LNER, you’ll no longer need to enter a Wi-Fi…

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Introducing a Bigger Brighter Traveleads

Visitors to our website will notice some BIG changes! As part of our commitment to providing customers with the most up to date technology we have completely redesigned our website with a key focus on improving user experience to help…

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Autonomous Robots to Park Cars at Gatwick Airport

Introducing Stan: the robot valet who is comfortable driving a large variety of vehicles, can manoeuvre seamlessly into tight parking spaces, react quickly to obstacles and who you can ensure will drive responsibly and safely. Gatwick plan to trial the…

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Luxury Space Hotel to Make Debut in 2021

Tech start-up company Orion Span is ahead of schedule in its mission to offer VIPs an out-of-this-world luxury holiday. It’s called the “Aurora Station” and those who visit will be able to see 16 sunrises a day and float in…

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