Author: Sharon Comrie

Ian Coyle promoted to MD

Airport transfer and wider mobility solutions company, Holiday Taxis Group, has confirmed Ian Coyle as its new Managing Director. Ian has been with the company for the past seven years, more latterly as SVP Global Sales, leading its global source market and regional base expansion into China, the wider Asian markets, Gulf territories and the Americas....

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New ‘Guide to Selling the Cayman Islands’ published

To support an ongoing trade re-engagement plan, the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism has published a ‘Guide to Selling the Cayman Islands’. The eight-page guide is dedicated to educating travel agents and reservation staff on the benefits of selling the Cayman Islands, both for themselves and their clients. Sections such as ‘Who to sell the Cayman Islands to’ and ‘Which island for which customer’ provide insight into the diversity of the destination. The guide also includes information on twin-centre holidays with the likes of Cuba, Jamaica and the US and lists flight options from the UK and...

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Lothian launches contactless travel to airport

Customers travelling on Lothian’s Airlink 100 service between Edinburgh city centre and Edinburgh Airport will be able to pay for their fare using contactless, as part of a pilot scheme. The technology is being fitted to Lothian’s brand new fleet of Airlink buses, and will be a first for the city. If the pilot project is successful, contactless could be introduced to all of Lothian’s other services across the city within the next 12 months. All major contactless payment cards can be used, as well as Apple Pay and Android Pay. American Express will not be...

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Leonardo Hotels purchases the Scottish Portland Hotels

Leonardo Hotels has acquired a strategically placed portfolio in Scotland increasing the company’s presence in Edinburgh and gaining a presence in Glasgow, Perth and Aberdeen. Portland Hotels will add 536 additional bedrooms across Scotland and will take Leonardo’s presence in Edinburgh to 445 bedrooms joining the Leonardo Royal which was acquired in October last year. The newly acquired portolio consists of the Edinburgh City Hotel, theEdinburgh Capital located between Edinburgh city centre and Edinburgh Airport, theGlasgow Pond Hotel, the Huntingtower Hotel in Perth and the Speedbird Inn adjacent to Aberdeen Airport and will be integrated into the wider Leonardo portfolio, which will comprise over 80 hotels after the recent acquisition. Together with Leonardo Hotel London Heathrow Airport, Leonardo’s portfolio in the UK will...

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EasyJet launches Edinburgh to Sofia

EasyJet will introduce a new route from Edinburgh to Sofia, Bulgaria which will launch on 16th December. The winter only service will operate until 14th April twice weekly on Tuesday and Saturday on an A320 aircraft. EasyJet is the only airline to offer flights from Edinburgh to Sofia and expect to carry 10,000 passengers annually on this route. EasyJet now flies to 36 destinations from Edinburgh including London Gatwick, London Luton, Alicante, Paris and...

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