Ryanair announced the suspension of its full flight schedule to/from and within Italy in the wake of the country’s lockdown over COVID-19.
Abercrombie & Kent Launches Regional Portfolio for Luxury Tailor Made Travel
With unbeatable airfares and favorable exchange rates, travellers are looking towards Europe and intriguing new ways to explore the region. Luxury travel innovators Abercrombie & Kent have designed a new portfolio devoted to Luxury Tailor Made Travel in Europe, an insider’s guide to the world of customized travel, featuring iconic sites and places not on everyone’s radar, chosen by A&K’s local experts for their distinctive character.
InterContinental Hotels Adds Luxurious Venice Hotel
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed its first luxury hotel in Venice, Italy, the lavish 16th Century Palazzo Nani in the heart of the city. Scheduled to open at the start of 2018, the new IHG property will run under a franchise agreement with Gruppo Cordifin and H.n.h Hotels & Resorts Management.
Secret hot spots of Europe yet to be discovered
Paris and Venice are wonderful, but such popular European cities are often thronged with crowds of tourists. If you want a more authentic experience, without feeling like you’re surrounded by a horde of visitors, check out these secret European hot spots. You’ll feel like you’ve discovered a hidden gem.
Alitalia Expands Crete Flights – Gets Investment Boost
Alitalia has begin a three times per week service in between Rome Fiumicino (FCO) and the Crete holiday destination of Heraklion (HER). The route is to be a summer seasonal one flying only through 31 August.
Rome Mayor Incensed Over Brit Travel Warning
In answer to a British Foreign Office warning to vacationers headed to Rome, the mayor of the city punches back condemning the warning as misinformation. According to the news, Mayor Ignazio Marino says London is a far more dangerous place to visit than Rome.
Alitalia CEO Steps Down
Andrea Ragnetti, CEO of Alitalia, has stepped down according to confirmed reports from the air carrier. According to the news brief, Chairman Roberto Colaninno will serve during the interim while the board appoints Ragnetti’s successor.
Affordable & Adorable Napoli: Five Value Hotels
Napoli (Naples), or Neapolis in the Ancient Greek (“new city”). There’s hardly anyone who has not known the name of one of Italy’s most fantastic destinations. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on Earth, what was a Bronze Age center of trade, is today a metropolis of unique character. The mix of antiquity and modernity here, and the special character of the people, really make the place adorable, and a value too.
Club Med Reveals Italian Alps Resort
Club Med announced having opened their newest mountain resort destination, Pragelato Vialattea, in the heart of the Italian Alps.
Lifestyle Hotels & Other Booking Filters
Are you looking for something or someone to filter your digital world? Argo Travel News takes a look at another travel accommodation filtering channel, Lifestyle Hotels, with mentions of a few others. If ever there were a need for good suggestion engines, the travel space is in dire need. How do you decide where to go, where to stay, what to do? Let’s look at regional players in travel booking.
Top Luxury Hotels in Italy’s Sorrento
Planning on jetting off to Italy for a break? Lucky you! The country’s renowned for its cuisine, great weather and rich culture – and a great place to soak up all three is Sorrento, which is on the south coast. This is also a particularly good spot if you’re organising a luxury holiday.
Travelport Adds NTV Italian High Speed Rail
Some good news from Travelport, clients will now be able to book rail travel on the much talked about Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), the first Italian private high-speed railway. The strategic partnership tells of NTV distribution via Galileo-connected travel agencies in Italy and around the world.
Britain’s PM Uses Online Booking: Well Maybe
It should come as no real surprise that Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, gets his vacation deals via the Internet too. According to the news from Travelmatch and the Daily Mail, Cameron’s booked a luxurious villa in Italy via the online travel portal. He and his family will be headed out on vacation via budget airline, the whole shebang, just like you or I. Well, almost – read on.
Eurozone – European Travel Gone Critical
The Eurozone is in deep trouble. The piling up of debt for member states now affects every country, every industry, all Europe is reeling at the ultimate realization economic chaos is no longer a distant danger. Italy’s Ecomomy Minister Giulio Tremonti said it all in an address on Thursday; “We move forward or we sink” – stressing the EU desperately needs a political solution to its money woes.