Barcelona - A tale of Two Cities

In 1859 Charles Dickens wrote ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness’ - almost 160 years later some might argue we are still living in such times, that very little has changed. Barcelona recently made headlines around the world due to the tragic events that unfolded in the city, making the words of Dickens as relevant today as they were back when he penned his classic novel. ‘It was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.’

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British Airways' Premium Transfer Drive service

British Airways is introducing a new Premium Transfer Drive service at Heathrow to ensure that customers who are at risk of missing their connection are able to catch their onward flight.

British Airways’ team at Heathrow will track these customers, and where there’s a risk they will miss their connection, will provide an ‘airside’ car transfer between one flight and the next. They will also send a message to the inbound aircraft, so the cabin crew can inform the customer that a car will be waiting to transfer them, thereby alleviating any stress or worry.

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Qatar Airways new Chiang Mai route

Qatar Airways has announced it will launch flights to Chiang Mai, its fourth destination in Thailand. The new four times weekly seasonal service will operate between Doha and Chiang Mai from 7th December 2017 until May 2018.

Laid-back Chiang Mai offers a refreshing and revitalizing escape where unforgettable experiences are around every corner in Thailand’s Rose of the North. Nestled amid surrounding rainforest, Chiang Mai offers visitors an amazing authentic Thai experience, with scores of stunning temples, fabulous restaurants and incredible natural scenery.

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Etihad Airways, from Abu Dhabi to the World

Etihad’s pioneering spirit and traditions of hospitality, drawn from its Abu Dhabi home, have been harnessed to create contemporary living spaces in the air and deliver unparalleled comfort and service. Etihad Airways offers three daily flights from London, twice daily from Manchester and a five times weekly service from Edinburgh to Abu Dhabi and onwards to over 100 destinations. Whether you choose to fly first, business or economy class, you will experience the newest aircraft, latest entertainment systems and finest onboard dining.

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Virgin Atlantic is fully WiFi connected

Virgin Atlantic have become the first airline in Europe to be fully WiFi connected across its entire fleet. Customers can remain connected on Virgin and partner Delta Air Lines 39 daily transatlantic flights plus flights across the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

From today millions of customers travelling with Virgin Atlantic will be able to email, browse and socialise at 35,000ft from as little as £2.99 as the airline completes its ambitious WiFi programme – at least a year ahead of other European long haul carriers.

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Win a luxurious dinner, bed and breakfast stay at Carden Park Hotel

Carden Park is an award winning Cheshire country estate hotel complete with AA Rosette restaurant, two challenging championship golf courses and a relaxing spa. It is perfectly nestled in 1000 acres of lush green countryside with spectacular unrivalled views of the rolling Welsh hills and easy motorway links to northern powerhouse cites like Chester, Liverpool and Manchester.

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Virgin Trains Liverpool Lime Street Lounge

Virgin Trains have opened a temporary First Class lounge and customer information point at Liverpool Lime Street station as renovations continue. A permanent lounge is due to opens in autumn.

The First Class lounges provide a sanctuary from the crowds – the perfect place to grab a snack, make use of the free Wi-Fi or just nod off in one of the innovative designer armchairs.

The lounge, designed by Office Twelve, features high-quality fixtures and fittings, bespoke furniture and lighting, lively pops of colour and Virgin Trains trademark quirky details.

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Stay stylishly at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London

DoubleTree by Hilton, aim to put the human touch back into the travel experience and it all starts with the warm welcome of a chocolate chip cookie at check-in. Your journey continues with everything from luxurious guest rooms, to highly-trained staff, from stunning rooftop bars to meetings rooms for every event.

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Explore Australia with Singapore Airlines

Discover a better way to travel by flying with Singapore Airlines through Singapore Changi Airport. Enjoy a stopover in the vibrant Singapore, or enjoy the world's best airport as you connect seamlessly to your choice of eight cities in Australia. Enjoy a new level of comfort and service, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to make the most of your Australian adventure from the moment you touch down.

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Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Investment

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts continues its investment during 2017 following the £10 million spent during 2015/16 as part of their commitment to providing inviting and luxurious accommodation, and this will continue over the next 12 months and beyond. A number of hotels have already benefited from new and refurbished bedrooms, restaurants, leisure facilities and public areas, with further investments planned for the coming months and currently underway.

Luxury bedroom makeovers

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