New LNER Hitachi “Azuma” Fleet To Be Installed With State-of-the-Art Wi-Fi

LNER (London North Eastern Railways) have chosen Icomera to deliver Next Generation passenger Wi-Fi on their new “Azuma” fleet of 65 Hitachi intercity Express trains. The project is set to be completed by early 2020.

Icomera will implement its new 5G ready X5 mobile access and applications router on board, meaning LNER passengers will be amongst the first to experience Icomeras new technology.

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Vine Hotels Launch Vegan Menus for Delegates

As part of November’s National Vegan Month, Vine Hotels is launching vegan delegate menus across its portfolio of seven UK hotels and venues.  The brand-new choice of dishes has been designed to specifically meet the growing demand of delegates who want to enjoy vegan foods as part of their meeting and event experience.

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Additional rail compensation scheme goes live

TransPennine Express (TPE) has today launched an extra compensation scheme for rail customers following the May timetable change.
Non-season ticket holders (for example, those that work part-time) who were affected by the disruption are being given the chance to apply for a full refund on specific routes across the North.
The scheme is in addition to the existing compensation scheme already available for season ticket holders.

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Traveleads appoints new Head Of Sales

After witnessing +20% sales growth in the last FY, Traveleads has appointed Sally Cassidy, currently Sales Director for West of Scotland/Aberdeen, to the position of Head of Sales to run the UK sales operation.  Sally will focus on building a larger sales force while developing a dynamic sales strategy to maximise on Traveleads’ combination of award-winning service standards and leading technological solutions.

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Grantley Hall - opening Spring 2019. The difference is in the detail.

We’re delighted to introduce you to Grantley Hall – an exciting new luxury hotel and wellness retreat scheduled to open in Spring 2019 in North Yorkshire.

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Win An Amazon Echo With Avis

Avis are not only giving you the chance to win an Amazon Alexa they are also giving you the ability to become an Avis Preferred Member.  Perfect for the Business Traveller, Avis Preferred is a Loyalty & Speed of Service programme designed to provide a faster, more convenient rental experience and reward customer loyalty on every trip.

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Virgin Atlantic Conduct First Ever Biofuel Commercial Flight

On Tuesday 2nd October 2018, Virgin Atlantic marked a historical moment for green aviation. The Boeing 747 used to operate the VS16 flight from Orlando to London Gatwick was partly powered by jet fuel made from recycled industrial waste from a steel mill.

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Traveleads official networking sponsor of the Aberdeen-Abu Dhabi/UAE Gateway

Traveleads was delighted to attend the latest Aberdeen Gateway event aimed at linking the North-east of Scotland with Abu Dhabi and the wider United Arab Emirates.  Aberdeen based company GranitePR has significantly expanded its series of popular Gateway business networking events, the latest of which took place at Macdonald Norwood Hall, Aberdeen.

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Biometrics Becoming Familiar Part Of Travel Experience

According to reports biometric technology is taking off as 77% of airports and 71% of Airlines review digital ID options such as facial recognition to streamline your experience at the airport.

According to SITA, 41% of airports have already implemented some sort of biometric identity system, while almost three quarters plan to deploy similar technology by the end of 2021.

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Gatwick Airport Opens First Ever UK Sensory Room

The new Gatwick sensory room provides a unique space in the North Terminal for travellers requiring special assistance. It is a designated place for passengers with autism, dementia, cognitive impairment or other special needs, and has been designed to help them feel at ease before their flight.

There are two zones:

Chill-Out Zone: This area comes complete with floor cushions, bean bags and digital display panels, which generate vibrant visual wall features

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