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Destatis: Im November 2018 gab es in den Beherbergungsbetrieben in Deutschland 31,0 Millionen Übernachtungen in- und ausländischer Gäste

WIESBADEN, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Im November 2018 gab es in den Beherbergungsbetrieben in Deutschland 31,0 Millionen Übernachtungen in- und ausländischer Gäste. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) nach vorläufigen Ergebnissen weiter mitteilt, war dies ein Plus von 5 % gegenüber November 2017. Die Übernachtungszahl von Gästen aus … Read the full press release

World’s second-largest airline Delta Air Lines orders 15 additional Airbus A220 aircraft

Increases Delta’s A220 commitment to 90 aircraft, including first for -300 TOULOUSE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Delta Air Lines has ordered 15 additional A220 aircraft, bringing to 90 the total number of the new generation, highly fuel-efficient jetliners the world’s … Read the full press release

Airbus SE delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, 11 percent more than in 2017

Deliveries total 800 aircraft, 11 percent higher than in 2017 Net orders total 747, backlog increases to 7,577 aircraft TOULOUSE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, meeting its … Read the full press release

Arriva will add six new routes to its existing Warsaw operations as part of new eight-year contract

As part of the eight-year contract Arriva will add six new routes to its existing Warsaw operations New bus services in Warsaw reinforce Arriva’s position as one of the leading private bus operators in Poland 34 new buses feature air … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports to acquire a 50.01% shareholding in London Gatwick Airport for GBP2.9 billion

Signature of an agreement to acquire a 50.01% shareholding in London Gatwick Airport (“LGW”) Strategic move into the London airport system, the world’s largest metropolitan aviation market Second largest airport in the UK and eighth busiest in Europe, with a … Read the full press release

CAF Rail Australia: Great River City Light Rail consortium awarded Supply, Operate and Maintain contract for the Parramatta Light Rail Project

Beasain, Spain, 21-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — CAF has been awarded the Supply, Operate and Maintain contract for the Parramatta Light Rail Project (Stage 1), as part of the Great River City Light Rail consortium, including CAF Rail Australia and Transdev Australasia. … Read the full press release

US Customer Data Platform authority David Raab to Host First CDP Workshop in Belgium

BRUSSELS, 21-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today’s marketers have more data available than ever but struggle to pull it together in a usable format. Customer Data Platform (CDP) technology offers the promise to solve this problem by offering easy-to-deploy systems resulting … Read the full press release

Leonardo signs maintenance and technical management contract for all baggage handling systems at the Rome Fiumicino Intercontinental Airport and the Rome Ciampino International Airport

Leonardo, in partnership with Siemens, has been awarded a contract worth 96 million euros for a 4-year base period with a renewal option for an additional four  years Leonardo is recognised as a global market leader for airport baggage handling … Read the full press release

Sunweb Group acquired by funds advised by Triton

STOCKHOLM/ ROTTERDAM, 19-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Funds advised by Triton (“Triton“) have signed an agreement to acquire Sunweb Group (“Sunweb”), a leading European online tour operator. Terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Founded 1991 in Netherlands, and with more than … Read the full press release

US-amerikanischer Customer-Data-Platform-Experte David M. Raab leitet ersten gemeinsamen CDP-Workshop mit b.telligent in München

MÜNCHEN, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marketer können heutzutage auf eine wahre Flut von Daten zugreifen, stehen jedoch mehr denn je vor der Schwierigkeit, diese in einem nutzbaren Format zusammenzufassen. Zukünftig wird es vor allem darauf ankommen, die Architektur von Marketing-Automation-Systemen weiterzuentwickeln, … Read the full press release

ANA’s first A380 enters a final phase of ground and flight tests in Hamburg

HAMBURG, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, bearing the airline’s distinctive and unique Hawaiian green sea turtle livery. ANA has firm orders for … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility to design and build the next generation of VIA Rail Canada’s trainsets

32 bi-directional trainsets offering more than 9,100 seats Passenger service expected to begin in 2022 Enhanced passenger experience MUNICH, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility has been awarded a €650 million contract in Canada to design and build the next … Read the full press release

BWW 2018 – Best Wine Critics of World have been selected – Jancis Robinson MW is the Winner!

The second prize went to Jeannie Cho Lee MW and the third to James Suckling HELSINKI, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BWW-The Best Wine of the World-competition is by far the toughest wine competition on this planet. Unlike any other industry … Read the full press release

Gemalto to bring additional convenience and security to the traveler’s experience via biometric boarding in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport

AMSTERDAM, 07-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) announces a joint pilot with a leading airline to bring additional convenience and security to the traveler’s experience via biometric boarding in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The test … Read the full press release

German-based leisure airline Sundair orders four CFM56-5B engines to power two new Airbus A320ceo aircraft

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, USA, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — German-based leisure airline Sundair has purchased four CFM56-5B engines to power two new Airbus A320ceo aircraft in order valued at $45 million U.S. list price. Sundair began commercial operations in 2017 and currently … Read the full press release

Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund made seed investment in WeTrip

InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, today announces seed investment in WeTrip, the digital platform making group holiday planning and booking simpler. Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund invests in group travel experience platform WeTrip InMotion Ventures backs … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility awarded a major contract to design and build 94 new generation Tube trains for London Underground

94 metro trains for London based on the Inspiro platform Delivery beginning in 2023 Digital services based on Siemens Mobility’s Railigent New trains will be more spacious, air-conditioned, have walk-through carriages and improve accessibility Additional capacity, maximized throughput and improved … Read the full press release

Tangier-Casablanca high speed line inaugurates with high-speed trains supplied by Alstom

Saint-Ouen, France, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom participates today in the inauguration of the Tangier-Casablanca high speed line with its very high-speed trains supplied and delivered to the Office National des Chemins de Fer Marocain (ONCF). The line has been inaugurated by His … Read the full press release

Amerikaanse Customer Data Platform authoriteit David M. Raab leidt eerste CDP Workshop in Nederland

AMSTERDAM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marketeers hebben vandaag de dag meer data tot hun beschikking dan ooit, maar worstelen om ze te combineren tot een bruikbare vorm. Customer Data Platform (CDP) technologie belooft dit probleem op te lossen in de … Read the full press release

Stadler selected to design, build and deliver 64 FLIRT electrical trains by Transdev for the suburban railway lines in Hanover

Transdev contracted Stadler to design, build and deliver 64 electrical trains of the FLIRT type for use on the suburban railway lines in Hanover. BERLIN, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The company Transdev GmbH won a Europe-wide public tender to operate the … Read the full press release

Fincantieri: 1.5 billion dollars contracts for the construction of two cruise ships for CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited signed

The contracts related to the construction of the cruise ships have been signed TRIESTE, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At the presence of the Under Secretary of State for the Italian Ministry of Economic Development Michele Geraci, the contracts that seal … Read the full press release

easyJet extends ground handling operations partnership with DHL to include two more UK airports

DHL will be responsible for managing the ground handling for approximately 700 flights per week from Bristol and 500 from Manchester. One year on from taking over ground handling operations at London Gatwick, easyJet extends partnership with DHL to include … Read the full press release

Avior selects Ramboll for the Tromsø airport expansion

Continued traffic growth and a central location in Norway makes the planned expansion of Tromsø airport a high priority. COPENHAGEN, 26-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Located in the largest city of northern Norway, Tromsø airport constitutes a central connection point between the … Read the full press release

Heathrow’s annual Race the Plane charity challenge joined by 400 cyclists to raise money for The Duke of Edinburgh’s charity

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex visits Heathrow as airport celebrates DofE partnership, with cyclists taking part in the third annual Race the Plane challenge The challenge sees over 400 cyclists from the airport race a United flight from … Read the full press release

Heathrow: UK’s first electric-hybrid aircraft to touch down at the UK’s hub free of charge for a year

Speaking at the BusinessGreen Summit, CEO John Holland-Kaye will open the incentive to all airlines operating at Heathrow both now and in the future The grand innovation prize is the latest in a suite of measures designed to encourage airlines … Read the full press release

Artworks images of The World’s Largest 21st Century Surrealist Art Exhibition

Coimbra House Culture in Portugal; Open at November 17 of 2018 COIMBRA, Portugal, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — International Surrealism Now is the largest international surrealist exhibition in the World, presenting 112 of the world’s leading surrealism artists from 48 countries. … Read the full press release

Europe Bicycle Parking Racks Market Driven by Consumer Focus on Sustainability and Carbon Consciousness

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Investment in bicycle parking racks in Europe is surging at a brisk pace, with a new Fact.MR study valuing the Europe bicycle parking rack market at around US$ 850 million in 2018. According to … Read the full press release

Centrica report shows how new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target by 2030 for the healthcare and hospitality industries

The ‘Powering Sustainability’ report highlights the opportunities for distributed energy technologies. WINDSOR, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica plc has today released a new report which shows that new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target … Read the full press release

Bentley and Royal College of Art present the future of British luxury

British institution explores how automotive luxury will look in 2050 Student projects imagine luxury soundscapes, stratospheric Grand Touring and sophisticated driverless elegance Collaboration included curriculum tutelage from Bentley Design team CREWE, 09-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Bentley has collaborated with design students from … Read the full press release

UK operator HeliGroup took delivery of the first ever ACH135 Helionix for VIP charter operations

MONACO, 01-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — UK operator HeliGroup has taken delivery of the first ever ACH135 Helionix for VIP charter operations from Airbus Corporate Helicopters at the Monaco Yacht Club during the annual yacht show in the Principality. The handover … Read the full press release