20 January 2024

Dubai’s Hotel Boom in 2024

Dubai's skyline, a dazzling tapestry of architectural marvels, continues to evolve with an impressive lineup of hotel developments in 2024. This year, the city's hospitality sector is buzzing with rebranding and the launch of new luxury properties, further cementing Dubai's status as a global hub for travelers seeking opulence and innovation. ...
10 January 2024

Airlines Increase Capacity in 2024

The skies are looking brighter for the travel industry in 2024, as airlines globally are ramping up their services, adding new routes, and increasing flight frequencies to meet the burgeoning demand for air travel. This expansion is a strong indicator of the industry's recovery and a testament to the resilience and adaptability of airlines in t...
29 November 2023

Your Boutique Travel Management Company

In the world of corporate travel, efficiency, convenience, and cost-effectiveness are paramount. For over 20 years, EFR Travel has been the trusted partner for companies seeking to streamline their corporate travel management. As an independently owned company with boutique travel divisions specialising in all areas of corporate travel, EFR Tra...
28 November 2023

Airlines Enhance Passenger Experience with Free Inflight Connectivity

Soaring Connectivity: Malaysia Airlines In a move that sets new standards in the aviation industry, Malaysia Airlines has recently expanded its inflight wifi provision to all passengers, regardless of cabin class or loyalty tier. Initially available on 20 selected A350, A330-200, and A330-300 aircraft, the service will be gradually extended to...
14 November 2023

Etihad Airways Enhances Passenger Experience & Unveils Luxurious Lounges

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has recently made significant enhancements to its passenger experience. The airline has not only increased its capacity on the London route but also unveiled its luxurious lounges at the new Terminal A of Abu Dhabi International airport. The airline has added a third daily A380 ...
25 October 2023

Exciting Developments in London’s Hospitality Scene

Z Hotels Expands to Leicester Square Z Hotels is set to open its 12th London property, strategically located adjacent to Leicester Square. With a £23 million loan from OakNorth Bank and ASK Partners, they will convert a five-storey office building on Charing Cross Road into a hotel offering 81 to 95 rooms. This follows Z Hotels' recent expan...
18 October 2023

Spotlight on our Marine & Offshore Shipping Travel Specialists

Our marine and offshore travel specialists, WDT Corporate Travel, recognise the unique demands and inherent unpredictability of travel in this field, as part of the EFR Travel Group they're are well equipped to meet these challenges head-on. Backed by seasoned travel professionals, they provide a tailored product suite that includes exclusive ...
7 October 2023

Singapore Airlines and Scoot Expand China Destinations

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Scoot are set to resume flights to four key destinations in China starting late November. SIA's mainline service will be reinstating operations to Chengdu, Chongqing, and Xiamen, while Scoot will once again be connecting to Changsha. For the Singapore-Chengdu, Chongqing, and Xiamen routes, SIA will be deployin...
28 September 2023

Global Business Travel Update: January-August 2023

As we traverse through 2023, the global business travel landscape has seen significant shifts - let's delve into the vital metrics shaping the industry. Rebounding Strongly In June, we celebrated the travel industry's resurgence, standing at an impressive 90.8% of its 2019 transaction volume. This heartening news set a promising tone, espec...
14 September 2023

Melia Hotels International Embarks on a Global Odyssey of Expansion

In a testament to their unwavering commitment to redefining luxury hospitality, Melia Hotels International unveils its ambitious expansion plans, set to leave an indelible mark on the world of travel. ME by Meliá: San Miguel de Allende Beckons Anticipation is building for the grand unveiling of the ME, a masterpiece in the making, slated ...