CORPORATE TRAVEL NEWSLETTER Q3 2017

In this third quarter of 2017 we have seen many parts of the globe which have encountered unfortunate scenes of both hurricanes and earthquakes which have devastated local communities and caused major flight disruptions and cancellations.

Here is the current advice being given to anyone who intends to travel to/from these affected areas:

MEXICO:

A deadly earthquake (19th SEPT 2017) with a magnitude 7.1 and a previous eruption (8th SEPT 2017) have caused major travel complications and MEXICO City airport was closed temporarily but has now re-opened.

The British Embassy in MEXICO City is closed until further notice and if anyone should require emergency assistance they should call:
+ 44 (0) 020 7008 1500

CARIBBEAN:

In the aftermath of Hurricane IRMA and Hurricane Maria:-
For the latest advice if you are intending to travel to Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica and the D Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Kitts, St Lucia, St.Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands and Florida, please check with the foreign office or use this link for latest updates and advice.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

RYANAIR:

This low cost carrier has abruptly cancelled 2,100 of their flights over the next 6 weeks up to 31st OCTOBER 2017 after it has admitted that it has messed up the allocation of annual leave for their pilots.
For existing bookings you should bE sent an email advising you of any cancellations to your schedule, however you can check the flights which are being affected by going on-line www.ryanair.com or try calling them on 0330 100 7838 . NB: They do have and advertise an 0871 number but this will cost you 13pence per minute!

UPDATE – A FURTHER 18000 FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED BETWEEN NOV 2017 AND MAR 2018.

AIR CANADA:

Commencing 29th October 2017 from three to four flights departing from DUBLIN to TORONTO utilising their new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with additional new routes from DUBLIN to MONTREAL commencing 3rd JUNE 2018 and a SHANNON to TORONTO service starting on 2nd JUNE 2018. All services will feature both a Business class and economy class configuration.

ROSEWOOD HOTELS AND RESORTS:

This hotel chain has just announced on 20/09/2017 that they have been chosen to run a newly commissioned property at Grosvenor Square, Mayfair situated within the existing US EMBASSY building.

Renovations will be based upon designs undertaken by architect Sir David Chipperfield to include the provision of 137 guest rooms, five restaurants, six retail units, plus a spa and ballroom to cater for up to 1000 delegates.

 

This concludes our latest update for this quarter other than to let you know that we have undertaken a major revamp of our website and cordially invite you to take a few moments to look at our where you can now also complete your traveller profile on-line and send it electronically to the MILLENNIUM TEAM!