On the Beach remains optimistic despite first-half loss | News

On the Beach recorded a first-half loss of £34 million in the six months to the end of March, compared to a profit of £12 million for the same period last year. The reversal in fortunes was pinned on the sharp slowdown in travel following the Covid-19 pandemic. Revenue slumped by two thirds over the period, to £21 million. The company did not declare an interim dividend. The bleak result included exceptional costs of £35 million, which the company said represented the estimated cost of Covid-19 to trading in the…

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On the Beach Group eyes post Covid-19 opportunities | News

On the Beach Group will seek to raise £67.3 million in a share placing as the company positions to survive the collapse in travel surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The online beach holiday retailer is offering a total of 26,143,500 shares at a price of 257.5 pence each. They have been placed with joint bookrunners Numis Securities and Peel Hunt. In total, the new stock accounts for approximately 19.9 per cent of the company. Applications have been made to the Financial Conduct Authority and London Stock Exchange, respectively, for the admission…

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White Beach launches daycations in Dubai | News

White Beach is inviting guests to take a moment of calm on the seductive shores of Atlantis, the Palm from today. For just AED295 per person, the new daycation package includes a deluxe room for the day, a sun lounger on White Beach, and a three-course set lunch menu at White Restaurant. If guests wish to extend their stay beyond 19:00 to include the evening and breakfast the following morning, they can do so from just 300AED per room, per night. Inspired by traditional Mediterranean fare anchored by an excellent…

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On the Beach Group eyes post Covid-19 opportunities | News

On the Beach Group will seek to raise £67.3 million in a share placing as the company positions to survive the collapse in travel surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The online beach holidays retailer is offering a total of 26,143,500 shares at a price of 257.5 pence each. They have been placed with joint bookrunners Numis Securities and Peel Hunt. In total, the new stock accounts for approximately 19.9 per cent of the company. Applications have been made to the Financial Conduct Authority and London Stock Exchange, respectively, for the admission…

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Take a virtual trip with Florida Beach Finder | News

Mirroring offerings from Saint Lucia and Puerto Rico, Visit Florida is offering potential guests a virtual taste of the destination during the coronavirus lockdown. The Florida Beach Finder allows travellers to virtually explore the much-loved beaches of the state from the comfort of their own home. In partnership with Google, Visit Florida completed a four-month odyssey to capture stunning images of all 825 miles of coast in the Sunshine State using Street View Trekker technology. These 360-degree images, captured one footstep at a time, are integrated into Google Maps, enabling…

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White Beach launches Day-Sies ladies day | News

White Beach is inviting the ladies of Dubai to join them under the sun and by the sea for Day-Sies. Taking place every Tuesday from 12:00 until 17:00 on the silky white, sandy shores of Atlantis, the Palm, guests can get ready for an afternoon of tanning, sipping and grazing – with plenty of entertainment thrown in too. Ladies can enjoy two packages on the day, the standard package includes unlimited wine and a choice of two cocktails for just AED100, while the premium package, which includes wine, cocktails, vodka,…

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Relativity Space expands its rocket printing operations into an enormous new Long Beach HQ – TechCrunch

Building a rocket is a big operation, even when you’re printing them from the ground up, like Relativity Space . The launch startup is graduating from its initial office, which is a bit cramped for assembling rockets, to a huge space in Long Beach where the company will go from prototype to first flight. We recently visited Relativity at their old headquarters, which had the scrappy (literally — there were metal scraps everywhere) industrial feel you’d expect from a large-scale hardware startup. But except for the parking lot, there didn’t…

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Tinie Tempah to launch Burn at White Beach on Friday | News

Burn, Friday’s ultimate new day-to-night experience at White Beach & Restaurant, will be inaugurated by none other than urban music sensation, Tinie Tempah on Friday. Taking place from 10:00 for beach access and 12:00 for brunch, there has never been a better way to spend a Friday in Dubai. Enticing guests to enjoy a lie-in before rolling out of bed to head to the cheeky beachside brunch, everyone is invited to kick off their sandals and enjoy a Mediterranean feast at the restaurant, or a day of soaking up the…

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Le Méridien Dania Beach opens in Florida | News

Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport has opened. Taking cues from the brand’s mid-century design aesthetic, the top-to-bottom conversion of the property brings to life Le Méridien’s distinctive French heritage. “With a nostalgic nod to the glamour of the French Riviera in the 1960s, Le Méridien inspires travellers to explore the world in style, savour the good life and enjoy experiences that offer something more than meets the eye,” said George Fleck, vice president of global brand marketing and management, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. “The debut of…

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On the Beach rejigs leadership team with new appointments | News

On the Beach has appointed four new directors across the marketing, people and product functions. The leadership of the marketing team will be split between Steve Seddon and Dan Roche, who will assume the director of brands and director of performance marketing roles respectively. Seddon has over 20 years of travel marketing experience and has worked for TUI, Virgin, Stagecoach and Monarch. He has also marketing director roles with Kuoni and Shearings, and joined On the Beach as a consultant in April last year to develop the current brand campaign.…

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