EasyHotel sees half-year revenues rise 21% to £3.1m Trading for the period was slightly ahead of expectations as the company maintained an interim dividend of 0.11 pence per share. "Full year trading is on track to meet the board's expectations," CEO Guy Parsons said. Read more.

Craft Union Pub Company aims to reach 500 pubs by 2020 The operator has announced ambitious plans to grow its current estate of 122 pubs, having added 31 new sites in the last three months. It aims to reach 170 pubs by September this year. Read more.

Expedia set to acquire majority stake in SilverRail Technologies SilverRail aims to make online booking for global rail travel easier, and already works with Expedia. "Rail is ready for an online revolution, and we’re ready to be a part of it," said Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Read more.

LATAM Airlines Group reports 6.4% rise in Q1 revenues to $2.5bn The company also posted operating income of $152m for the three months ended 31st March. The result was credited to proactive capacity management, stronger local currencies and 7.6% growth in passenger revenues. Read more.

Thomas Cook sees revenues rise 3.2% to £2.9bn in the six months to 31st March The company also announced a pre-tax loss of £314m, largely due to the costs associated with a bond refinancing. CEO Peter Fankhauser said: "As we look ahead to the key summer season, we are seeing strong customer demand across most of our markets." Read more.

Pub operator Marston’s buys Charles Wells brewery for £55m The Eagle brewery in Bedford makes the Bombardier, Courage and McEwan's ale brands. The deal also includes the global licence for Young's ale and UK distribution rights for Kirin Lager, Estrella Damm, Erdinger and Founders. Read more.