The Akaryn Hotel Group has unveiled plans to become a single-use plastic free hotel company by 2020. The group's newest opening, akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok, scheduled to open in May 2018, is set to lead the charge in this initiative by not having any single-use plastic in its rooms or food and beverage outlets. Akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Dec 18, 2017.
The World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), committed to collaborate globally to empower the economic development of the world by fostering innovative financial instruments for SMEs, innovators and startups, kicked off in Istanbul, Turkey. The forum is taking place from February 18 to 20, 2018.
UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, and the Minister of Information and Culture of Nigeria, Mr. Lai Mohammed agreed to host the Sixty-First meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa and the Seminar on ‘Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development’ in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, from 4 to 6 June 2018.
ICCA announced that the 57th ICCA Congress, taking place from 11 November to 14 November 2018 in Dubai, will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.
Vilnius is holding impressive celebrations to mark 100 years since the country regained its statehood. The 100 bonfires lining the town’s main avenue, a series of light installations and even a little time travel are only part of what’s in store for the Centennial party.
The Aeroflot Open 2018 international chess festival will be held from 19 February to 1 March at the Cosmos Hotel. The competition is one of the world’s oldest and most popular and is traditionally held with support from Aeroflot. This year’s event is taking place in the Russian capital for the 16th time and brings together a strong line-up of participants.
Ferretti Group participates in the 30th annual Miami Yacht Show, February 15th thru the 19th. Miami Beach, a paradise of glamour and luxury, will also set the sparkling stage for U.S. celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Ferretti Yachts, in the wake of recent celebrations at BOOT in Düsseldorf.
NOVUM Hospitality continues to develop its up-scale brand of Select Hotels internationally and is targeting Austria first. The Hamburg-based hotel group has already secured the historic Hotel Moser Verdino in Domgasse 2 right in the centre of Klagenfurt, the capital of the state of Carinthia.
Holland America Line continues to develop deeply immersive experiences in the ports it visit, and through their partnership with FOOD & WINE, the cruise line has been able to craft exceptional new excursions that show the culinary side of these destinations in some very special ways.
Qantas will begin a new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service from 23 June 2018. Operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the new Qantas route comes as Jetstar increases its Melbourne-Bali flights from ten per week to twice daily.
Amid the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Games, Korea is set to introduce two new projects at the Asia-Pacific Meetings and Incentives Expo (AIME) this coming February 20-21. Those who visit the Korea Pavilion (stand 2710) can expect to learn about Korea MICE Ambassadors and the Korea UNIQUE Venues first hand.
From Puerto Rico to Turkey, top-notch wedding planners and sponsors who are attendees of the 5th Annual Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress taking place from the 10th -12th of April 2018, in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Emirates signed a contract for 20 additional A380 aircraft and 16 options. The total agreement for 36 aircraft is valued at US$16 billion based on latest list prices. Deliveries are to start as early as 2020.
Two Roads Hospitality, an international lifestyle company featuring an unrivaled collection of individual hotels, resorts and vacation residences, has announced the top meetings trends for 2018 based on data from its “State of the Meetings Industry” survey recently conducted.
60 years after first entering the country, Hilton continues its growth and development in Egypt with the opening of the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis. Additionally, the leading global hospitality company has also confirmed plans for the debut of its luxury brand Waldorf Astoria in Egypt later this year.
Dubai-based Jumeirah Group will operate two hotels under its Zabeel House by Jumeirah brand at Al Seef, a bustling destination by Meraas on the south bank of Dubai’s much-loved creek. The two hotels will open Spring 2018.
Legacy, diversity and innovation – all global hot topics that are reverberating across the meetings and events sector. These issues top the agenda at the highly topical EduMonday at IMEX in Frankfurt this year.
With the highly anticipated return of Windstar Cruises to the scenic beauty of Alaska in May 2018 (after a hiatus of more than 20 years from sailing in the region) comes an agenda of larger-than-life adventures awaiting those boarding the 212-guest Star Legend.
Hong Kong Foodie unveiled the exciting Temple Street Night Foodie Tour. On its newest culinary adventure, Hong Kong Foodie whisks food lovers through the backstreets of Hong Kong's most colorful and food-obsessed neighborhoods in the Yau Tsim Mong district, in search of Hong Kong's best evening fare.
From 15 February 2018 Aeroflot will be tightening controls on hand luggage at Sheremetyevo airport and all other airports across its network. The controls will be in effect for the entire duration of passengers’ pre-flight procedures.
Eurostar, the cross-channel high-speed rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is launching direct services between London and Amsterdam. The new direct route from London to Amsterdam will launch on Wednesday 4th April. Tickets will go on sale from 20 February when the inaugural service will take place.
Peach Aviation Limited has injected approximately 600 million yen into FREEPLUS Inc., which conducts business, chiefly in the area of land operations for foreign visitors to Japan, and aggressively initiates new services on the Internet.
Global travel distributor GTA, part of the Hotelbeds Group, has launched a 'Double the Points, Double the Rewards' campaign to further incentivize travel agents and drum up the festive spirit during this holiday season.
Outbound travellers from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are focusing on luxury travel with unique holidays and individual experiences. Whether it is in the form of flying business, or first class, GCC outbound travellers are thought of as big spenders.
Visa announced the findings of Visa’s Global Travel Intentions (GTI) Study, the payment network’s comprehensive look at travel and tourism in 2017. Although travel is stress relief, certain aspects of travel can lead to anxiety and stress, including getting, carrying and exchanging cash.
Thomas Cook Group Airlines will increase its capacity for Summer 2018 by 10%, following the acquisition of Air Berlin assets and the launch of its new Palma-based airline, Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics.
Ukraine International will enhances its domestic network by launching new non-stop scheduled flights between Kiev and Vinnytsia. Tickets are available at UIA ticket offices, the carrier’s contact center, the official website, and authorized travel agencies.
Pride Fort Lauderdale will celebrate the nation’s only “Love Pride” on Sunday, February 11 from noon to 8 p.m. on the iconic Fort Lauderdale Beach. Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Estelle and internationally-acclaimed actress, singer and flamenco guitarist Charo, best known as a guest star on the iconic 70s show “The Love Boat,” will headline the festival.
Held annually since 1996, Dubai World Cup in 2017 grabs the attention of the international sporting community through the fastest horses and highest prize money in the racing world. Now, Dubai has a new rival: Saudi Arabia.
BrandUSA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, launched GoUSA TV, a first-of-its-kind connected TV network, featuring best-in-class created, curated and licensed video content to inspire, invite and welcome travelers to visit the USA.
Following 10 years on 14thstreet, theJames New York – NoMad celebrates being fully open. The fully renovated property boasts 360 guest rooms, including 28 suites, 2 penthouses and 5,000 square feet of meeting spaces designed byThomas Juul-Hansen.
More than one million people, including Minnesotans and visitors from across the globe, came to Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon on Nicollet Mall during ten days of festivities leading up to Super Bowl LII.
Having flown the coop for a cruise adventure of her own, Harri the stowaway galah, a rose-breasted female cockatoo native to Australia, has been returned to her family by Princess Cruises for a joy-filled reunion at the Portside Cruise Terminal in Brisbane.
Element Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc. and S’well, the fashionable, reusable hydration accessory company, are launching a national partnership to inspire travelers to make a positive impact and mindful choices for the environment and for themselves.
The global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, today reveals the 15 booking channels that generated the greatest revenue for hotels in the Middle East and other key tourism destinations in 2017.
The Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) released the 2017 edition of the Business Events industry review. The review, which provides statistics and comparisons of the all the sectors and markets that contribute to the Business Events industry in Penang, presents 2017 as a successful year.
According to a new report, recent reforms and investments in Saudi Arabia will drive growth in the hospitality market of 13.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), higher than the established markets of the UAE (10.1%) and Oman (11.8%).
Watch below Turkish Airlines Super Bowl commercial featuring Dr. Oz. The 57-year-old cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and TV personality guides us through the wonders of our five senses and invites all to travel.
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) officially announced that the 37th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Jamaica from January 29 to 31, 2019.
Qatar Airways announced the launch of new direct flights to the Turkish city of Hatay, airline’s fifth gateway in Turkey. The new three-times weekly route will be served by an Airbus A320, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class.
National tourism agency VisitBritain launches a new global campaign for 2018. The campaign ‘I Travel For...’ uses short films and story-telling to shine the spotlight on unexpected experiences and less-explored destinations in Britain, alongside its globally renowned and iconic landmarks and attractions.
Thailand will host the first ever Amour Asia Pacific 2018, a luxury travel trade event that will cement the Kingdom’s reputation as the destination of choice for lovers and honeymooners from around the world.
The World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), committed to collaborate globally to empower the economic development of the world by fostering innovative financial instruments for SMEs, innovators and startups, kicked...
Eurostar, the cross-channel high-speed rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is launching direct services between London and Amsterdam. The new direct route from London to Amsterdam will launch...
NOVUM Hospitality continues to develop its up-scale brand of Select Hotels internationally and is targeting Austria first. The Hamburg-based hotel group has already secured the historic Hotel Moser Verdino in...
UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, and the Minister of Information and Culture of Nigeria, Mr. Lai Mohammed agreed to host the Sixty-First meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa and the...
BrandUSA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, launched GoUSA TV, a first-of-its-kind connected TV network, featuring best-in-class created, curated and licensed video content to inspire, invite and welcome...
Beginning of December 2016, me and my wife visited Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and if you are searching for a romantic weekend, then you should consider Tallinn. The Estonian capital offers tra...
In Summer 2016, I had chance to sail to Greek Islands with the Celestyal Cruises. In an organization with Karavan Cruises, travelers enjoyed best of Greek islands with Celestyal and received a compl...
ftnNEWS would like to present you a unique vacation idea here in Turkey: Cappadocia Region. Located on the central Anatolia plateau within a volcanic landscape sculpted by erosion to form a successi...
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