With the adoption of cutting-edge rechnologies, sales in educational tourism market will increase by 5x through 2031

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 10:11:00 +0200

Governments have adopted several initiatives to support the integration of technology into the education system. For example, the UAE has initiated an Innovation Hub by Oracle in Dubai, allowing students to pitch ideas for developing technological changes.

IFEMA MADRID, the Community of Madrid and the City Council launch 'Madrid Turismo by IFEMA'

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 09:59:00 +0200

This agreement between the Madrid institutions gives IFEMA MADRID a highly active role in promoting Madrid as a tourist destination abroad, which will enable it to launch a new business model within its internationalisation, digitisation and innovation strategy.

SeaDream Yacht Club 2024 Caribbean season now open for reservations

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 09:51:00 +0200

Itineraries feature off-the-beaten-path destinations, for a remarkably different yachting experience.

Minor Hotels announces new NH Collection property in Qatar

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 09:43:00 +0200

NH Collection Doha Oasis Hotel & Beach Club to open in mid-2022.

Six Senses heads for new horizons, retreats, and highlights in 2022

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 09:34:00 +0200

With guests indicating how much they value precious time spent with family and friends, Six Senses continues to focus on reconnection.

Now open: The Hideaway at Hull Bay, a tailored group experience in St. Thomas

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 09:27:00 +0200

The Hideaway brings fresh perspective to a familiar vacation destination, where taking care of the rich landscape is a virtue only equivalent to delivering an authentic, one-of-a-kind group experience.

Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board names Claudette Davis Director of Travel Industry Marketing

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 09:17:00 +0200

An integral member of the NPIPB team since 1989, Davis brings vast experience from within the leisure travel market, and in her new role she will support the organization’s entire destination’s marketing efforts.

Choice Hotels and Seera Group open two new properties in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 09:12:00 +0200

Openings form part of an agreement which will see at least ten hotels planned to open within the next five years.c

Flight Centre Travel Group appoints Global Sustainability Officer

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 09:04:00 +0200

Michelle Degenhardt is based in FLT’s global head office in Brisbane, Australia and will report to Brett Anderson, FLT’s Global Head of Risk and Sustainability.

Carnival Cruise Line adding more embarkation enhancements as it commits to current protocols

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 08:59:00 +0200

Carnival said it will continue to operate under its current protocols, sailing vaccinated voyages, requiring pre-embarkation testing and following onboard indoor mask requirements until further notice.

GHM announces two senior leadership appointments

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 08:56:00 +0200

Fabio Marigliano will elevate service excellence at The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah, UAE and Morton Johnston pre-opens The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort in Doha, Qata.

Independent hotel ‘The Bruntsfield’ opens in Edinburgh

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 08:52:00 +0200

Refurbished property launches post £1million investment; Boutique townhouse hotel inspired by its Bruntsfield location.

San Antonio Spurs announce partnership wth Mexican airlines Viva Aerobus

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 08:48:00 +0200

A one-of-a-kind Spurs branded Airbus A320 will take to the skies to celebrate this partnership.

Patrick van der Wardt joins PROVision as Senior Managing Director EMEA

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 10:51:00 +0200

Hotel technology veteran tapped to lead growth in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for global travel and hospitality business advisory firm.

Cruise & Hospitality Marketing veteran, Robert Castro, joins Scenic Group USA as Senior Director of Marketing

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 10:38:00 +0200

Robert Castro spent more than 11 years in cruise marketing starting with Carnival, then Royal Caribbean and most recently with Silversea as their Senior Director of Marketing – Americas.

Zoox Smart Data online traffic connections set new record in Q4 2021

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 10:34:00 +0200

Big data provider records over 30 million more connections YOY, representing a drastic rise in the number of guests connecting to hotel Wi-Fi networks and demonstrating the increased value of targeted online promo campaigns.

Proper Hospitality appoints Ned Elliott as Executive Culinary Director across portfolio

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 10:22:00 +0200

The Veteran Chef joins from Chicago to oversee the Culinary Program for the Award-Winning hotel group, working closely with their acclaimed Food & Beverage partners to build on the continued success of the hotels as Destination Dining Experiences.

STR: U.S. hotel RevPAR recovered 83% in 2021

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 10:18:00 +0200

Among the Top 25 Markets, Tampa reported the highest occupancy level (68.4%), which was still down 5.2% from the market’s 2019 benchmark.

Hospitality Asset Managers Association releases top five membership concerns for 2022

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 10:14:00 +0200

"Worryingly, corporate travel still has not returned, and company habits are not matching their employee’s personal behaviors, such as companies not allowing employees to return to the office due to safety concerns, but then scheduling meetings offsite or meeting for happy hour." says Matthew Arrants, CHAM, HAMA president, The Arrants Company principal.

Technical assistance project to support the enhancement of Tanzania’s aviation safety oversight system

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 10:09:00 +0200

Mobilizing resources to support enhancements to capacities of ICAO Member States’ civil aviation authorities and systems is a priority for the UN aviation agency, and the project represents a major contribution towards this goal.

Swiss further raises travel comfort with innovative new cabin

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 10:05:00 +0200

Key features of the new cabin concept include substantially larger overhead bins, an advanced lighting system that can be aligned to human biorhythms and enhanced seating comfort.

Rezdy continues U.S. expansion - Appoints industry leader Joe Robinson as Head of Channel Management

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 10:00:00 +0200

A key long-term goal for Rezdy has been providing an operator with a diverse network of revenue streams via the widest range of distribution channels and resellers.

EconomyBookings.com receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2022

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:52:00 +0200

To receive a Gold Trusted Service award, businesses must have collected at least 50 reviews with a Feefo service rating of between 4.5 and 4.9 between 1 st January 2020 and 31 st December 2021.

Fairmont Dallas introduces Tanner Austin as Conference Services Manager and Pawin Souksanith as Executive Meeting Manager

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:37:00 +0200

Reporting to the Director of Catering & Conference Services, Tanner Austin will be responsible for the management of all aspects of hotel events and will coordinate arrangements for client functions. Reporting to the Director of Group Sales, Pawin “P.J.” Souksanith will sell and manage onsite program operations for small groups.

UniFocus announces the launch of advanced gamification abilities for its solutions

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:33:00 +0200

Workforce optimization technology provider creates incentives for managers to consistently achieve organizational goals, enhance skill sets and serve as internal sources of expertise.

Virgin Hotels partners with InnSpire to deploy latest in guest experience and contactless service integration

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:25:00 +0200

Global brand continues to leverage InnSpire connectivity and seamless hub integration abilities to maximize satisfaction, convenience and safety at all stages of the guest journey across its global properties.

Davidson Hospitality Group to operate Davenport Hotel Collection

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:18:00 +0200

Portfolio of five luxury hotels in downtown Spokane, Wash. under new ownership by KSL Capital Partners and management.

ISHC names Andrea Belfanti CEO

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:13:00 +0200

Under Belfanti’s leadership, the Society has sustained robust growth in membership through attracting the highest levels of talent, most notably an expansion in Europe, among other key international markets.

Hyatt announces plans for two new UK hotels with Hyatt Regency London Stratford and Hyatt House London Stratford

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:08:00 +0200

The announcement signals Hyatt’s continued brand growth in the UK.

Industry veteran Stephen Joyce joins the experienced team at TourismSolved

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:03:00 +0200

The former co-founder and CEO of Rezgo adds to the company’s decades of expertise in growing bookings for tour and attraction operators.

UK’s first architect led holiday resort launches in Scotland

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:58:00 +0200

Different architects have created and developed the new lodges to offer a range of luxury accommodation styles. The first of these, created by Studio Anyo, are the Torp lodges designed to combine the outdoor experience of modern glamping, with the interior look and feel of a boutique hotel.

Etherisc launches blockchain-backed flight delay insurance product for travelers worldwide

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:52:00 +0200

As a fully decentralized solution, the insurance risk pool for the product will be generated by members of the Etherisc community that actively stake the ecosystem’s native DIP token.

Qatar Airways issued a statement on Airbus A350 Aircraft

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:47:00 +0200

A surface degradation condition has resulted so far in 21 Airbus A350 aircraft being grounded.

Türkiye signed a collaboration agreement with Global Sustainable Tourism Council

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:10:00 +0200

Türkiye and GSTC will introduce the world’s first National Sustainable Tourism Scheme with an official GSTC status, enabling the Turkish tourism industry to accelerate its global sustainability practices.

Record-breaking 2021 NDC growth for Accelya confirms NDC is now “mainstream”

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:00:00 +0200

Accelya reports 73% growth in NDC sales by the end of 2021 vs. 2019 and a 208% rise in NDC ancillary sales for the same period. Significant increase reflects that “2021 was the year that NDC finally went mainstream”.

ITB Berlin Convention 2022: A high-level exchange of expert views

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:56:00 +0200

Virtual ITB Berlin Convention from 8 to 10 March 2022; Focus on resilience, digitisation and sustainability. Livestreaming plus stream for themed exhibitor conferences and presentations planned.

Host Agency Reviews celebrates travel advisors with Host Week 2022

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:51:00 +0200

HAR aims to leverage Host Week as an opportunity to celebrate the industry and offer concrete support for its continued growth. 

AC Hotel by Marriott in Beaverton, Oregon celebrates grand opening

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:47:00 +0200

The Hotel is owned and operated by Brandt Hospitality Group.

Donohoe Hospitality Services names Leticia Proctor Executive Vice President

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:43:00 +0200

In her new role, she will oversee marketing, direct sales, catering, revenue management and e-distribution for the company and its hotel portfolio.

Travelport delivers new modern retailing tools on Travelport+

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:39:00 +0200

Continuing to invest in its next-generation platform, Travelport debuts enhanced travel retailing tools and capabilities that make it easy for agents to provide a modern, digital retail experience for travelers.

StarDome Peru officially opens in the heart of Sacred Valley

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:28:00 +0200

The exclusive 6-suite luxury boutique hotel and retreat center offers travelers a versatile and transformational getaway with deep local roots.

WTTC announces new dates for its 2022 Global Summit in Manila

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:23:00 +0200

The Summit will be hosted in Metro Manila in-person, with a global audience joining virtually. Further information such as key speakers will be announced shortly.

Ryanair announces largest ever Dublin schedule

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:19:00 +0200

The schedule contains 120 destinations and over 900 flights per week deiving tourism recovery, jobs and connectivity.

Royal Uno All Inclusive Resort & Spa announces appointment of Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Manager

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:08:00 +0200

Opening June 28, 2022, the all-inclusive resort appoints new culinary leadership team.

Forest Holidays announces new opening in Brecon Beacons National Park later this year

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:05:00 +0200

Located in Garwnant, in the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales, it will be Forest Holidays’ 2nd Welsh location and 12th in the UK. 40 eco-sensitive cabins will offer the chance to stay overnight in Garwnant for the very first time. Located within 400 acres of woodland and designed to integrate into the forest environment, keeping open access for wildlife, local communities and visitors.

Grand Canyon Railway will run σteam Engines in 2022

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:59:00 +0200

Riding a main-line steam engine is a rare experience in the U.S.

Aruba Tourism Authority hires Angela Restivo as Sales Manager

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:56:00 +0200

Angela Restivo will bring her 20+ years of experience as Travel Agency owner to the one happy island of Aruba.

AC Hotel Washington DC Capitol Hill Navy Yard set to open its doors Feb. 3, 2022

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:51:00 +0200

Design-led European lifestyle hotel brand debuts Central Washington D.C. location.

The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway promotes Ted Johnston to General Manager

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:45:00 +0200

Bringing a decade of industry experience from markets and railroads across the United States, prior to joining The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway team, Ted started his railroad career with Union Pacific Railroad.

Cape Town Tourism releases latest travel figures – positive uptake of domestic travel

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:37:00 +0200

All of Cape Town’s famed attractions reported positive recovery when compared to 2019 figures. Cape Point at 33%, Chapman’s Peak Drive at 77%, Groot Constantia at 60%, Kirstenbosch at 49%, Robben Island at 46%, Table Mountain at 57% and Two Oceans Aquarium at 76%.

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