World Animal Protection says the travel company culprits still exploiting wildlife

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 10:07:00 +0200

The study reviewed 9 leading travel companies on their commitment to animal welfare and wildlife friendly tourism with the aim to help holiday makers plan a wildlife friendly holiday.

Asia Pacific to see highest gains according to 2023 m1nd-set traffic forecast

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 10:03:00 +0200

The third largest growth percentagewise will come from North America in 2023, reaching 150 million passengers, which represents 121% of the 2022 level and is nearing the pre-pandemic level at 92% of 2019 traffic. 

Terra and Turnberry Tap Balfour Beatty to lead construction for the Grand Hyatt Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:59:00 +0200

The 800-room hotel will enhance Miami Beach’s Convention Center District with new public spaces, improved connectivity, along with infrastructure and resiliency upgrades. Preconstruction site work is underway, with vertical construction expected to take place in 2023.

Lisbon hosts the 49th Annual General Meeting of the European Hotel Managers Association

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:51:00 +0200

The event will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon from February 10th to 12th for the EHMA General Meeting with the theme “Inspiring the Future!”.

VisitBritain set to host more than 120 international travel trade on educational visits across Britain

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:47:00 +0200

VisitBritain is set to welcome more than 120 international travel trade buyers for a series of educational visits across Britain.

Expensify announces George Clooney as headliner for ExpensiCon 2023

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:42:00 +0200

Expensify welcomes George Clooney as the premier global accounting conference’s headline speaker in Puglia, Italy.

New ICAO recommendations issued on COVID-19 risk assessment and mitigation for international air travel

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:39:00 +0200

The CAPSCA recommendations begin with the principles countries should consider before introducing air travel requirements and related mitigations.

STR: U.S. hotel construction up year over year for first time since late 2020

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:34:00 +0200

At a market-level, New York City, Phoenix and Dallas are set to see the largest supply percentage increases from current construction. Among the chain scales, the Luxury and Upscale segments lead in that measurement. 

WTTC reveal Paris as the world’s most powerful city destination

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:29:00 +0200

Beijing predicted to take the number one spot by 2032.

Institute of Travel Management announces new Chair of Board of Directors

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:26:00 +0200

Tenure of the role is two years with one additional term as outgoing Chair. There will be a handover period between Alison Rogan and Nikki Parsons over the next three months. Inauguration of the incoming Chair and farewell to the outgoing Chair will take place at ITM’s Annual Conference in late April.

Qatar Airways and Air Serbia sign comprehensive codeshare agreement

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:24:00 +0200

Celebrating the cooperation between the “World’s Best Airline” and the flag carrier of Serbia.

Hostaway makes strategic hires and promotions to lead its growing team

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:20:00 +0200

Hostaway is fully-remote and headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Its employees are located worldwide across the U.S., Australia, Finland, Spain, Sri Lanka, and Mexico.

GetRentacar reports successful year with most popular car rentals and travel destinations

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:16:00 +0200

Thailand and Georgia have shot to the top of's car rental booking rankings, according to data from the international marketplace.

flyadeal and Navitaire renew partnership

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:13:00 +0200

Digital-first solutions to underpin continued growth, now a leader in leveraging latest cloud-native platform.

limehome closes fiscal year 2022 with strong performance across Europe

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:10:00 +0200

In Germany, limehome completed its presence in all German A-cities with the opening in Düsseldorf. With signings in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Vienna and Porto, the company was able to further expand its presence in European tourist metropolises in 2022.

Lufthansa submits offer to acquire a stake in ITA

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:07:00 +0200

For Lufthansa Group, Italy is the most important market outside of its home markets and the US.

Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre chose NoHo Partners as its new strategic partner to renew its restaurant service

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:04:00 +0200

Cooperation with Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre is one of NoHo Partners’ major city projects. The company has established a dedicated business unit, NoHo Events, to respond to customers’ growing and diversifying quality expectations.

SKY express: Total flights in 2022 were up by almost 50% coming to more than 49,000

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 08:49:00 +0200

The company is scheduled to receive its first two A321neo aircrafts in the second quarter of 2023. According to the manufacturer the A321neo model is the largest version of the A320 family.

Gen Z are favouring mini-breaks over fortnigt-long vacations according to new easyJet holidays study

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 08:40:00 +0200

New emerging travel trend revealed of Britons taking multiple, shorter breaks a year – with flexible working bolstering this. Gen Z now take an average of two international holidays a year, with Londoners booking the most at three within 12 months. One in three (33%) now book shorter holidays so they get more time off throughout the year.

Canard Drones integrates its visual and infrastructure inspection solutions for airports in a much smaller and lighter drone

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 08:37:00 +0200

Leading company in drone-based solutions for the inspection of airport infrastructures and for the calibration of navigation aids in airports incorporates to its fleet the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise, a drone that fits in a backpack.

Duetto partners with Paraty Tech Booking Engine

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 08:31:00 +0200

Company announces direct integration with booking engine to simplify distribution for hotels in Spain.

Sensible Weather announces partnership with the PGA of America and Elysian Park Ventures

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 09:45:00 +0200

Strategic golf industry partnership accelerates expansion of the climate technology company’s innovative Weather Guarantee solution for golf facilities and tournament operators.

Embraer signs contract with Vortex Aircraft Services to Onboard Beacon

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 09:39:00 +0200

Vortex intends to use Beacon to simplify and enhance the coordination of maintenance events. Beacon continues expanding its presence within the US.

HRH the Crown Prince launches Events Investment Fund to support infrastructure developments in the culture, tourism, entertainment and sports sectors

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 09:33:00 +0200

EIF will be capitalized with SAR14 (over $3.7) billion to directly develop more than 35 world class venues across the Kingdom. The fund will further raise capital by providing lucrative high-return opportunities to the private sector and financial institutions. 

Hertz and Uber expand partnership to bring up to 25,000 electric vehicles to European capitals

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 09:28:00 +0200

European expansion will make up to 25,000 Electric Vehicles (EVs) available to Uber drivers to rent across Europe by 2025 – starting in London with the aim to expand to Paris and Amsterdam. Hertz is committed to accelerating the adoption of EVs and driving shared mobility around the world.

HEI Hotels & Resorts inducted into Partnership Circle Hall of Fame at MINA & Full Service Owners Conference

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 09:21:00 +0200

Marriott International recognizes over 20 years of partnership with HEI.

Enorme Epavli, a brand new 4-star Boutique hotel in Hersonissos, will operate as part of Enorme brand from the coming summer season

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 09:14:00 +0200

The reconstruction from grounds of the historical Venus Melena will utterly transform it in a brand new 4-star boutique hotel. Its 53 elegant units will be based on the finest environmental friendly materials, contemporary design, enlightened by the white touches of the Mediterranean.

Northstar Travel Group names Nick Powell Managing Director, EMEA

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 09:10:00 +0200

Most recently, after relocating back to the UK, Nick Powell launched a brand-new division comprised of several HR events for CloserStill Media. Within a year, these launch events became market leaders in the UK and France and are well-positioned for further global expansion.

Choice Hotels becomes one of the largest members of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 09:07:00 +0200

The company aims to continue advancing a strong culture of diversity, equity, and belonging, strengthening environmental sustainability, supporting human rights, and giving back to local communities.

Ryanair launches 6 new London routes for Summer 2023

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 09:02:00 +0200

In Summer ‘23, Ryanair will operate over 3,000 weekly flights to/from Stansted, Gatwick and Luton Airports with 10% growth vs Summer 2022.

The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi opens new luxury Spa in Istanbul

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:55:00 +0200

The carbon-neutral boutique hotel offers the perfect Winter wellness retreat complete with authentic Turkish Bath.

HVMG adds the 117-room Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs in Colo., to launch the New Year

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:48:00 +0200

Nestled in the heart of the Rockies off U.S. Highway 40 at 3190 South Lincoln Avenue, the Holiday Inn is near such area attractions as the Steamboat Ski Resort, Yampa and Elk Rivers, Strawberry Park Hot Springs and Old Town Hot Springs & Fitness Center. 

The Water Tower Inn upgrades to the latest in RFID security access technology by ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:43:00 +0200

Full-service hotel effortlessly updates VingCard magstripe door locks to support enhanced RFID security abilities while gaining future-proof Mobile Access compatibility.  

Angie Clifton appointed General Manager of The Palace Hotel in San Francisco

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:40:00 +0200

Making history as the first woman General Manager at the historic hotel.

CBRE arranges sale of 65-property hotel portfolio worth $514 million

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:38:00 +0200

The properties are located in 27 states across the country.

Hotel Internet Services ensures high-speed and reliable WiFi connectivity for Graduate Hotels

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:33:00 +0200

Located in college towns across the U.S. and U.K., Graduate Hotels leverages HIS technology and expertise to deploy networks capable of addressing modern online behaviors and expectations. 

HotelRunner snaps $6.5m. investment to accelerate global growth

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:29:00 +0200

This $6.5 million financing will be directed towards continuing to build a solid presence in offline markets, growing the team, and investing heavily in delivering state-of-the-art technology. 

UFI announces dates and hosts for 2023 Regional Conferences around the world

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:24:00 +0200

The Regional Conferences and co-located UFI events will take place in Asia, Latin America, the MEA region, and Europe between March and June.

Tourism set to return to pre-pandemic leves in some region in 2023 says UNWTO

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:18:00 +0200

Based on UNWTO's forward-looking scenarios for 2023, global international tourist arrivals could reach 80% to 95% of pre-pandemic levels this year, depending on the extent of the economic slowdown, the ongoing recovery of travel in Asia and the Pacific and the evolution of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, among other factors.

Twenty Four Seven Hotels announces completion of 150-room Four Points by Sheraton Tucson Airport renovation

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:15:00 +0200

Multi-million dollar omprovement plan targeted uest and meeting rooms, public spaces and restaurant.

She Has a Deal announces SHaDPitch Today’s Woman completes hotel acquisition

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:12:00 +0200

Hotel investment pitch competition participant, Amina Gilyard James, acquires 70-room Quality Inn in Memphis, Tenn.

Meet AC launches new branding and website, becomes Visit Atlantic City

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:06:00 +0200

Organization generated over $300 million in economic ompact in 2022.

Senior business development veteran Brandon Oscarson joins Scenic Group USA as Regional Sales Director for Southeast USA

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:02:00 +0200

Brandon Oscarson has worked in a variety of positions for several companies and most recently spent nine years with AMA Waterways building an impressive list of successes.

Accor One Living launches with innovative hospitality solutions and support for mixed-use developments

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 07:55:00 +0200

An industry-first platform focused on the development, design and operation of mixed-use projects anf branded living communities.

ITB Berlin 2023: Industry platform ITBxplore goes online and augments the live event in a virtual space

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 10:06:00 +0200

The new virtual B2B platform ITBxplore offers visitors preparing for ITB Berlin 2023 a wide range of options and augments the comprehensive programme at the show. Registration is open now.

Property brand founded by power real estate couple made its debut in Dubai

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 10:01:00 +0200

Launch of DREC took place as Dubai real estate hit 12-year record high.

Dubai-based Samana Developers to launch 12 new projects worth AED 2.5 billion in 2023

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 09:54:00 +0200

The USD 8.7 trillion ‘Dubai Economic Agenda’ is a massive inspiration for Samana. Samana Developer plans to enter hospitality segment with 5-star hotels; first six projects with new residential design concepts have been phased up for H1 2023. New projects will include 2,400 new units.

18.5 million Britons embrace the pleasure of ‘Bleisure’ in 2023

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 09:50:00 +0200

All work and all play: Almost two thirds (63%) of Brits are seeking to combine business and leisure travel. Cost-savings, family time and discovering destinations: Biggest motivations to embrace ‘bleisure’ for a third (33%) is to travel for ‘free’ on company budgets, to de-stress around a work trip (29%) and to explore a destination (29%).

The Hotels Network is reinventing personalization

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 09:46:00 +0200

Hoteliers are being given effortless power to boost direct bookings with THN’s newest product launch.

4.42 million passengers at Katowice Airport in 2022

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 09:40:00 +0200

Passenger traffic reaches 91% of record-breaking 2019.

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