Costa Cruises has held the traditional coin ceremony for its newest ship, the Costa Venezia, named in honour of the city of Venice. As the first Vista-class ship specifically designed and built for China, Costa Venezia in 2019 will bring the rich culture, history and romance of Venice to...
Airbnb has launched its Trips platform in Jamaica, adding the Caribbean destination to the list of international locations offering bookable local experiences. The announcement was made at the UNWTO Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, currently taking place in Montego Bay, Jamaica. With the move, Airbnb...
Designed for guests who want to travel on their own terms, Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas City Centre offers guests all the comforts of home, whether they are traveling for work or enjoying a well-earned getaway. With 158 new suites, the hotel will cater to the 42.9 million...
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has appointed Chris Townson as its UK managing director. He succeeds Kathryn Beadle who recently announced her retirement from the travel industry following three years in the position establishing Uniworld as the leading luxury river cruise line in the UK market. Townson’s task will be to...
Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau recently updated its visitor profile and economic impact study that measures and tracks tourism’s contributions to the city. The visitor profile study focuses on visitor activity for 2016 and also compares results and trends to 2014 when the study was last conducted. The current study...
Leeu Collection has unveiled more details of the £10 million refurbishment of acclaimed Lake District hotel Linthwaite House, which will now re-open in spring 2018. The original intention was for Linthwaite House to start operating again this month, with work being completed on new guest rooms in the property’s extensive...
UAE-based developer Sweid & Sweid has partnered with Banyan Tree to develop and deliver the first Banyan Tree Residences in the Middle East. Located on a large island site where DMCC, the Montgomerie Golf Course, the Emirates Golf Course and Emirates Hills intersect on Al Telal Street, the elegant new...
TUI UK & I has confirmed Christopher Hackney has been appointed as the new managing director of Marella Cruises and will take up his position from December 1st. Hackney will report to cruise and distribution director, Helen Caron. He joined TUI UK & I on the graduate scheme in 2001 and...
Boeing has forecast airlines in the Middle East will need 3,350 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730 billion. Boeing presented its 2017 Current Market Outlook for the region during the Dubai Airshow. “Traffic growth in the Middle East is expected to grow at 5.6...
Dukes London has announced a brand-new partnership with heritage Champagne brand, Pommery. Guests of this five-star hotel can now savour exquisite selections from the luxury drinks brand in the chic surroundings of GBR, Mayfair’s go-to restaurant which opened in May, as well as in more familiar spaces such as...