Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus has been voted Golf Course Designer of the Year at the World Golf Awards. Nicklaus - nicknamed the Golden Bear - was the big winner at golf tourism’s event of the year, which took place at La Manga Club earlier, welcoming the elite of the golf...
Guests enjoying a pre-prandial drink in the Caprice Lounge inside the Corinthia Palace Hotel in Malta can go back through the decades with the launch of a new cocktail menu that spans favourites from the sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and noughties. The sixties harken back to the period when the...
Caribbean tourism hotspots Jamaica and the Dominican Republic have unveiled plans for closer cooperation in a range of areas. Signing a memorandum of understanding on the sidelines of the United Nations Global Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth, the destinations pledged to increase collaboration in tourism, trade, sports, culture,...
Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships will undergo multi-million pound refits this winter – in preparation for the start of the 2018/19 cruise season. Two of Fred. Olsen ships – Braemar and Balmoral – will be refurbished before Christmas with the third, Boudicca, upgraded in March 2018. Black Watch,...
UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai has warned the hospitality sector it must carefully manage growth if the world is to avoid the pitfalls of over-tourism. Some 1.2 billion travellers will cross an international boundary in 2017, with the figure expected to rise to 1.8 billion by 2030, according to UNWTO...
A ceremony has taken place at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, as MSC Cruises officially took delivery of its new flagship MSC Seaside. The delivery ceremony took place at the presence of Sergio Mattarella, president of the Italian Republic, Graziano Delrio, Italy minister of infrastructure and transport, and other...
Following the management agreement signed in late 2016 with RAK National Hotels, a subsidiary of RAK Hospitality Holding, the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, was officially flagged earlier in presence of brand and owner’s representatives. Marking the brand’s entry into the northern Emirate, the hotel joins three...
Silversea’s Silver Cloud has completed an extensive two-month refurbishment at a total investment of over $USD40 million to become an ice-class expedition vessel. The ship has undergone comprehensive enhancements to bring guests the luxury, style and comfort synonymous with Silversea’s classic vessels while maximising guests’ expedition experience. The ship is...
Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines have announced an order for five more 787-8 Dreamliners and a commitment to purchase two large freighters. The agreement, announced at the 2017 Dubai Air Show, is valued at about $1.9 billion at current list prices. The freighter commitment will be finalised later. Azerbaijan Airlines also...
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...