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,...
Qantas has welcomed the first customers into the new spacious Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Airport, as the airline counts down to its non-stop 787 Dreamliner flights between London and Australia. Qantas has spent the past 12 months building a dedicated lounge at Heathrow as part of a multi-million-dollar investment...
Conference, meeting and incentive bookers looking for a truly unique venue need look no further. In a new initiative for Corinthia Hotel’s inaugural property, the historic Corinthia Palace in Malta can now be booked on an exclusive use basis. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean island, adjacent to...
Final assembly of the newest member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, has started and is on track for the first flight planned in mid-2018. The A330-800 complements the A330-900, the largest member of the A330neo Family. With its 242-tonne maximum take-off weight as base variant, the A330-800 can operate...
American Cruise Lines has announced two new itineraries for 2018 in Puget Sound - five-day Highlights of Puget Sound and 11-day Grand Puget Sound. These spectacular cruises are round-trip from Seattle, Washington, and will triple the line’s capacity in the region. American Cruise Lines already offers a popular eight-day cruise...
Gulf Air and CFM International have signed an agreement for the purchase of 58 LEAP-1A engines to power 17 Airbus A321neo and 12 A320neo aircraft. The deal includes an additional seven spare engines to support the operation. The firm engine order is valued at approximately $1.9 billion US at list...
Star names from the golfing world will join key figures from the global golf travel industry in heading to Spain’s La Manga Club later this month to take part in the annual World Golf Awards. Hundreds of thousands of ballots have been cast in a variety of different categories ahead...
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...
A luxury holiday company is set to launch in the UK in the new year, bringing with it a brand-new concept for the staycation market and a UK investment of £60 million pounds. Beyond Escapes will offer guests the ultimate holiday experience with boutique-style, high quality accommodation and top-class facilities...
Sundus Rotana Muscat has officially opened its doors and is welcoming guests to the property in the heart of Muscat.  Ahmed bin Nasser Al Mehrizi, minister of tourism for Oman, officially inaugurated Sundus Rotana Muscat in the presence of Mohammed bin Mahfoodh Al Ardhi, and both Nasser Al Nowais,...