As technology continues to evolve and play an increasingly active role in our daily lives, Marriott International has teamed with two leading companies – Samsung and Legrand – to launch the hospitality industry’s Internet of Things hotel room to inspire the ultimate hotel experience of the future. The Internet...
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...
Boeing and Emirates have announced a commitment to purchase 40 787-10 Dreamliners at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The deal, including airplanes and related equipment, is valued at $15.1 billion at current list prices. Emirates is the world’s largest Boeing 777 operator and will be the first to receive the new 777X...
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...
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...
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,...
The construction of Red Funnel’s new state-of-the-art high speed passenger ferry, Red Jet 7, is rapidly taking shape at Wight Shipyard Co in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The £7 million, 41 metre vessel is expected to enter the water in May 2018. The twin aluminium catamaran hulls...
Iberia has completely refurbished its Velázquez Lounge at Madrid airport terminal four, where its hub is based. The new facility offers 2,500 square meters of premium lounge space with spectacular views of both take-off and landing runways at Madrid’s airport. “From now on, to rest, to work, to enjoy a...
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...
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...