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...
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...
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...
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...
Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica, has praised the potential of tourism as a tool of development, while warning growth in the sector must be sustainable. He was speaking at the UNWTO-organised Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, currently taking place in Montego Bay,...
Auf meinem letzten Ausflug nach Berlin bin ich nach langem hin und her endlich einmal bei der Spielbank Berlin zu Besuch gewesen. Die Hauptstadt habe ich schon mehrfach besucht, doch vor lauter anderer Attraktionen ist es mir bisher nicht möglich gewesen auch mal die Spielhalle Berlin aufzusuchen. Letztendlich habe...
Carnival Corporation has completed an extensive, multi-million-dollar redesign and upgrade of Cruise Terminal 2 at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. Used exclusively by the company’s Princess Cruises brand, the upgraded terminal now features a more streamlined departure design, interactive experiences, movie theatre and more comfortable pre-boarding areas transforming guests’ experience...
U by Uniworld has debuted its first ship in Paris. The B set sail on its maiden voyage along the Seine River with top influencers, lifestyle media, travel agents and contest winners onboard, giving an exclusive look at the first-ever river cruise brand for millennials. “We’re thrilled to make history with...
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...
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...