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...
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...
Sam, FCM’s ground-breaking Smart Assistant for Mobile is now globally live on the App Store and Google Play. Sam blends a powerful mix of artificial intelligence with the expertise of real FCM travel consultants to deliver personalised, relevant information to business travellers’ mobile devices through a chat-based interface. The...
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...
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...
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...
Marriott International has appointed Christopher Moore as the new general manager of Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel. Conversant in Bahasa Indonesia and a beginner in Mandarin, his wealth of experience is honed from spearheading five-star properties with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and other major hotel groups in the USA, China,...
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...
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...
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...