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...
Virgin Holidays has unveiled its first retail store in Cardiff – as the v-room concept lands in Wales for the first time. The new, flagship £450,000 store at St David’s Shopping Centre has created ten new jobs in the capital, and offers customers a unique immersive holiday experience. Virgin Holidays’...
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...
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...
St Kitts will welcome the Caribbean Tourism Organisation next month The Caribbean Tourism Organisation has announced new dates for the Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum at the Ocean Terrace Inn in St. Kitts. Originally scheduled in September, the forum was put on hold due to the category five hurricanes...
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,...
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...
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has appointed Chris Townson as its UK managing director. He succeeds Kathryn Beadle who recently announced her retirement from the travel industry following three years in the position establishing Uniworld as the leading luxury river cruise line in the UK market. Townson’s task will be to...
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,...
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...