Saga Holidays has announced the appointment of Iain Powell as head of trade sales for both Saga holidays and Saga Cruises. Powell joins Saga on January 15th from Carnival UK where he was a business manager within the National Travel Partnerships team, managing the regional sales team.  His earlier career...
Leeu Collection has unveiled more details of the £10 million refurbishment of acclaimed Lake District hotel Linthwaite House, which will now re-open in spring 2018. The original intention was for Linthwaite House to start operating again this month, with work being completed on new guest rooms in the property’s extensive...
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,...
UAE-based developer Sweid & Sweid has partnered with Banyan Tree to develop and deliver the first Banyan Tree Residences in the Middle East. Located on a large island site where DMCC, the Montgomerie Golf Course, the Emirates Golf Course and Emirates Hills intersect on Al Telal Street, the elegant new...
Cathay Pacific has launched self-check in and bag drop kiosks at London Gatwick Airport South Terminal. The automation provides a seamless, stress-free and fast check-in experience, enabling its customers to have more time to relax before their flights. Cathay Pacific regional general manager Europe, James Ginns, said: “Gatwick is our...
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay has launched six eye-popping new villas in renowned architect Bill Bensley’s inimitable signature style. The 180-700 sqm villas will benefit from on call butler service, private pools and sumptuous interiors replete with bold colours, bespoke prints and characteristic curios. So spectacular are the new...
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...
Heritage Le Telfair in Mauritius has undergone a three-month renovation and re-opened as Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort. The member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World re-launched as a tropical island escape with freshly redesigned and redecorated rooms, suites and common areas. All rooms now include...
The Grand Hotel & Spa, York has revealed a first look at the 100 luxury new hotel rooms it will be opening in early 2018. The development will almost double the number of five-star hotel rooms in York, generating an additional £1.7 million of annual visitor expenditure for the...
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...