China Southern Airlines Launches New Route to Doha in Partnership with Qatar Airways

China Southern Airlines will operate four weekly direct flights from Guangzhou to Doha (IN SHORT) Qatar Airways’ codeshare partner, China Southern Airlines, announces the commencement of four weekly direct flights from Guangzhou to Doha, starting April 22, 2024. Operated with modern Boeing 787 aircraft, these flights bolster the strategic cooperation between the two airlines, providing seamless… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Unveils AI-Driven Travel Experience at Web Summit Qatar

Qatar Airways, recognised for the World’s Best Airline Website, introduces a transformative AI-driven experience at the world’s biggest tech show, held for the first time in Qatar The new experience is set to transform how customers discover their dream destination (IN SHORT) Qatar Airways, renowned for its digital innovation, introduces a groundbreaking AI-driven experience at… Read the full press release

EVEN Hotels Expands Texas Presence with Two New Locations in Austin and Waco

(IN SHORT) EVEN Hotels, a brand under IHG Hotels & Resorts, announces the opening of EVEN Hotel Austin Uptown Near The Domain and the upcoming launch of EVEN Hotel Waco – University Area, marking a significant expansion in Texas. These additions align with EVEN Hotels’ mission to prioritize wellness for travelers, offering signature amenities such… Read the full press release

Six Senses South Carolina Islands: A Paradigm of Coastal Regenerative Luxury

(IN SHORT) Whitestone, in partnership with Redrock Portfolio, Inc., signs a hotel management agreement with Six Senses to establish an eco-conscious resort, spa, and residential community across Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island, and Bay Point Island in South Carolina. The project, slated to open in 2026, aims to redefine luxury living with a strong emphasis… Read the full press release

MATAR Wins Best Use of Big Data Award at Qatar Digital Business Awards 2023

(IN SHORT) MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management, clinched the Best Innovative Use of Big Data and Analytics award at the Qatar Digital Business Awards 2023 for its implementation at Hamad International Airport (DOH). This recognition highlights MATAR’s commitment to innovation through data-driven solutions, particularly in enhancing employee development and passenger experience…. Read the full press release

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines Extend Joint Venture Alliance Until 2029

(IN SHORT) Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines celebrate the regulatory approval to extend their joint venture alliance for another five years until March 2029, enhancing connectivity and options for customers. Over the past decade, the alliance has significantly increased seat capacity between New Zealand and Singapore, with additional daily services and expanded routes. The… Read the full press release

Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa: A Gateway to Island Luxury

Hawaii’s first Renaissance Hotel invites travelers to discover the best of Oahu with innovative design, world-class cuisine and locally inspired living (IN SHORT) Highgate proudly inaugurates Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa, an alluring addition to Honolulu’s hospitality landscape, offering a blend of accessibility and luxury in the heart of the Ala Moana district. With a… Read the full press release

Marriott International Experiences Strong Growth in Caribbean and Latin America Expansion

The region continued meaningful expansion across all segments from midscale to all-inclusive, and residential to luxury; conversions remained a main driver of growth. (IN SHORT) Marriott International reports significant growth in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region in 2023, nearly doubling its number of organic deal signings compared to the previous year, totaling 57… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy and Cathay Loyalty Program Collaborate for Enhanced Travel Benefits

(IN SHORT) Marriott International, Inc. unveils an expansion of travel benefits in its Marriott Bonvoy program through a collaboration with Cathay Membership program. The partnership offers eligible members exclusive access to each other’s benefits, including limited status match offers and accelerated points earning. With access to Cathay’s 11 million global members and Marriott Bonvoy’s extensive… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy Partners with Taylor Swift for Exclusive Fan Experience

From an unforgettable trip to see three shows in three countries, to concert packages for shows in select cities across Europe and North America, Marriott Bonvoy unlocks access to Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (IN SHORT) Marriott Bonvoy announces its collaboration with Taylor Swift for The Eras Tour, offering fans the chance to attend… Read the full press release

The Peninsula Tokyo Unveils Zuicho: A Japanese Culinary Journey

(IN SHORT) The Peninsula Tokyo introduces Zuicho, its inaugural restaurant venture in Tokyo, opening its doors on February 1, 2024. Situated on the hotel’s fourth floor, Zuicho promises an immersive Japanese dining experience, blending exquisite cuisine with luxurious art and décor. Helmed by Chef Inaba and operated by Wa Creations, Zuicho specializes in “kappo” cuisine,… Read the full press release

La Festa Phu Quoc: A Tale of Amalfi Coast Romance Comes to Vietnam

Located in the island’s charming Sunset Town, the Amalfi Coast‑inspired resort is set to evoke the imagination, embrace the romance of travel and ignite a sense of wonder (IN SHORT) Hilton proudly introduces La Festa Phu Quoc, Curio Collection by Hilton, marking the debut of the Curio Collection in Vietnam and offering travelers a captivating… Read the full press release

The Leading Hotels of the World Welcomes Six New Luxurious Destinations to Its Prestigious Portfolio

(IN SHORT) The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) proudly announces the addition of six new member hotels to its esteemed global portfolio, showcasing a surge in luxury hospitality openings worldwide. The new properties span diverse destinations, including Rome, New York, Madeira, Tulum, and Savannah, reflecting LHW’s commitment to offering unparalleled experiences to its discerning… Read the full press release

TUI Unveils Top 100 Hotels Worldwide as Guests’ Choice Awards Approach

The Top 100 are selected through careful evaluation of feedback provided by TUI hotel guests All hotels are eligible for a category award at the TUI Global Hotel Awards 2024 (IN SHORT) Ahead of the annual TUI Global Hotel Awards in Berlin on March 4th, TUI, the world’s leading tourism company, reveals the Top 100… Read the full press release

IAPCO’s 54th Annual Meeting in Ljubljana: Fostering Innovation and Sustainability in the Meetings Industry

(IN SHORT) From February 28th to March 2nd, 2024, the International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO) is holding its 54th annual meeting and general assembly in Ljubljana, Slovenia. With around 160 directors and owners of congress agencies attending from across the globe, the event, organized by Cankarjev dom with support from local and national… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards and Visa Forge Exclusive Partnership to Enhance Travel Rewards

The award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai has signed an exclusive partnership with Visa to enhance its co-branded card portfolio across the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council). The new partnership will redefine the Emirates Skywards and Visa co-brand card experience by enhancing card benefits and Miles earning opportunities. (IN SHORT) Emirates Skywards, the renowned loyalty… Read the full press release

Emirates Takes Flight at ITB Berlin: Showcasing Innovation and Commitment to Europe

The airline’s highly popular Premium Economy seat, and Game-changer First Class suite will debut for the first time in Germany Emirates reinforces its longstanding commitment to Europe, aiming to strengthen and forge new strategic partnerships across the regional travel and aviation ecosystem    The airline will showcase its latest sustainability initiatives to visitors and partners… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Private Residences Bahrain Bay Welcomes Valencia Albuquerque as Director of Residences

Newly appointed Director of Residences will lead a dedicated Four Seasons team for homeowners in the 112-unit development (IN SHORT) Four Seasons Private Residences Bahrain Bay, set to become a premier address in the city, has appointed Valencia Albuquerque as Director of Residences to oversee property management and resident experience. With 17 years of experience… Read the full press release

Choice Privileges Named Among America’s Best Loyalty Programs for Fourth Consecutive Year

Leading hotel rewards program continues to earn accolades for delivering valuable opportunities and experiences for members (IN SHORT) Choice Privileges, the rewards program of Choice Hotels International, Inc., has been recognized as one of America’s Best Loyalty Programs for the fourth consecutive year by Newsweek and Statista. This accolade, based on an independent survey of… Read the full press release

AHLA and Procure Impact Launch Dignity of Work Pledge to Create Opportunities for Overlooked Communities in Hospitality Sector

(IN SHORT) The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Procure Impact have introduced the Dignity of Work Pledge, aiming to generate 100,000 hours of paid employment for marginalized populations within the hospitality industry. Through Procure Impact’s B2B marketplace, hospitality companies can easily source products from vendors employing individuals facing barriers to work, including survivors… Read the full press release

Exploring Scotland’s Historical Ties: New Report Examines Connections between Properties in Care and the British Empire

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) published a new report entitled “Surveying and Analysing Connections between Properties in Care and the British Empire, c.1600-1997.” (IN SHORT) Historic Environment Scotland (HES) releases a comprehensive report titled “Surveying and Analysing Connections between Properties in Care and the British Empire, c.1600-1997,” conducted by researchers from the University of Glasgow. The… Read the full press release

Ryanair Ensures Transparent Pricing for On the Beach Customers in New Partnership

GUARANTEEING NO OVERCHARGING FOR RYANAIR FLIGHTS/ ANCILLARIES (IN SHORT) Ryanair announces its fourth partnership with leading OTA, On the Beach, granting On the Beach authorization to offer Ryanair flights, seats, and bags as part of their holiday packages. This partnership guarantees that On the Beach customers will have access to Ryanair’s low prices without overcharges… Read the full press release

Revitalization in Melbourne Docklands: TFE Hotels to Operate Vibe Hotel Amidst Area Renaissance

(IN SHORT) TFE Hotels announces its operation of the newly rebranded 273-room Vibe Hotel Melbourne Docklands and Storehouse Docklands restaurant, alongside new owners MA Financial Group, starting April 8th. The move follows the significant development momentum in the Docklands precinct, including a $250M upgrade to Marvel Stadium, mixed-use projects, and revitalization efforts. Chris Sedgwick, TFE… Read the full press release

SAVVY Introduces Skewer World: A Fusion of Asian Flavors on the Grill

(IN SHORT) SAVVY, renowned for its inventive culinary experiences, unveils its new Skewer World menu from March 1 to April 30, inviting guests on a flavorful journey celebrating Asian tastes and grilling techniques. Priced at HK$268 per item, the menu showcases the culinary prowess of SAVVY’s team, offering tantalizing skewers like tandoori lamb kebab, grilled… Read the full press release

Cafe Marco Blossoms with Spring Flavors: Introducing Three Tempting Buffets

(IN SHORT) Cafe Marco at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel welcomes the arrival of spring with three enticing buffets available until the end of April. The Healthy and Green Lunch Buffet showcases nutritious dishes made with superfoods like Capsicum and Quinoa Salad and Beetroot and Green Apple Salad. For cherry blossom season, the Sakura Season… Read the full press release

Three on Canton Introduces Three Tempting Buffets for an Unforgettable Dining Experience

(IN SHORT) Three on Canton, located at the Gateway Hotel in Hong Kong, unveils three new buffet offerings available until the end of April. The Dai Pai Dong Highlight Lunch Buffet invites guests on a culinary journey through Hong Kong with dishes like Braised Goose and Wok-fried Clams. For those with a sweet tooth, the… Read the full press release

Colorado’s Culinary Landscape Shines in Inaugural MICHELIN Guide Selection

(IN SHORT) Colorado’s culinary scene stepped into the spotlight with the unveiling of the inaugural MICHELIN Guide selection, honoring 44 restaurants across the state. This recognition celebrated the rich diversity, exceptional talent, and culinary heritage defining Colorado’s vibrant gastronomic landscape. From iconic establishments like Casa Bonita and The Buckhorn Exchange to elevated dining experiences at… Read the full press release

Camp Denali Invites Travelers to Explore Denali’s Untouched Wilderness in 2024: Introducing New Speaker Series for Nature Enthusiasts

Camp Denali, Alaska Speaker Series

(IN SHORT) Camp Denali, located in Denali National Park, is reopening its doors to adventure travelers on June 3, offering a unique backcountry experience away from the crowds. Accessible only via fly-in due to road closures, the lodge provides guests with stunning views of Denali and the Alaska Range. The 2024 summer season will feature… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport Launches Campaign to Gather Stories for Its 90th Anniversary Celebrations

(IN SHORT) Aberdeen International Airport, marking its 90th year since inception, has initiated a campaign inviting passengers and former colleagues to share their memorable experiences and stories associated with the airport over the years. The airport, a cornerstone of the community since its establishment in July 1934, plans various celebrations throughout the year. With a… Read the full press release

AirAsia MOVE Unveils Refreshed App Icon and Brand Transformation

New app icon on App Store (iOS) and Play Store (Android) effective 26 Feb Convenient functions remain the same, book AirAsia flights & 700 other airlines, hotels, rides, and so much more on the AirAsia MOVE app  More exciting changes coming up, including new app layout & experience (IN SHORT) AirAsia MOVE, formerly known as… Read the full press release