British Airways Partners with DJ Cuppy to Bring Afrobeats Playlist to Inflight Entertainment

(IN SHORT) British Airways is teaming up with Nigerian-born musician and DJ, Cuppy, to offer an exclusive Afrobeats playlist to passengers starting from November 1. Cuppy, known for her global DJ performances, has curated a selection of her favorite tracks for the airline’s inflight entertainment system. This collaboration celebrates the expansion of flights between Africa… Read the full press release

British Airways Completes Lounge Refresh at Heathrow Terminal 5, Enhancing Passenger Experience

British Airways has completed the final phase of its lounge refresh at London Heathrow Terminal 5B, introducing a new servery area, deli station, updated furniture and a quiet zone The refresh follows the opening of an exclusive Whispering Angel bar earlier in the summer in the T5B lounge as well as improvements rolled out across its First… Read the full press release

Randalstown Wins Top Honors at 2023 Best Kept Awards NI for Environmental Excellence

(IN SHORT) Randalstown, a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, has been recognized as the Overall Best Kept City, Town, or Village in Northern Ireland, as well as receiving the Best Kept Small Town Award at the 2023 Best Kept Awards NI ceremony held at Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey on October 18. Organized by the Northern… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Extends Flight Schedule, Adds International Routes and Domestic Services

Southwest announces enhanced international service from Orlando, subject to governmental approvals The carrier’s published schedule grows to all-time high of 4,526 departures (IN SHORT) Southwest Airlines has extended its flight schedule through August 4, 2024, with a focus on international expansion and network growth. Starting June 4, 2024, Southwest will introduce daily nonstop service from… Read the full press release

Westin Unveils Revitalized Westin Washington, DC Downtown With Emphasis on Well-Being

The Westin Washington, DC Downtown is poised to become a hospitality wellness leader with focus on holistic well-being experiences and the largest hotel fitness studio in DC (IN SHORT) Westin Hotels & Resorts introduces its refurbished Westin Washington, DC Downtown property following an investment of nearly $80 million by Sunstone Hotel Investors. The 807-room hotel… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton and Artist Louis-Nicolas Darbon Unveil Travel Posters to Support Social Mobility

Building on The Ritz-Carlton brand’s longstanding commitment to supporting the global community, all sales of the exclusive art series will go directly to Sutton Trust through The Ritz-Carlton Community Footprints Fund (IN SHORT) The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has collaborated with artist Louis-Nicolas Darbon to create a series of travel posters celebrating its partnership with the… Read the full press release

Marriott Announces Luxury Resort Expansions in Vietnam, Unveils Two New Brands

(IN SHORT) Marriott International, Inc. is set to expand its presence in Vietnam with the signing of agreements to open three new luxury resorts. These developments include the debut of two new brands in Vietnam: Ritz-Carlton Reserve and The Luxury Collection on Hon Thom Island in Phu Quoc. Additionally, a third JW Marriott Hotel is… Read the full press release

Kimpton Hotels & Anthropologie Partner to Elevate Guest Experience with Complimentary Accessory Collection

Kimpton’s Forgot It? We’ve Got It! programme tackles travellers’ fear of forgotten fashion items (IN SHORT) Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, is enhancing its guest experience by teaming up with Anthropologie to offer complimentary access to a curated selection of accessories, including bags, belts, and bracelets, to guests at its… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises’ Flagship MSC Euribia Offers Captivating Winter Sailings to Northern Europe

(IN SHORT) MSC Cruises introduces winter sailings aboard its flagship, MSC Euribia, from November 2023 to April 2024, featuring 7-night itineraries to Northern Europe’s renowned destinations, including Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Bruges, Brussels, Paris, Southampton, and London. MSC Euribia, powered by LNG, stands out as one of the industry’s most energy-efficient ships with advanced environmental technologies. Passengers… Read the full press release