Auckland Airport Experiences 26% Capacity Increase in North American Air Connections for Summer

(IN SHORT) Auckland Airport is witnessing a surge in North American air connections, offering travelers 26% more capacity this summer compared to pre-pandemic levels. Scott Tasker, Auckland Airport Chief Customer Officer, expressed excitement about the expanded airline and route options connecting New Zealand to North America. The increased capacity reflects the strong demand from both… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Recognized as One of Forbes’ Top Companies for Women 2023

Award-winning company culture strengthened through commitment to diversity, equity and belonging (IN SHORT) Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, has received recognition as one of the “World’s Top Companies for Women 2023” by Forbes for the second consecutive year. This accolade acknowledges companies based on criteria such as employer brand, public… Read the full press release

easyJet Partners with Bristol Flyers to Boost Cabin Crew Recruitment

(IN SHORT) Bristol Flyers, a basketball team, is pleased to announce easyJet as an Elite Partner in a partnership that extends support to the airline’s local recruitment efforts. easyJet, which has been based in Bristol for over two decades, has become the largest airline at Bristol Airport, serving more than 72 million passengers since its… Read the full press release

South African Airways Expands Routes and Fleet for Enhanced Trade and Tourism

(IN SHORT) South African Airways (SAA) is marking a significant milestone in October as it launches its first intercontinental flight to Sao Paulo, Brazil, since its return to the skies two years ago. This development aligns with SAA’s strategy to re-establish itself as the nation’s proud flag bearer. The new Brazil route is expected to… Read the full press release

Doctor Who’s Dalek Surprise Delights British Airways Travelers at Heathrow

(IN SHORT) British Airways passengers were treated to an unexpected encounter with a Dalek, a famous antagonist from the TV series “Doctor Who,” at London’s Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. The Dalek was spotted in both the Arrivals hall and Departures, leading to confusion among travelers as it checked in for a flight to the fictional… Read the full press release

Hyatt Regency Changshu Kuncheng Lake Opens with Panoramic Views

(IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation has unveiled the Hyatt Regency Changshu Kuncheng Lake, a modern urban retreat offering panoramic views of Kuncheng Lake, Changshu’s natural beauty, and cultural heritage. Located just an hour’s drive from major cities in China, the hotel features 289 spacious guestrooms and suites, multiple dining venues, a fitness center, and versatile… Read the full press release

Uzbekistan Airways Launches Nonstop Flights from Munich to Tashkent

(IN SHORT) Munich Airport has introduced a new flight connection with Uzbekistan Airways, offering two weekly nonstop flights between Munich and Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. Flights from Tashkent to Munich arrive on Fridays and Sundays at 9:20 a.m., with return flights departing for Uzbekistan at 10:45 a.m. The service is operated using a modern… Read the full press release

PATA and Visa Empower Southeast Asian Tourism SMEs with Finance and Digital Skills Workshops

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has successfully concluded a series of finance and digital skills workshops for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the tourism sector across Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, and the Philippines. In partnership with Visa, these workshops aimed to enhance the financial management and digital literacy of tourism businesses, especially… Read the full press release

UNWTO and PATA Collaborate to Promote Sustainable Tourism in Asia-Pacific Region

(IN SHORT) The 17th edition of the UNWTO-PATA Forum, held in Guilin, China, from October 26 to 27, 2023, reaffirmed the partnership between the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to guide the sustainable development of tourism in the Asia-Pacific region. The forum, organized with co-hosts including the… Read the full press release

Heathrow Introduces 11 New Winter Routes, Including Direct Flights to Peru and Expanding Ski Destinations

As the season changes, Heathrow is delighted to announce 11 new airline routes available to our passengers this winter As of 29 October, passengers can enjoy multiple new routes and seek some much-needed winter sun, or a festive city break As the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow is delighted to reclaim the crown as “the most… Read the full press release

Winston’s on the Beach at The Surf Club Launches Oceanfront Dining Experience

The art of leisurely dining along the shores of Surfside (IN SHORT) Winston’s on the Beach at The Surf Club, located at the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, is introducing an enchanting oceanfront dining experience starting November 4, 2023. Named after Winston Churchill, who once painted the sunset views from this iconic social club, the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel in Tribeca Unveils Luxury Specialty Suites Celebrating Downtown New York

Inspired by the lifestyle of Tribeca, each suite is carefully crafted and curated to pay homage to the heritage of the metropolis (IN SHORT) Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, situated in the heart of Tribeca, introduces six specialty suites designed by award-winning interior architect Bill Rooney and his team. The suites, named Metropolis, Tribeca,… Read the full press release

British Airways Resumes Flights Between London Gatwick and Accra, Ghana

(IN SHORT) British Airways’ first flight from London Gatwick to Accra landed at Kotoka International Airport, where it received a warm West African welcome. The airline will now operate three flights a week between Accra and London Gatwick, with plans to add a fourth weekly service in April. The increased service provides Ghanaian customers with… Read the full press release

British Airways Resumes Flights to Latvia with Warm Welcome

(IN SHORT) British Airways’ first flight to Latvia in over 15 years landed at Riga International Airport on October 30, marking the airline’s return to the Latvian capital. The service will operate three times a week between London Heathrow (Terminal 5) and Riga, with flights departing on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. The flights use A320… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Earns Top Marks on Disability Equality Index for Fourth Consecutive Year

Carrier recognized by the Disability Equality Index® for the fourth consecutive year (IN SHORT) Southwest Airlines proudly announces that it has received a perfect score of 100 on The Disability Equality Index (DEI) for the fourth consecutive year. The DEI, launched in 2015 by Disability:IN and The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), evaluates… Read the full press release

Khiri Travel Introduces Diverse Travel Experiences Across Southeast Asia: From Off-the-Beaten-Track Markets to Sundown Kayaking

  SOUTHEAST ASIA BASED DMC ADDS EXPERIENCES IN “SIGNATURE”, “SELECT”, “WOW!”, “PERSONALITY”, “SUNDOWNER” AND “PICNIC” CATEGORIES (IN SHORT) Khiri Travel, a destination management company based in Southeast Asia, has introduced new travel products across eight countries in the region. These travel experiences are categorized into six groups: Signature, Select, Personality, Sundowner, Picnic, and Wow!, offering… Read the full press release

Milaidhoo Maldives’ Ba’theli Restaurant Pays Homage to Spice Route with Health-Infused Gourmet Cuisine

(IN SHORT) Recent research has highlighted the health benefits of spices like turmeric and cinnamon, which have been part of the historic Spice Route. Turmeric, known for its potential in fighting infections, certain cancers, inflammation, and digestive issues, is compared to the medication Omeprazole in treating heart and esophagus problems. Cinnamon, rich in antioxidants and… Read the full press release