Venice Welcomes Violino d’Oro: A Luxurious Boutique Hotel Celebrating Art and Sustainability

(IN SHORT) Collezione Em has announced the opening of Violino d’Oro, a five-star boutique hotel in Venice, Italy, designed to showcase the city’s rich cultural and artistic heritage. The hotel features 32 rooms and celebrates Venice’s role as a place of cultural encounter throughout history. The design and décor showcase a wide range of artistic… Read the full press release

Booking Holdings Appoints Ewout Steenbergen as New CFO, Bringing Tech and Finance Expertise

(IN SHORT) Booking Holdings Inc. has announced the appointment of Ewout Steenbergen as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective March 15, 2024. Steenbergen, previously the CFO at S&P Global, will lead Booking Holdings’ global finance organization, overseeing various key functions. He will report directly to Glenn Fogel, the CEO, and will… Read the full press release

Emirates Reveals Top In-Flight Entertainment Picks of 2023

(IN SHORT) Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has unveiled the most popular in-flight entertainment choices among its passengers for the year 2023. From blockbuster movies like “Avatar: The Way of Water” to beloved TV series like “Friends” and a diverse range of music, travelers on Emirates flights enjoyed a wide array of entertainment options…. Read the full press release

dnata Appoints Willy Ruf as Managing Director for Switzerland to Lead Ground Handling and Cargo Operations

(IN SHORT) dnata, a global air and travel services provider, has announced the appointment of Willy Ruf as the Managing Director for Switzerland. In his new role, Willy will be responsible for overseeing dnata’s ground handling and cargo business operations at Geneva Airport (GVA) and Zürich Airport (ZRH) in Switzerland. He will lead a team… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines Earns Top Marks in Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Second Year

(IN SHORT) Japan Airlines (JAL) has achieved recognition in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific Index) for the second consecutive year, attaining the highest score in the airline industry category. The DJSI is a renowned Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investment index that evaluates the sustainability efforts of over 13,000 global… Read the full press release

Choice Privileges Expands College Sports Gameday Experiences to Basketball and Hockey

Loyalty Program doubles the number of college sports experiences redeemable for 2024 season after 24 football experiences sold out in 12 hours after launch (IN SHORT) Choice Privileges, the loyalty program of Choice Hotels International, is expanding its popular college sports gameday experiences to include basketball and hockey. In collaboration with Learfield, a media and… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Completes Rapid Integration of Radisson Hotels Americas Brands

Company’s Expertise and Experience in Integrating Hotel Brands Results in Rapid Onboarding of Hundreds of Radisson Properties (IN SHORT) Choice Hotels has achieved a significant milestone by completing the integration of the Radisson Hotels Americas brands, just 16 months after acquiring them in August 2022. The integration involved migrating hundreds of Radisson Americas hotels onto… Read the full press release

The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza: A Fusion of Luxury and Tradition in the Heart of Tokyo

(IN SHORT) Marriott International’s EDITION brand has opened its second Tokyo location, The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza, in collaboration with renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. This boutique hotel offers a unique blend of modern luxury and traditional Japanese culture in the vibrant Ginza district. The hotel features a Japanese-tinged modern brasserie, innovative bar concepts, including Japan’s… Read the full press release

Marriott International and Singapore Airlines Strengthen Partnership, Offering Enhanced Benefits to Loyalty Program Members

Marriott Bonvoy and KrisFlyer members can enjoy more ways to earn rewards and accelerate to higher membership statuses (IN SHORT) Marriott International and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have announced an expansion of their strategic partnership, providing members of Marriott Bonvoy and KrisFlyer with more ways to maximize their loyalty program benefits. Eligible members of both programs… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn Dubai Business Bay Opens with Innovative Open Lobby Concept

(IN SHORT) Holiday Inn Dubai Business Bay, the latest addition to IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Holiday Inn brand, has officially opened its doors in the heart of Dubai’s business and recreation hub. The hotel offers 275 modern guest rooms and suites equipped with state-of-the-art amenities and some with stunning views of the Burj Khalifa. One… Read the full press release

RAK Properties and IHG Expand Partnership with Staybridge Suites Mina Al Arab in Ras Al Khaimah

Located on Hayat Island, the developement will be designed to meet the needs of extended-stay business and leisure travellers. (IN SHORT) RAK Properties PJSC, a leading property developer in Ras Al Khaimah, has announced an expansion of its partnership with IHG Hotels & Resorts with the introduction of “Staybridge Suites Mina Al Arab” on Hayat… Read the full press release

IHG Expands voco Hotel Brand in India with New Property in Amritsar

(IN SHORT) IHG® Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company, has signed a management agreement with A.R Resorts & Hotels Pvt Ltd to develop voco Amritsar Airport, a new 139-key hotel in Amritsar, India. Set to open in December 2024, this marks the brand’s fifth voco hotel in India and its first in the… Read the full press release

OurAfrica.Travel 2024: Connecting the World to African Tourism

OurAfrica.Travel 2024

(IN SHORT) The fifth edition of OurAfrica.Travel is set to take place from February 5 to 9, 2024. This digital travel trade show aims to connect global buyers with African and Indian Ocean properties and suppliers. Over 170 exhibitors, 280 buyers, and 20 media representatives have already registered. The event emphasizes collaboration and supports charitable… Read the full press release