IHG Announces New voco & Suites Jeddah Hotel Opening in 2024

Building on the success of the brand in the region, the 110-key new-build hotel will open its doors in 2024, offering a world-class hospitality experience to guests visiting the city (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts has revealed plans to open voco & Suites Jeddah in partnership with Rusd Group, with the hotel scheduled to… Read the full press release

Hamad International Airport Celebrates Record Passenger Numbers and Achievements in 2023

(IN SHORT) Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Qatar concluded 2023 with remarkable achievements, surpassing expectations by serving 45,916,104 passengers, marking a 31% increase compared to 2022. The airport reported 252,059 aircraft movements and handled 2,340,711 tons of cargo. Qatar Airways, based at DOH, revealed its 2024 network expansion plans, including routes to Hamburg and Venice…. Read the full press release

St. Regis Opens Luxury Resort on Private Island in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea

Located on Ummahat Island, the resort is the first private island to unveil the untapped wonders of The Red Sea (IN SHORT) St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has unveiled The St. Regis Red Sea Resort, the first private island resort in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea. Located on Ummahat Island in the Al Wajh Lagoon, the… Read the full press release

Emirates Upgrades Vienna Route with A380 Aircraft for Winter Season

(IN SHORT) Emirates will enhance its services to and from Vienna by upgrading flights EK127 and EK128 to a three-class A380 aircraft from February 21 to March 30, 2024, providing increased capacity and options for travelers. Passengers on these flights will enjoy the luxury of the A380, featuring First Class suites, shower spas, an onboard… Read the full press release

Airport Handling, a dnata Company, Expands with Seven-Year License to Operate at Rome Fiumicino Airport

Ground services provider to invest €20 million in ground support equipment and employ 1,800 aviation professionals at FCO (IN SHORT) Airport Handling, a subsidiary of global air and travel services provider dnata, has been granted a seven-year ground handling license by Aeroporti di Roma to operate at Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO). The company plans to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Chefs to Showcase Culinary Excellence at James Beard Foundation Event in New York

An exceptional culinary showcase featuring the artistry of five celebrated Four Seasons chefs, January 22-26, 2024 (IN SHORT) Four Seasons is set to kick off the new year with an exciting showcase at Platform by the James Beard Foundation, presenting a week of exceptional dinners at Pier 57’s Market Hall in New York in January… Read the full press release

James Beard Award-Winning Chef Nancy Silverton Joins Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla for Culinary Residency

Chef Silverton to bring her irresistible Italian-inspired recipes to the island’s premier beachfront resort January 12 through 15 (IN SHORT) Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla is hosting renowned chef, baker, author, and James Beard Award-winner Chef Nancy Silverton for a four-night culinary residency from January 12 to 15, 2024. As part of the resort’s… Read the full press release

Four Seasons and Albwardy Investment to Open Luxury Resort on Zanzibar’s Pongwe Beach

Building on the acclaim of Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, the company’s second property in Tanzania will offer a complementary yet distinct experience along the beaches of eastern Zanzibar (IN SHORT) Four Seasons, a renowned luxury hospitality company, has partnered with global investment firm Albwardy Investment to launch a luxury resort on Pongwe Beach in… Read the full press release

Eurowings Partners with SITA for Real-Time Baggage Tracking to Enhance Passenger Experience

SITA Bag Journey will also help the airline to track bags in real time (IN SHORT) Eurowings has signed a five-year contract with SITA to implement SITA Bag Journey, a real-time tracking solution for passenger bags throughout their entire journey. This partnership aims to enhance the baggage experience for passengers, streamline baggage operations, and reduce… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines Earns IATA Recertification for Perishable Cargo Handling Excellence

(IN SHORT) Singapore Airlines (SIA) has achieved recertification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its handling of perishable products through its Singapore hub. The three-year re-certification, effective from February 1, 2024, is based on IATA’s Perishable Cargo Regulations, acknowledging SIA’s ongoing commitment to the highest food safety standards in the air freight industry… Read the full press release

Global Air Cargo Demand Surges with 8.3% Growth in November 2023, Shows IATA Data

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported a substantial year-on-year growth of 8.3% in global air cargo demand for November 2023, marking the strongest growth in nearly two years, albeit partially due to a weaker November 2022. The increase in demand was driven by a fourth consecutive month of strengthening cargo requirements. While… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Unveils Week of WOW 2024: Up to 40% Off Flights and Exclusive Travel Deals

(IN SHORT) Southwest Airlines has initiated its Week of WOW 2024 sale, offering customers the opportunity to save up to 40% on base fares for flights between January 30 and May 22, 2024, by using the promo code WOW during booking. The sale, running from now until January 11, 2024, also features travel deals on… Read the full press release