flydubai Expands African Network with Inaugural Flights to Mombasa, Kenya

The Dubai-based carrier touched down in Mombasa, becoming the first carrier from the UAE to operate direct flights to the city with a four-times weekly service flydubai grows its network in Africa to 12 destinations in 11 countries (IN SHORT) On January 17th, flydubai launched its operations to Mombasa, Kenya, marking its 12th destination in… Read the full press release

Hyatt Opens Secrets Tides Punta Cana Resort as Part of Expanding Caribbean Portfolio

The 688-room adults-only resort blends modern luxury with a romantic atmosphere offering an ideal escape for couples (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Secrets Tides Punta Cana, an adults-only resort in the Dominican Republic, adding to their growing leisure portfolio in the Caribbean. With 688 rooms, this beachfront resort offers a… Read the full press release

Hyatt Launches ‘Be More Here’ Brand Platform Focusing on Wellbeing and Meaningful Travel Experiences

“Be More Here” complements the reimagined World of Hyatt loyalty program that offers more awards and more ways to experience wellbeing in more destinations – including an exclusive hospitality collaboration with MasterClass (IN SHORT) Hyatt has introduced its new brand platform, “Be More Here,” which encourages guests, members, and customers to embrace the transformative power… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy and SpringHill Suites by Marriott Announce Exclusive Partnership with U.S. Soccer to Elevate Fan Experiences

Exclusive four-year partnership will enhance fan experiences, unlock new benefits, and celebrate the unifying power of travel across communities (IN SHORT) Marriott Bonvoy and SpringHill Suites by Marriott have entered a multiyear agreement with the U.S. Soccer Federation, securing exclusivity in the hotel lodging, accommodations, and hotel loyalty category. This strategic partnership aims to enhance… Read the full press release

Marriott Breaks Ground on Its First StudioRes Hotel in Fort Myers, Florida, Introducing Affordable Extended Stay Accommodations

Ceremony marks milestone for Marriott’s new affordable midscale extended stay brand in U.S. and Canada (IN SHORT) Marriott International celebrated the groundbreaking of its inaugural StudioRes brand hotel in Fort Myers, Florida, marking the brand’s entry into the affordable midscale extended stay segment in the U.S. & Canada. Developed by Concord Hospitality and Whitman Peterson,… Read the full press release

Marriott Opens Nagasaki Marriott Hotel, Its Flagship Debut in Kyushu, Japan

Modern design and enriching experiences underscore the brand’s promise of ‘Wonderful Hospitality. Always’ in the historic city of Nagasaki (IN SHORT) Marriott Hotels has announced the opening of Nagasaki Marriott Hotel, its first property in Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost main island, and the ninth Marriott Hotel in the country. Located adjacent to JR Nagasaki Station, the… Read the full press release

Moxy Hotels Makes Its Vibrant Debut in India with Moxy Bengaluru Airport Prestige Tech Cloud

Marking the 17th brand to join the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio in South Asia, the hotel brings Moxy’s boundary-breaking experience into the vibrant metropolis of Bengaluru (IN SHORT) Moxy Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy, has opened its first hotel in India, Moxy Bengaluru Airport Prestige Tech Cloud. Located near Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore, the hotel… Read the full press release

Leanne Harwood Appointed to Lead IHG’s Luxury & Lifestyle Americas Division

Company, Industry Veteran to Begin New Role as SVP, Managing Director, Luxury & Lifestyle Americas in March (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts has named Leanne Harwood as Senior Vice President (SVP), Managing Director, Luxury & Lifestyle Americas (LLA). Harwood, an industry veteran with nearly 30 years of experience, will oversee the daily operations of… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Expands Luxury & Lifestyle Portfolio with Strategic Growth Initiatives

Expansion, expertise and enterprise investment propel momentum in the Americas across six renowned brands (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts highlights its substantial growth in the Luxury & Lifestyle segment, boasting one of the world’s largest portfolios in the category, which now represents 22% of its global pipeline. IHG achieved this through strategic expansion, acquisitions… Read the full press release

Emirates Showcases Upgraded A380 Aircraft with Premium Economy on Tokyo Narita Route

(IN SHORT) Emirates hosted an exclusive tour of its upgraded four-class A380 aircraft at Tokyo Narita International Airport, featuring its popular Premium Economy product introduced on the Tokyo Narita-Dubai route in December 2023. The tour allowed trade partners and media guests to experience Emirates’ latest product, enhanced First and Business Class cabins, and refurbished interiors…. Read the full press release

Emirates Aviation University Celebrates 33rd Graduation Ceremony with Diverse Cohort of Future Aviation Professionals

(IN SHORT) Emirates Aviation University (EAU) recently held its 33rd graduation ceremony, where 302 students from diverse backgrounds and nationalities were awarded degrees in various aviation disciplines. The ceremony was attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, who conferred the graduates with their… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Reports Strong Growth and Expansion Plans for 2024

Distinct Revenue-Intense Growth Strategy Delivers Strong Development Results (IN SHORT) Choice Hotels International, Inc. has achieved substantial growth in 2023, surpassing expectations. The company reported a 1.4% increase in the number of hotels within its domestic upscale, midscale, and extended stay brands, with an almost 2% growth in the number of domestic properties in revenue-intense… Read the full press release