ITB BookAwards 2024 Recognizes Outstanding Travel and Tourism Publications

(IN SHORT) The ITB BookAwards 2024, held in conjunction with ITB Berlin from March 5 to 7, 2024, celebrated excellence in travel and tourism publications. Notable awards include the Lifetime Award presented to French author Sylvain Tesson, while two publisher awards were bestowed upon Verlag Coppenrath and oekom publisher Jacob Radloff. Additionally, special honors went… Read the full press release

Emirates Expands Premium Economy Service between Melbourne and Dubai

Emirates now offers two Premium Economy services from Melbourne, alongside two from Sydney, placing Australia at the forefront of the airline’s multi-billion dollar aircraft retrofit programme (IN SHORT) Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has announced the introduction of an additional Premium Economy service on its Melbourne to Dubai route, starting from February 1, 2024…. Read the full press release

Emirates to Increase Frequency on Dubai-Rio de Janeiro Route to Meet Growing Demand

Airline deploys additional daily service to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires to meet travel demand and improve connectivity to its network Emirates to boost capacity on busy route with five weekly flights via EK247 and EK248 (IN SHORT) Emirates Airlines has announced plans to introduce a fifth weekly flight on its Dubai – Rio… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Appoints Vijay Krishnan-Vazhvelil as VP of Operations to Drive Expansion in India’s Luxury Hospitality Market

(IN SHORT) Minor Hotels has named Vijay Krishnan-Vazhvelil as Vice President – Operations, India, effective from December 21, 2023. In this newly created role, Krishnan-Vazhvelil will play a vital part in Minor Hotels’ expansion efforts in India, particularly in launching the group’s first Anantara property in Jaipur and fostering growth across the country. With over… Read the full press release

Marriott and Delonix Group Collaborate to Expand Tribute Portfolio Brand in China

Collaboration includes opportunity to affiliate over 100 full service Delonix hotels with Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio (IN SHORT) Marriott International and Delonix Group have announced a strategic cooperation agreement aimed at expanding Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio brand in mainland China. Delonix Group, a prominent hospitality company in China, currently manages ten hotel brands with over 1,400 hotels… Read the full press release

Moxy Hotels and Sanctuary Partner for Cosmic Travel Experiences in 2024

Playful hotel brand and popular horoscope platform come together in unprecedented partnership during year of astrological transition (IN SHORT) In an exciting collaboration, Moxy Hotels and Sanctuary, a leading digital astrology platform, have announced a yearlong partnership to offer travelers a unique cosmic journey. This partnership will provide travelers with astro-adventure guides, personalized travel recommendations,… Read the full press release

Marriott International Achieves Record Year of Signings and Strong Net Rooms Growth

Net rooms grew 4.7% to over 1.597 million; company development pipeline ended 2023 at a record 573,000 rooms, an increase of 15 percent from the previous year (IN SHORT) In an announcement at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), Marriott International revealed a record-breaking year for global signings, with a 52% increase in organic room… Read the full press release

IHG’s Garner Brand to Debut in Japan with Three Conversion Hotels in Osaka

IHG launched Garner in August 2023 and expects this new brand to reach an estate of over 500 hotels over the next 10 years and 1,000 hotels over the next 20 years. This is the first time an LOI for the Garner brand has been signed outside of North America Three hotels in Osaka would refurbish… Read the full press release

Waldorf Astoria Opens Luxurious Property in Doha’s West Bay, Blending Heritage and Modern Luxury

(IN SHORT) Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced the grand opening of Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay, a luxurious property that pays homage to the brand’s rich heritage while offering modern luxury experiences. The hotel, located conveniently close to the city center and key attractions, features 283 rooms, 50 luxury apartments, and a distinct… Read the full press release

Explore Alaska’s Untamed Wilderness: Homer’s Bear Viewing Adventures by “Bear Viewing in Alaska”

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(IN SHORT) Homer, Alaska, stands out as a premier destination for bear watching enthusiasts, offering captivating bear viewing adventures through “Bear Viewing in Alaska.” This renowned bear-watching provider offers full-day and half-day bear viewing tours in Homer, as well as excursions to Chintana Bay and Denali Park by boat or plane. Visitors can expect to… Read the full press release