Six Senses Kyoto: A Blend of Tradition and Luxury in Japan’s Cultural Heart

(IN SHORT) Six Senses Kyoto is set to open its doors in the historic Higashiyama district, marking the brand’s debut in Japan. Located in the cultural heart of Kyoto, the hotel offers guests a unique blend of traditional Japanese culture and modern luxury. With 81 thoughtfully designed rooms and suites, the hotel provides views of… Read the full press release

Emirates Expands Chauffeur-Drive Service for Business Class Passengers in Hong Kong

(IN SHORT) Emirates has extended its Chauffeur-drive service to Business Class passengers traveling to and from Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) as of February 1, 2024. This complimentary service enhances the airline’s premium offering in Hong Kong, providing a convenient door-to-door journey for Business Class travelers. Passengers can choose from a range of luxurious vehicles… Read the full press release

Emirates Unveils Newly Renovated Lounge at Brisbane Airport

The refreshed Emirates Lounge will cater for up to 183 travellers at a time Emirates now offers four lounges across Australian airports, and operates 30 lounges across its global network The re-opening follows the recent announcement that Emirates will be upgauging its second daily Brisbane service EK430/431 to an A380 starting from 1 October (IN… Read the full press release

Emirates Introduces Visa On Arrival Facility for Indian Passport Holders

New initiative enables eligible Emirates customers to skip the Visa-On-Arrival queue in Dubai Service exclusive to Indian passport holders who have booked their travel on Emirates with a valid six-month visa for US, EU or UK  Residency (IN SHORT) Emirates has partnered with VFS Global to offer a pre-approved visa on arrival service for Indian… Read the full press release

Anantara Expands Its Luxury Portfolio in Oman with New Resort in Bandar Al Khairan

New Anantara Resort in Bandar Al Khairan, Muscat to launch in 2026 (IN SHORT) Minor Hotels, the international hotel owner, operator, and investor, is set to expand its Anantara brand in Oman with a new luxury resort in Bandar Al Khairan, Muscat. The 121-key property, scheduled to open in 2026, will include guest rooms, chalets, and… Read the full press release

dnata Transitions to Electric Fleet at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport as Part of Green Strategy

More than 65% of all dnata’s ground support equipment at Schiphol Airport is now electric dnata on track to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 globally (IN SHORT) dnata, a global air and travel services provider, is making strides toward its goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 by replacing all… Read the full press release

AHLA Survey: Americans Plan to Increase Hotel Stays in 2024 Despite Inflation

But inflation is preventing hotels and other travel-related businesses from reaching full potential (IN SHORT) A survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association and conducted by Morning Consult has revealed that 72% of Americans intend to either maintain or increase their number of hotel stays in 2024 compared to 2023. Hotels remain the… Read the full press release

TFE Hotels Announces New Partnership Agreement in Western Australia with Serene Capital

(IN SHORT) TFE Hotels has entered into a partnership agreement with Serene Capital, a Boutique Fund Manager, for the Adina Apartment Hotel Barrack Plaza in Perth’s CBD. The hotel, consisting of 100 keys, now falls under the ownership of Serene Capital, expanding their portfolio to over A$850 million in assets. This partnership marks the third… Read the full press release

Japan Fair Trade Commission Approves Korean Air’s Merger with Asiana Airlines

(IN SHORT) The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has granted approval for the business combination of Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, marking a significant step in their merger process. This approval follows engagements and discussions to address competition concerns raised by the JFTC, including divesting slots on certain routes and addressing competition in the cargo… Read the full press release

AirAsia Announces Resumption of Direct Flights to Visakhapatnam, India, Expanding Its Network in the Country

(IN SHORT) AirAsia is set to resume direct flights to Visakhapatnam, India, from April 26, 2024, making it the only Malaysian airline to offer this route. Visakhapatnam, also known as ‘Vizag,’ is a hidden gem in India with lush landscapes, historical landmarks, traditional festivals, and beautiful beaches. To mark the resumption, AirAsia is offering special… Read the full press release

AirAsia MOVE Launches MOVETIX, a Revolutionary Ticketing Platform for Global Events and Activities

(IN SHORT) AirAsia MOVE, Asia’s premier travel booking app, has partnered with Coras, a leading global ticket distribution platform, to introduce MOVETIX, an innovative ticketing platform available within the AirAsia MOVE app. MOVETIX offers access to over 10,000 global events and activities, seamlessly integrated with flights, hotels, and rides, all in one convenient application. The… Read the full press release