European Commission Conditionally Clears Korean Air’s Merger with Asiana Airlines

(IN SHORT) The European Commission (EC) has granted conditional approval for Korean Air’s merger with Asiana Airlines, marking a significant step forward in the consolidation of the two carriers. The approval is contingent upon Korean Air’s adherence to certain commitments aimed at addressing competition concerns, including divesting Asiana Airlines’ cargo freighter business and facilitating the… Read the full press release

Hyatt Expands Inclusive Collection with Breathless Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta

Breathless Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa will mark the first Breathless Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, and fourth Breathless Resort & Spa branded property in Mexico, further strengthening the Inclusive Collection’s presence in the region (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation, in partnership with Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, S.A.B. de C.V., announces plans to extend… Read the full press release

Thompson Houston Unveils Luxurious Urban Oasis Overlooking Buffalo Bayou Park

Marking the Thompson Hotels brand’s fourth property in Texas, the highly anticipated luxury lifestyle hotel is now open and welcoming guests to Houston’s historic Fourth Ward (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces the grand opening of Thompson Houston, Houston’s latest luxury lifestyle hotel offering a distinctive guest experience overlooking the scenic Buffalo Bayou Park. Boasting… Read the full press release

Mercure Unveils 50 Culinary Delights Worldwide to Satisfy Travelers’ Palates

MERCURE INSPIRES AND TEMPTS THE PALATES OF WORLD TRAVELERS WITH 50 AMAZING FOOD & DRINK EXPERIENCES AROUND THE GLOBE (IN SHORT) Mercure Hotels has launched its “Bucket List” featuring 50 handpicked food and drink experiences from around the world, inviting travelers to embark on a journey of culinary discovery. From biking around Jakarta to enjoying… Read the full press release

SFO Introduces ‘San Fran-disco’: A Silent Disco Experience for Travelers

(IN SHORT) San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has unveiled a unique addition to its “Quiet Airport” program with the launch of “San Fran-disco,” a Silent Disco experience. From February 14 to March 15, 2024, passengers passing through Harvey Milk Terminal 1 can participate in this dance party by connecting their headphones to their mobile devices… Read the full press release

UN Tourism Secretary-General Concludes Successful Visit to Iran, Emphasizing Tourism Resilience and Rural Development

(IN SHORT) Zurab Pololikashvili, the Secretary-General of UN Tourism, concluded a fruitful official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Leading a high-level delegation, Pololikashvili participated in the inauguration of the Tehran International Tourism Exhibition and engaged in bilateral meetings aimed at advancing shared objectives in tourism resilience, diversity, and rural development. During the visit,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Recognized on Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies™ 2024 List

(IN SHORT) Southwest Airlines Co. celebrates its inclusion in the Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies™ 2024 list, ranking No. 39 overall. This marks the airline’s consistent presence on the prestigious list since 2009. CEO Bob Jordan expressed gratitude for the recognition, attributing the company’s success to its dedicated employees and unique approach to business. The… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Achieves Record Revenue in 2023, Projects Strong Growth Ahead

Full-year revenue tops THB 121.4 bn (approx. USD 3.4 bn) in 2023. Core net profit in 2023 increases 450% versus 2022. Europe, Thailand lead growth in group-wide ADR (+10%) and occupancy (+6%). Q423 core profit increases by 95% versus 2022 on like-for-like basis. Strong market conditions tipped to drive continued growth in 2024 (IN SHORT)… Read the full press release

British Airways Implements Innovative E-Logs System for Aircraft Maintenance Efficiency

(IN SHORT) British Airways has introduced the E-Logs platform, a state-of-the-art engineering system that leverages real-time data to predict and prevent aircraft maintenance issues, ultimately reducing delays and saving approximately 900,000 pieces of paper annually. This digital solution provides live performance information for the airline’s entire fleet, enabling swift identification and proactive resolution of potential… Read the full press release

New Bear Watch Tours in Alaska Promise Unforgettable Wildlife Encounters

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(IN SHORT) Bear Viewing in Alaska, based in Homer, introduces new bear watch tour packages, offering travelers an opportunity for mindful bear watching experiences in Alaska. These tours promise a comprehensive itinerary, including bear watching, delicious food, and comfortable accommodations. Alaska’s diverse wildlife, including various bear species, makes it an ideal destination for bear watching… Read the full press release

Alaskan Gamefisher Unveils Tailor-Made Halibut Fishing Escapes in Homer, Alaska

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(IN SHORT) Alaskan Gamefisher, a renowned fishing charter in Alaska, has introduced exclusive Halibut fishing adventures in Homer. These adventures offer both one-day and multi-day trips tailored to individual preferences, including options for freshwater, FAD, or ocean fishing. Halibut weighing up to 455 pounds have been caught, with more common catches ranging from 20 to… Read the full press release