China Southern Airlines Launches New Route to Doha in Partnership with Qatar Airways

China Southern Airlines will operate four weekly direct flights from Guangzhou to Doha (IN SHORT) Qatar Airways’ codeshare partner, China Southern Airlines, announces the commencement of four weekly direct flights from Guangzhou to Doha, starting April 22, 2024. Operated with modern Boeing 787 aircraft, these flights bolster the strategic cooperation between the two airlines, providing seamless… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Unveils AI-Driven Travel Experience at Web Summit Qatar

Qatar Airways, recognised for the World’s Best Airline Website, introduces a transformative AI-driven experience at the world’s biggest tech show, held for the first time in Qatar The new experience is set to transform how customers discover their dream destination (IN SHORT) Qatar Airways, renowned for its digital innovation, introduces a groundbreaking AI-driven experience at… Read the full press release

EVEN Hotels Expands Texas Presence with Two New Locations in Austin and Waco

(IN SHORT) EVEN Hotels, a brand under IHG Hotels & Resorts, announces the opening of EVEN Hotel Austin Uptown Near The Domain and the upcoming launch of EVEN Hotel Waco – University Area, marking a significant expansion in Texas. These additions align with EVEN Hotels’ mission to prioritize wellness for travelers, offering signature amenities such… Read the full press release

Six Senses South Carolina Islands: A Paradigm of Coastal Regenerative Luxury

(IN SHORT) Whitestone, in partnership with Redrock Portfolio, Inc., signs a hotel management agreement with Six Senses to establish an eco-conscious resort, spa, and residential community across Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island, and Bay Point Island in South Carolina. The project, slated to open in 2026, aims to redefine luxury living with a strong emphasis… Read the full press release

MATAR Wins Best Use of Big Data Award at Qatar Digital Business Awards 2023

(IN SHORT) MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management, clinched the Best Innovative Use of Big Data and Analytics award at the Qatar Digital Business Awards 2023 for its implementation at Hamad International Airport (DOH). This recognition highlights MATAR’s commitment to innovation through data-driven solutions, particularly in enhancing employee development and passenger experience…. Read the full press release

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines Extend Joint Venture Alliance Until 2029

(IN SHORT) Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines celebrate the regulatory approval to extend their joint venture alliance for another five years until March 2029, enhancing connectivity and options for customers. Over the past decade, the alliance has significantly increased seat capacity between New Zealand and Singapore, with additional daily services and expanded routes. The… Read the full press release

Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa: A Gateway to Island Luxury

Hawaii’s first Renaissance Hotel invites travelers to discover the best of Oahu with innovative design, world-class cuisine and locally inspired living (IN SHORT) Highgate proudly inaugurates Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa, an alluring addition to Honolulu’s hospitality landscape, offering a blend of accessibility and luxury in the heart of the Ala Moana district. With a… Read the full press release

Marriott International Experiences Strong Growth in Caribbean and Latin America Expansion

The region continued meaningful expansion across all segments from midscale to all-inclusive, and residential to luxury; conversions remained a main driver of growth. (IN SHORT) Marriott International reports significant growth in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region in 2023, nearly doubling its number of organic deal signings compared to the previous year, totaling 57… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy and Cathay Loyalty Program Collaborate for Enhanced Travel Benefits

(IN SHORT) Marriott International, Inc. unveils an expansion of travel benefits in its Marriott Bonvoy program through a collaboration with Cathay Membership program. The partnership offers eligible members exclusive access to each other’s benefits, including limited status match offers and accelerated points earning. With access to Cathay’s 11 million global members and Marriott Bonvoy’s extensive… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy Partners with Taylor Swift for Exclusive Fan Experience

From an unforgettable trip to see three shows in three countries, to concert packages for shows in select cities across Europe and North America, Marriott Bonvoy unlocks access to Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (IN SHORT) Marriott Bonvoy announces its collaboration with Taylor Swift for The Eras Tour, offering fans the chance to attend… Read the full press release

The Peninsula Tokyo Unveils Zuicho: A Japanese Culinary Journey

(IN SHORT) The Peninsula Tokyo introduces Zuicho, its inaugural restaurant venture in Tokyo, opening its doors on February 1, 2024. Situated on the hotel’s fourth floor, Zuicho promises an immersive Japanese dining experience, blending exquisite cuisine with luxurious art and décor. Helmed by Chef Inaba and operated by Wa Creations, Zuicho specializes in “kappo” cuisine,… Read the full press release

La Festa Phu Quoc: A Tale of Amalfi Coast Romance Comes to Vietnam

Located in the island’s charming Sunset Town, the Amalfi Coast‑inspired resort is set to evoke the imagination, embrace the romance of travel and ignite a sense of wonder (IN SHORT) Hilton proudly introduces La Festa Phu Quoc, Curio Collection by Hilton, marking the debut of the Curio Collection in Vietnam and offering travelers a captivating… Read the full press release

The Leading Hotels of the World Welcomes Six New Luxurious Destinations to Its Prestigious Portfolio

(IN SHORT) The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) proudly announces the addition of six new member hotels to its esteemed global portfolio, showcasing a surge in luxury hospitality openings worldwide. The new properties span diverse destinations, including Rome, New York, Madeira, Tulum, and Savannah, reflecting LHW’s commitment to offering unparalleled experiences to its discerning… Read the full press release

TUI Unveils Top 100 Hotels Worldwide as Guests’ Choice Awards Approach

The Top 100 are selected through careful evaluation of feedback provided by TUI hotel guests All hotels are eligible for a category award at the TUI Global Hotel Awards 2024 (IN SHORT) Ahead of the annual TUI Global Hotel Awards in Berlin on March 4th, TUI, the world’s leading tourism company, reveals the Top 100… Read the full press release

IAPCO’s 54th Annual Meeting in Ljubljana: Fostering Innovation and Sustainability in the Meetings Industry

(IN SHORT) From February 28th to March 2nd, 2024, the International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO) is holding its 54th annual meeting and general assembly in Ljubljana, Slovenia. With around 160 directors and owners of congress agencies attending from across the globe, the event, organized by Cankarjev dom with support from local and national… Read the full press release