Hilton Partners with Club Atlético River Plate to Enhance Hospitality and Fan Experiences

Hilton to serve as club’s preferred hotel partner (IN SHORT) Hilton (NYSE: HLT), a global hospitality leader, has announced a strategic partnership with Club Atlético River Plate, one of Argentina’s premier football clubs. Under this agreement, Hilton becomes the preferred accommodation provider for River Plate’s professional team, offering reliable hospitality during their travels for training… Read the full press release

IHG Expands Vignette Collection to Almaty, Kazakhstan, Enhancing Luxury and Lifestyle Portfolio

The hotel joins a pipeline of seven Vignette Collection properties across Europe and a further 23 around the world (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed its first Vignette Collection property in Almaty, Kazakhstan, under a franchise agreement with Meliora, a division of HAYAT Construction. Expected to open in early 2027 as part of… Read the full press release

Ryanair Partners with lastminute.com to Enhance European Travel Packages

(IN SHORT) Ryanair, Europe’s leading airline, has entered into a significant partnership with global online travel agent lastminute.com, enabling the OTA to include Ryanair’s low-fare flights in its dynamic holiday packages and standalone flight offerings. This collaboration ensures that lastminute.com customers benefit from accurate contact and payment information sharing with Ryanair, facilitating seamless access to… Read the full press release

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts: Family-Friendly Destinations Around the Globe

(IN SHORT) Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, known for its family-friendly hospitality, offers unforgettable experiences across over 120 properties in 35 countries. From free ice cream and Chocolate Hour at Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne to pirate-themed kids’ clubs in Bali and family suites in Bangkok, Mövenpick caters to guests of all ages with activities and amenities designed… Read the full press release

Sheraton Lanzhou Anning Opens as the 100th Sheraton Hotel in Greater China

(IN SHORT) Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy, has opened Sheraton Lanzhou Anning in Gansu province’s Anning District, marking its 100th hotel in Greater China. Positioned along the scenic Yellow River and easily accessible from major transport hubs, the hotel embodies Sheraton’s brand spirit of “The World’s Gathering Place” with a modern design… Read the full press release

InterContinental Table Bay Cape Town: A New Chapter in Luxury Hospitality

Set to open in 2025 after refurbishment, InterContinental Table Bay Cape Town will build on the legacy of the property and write a new era of luxury hospitality in the country. (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts will introduce the InterContinental brand in Cape Town with the signing of InterContinental Table Bay Cape Town, set… Read the full press release

Accor Launches Paris 2024 Campaign Celebrating Hospitality and Inclusion

(IN SHORT) Accor, a leading global hospitality brand and a key partner of Paris 2024, has launched an advertising campaign for the upcoming Paris Olympics. Directed by Vincent Lobelle, the campaign focuses on creating cherished memories through the exceptional service of Accor’s Heartists® across its 1,700 hotels in France. Highlighting moments where staff go above… Read the full press release

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Sets Sail for Asia-Pacific with Luxury Superyacht Luminara

(IN SHORT) The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with its new luxury superyacht, Luminara, offering 10 distinct voyages from December 2025 to May 2026. These cruises will visit 28 ports across 10 countries, including Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, and Thailand, promising exclusive and culturally immersive experiences. The collection aims to redefine… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar to Launch Expanded Flight Services to Vanuatu, Enhancing Travel Options for Australians

(IN SHORT) Qantas and Jetstar have announced plans to increase their flight offerings to Vanuatu, introducing up to nine return flights per week from Australian cities. Starting in September 2024, Qantas will operate three weekly flights between Brisbane and Port Vila, with potential to expand to five based on demand. Jetstar will begin offering up… Read the full press release

Hyatt Debuts Destination by Hyatt Brand in Latin America with The Legend Paracas Resort in Peru

The opening marks the introduction of the Destination by Hyatt brand in Latin America (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation and El Pardo Hospitality have opened The Legend Paracas Resort, introducing the Destination by Hyatt brand to Latin America. Located on the Peruvian coast between the Paracas Nature Reserve and the Pacific Ocean, the 124-suite resort… Read the full press release

Air France-KLM’s Socio-Economic Impact: A Comprehensive Study

The Group generates 1.9% of French GDP and 2.3% of Dutch GDP;  • An estimated 552,570 jobs in France and 267,996 jobs in the Netherlands depend directly or indirectly on Air France-KLM;  • For each job created by Air France-KLM in France, 11 jobs are created in the French economy. For each job created in… Read the full press release

Emirates Marks One-Year Milestone of Premium Economy Success on Singapore-Dubai Route

(IN SHORT) Emirates celebrates one year since launching its Premium Economy product on the Singapore-Dubai route, having served 26,000 passengers on nearly 730 A380 flights. Popular among families and solo travelers, the Premium Economy cabin offers enhanced comfort with spacious seating, amenities like in-seat charging, and exclusive beverage options. Emirates plans to continue expanding this… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport and DOC Celebrate New Inter-Terminal Walkway Showcasing New Zealand’s Scenic Trails

Auckland Airport together with the Department of Conservation (DOC) are celebrating the beautiful walks of Aotearoa New Zealand along the airport’s short walk between terminals, known as ‘the green line’ Improved shade and shelter for pedestrians as the walkway route changes to keep travellers safe and make way for construction bringing together domestic jet and… Read the full press release

dnata Strengthens US Footprint with New Operations at Raleigh-Durham Airport

Expansion represents an investment of US$ 2 million and creates 25 new, local jobs with the company (IN SHORT) Global air and travel services provider dnata has expanded its operations to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in the USA. This US$ 2 million investment will create over 25 new local jobs. Lufthansa, operating five weekly flights… Read the full press release

Accor Unveils The Whimsy Hotel & Spa Saint-Martin – MGallery Collection, First of Its Kind in the Caribbean

The Whimsy Hotel & Spa Saint-Martin – MGallery Collection is a Dynamic New Development in the Caribbean (IN SHORT) Accor, in partnership with Terres de Légendes, has announced the development of The Whimsy Hotel & Spa Saint-Martin – MGallery Collection, set to open in 2025. Located in Marigot on the French side of Saint-Martin, this… Read the full press release

Scandinavia’s First EuroBonus Debit Card Launched by Lunar and SAS, Redefining Everyday Rewards

(IN SHORT) Scandinavian financial technology company Lunar and airline SAS have joined forces to launch Scandinavia’s first debit card that allows users to earn EuroBonus points on everyday purchases without using credit. This collaboration integrates Lunar’s innovative banking app with SAS’ popular EuroBonus program, offering consumers in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and beyond a seamless way… Read the full press release

New NASCAR Drafthouse at St. Louis Lambert International Airport Offers Thrilling Dining Experience for Travelers and Racing Enthusiasts

Travelers and Racing Fans Are Revved Up to Experience New NASCAR Drafthouse Concept — Now Open in Terminal 1 (IN SHORT) HMSHost and NASCAR have launched NASCAR Drafthouse at St. Louis Lambert International Airport’s Terminal 1. This new dining spot combines Southern comfort cuisine with a NASCAR-themed atmosphere, featuring memorabilia and multiple TVs showing races…. Read the full press release

Accor and LVMH Partner to Redefine Luxury Travel with Orient Express Revival

(IN SHORT) Accor and LVMH have formed a strategic partnership to rejuvenate the Orient Express brand, famous for its luxurious travel experiences since 1883. Under Accor’s ownership, plans include launching new hotels in Rome and Venice, reintroducing historic trains, and unveiling the first Orient Express sailing ship by 2026. LVMH’s investment aims to enhance the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Takes Flight as Title Sponsor of Premier Padel Tour

Qatar Airways becomes the new ‘Title Sponsor’, ‘Tour Finals Title Sponsor’ and ‘Official Airline Partner’ of Premier Padel Multi-year partnership will see Official tour renamed ‘Qatar Airways Premier Padel Tour’ and tour finals renamed to ‘Qatar Airways Premier Padel Finals’ (IN SHORT) Qatar Airways has entered into a significant multi-year partnership with Premier Padel, becoming… Read the full press release

Emirates Launches Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative at Singapore Changi Airport

Activation of agreement with Neste marks airline’s first SAF investment in Asia (IN SHORT) Emirates has launched its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) initiative at Singapore Changi Airport in collaboration with Neste, marking its first SAF deployment in Asia. Approximately 3.3 million liters of blended SAF have been integrated into Changi Airport’s fueling system. This move… Read the full press release

Milestone Celebration: Vienna Airport and Korean Air Cargo Mark Two Decades of Seamless Connectivity

(IN SHORT) Vienna Airport and Korean Air Cargo celebrated 20 years of partnership, commemorating their collaboration in the air cargo sector. The event, held at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, brought together key figures from both organizations and over 100 guests. The partnership, which began in April 2004, has facilitated seamless connectivity between Seoul and Vienna,… Read the full press release

Coco Palms Resort Set to Reopen as a Kimpton Luxury Retreat in 2026

(IN SHORT) Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, in collaboration with Coco Palms Resort, is set to introduce the first-ever Kimpton property in Hawaii, Coco Palms, A Kimpton Resort, in 2026. Situated amidst the stunning landscapes of Kauai’s Wailua valley, the resort will undergo a meticulous restoration to revive its former glory as a haven for Hollywood… Read the full press release

Hyatt Introduces Caption by Hyatt Concept to Japan with New Osaka Property

Caption by Hyatt Namba Osaka debuts, marking the introduction of the select-service lifestyle brand in Japan (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched Caption by Hyatt Namba Osaka, a lively lifestyle hotel situated in Osaka, Japan. Boasting 167 rooms, the hotel offers a unique guest experience with self-service options, vibrant social spaces, and a modern… Read the full press release

Joint Cargo Venture between Qatar Airways and Malaysia Aviation Group Elevates Global Connectivity

The two cargo carriers will now offer enhanced connectivity across both airlines’ global networks via their key hubs – Hamad International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (IN SHORT) Qatar Airways Group and Malaysia Aviation Group have solidified their longstanding collaboration as oneworld partners with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Qatar… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Expands European Network with Resumption of Lisbon Flights

The award-winning airline marks the return of year-round direct flights to Lisbon, with six weekly flights added to the airline’s summer schedule The new route offers passengers a greater range of travel choices with seamless connectivity to more than 170 destinations worldwide, including 47 destinations in Europe (IN SHORT) Qatar Airways announces the resumption of… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Elevates Extended Stay Experience with Everhome Suites Expansion

Choice Hotels continues to strengthen its leadership position in extended stay with Everhome Suites’ growth (IN SHORT) Choice Hotels amplifies its presence in the extended stay market with the expansion of its Everhome Suites brand, unveiling new properties in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Rochester, New York; and Somerset, New Jersey. Developed in partnership with Highside Companies,… Read the full press release

JAL Group Expands Cargo Network with New Narita-Dalian Route

(IN SHORT) JAL Group announces the expansion of its cargo network with the addition of a new Narita-Dalian route to its FY2024 Summer schedule, operating once a week with Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. This strategic move aims to enhance the airline’s air transport capabilities, catering to the increasing demand for e-commerce, express cargo, and essential… Read the full press release

IHG Pairs Personalized Destinations with Enneagram Personality Types for Summer Travelers

(IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts partners with Enneagram expert Ashton Whitmoyer-Ober to tailor personalized vacation destinations for travelers based on their Enneagram personality types. From the meticulous Type ONEs finding solace in Kyoto’s Six Senses to adventurous Type SEVENs exploring Miami’s vibrant culture at Atwell Suites Miami Brickell, each destination caters to specific preferences… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts to Introduce Holiday Inn Kyoto Gojo in 2025

Japan’s first Holiday Inn opened in Kyoto in 1973, so the opening heralds a return to the brand’s roots in Japan Holiday Inn Kyoto Gojo will be the eleventh hotel under the Holiday Inn brand family in Japan The project is IHG’s second agreement with AXA IM Alts With more than 4,300 open worldwide, Holiday… Read the full press release

First Class Comes to Miami-Bogotá Route as Emirates Launches Daily Flights

(IN SHORT) Emirates, the renowned airline, has launched its eagerly anticipated services to Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, marking its fourth destination in South America and extending its reach to 19 points across the Americas. The inaugural flight, EK213 from Miami, was greeted with traditional Colombian dance at El Dorado International Airport, where a delegation… Read the full press release