NH Collection Maldives Havodda Welcomes Marlon Abeyakoon as General Manager

(IN SHORT) Minor Hotels has appointed Marlon Abeyakoon as the General Manager of NH Collection Maldives Havodda, marking the debut of the NH Collection brand in a non-urban destination. With over 25 years of luxury hospitality and rebranding expertise, Abeyakoon brings a wealth of experience from prestigious global brands like Kerzner, Hilton, and Marriott. His… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean and The Wiggles Partner for Ultimate Family Holiday Experience

As the Official Cruise Holiday Partner of The Wiggles, the Cruise Line Invites Families to Holiday with the World’s Most Popular Children’s Entertainment Group (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean and The Wiggles are teaming up to offer an unparalleled family holiday experience in Australia for the summer of 2025-2026. The collaboration introduces exclusive Wiggles Sailings featuring… Read the full press release

Accor’s Comprehensive Water Stewardship Initiatives: Pioneering Sustainable Hospitality

As global concerns over water scarcity and quality continue to escalate, Accor reaffirms its commitment to DRIVE WATER STEWARDSHIP with a comprehensive suite of initiatives aimed at preserving this precious resource. (IN SHORT) Accor reaffirms its commitment to water stewardship by unveiling a suite of initiatives aimed at preserving water resources globally. These efforts focus… Read the full press release

Courtyard by Marriott Perth, Murdoch: A New Hub for Business and Leisure in Western Australia

The 150-room purpose-built hotel in Perth’s urban growth corridor will serve as the premium centrepiece of the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct (IN SHORT) Courtyard by Marriott® celebrates the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Perth, Murdoch, its first hotel in Western Australia, in partnership with Hesperia. Located in Perth’s vibrant Murdoch precinct, the hotel offers… Read the full press release

IHG Unveils New Prototype Options for Suites Brands, Enhancing Flexibility for Developers

Supplemental design options maximize space and revenue potential for any market or site plan (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts introduces new prototype options for its three suites brands – Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, and Atwell Suites – offering greater flexibility for developers in site configurations and market types. These options emphasize space optimization and… Read the full press release

Kimpton Expands Luxury Presence in Mexico with Opening of Kimpton Mas Olas Resort & Spa in Todos Santos

(IN SHORT) Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, in collaboration with Highgate, announces the launch of Kimpton Mas Olas Resort & Spa, a new boutique luxury resort in Todos Santos, Mexico. Nestled on the Baja Sur peninsula, the resort offers 103 tranquil guest rooms and villas, thoughtfully designed with a blend of contemporary aesthetics and local craftsmanship…. Read the full press release

Six Senses and Select Group Collaborate to Redefine Wellness Living in Dubai Marina

(IN SHORT) Six Senses, in partnership with Select Group, announces the launch of Six Senses Residences Dubai Marina, following the success of their previous project, Six Senses Residences The Palm, Dubai. The new development aims to revolutionize healthy living by seamlessly integrating wellness-centric infrastructure and amenities into its design, making it the world’s tallest residential… Read the full press release

Explore Mumbai in Style: Rent My Bike Introduces Luxury Bike Rentals for Discerning Travelers

(IN SHORT) Rent My Bike, a premier destination for bike rentals in Mumbai, announces the availability of well-maintained luxury bikes for those seeking an upscale riding experience in the bustling metropolis. Through their online platform, customers can easily browse through a variety of high-end bike models, make reservations, and enjoy a smooth and comfortable ride,… Read the full press release

W Algarve Partners with IMAGINE PR to Bring Southern Portuguese Luxury to North America

(IN SHORT) IMAGINE PR has been appointed as the North American Public Relations Representative for W Algarve, a luxury hotel situated on the southern coast of Portugal. W Algarve, inaugurated in June 2022, offers 134 meticulously designed guest rooms and suites with sweeping views of the ocean, along with six distinct restaurants and bars curated… Read the full press release

AirAsia MOVE Introduces Asean Pass: Your Gateway to Seamless and Affordable Travel Across Southeast Asia

AirAsia MOVE introduces the ASEAN Pass for a limited time only ZERO-base fares for flights from Manila to Bangkok, Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur Exclusive discounts on hotels and rides (IN SHORT) AirAsia MOVE, formerly known as airasia Superapp, launches the Asean Pass, a reimagined travel subscription plan offering exclusive discounts on flights, hotels, and… Read the full press release

Heathrow Unveils Six New Summer Routes, Enhancing Travel Options for Passengers

As the season changes, Heathrow is delighted to announce 6 new airline routes available to passengers this summer  As of 31 March, our summer season kicks off and passengers will have more options than ever to soak up some sun away from home. The new airline routes are Abu Dhabi, Kos, Izmir, Bangalore, Barcelona and… Read the full press release

Broadway’s Fashion Revival: Exploring Met Gala 2024 Themes Through Iconic Stage Productions

(IN SHORT) As anticipation builds for the 2024 Met Gala themed “The Garden of Time” and the accompanying Costume Institute exhibition “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” travelers can explore the essence of fashion history through the lens of Broadway. Broadway productions like “The Cher Show,” “SIX,” and “The Great Gatsby” exemplify fashion’s cyclical nature, reinventing historical… Read the full press release

Cathay Airways Sets Aggressive Carbon Intensity Target for 2030, Further Committing to Net-Zero Goal

The airline further strengthens its commitment to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) with 10% usage pledge for employee duty travel starting from 2024 (IN SHORT) Cathay Airways reinforces its commitment to sustainability by announcing a new target to reduce its carbon intensity by 12% from 2019 levels by 2030, aligning with its ambition to achieve net-zero… Read the full press release

Luxuriate in Kenya: Cruzeiro Safaris Unveils Exquisite High-End Accommodations for Discerning Travelers

(IN SHORT) Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya presents an array of exclusive 4 and 5-star lodges and hotels catering to high-end luxury travelers in Kenya. Renowned for their impeccable service and opulent amenities, these accommodations promise unforgettable experiences amidst Kenya’s breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife. From the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club nestled at the foot of… Read the full press release

Emirates’ Sakura Celebration: Savouring Japanese Culture at 40,000 Feet

(IN SHORT) Emirates is offering customers a taste of Japan’s Sakura season onboard flights from Dubai to Japan from March 25th to 31st, celebrating the arrival of Spring with special desserts, Kaiseki cuisine, and dedicated Japanese content on ice. Passengers traveling to Tokyo, Osaka, and Narita can indulge in Sakura-themed desserts in First and Business… Read the full press release

Emirates Reigns Supreme: Global Winner of Best Inflight Entertainment Award

(IN SHORT) Emirates has secured the prestigious title of the global winner of the ‘Best Inflight Entertainment Award’ in the Airline Ratings 2024 Airline Excellence Awards. Recognized for its unparalleled inflight entertainment system, Emirates offers passengers access to a staggering 6,500 channels of high-quality content, making it the world’s largest entertainment library in the sky…. Read the full press release

Japan Airlines Unveils Ambitious Fleet Renewal Plan

Accelerating International Network Growth: Introducing Advanced Fuel-Efficient Aircraft (IN SHORT) Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced an ambitious fleet renewal plan, introducing a total of 21 Airbus A350-900, 11 A321neo, and 10 Boeing 787-9 aircraft, aiming to enhance its international and domestic operations. With a focus on expanding capacity in regions like North America and Asia,… Read the full press release

Choice Privileges Introduces Innovative Auction Tool for Exclusive Experiences

(IN SHORT) Choice Privileges, the esteemed rewards program of Choice Hotels International, Inc., has unveiled a groundbreaking auction tool that empowers members to bid on exclusive Choice Privileges Experiences. This new feature offers members the opportunity to utilize their points for unforgettable experiences, ranging from VIP access to concerts featuring artists like Kane Brown to… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy’s AI-Powered Search Revolutionizes Vacation Planning

Travelers can use natural language to describe their ideal vacation and Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy will recommend matching destinations and home rentals (IN SHORT) Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy is pioneering a cutting-edge search experience with an AI tool that transforms vacation planning. Travelers can now describe their dream vacation in natural… Read the full press release

Marriott Executive Apartments Unveils Luxury Living in Papua New Guinea

Designed for long stays, the brand’s debut in the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Region, will offer a home away from home for international business travellers (IN SHORT) Marriott Executive Apartments, a part of Marriott Bonvoy’s diverse collection of hotel brands, celebrates its debut in the Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Region with the inauguration… Read the full press release

IHG and Hainan Airlines Forge New Heights in Travel Experience Integration

This collaboration will see integrated offerings from both companies, including a branded aircraft, in-flight experiences, and membership benefits (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) and Hainan Airlines have embarked on a groundbreaking partnership, introducing the ‘IHG Explorer’ aircraft and redefining air travel with a blend of hospitality and innovation. The collaboration brings bespoke business… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy and BetMGM Launch Unprecedented Rewards Collaboration

Unprecedented collaboration between sports betting and hospitality leaders to reach millions with real-world rewards. Features sweepstakes for the opportunity to win VIP Los Angeles vacation curated by Blake Griffin. (IN SHORT) Marriott Bonvoy and BetMGM have teamed up to introduce a groundbreaking rewards collaboration in the online sports betting and iGaming industry. Through this partnership,… Read the full press release

Marriott International Partners with Hainan Qianrui to Introduce W Hotels to Sanya, China

Marriott International, Inc. recently announced it has signed an agreement with Hainan Qianrui Industrial Development Co., Ltd. to bring the W Hotels brand to Sanya, the popular tourist hub located on China’s southerly island province of Hainan (IN SHORT) Marriott International has inked a deal with Hainan Qianrui Industrial Development Co., Ltd. to bring the… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Accelerates Midscale Segment Expansion at HUNTER Hotel Investment Conference

Strategic brand evolution and segment expertise drive growth with more than 3,600 open properties and nearly 800 in the Americas pipeline (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts highlights its leadership in the midscale segment at the HUNTER Hotel Investment Conference, showcasing significant growth with over 150 openings and 300 signings globally in 2023 for its… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Partners with RB Leipzig to Offer Exclusive Rewards for Loyalty Members

IHG One Rewards invites its loyalty members to access exclusive club matches and experiences to remember (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts has teamed up with German football club RB Leipzig to provide unforgettable experiences for its IHG One Rewards members, offering once-in-a-lifetime opportunities throughout the season. Members can now redeem their loyalty points for… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises Makes Landmark Return to Mainland China with Maiden Call of MSC Bellissima

MSC Bellissima celebrates her maiden call in Shanghai and departs on first sailing, making her the first international cruise ship to resume local home port sailings MSC Cruises the only international cruise brand to deploy two ships in China in 2024 with MSC Bellissima and MSC Splendida Cruise line confirms Winter 2024-25 deployment in China… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises to Unveil Flagship MSC World America in Miami

Guests attending the naming ceremony and celebratory inaugural sailing will be among the first to experience a new world of cruising aboard MSC World America – Miami’s newest flagship – on April 9, 2025 The ceremony will be held at MSC Cruises’ new state-of-the-art cruise terminal, highlighting the Company’s commitment to the North American market… Read the full press release

AHLA’s On the Road Series Renamed “The Hospitality Show” for Regional Events Across the US

Events to provide high-value networking and industry updates for hospitality professionals (IN SHORT) The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has rebranded its successful On the Road series of regional events as “The Hospitality Show,” offering exclusive networking and industry updates to hospitality professionals nationwide. These free events, open to anyone in the hospitality industry,… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ Women Own the Room Initiative Surpasses 15 Openings and 50 Signings

Surpasses 50 hotel signings while growing community base to more than 550 (IN SHORT) Wyndham Hotels & Resorts celebrates a significant achievement with its Women Own the Room initiative, surpassing 15 hotel openings and over 50 signings in just over two years. This groundbreaking initiative aims to address the gender disparity in hotel ownership by… Read the full press release

Weeva’s Sustainability Standard Attains Prestigious GSTC-Recognized Status, Validating Commitment to Global Sustainability Principles

Weeva's Sustainability team (from left) Nwabisa Mjoli, Dr Andrea Ferry, Emma Bracher and Aimee Henning.

(IN SHORT) Weeva’s Sustainability Management Standard has achieved GSTC-Recognized status, marking it as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria for sustainable tourism. Weeva, a SaaS platform, aids tourism businesses in implementing holistic sustainability practices across various parameters. This recognition reflects adherence to the four pillars of the GSTC Criteria: Sustainable Management, Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Environmental… Read the full press release