Emirates Leads UAE’s Aviation Spectacular at Dubai Airshow 2023 with Stunning Aerial Formation

(IN SHORT) Dubai Airshow 2023 opened with a breathtaking aerial display led by Emirates, showcasing the prowess of UAE aviation. The spectacle featured the iconic Emirates A380, followed by the UAE’s Al Fursan air display team, and a formation of commercial aircraft, including an Emirates Boeing 777, Etihad Airbus 350, Air Arabia Airbus 320, and… Read the full press release

Emirates Launches Dubai Airshow with Blockbuster Order of 95 Wide-Body Aircraft Worth $52 Billion

55 additional Boeing 777-9s and 35 777-8s bring Emirates’ total 777X orders to 205 units. Signs deal for 202 additional GE9X engines to power its new 777X fleet, bringing Emirates’ total order for GE9X engines to 460 units. Emirates updates Boeing 787 Dreamliner order to 35 units: 15 787-10s and 20 787-8 (IN SHORT) Emirates… Read the full press release

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Visits Emirates at Dubai Air Show 2023, Witnesses Cutting-Edge Employee Training Technologies

(IN SHORT) On the first day of the 2023 Dubai Air Show, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, paid a visit to Emirates Airlines. During the visit, Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer of Emirates, presented an overview of the airline’s innovative employee training program that utilizes… Read the full press release

Gloria Fluxà Appointed Vice-Chair of WTTC and Chair of Sustainability Committee, Taking the Helm from Darrell Wade

(IN SHORT) The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has named Gloria Fluxà, Vice-Chairman and Chief Sustainability Officer of Iberostar Group, as its new Vice-Chair and Chair of the Sustainability Committee, succeeding Darrell Wade, Intrepid Group Co-founder and Chairman. Gloria Fluxà, who has held the position of Vice-Chairman and Chief Sustainability Officer at Iberostar Group… Read the full press release

Eve Air Mobility Partners with Kookiejar to Deploy Urban Air Traffic Management System in Dubai

Eve continues to expand its global vertiport customer base (IN SHORT) Eve Air Mobility (Eve) and Swedish-based vertiport developer Kookiejar have signed a letter of intent (LOI) for the deployment of Eve’s Urban ATM (Air Traffic Management) system to support vertiport operations in Dubai. This marks Eve’s first Urban ATM agreement in Dubai and adds… Read the full press release

flydubai Orders 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners for Strategic Fleet Expansion

The Dubai-based carrier places its first wide-body order for 30 Boeing 787-9s at the Dubai Airshow, diversifying its current fleet of all-Boeing 737 aircraft This is the fourth aircraft order placed by the carrier since it was founded in 2008; building on the success of its business model (IN SHORT) Dubai-based airline flydubai has signed… Read the full press release

Guanajuato, Mexico: Year-Round Summer Adventures Await Travelers

(IN SHORT) Guanajuato, a state in Mexico, offers a wide range of summer activities that can be enjoyed throughout the year. From wine tasting in its lush vineyards to exploring historic mines, visiting unique museums, enjoying outdoor adventures like white-water rafting, and relaxing on a man-made beach, Guanajuato provides an array of experiences. Travelers can… Read the full press release

Torrens University and TFE Hotels Collaborate to Empower Hospitality Talent

(IN SHORT) Torrens University Australia and TFE Hotels have formed a strategic alliance to support talent development in the hospitality sector. The partnership introduces a custom short-course portal, enabling TFE team members to earn micro-qualifications alongside their university coursework. In return, Torrens University hospitality students gain access to real-world internships within TFE’s extensive Australian hotel… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport Hosts Autumn Leaves Lunch for Over-65s, Celebrating 85 Years

(IN SHORT) Manchester Airport recently brought back its beloved Autumn Leaves event, treating more than 170 individuals over the age of 65 to a delightful afternoon of entertainment and a sponsored three-course lunch. This annual event, initiated by the airport in 2011, is a gesture of goodwill for pensioners from Woodhouse Park and neighboring areas…. Read the full press release

South African Airways Unveils Premium Lounge Upgrade at OR Tambo International Airport

(IN SHORT) South African Airways (SAA) celebrates the opening of its new international lounge at OR Tambo International Airport, showcasing its commitment to delivering exceptional services to customers both in-flight and on the ground. The newly upgraded airport lounge, named “The Lounge,” is part of a broader renovation plan that will cover all lounges operated… Read the full press release

PATA and ICCA Forge Partnership to Boost Business Travel and Sustainability in Asia Pacific

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration in promoting responsible and sustainable growth within the travel and tourism industry, both regionally and globally. The agreement, signed during the 62nd ICCA Congress hosted by the Thailand… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Brings First-Grade Classroom Flight Project to Life with Memorable Field Trip

(IN SHORT) Southwest Airlines turned a first-grade teacher’s classroom flight simulation project into a real-life adventure by hosting her entire class for an educational day out. After capturing hearts online with her mock Southwest plane setup, Mrs. Sonja White’s students were treated to a tour of the Southwest Dallas Maintenance Hangar, a flight experience on… Read the full press release

Beach Enclave Turks & Caicos Introduces Exclusive Beach Houses for Unparalleled Luxury Retreats

(IN SHORT) Beach Enclave Turks & Caicos is unveiling ten contemporary Beach Houses at their North Shore location, set to be available from December 15, 2023. These luxurious beachfront and ocean-view houses, designed by architect Jacobson Arquitetura, range in size from 4,080 sq. ft. to 4,333 sq. ft. They offer seamless indoor and outdoor living… Read the full press release

Niseko Village in Hokkaido Unveils Niseko-yo: A Winter Wonderland of Gastronomy and Experiences for 2023-2024

(IN SHORT) Niseko Village in Hokkaido, Japan, often referred to as the “Aspen of the East,” has introduced Niseko-yo, a new offering for the upcoming 2023-2024 winter season. Niseko-yo presents a blend of gastronomy, nightlife, and various exceptional experiences in the renowned powdery paradise of Hokkaido. New culinary highlights include renowned ramen from Gogyo, yakiniku… Read the full press release

Ryanair and Erasmus Student Network Renew Partnership for 7th Year, Offering Exclusive Travel Benefits

OVER 700,000 ESN BOOKINGS IN 7 YEARS (IN SHORT) Ryanair, Europe’s leading airline, and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) have extended their partnership for a seventh consecutive year. This collaboration continues to provide European students with discounted travel options during their educational exchange programs. Through the partnership, Erasmus students gain access to a dedicated booking… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas Returns to Latin America with Exciting Upgrades

The experiences on board are adapted to offer the Latin market the best vacations without leaving the region (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean International’s iconic ship, Rhapsody of the Seas, is making a triumphant return to Latin America, arriving in Panama on December 2nd. The ship offers a seven-night adventure packed with entertainment, diverse dining options, and… Read the full press release

Hyatt Announces Grand Hyatt Deer Valley Expansion in Park City, Utah for Late 2024

Expected to open late 2024, Grand Hyatt Deer Valley will expand Hyatt’s brand presence in a vibrant resort market (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation, in partnership with Extell Development Company, has unveiled plans for the expansion of the Grand Hyatt brand with the opening of Grand Hyatt Deer Valley in Park City, Utah, expected in… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport Unveils Luxurious Aspire Lounge After £1.2m Renovation

(IN SHORT) Belfast City Airport has introduced its upgraded Aspire Lounge following a £1.2 million investment, and it was inaugurated at an exclusive event attended by prominent figures from Northern Ireland’s business community and the aviation industry. The revamped lounge, which reopened over the summer, now has the capacity to accommodate 178 passengers, a 70-passenger… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Marks 10th Year of Meals on Wheels Blitz Day with $10,000 Donation

(IN SHORT) Southwest Airlines recently celebrated a decade of their Meals on Wheels Blitz Day in partnership with the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) by hosting a special event in Dallas. Over 300 Southwest Airlines employees took part in the event, delivering meals along 140 different routes across the city to support the VNA and its… Read the full press release

Embark on an Unforgettable Kenyan Adventure in 2024 with Cruzeiro Safaris

(IN SHORT) Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya, a premier tour and safari company with over 20 years of experience, is offering a wide range of attractions, tours, and safaris in Kenya for 2024. Travelers can explore the diverse landscapes, wildlife, and cultures of Kenya through top-notch booking services. The company’s experienced guides ensure unforgettable experiences, whether it’s… Read the full press release

Top 10 Cities Revealed for Perfect Rainy-Day Vacations According to InsureMyTrip Study

(IN SHORT) A recent study by InsureMyTrip reveals that Google searches for winter breaks have surged by 132% in the last three months, with an average of 8,100 searches per month. The study analyzed various factors that make for a perfect rainy-day vacation and identified the top 10 cities worldwide based on cultural attractions, entertainment… Read the full press release

Weeva Receives Global Responsible Tourism Award for Leading Climate Change Initiatives in Travel Industry

(IN SHORT) Weeva, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform focused on sustainability in the travel and tourism industry, has been awarded the global Responsible Tourism Award for “Addressing Climate Change.” The award recognizes Weeva’s commitment to sustainability and its efforts to help businesses in the travel sector address climate change through sustainable practices. (PRESS RELEASE)LONDON, United Kingdom,… Read the full press release

British Airways Adds Festive Flavors to Onboard Experience for Diwali and Thanksgiving

British Airways introduces a variety of special touches to its onboard experience, including sweet desserts for Diwali and Thanksgiving-inspired menus with traditional roast turkey and pumpkin pie The airline will also offer special treats and bespoke dishes in its lounges at London Heathrow  British Airways is making improvements in its World Traveller cabin, with new dishes… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport Expands Sunshine Routes with New Alicante Flights in 2024

(IN SHORT) Belfast City Airport has announced plans to introduce new flights to Alicante in the summer of 2024, operated by easyJet. The service will commence on May 24, 2024, with flights scheduled for Thursdays and Sundays. The addition of this European summer destination marks significant growth for Belfast City Airport, which has been expanding… Read the full press release

Chicago Airports to Delight Travelers with ‘Chi on the Fly’ Entertainment This Holiday Season

Featured Artists to Shine a Spotlight on Chicago’s Entertainment Scene (IN SHORT) The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has announced the return of its popular “Chi on the Fly” entertainment series at O’Hare and Midway International Airports, starting on November 16, to spread holiday cheer among travelers. The program will feature a diverse lineup of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to Showcase State-of-the-Art Aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2023

The Best Airline in the Middle East will showcase its latest generation Boeing 787-9, Airbus A350-1000, and its Gulfstream G650ER aircraft (IN SHORT) Qatar Airways is gearing up to make a significant presence at the upcoming Dubai Airshow 2023, scheduled from November 13 to 17, 2023, at Dubai World Centre. The airline plans to reaffirm… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Unveils Spectacular Entertainment Lineup for Icon of the Seas Cruise Ship

The First-of-its-Kind Vacation Introduces Firsts, like “The Wizard of Oz” and Skateboarders, and More Live Music and Comedy Than Ever (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean International is gearing up to debut its groundbreaking cruise ship, Icon of the Seas, in January 2024. The ship will offer an impressive array of entertainment options across its four signature stages:… Read the full press release

Maldives Promotes Sustainability and Atoll Diversity at Exclusive Media Meet During WTM London 2023

(IN SHORT) The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) hosted a highly-anticipated Maldives Media Meet at WTM London 2023. The event, led by CEO Thoyyib Mohamed, emphasized sustainability and the Maldives’ five-year marketing journey. Thoyyib highlighted the transformative shift in the country’s tourism sector and its alignment with the Maldives Fifth Tourism Master Plan… Read the full press release

Maldives Tourism Promotes Atoll Diversity with New Website Segment

(IN SHORT) The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has launched a new section on its Visit Maldives website dedicated to showcasing the diverse atolls of the Maldives. The segment, available at “atolls.visitmaldives.com,” offers detailed information about different regions, starting with Addu Atoll and Fuvahmulah Atoll. With 26 atolls in the Maldives, this initiative… Read the full press release

St. Regis Debuts Luxury Resort in Morocco’s Tamuda Bay

This esteemed opening marks the brand’s debut in Morocco (IN SHORT) St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy, has announced the opening of The St. Regis La Bahia Blanca Resort, Tamuda Bay, marking its entry into Morocco. Developed by Eagle Hills and designed by Smallwood, the resort offers a luxurious retreat on Tamuda… Read the full press release