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  • Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Patrick Divall, vice president, Western Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group (2018-01-19 12:53:33)
    Following a deal to acquire La Quinta for nearly US$2 billion in the United States and launch of the Trademark Collection, it is an exciting time for Wyndham Hotel Group. Here Breaking Travel News talks to Patrick Divall, vice president for Western Europe with the company, about his plans for the region and his brief to raise the profile of this predominately US-focused hospitality organisation on the continent.
  • News: Africa Hotel Investment Forum headed for Kenya this October (2018-01-19 10:19:51)
    The Africa Hotel Investment Forum will return to Nairobi on October 2nd-4th. The event is considered premier hotel investment conference in Africa, attracting many prominent international hotel owners, investors, financiers, management companies and their advisers.
  • News: AccorHotels to manage Le Grand Amman, Lebanon (2018-01-19 09:58:42)
    AccorHotels have announced the rebranding of a prominent landmark hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman – managed by AccorHotels. The property consisting of 298-rooms and 67 well-appointed serviced apartments was launched in partnership with Iskan Co. for Touristic & Hotel Investments. 
  • News: English regions welcoming increasing visitor numbers (2018-01-19 09:50:59)
    More international tourists are visiting the English regions than ever before. Official statistics released today show that in the first nine months of 2017 there were a record 12.7 million visits to English regions outside London, up four per cent compared to the same period in 2016.
  • News: Holliday appointed to sales role with Thomas Cook Group Airlines (2018-01-19 09:43:46)
    Thomas Cook Group Airlines has appointed Emma Holliday as national account manager for Thomas Cook Airlines UK and Condor, in an expansion of its trade sales team. Holliday has spent 25 years in travel with roles in account management, overseas operations, and travel retail management.
  • News: Meliá Hotels reveals plans for Innside Liverpool (2018-01-19 09:18:42)
    Meliá Hotels International has announced the newest addition to its UK portfolio, the Innside Liverpool. The hotel will join four properties already operated in the UK by the brand, ME London, Meliá White House, Innside Manchester, and the upcoming Innside Newcastle, in what is proving to be an increasingly key market for the company.
  • News: Shama Zijingang Hangzhou, China, to open in 2019 (2018-01-19 09:10:23)
    Onyx Hospitality Group has continued the expansion of its Shama brand with the signing of another new project, Shama Zijingang Hangzhou. The deal marks the fourth Shama signing this January.
  • News: Minor Hotels to take Oaks brand into Lebanon with Beirut property (2018-01-19 09:03:20)
    Minor Hotels will debut its Oaks brand in Lebanon later this year. The group has signed a management agreement with Allied Investment Group to operate Oaks Beirut.
  • News: Norwegian breaks transatlantic subsonic passenger aircraft record (2018-01-19 08:46:56)
    Low-cost airline Norwegian has set a new record time for the fastest ever transatlantic flight by a subsonic passenger aircraft using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Norwegian flight DY7014 from New York JFK to London Gatwick on Monday January 15th completed the full duration of the flight in five hours and 13 minutes – the fastest transatlantic flight recorded on a subsonic commercial aircraft.
  • News: Norwegian breaks transatlantic crossing record (2018-01-19 08:46:46)
    Low-cost airline Norwegian has set a new record time for the fastest ever transatlantic flight by a subsonic passenger aircraft using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Norwegian flight DY7014 from New York JFK to London Gatwick on Monday January 15th completed the full duration of the flight in five hours and 13 minutes – the fastest transatlantic flight recorded on a subsonic commercial aircraft.
  • News: United to add premium economy on international routes (2018-01-19 08:41:15)
    United Airlines chief executive Oscar Munoz has said the company will introduce a premium economy product this year on international routes. Branded United Premium Plus, the new cabin will give passengers more space, comfort and amenities.
  • News: Pope marries LATAM cabin crew on-board Santiago flight (2018-01-19 08:29:58)
    In an unprecedented moment, pope Francis delivered the sacrament of marriage to two cabin crew members onboard LATAM flight LA1250 from Santiago to Iquique in Chile earlier. The ceremony was witnessed by Ignacio Cueto, chairman of LATAM Airlines Group’s board of directors, and Monsignor Mauricio Rueda, both of whom are part of the delegation accompanying pope Francis on his visit to Chile and Peru.
  • News: Wyndham Worldwide to acquire La Quinta for $1.95bn (2018-01-18 14:10:03)
    Wyndham Worldwide will acquire La Quinta’s hotel franchise and hotel management businesses for $1.95 billion in cash. Under the terms of the agreement, stockholders of La Quinta will receive $8.40 per share in cash (approximately $1 billion in aggregate), and Wyndham Worldwide will repay approximately $715 million of La Quinta debt.
  • News: Ryanair UK pilots vote to accept pay offer (2018-01-18 13:37:53)
    Pilots at all 15 Ryanair UK pilot bases – including London Stansted which had previously rejected an improved pay deal – have voted to accept pay increases of up to 20 per cent. Following the decision, increases will be paid next week in the January payroll. 
  • News: Carolus to lead Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, Thailand (2018-01-18 10:30:56)
    Sammy Carolus has been appointed general manager of Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, set to open later this year on vibrant Sukhumvit Road. In his new role, Carolus returns to Thailand a place in which he has spent more than half of his 25-year professional career - to lead Bangkok’s first Hyatt Regency branded hotel.
  • News: Emirates ensures Airbus A380 survival with 36 plane order (2018-01-18 10:23:49)
    Dubai-based Emirates Airline has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire up to 36 additional A380 aircraft. The agreement was signed this morning at the airline’s headquarters in Dubai by Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chief executive, Emirates Airline, and John Leahy, chief operating officer, customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft.
  • News: TWA Flight Centre set to be reborn at JFK International Airport (2018-01-18 10:11:12)
    Work is well underway to turn the legendary TWA Flight Centre at JFK International Airport into a world-class 505-room hotel. Closed to the public since 2001, Eero Saarinen’s internationally-revered mid-century modern landmark will be ushered into a new life, mirroring its 1962 design aesthetic and delivering an on-site airport hotel.
  • News: TWA Hotel set to be reborn at JFK International Airport (2018-01-18 10:11:12)
    Work is well underway to turn the legendary TWA Flight Centre at JFK International Airport into the world-class, 505-room, TWA Hotel. Closed to the public since 2001, Eero Saarinen’s internationally-revered mid-century modern landmark will be ushered into a new life, mirroring its 1962 design aesthetic and delivering an on-site airport hotel.
  • News: Embassy Suites by Hilton New York - Midtown Manhattan opens to guests (2018-01-18 09:59:11)
    Embassy Suites by Hilton has welcomed the opening of a newly-built hotel in New York City’s Midtown Manhattan. The hotel venture marks a significant milestone as the only full-service Hilton in the Midtown central and south areas, providing a new lodging option for business and leisure travellers.
  • News: Six Senses debuts dual urban property in Singapore (2018-01-18 09:49:35)
    Six Senses has given two old beauties a complete restoration as part of a remarkable conservation project in Singapore. Ideally situated in the island city-state’s central district, the project is located in the eclectic heart of Chinatown where socialising, dining, and nightlife take centre stage.
  • News: Sweet&Chilli take over The Gunmakers, Clerkenwell, London (2018-01-18 09:35:21)
    The Gunmakers, located in Clerkenwell, has been taken over by the guys and girls who brought London Nine Lives, renowned drinks agency Sweet&Chilli. Tucked away on Eyre Street Hill, the 19th century public house brings old school charm to London’s Little Italy.
  • News: AirHelp launches automatic airline compensation checker (2018-01-18 09:29:46)
    AirHelp has launched the world’s first tool for travellers to check their eligibility for compensation from flight disruptions up to three years in the past. The feature also allows users to visually map out their journeys directly from their mobile devices into an adventure map for social sharing.
  • News: Hilton to hire 650 work-from-home reservations agents (2018-01-18 09:20:15)
    Hilton has launched a hiring initiative for its remote career program with the creation of 650 new part-time work-from-home reservation sales positions, offering flexible work opportunities across the United States.
  • News: Club Med Les Arcs Panorama to open ahead of 2018 ski season (2018-01-18 09:08:06)
    Club Med has announced the launch of a new resort ski resort as bookings begin for next winter. The new four-star resort Club Med Les Arcs Panorama is currently being built in the renowned Les Arcs 1,600 ski station in France and will offer direct access to the Paradiski domain and its family friendly 425 kilometres of slopes.
  • News: Eurowings to connect low-cost bases in Düsseldorf and Munich with new flight (2018-01-18 08:57:14)
    Eurowings is accelerating its growth course as 2018 gets underway. Currently Europe’s fastest growing airline, the carrier is working continually to expand its route network and is now offering passengers the new Düsseldorf–Munich route.
  • News: Travel Corporation rolls out My Travel Portal agent tool (2018-01-18 08:52:26)
    The Travel Corporation has re-affirmed its commitment to its travel agent partners with the creation of a robust new online initiative, My Travel Portal. An industry first in guided holidays and river cruising, the portal provides agents with a simplified solution for delivering the best service for clients.
  • News: Rebrand for Fusion Resort Cam Ranh as new wellness concept launches (2018-01-18 08:46:36)
    Fusion Resort Cam Ranh, on Vietnam’s south-central coast, has welcomed the new year with a new name and a new wellness concept. The all-spa inclusive resort has revamped its spa menu and is introducing a packed schedule of healthy and healing activities ranging from anti-gravity yoga and yoga for children to daily meditation and Tai Chi sessions.
  • News: Twenty14 acquires Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian for £85m (2018-01-18 08:40:14)
    Twenty14 Holdings, the hospitality investment arm of Lulu Group International, has completed a £85 million acquisition of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. The Caledonian joins a portfolio of $650 million worth of luxury property across the UK, the Middle East and India that Twenty14 has assembled since 2014.
  • News: Brand USA expands Hills Balfour remit to cover European PR (2018-01-18 08:35:20)
    Brand USA has appointed travel representation and PR consultancy Hills Balfour to act as its agency of record across Europe. Following an in-depth review process initiated by Brand USA in September 2017, Hills Balfour will represent Brand USA’s travel trade interests in France, Benelux, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, in addition to its established responsibilities representing Brand USA in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • News: Price takes up chief marketing role with bmi (2018-01-17 15:37:32)
    bmi has appointed Antony Price as director marketing & customer with immediate effect. Price brings over 20 years’ aviation experience and has held senior leadership positions with Air New Zealand and British Airways, most recently being general manager sales for the former, based in Auckland.
  • News: Maverick Helicopters expands Hawaii operations (2018-01-17 15:30:53)
    Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, will expand operations to Hawaii’s northernmost and oldest island, Kauai, later this year.
  • News: Silva appointed to role of chief executive of Jumeirah (2018-01-17 12:09:52)
    Jumeirah has announced the appointment of Jose Silva as the new chief executive of the company. Silva brings over 35 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including almost 25 years with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.
  • News: Silva appointed to chief executive role with Jumeirah (2018-01-17 12:09:27)
    Jumeirah has announced the appointment of Jose Silva as the new chief executive of the company. Silva brings over 35 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including almost 25 years with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.
  • News: Mattmüller to step down from Mövenpick leadership role (2018-01-17 10:11:26)
    The company’s chief operating officer, Middle East & Africa,  Andreas Mattmüller, will retire on at the end of the month following a highly successful international hospitality career of 43 years, more than sixteen of which have been spent working in senior positions with the Switzerland-headquartered hospitality firm.
  • News: Overhaul for Reunion Ultimate Island branding (2018-01-17 10:00:48)
    The Reunion Island Tourism Board is giving its Ultimate Island branding a facelift. After more than a year of coexistence between the destination’s old visual identity and the pictograms used in the Ultimate Experience signature, the tourist arm of the Reunion Region has chosen the beginning of 2018 to breathe new life into its communications.
  • News: Boeing establishes seating joint venture with Adient (2018-01-17 09:46:35)
    Boeing and Adient have announced the formation of Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture and sell a portfolio of seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies.
  • News: New public consultation opens on expansion of London Heathrow (2018-01-17 09:33:39)
    The planning process for Heathrow expansion has entered a new stage, as the airport launches a further public consultation. For the next ten weeks, the airport will seek views on how to shape its plans so it can deliver the expansion while keeping to the promises it has made to local communities and meeting environmental tests.
  • News: New Egyptian tourism minister appointed as industry seeks recovery (2018-01-17 09:30:42)
    The Egyptian parliament has approved the appointment of Rania Al-Mashat as the country’s new minister of tourism. The decision means Al-Mashat will become the first woman to hold the position and is now one of six women to currently occupy ministerial roles in the country – the nation’s highest ever proportion.
  • News: Yotel to introduce Yotelpad long-stay brand in United States (2018-01-17 09:19:07)
    Yotel has announced a foray into the extended stay segment with the launch of the new Yotelpad brand. Building on the design principles of Yotel and Yotelair cabins, Yotelpad translates the essence of serviced apartments into purposefully designed compact homes, known as Pads, fulfilling the requirements of the global citizen at an affordable price.
  • News: New carriages set to debut on Caledonian Sleeper (2018-01-17 09:09:55)
    The first carriages from the new £100 million fleet of Caledonian Sleeper trains have arrived in the UK ahead of their introduction to service later this year. Starting in October 2018, the overnight rail service will begin to be transformed as 75 new carriages are introduced in a phased transition.
  • News: Moxy Hotels expands UK presence with second London property (2018-01-17 09:03:56)
    Moxy Hotels continues to grow following the introduction of its third UK property and second in the British capital. Following the successful launch of Moxy London Excel, Moxy London Stratford brings the brand’s vibrant, playful design and approachable service to the fashionable east London scene.
  • News: Mercier handed European leadership role with Leeu Collection (2018-01-17 08:59:09)
    Leeu Collection has appointed Christophe Mercier as area general manager, UK & Europe. Mercier will be based in London and will be responsible for all Leeu Collection related activities.
  • News: Hong Kong Airlines to recruit new cadet pilots (2018-01-17 08:56:42)
    Hong Kong Airlines has kicked off recruitment for a new batch of cadet pilots, following the successful launch of its inaugural cadet programme last year. The news comes as fears over pilot shortages grow worldwide.
  • News: London Southend airport breaks one million passenger barrier (2018-01-17 08:55:08)
    One million passengers travelled through London Southend in 2017, a record for the airport following huge growth over the past 12 months.
  • News: Qatar Airways expands Thailand options with new Bangkok frequency (2018-01-17 08:48:12)
    Qatar Airways is continuing its expansion in Asia by adding an additional flight to Bangkok, providing its passengers even more flexibility in visiting the Thai capital. The new service to Bangkok, which commences on March 25th, is part of the airline’s continued expansion in south-east Asia, following its launch of direct service to Thailand’s Chiang Mai late last year.
  • Focus: 5 Tips to Learning a New Language (2018-01-16 17:50:21)
    Most of us, in one way or another, have experienced or may experience learning a new language. The reasons can be as varied and as numerous as the languages there are to learn.As with learning any new skill, learning a new language is not easy and can be a very daunting task. Be sure to take with you tons of motivation and patience as you go. And hopefully to lighten andbrighten up your learning experience, read on for some tips to guide you in your language-learning journey.
  • Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Roughing it, minus the rough part, at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite (2018-01-16 15:57:20)
    An elegant resort in the California High Sierra, Tenaya Lodge is your gateway to four seasons of Yosemite adventure. At Tenaya Lodge you rest, play and rejuvenate. Here Anton Strack visits for Breaking Travel News.
  • News: International Airlines Group to continue pursuit of Niki (2018-01-16 11:08:56)
    Following the opening of insolvency procedures for low-cost carrier Niki in Austria on Friday, International Airlines Group has confirmed it plans to continue with the acquisition of the assets of the stricken carrier.
  • News: World Travel Awards gears up for silver anniversary (2018-01-16 10:50:15)
    World Travel Awards has begun preparations for its 25th anniversary – honouring a quarter of a century recognising leaders in the international hospitality sector. Celebrations for the silver anniversary will kick off this April in Ras Al Khaimah.
  • News: Star Princess back at sea following comprehensive renovations (2018-01-16 10:39:36)
    Princess Cruises’ 2,600-guest vessel, Star Princess, has received a multi-million-pound renovation. After a two-week dry dock, the refurbished ship now boasts improvements including redesigned youth centres, a wider choice of shopping, an enhanced spa and an updated fitness centre.
  • Focus: 5 Things you should know about traveling to Spain (2018-01-16 10:20:23)
    Spain is one of the richest countries in the world from a cultural perspective. Its history runs from as far back as the period of the Roman Empire, the inquisitions among other eras that shaped world history. This makes it an interesting country to visit, at least once in a lifetime. However, there are things you need to know before visiting Spain to make your stay in Spain enjoyable. Below are 5 of the most important ones.
  • News: Steel cutting ceremony held for Crystal Endeavor in Germany (2018-01-16 10:07:09)
    Crystal has marked an important construction milestone in Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises’ expansion, as it cut the first piece of steel for Crystal Endeavor at Mv Werften shipyard in Stralsund, Germany.
  • News: Brittany Ferries to connect Ireland-Spain with new route (2018-01-16 09:23:38)
    Brittany Ferries has announced a new route into northern Spain. Starting at the end of April, the service will link Cork and Santander, making two return-sailings a week.
  • Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Tourism hits highest peak in seven years (2018-01-16 09:13:14)
    International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable seven per cent in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of four to five per cent.
  • News: Airbnb to allow guests to Pay Less Up Front (2018-01-16 09:00:13)
    Airbnb has launched Pay Less Up Front, a new feature that allows guests to spread the cost of their holiday booking over two instalments. In order to secure their reservation, guests are now able to pay part of the cost of their accommodation expense on the day of booking, with the remaining amount payable closer to the time of check-in.
  • News: The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, opens doors for first time (2018-01-16 08:54:34)
    Wharf Hotels has welcomed the opening of The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, as the group’s new flagship property. The Murray will open its facilities, restaurants and bars progressively from today.
  • Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Boom in UK ferry travel (2018-01-16 08:52:08)
    The ferry industry is gearing up for growth with more than £1 billion of investments announced for new ships, port and service facilities in the next four years, according to figures released today by Discover Ferries, the industry body for ferries.
  • News: Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrates keel laying for first vessel (2018-01-16 08:48:32)
    In accordance with maritime tradition, the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has celebrated the milestone keel laying of its inaugural yacht at the Hijos De J. Barreras Shipyard in Vigo, Spain.
  • News: Qatar Airways brings A350 to Greece for first time (2018-01-16 08:43:02)
    Qatar Airways has become the first airline to fly the state-of-the-art Airbus A350 to Greece. The airline temporarily upgraded its current triple-daily service to Athens to an ultra-modern A350 on Monday, with the arrival of the flight greeted by a water canon salute at Athens International Airport.
  • News: Ottawa Tourism launches dynamic chatbot, Faya (2018-01-16 08:39:24)
    Ottawa Tourism has launched a new tourism assistant, a gamified, learning chatbot named Faya. Faya offers a fun, new, and interactive approach to exploring the museums, cultural sites, and outdoor activities of the city.
  • News: New cocktail menu to chase away January blues at Heliot Steak House at The Hippodrome (2018-01-16 08:25:08)
    Diving head first into the darkest, coldest and most miserable month of the year, while being expected to diet and detox too, why do we do it to ourselves? This is the question that West End restaurant Heliot Steak House at The Hippodrome is asking its customers this January.
  • News: bmi expands Sixt car rental relationship (2018-01-15 10:57:35)
    In a further development in the already existing partnership with car hire company Sixt, bmi has launched a new chauffeur driven car service. myDriver is the latest innovation from the airline as it moves towards offering an enhanced, integrated, comprehensive travel solution for its customers.
  • News: Airbus sees record commercial aircraft deliveries in 2017 (2018-01-15 10:46:19)
    Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft deliveries were up for the 15th year in a row in 2017, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers. Deliveries were more than four per cent higher than the previous record of 688 set in 2016.
  • News: Ryanair breaks weekly bookings record (2018-01-15 10:37:16)
    Ryanair has announced that it smashed its weekly bookings record, taking over three million bookings in one week for the first time in its history. The flights are all due to be taken during the next 20-weeks.
  • News: Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority welcomes increase in British travellers (2018-01-15 10:23:06)
    The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority has announced a six per cent increase in visitor arrivals from the UK market for 2017 when compared to the previous year. This significant growth has also resulted in the UK overtaking Reunion as Mauritius’ second biggest inbound market after France.
  • News: Esports Arena Las Vegas set for March debut (2018-01-15 10:00:36)
    Allied Esports has revealed the grand opening date for the Esports Arena Las Vegas, the city’s first dedicated esports arena. The location will officially open its doors at Luxor Hotel and Casino on Thursday, March 22nd with a series of events, including an invitation-only, multi-day, live-streamed tournament.
  • News: AccorHotels signs with Nakheel for latest Dubai property (2018-01-15 09:50:18)
    Developer Nakheel and AccorHotels have signed a management agreement for ibis Dubai Jumeirah Village Circle, further strengthening their strategic partnership for Dubai hospitality projects.
  • News: Qantas names latest Dreamliner ‘Quokka’ in honour of native species (2018-01-15 09:46:12)
    Qantas’ third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be named after one of Australia’s cutest native animals, the quokka. Unique to Australia and largely found on Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth, quokkas are described as the happiest animal on earth and are even known to enjoy a selfie with tourists.
  • News: Valmont Spa launches at Il Sereno, Italy (2018-01-15 08:07:48)
    Originally built as the property’s darsena, or “boathouse,” the Spa at Il Sereno has been transformed by renowned designer Patricia Urquiola into a contemporary oasis while remaining reflective of the building’s history and Lake Como destination.