RSS Title //localhost:3000 RSS Description Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:10 +0000 en-US London date for leading hospitality summit A range of key hospitality industry leaders are set to meet at this year’s Summit for hospitality & tourism, to be held in London on 6 June. This year’s event comes at a critical time for the industry and will be hosted by Principal Hotel Company at the Grand Connaught Rooms. The renowned yearly conference… Read more »

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BMI Regional announces Birmingham hub with three new routes BMI Regional is creating a new hub at Birmingham airport, launching three new European routes from the UK’s second city. The new routes to Graz, Austria, Nuremburg, Germany and Gothenburg, Sweden will start in early 2017. The Graz flight will commence on 27 February 2017, initially with a twice weekly service on Mondays and Fridays,… Read more »

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Novasol announces take over of Wimdu Danish vacation-home marketer Novasol is set to take over Wimdu, Germany’s largest rival to global private apartment rental site Airbnb, for an undisclosed fee. With some 350,000 options for overnight stays, Wimdu is Germany’s largest provider of private apartments, and pitches itself as the cheap alternative to hotels, claiming its rates are 50 per cent… Read more »

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Qatar Airways to launch regular flights to Las Vegas Qatar Airways is planning to operate a non-stop service from Doha to Las Vegas four times a week starting in January 2018. The new route will be the airline’s 11th to the United States, connecting Hamad International Airport to McCarran International Airport, making the airline the first Gulf carrier to provide a regular scheduled service… Read more »

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Vacationing on the Grid At home and abroad, resorts need to provide guests with fast and reliable Wi-Fi.   Today’s travelers want to stay connected as they crisscross the globe. “Owners tell us the number one convenience they want at resorts is Wi-Fi,” says Peter Roth, vice president of marketing, communications and industry relations at ARDA. “People want to… Read more »

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Technologies the hotel industry can’t afford to ignore There are five technologies the hotel and resort industry can’t afford to ignore in 2017, says JOS SCHAPP, CEO and founder of hospitality software specialist StayNTouch. It’s that time of year where we all get bombarded with a myriad of articles that focus on emerging trends related to the hotel industry in the coming year…. Read more »

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Hoseasons sees huge rise in January bookings A new year bookings boom at Hoseasons has seen a 26 per cent rise in overall sales in the first week of January. Bookings for the company’s lodges and parks were up 27% year-on-year, while activity holidays and boutique hot tub lodges saw increases of 21% and 19% respectively. Travel agents and third parties performed… Read more »

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Curio – A Collection by Hilton debuts in Middle East Curio – A Collection by Hilton has announced the opening of AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton, the brand’s first property in the Middle East. The hotel, which joins two other Hilton properties in the city, becomes part of a global portfolio of more than 30 distinctive hotels and resorts designed to cater to… Read more »

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Ten million international visitors to Taiwan in 2016 Taiwan welcomed its 10 millionth international tourist arrival at the end of December, pushing the destination to new highs in terms of visitor numbers. Han Seon Geun from Busan, Korea, landed at Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport and was greeted by a welcome committee led by Chou Yung-Hui, director general of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. She… Read more »

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FITUR to focus on sustainability and tourism in Africa and MENA Sustainable tourism will be high on the agenda at this year’s International Tourism Fair (FITUR), which takes place in Madrid later this month. The event, which runs from 18-22 January, comprises a range of events organised by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with a number of activities having a special focus on sustainable tourism. One… Read more »

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WOW air launches cut-price fares to California Icelandic budget carrier WOW air has announced new fares from Bristol to Los Angeles and San Francisco in California, priced from just £139. The new fares offer travellers in South West England the perfect excuse to escape the winter chill and jet off to warmer weather, and equate to an incredible 2.5 pence per mile… Read more »

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Iran Air seals major deal with Airbus Iran Air has signed a firm order for 100 Airbus aircraft, following an initial commitment signed a year ago. The finalised deal, which was penned by Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air’s chairman and CEO, and Airbus’ president and CEO, Fabrice Bregier, comprises 46 Airbus A320-series aircraft, 38 A330-series – including the new A330neo – and 16… Read more »

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