RSS Title //localhost:3000 RSS Description Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:00:40 +0000 en-US Surveying success – RCI Ventures Q3/Q4 2018 The latest issue of RCI Ventures magazine for the EMEA region is now available, with a major focus on business opportunities in the European region, and how consumer interests are driving product development. Opportunity for the European region is a clear theme of this issue of the RCI business magazine, with many developer contributors and… Read more »

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AHIF will look at role of tourism in conservation The programme for this year’s Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Nairobi will feature an in-depth look at the status of wildlife in Africa and what is needed to protect the continent’s biodiversity. Leading panellists will discuss the current contribution of tourism to protected area management budgets and the ideal role tourism could play in… Read more »

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Vietnam Airlines and Aeroflot form strategic alliance Vietnam Airlines and Aeroflot have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation between the two airlines. According to the Memorandum, from 2019, the two airlines will begin codesharing on domestic routes in Vietnam and Russia and expand their cooperation across several areas of the business. The partnership is set to enhance the two… Read more »

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Hotel group opens latest property in North Wales West Yorkshire-based Northern Powerhouse Developments (NPD), has opened its latest property Caer Rhun Hall, a three-storey, late-Victorian mansion with a private house atmosphere. The North Wales luxury accommodation, which is set in 20 acres of rolling parkland and gardens, is the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of 18 stylish hotels either open or in… Read more »

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Wyndham Rewards expands PGA TOUR presence Leading global guest rewards programme Wyndham Rewards, has unveiled plans to expand its presence on golf’s PGA TOUR with the introduction of the Wyndham Rewards Top 10. A new $10 million bonus to be split among the PGA TOUR’s top 10 regular season finishers, the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 is designed to add a new… Read more »

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Industry will ‘Take a Stand’ at CVOA conference The Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) has announced the topics for VO-Con 2018, the association’s annual vacation ownership conference, which takes place this week. Speaker panels on topics ranging from Getting the Deal Done to new developments in the Vacation Ownership secondary markets will be structured to allow for interactive discussions from the floor. Of… Read more »

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More proof that holidays are good for your health A recent study, presented at the recent European Society of Cardiology conference in Munich, has reported on the importance holidays can have on a person’s general health and life expectancy. Results from the 40-year study found that people who took less than three weeks of holiday a year were 37 per cent more likely to… Read more »

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Jim Mikolaichik swaps HGV for Diamond Resorts Diamond Resorts has named Jim Mikolaichik as its new chief financial officer following the retirement of Peter Crage. Having most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV), Mikolaichik has extensive experience in all aspects of financial business strategy, including financial planning, budgeting, financial services, sales and marketing… Read more »

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WOW air launches flights from UK to Orlando Budget Icelandic airline WOW air has announced a new seasonal route from the UK to Orlando, Florida, starting in December 2018, with introductory one-way fares starting at £129.99. The inaugural flight to Orlando International Airport (MCO) will depart on 18 December 2018, with flights departing from London Gatwick and Edinburgh via Reykjavik. Flights will operate… Read more »

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Seychelles records 16% growth in UK visitors
 Exotic holiday hot-spot the Seychelles has seen a huge rise in visitors from the UK, with 17,286 British visitors entering the country from January to 2 Sept 2018. The figure, which was released by the National Bureau of Statistics, represents a 16 per cent increase compared to the previous year. Britain is the Seychelles’ fourth… Read more »

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Qatar Airways launches Qsuite to Singapore, Japan Qatar Airways has announced that the world’s most technologically advanced passenger aircraft – the A350-1000 – equipped with the airline’s luxurious, award-winning Qsuite, will be available on flights to and from Singapore and Tokyo. The new service to Singapore’s Changi Airport launches on 1 November 2018, with the aircraft due to be introduced daily to… Read more »

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Valletta trail lets visitors explore Capital of Culture The Malta Tourism Authority has added a new themed trail to showcase the culture and history of the island’s capital of Valletta. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most concentrated historic areas, the city features an abundance of elegant 16th century architecture, museums, restored fortresses and an opera house. Named European Capital of Culture… Read more »

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