RSS Title //localhost:3000 RSS Description Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:00:48 +0000 en-US Algarve beach award is a shore thing for visitors Golfers will be looking to finish their round at one of the Algarve’s nearby stunning courses a little quicker so they can enjoy the sand trap of Praia Do Carvoeiro, after it was named the best beach in Europe. European Best Destinations, the popular website dedicated to tourism throughout the continent, surveyed 12,840 travellers from… Read more »

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Air New Zealand makes a Magic Leap Air New Zealand has announced a strategic development partnership with Magic Leap, which is building the next spatial computing platform, powering experiences that seamlessly blend the digital and physical world. As the airline embarks on a journey to revolutionise the air travel experience, Air New Zealand is developing exciting new experiences with Magic Leap that… Read more »

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Ramadan brings cultural tourism option to Dubai Ramadan presents Dubai a unique opportunity to attract greater number of international and regional travellers seeking to experience the Emirati heritage and culture, according to one of the pioneers of tourism in the Arabian Gulf. Samir Hamadeh, general manager of Alpha Destination Management, highlighted the enormous potential to grow cultural tourism in Dubai during the… Read more »

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Meliá expands presence in Indonesia with Bali hotel Meliá Hotels International has announced the opening of Sol House Bali Kuta, the second hotel operated under the Sol House brand in Bali and Indonesia, as the company continues to expand its market pipeline in the region. Originally known as Kuta Beach Club, the property has undergone a total refurbishment to became a member of… Read more »

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The Essentials of Live Chat A tool to assist owners and guests—when and where they need it most.   Messaging apps let guests reach staff in real time, but there’s another tool that’s just as effective: live chat, an instant-messaging system on a website. With live chat, staff can reach out proactively to site visitors and set automated chat invitations… Read more »

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Innovation, technology top Europe’s tourism agenda The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has stressed the increasing importance of tourism and technology providing opportunities for innovation and creating the jobs of the future. The topic was a key element at UNWTO’s 63rd European Commission meeting, which was held in Prague last week. As UNWTO and its European Member States gathered to set the… Read more »

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Anantara Vacation Club links with Florentia Village Leading Asian vacation ownership programme Anantara Vacation Club has announced a strategic partnership with Florentia Village, China’s leading chain of luxury Italian fashion outlets. At Florentia Village, customers will find over 200 renowned brands from across Europe, the United States and Asia, including a wide range of luxury goods at a year-round discount of up… Read more »

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CVOA teams up with Hotel Association of Canada The Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) and the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) have announced they have reached a Memorandum of Understanding to begin working together as a unified force on complementary objectives. The new agreement aligns two important industries that have the common goal of delivering hospitality and memorable hotel experiences to the travelling… Read more »

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WTTC and IATA unite to boost traveller experience The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to partner to achieve the benefits of biometrics and deliver traveller digital identity management throughout the Travel & Tourism sector for a seamless passenger experience. The agreement, which was announced on the sidelines of the IATA AGM in Sydney,… Read more »

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European focus pays off for Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), the government body responsible for promoting the destination in key international and regional markets, has further strengthened its position in in Europe with targeted industry initiatives in the first five months of the year. As part of RAKTDA’s destination 2019 strategy, increased emphasis has been put on growing… Read more »

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Radisson Blu opens office in Ho Chi Minh City Leading global hotel brand Radisson Blu has set up a new commercial base in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc’s general manager Peter Feran joined representatives from Vietnam’s tourism industry to launch the new office on the 14th floor of mplaza Saigon at 39 Le Duan Street,… Read more »

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Karma Group acquires two resorts in Normandy Leading luxury developer Karma Group has announced the acquisition of Karma Manoir des Deux Amants and Karma Residence Normande in France. Located on the banks of the river Seine in the heart of picturesque Normandy in the French countryside, the properties comprise a total of 49 apartments, with the two resorts ideally located just an… Read more »

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