On Monday, June 13, the Port St. Lucie City Council unanimously approved Mattamy Homes’ “Heart in the Park,” a public art proposal within the Tradition community. This approval comes on the heels of a unanimous approval by the City’s Public Art Advisory Board. Both Mattamy Homes and the City are excited...
The “Growth Opportunities for Global Travel and Hospitality Customer Engagement” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The report recommends that employing virtual assistants, chatbots, user communities, useful FAQs sections, and interactive voice solutions is the place to start, given that one-third of consumers (even more among millennials and Gen Z) prefer to resolve...
Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, arrived at Regina International Airport (YQR) for the first time. Swoop flight WO582 from Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and received a warm welcome upon landing at 8:00 a.m. local time before departing for Winnipeg. “We are thrilled to continue our summer network expansion here in Regina with two important inaugural flights,” said Bert van der Stege,...
Quark Expeditions, launched the Arctic 2022 season with the 7-day Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief voyage, which earned rave reviews from guests whose experiences in the Norwegian Arctic surpassed all expectations. The successful expedition also marked Ultramarine‘s inaugural voyage in Arctic waters. The technologically-advanced Ultramarine, with its 20 quick-deploy Zodiacs, advanced sustainability...
Southwest Airlines Co.  today extended its flight schedule through Jan. 4, 2023, bringing holiday travel planning into focus with new and returning service for the season from late fall into early winter. “Summer is heating up early this year and our Network Planning Teams are focused on holiday travel options for...
WorldHotels announced today that it expects a surge in international travel in the coming weeks due to the decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to lift Covid-19 testing requirements for inbound travelers to the United States. Not only will this result in a boost in summer travel...
Miami Fashion Week® (MIAFW) announced its Metaverse debut – introducing “L’ATELIER BY Miami Fashion Week.” A revolutionary digital retail and educational concept that allows fashion enthusiasts from around the world to gather in the metaverse, learn about sustainability, attend events and participate in raffles, discover the latest fashion styles, and build a creative...
From one-day jaunts to month-long thru-hikes, readers will discover 200 trails across the Caribbean; North, Central and South America LONELY PNET, the digital travel guidance company and travel guidebook brand has launched its newest title, Epic Hikes of the Americas.  Featuring 50 stories of incredible hiking routes in North and South America, spanning Greenland to Chile, plus...
A Vacation Ownership Program Designed to Make Vacationing Even Better Marriott Vacations Worldwide, a leader in leisure travel with a portfolio of trusted, globally-recognized travel brands and vacation clubs, is introducing Abound by Marriott Vacations™ (“Abound”), a new Owner benefit and exchange program set to debut this summer. With spend...
With 45% of Gen Z and Millennials traveling for weddings this year, KAYAK is partnering withRent the Runway to help couples and guests save time and money while celebrating in style After years of postponed celebrations, wedding season is finally here and to help couples and their guests with wedding...
AdTheorent/Harris Poll Survey Data Shows That the Majority of Travelers Use Their Digital Devices to Research and Book Travel and that Advanced, Tech-Forward Approaches to Advertising Creative Have High Success at Driving Consumer Actions  AdTheorent Holding Company, Inc. (“AdTheorent” or the “Company), a leading programmatic digital advertising company using advanced machine...
Toronto’s ultimate luxury oasis promises a reimagined wellness experience after a multi-year renovation. Today, Park Hyatt Toronto is pleased to announce the reopening of the much-anticipated Stillwater Spa, marking the completion of the hotel’s multi-year renovation. As one of Toronto’s most sought-after wellness destinations, the reimagined Stillwater Spa now offers guests the opportunity...
RedWeek, online timeshare rental platform, has weathered the travel industry’s ups and downs. More people are getting in on the secret. RedWeek bookings for summer travel in 2022 are up more than 200 percent from 2021 and up more than 750 percent from the pandemic downturn year of 2020. Additionally, RedWeek is on...
As the cost of travel and virtually everything else soar to historic highs, Avelo Airlines is offering 50% off* every flight from Los Angeles to all eight of the airline’s popular Westcoast destinations. The inflation-crushing fares must be booked by June 23, 2022, at AveloAir.com using the promo code: HALFOFF. There are no...
C Hotel Vancouver Waterfront, the first modern hotel in Vancouver’s emerging Waterfront neighbourhood, opens its doors to guests today, June 15, offering a unique combination of quality, timeless European design and comfort. The new hotel, an AC Hotel by Marriott property, is operated by Vesta Hospitality, a fully integrated hotel development and hospitality...
Capital investment in Travel & Tourism fell by a quarter during the height of the pandemic in 2020 Paper analyzes critical factors for hotel investment Investment in hotels is crucial as the sector recovers  The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today publishes ‘Critical Factors to Attract Hotel Investment,’ a...
Latest hotel opening furthers upscale brand’s expansion into top Northeast markets Cambria Hotels, an upscale brand franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc., continues its coast-to-coast expansion with the opening of the Cambria Hotel Boston Somerville. The new 4-story, 163-room hotel underscores the brand’s growth across New England, joining the Cambria Hotel Boston, Downtown-South Boston as...
Hope Air, Canada’s national charity, supporting families and children in need who must travel for vital medical care, and Porter Airlines announced today a new partnership to strengthen Hope Air’s mission and service. As part of this partnership, Porter is providing free travel vouchers for Hope Air patients travelling through Billy Bishop...
Priceline offers more ways to save as consumers gear up for what’s expected to be a record travel season  Appetite for travel is high this summer and the industry is on track for a record season. But with inflation and rising gas prices, getting away for a weekend is coming...
Airlines can deploy agents anywhere inside and outside the airport while developing new self-service options within 24 hours  SITA today announced the launch of SITA Flex-as-a-Service, a next-generation “beyond common-use” platform that allows airlines to provide a completely mobile experience to passengers while enabling the flexibility to rapidly respond to passenger’s...
Carnival Cruise Line announced today that Costa Luminosa will join the Carnival fleet in September and will start guest operations as Carnival Luminosa™ in November 2022 from Brisbane, Australia. The acquisition of Luminosa is an update to the previously announced plans for Carnival to take Costa Magica, which will now remain at Costa Cruises. After...
Last week Park-Equities announced the sale of the iconic 117-unit Mining Exchange Hotel.  Taylor Grant with the firm represented sellers, nationally known attorney Perry Sanders and John Goede, and procured family-run buyer, Kemmons Wilson.  Kemmons Wilson invests largely in hotels with 40 properties in its portfolio.  The company is named for Wilson’s grandfather who, frustrated by the...
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Incorporated, a national vacation ownership company, announced today that its Sunset Cove Resort and Panama City Beach Resort received an IHG Hotels & Resorts Spirit of True Hospitality Award for its 2021 accomplishments. Considered the most prestigious honor among IHG Hotels & Resorts properties and colleagues, the annual Spirit...
COVID-19 has impacted all destinations highlighting the need for better-preparedness for future risks The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today published a new report on practical guidelines and case studies to support destinations in becoming more resilient and sustainable at its Sustainability and Investment Forum taking place in San Juan,...
Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, announced that its iconic brand, Taj, has been rated the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand 2022 by Brand Finance. The ‘Hotels 50 2022’ annual report by the world’s leading brand valuation consultancy recognizes the most valuable and strongest hotel brands across the globe. Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director & Chief Executive...
Homes & Villas by Marriott International, the Marriott Bonvoy travel program’s curated and growing collection of premium and luxury whole home rentals around the world, today announced its launch in Australia and New Zealand – marking the platform’s entrance in Asia Pacific. The expansion into these new markets adds over 350 premium and luxury homes...
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed the Caribbean’s Travel & Tourism sector could create 1.34 million jobs over the next 10 years, if governments and the private sector enhance intra-regional cooperation and become a single voice. At its Sustainable and Investment Summit in Puerto Rico, WTTC is launching a new...
Tripleseat’s holistic view of events and group business is a necessity for this fast-growing Californian hotel management group Tripleseat, the leading cloud-based sales and catering software for hotels, announced that it has been chosen as Axis Hotel Group’s sales and catering management platform. The platform will streamline group bookings across...
Jazeera Airways, the first non-government-owned airline in the Middle East, has signed a deal with French cleantech company OpenAirlines to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. They will be implementing SkyBreathe®, the world’s leading fuel management software developed by OpenAirlines to optimize fuel efficiency across all their operations.   The airline...
The launch is the latest in progressive technology deployed by the airport in an effort to provide a seamless travel experience As the largest airport in Switzerland, Zurich Airport (ZRH) is an important gateway in and outside the country. To offer its passengers the best possible travel experience, ZRH has decided to...