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...
Ready for Itineraries this Summer, Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best “Things to Do” Awards Feature Vacation Activities for All  As the summer travel season heats up to be the busiest since pre-pandemic years, and appetites for jet-set adventures soar, Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, today announces the...
AKYN Hospitality Group has officially announced the agreement signing with Marriott International to bring Courtyard by Marriott brand to Quy Nhon, an up-and-coming coastal destination in south-central Vietnam. Scheduled to open in early 2025, Courtyard by Marriott Quy Nhon, developed by AKYN Hospitality Group, promises to bring a high-class experience with international standards for locals, domestic and foreign...
The Maltese islands will be reopening for summer 2022 restriction-free, with all of the COVID-19 rules that have been in place since 2021 being relaxed or completely removed.  Malta’s current COVID-19 numbers are at less than one percent of what they were during the peak of the pandemic. Over 90 percent...
We are pleased to announce Jean-Martial Ribes’ appointment as VP Communication for Moët Hennessy, effective mid-June 2022. He will report to Philippe Schaus, Chairman and CEO of Moët Hennessy, and be a member of the Moët Hennessy Leadership Team. In his new role at Moët Hennessy, Jean-Martial will take over direct leadership...
The St. Kitts Tourism Authority announced special rates on getaways from Miamito St. Kitts for the 25th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, scheduled for 23-25 June. Through a partnership with Palm Star Travel, who will operate a charter flight from Miami International Airport, passengers can purchase two economy seat tickets and get a third free....
The ultra-not-expensive airline continues Atlantic expansion with new non-stop service from St. John’s to Hamilton Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, launched its inaugural flight to St. John’s International Airport (YYT) from Hamilton’s John C. Munro International Airport (YHM). Swoop flight WO186 received a warm welcome upon landing in St. John’s at 12:55 p.m. local time, the first arrival of an ultra-low-cost-carrier (ULCC) in...
Following a multi-year renovation, the historic hotel will join the brand’s impressive European collection of iconic properties in 2025 In an ongoing continuation of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®‘ commitment to thoughtful and strategic global growth, the brand is pleased to announce that it has been selected to manage the legendary Hotel Bauer...
“S.Pellegrino Summer” invites you to take time off and embrace the season with exclusive tips from the Italian-American icon himself“ It’s no secret that Italians have perfected the art of relaxation and how to take a proper vacation. Americans, on the other hand, often leave their paid time off unused1....
As Hard Rock Cafe concludes its 50th anniversary year, locations from London to Daytona are celebrating this key milestone Hard Rock International is commemorating its historic 50thanniversary year celebrating five decades of music, fun, good food and one-of-a-kind experiences at its 253 locations of Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes....
Majestic hotels, five-star dining and trade shows all easily accessible from Montreal Montreal-Los Angeles and Montreal-London flights now available year-round Return of flights to Havana, New Orleans and Tampa from Montreal Air Transat, named World’s Best Leisure Airline in 2021 by Skytrax, is proud to add iconic Las Vegas to its roster of destinations available from Montreal this winter. Starting November 3, Air Transat will...
New 2022 All-Star list recognizes Most Loved Canada restaurants on DoorDash who are customer favourites and consistently make sure orders are right, on-time, and delicious  First-annual list comes in tandem with new in-app features designed to make decision-making easier for customers and inspire the exploration of top-rated eats in their...
In the hospitality sector that has been traditionally dominated by men, Red Roof® has been an industry leader in promoting and nurturing women entrepreneurs. This year, at its fourth annual Forum on Leadership for Women Entrepreneurs, designed to help women in hospitality develop deeper business acumen and stronger leadership skills, Red...
Uniquely Princess High-Performance Sports Car Emblazoned with Cruise Line’s Iconic SeaWitch Logo Through a unique sweepstakes, Porsche and Princess fans can win a one-of-one, customized, all-electric Porsche Taycan, part of the cruise line’s recently announced partnership with the Porsche Club of America. The customized high-performance vehicle is emblazoned with the...
South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa, has appointed Discover the World, a global leader in tourism and airline representation, as its general sales agent (GSA) in the United Kingdom. Effective 1 June 2022, Discover the World will be assuming responsibilities for sales and marketing representation for South African Airways...
Unites highly complementary businesses, adding nine brands, 624 hotels and over 68,000 rooms Marks the latest step in Choice’s strategy of growing its asset-light portfolio of hotel brands in higher revenue travel segments and locations Extends Choice’s customer reach with some of the industry’s most recognized brands  Radisson Hotel Group to...
Revitalised from the Old Tai O Police Station, Tai O Heritage Hotel (TOHH) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, while the Grade II historic building housing the hotel marks 120 years of community making in Tai O. 2022 also marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region....
LEGOLAND® New York Resort celebrates the 90th anniversary of LEGO® with a 20-foot-tall LEGO® birthday cake, 90 surprise giveaways per week, and much more! This summer, LEGOLAND New York also celebrates its first birthday with a series of new experiences, including the first-ever July 4th Red, White & BOOM! celebration, new entertainment shows, and new LEGO models...