Thursday, July 19, 2018

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World Travel Awards touches down in Vietnam for Grand Final 2017

World Travel Awards, the hospitality industry’s leading awards programme, is preparing to welcome the elite of global hospitality to Vietnam for its Grand Final 2017. The red-carpet event will take place the evening of Sunday,...

Rifai urges tourism sector to carefully manage visitor growth

UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai has warned the hospitality sector it must carefully manage growth if the world is to avoid the pitfalls of over-tourism. Some 1.2 billion travellers will cross an international boundary in...

Red Funnel to welcome Red Jet 7 in spring of 2018

The construction of Red Funnel’s new state-of-the-art high speed passenger ferry, Red Jet 7, is rapidly taking shape at Wight Shipyard Co in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The £7 million, 41...

Dubai Airshow 2017: Indigo signs $49.5bn deal with Airbus in largest ever order

Indigo Partners’ has signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of 430 A320neo Family aircraft from Airbus. The deal is Airbus’ largest ever single plane order. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra-low-cost...

Vietnam positions Phu Quoc as new luxury tourism destination in south-east Asia

Home to stunning beaches and one of the world’s most creatively ambitious new luxury design hotels, the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc is on the up in the hospitality sector. With new flight connections via...

Kempinski Hotel Bahia announces exciting redesign plans

The five-star Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona, Marbella, has announced that the redesign of their lobby and culinary venues will begin at the end of this year, as part of an extensive investment in...

World Spa Awards winners revealed in Vietnam

The highly anticipated winners of the third annual World Spa Awards were revealed at a dazzling ceremony, which took place at the glamorous JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay earlier this evening alongside the...

Etihad partners with Team England for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Etihad Airways is set to fly Team England to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast. The Abu Dhabi-based has flown thousands of elite athletes, coaches, and supporters around the globe from Manchester City’s...

Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin to debut in spring 2018

Boutique hotel group Malmaison Hotel du Vin has revealed that the famous Avon Gorge Hotel is set to be unveiled as The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin from spring 2018. A major investment programme...

Jamaican prime minister Holness calls for inclusivity in tourism

Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica, has praised the potential of tourism as a tool of development, while warning growth in the sector must be sustainable. He was speaking at the UNWTO-organised Global Conference...