Tag: flagship

Wharf Hotels appoints new General Manager of The Murray, Hong Kong, A Niccolo Hotel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 16:52

Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Adriano Vences as General Manager of The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel. After spearheading the success of the first Niccolo ... Read More

State of Beer @ the American Museum of Natural History

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- June 8, 2019 20:04

Many museums have upped their game over the last few years, adding gourmet restaurants and boutique shopping (i.e., MOMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art); however, not many are offering visitors an ... Read More

Airbus will mark 50 years of pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 18:11

At the Paris Air Show 2019, Le Bourget, Airbus SE will present a broad portfolio of innovative products, technologies and services which meet the aerospace industry’s requirements for today and ... Read More

India Convention Promotion Bureau: Mapping sustainable MICE future

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- June 7, 2019 00:14

The India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB), a body sponsored by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, headed by Mr. Suman Billa, Joint Secretary for the Ministry of Tourism, announced its Flagship ... Read More

Choice Hotels corporate travel focus

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 20:04

Choice Hotels International, Inc. will launch a new nationwide advertising campaign June 17 that reinforces its commitment to welcoming both business and leisure travelers. "We're proud of our history as ... Read More

Luxury Cruising: Silversea celebrates silver jubilee

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 17:44

Silversea Cruises serves 25 years as a luxury cruise line. Silversea has unlocked the authentic beauty of the world for almost half a million guests on approximately 4,100 voyages. Silversea's ... Read More

MS Opera Cruise cruise ship slams into wharf in Venice while tourists flee

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 14:08

What more has to happen before cruise liners are finally banned from docking in or around Venice? These are messages flooding social media after MS Opera Cruise ship operated by ... Read More

Wyndham Destinations is opening new resorts

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019 19:01

Wyndham Destinations  launches new club brand identities, and shakes up timeshare with urban resort openings and evolution across the company. Wyndham Destinations is leading the evolution of the industry by ... Read More

Ambassador Mangu creates synergies between Rwandan and Tanzanian tourism players

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- May 28, 2019 20:02

Tanzanian ambassador to Rwanda, Ernest Mangu, is engaging tour operators from both countries to create synergies, in his latest efforts to pursue an economic diplomacy. The scope of economic diplomacy ... Read More

AfCFTA: World’s largest free trade zone launches in Africa this week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 17:20

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will come into force on Thursday. It will be the largest free trade agreement by population that the world has seen since the ... Read More

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the ... Read More

Prime Minister wants Vietnam Airlines to ensure safe services to Russia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:10

Vietnam Airlines should work to ensure safe and competitive services while operating flights to Russia. "Traveling between Vietnam and Russia is now more important than ever before when they are ... Read More

Raffles Hotels & Resorts announces opening of new hotels in China and the Maldives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 01:35

Raffles Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of two important new landmark hotels, Raffles Shenzhen and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. Both hotels opened in early May and are now accepting reservations. ... Read More

Newest Delta Sky Club evokes eclectic Austin

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 00:15

Just in time for summer travel, the newest Delta Sky Club and first at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will open for business on May 21. "Building on our unmatched operational excellence, ... Read More

‘Big losses’: China Eastern Airlines demands compensation from Boeing for 737 MAX grounding

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 23:35

Chinese carrier, China Eastern Airlines, has requested compensation from the US aerospace giant Boeing over financial damages the carrier had to sustain over the compulsory grounding and suspended delivery of ... Read More

Europe’s first WeChat Pay Smart Airport launched at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 19:30

WeChat Pay and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol jointly launched Europe's first flagship WeChat Pay Smart Airport. The flagship exists of three services: WeChat Official Account, WeChat Mini Program and WeChat Pay ... Read More

Delta Air Lines to fly to Tokyo Haneda Airport from five U.S. cities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 00:45

Delta will be serving Tokyo’s preferred airport under a preliminary decision announced May 16 by the Department of Transportation, with new slot pairs for flights between Haneda Airport and Seattle, ... Read More

Taco Bell Hotel launching in Palm Springs in August 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 19:59

Get ready for "Bell"hops and Baja Blasts, fire sauce and sauce packet floaties, because the Taco Bell Hotel is coming and will give fans an unexpected and unforgettable trip of ... Read More

Codeshare announced between Finnair and Juneyao Air

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 09:00

Juneyao Air and Finnair have agreed to launch a codeshare partnership starting June 28, 2019, combining synergies of both airlines. This agreement will provide a wider connectivity between China and Finland, and will help to ... Read More

Hilton’s brand portfolio overtakes Marriott’s as world’s most valuable

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 22:40

Hilton has extended its lead as the world’s most valuable hotel brand while the total value of its brand portfolio within the Brand Finance Hotels 50 ranking has overtaken Marriott’s, ... Read More

Centara Grand & Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok to reaffirm status as Thailand’s leading MICE venue

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 08:08

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is anticipating one of the strongest years to date for Centara Grand & Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok, its flagship hotel and ... Read More

Côte d’Ivoire seeks African Development Bank’s support for $5.8 billion tourism plan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 20:15

Ivorian Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana on 25 April 2019 presented a strategy document aimed at making Côte d’Ivoire Africa’s fifth biggest tourism destination from 2025 to the African Development ... Read More

Salt Lake to host professionals who book thousands of meetings and conventions

editor editor- May 1, 2019 01:21

Just four years after hosting the annual meeting of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)—association professionals and industry partners responsible for booking thousands of meetings and conventions that generate ... Read More

Silk caresses Nureyev: A tribute to the late world icon of the classic dance

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 27, 2019 22:30

Teatro Sociale di Como in Italy is the cultural cradle of the city, and it hosts the great dance in the exceptional show titled "Omaggio a Rudolf Nureyev." It is ... Read More

Boeing scraps 2019 financial forecast, halts share buybacks in wake of 737 MAX disaster

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 20:05

World’s biggest aerospace corporation was forced to pull its full financial forecast for the current year due to unresolved issues surrounding Boeing’s once best-selling 737 MAX aircraft. Boeing also announced ... Read More

New team member at The Pod Hotels

editor editor- April 17, 2019 22:46

The Pod Hotels is striving to address the rapidly-increasing demand for affordable lifestyle hotels targeted at progressive-minded and budget-conscious travelers who are creative and ambitious and who maintain high expectations ... Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Madrid welcomes new General Manager

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 12, 2019 18:26

In advance of the highly anticipated opening of the first Four Seasons hotel in Spain, Christoph Schmidinger has been appointed opening General Manager to oversee the new luxury hotel set ... Read More

BD Hotels plans rapid expansion, hires Head Of Acquisitions & Development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 15:14

BD Hotels today announces the appointment of Rani Gharbie as the Head of Acquisitions & Development for The Pod Hotels, BD Hotel’s highly profitable micro-hotel concept. The Pod Hotels currently ... Read More

WTM Africa kicks off on a high note  

editor editor- April 11, 2019 01:03

World Travel Market (WTM) Africa 2019 opened today on a high note with thousands of travel professionals visiting from across the globe to attend the leading event for the travel ... Read More

At least three people die jumping from Bangkok skyscraper to escape hotel fire

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 14:11

A 57-floor hotel and shopping building has gone up in flames in Bangkok, Thailand. At least three people have died jumping to escape the fire, which ripped through the popular ... Read More

Central Park: Not in New York – In Dusit Bangkok!

editor editor- April 3, 2019 02:35

Dusit Thani Public Company Limited and Central Pattana Public Company Limited (CPN) have officially revealed the details of their collaboration to create a new city landmark and transform Bangkok’s major ... Read More

Middle East visitors to Egypt to increase 50% by 2022, ATM report reveals

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 07:03

Arrivals from the Middle East to Egypt are expected to increase 50% from 1.49 million in 2018 to 2.23 million in 2022 with visitors from Saudi Arabia driving this growth, ... Read More

World’s largest Residence Inn by Marriott opens in Calgary

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 19:50

Marriott International, Inc. has announced the opening of Residence Inn Calgary Downtown/Beltline District, the largest property in the brand’s global portfolio. The Residence Inn Calgary marks the 800th hotel for ... Read More

The Balmoral hotel announces Head Chef at its Michelin-starred restaurant

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 15:03

The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel in Edinburgh, announced Mark Donald as the new Head Chef of Number One - the hotel’s one Michelin star restaurant. The Scottish born chef’s ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines CEO believes in The New Spirit of Africa and pledges to work with Boeing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2019 07:53

Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines issued a statement today. He wrote: "It has been more than two weeks since the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. The heartbreak for ... Read More

Boeing 737 MAX’s disasters could impair global Artificial Intelligence development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2019 19:29

Two deadly crashes involving Boeing’s newest airplane in less than six months puts in jeopardy not only the credibility of the manufacturer, but also new technologies actively being pushed by ... Read More