Ferry operator DFDS will refresh its restaurants on the Newcastle to Amsterdam route, as part of extensive plans to improve customer dining choices while also lowering the price. The new restaurants will launch on King Seaways and Princess Seaways from January.
Saudia has achieved outstanding operational performance and an unprecedented number of guests flown, total flights operated, and seat capacity during 2017. The total number of passengers that travelled with the national carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rose significantly last year to reach more than 32 million guests.
Hilton has announced the appointments of Navjit Ahluwalia as senior vice president and country head, India, and Jatin Khanna as vice president and head of operations, India. Effective immediately, Ahluwalia will oversee Hilton’s 33 hotels trading and under development, including the recently opened Conrad Bengaluru, while leading the company’s growth strategy in the country.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has posted its best operational on-time performance results since 2009. Performance is calculated on actual flight arrival and departure times within 15 minutes of the published schedule and takes into consideration a variety of external factors including weather disruption and airspace congestion.
California-based Belcampo has re-launched its eco-resort in southern Belize under the name Copal Tree Lodge. As part of the rebranding, the lodge is proud to partner with anew farm-to-flask initiative: Copal Tree Distillery, located adjacent to the hotel.
Eliot Sandiford has been appointed the role of regional director of public relations of The Set Hotels. Sandiford joined the company in September 2016 as director of public relations for Hotel Café Royal in London.
Europcar has developed its driver service offer, using the benefits of Brunel’s technology platform, to provide its customers with a seamless end to end global travel solution. The company hopes the move will be another step toward meeting new mobility demands.
Marriott International has confirmed the appointment of Vazid Shaikh as the new director of operations of Marriott Executive Apartments Sukhumvit Park Bangkok. Shaikh brings with him a comprehensive experience of more than 15 years in hospitality industry from leading international hotels in Thailand, Malaysia and India with a strong expertise on food & beverage operations and training.
As part of a multi-million-pound investment, Glasgow’s five-star Blythswood Square Hotel has unveiled its refreshed and reimagined guest rooms and suites as it reaches a major milestone in its refurbishment. Works to the world-renowned hotel continues with guest rooms being the first area to be completed with brand new furniture and interior design from independent design studio Graven Images.
While many punters are being wooed by online casinos offering plenty of free bonuses and promotions, traditional land-based casinos are currently enjoying a new wave of popularity, as vacation destinations.
Emirates Palace has announced Martin Cramer has been appointed as the hotel’s new general manager. With a distinguished career in hospitality spanning over 30 years, Cramer brings a wealth of experience to Abu Dhabi’s iconic property.
Following a deal to acquire La Quinta for nearly US$2 billion in the United States and launch of the Trademark Collection, it is an exciting time for Wyndham Hotel Group. Here Breaking Travel News talks to Patrick Divall, vice president for Western Europe with the company, about his plans for the region and his brief to raise the profile of this predominately US-focused hospitality organisation on the continent.
The Africa Hotel Investment Forum will return to Nairobi on October 2nd-4th. The event is considered premier hotel investment conference in Africa, attracting many prominent international hotel owners, investors, financiers, management companies and their advisers.
AccorHotels have announced the rebranding of a prominent landmark hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman – managed by AccorHotels. The property consisting of 298-rooms and 67 well-appointed serviced apartments was launched in partnership with Iskan Co. for Touristic & Hotel Investments.
ternational tourists are visiting the English regions than ever before. Official statistics released today show that in the first nine months of 2017 there were a record 12.7 million visits to English regions outside London, up four per cent compared to the same period in 2016.
Thomas Cook Group Airlines has appointed Emma Holliday as national account manager for Thomas Cook Airlines UK and Condor, in an expansion of its trade sales team. Holliday has spent 25 years in travel with roles in account management, overseas operations, and travel retail management.
Meliá Hotels International has announced the newest addition to its UK portfolio, the Innside Liverpool. The hotel will join four properties already operated in the UK by the brand, ME London, Meliá White House, Innside Manchester, and the upcoming Innside Newcastle, in what is proving to be an increasingly key market for the company.