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American Airlines launches Dallas-Beijing service

American Airlines launches Dallas-Beijing service

American Airlines will begin operating its new daily service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) on May 7, marking the airline’s sixth daily flight to Asia from DFW and the only nonstop flight connecting DFW and Beijing. → Read More

Le Meridien hotel opens in Columbus, Ohio

Le Meridien hotel opens in Columbus, Ohio

Ohio’s first Le Meridien hotel has opened in Columbus. Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph is located in the city’s Short North Arts District. The new property, managed by Wischermann Partners, has 135 guestrooms and a 140-seat restaurant. → Read More

British Airways offering free one-way upgrade to First

British Airways offering free one-way upgrade to First

For a limited time lucky customers flying British Airways could enjoy the thrill of getting a free one-way upgrade to First. → Read More

Qatar Airways boosts capacity to Italy

Qatar Airways boosts capacity to Italy

Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth in Europe with an increase in capacity on its flights to Italy, as well as the introduction of double-daily flights to Madrid. The increase in both capacity and service will roll out over the next five months to help meet the expanding passenger needs for both these popular destinations. → Read More

Crowne Plaza hotel opens in Pittsburgh

Crowne Plaza hotel opens in Pittsburgh

InterContinental Hotels Group is opening the 199-room Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West-Green Tree hotel, following a $4 million renovation by the ownership. At the closest IHG full service hotel to Pittsburgh, guests will enjoy modern décor and a host of preferred amenities designed to cater to the modern day business traveler. → Read More

Ryanair to fly six new Stansted routes

Ryanair to fly six new Stansted routes

Ryanair will open six new London Stansted routes to Clermont, Cologne, Deauville, Edinburgh, Glasgow Intl and Ponta Delgada (Azores), as well as increased frequencies on 40 other routes, which low cost carrier claims will deliver over 17m customers each year.and support over 17,000 “on-site” jobs at London Stansted Airport. → Read More

Starwood accelerates growth in North America

Starwood accelerates growth in North America

Starwood Hotels & Resorts expects another year of accelerated growth in North America, where it will surpass the 600th hotel milestone in the next two months. The company’s growth is being driven by the rapid expansion of its Specialty Select Brands, the continued growth of its Upper Upscale brands and increased demand for luxury hotel offerings. → Read More

easyJet moves Gatwick operation to North Terminal

easyJet moves Gatwick operation to North Terminal

Low cost carrier easyJet has agreed to consolidate its full operation at Gatwick to the North Terminal.  Plans are now underway for the consolidation to a single terminal in autumn 2016 which aims to create an easier and improved travel experience for passengers travelling from London Gatwick. → Read More

Autograph Collection adds Netherlands hotel

Autograph Collection adds Netherlands hotel

Autograph Collection has added a new Netherlands-based hotel to its portfolio: Hotel van Oranje in Noordwijk. The hotel complements Autograph Collection’s continually growing portfolio of upscale and independent hotels as the collection expands across Europe and beyond. → Read More

New appointment for American Airlines

New appointment for American Airlines

American Airlines promoted Vasu Raja to vice president – International Revenue Management. In this new role, Raja will lead a high-performing team responsible for overseeing all revenue generated from the company’s international business. → Read More

Paris takes victory Super-G in Kitzbühel

Paris takes victory Super-G in Kitzbühel

Dominik Paris took a risky line on the Streif – and was rewarded with victory. He was the fastest to master the challenging course, with a time of 1:09.99. Matthias Mayer from the Austrian province of Carinthia was pipped to the post by a whisker (+0.06) and third place was also taken by an Austrian. → Read More

Expedia acquires Travelocity from Sabre for $280m

Expedia acquires Travelocity from Sabre for $280m

Expedia has announced it has acquired Travelocity from Sabre Corporation for $280 million in cash. “Travelocity is one of the most recognised travel brands in North America, offering thousands of travel destinations to more than 20 million travellers per month,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia, Inc. president. → Read More

Ascott expands portfolio with new Asian properties, including first in Malaysia

Ascott expands portfolio with new Asian properties, including first in Malaysia

The Ascott continues to expand its global presence by opening its first serviced residences in Cyberjaya, Malaysia; Sri Racha, Thailand and Hai Phong, Vietnam. Citadines DPulze Cyberjaya, Citadines Grand Central Sri Racha and Somerset Central TD Hai Phong City are the first international branded serviced residences in the respective cities. Ascott’s first foray into Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor, the 203-unit Citadines DPulze Cyberjaya is its fifth property to open in Malaysia. → Read More

Government warns Network Rail to improve investment plans

Government warns Network Rail to improve investment plans

Members of Parliament in the UK have warn Network rail must show it can deliver record investment, following Christmas disruption. Members of the House of Commons transport committee welcomes record investment committed to the ‘classic’ rail network but calls for greater regional balance in spending. → Read More

Boringdon Hall Hotel begins £5m spa installation

Boringdon Hall Hotel begins £5m spa installation

Boringdon Hall Hotel has begun the £5 million of a new spa. The Devon, UK-based property revealed the 1,700sq m spa will feature 12 treatment rooms, heat facilities, a swimming pool, and a thermal pool. In addition, a relaxation area and a gym are set to be included, alongside a spa restaurant. → Read More

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