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Kirby takes up role of United Airlines president

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Kirby takes up role of United Airlines president

United Continental Holdings has announced that Scott Kirby has been named president of United Airlines. In this newly created role, Kirby will assume responsibility for United’s operations, marketing, sales, alliances, network planning and revenue management. → Read More

Ethiopian Airlines to launch Moroni, Comoros, route in October

Ethiopian Airlines to launch Moroni, Comoros, route in October

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has finalised preparations to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros, on October 30th. The carrier will use the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior on the route. Moroni is the largest city, the federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean. → Read More

Vietjet launches two south-east Asia connections

Vietjet launches two south-east Asia connections

Vietjet has announced the launch of its newest international routes connecting Hanoi with Taipei and Ho Chi Minh City with Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The Hanoi to Taipei route will commence operations on a daily basis from October 30th, while the Ho Chi Minh City to Kaohsiung route will commence operations on December 12th, → Read More

American Express Global Business Travel to acquire KDS

American Express Global Business Travel to acquire KDS

American Express Global Business Travel has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire KDS, a global provider of integrated travel technology. Headquartered in France, KDS has operations in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States. The acquisition of KDS is part of a broader investment strategy by GBT to develop an industry-leading suite of traveller-centric online and digital services, sitting on top of the company’s core technology platform for business travellers. → Read More

Bresh to take up sales leadership role with Malaysia Airlines

Bresh to take up sales leadership role with Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines has appointed Steven Bresh as its new head of leisure sales.In this newly created role, Bresh will initially oversee the strategic partnerships with UK tour operators. He brings with him more than 20 years industry experience, and has held senior aviation roles at Kuoni, Tui Travel and Virgin Holidays. → Read More

AC Hotel Guadalajara, Jalisco, opens its doors in Mexico

AC Hotel Guadalajara, Jalisco, opens its doors in Mexico

AC Hotel Guadalajara, Jalisco, has opened its doors, inviting guests and locals alike to experience a new way to stay in Mexico, catering to the creativity, passion, and entrepreneurial spirit of a new generation of travellers. The launch of the 188-room AC Hotel Guadalajara, developed and owned by FibraHotel and operated by Marriott International, marks the arrival of the design-driven brand in Mexico. → Read More

Mclaren to take charge of Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island

Mclaren to take charge of Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island

Coco Collection has appointed Andrew Stuart Mclaren as the island manager of Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island. Surrounded by the sublime waters of the Maldives, Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island is a unique private island escape. Half an hour away from Malé International Airport by private yacht, the entire tropical island offers ample space for a single family or group of friends. → Read More

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to welcome two new vessels

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to welcome two new vessels

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet will receive two new ships. With the move, TUI Group is hoping to continue its strategic transformation to a hotel and cruise group. The group will further expand its own hotel and cruise portfolio. The world’s number one tourism group will invest in two new-builds for its Hamburg-based subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. → Read More

Crystal Mozart launches live view cameras in industry first

Crystal Mozart launches live view cameras in industry first

Less than two months after embarking on her maiden voyage from Vienna, Crystal River Cruises’ Crystal Mozart has launched live view cameras – a river industry first – from three vantage points aboard the luxurious vessel. Travellers seeking a glimpse of the enchanting medieval villages, expansive landscapes and stunning cities on Crystal Mozart’s route along the Danube, can now select the “Live Views” option on Crystal’s newly redesigned homepage, and enjoy real time views of the ship’s position. → Read More

Air China launches Chengdu-Sydney services

Air China launches Chengdu-Sydney services

Air China will launch Chengdu-Sydney services on November 11th, 2016. After the launch of Chengdu-Frankfurt and Chengdu-Paris flights, this route is Air China’s third intercontinental flight based in its Chengdu hub, and also its first nonstop service between western China and Oceania. → Read More

Dubai tourism launches major tourism push in UK

Dubai tourism launches major tourism push in UK

Dubai Tourism is launching an innovative new experiential marketing campaign, Here Today, Dubai Tomorrow, designed to give British holidaymakers a ‘live’ taste of what they could enjoy on a trip to Dubai – and further boost the city’s reputation as one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations. → Read More

Last call for votes ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

Last call for votes ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards has issued a last call for ballots ahead of the prestigious Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016, with voting set to close on Wednesday, August 31st. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort has this year been selected to host the red-carpet event. → Read More

New appointment for Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

New appointment for Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, a social and gourmet hub in the heart of UAE’s capital, has appointed Tarek Madanat as the new director of sales and marketing. Prior to joining Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Madanat held the position of area director of sales and marketing with IHG Hotels Jordan, representing five hotels in four destinations. → Read More

Hilton plans Conrad and Garden Inn properties in Kuwait

Hilton plans Conrad and Garden Inn properties in Kuwait

Hilton Worldwide has revealed plans to open two new properties under its Conrad Hotels & Resorts, and Hilton Garden Inn brands in Kuwait. The properties are scheduled to open in early 2019, and will be situated within the expanded Avenues Mall in Kuwait City. → Read More

Emirates enhances service to Khartoum

Emirates enhances service to Khartoum

Emirates is set to upgrade its service between Dubai and Khartoum with the deployment of a larger Boeing 777-300ER on the route from 1st September 2016. The Boeing 777 will replace the current Airbus A340-300 and offer travellers on the route an enhanced on-board product experience and additional seats in Economy Class. → Read More

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