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Jamaica welcomes record number of UK visitors in 2015

Jamaica welcomes record number of UK visitors in 2015

The Jamaica Tourist Board has announced the number of tourists from the UK & Ireland visiting between January-December 2015 has surpassed the 200,000 mark for the very first time. There were a total of 201,364 arrivals on the island. This represents an increase of 12.2 per cent from the previous year which saw 179,433 pass through Jamaican shores. → Read More

Ed Leigh appointed as Verbier ambassador

Ed Leigh appointed as Verbier ambassador

Verbier has announced the appointment of Ed Leigh as its new resort ambassador. Widely respected as one of the premiere winter sports and off-piste ski resorts in the world, Verbier offers 191 runs of varying difficulties and is no stranger to playing host to some of the biggest names in skiing and culture. → Read More

GoldenEye, Jamaica, to welcome new luxurious beach huts

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GoldenEye, Jamaica, to welcome new luxurious beach huts

March 2016 will see the vision of Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell, take one step further with the completion of 26 new beach huts on the luxurious Jamaican resort of GoldenEye. Designed by Jamaican architect Ann Hodges, the 26 freestanding one or two bedroom beach huts seamlessly merge outdoor and indoor living. → Read More

Brighton & Hove Albion to welcome new Aloft hotel

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Brighton & Hove Albion to welcome new Aloft hotel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has entered into a franchise agreement with Brighton & Hove Albion to open a new Aloft hotel in the popular southern England coastal city. The 150-room Aloft Brighton, which is due to open in September 2017, will expand the brand’s growing footprint to four hotels in the UK, including two in London (Aloft London Tobacco Dock opens 2018), one in Liverpool and now one in Brighton. → Read More

ONYX Hospitality appoints Rijnders to Pattaya leadership role

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ONYX Hospitality appoints Rijnders to Pattaya leadership role

Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group has appointed Robert Rijnders as its senior vice president and area general manager for Pattaya. Rijnders started working with Amari Hotels & Resorts since the early 1980s; the very beginning when Amari was still known as Siam Lodge Group of Hotels. → Read More

Coco Reef – Tobago takes top title at World Travel Awards

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Coco Reef – Tobago takes top title at World Travel Awards

For the twelfth consecutive year, Coco Reef – Tobago has been awarded the title of Caribbean’s Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards. The resort is owned by Bermudian hotelier and developer John Jefferis, who was recently inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame. → Read More

Star Alliance joins forces with Heathrow Express

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Star Alliance joins forces with Heathrow Express

Star Alliance and Heathrow Express have teamed up to offer Star Alliance Gold Card holders a special benefit when travelling on Heathrow Express trains – a free upgrade. Making use of this offer is very simple. Customers just need to purchase a standard class single or return ticket for the Heathrow Express, the fastest rail link between the airport and London Paddington Station. → Read More

Raven Air launches Sarasota-Key West flights

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Raven Air launches Sarasota-Key West flights

Visitors to Florida will soon be able to enjoy a flight connection between two of the states’ most popular destinations. Effective February 15th, 2016, Raven Air is launching flights from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) to Key West (EYW). → Read More

Eurowings to link East Midlands Airport to Düsseldorf with new flight

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Eurowings to link East Midlands Airport to Düsseldorf with new flight

Eurowings continues to expand its services from its largest location in Düsseldorf and is launching a new connection to East Midlands Airport in the UK on March 27th. The regional airport offers fast access to the areas around Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. The German airline will operate the route every day except on Saturdays so that passengers can plan their private or business trips as flexibly as possible. → Read More

Ascott signs for seven new properties in south-east Asia

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Ascott signs for seven new properties in south-east Asia

Ascott has strengthened its leadership position as the largest serviced residence operator in south-east Asia with the clinching of seven new management contracts, adding over 1,500 apartment units to its portfolio. It has expanded in Bangkok in Thailand, Hanoi in Vietnam, and Petaling Jaya in Malaysia while venturing into Bandung in Indonesia, Penang and Shah Alam in Malaysia, and Nha Trang in Vietnam as demand for serviced residences heats up. → Read More

AIDA launches revamped mobile app to cruise customers

AIDA launches revamped mobile app to cruise customers

AIDA has updated its mobile app for iPhone and Android smartphones. The new generation now includes a live feed from on board the ships. With the free app, users can for the first time experience an AIDA cruise in real time: Live news from on board, from the Theatrium, the restaurants and the sun deck, as well as photos from the current destinations, create a vacation atmosphere and make it possible to experience an AIDA cruise from your smartphone. → Read More

Norman Foster to oversee Kulm Hotel Pavillon redevelopment

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Norman Foster to oversee Kulm Hotel Pavillon redevelopment

The legendary Kulm Hotel St. Moritz has announced that British architect Lord Norman Foster is to oversee a £5.4 million refurbishment and extension of the Ice Pavillon in the Kulm Park. The Pavillon stands between the main hotel building and Chesa al Parc (one of the Kulm’s restaurants and the clubhouse for Kulm Golf St. Moritz); in front of it is the hotel’s outdoor ice rink (in winter) and tennis courts (in summer). → Read More

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