Travel Industry News

Pepper joins team at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Pepper joins team at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, has welcomed the appointment of Pepper, the humanoid robot, as hotel technical ambassador. The newest team member will primarily be based in the Sky Lobby located on the 23rd floor, greeting guests, and complementing hotel services through engaging and playful entertainment.

Singapore Airlines selects Airbus to overhaul A380 fleet

Singapore Airlines selects Airbus to overhaul A380 fleet

Airbus has been selected by Singapore Airlines to provide cabin retrofit services for 14 A380 aircraft currently in service with the carrier. The retrofit programme, which will be undertaken at SIA Engineering Company in Singapore, will see the airline’s recently launched cabin products installed on the aircraft.

Ascott opens third property in Shenzhen, China

Ascott opens third property in Shenzhen, China

Hotel 

Ascott is expanding its presence in China with the opening of its third property in Shenzhen. Located in Nanshan District, the city’s technology and industrial hub, Ascott Raffles City Shenzhen is part of CapitaLand’s flagship Raffles City integrated development.

Oman Air releases additional flights to Duqm

Oman Air releases additional flights to Duqm

Oman Air has increased its frequency from Muscat to the port town of Duqm in central-eastern Oman in response to growing demand. The national airline for Oman now operates six flights a week on its 737-800 aircraft, instead of the five that it operated during the summer.

Val Thorens leads winners at 2017 World Ski Awards

Val Thorens leads winners at 2017 World Ski Awards

Events 

Val Thorens has taken the title of World’s Best Ski Resort at the 2017 World Ski Awards. The legendary French resort - the highest in Europe - was the big winner at ski tourism’s event of the year which took place at the five-star A-ROSA Kitzbühel for the fifth consecutive year, welcoming the elite of the ski hospitality industry to Austria.