The Oberoi Group plans to open its first Moroccan outpost in 2017 and expand its Oberoi Spa and wellness experiences within a luxury destination retreat. Located just 20 minutes from the city centre, The Oberoi Marrakech, Morocco will be situated within 25 acres of citrus orchards and olive groves, offering a peaceful sanctuary from the bustle of the Medina and spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains.
Jannah Hotels & Resorts is preparing to expand in Ras Al Khaimah, with a new property opening on February 1st. As the company looks to tap into the undersupplied market in the emirate, the Abu Dhabi-based hotel operator expects to open the 100 hotel apartment and 24 villa Jannah Resort & Villas in just under two weeks.
An outstanding 19.2 per cent increase in passenger traffic in December alone saw Budapest Airport continue its record-breaking trend, with the Hungarian gateway welcoming 11.4 million passengers by the end of 2016 – a figure never before reached at the airport.
The Oberoi Group is set to expand its presence in the UAE with the opening of The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah. Located just a 25-minute drive from Dubai, the resort is set to open in March.
A cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people. The Boeing 747 TC-MCL aircraft crashed as it landed amid fog at Manas airport, 25 kilometres north of the capital, Bishkek.
Industry leaders are preparing to meet at The Summit 2017, an event designed for hospitality and tourism insiders to be held on June 6th at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. The event falls at an unprecedented time following Brexit and other industry-wide challenges and issues, and as such is expected to attract a much wider representation of the sector.
Manchester Airport has launched its first multi-channel, multi-audience marketing campaign to showcase the breadth of destinations it offers to the USA. The #USADirect campaign will see the airport reach out to all areas of its catchment area that spans as far north as the Scottish Borders, south to the Midlands, east to Yorkshire, and west to Merseyside and North Wales.
Tim Norwood – the man who secured planning consent for Hinkley Point C, the UK’s first new nuclear power station for a generation - is to become Gatwick’s new chief planning officer. He will join Gatwick’s executive management board at the end of February and will lead a review of Gatwick’s masterplan.
Etihad Airways is introducing a third daily flight on the Abu Dhabi-Riyadh route, effective from the start of February. The extra services underscore the airline’s commitment to offer guests greater choice and more travel options between the capital cities of the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
InterContinental Hotels Group has broken ground on two new-build 120-room Staybridge Suites hotels in the Mexican cities of Irapuato and Silao. Both properties will be operated by Grupo Presidente, one of IHG's long-term partners in Mexico.