Travel Industry News

Sony and Eurostar launch ‘Sound Menu’

Sony and Eurostar launch ‘Sound Menu’

Rail 

Sony and Eurostar have partnered to offer passengers the new ‘Sound Menu’, optimised for use with Sony’s 1000X wireless headphones with industry leading noise cancelling technology.

IHG expands in Greater China

IHG expands in Greater China

Hotel 

IHG has unveiled HUALUXE Zhangjiakou as its 300th open property in Greater China. The hotel becomes IHG's fifth for the HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts brand and the only international-branded, upscale hotel in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, one of the host cities for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

New appointments for Sabre

New appointments for Sabre

Sabre Corporation has named Wade Jones as executive vice president and president of Sabre Travel Network and Dave Shirk as executive vice president and president of Sabre Airline Solutions.

Hyatt Plans to double brand presence in the Middle East

Hyatt Plans to double brand presence in the Middle East

Hotel 

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is planning to expand Hyatt's brand footprint in the Middle East with the signing of management agreements by a Hyatt affiliate for 14 Hyatt-branded hotels across the Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Place, and HYATT house brands.

Air Europa launches first direct flight linking Spain and Honduras

Air Europa launches first direct flight linking Spain and Honduras

Last night saw the inaugural Air Europa flight take off from Madrid’s Adolfo Suarez Barajas airport to San Pedro Sula – the first of its kind to connect Europe directly with Honduras. Air Europa UK managing director, Colin Stewart, commented: “We are thrilled about the launch of this new route – our first flight into Central America."

Mövenpick reveals first property in the Maldives

Mövenpick reveals first property in the Maldives

Hotel 

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to manage its first resort in the Maldives. The planned 102-unit resort, Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives, will be situated on the remote Kuredhivaru Island in Noonu Atoll, providing a desirable sanctuary surrounded by pristine natural beauty in the undeveloped northern part of the Maldives.

Qantas releases first tickets for new Kangaroo route

Qantas releases first tickets for new Kangaroo route

Travellers can now book non-stop flights from Europe to Australia for the first time, with tickets for Qantas' London-Perth route going on sale. Daily flights on the history-making route begin in March next year and form part of a new London-Perth-Melbourne return service.