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Global Restaurant Investment Forum links with Michelin

Global Restaurant Investment Forum links with Michelin

Global Restaurant Investment Forum, the world’s leading event for the restaurant investment community, today announced a new strategic partnership with the Michelin Group. This partnership firmly secures GRIF as the must-attend industry event for restaurateurs, investors and other industry stakeholders from across the world.

Copa Airlines launches ConnectMiles with Amadeus Loyalty Suite

Copa Airlines launches ConnectMiles with Amadeus Loyalty Suite

In a fiercely competitive airline marketplace, creating a strong loyalty programme that rewards and retains an airline’s most valuable customers is essential for an airline’s success. And it is against this backdrop that Copa Airlines, one of Latin America’s leading carriers, has launched its new customer loyalty programme – ConnectMiles – enabled by a variety of IT solutions from the Amadeus Loyalty Suite.

Lufthansa launches new flights to Tampa

Lufthansa launches new flights to Tampa

Lufthansa German Airlines has begun a new non-stop service to Florida’s west coast. Flight LH482 left Frankfurt at 11:00 and arrived at Tampa International Airport at 15:50 local time. The return flight, LH483, will depart Tampa at 17:20 and arrive in Frankfurt 08:45.

Bogotá to host One Young World Summit

Bogotá to host One Young World Summit

ProColombia, the government agency charged with the promotion of trade, investment and tourism to Colombia, has announced capital city Bogota has been selected as host city for the One Young World Summit in 2017. One Young World was founded in 2009 and is a UK-based not-for-profit organisation that gathers together the brightest young people from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change.

Sunderland set for launch with Virgin Trains

Sunderland set for launch with Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains has launched tickets for its newest destination – Sunderland. The city will benefit from a new direct return service to London from December 14th 2015. Virgin will also today start selling tickets for a new return service from Stirling to London King’s Cross.

Tourism leaders welcome UN Global Sustainable Development Goals

Tourism leaders welcome UN Global Sustainable Development Goals

The leaders of the major global travel and tourism associations have welcomed the adoption of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The Global Travel Association Coalition, which represents the leading public and private bodies in the travel sector, attests to the global importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and the role of the tourism sectors in their realisation.

Capri by Fraser arrives in Europe

Capri by Fraser arrives in Europe

Following the successful launches of its hotel residence brand Capri by Fraser in Asia Pacific, Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Centrepoint, is taking it global with the launch of three new Capri by Fraser hotel residences in Europe. The recent opening of the 97-unit Capri by Fraser, Barcelona, Spain, and the 153-unit Capri by Fraser, Frankfurt, Germany, this year will be followed by the opening of Capri by Fraser Berlin, Germany, in 2017.

Silversea Cruises reveals 2017 itineraries

Silversea Cruises reveals 2017 itineraries

Silversea Cruises has unveiled an exciting collection of 246 voyages for 2017 that are available for travellers to reserve as of today. These include itineraries for Silversea's current fleet of eight ships, which will collectively visit over 800 destinations across seven continents.

Mission Hills retains Reciprocal Championship

Mission Hills retains Reciprocal Championship

An ace performance from Australian Ian Penboss was not enough to prevent Mission Hills retaining its title in the third edition of the club’s annual Reciprocal Championship. Contested over the Stone Quarry Course and Vintage Course at Mission Hills Haikou, on the tropical island of Hainan, the two-day championship featured players representing clubs from Australia and Singapore.

New appointment for Sabre

New appointment for Sabre

Sabre Corporation has named Dana Jones senior vice president, new market development. This role, reporting to Sabre President and CEO Tom Klein, reinforces Sabre’s commitment to better support travel businesses in China as well as to expand Sabre’s technology solutions to travel buyers and sellers on the African continent.

Crowne Plaza opens in Bandung, Indonesia

Crowne Plaza opens in Bandung, Indonesia

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InterContinental Hotels Group is welcoming guests into Crowne Plaza Bandung, the first Crowne Plaza in Bandung, Indonesia. The new hotel offers 270 contemporary and upscale guest rooms and a comprehensive range of meetings facilities close to Bandung’s city centre and Central Business District.