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Caribbean Travel Marketplace sees surge in interest

Caribbean Travel Marketplace sees surge in interest

There has been a surge in new buyer interest for this month’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace, according to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association. The region’s leading travel trade association announced that in addition to the longstanding representation of tour operators, wholesalers and online travel agencies who attend the regional event, 15 new buyers from close to a dozen countries have registered to participate in the Caribbean's largest marketing event.

HotelInvest valued at €6.6bn by Accor

HotelInvest valued at €6.6bn by Accor

As part of the process for the contemplated sale of a majority of HotelInvest – known as Booster project - AccorHotels has entered into discussions with potential investors. In this context, the group has disclosed the updated gross asset value of the Booster Portfolio as of December 31st.

Planning begins for Anantara Zanzibar Resort ahead of 2020 opening

Planning begins for Anantara Zanzibar Resort ahead of 2020 opening

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Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced the development of Anantara Zanzibar Resort, expected to open in 2020 as part of the Zanzibar Amber Resort mixed-use lifestyle community. Occupying in excess of 1,000 hectares of prime Indian Ocean coastline in the north east of Zanzibar, Zanzibar Amber Resort is an integrated project which is currently under development blending contemporary lifestyle aspirations with premium hospitality and world-class facilities.

India Tourism welcomes Gangadhar to London

India Tourism welcomes Gangadhar to London

India’s ministry of tourism has welcomed the appointment of C Gangadhar as assistant director at the India Tourism Office in London. Assistant director Gangadhar will accede to the role previously filled by R Sunani, who had established a strong working relationship with the UK and Ireland travel and tourism trade.

The Oberoi Marrakech, Morocco to open in 2017

The Oberoi Marrakech, Morocco to open in 2017

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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 Resort & Villas to open in Ras Al Khaimah

Jannah Resort & Villas to open in Ras Al Khaimah

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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.

Budapest Airport reflects on record-breaking year

Budapest Airport reflects on record-breaking year

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.