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Hilton signs with BRG Group for dual branded Vietnam property

Hilton signs with BRG Group for dual branded Vietnam property

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Hilton has announced the signing of a management agreement with Victory Hotel Joint Stock Company, which is part of the BRG Group, for a 610-room dual-branded hotel. Owned by BRG Group, and to be managed by Hilton, the dual-branded property will feature Hilton Hanoi West Lake, with 240 rooms and suites, as well as 50 serviced residences and DoubleTree by Hilton Hanoi West Lake, with 320 rooms and suites.

ATM 2017: Travel technology driving innovation

ATM 2017: Travel technology driving innovation

Innovations in travel technology will continue to transform the tourism industry, with cloud passports, personalised travel, virtual reality and apps predicted to re-shape consumer habits and marketing strategies over the short to mid-term, according to a report by Colliers International. In its Tourism & Technology Trends report, produced ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2017, Colliers International named five trends driving the travel industry.

Surge in mobile bookings for Monarch

Surge in mobile bookings for Monarch

Monarch saw overall mobile bookings rise over the festive season for the third consecutive year. Mobile bookings made on Christmas Day were up 176 per cent year-on-year and 206 per cent year-on-year for Boxing Day bookings.

Wire & Wireless offers free Wi-Fi to visitors to Japan

Wire & Wireless offers free Wi-Fi to visitors to Japan

With the recent sudden influx of visitors to Japan, there has been also a rise in complaints about the lack of free Wi-Fi hotspots. In an effort to solve this problem, a Japanese telecommunications company, Wire & Wireless, introduced a free Wi-Fi connection app two years ago, called Travel Japan Wi-Fi, for tourists to Japan, while the app is free of charge.

Qatar Airways expands cargo operations in South America

Qatar Airways expands cargo operations in South America

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced that it will launch freighter operations to four new destinations in the Americas, starting in February. Boeing 777 freighters will fly twice a week to the South American cities of Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Quito and the North American city of Miami.

Poland to host International Congress on Ethics and Tourism in April

Poland to host International Congress on Ethics and Tourism in April

Coinciding with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development to be celebrated throughout 2017, the third International Congress on Ethics and Tourism will be held in Poland, on April 27th-28th, 2017. Organised by the World Tourism Organisation, the event will focus on the shared responsibility of all stakeholders in promoting a more sustainable tourism sector.

Centara Azure Hotel Pattaya opens in Thailand

Centara Azure Hotel Pattaya opens in Thailand

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Centrally-located within a prime setting in Central Pattaya, the newly-opened Centara Azure Hotel Pattaya has joined the existing six Centara properties in the city. This stylish hotel provides convenient access to dining, shopping and Pattaya’s bustling nightlife.

ila moves into Monaco with Thirty • Nine Monte Carlo deal

ila moves into Monaco with Thirty • Nine Monte Carlo deal

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British Organic spa and beauty brand ila has announced a partnership with Thirty • Nine Monte Carlo, an exclusive private sports club located on the illustrious 39 Avenue Princesse Grace, in the heart of glamorous Monaco. Thirty • Nine combines the best in fitness, nutrition and wellness to help members live a healthy, happy and balanced lifestyle.

H10 Hotel welcomes Ocean Riviera Paradise to Mexico

H10 Hotel welcomes Ocean Riviera Paradise to Mexico

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The Ocean Riviera Paradise by H10 Hotels has opened in Mexico. The hotel is a newly built five-star resort located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, just six kilometres from Playa del Carmen. The resort has 974 rooms and boasts magnificent facilities including several swimming pools, ten restaurants, eleven bars and a sports area.

Festive soft opening for Dukes Dubai

Festive soft opening for Dukes Dubai

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Dubai’s premium hospitality offering will receive a great British boost this month with the soft opening of Dukes Dubai. The property will deliver an upscale blend of cosmopolitan luxury, twinned with British charm and tradition. The five-star hotel is located on the west trunk of Palm Jumeirah.