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Julius Nyerere International Airport looks forward to new terminal

Julius Nyerere International Airport looks forward to new terminal

The managing director of Tanzania Tourist Board Devota Mdachi has expressed her gratitude to the ongoing construction of terminal three of Julius Nyerere International Airport. During a visit to the site she noted the new facility will attract more international airline to the destination of Tanzania once is fully completed and begins operating. Mdachi made this observation recently after visiting a site to see the development of the terminal three constructions which is part of the upgrading project of the airport.

The Hague Marriott Hotel joins global portfolio

The Hague Marriott Hotel joins global portfolio

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Marriott Hotels has welcomed The Hague Marriott Hotel to its portfolio following an extensive four-month refurbishment. Situated in the heart of the of Netherland’s diplomatic capital, the hotel now boasts an array of new facilities and design features, including 306 beautifully appointed rooms and suites inspired by the city’s coastline, Marriott’s signature Greatroom lobby, offering an open and flexible welcome for guests to relax, work or socialize.

Meliá Braco Village comes to Jamaica

Meliá Braco Village comes to Jamaica

Meliá has opened its first property in Jamaica, Meliá Braco Village. The property is home 232 spacious guest rooms, including 52 suites, which offer a blend of traditional and contemporary design with calming cream, neutral tones and natural wood interiors.

Qantas to begin work on luxury lounge at London Heathrow

Qantas to begin work on luxury lounge at London Heathrow

London is the location for Qantas’ next flagship global lounge, with construction on a new, dedicated facility at Heathrow Airport to begin in September 2016. The premium lounge will occupy a split-level space in Terminal 3 that will have capacity for approximately 230 people and offer views over the Heathrow airfield when it opens in early 2017.

Cologne tracks upward trend in German tourism

Cologne tracks upward trend in German tourism

Tourism has again grown sharply in Cologne, with the number of overnight stays rising to 5.98 million in 2015 for the first time. This figure represents an increase of 4.3 per cent on 2014. In 2015 the share of overnight stays by visitors from outside Germany grew by 6.6 per cent relative to the previous year to 2.08 million.

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort to host Britain’s Next Top Model

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort to host Britain’s Next Top Model

With its idyllic beachfront location, sophisticated beach club and glamorous seaside Riviera, it’s easy to see why Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, was chosen as the setting for the final three episodes of the brand new series of Britain’s Next Top Model, which premiered on UK TV screens on the January 14th 2016 on Lifetime. Sandals Ochi will feature in episodes eight, nine and ten on the March 3rd, 10th and 17th 2016, where it plays host to the final five models battling it out for the title of Britain’s Next Top Model and the new line-up of judges: Abbey Clancy, Paul Sculfor, Hilary Alexander OBE and Nicky Johnston.

Ritz-Carlton launches newly refreshed website

Ritz-Carlton launches newly refreshed website

Through the eyes and lens of The Ritz-Carlton and its guests, a new Ritz-Carlton website brings a world of travel experiences to life by way of a fully immersive online experience. Digital explorers have a distinctive new hub on which to browse, crafted to simplify journey planning and inspire exploration through photos by fellow travellers.

DFDS Seaways welcomes latest vessel to Dover-Calais route

DFDS Seaways welcomes latest vessel to Dover-Calais route

Award-winning ferry operator DFDS has welcomed its second new ferry, Côte des Flandres, on its Dover-Calais service. The ship sailed into Dover last night at 20:15 after its inaugural voyage from Calais. The passenger and freight ferry has been transformed in her brand new DFDS livery, mirroring sister ship, Côte des Dunes, which came into service on February 9th.

Vintage House Hotel set for March opening in Douro Valley

Vintage House Hotel set for March opening in Douro Valley

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Visitors to Pinhão will be able to enjoy the best of the Douro Valley, the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, as the historic Vintage House Hotel reopens its doors in late March this year. Following its recent purchase, the hotel, which was built in the 19th century as a house and wine storage warehouse for the Taylor’s Port family, is undergoing a two-month refurbishment and will enable guests to experience the authentic heart of Portugal’s most famous wine region.

Ascott powers China growth with Dongfu Investment deal

Ascott powers China growth with Dongfu Investment deal

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Ascott has continued its aggressive expansion by forging a strategic alliance with Dongfu Investment Development Corporation – a real estate subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Company, China’s largest state-owned construction and infrastructure builder. Through this partnership, Ascott will have the first right to manage apartments currently under development as well as future projects to be built by Dongfu Investment.

Ibis One Central hotel opens at Dubai convention centre

Ibis One Central hotel opens at Dubai convention centre

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The new ibis One Central hotel, located next to the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre has welcomed its first guests. Strategically located adjacent to the largest exhibition centre in the Middle East with easy access for guests to both, Sheikh Zayed Road and World Trade Centre metro station, the ibis One Central hotel which is part of the Dubai Trade Centre District will target a wide mix of international and regional business, leisure and MICE travellers coming to the UAE.