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Dusit Thani Hot Springs & Wellness Resort Fuzhou set for 2019 opening

Dusit Thani Hot Springs & Wellness Resort Fuzhou set for 2019 opening

Hotel  Spa 

Dusit Fudu Hotels & Resorts has reached an agreement with Zheng Heng Group to manage the new deluxe Dusit Thani Resort in Fuzhou, Fujian Province. The property will become the first internationally branded hot springs and wellness resort in the area. The agreement was signed by senior executives from both parties at a ceremony held at the flagship Dusit Thani Bangkok.

Singapore Airlines appoints new leadership in UK

Singapore Airlines appoints new leadership in UK

Singapore Airlines has appointed Sheldon Hee as general manager for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Hee replaces Wilson Yong, who is being posted back to head office in Singapore having held the role since December 2012. Hee will be based at the Singapore Airlines London office in Chiswick and brings with him an array of experience from the aviation and tourism industry.

Kuoni signs partnership with Wellbeing Escapes

Kuoni signs partnership with Wellbeing Escapes

Holidays to improve health, from better sleeping to weight loss, are now available to book through Kuoni travel shops throughout the UK in a new partnership with specialist company Wellbeing Escapes. A team of Kuoni personal travel experts have been trained to advise customers about holidays which focus on different aspects of health and wellbeing, such as yoga retreats, fitness boosters, stress management and detoxing.

Rocky Mountaineer commissions Stadler for new GoldLeaf carriages

Rocky Mountaineer commissions Stadler for new GoldLeaf carriages

Rocky Mountaineer and Stadler have announced an agreement to add to the Canadian luxury tourist rail company’s fleet of custom made GoldLeaf carriages. The project will see ten new coaches launch on Rocky Mountaineer’s rail routes in 2018. Engineered with efficiency and guest comfort in mind, the design of the new carriages will leverage Stadler’s renowned expertise at facilities in Switzerland & Germany.

Germany lifts luggage restrictions on Sharm el Sheikh routes

Germany lifts luggage restrictions on Sharm el Sheikh routes

Egyptian minister of tourism, Yehia Rashed, has welcomed an announcement that the German government will lift their luggage restrictions to Sharm el Sheikh. In a statement he said: “This is wonderful news for German tourists and for Egyptian tourism. “This will enable even more German tourists to visit our country and will be very welcome news for Sharm el Sheikh."

Ananatara welcomes first PADI free dive centre to Maldives

Ananatara welcomes first PADI free dive centre to Maldives

The Maldives attracts travellers from around the world with a visual spectacle unlike anywhere else on the globe. Above the waterline and beneath the waves, unbelievable worlds await exploration. Anantara opens the door to new encounters with a pioneering aquatic experience in a nation where the total area is 99.99 per cent water.

Argentina unveils new national tourism plan

Argentina unveils new national tourism plan

The president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, and the minister of tourism, Gustavo Santos, have presented the Tourism National Plan for the next four years. The plan foresees to increase up to 50 per cent the arrival of international tourists to Argentina until 2020, reaching nine millions of foreign tourists a year.

Seven Tides to bring luxury showcase to London

Seven Tides to bring luxury showcase to London

Dubai-based luxury property developer Seven Tides, in partnership with appointed sales agent Asteco, is heading to the UK capital later this month to showcase its duo of luxury developments on Palm Jumeirah to London’s investment community at the Dubai Property Show. The event will be held at the Olympia exhibition centre from May 13th-15th.

Norwegian records increase in profits over first quarter

Norwegian records increase in profits over first quarter

Cruise 

Norwegian Cruise Line has reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31st 2016, revealing adjusted EPS growth of 41 per cent to $0.38 on adjusted net income of $86.7 million. EPS increased to $0.32 on net income of $73.2 million. The company’s current booked position for 2016 is on par with prior year’s record levels and at higher prices.

Tourists enter the fast lane as Highway 2000 opens in Jamaica

Tourists enter the fast lane as Highway 2000 opens in Jamaica

A new US$700m highway has opened in Jamaica, the North-South link of Highway 2000, which will dramatically reduce travel times between the north and south coasts. Travel time from Kingston to the north coast town of Ocho Rios, which is very popular with tourists, will be approximately 30 minutes shorter.