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Sabre acquires Airpas Aviation

Sabre acquires Airpas Aviation

Sabre Corporation is acquiring Airpas Aviation, a leading provider of real-time route profitability and cost management solutions for the commercial airline industry.

Jumeirah Group appointed for latest Istanbul hotel

Jumeirah Group appointed for latest Istanbul hotel

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Turkey’s Kuzu Group has appointed Jumeirah Group, the global hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, to operate a mixed-use development in the Ataköy district of Istanbul, Turkey. The US$450m Sea Pearl development, which is anticipated to open in 2019, will include a luxury 202-room Jumeirah hotel and 62 private residences managed under the Jumeirah brand.

The Plymouth to reopen on Miami Beach

The Plymouth to reopen on Miami Beach

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When it opened in 1940, nothing looked like The Plymouth - a dazzling Art Deco icon that epitomized the glamour and style of its time. And nothing on Miami Beach will feel like The Plymouth when the legendary hotel reopens this summer after a significant investment, debuting as an effortlessly stylish, casually private and romantic retreat on a block that still feels like a best-kept secret.

Tianjin Airlines to launch Chongqing flights from Gatwick

Tianjin Airlines to launch Chongqing flights from Gatwick

Gatwick is launching the UK’s first ever direct flights to Chongqing – one of the world’s largest urban centres and a major manufacturing and transportation hub in southwest China. The twice weekly, year round, flights will then continue to China’s fourth largest city, Tianjin, Gatwick announced today. Starting from June 25th, Chinese carrier Tianjin Airlines will fly the Airbus A330 on the new Gatwick-Chongqing-Tianjin route – the airline’s first long haul flights outside Asia and one that complements its existing network serving over a 100 cities across China.

Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts brings Diyabubula to Sri Lanka

Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts brings Diyabubula to Sri Lanka

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Created to celebrate the beauty of the country’s wilderness and combined with the artistic talents of one of its greatest living artists, Laki Senanayake, Diyabubula has opened in Sri Lanka. Offering a unique insight into the nature, art and culture, the property adds to the facilities that make Sri Lanka a standout destination.

Hong Kong Airlines launches flights to Kuching, Malaysia

Hong Kong Airlines launches flights to Kuching, Malaysia

Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will become the only carrier providing direct twice-weekly flight service between Hong Kong and Kuching, Malaysia, when services launch on May 28th. The new service will be operated by an all-economy class Airbus A320 aircraft, further strengthen the airline’s network in Asia.

Transcorp Hilton Abuja honoured at World Travel Awards

Transcorp Hilton Abuja honoured at World Travel Awards

Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been honoured with five awards by the voters of the 23rd World Travel Awards for the second year in a row. The hotel, which is owned by Transcript Hotels, the hospitality subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria, emerged winner of the prestigious World Travel Awards for Africa’s Leading Business Hotel, Nigeria’s Leading Business Hotel, Nigeria’s Leading Hotel, Nigeria’s Leading MICE Hotel and Nigeria’s Leading Hotel Suite (the Presidential Suite) at the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony.

Switzerland becomes first nation to sign on for Dubai Expo 2020

Switzerland becomes first nation to sign on for Dubai Expo 2020

Switzerland became the first country to formally signal its desire to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai, at a diplomatic ceremony in Dubai. The event marks a major advance for Expo 2020, which has plans to host over 180 countries, along with 25 million visitors, at the six-month event which runs from October 2020 to April 2021.

Ecuador moves to reassure travellers following earthquake

Ecuador moves to reassure travellers following earthquake

Ecuador’s ministry of tourism has reported that the tourism infrastructure, services and attractions in the Amazon, Andes, Galapagos and parts of the coast are in excellent condition following a recent earthquake. Airports, hotels, restaurants, tour operators, ground transportation, parks and nature reserves are all fully operational and welcoming visitors, the ministry said in a statement.