oneworld has unveiled key enhancements to oneworld events, its one-stop, easy-to-use travel service for the conferences, conventions, meetings, exhibitions and special events markets. Key improvements include lowering by half the minimum requirement for the number of delegates flying internationally to an event, to 50.
World Travel Awards is preparing to welcome the elite of global hospitality to the Maldives for the Grand Final 2016. The event will be staged at the glamourous The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi on Friday, December 2nd, with nearly 300 hundred industry leaders expected to attend. Unfolding over 52 acres of natural perfection, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is the perfect venue for the Grand Final 2016 and a world away from the everyday.
Inspired by the positive regional potential of Expo 2020 and despite low oil revenues, increased numbers of travel professionals from across the Middle East, participated in this year’s World Travel Market in London. This helped the leading international travel trade to record a joint-record attendance of 51,500 and the highest number of exhibitor invitees and buyers in the 37-year history of the event.
Etihad Airways has welcomed guests to the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with a flypast of its Airbus A380 flagship. Filmed in partnership with the Al Fursan Aerobatics team, the exhibition was a highlight of the final weekend of the F1 season. Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg won his first Formula 1 world title following during the event, edging out team mate Lewis Hamilton.
A report into Sri Lanka’s tourism has confirmed that the Indian Ocean island currently offers some of the region’s best opportunities for investment. The report – produced by Euromonitor International - is not uncritical: infrastructure still needs to be improved; airport capacity is lagging behind demand and telecom connectivity is still a problem. But it goes on to say that these issues are being addressed by a Sri Lankan government that has realised the golden opportunity that tourism offers the island as it emerges from years of conflict.
Arriva UK Trains, part of the major transport group Arriva, has signed a partnership agreement with business travel and events specialist, Capita Travel & Events. CrossCountry Trains, Chiltern Railways and Grand Central form a significant part of the Arriva UK Train’s network group. The new partnership takes a divisional approach which enables these train operating companies to enhance existing relationships with Capita Travel & Events.
Legendary French ski destination Val Thorens has taken the title of World’s Best Ski Resort at the 2016 World Ski Awards. The fourth instalment of the red-carpet event took place at the five-star A-ROSA Kitzbühel this evening, welcoming the elite of the ski hospitality industry to Austria. Also among the winners were W Verbier, walking away with the title of World's Best Ski Hotel, and LAAX, recognised by voters as the World's Best Freestyle Resort.
Richard Tessel, chief executive, easyGolf Worldwide Travel & Tours, was honoured with the Travel Personality of the Year title during the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony Gala Ceremony 2016. Having been involved in the marketing of international sports since the late 1960s, his organisation recently became the official travel partner to PGA Australia, providing all travel and tours for the tour. Here we find out more.
As the World Golf Awards returns to the Conrad Algarve on the southern coast of Portugal for the Gala Ceremony 2016, Breaking Travel News editor Christopher O’Toole here chats with general manager Joachim Hartl about the importance of the event. Also on the agenda is the development of the latest Conrad 1-3-5 programme, the development of golf tourism in the Algarve and the hotel’s plans for 2017.
Final preparations are being put in place as A-ROSA Kitzbühel prepares to welcome the 2016 World Ski Awards. The fourth instalment of the red-carpet event will take place in Kitzbühel from November 18th-20th, welcoming the elite of the ski hospitality industry to Austria. An extensive weekend programme is in place which will see guests invited to engage in three days of exclusive networking events, private skiing, sight-seeing tours and a host of other activities.
Planhotel Hospitality Group and Jeunes Restaurateures d Èurope have joined forces to celebrate their third edition of this successful culinary extravaganza. This exiting enterprise, now in its third year continues to triumph and thrive. Forty nine star chefs, not just from Italy but from across the whole of Europe, will once again bring their culinary expertise to the enchanting island resorts of Diamonds Athuruga and Diamonds Thudufushi in the Maldives and for the first time to Diamonds Star of the East on the exotic island of Zanzibar.
Leading hospitality authority Jenni Haines has announced the formation of a new company offering multi-faceted services in the luxury customer service and hospitality niche. J Haines Luxury, helmed by Haines, will offer a range of services designed to help companies and audiences enhance their guest experience, and also to help luxury travellers with the most discriminating tastes find the best vacation home experiences on the market today.