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Sandals Ochi Beach Resort to welcome World Travel Awards

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort to welcome World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards has revealed Sandals Ochi Beach Resort will host the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2016. The luxurious resort will welcome hospitality leaders from across the region on September 17th as they gather to see who among them has been voted the best-of-the-best.

UK passengers offered Olympic options with American Airlines

UK passengers offered Olympic options with American Airlines

This summer, British sporting enthusiasts can experience the action live from Rio de Janeiro, with convenient connections to Brazil from four UK airports when travelling with American Airlines. The world’s largest airline, American, has serviced Brazil for 26 years, and offers daily flights to five destinations across the country including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Manaus.

Brazil enters last lap of Olympic preparations

Brazil enters last lap of Olympic preparations

Brazil is getting ready to hold the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America, with the opening ceremony just ten days away. Following the success of the 2014 World Cup, the country has already shown that Brazil is a culturally rich country, with a friendly and welcoming population.

India to partner with World Travel Market 2016

India to partner with World Travel Market 2016

World Travel Market London 2016 has announced India Tourism as its Premier Partner as it looks to promote the diverse tourism product the country offers. The Indian government has in the last 18 months invested more than $300 million on developing its tourism infrastructure around the country as it aims for more than 13 million visitors a year by 2020.

United Arab Emirates leads $3bn Middle East spa industry

United Arab Emirates leads $3bn Middle East spa industry

The spa market in the Middle East and Africa is valued at AED 11 billion this year (US $3 billion), according to a new report. The leisure market report prepared by Euromonitor International ahead of The Leisure Show 2016 and Piscine Middle East 2016 reveals that the UAE shares over 14 per cent of this market with a value of AED 1.59 billion (US $435 million).

Farnborough 2016: Air Europa places 20 737 MAX 8 order

Farnborough 2016: Air Europa places 20 737 MAX 8 order

Boeing and Air Europa has announced an order for 20 737 MAX 8s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. “The 737 MAX will complement Air Europa's growing fleet and is the perfect aircraft for our short-haul operations across Europe to feed our long-haul network from hubs in Madrid and Palma," said Juan José Hidalgo, president, Globalia, the parent company of Air Europa.

Farnborough 2016: Aviation giants celebrate successful biannual show

Farnborough 2016: Aviation giants celebrate successful biannual show

American aviation manufacturer Boeing and European rival Airbus have celebrated a successful Farnborough International Airshow. Boeing, which celebrates its centennial tomorrow, has seen multi-billion dollar orders and commitments across the company, including defence platforms, commercial airplanes and services agreements.

Africa Hotel Investment Forum set for Rwanda

Africa Hotel Investment Forum set for Rwanda

The seventh Africa Hotel Investment Forum, being hosted this year in Rwanda, promises a highly influential line-up of speakers, ready to unpick the major challenges and opportunities facing the hospitality industry in Africa. AHIF brings together a prestigious group of international investors, business leaders, industry experts, government ministers and officials, from over 50 countries.

Farnborough 2016: Qatar Airways to take stake in LATAM

Farnborough 2016: Qatar Airways to take stake in LATAM

Qatar Airways is to take up to a ten per cent stake in oneworld partner LATAM, which will be acquired in connection with a capital increase. As provided for in the subscription agreement, LATAM Airlines Group will hold an Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting no later than September 2nd, 2016 to propose a capital increase in the amount of US$613 million through the issuance of new shares at a price of US$10 per share.

World Travel Awards partners with Vietnam Airlines

World Travel Awards partners with Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines has been appointed Airline Partner to the upcoming World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016. The event is scheduled to take place at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort on October 15th, with the Vietnam flag-carrier now set to play a pivotal role in the event.

Young Chekhov set to launch at National Theatre

Young Chekhov set to launch at National Theatre

The Young Chekov trilogy opened to overwhelming acclaim at Chichester Festival Theatre last year. The company now come to the National, offering a unique chance to explore the birth of a revolutionary dramatic voice. The production is directed by Jonathan Kent, with set designs by Tom Pye, costumes by Emma Ryott, lighting by Mark Henderson, music by Jonathan Dove, sound by Paul Groothuis and fight direction by Paul Benzing.