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Booking.com for Travel Agents test launched

Booking.com for Travel Agents test launched

Booking.com has announced the initial test pilot of Booking.com for Travel Agents, the first iteration of a new platform designed specifically with the unique needs of travel agents in mind. The platform features a suite of easy-to-use tools that empower travel industry professionals to seamlessly make and manage accommodation reservations for their clients via Booking.com.

Sol Beach House Phu Quoc takes brand into Vietnam

Sol Beach House Phu Quoc takes brand into Vietnam

Sol Hotels & Resorts is set to launch its first hotel in Vietnam in December 2016. Positioned as a chic lifestyle hotel brand, Sol Beach House Phu Quoc will cater to travellers looking for an intimate and affordable holiday. Nestled in a beautiful tropical garden, Sol Beach House Phu Quoc is set in a beautiful location on the Truong Beach, just 15 minutes from Phu Quoc International Airport.

World Travel Market 2016: Mexico prepares to welcome Hotel Xcaret

World Travel Market 2016: Mexico prepares to welcome Hotel Xcaret

Visitors with an interest in green tourism can find out about Hotel Xcaret, which is currently under construction in Mexico and which will be the first hotel to have an EarthCheck certification for its planning and design when it opens next year. The 900-room all-suite luxury ocean-front resort is due to open in December 2017 in the Maya Riviera, the first accommodation made from start to finish by the consortium Grupo Experiencias Xcaret, which prides itself on its commitment to sustainability, social responsibility and innovation.

World Travel Market 2016: Hilton unveils Ras Al Khaimah expansion plans

World Travel Market 2016: Hilton unveils Ras Al Khaimah expansion plans

Ras Al Khaimah, the fourth-largest of the United Arab Emirates, is to open a new property in the first quarter of 2017. Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located in the heart of the city, within walking distance from Al Naeem Mall and has easy access to other key business, leisure and shopping attractions.

World Travel Market 2016: Anantara Hotels moves into Europe with Algarve property

World Travel Market 2016: Anantara Hotels moves into Europe with Algarve property

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced its first property in Europe. Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort will join the brand’s luxury portfolio in April 2017. Located in the Algarve in the south of Portugal, just 15 minutes from Faro International Airport, the existing 280-room property is currently operating as Tivoli Victoria and boasts stunning views over the Arnold Palmer designed Oceânico golf course.

World Travel Market 2016: Rotana on track to add 16 properties in 2017

World Travel Market 2016: Rotana on track to add 16 properties in 2017

Rotana Hotels & Resorts is driving forward its ambitious vision of operating 100 hotels by 2020, with the opening of 16 new properties by the end of 2017. The group’s ongoing strategic growth momentum will include the opening of five new properties in the UAE, four in Saudi Arabia, two in both Turkey and Iraq, and the opening of Rotana’s first ever properties in both Iran and Muscat, Oman.

New senior appointments for Jumeirah Vittaveli

New senior appointments for Jumeirah Vittaveli

Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives has made a number of senior leadership appointments. Benedict Hopkins is now the director of finance, Lijo John becomes director of revenue management and Mike Audrain has been appointed director of human resources.

Marriott debuts Tribute brand in Latin America

Marriott debuts Tribute brand in Latin America

Marriott International is debuting its aspirational independent hotels and resorts brand, Tribute Portfolio, in Latin America. By December 2016, the brand will add two independent hotels to its portfolio in Argentina's most sought-after regions. Arelauquen Lodge, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, will be debut in Patagonia, near the world's end, with vast landscapes of lakes and mountains, while Auberge du Vin, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, will be located in the heart of Argentina's wine country.

Marriott Executive Apartments takes World Travel Awards triple crown

Marriott Executive Apartments takes World Travel Awards triple crown

Marriott Executive Apartments has been named Thailand’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand for the third consecutive year at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016. The annual awards were voted for by travel and tourism professionals from around the world and were established to recognise, acknowledge and reward excellence in the hospitality industry.

London Marriott Hotel County Hall reopens to guests

London Marriott Hotel County Hall reopens to guests

Marriott Hotels has celebrated the grand re-opening of one of its most iconic properties in the UK, London Marriott Hotel County Hall. The move follows the completion of a multi-million pound transformation. Set on London’s South Bank, County Hall offers guests an unparalleled panoramic view of London that takes in the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the River Thames and the London Eye.

Floating hotel arrives in Royal Victoria Dock, London

Floating hotel arrives in Royal Victoria Dock, London

A fresh new concept for London's hotel sector has floated in to the Royal Victoria Dock, offering an exciting splash of waterside hospitality and community spirit to London's Docklands. Good Hotel London is the latest property to join HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts' independent portfolio in the UK capital.

The Montcalm Royal London House – City of London opens in UK

The Montcalm Royal London House – City of London opens in UK

Independent upscale group Montcalm Luxury Hotels has opened the doors to its sixth property, the Montcalm Royal London House - City of London. The development makes Finsbury Square home to what promises to be one of the City of London’s most sought-after spaces.