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Ras Al Khaimah prepares for Golf Challenge 2016

Ras Al Khaimah prepares for Golf Challenge 2016

3rd Nov 2016 Focus

A trio of contenders in the inaugural Ras Al Khaimah 2016 Golf Challenge experienced ‘High Tee’ with a difference, as they scaled the towering Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain, before firing a series of blistering drives into the rocky caverns of the lunar-like landscape of the Al Hajar mountains. Sweden’s Joel Sjöholm, Dutchman Jurrian Van der Vaart and Monaco’s Sandro Piaget were a couple of hundred metres short of Jebel Jais’s 1,934 metre peak for the elevated tee box specially created by Ras Al Khaimah’s Tourism Development Authority.

STR reveals positive impact of NFL on American hospitality

STR reveals positive impact of NFL on American hospitality

15th Sep 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

The National Football League has generated an average impact of US$75 million on hotel room revenue during the past eight seasons, according to a study by STR’s consulting and analytics division. In 2015, the NFL had a net impact of US$77 million on hotel room revenue. For the purposes of its analysis, STR matched every NFL game since 2008 with its respective home city to determine the impact on local hotels.

Latest Cristiano Ronaldo hotel opens in Lisbon, Portugal

Latest Cristiano Ronaldo hotel opens in Lisbon, Portugal

31st Aug 2016 Hotel News

Following the success in Funchal, Pestana Hotel Group has announced the opening of Pestana CR7 Lisboa in the heart of the Baixa. A short walk from Terreiro do Paço, the new lifestyle hotel offers an innovative concept on hospitality that provides guests with a truly unique experience to create moments of fun with the people that matter.

Qatar Airways signs first Australian Football League deal with Sydney Swans

Qatar Airways signs first Australian Football League deal with Sydney Swans

25th Aug 2016 Airline News

Qatar Airways has marked its first foray into the Australian Football League with a three-year sponsorship of the Sydney Swans, signing with the team until the end of the 2019 season. The multiple-award winning carrier was named Official International Airline Partner earlier at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground, home of the Sydney Swans. Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways has long supported some of the best sports clubs and events in the world.”

Rio 2016: Mission Hills congratulates Rose on Olympic victory

Rio 2016: Mission Hills congratulates Rose on Olympic victory

A roar of Olympic proportions was heard at Mission Hills China in celebration of Justin Rose’s thrilling gold-medal win at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The Englishman’s triumph in golf’s return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence, was made sweeter by the fact that the three top podium finishers, including silver medallist Henrik Stenson and bronze medallist Matt Kuchar, have all tasted victory at Mission Hills tournaments.

Kissimmee partners with West Ham ahead of Premier League season

Kissimmee partners with West Ham ahead of Premier League season

Experience Kissimmee and West Ham United Football Club have announced a three-year partnership naming the Florida tourism marketing bureau as the team’s Official Destination Partner. This partnership is the first of its kind between a United States destination marketing organisation and a Premier League team. A member of the top-tier Premier League, West Ham United’s new soccer season kicks off August 13th and runs through May 21st, 2017.

Marriott International extends NBA partnership

Marriott International extends NBA partnership

Marriott International and the National Basketball Association have announced a partnership extension that will make the global hotel company a partner of several league events, including NBA House Rio, NBA All-Star, and select NBA Global Games. In addition, Marriott International will become an official partner of USA Basketball.

Borussia Dortmund takes off in new team Airbus

Borussia Dortmund takes off in new team Airbus

Borussia Dortmund took off for the first time earlier on board their new team Airbus. The players of the eight-time German champions travelled – from Dortmund via Salzburg – to their first pre-season training camp on the Eurowings Airbus A320 painted in the club colours of black and yellow. Having their “own” aircraft went down well with the players who were waved off at Dortmund airport in the direction of the Kitzbühl Alps by Eurowings chief executives Oliver Wagner and Michael Knitter.