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Etihad Airways brings Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Singapore route

Etihad Airways brings Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Singapore route

Top Story | 22 hours ago in Airline NewsTourism News

Etihad Airways has set a new benchmark for luxury travel on the UAE-Singapore route with the start of daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner services earlier. Etihad president James Hogan said deploying the Dreamliner to Singapore reflected the importance of the route to the airline and its commitment to a best-in-class experience. → Read More

World Travel Awards signs Avianca as Official Airline Partner for Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015

World Travel Awards signs Avianca as Official Airline Partner for Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015

2 days ago in Airline NewsTravel Events News

World Travel Awards announces Avianca as the Official Airline Partner for the upcoming Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015. Visiting Colombia for the first time, the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony will take place on October 10th in Bogotá. The event will receive tourism leaders from across the region, as well as influential business directors and entrepreneurs. → Read More

Breaking Travel News interview: Jef Ong, chief executive, Flexiroam

Breaking Travel News interview: Jef Ong, chief executive, Flexiroam

6 days ago in Focus

Flexiroam is a telecommunications company offering services internationally, providing a range of products allowing customers to remain connected abroad without attracting significant connection fees or tariffs. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole sits down with founder and chief executive to discuss the company, its ambitions, and a recent nomination at the World Travel Awards. → Read More

Last call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2015

Last call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2015

Industry insiders, consumers and stakeholders from across Europe are being urged to cast their ballots ahead of the deadline for votes at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2015. The ceremony will take place at Forte Village, Sardinia, Italy, on September 5th, with voting scheduled to close on July 26th. → Read More

Discovering Paris with an electrical bicycle from Hotel Pont Royal

Discovering Paris with an electrical bicycle from Hotel Pont Royal

22nd Jul 2015 in Hotel NewsTourism News

Nestled in the heart of St-Germain-des-Près, sitting between antiquarians, typical Parisian brasseries and fancy shops, stands the Hotel Pont Royal, a fabulous literary hotel well-known for its signature bar since 1923. Praised by some very famous authors, such as Hemingway, Miller or even Sartre, the five-star hotel enjoys the perfect location for those who want to be near the most beautiful sights that the French capital has to offer. → Read More

New leadership for Sofitel Dubai Downtown

New leadership for Sofitel Dubai Downtown

18th Jul 2015 in Hotel NewsTravel Events News

Sofitel Dubai Downtown has announced Ammar Hilal has been appointed as general manager of the hotel. Hilal has a rich background in hospitality across the globe – in eight countries on four continents within luxury brands. Prior to joining Sofitel Dubai Downtown, he was hotel manager at the Burj Al Arab for a number of years. → Read More

World Travel Awards reveals host for Grand Final 2015

World Travel Awards reveals host for Grand Final 2015

Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in El Jadida, Morocco, has been unveiled as host of the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2015. Hundreds of industry leaders will gather in the world-leading destination on December 12th, 2015, as World Travel Awards presents its coveted global titles. Tourism operators in Morocco are expected to enjoy a boost in their global exposure given the attention World Travel Awards commands. → Read More

Pepperclub Hotel defends top World Travel Awards title

Pepperclub Hotel defends top World Travel Awards title

2nd Jul 2015 in Hotel NewsTravel Events News

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa in Cape Town has been named Africa’s Leading City Hotel for the third consecutive year in the 2015 World Travel Awards. The title is the ultimate travel accolade and recognises and rewards excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. → Read More

Breaking Travel News interview: Mehdi Othmani, general manager, Hilton Hurghada Plaza

Breaking Travel News interview: Mehdi Othmani, general manager, Hilton Hurghada Plaza

29th Jun 2015 in Hotel NewsTravel Events News

Increased confidence in Egypt’s tourism sector is seeing a growth in visitor numbers and a broadening of source markets explains Mehdi Othmani, general manager, Hilton Hurghada Plaza. Talking to Phil Blizzard he provides an overview of what his resort offers to visitors to the Red Sea, including their all-inclusive offering and also talks about their world record for a sustainability project involving more than 600 divers. → Read More

Kinnear to take over leadership of Air Seychelles

Kinnear to take over leadership of Air Seychelles

26th Jun 2015 in Airline News

Air Seychelles has announced the appointment of Roy Kinnear to the position of chief executive, with effect from July 1st 2015. Kinnear joins Air Seychelles from strategic partner Etihad Airways, where he held the position of senior vice president, revenue management and planning, responsible for leading the airline’s revenue management, inventory control, pricing, and revenue forecasting. → Read More

Kenya Tourist Board defends title at World Travel Awards

Kenya Tourist Board defends title at World Travel Awards

The Kenya Tourism Board had cause for celebration earlier after Kenya scooped nine awards at the annual World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony. At the event, hosted by Kempinski Seychelles Resort, the organisation retained the trophy for Africa’s Leading Tourist Board, which KTB has held for four consecutive years. → Read More

Lim Boniface, chief engineer, Banyan Tree Seychelles

Lim Boniface, chief engineer, Banyan Tree Seychelles

24th Jun 2015 in Videos

Lim Boniface, chief engineer, Banyan Tree Seychelles speaks to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015, hosted by Kempinski Seychelles Resort. → Read More

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