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JW Marriott Marquis Dubai adds mobile check in

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai adds mobile check in

2 days ago in Hotel News

The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is launching the Marriott Mobile Check-In and Check-Out service which allows visitors to download a mobile application and have their room key waiting for them on arrival. The application enables Marriott Rewards members to receive push notifications on their Apple iPhones or Android devices after 16:00 of the day before their arrival alerting them they can check-in. → Read More

Breaking Travel News interview: Yonel Altun, general manager, Rixos Premium Bodrum

Breaking Travel News interview: Yonel Altun, general manager, Rixos Premium Bodrum

6 days ago in Focus

Yonel Altun, GM, Rixos Premium Bodrum talks to Breaking Travel News. Rixos Premium Bodrum has won “Europe’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel” for two years in a row at World Travel Awards 2014 Europe Ceremony → Read More

Family holidays to drive growth in Dubai tourism sector

Family holidays to drive growth in Dubai tourism sector

His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing has revealed how family-centred travel is emerging a key component of travel to the emirate. Following the release of strong new tourism figures yesterday, he commented: “Our strategy continues to be positioning Dubai as the must-experience family destination: as such we are constantly diversifying our tourism offering and increasing our hotel portfolio to attract, and cater to, a broader market of visitors.” → Read More

Chinese visitors drive record figures for Dubai tourism

Chinese visitors drive record figures for Dubai tourism

26th Aug 2014 in Focus

Dubai’s hotels welcomed more than 5.8 million tourists in the first half of 2014, up around one per cent compared to the same period last year, according to stats released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing. Hoteliers and hotel apartment operators saw total first half revenues reach Dhs12.74 billion ($3.18 billion), an increase of 10.9 per cent year-on-year. → Read More

Vietnam Airlines signs codeshare with Jet Airways

Vietnam Airlines signs codeshare with Jet Airways

24th Aug 2014 in Airline NewsTravel Events News

Vietnam Airlines and Jet Airways have announced a reciprocal codeshare agreement, offering passengers enhanced connectivity and seamless access when travelling throughout the combined networks of both airlines. Under the codeshare arrangement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code on Vietnam Airlines’ flights from Bangkok and Singapore to Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. → Read More

Changes of leadership move Coco Collection forward

Changes of leadership move Coco Collection forward

22nd Aug 2014 in Hotel NewsTravel Events News

Coco Collection has welcomed new general managers for Coco Bodu Hithi, the stylish luxury boutique resort in North Malé Atoll, and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, the barefoot luxury eco-resort in Baa Atoll. At the same time, a new director of marketing at the helm of the marketing and PR team in the corporate head office has been appointed. → Read More

Final call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australia Gala Ceremony

Final call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australia Gala Ceremony

19th Aug 2014 in Hotel NewsTravel Events News

Industry insiders, consumers and stakeholders in the regional travel sectors are being urged to cast their ballots ahead of the deadline for votes at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014. The ceremony will take place at The Oberoi, New Delhi, India, on October 10th, with voting scheduled to close on August 24th. → Read More

Breaking Travel News investigates: Quito: A journey to the centre of the earth

Breaking Travel News investigates: Quito: A journey to the centre of the earth

19th Aug 2014 in Focus

Having just taken the title of South America’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards, Quito, capital of Ecuador, has been riding high. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole visits the city to see how it is coming to terms with its newfound place in the international tourism spotlight. → Read More

Costa Navarino recognised by World Travel Awards in Greece

Costa Navarino recognised by World Travel Awards in Greece

15th Aug 2014 in Hotel NewsTravel Events News

Costa Navarino, the prime sustainable destination located in the Greek region of Messinia, south-west Peloponnese, has been awarded first place in the category of Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2014. The World Travel Awards serve to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. → Read More

St. David’s Hotel & Spa tastes success at the World Travel Awards

St. David’s Hotel & Spa tastes success at the World Travel Awards

15th Aug 2014 in Hotel NewsTravel Events News

St. David’s Hotel & Spa in Cardiff, the only five star hotel in the Welsh capital, has been recognised as Wales’ Leading Business Hotel and Wales’ Leading Hotel at the European gala of the World Travel Awards held in Athens. Part of the PH Hotels collection, the 142-bedroom hotel complete with the award winning Marine Spa, overlooking Cardiff Bay, reigned victorious against properties including the Cardiff Marriott, Park Plaza Cardiff and Celtic Manor to clinch top spot across the two categories. → Read More

Quito takes South America’s Leading Destination title at World Travel Awards

Quito takes South America’s Leading Destination title at World Travel Awards

Quito has been named South America´s Leading Destination by the World Travel Awards. This is the second consecutive year the city has won this prestigious award. The Ecuadorian capital was also the host of the Gala Ceremony of this renowned competition, which gathered a full and international audience of leading tourism industry and media representatives. → Read More

LAN Airlines takes South America’s Leading Airline title at World Travel Awards

LAN Airlines takes South America’s Leading Airline title at World Travel Awards

12th Aug 2014 in Airline News

For the third consecutive year, LAN Airlines, a member of LATAM Airlines Group, has received the award for South America’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards. TAM Airlines, also member of the group, was a nominee in the same category. → Read More

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