Organisers of the ITB Berlin tradeshow have been forced to cancel the annual event as the world continues to battle a coronavirus outbreak. As many as 150,000 visitors had been expected at Messe Berlin, which was due to start on Wednesday, March 4th.
The hospitality community is awaiting a decision on the hosting of ITB Berlin next week. With just days to go until the expected debut on March 4th, there have been calls from within Germany for the cancellation of the event.
International Airlines Group has seen operating profit before exceptional items fall 5.7 per cent, to €3,285 million, for the year to December 31st. The group said it was currently unable to offer guidance on its 2020 financial performance as a result of the spreading coronavirus.
Frank Marrenbach, longstanding chief executive of the Oetker Collection, has confirmed he will leave the company to take on a new role as managing partner of Germany-based Althoff Hotels.
The Ascott has appointed Christian Desira as its new head of business development and investment for Europe. He will play an integral role in driving the company’s ambitious growth plans to reach 10,000 units in Europe and 160,000 globally by 2023.
Corinthia St Petersburg is an internationally acknowledged luxury hotel, built from three majestic 19th-century buildings located at the heart of Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main thoroughfare.
LATAM Airlines Group has signed a loyalty program agreement with Delta that will enable reciprocal frequent flyer benefits. The deal will come into effect on April 1st.
Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced plans for Centra by Centara Cha Am Beach Resort Hua Hin. The property will be launched in partnership with Hua Hin Pearl Resort Company.
The court of appeal has ruled a government decision to grant permission for a third runway at London Heathrow Airport was illegal. A case against government approval for the scheme was brought by environmental groups, councils and the mayor of London.