Jamaica Tourist Board has welcomed the launch of the second annual Jamaica Rum Festival during an event at the Campari headquarters in New York. The festival celebrates and recognises the outsized impact the destination has had on the world with its rum, food and music.
Prior to this appointment, Rafael Canton held the role of operations manager at the Mandeville in London’s Marylebone, having stayed with the hotel for over seven years.
oneworld has confirmed Alaska Airlines intends to join the alliance by summer next year. At the same time, the carrier unveiled plans to form a US west coast international alliance with oneworld founding member American Airlines.
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa has appointed Henning Matthiesen to the role of managing director. The property is considered the flagship of the Oetker Collection.
British Airways and Royal Air Maroc have announced a new codeshare agreement which will open up new routes across Morocco including Casablanca and Agadir.
Outrigger Hospitality Group has signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire ownership of Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, a 509-room property in a prime oceanfront location on the Island of Hawaii.
Best Western has revealed plans to open Europe’s first Sadie hotel in Luton. Opening this summer, the concept will take the hotel group’s portfolio to over 280 hotels in the UK.
Hyatt Hotels has welcomed the opening of the fully renovated 280-room Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower. The property is being positioned as a gateway to the city’s new financial district.
Air Astana will launch services between Almaty and India’s commercial centre, Mumbai, on June 1st. Flights will be operated four times a week using Airbus A320, with a sector time of 4.5 hours in each direction.