Tonight marks a momentous occasion for the global travel industry as the Grand Final of the World Travel Awards (WTA) unfolds in the vibrant city of Dubai. After months of excitement and anticipation, industry leaders, professionals, and enthusiasts from around the world are gearing up for an unforgettable night that will unveil the crème de la crème of the travel and hospitality sector.
With the seasons changing and temperatures dropping, it's time for travellers to prepare their winter itineraries. From soaking in hot springs in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, to snowshoeing along awe-inspiring frozen lakes in Mont Tremblant or unwinding with an après cocktail after a full day on the slopes in Montreux Switzerland, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts offers a variety of winter activities for every vacationer to enjoy.
To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Mercure has introduced its own ‘Bucket List’ featuring 50 carefully curated food and drink experiences from around the world. This list is aimed at inspiring guests, travelers, and food enthusiasts to embark on a journey of local discovery while staying at Mercure properties. The list includes experiences like lavender tasting and oyster sampling at Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge in Australia, seaweed caviar making at Mercure La Baule Majestic in France, a lesson on making authentic Spanish paella at Mercure Benidorm in Spain, and more.
Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, Hon. Edmund Bartlett will be in Dubai, UAE, on the occasion of COP 28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023, with global leaders and governments discussing how to limit and prepare for future climate change.
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The Middle East’s luxury travel market is evolving rapidly, extending beyond opulent experiences to incorporate heritage, innovation and sustainability. Tourism experts from around the globe will shine a spotlight on the sub-theme of luxury at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2024, which will take place from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 May at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
British Airways Executive Club members can now accumulate Avios points when shopping at World Duty Free stores in London Heathrow Airport. Customers can earn one Avios point for every £1 spent on various products, including sunglasses, skincare, fragrances, and fashion items, across all terminals at Heathrow. To take advantage of this offer, Executive Club members need to sign up for the Red by Dufry loyalty program offered by World Duty Free and provide their Executive Club details in the Red by Dufry app.
Emirates is marking the 52nd UAE National Day on December 2nd with special celebrations onboard its flights and in its lounges. Passengers departing from Dubai will receive Emirati-inspired sweet treats, and the aircraft interior will be illuminated with the colors of the UAE flag. In First and Business Class, customers can enjoy traditional Emirati dishes and a variety of desserts.
Premier Inn Middle East, official supporter of Emirates Dubai 7s, has chosen the greatest sports and entertainment festival of the region as the location for an exclusive sneak preview of its brand-new, ultra-comfy bed. From 1 to 3 December, festival goers are invited to visit Premier Inn’s Hotel of PrizZZes to test the hotel’s soundest sleeping experience ever, engage in a range of fun activities and win amazing prizes.
The International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA) is thrilled to announce UrVenue as a two-year sponsor of the association and its upcoming INSPIRE Luxury Hospitality Conference. UrVenue is a hospitality technology company based in Las Vegas, NV and pioneer of the industry’s first Property Experience Management System (PXMS). UrVenue joins ILHA’s impressive group of handpicked solutions providers helping accelerate growth and innovation in luxury hospitality.
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is set to represent Jamaica at the much anticipated 173rd General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris, France. The BIE is the Intergovernmental Organization overseeing and regulating international exhibitions lasting more than three weeks, including World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos, and the Triennale di Milano.
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has inaugurated the Sir Bani Yas Island Visitor Centre. The centre will serve as a cultural resource for both local and international tourists to learn more about the historic landscape of Sir Bani Yas Island.