IHG Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company, is extending its collaboration with Dinso Resort Co., Ltd by adding a new property, Dinso Resort & Villas Koh Chang, Vignette Collection, to its portfolio. Scheduled to open in 2024, this 166-room luxury resort will join Dinso Resort & Villas Phuket, Vignette Collection, and Sindhorn Midtown Bangkok, Vignette Collection as part of IHG’s collection brand.
Bangkok-based hotel owner, operator, and investor, Minor Hotels, has appointed Sandie Johannessen as the Group Director of Spa and Wellness – Asia, effective from October 2023. In her new role, Sandie will oversee the spa and wellness operations, development, and brand standards across all of Minor Hotels’ brands in Asia. She will also be responsible for strategic partnerships related to spa, wellness, and medical services.
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.
AirAsia has announced a significant increase in flights between Malaysia and China/India, totaling 230 weekly flights starting in the first quarter of 2024, with a capacity of up to 5.2 million seats per year. This expansion is in response to the Malaysian government’s decision to offer 30-day visa-free entry for travelers from China and India to Malaysia, effective from December 1, 2023.
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.
Start your Aomori journey with the enchanting Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival, where the town is bathed in delicate pink blooms. Hirosaki Park takes centre stage in this magnificent spectacle, celebrated each year from mid-April to mid-May 5th, showcasing a breathtaking display of 2,600 cherry trees gracefully encircling Hirosaki Castle, all set against the picturesque backdrop of a meandering moat.
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.
Turkish Airlines has launched its new wholly-owned subsidiary, AJet, which will start operating to the UK from the end of March 2024.
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.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting all to experience one of Thailand’s oldest and most colourful festivals while gaining insights into the charming traditions of Chiang Mai, Roi Et, Samut Songkhram, Sukhothai, and Tak at the Loi Krathong Festival 2023 at Bangkok’s Phadung Krung Kasem Canal.
This Christmas, The Balmoral has partnered with Hawico, one of the leading European cashmere brands in the world. The Scottish family-owned company produces garments of the utmost luxury. This vision will be echoed throughout The Balmoral this festive season, as opulent cashmere decorations will be sprinkled throughout the iconic hotel’s lobby and Palm Court.