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Lotus Asia to take PR specialist into Malaysia
Travel PR specialist Lotus has launched its second regional business. Lotus Asia will be headquartered in Malaysia supported by a team in Singapore, to offer dedicated local support as well as a full-service across south-east Asia.
Moultrie appointed managing director of MMGY Hills Balfour
MMGY Hills Balfour has rejigged its leadership structure, as former executive vice president of the World Travel & Tourism Council Caroline Moultrie joins as managing director.
Travelopia acquires Enchanting Travels of Germany
Founded in 2004 by Parik Laxminarayan and Alex Metzler, Enchanting Travels provides exclusive, customised travel experiences for guests primarily from North America, western Europe and Australia.
Laura Ashley the Tea Room joins vegan wave
In what is somewhat optimistically being branded the year of the vegan, Laura Ashley the Tea Room has launched a brand-new vegan afternoon tea menu at its tea rooms in Burnham Beeches, Coventry, and Solihull.
YouGov: Travellers eye pod hotels to cut costs
Developed in Japan, these small, ‘no frills’, pod-style rooms fit all the usual mod cons into half the size of a standard budget hotel room, but for less than half the nightly rate.
Royal Liver Building in Liverpool to welcome new visitor attraction
The attraction will be designed, delivered and operated by Heritage Great Britain in partnership with Corestate and will open up the landmark building to the public for the first time.
Grifco to merge with US-based MMGY Global
London-based PR operation Grifco is to merge with MMGY Global, the world’s leading integrated travel and hospitality marketing company. Along with sister company Ophir PR, Grifco will become part of MMGY Global’s London operation.
New leadership at Aviation Club of the UK signals change of direction
The newly appointed chairman of the Aviation Club of the UK, Karl Brünjes, told members and guests at the iconic Institute of directors: “We are the UK’s Aviation Club yet with an international reputation and membership, and one we seek to expand.”
Barrigan appointed chief commercial officer at RBH
RBH has announced the appointment of a new chief commercial officer to the company’s executive committee.
Amanda Hills-Balfour, founder, Hills Balfour, and Craig Compagnone, executive vice president, MMGY
Hills Balfour has officially joined forces with MMGY Global, the world’s largest integrated marketing company specialising in travel and hospitality, with the deal announced at ITB Berlin. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Amanda Hills-Balfour, founder, Hills Balfour, and Craig Compagnone, executive vice president of business strategy for MMGY Global, about the deal and what it means for their respective clients.
Hills Balfour acquired by MMGY Global
Hills Balfour has officially joined forces with MMGY Global, the world’s largest integrated marketing company specialising in travel and hospitality.
US-based Travel Leaders Group snaps of Barrhead Travel of Scotland
Travel Leaders Group has reached an agreement to acquire Barrhead Travel Group. Barrhead is one of Scotland’s largest retail travel companies and one of the largest in the United Kingdom, with more than 75 locations and more than 900 employees and agents.