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Breaking Travel News investigates: Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Miami

Breaking Travel News investigates: Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Miami

23 September 2016 Focus

Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Miami welcomed its first guests 2008 and offers all the thoughtful perks for which the brand is known. Situated in the heart of Downtown, Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole here pays a flying visit to the property to see what is on offer.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles

Breaking Travel News investigates: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles

22 September 2016 Focus

The iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which first opened its doors in May of 1927, has recently re-launched following a $25 million renovation. Since hosting the First Academy Awards in 1929, hotel has become both a landmark attraction and a popular destination for locals and tourists from around the world. Here Josephine Perez calls in for Breaking Travel News.

Los Angeles set to break tourism visitor record

Los Angeles set to break tourism visitor record

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board has shared new visitation forecasts and tourism data with local hospitality partners and business leaders at the organisation’s fourth annual Market Outlook Forum. Among the highlights, visitation to Los Angeles is expected to set a new record in 2016 with more than 46.5 million total visitors, an increase of 2.4 per cent from the previous record-setting year.

Greater Fort Lauderdale welcomes latest diving wreck

Greater Fort Lauderdale welcomes latest diving wreck

13 July 2016 Tourism News

Greater Fort Lauderdale in Florida, home to the largest collection of warm-water wrecks in the Western world, has confirmed a new addition to the collection in the form of Lady Luck. The vessel will be lowered to the seabed on Saturday, July 23rd. Complete with the world’s first underwater art gallery, the 324-foot tanker ship will be one of the biggest contributions to Florida’s artificial reef system, the most easily accessible major dive site in the nation.

Colorado appoints Black Diamond for UK PR role

Colorado appoints Black Diamond for UK PR role

London-based full service communications agency, Black Diamond, has been appointed by Colorado Tourism Office to act as its agency of record in the UK and Ireland following a competitive pitch process. Black Diamond will position the State of Colorado as a destination where life happens; where there’s a ‘give it a go’ attitude and where there’s an adventure suitable for everyone.

SeaWorld Entertainment to end orca breeding programme

SeaWorld Entertainment to end orca breeding programme

SeaWorld Entertainment has announced that the killer whales – or orcas – currently in the company’s care will be the last generation of orcas at SeaWorld. The company will end all orca breeding as of today. The move follows widespread criticism of SeaWorld’s activities, in particular the film Blackfish.

Aja Malibu set to redefine wellness travel with spring opening

Aja Malibu set to redefine wellness travel with spring opening

19 February 2016 Hotel News Spa News

Restore, rejuvenate, transform and reactive your inner spark at Aja Malibu. Located in the Malibu Mountains on 23 ocean-view acres once owned by President Roosevelt, Aja Malibu is a luxury-boutique mountain retreat for the health and wellness-seeking connoisseur. Aja incorporates deep earth wisdom with ancient wisdom teachings from around the world to create its signature residential programme, “The Magick Process”.

Chambers Travel Group acquires Montrose Travel in US

Chambers Travel Group acquires Montrose Travel in US

Chambers Travel Group’s parent company Corporate Travel Management is expanding its US footprint with the acquisition of California-based Montrose Travel. The purchase is expected to make CTM one of the 12 largest travel companies in the US, just three years after entering the market. The company’s total transactional value in North America is now expected to exceed AU$1 billion in the 2016 calendar year following the AU$47.6 million (US$ 34.32m) purchase.

Etihad Airways welcomes first A380 flights to New York

Etihad Airways welcomes first A380 flights to New York

24 November 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Etihad Airways has welcomed the highly-anticipated arrival of its Airbus A380 service at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The arrival marked the US debut of the airline’s exclusive A380 service, including The Residence by Etihad, the only commercially available three-room suite in the sky. The A380 now serves guests travelling on one of the airline’s two daily flights between Abu Dhabi and New York.

UK travellers eligible for US Global Entry system

UK travellers eligible for US Global Entry system

United States ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun, and United States customs and border protection commissioner Gil Kerlikowski have announced the expansion of Global Entry to UK citizens at the World Travel Market in London. Global Entry, a CBP Trusted Traveller Program, allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travellers. UK citizens can register for Global Entry beginning December 3rd.

US Congress hits aviation with new fees

US Congress hits aviation with new fees

11 December 2013 Airline News

Aviation could be among the losers from a new budget deal agreed following negotiations in the United States congress. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Democrat and Republican parties agreed a budget for the next two years which should remove the threat of another government shutdown in January.