Focus: Château de Bois Rigaud inaugurates its new wedding venue in France

Château de Bois Rigaud, the magical castle nestling in the breathtaking Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes countryside of France has announced the inauguration of its brand new wedding venue.



Focus: Top 6 Tips for Public WiFi Hotspot Security

When you’re traveling or vacation, how often do you go online using an unprotected Wi-Fi internet connection?



Focus: Global tourism hits record highs - but who goes where on holiday?

With the increasing rate of global tourism yearly, we took a glance at what are some favorite destinations for 1.4 bn world tourists and what are the merits and demerits of this hiked tourism on the host countries.



News: Lotus to represent Argentine capital Buenos Aires in UK

Representation firm Lotus has been appointed by the Buenos Aires tourism board, Travel Buenos Aires, to handle the city’s PR in the United Kingdom with immediate effect.



News: Accor to take Raffles brand into Bahrain following GFH deal

Accor is set to debut its Raffles brand in Bahrain after signing an agreement with GFH Financial Group. The management agreement for Raffles Bahrain marks the start of a growing partnership between the two entities and consolidates Accor’s presence in the kingdom where it currently operates six properties.



News: Emirates to launch new Mexico City service in December

Emirates will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Mexico City International Airport, via the Spanish city of Barcelona, on December 9th. Citizens from Mexico, Spain and the UAE only need their passports to enjoy visa-free travel to each respective country.



News: Oman Air Holidays launches new golf-focused product

Oman Air Holidays has announced the launch of a new bespoke golf package that combines inbound tour operating expertise with local golfing knowledge provided by Arabian Greens Tours.



News: Emaar Properties leads Dubai property transactions in early 2019

Emaar Properties recorded 4,756 transactions cumulatively worth D13.1 billion in the first six months of this year, accounting for the largest share of all property sales in Dubai.



News: Princess Cruises latest to join escape room craze

Princess Cruises has revealed that an escape room at sea will feature on its two newest ships, the 3,660-guest Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess.



News: Bellamy to lead Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge

Andy Bellamy has been appointed general manager at the newly opened Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge. He joins the Leonardo Royal property with 15 years’ experience working in the hospitality industry, most recently as area general manager at Mercure Hotels.



News: Mövenpick Hotel Amman opens in Jordan

Accor has strengthened its portfolio in Jordan to nine properties with the opening of the Mövenpick Hotel Amman. It follows the group’s takeover and re-brand of an existing 218-key property in the kingdom’s vibrant capital, which has undergone a refurbishment in line with Mövenpick brand standards.



News: Plus Ultra launches Madrid connection from Quito

Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas has launched its inaugural flight to Madrid from Mariscal Sucre Airport in Quito, capital of Ecuador. The carrier will offer three weekly flights.



News: Crystal Endeavor to be fitted with state-of-the-art sonar

The FarSounder 1000 Series will provide real-time 3D images of the terrain and activity along the ship’s route up to 1,000 metres ahead of the vessel and to a depth of up to 50 metres, with a mapping range up to eight times the water’s depth.



News: Swiss-Belinn Gajah Mada Medan opens in Indonesia

Swiss-Belhotel International has launched Swiss-Belinn Gajah Mada Medan, a new midscale hotel in the capital of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Located on Jalan Gajah Mada in the centre of the city, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s main business and shopping districts.



News: Ryanair scales back capacity growth as Boeing 737 Max grounding bites

Ryanair is expecting to welcome five million fewer passengers next summer as the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max impacts capacity growth. The Irish airline has a total of 135 of the controversial models on order, the first five of which are due for delivery this autumn.



News: Cheval Collection selects RMS Cloud for systems upgrade

Cheval Collection is upgrading its property management system, entering into a technology partnership with RMS Cloud. Cheval chief executive George Westwell said the decision to choose RMS Cloud technology was made with an eye on the future.



News: Air India launches new Dubai International connections

Dubai International has welcomed Air India’s inaugural flights from the cities of Indore and Kolkata (Calcutta). The thrice weekly service from Indore is the first international flight out of the city, which is the commercial capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh.



News: Costa Rica names latest national park as conservation drive continues

Costa Rica has declared the Miravalles Volcano National Park-Jorge Manuel Dengo as the country’s 29th national park. The destination’s protected areas now encompass more than a quarter of its land mass, more than any other country in the world.



News: Hodgson takes new commercial director role at the Savoy

The Savoy, a Fairmont managed Hotel, has promoted former director of sales and marketing, Linda Hodgson, to the position of commercial director. In her new role she will oversee the hotel’s commercial strategy and business plan.



News: Marriott goes live with new Sheraton brand identity

Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks has become the first property in the world to display the new Sheraton logo. It is the first new branding for the organisation in more than 40 years and comes as Marriott International continue transformation efforts at its most global brand.