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Rosewood unveils plans for four new hotels in Asia

Rosewood Hotel Group has signalled the next chapter of its Asian expansion with appointments to manage four key properties. These include Rosewood Shenzhen, due to open in 2022, Rosewood Hermana Mayor (2023), New World Jaipur Resort (2023) and Rosewood Shanghai (2024.) “We intend to double the number of Rosewood hotels in the next five years, from our current 24 hotels […]

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Kuwait Airways signs for eight A330-800 planes from Airbus

Kuwait Airways has signed a purchase agreement for eight A330-800 aircraft. The deal was signed by Yousef Al-Jassim, chairman of the national carrier of the state of Kuwait, and Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer, at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse. Al-Jassim said: “The A330-800 will seamlessly fit into our fleet expansion and growth plans. “Its unbeatable operating economics and performance […]

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Address Dubai Mall reopens after overhaul

Emaar Hospitality Group has welcomed guests to the boldly reimagined Address Dubai Mall. With a new look and sparkle, the all-new Address Dubai Mall seeks to redefine premium luxury with its ultra-modern hotel rooms and suites, exceptional dining concepts and wellness facilities. The facelift of the preferred lifestyle destination for visitors from across the world, comes closely after the ninth […]

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ITB Asia welcomes industry leaders to Singapore

ITB Asia has opened its doors at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The three-day conference and exhibition will run until Friday. Under the overarching theme, Travel Reimagined, top industry leaders will deliver insights on the key trends provoking disruption across the travel industry and how brands are innovating to stay competitive. The expected over […]

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Oil Rises Towards $85 As Asian Shares Slip On Lingering Trade, U.S. Rates Worries

Asian shares slipped on Monday as worries over Sino-U.S. trade disputes, a possible slowdown in the Chinese economy and higher U.S. borrowing costs tempered optimism, despite a rebound in global equities. Not helping the mood, oil prices jumped and Saudi Arabian shares tumbled on rising diplomatic tensions between Riyadh and the West. The situation arose after the monarchy warned against […]

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel to re-open in Dubai

Jumeirah Beach Hotel is to re-open on October 19th following a five-month transformation programme. Guests will return to discover a reimagined luxury experience created for the modern family and discerning traveller. The tasteful yet bold refurbishment was skilfully crafted to ensure no interference with the heart of the hotel, and mindful not to erase any of the warmth or personal […]

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Southeast Asia Early Birds through STUBA

Its Early bird time once again, and this week we take a look at some of the best for South East Asia. First there is Mainland Southeast Asia, comprises parts of Eastern India, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and the west of Malaysia. Additionally there is Maritime South East Asia: comprising parts of India, Indonesia, East Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, East […]

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AirAsia and SkyBus deliver bus bonanza

AirAsia and SkyBus deliver bus bonanza with more affordable and convenient travel for Victorians AirAsia and SkyBus have announced an enormous boost in bus services to Melbourne’s West, as the region prepares for the first-ever international flights to touchdown at Avalon Airport on December 5th. Around 4,500 new SkyBus services per year will be delivered under the deal, almost doubling […]


Tokyo, Japan, to host ABTA Travel Convention 2019

ABTA is has announced that Tokyo, Japan, will host the 2019 Travel Convention. Tokyo, Japan’s capital, mixes the unique combination of traditional and modern culture, from neon-lit signs and skyscrapers to historic temples that Japan is so well known for. Japan will be hosting a number of major international sporting events over the coming two years, including the Rugby World […]

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Turkey’s Syrian Quagmire

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan does not understand that his biggest divergence with Russia is over the future of all of Syria, not just a Syrian province. In theory, it is understandable that he wants to protect the “moderate fighters” because he feels indebted to them for their help to the Turkish army in two cross-border operations. But more than […]