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Val d’Isère prepares to open for new ski season

Snow is already piling up on the pistes above Val d’Isère in spectacular style. It is a timely moment for the resort to announce plans for the official start to the 2019-2020 winter season, with First Tracks. This annual get-together is the most awaited date in the calendar for all dedicated fans of Val d’Isère. The programme includes special deals […]


Hyatt Hotels launches battle against plastic

Hyatt Hotels has unveiled a series of initiatives to reduce waste at its properties globally, including introducing large-format bathroom amenities and reducing single-use water bottles by June 2021. The following initiatives will be introduced as soon as possible in properties around the world, and no later than June 2021: Transitioning to large-format bathroom amenities to replace traditional small bottles of […]

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Sink Venice: City counts cost following historic floods

Luigi Brugnaro, mayor of Venice, has said flooding in the city will leave a “permanent mark”. With severe flooding in leaving much of the Italian tourism capital under water, the mayor said the disaster was a direct result of climate change. “Now the government must listen,” he added on Twitter. “These are the effects of climate change; the costs will […]


8 designers descending on Seychelles

Seychelles is gearing up for the second edition of the Seychelles Fashion Week in which collections will be presented from a record 25 designers from over 10 countries. The Seychelles Fashion Week will take place from November 28 to December 1. SNA presents eight more designers from Africa who will be showcasing their creations on the catwalk.   Designer: Nancy Iwuagwu Country: Nigeria […]


Investments in Africa should benefit citizens

Investments ploughed in African economies should trickle down to its impoverished and underdeveloped communities, says African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina. He made the remarks while addressing members of the media at the conclusion of the second Africa Investment Forum held in Sandton, Gauteng. Fifty-two projects worth $41 billion in investment were netted during the three-day forum. The forum saw […]


South African Airways cancels flights in midst of industrial action

South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled almost all its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday as a result of industrial action. SAA said the flight cancellation decision was made as a way to minimise the impact of disruptions for its customers. The cancellations will affect flights scheduled for Friday, 15 November, as well as flights scheduled […]


Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View welcomes first guests

Radisson Blu has announced the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View. Continuing Radisson Hotel Group’s expansion in key global cities, the new design-focused hotel is the group’s seventh hotel in Dubai. A hotel steeped in soul and design, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View is located within the largest and most impressive waterfront development in the […]


A Visit to Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Cambodia

The history of Cambodia flows through Raffles Hotel Le Royal. Originally opened in 1929 in the heart of capital Phnom Penh, the property played host to a revolving cast of global stars – including Charlie Chaplin and André Malraux – as it grew in prestige over the following decades to rival any hotel in the region. The French colonial elite […]


Travelport signs new distribution partnership with TAP Air Portugal

Travelport has reached a new multi-year content agreement with TAP Air Portugal. The deal includes a commitment to deliver IATA New Distribution Capability standard connections. The news follows the recent announcement by TAP Air Portugal that it will launch the TAP Content Channel on January 1st, which will allow agents to access preferred content immediately, and will also enable the […]

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Swissôtel Kursaal Bern to open next autumn

More than 20 years after opening, the Kursaal Bern has entered a new chapter in its history. Kongress + Kursaal Bern entered into an agreement with Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts whereby, effective in autumn 2020, Hotel Allegro will then be operated as Swissôtel Kursaal Bern. As part of this exciting next chapter for the hotel, Kongress + Kursaal Bern will […]