Val d’Isère
Australia & New Zealand

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 […]

Australia & New Zealand

Air New Zealand signs new Dreamliner 787-10 order with Boeing

Boeing and Air New Zealand have finalised an order for eight 787-10 Dreamliner planes valued at $2.7 billion at list prices. The carrier will integrate the largest Dreamliner model into its fleet of 787-9 and 777 planes from 2022. The deal, announced in May as a commitment, includes options to increase the number of aircraft from eight up to 20, […]

Australia & New Zealand

Marriott signs to take Ritz-Carlton brand into Montenegro

Marriott International has announced the signing of a milestone agreement with Northstar to bring the Ritz-Carlton brand to Montenegro. Under the plan funded by Al Yasra, the Ritz-Carlton, Montenegro and the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Montenegro are scheduled to bring the brand to the country in 2023. “With its striking views of the Adriatic coast, Montenegro has quickly become a favourite Mediterranean […]

Australia & New Zealand

Six Senses Kitzbühel Alps set to open in 2021

Six Senses is set to unveil its first resort in the Austrian Alps in 2021. Embedded in the largest protected habitat in Europe – the Hohe Tauern National Park – Six Senses Kitzbühel fuses a high octane Alpine lifestyle with the sensual tranquillity of a true Six Senses resort. Featuring interiors by acclaimed designer Martin Brudnizki, the project perfectly embodies […]

Australia & New Zealand

Eleven Experience signs for Cedar Lodge, New Zealand

Eleven Experience has acquired Cedar Lodge on the South Island of New Zealand. The property will be operated as an Eleven Experience Lodge in collaboration with the previous owners for the upcoming fishing season. Cedar Lodge has long been renowned for its helicopter fly-out angling program, offering passionate anglers a paradise in which to target trophy-sized rainbow and brown trout […]

Australia & New Zealand

first Asia Pacific market in Australia

Accor has chosen Australia as the first Asia Pacific market to expand its partnership with sbe outside of the US and bring its luxury lifestyle hospitality brand, Hyde to its shores following Accor’s acquisition of a 50% stake in sbe in October 2018.  Coming to the Gold Coast in March 2019, Hyde Paradiso will be a fashionable playground for an […]

Australia & New Zealand

63 luxurious Suites opens

Leading the way for the medical tourism sector, Essence Suites Taringa’s 63 luxuriously appointed suites are situated directly above the Westside Private Hospital in Brisbane’s west. With the brand-new building now complete, the hotel forms part of the $65-million 10-storey development and is managed by Essence Apartments and Suites’ parent company UniLodge Australia. UniLodge CEO Tomas Johnsson said while the […]

Australia & New Zealand

Australia win Pie Time Awards

Australia’s Best Tourism Destination marketing campaign was announced last night as ‘PIE TIME’ run by Destination Southern Highlands.  Taking out the gold award in the QANTAS Australian Tourism awards held at Launceston’s Cataract Gorge, the award was the first Gold honour for the NSW Southern Highlands since the awards inception in 1985.   The Awards, showcasing the best outstanding customer […]