Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi to welcome new wellness residencies

Set in the North Shaviyani Atoll, surrounded by nothing but azure Indian Ocean, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi lends itself to those seeking a far-flung healing retreat. This festive season, two internationally renowned wellness practitioners, Johnson Chong and Dawn Harlow, take residency at the luxury resort, leading travellers on a journey of self-discovery, wellbeing and relaxation. Launching as part of […]


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 […]


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 […]


A Visit to Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap

Fresh from my experiences with Raffles in Phnom Penh, it is fair to say my expectations were sky-high by the time I got off the plane in Siem Reap. Over the past couple of decades, the city has emerged as one of the preeminent stops on the south-east Asia tourist trail, with thousands of hotels of all standards catering to the booming […]

Wizz Air

Wizz Air signs car rental partnership with Sixt

Sixt has signed a comprehensive partnership agreement with Wizz Air to act as the airline’s preferred partner. When making a flight reservation via the Wizz Air website or in the mobile app, customers can now directly book the appropriate rental vehicle and access the entire Sixt fleet at their destination. Sixt will offer passengers individual offers in every price category […]


World Travel Awards headed to Oman for Grand Final Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards has partnered with Oman Airports to host its highly-anticipated Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2019. The event will take place on November 28th at the Royal Opera House Muscat. Leading figureheads and decision-makers of the global travel industry will attend the red-carpet gala reception in the beautiful Sultanate of Oman. Dramatically wedged between soaring mountains and the Arabian […]

Air Austral

Air Austral becomes latest Airbus A220 customer

Air Austral has signed a firm order for three A220 aircraft. With the order, the Réunion Island-based airline becomes the first A220 customer based in the Indian Ocean region. “Air Austral has chosen the A220-300 as part of the renewal of its medium- and short-haul fleet. “This new generation aircraft will join the airline from the end of 2020 with […]


Saint Lucia continues record visitor arrivals streak

The latest performance report for Saint Lucia is in and the record-breaking streak in visitor arrivals to the acclaimed destination continues. According to the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, the island can now boast that seven out of the eight months thus far this year have recorded unprecedented growth in arrivals. An impressive total of 36,342 stay-over arrivals was recorded in […]


NYC & Company launches largest ever global marketing campaign

NYC & Company has kicked off its most expansive global tourism marketing campaign to date. The refreshed ‘Famous Original New York City’ initiative is valued at approximately $20 million and will reach 22 global markets including, for the first time ever, Ireland and Singapore. This promotional effort reinforces New York City’s incomparable welcoming spirit with the iconic Statue of Liberty […]