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Taste of Bingham Riverhouse, London

Kingston-upon-Thames, in the leafy suburbs of west London, may as well be in a different time zone for most residents of the capital. Its quaint rows of shops, faux-Tudor public houses, cobbled streets and verdant parks are a world away from the grimy reality of much of the city. So, what a joy to have an excuse to visit earlier […]

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Visit Rügen, Germany

For many British travellers, especially younger generations, a visit to Germany simply means heading to Berlin. The clubs, bars and galleries of the rapidly developing capital are enough for fun-seeking holidaymakers looking to spend a weekend away. But, with nearly 40 million international overnight visitors last year, Germany is one of the most popular tourism destinations anywhere in the world, […]

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airBaltic reports strong financial results for 2018

Latvian airline airBaltic has reported a profit of €5.4 million for financial 2018, up 40 per cent on last year. The carrier reported €400 million in revenue, the first time the organisation has crossed the threshold. Martin Gauss, chief executive officer of airBaltic, said: “For the sixth year in a row we are showing a strong track record on profitability. […]

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W Dubai: New taste of luxury

W Hotels Worldwide has announced the opening of W Dubai – The Palm, located on the Palm Jumeirah, the largest man-made island in the world. W Dubai – The Palm is the newest W Escape, the W brand’s playful spin on the traditional resort experience and is set to add a new beat to the already dynamic and pulsating city. […]

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Away brand launches in Bali

Flight Centre Travel Group’s in-house hotel management company BHMA has launched its Away brand in Bali, executing a lease agreement on resort, The Camakila Legian. The 4-star hotel will be rebranded Away Bali Legian Camakila under a long-term leasing agreement between Camakila and BHMA, marking BHMA’s 22nd operating hotel. Managing Director of BHMA, Kent Davidson, said the first operating lease […]

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Luxury hotels: The best and the worst

Twelve experienced and discerning researchers brought this year’s inside track on global luxury hotel openings. After thoroughly researching every property, of the 42 new hotels that were visited this year, discovered 15 exceptional properties were discovered, with only two that disappointed and ended up on the worst list. So here is the Best and Worst of 2018 (announced in reverse […]

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AvantStay Raises $5 Million for Short-Term Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week’s travel startup funding announcements included bets on the popular themes of vacation rentals, co-living, corporate and business travel, and expense management. Each week we round up travel startups that have recently received or announced funding. Please email Travel Tech Editor Sean O’Neill at so@skift.com if you have funding news. This week travel startups announced more than $13 million […]

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Hyatt’s New Wellness Exec Talks Strategy

As luxury hotel companies work to become spaces for healthy living, we’ll likely start seeing more people with “wellness” or “well-being” in their titles take up senior positions. As hotel companies become more serious about wellness beyond spa offerings and healthy menus, many are creating new positions for executives specializing in the field. Hyatt is one of the pioneers and […]

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Travellers eye pod hotels to cut costs

Pod hotels are the newest type of hotel accommodation to be introduced to the UK. Developed in Japan, these small, ‘no frills’, pod-style rooms fit all the usual mod cons into half the size of a standard budget hotel room, but for less than half the nightly rate. With the budget hotel sector accounting for 25 per cent of the […]