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Mandarin Oriental signs on for Dallas project

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a luxury hotel in Dallas, Texas. The project, which will also feature branded residences, is scheduled to open in 2022. The new development will comprise a 25-storey mixed-use tower located in the exclusive Turtle Creek neighbourhood. It is within close proximity to the central business district and a number of […]

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United Airlines signs sponsorship partnership with Brand USA

Brand USA and United Airlines have announced a multi-year, global sponsorship agreement to promote international travel across the United States. The agreement makes United Airlines an official global airline sponsor of Brand USA and the exclusive airline sponsor of Brand USA’s next IMAX film, Into America’s Wild, which premieres in February. The film takes international audiences on a journey across […]

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Generator eyes $400m United States expansion following Freehand deal

Queensgate Investments, owners of Generator, has acquired Freehand Hotels. Following completion of the $400 million deal, the budget hotel brand will operate all four Freehand properties and their respective food and beverage outlets. The acquisition by the London-based firm merges the original upscale hostel trailblazers and reaffirms Generator as a global pioneer in the hospitality industry. When the deal completes, […]

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Norwegian to focus on United States for summer season

Norwegian has announced frequency increases between London Gatwick and United States destinations such as San Francisco and Tampa. The increases will take affect from March 29th next year and run throughout the summer 2020 schedule. The route frequency increases include the Gatwick to San Francisco service, which goes from five times a week to daily, and Austin, which will move […]

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Marriott signs for W Hotels property in Canada

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Larco to bring W Hotels’ bold design to Toronto for the first time. The nine-story, 255-room property located at 90 Bloor Street East in Toronto’s fashionable Yorkville neighbourhood, will be surrounded by high-end boutiques, galleries and design studios as well as chic cafes, polished bars and fine-dining restaurants. The $40 million transformation will […]

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Long Island welcomes historic visitor numbers

Statistics from the New York State Economic Impact of Tourism report showcase record breaking highs across the state and Long Island in visitation, economic impact, and direct spending. For the first-time tourism on Long Island has exceeded $6 billion, with an increase in visitor spending across the region topping 4.5 per cent, generating an economic impact of $6.1 billion annually […]


United States’ response to Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas

The United States extends its condolences to all those in The Bahamas who have lost loved ones and we stand with the communities affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian. The U.S. government is working in partnership with the Government of The Bahamas, including the National Emergency Management Authority, to deliver emergency supplies to address the immediate needs in the wake of […]


UK visitors drive arrivals upward in Chicago

The United States city of Chicago has seen a large spike in UK visitor numbers, reporting a 15.2 per cent increase in those visiting in 2018 compared with the year before. Some 141,000 UK visitors came to Chicago last year, contributing to the total of 2.2 million international visitors in 2018. These visits contribute significantly to the city’s 33 million […]


American Airlines to go triple daily on US Virgin Islands route

The US Virgin Islands department of tourism has announced the addition of a third American Airlines’ daily flight between Miami and St. Thomas in time for the winter season. Commissioner of tourism, Joseph Boschulte, reported that from December 18th the third daily flight will operate as a same day turn, departing Miami International Airport at 08:35 and arriving at Cyril […]

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Air Canada sees strong second quarter

Air Canada has reported second quarter EBITDA of $916, up from the figure of $739 million reported last year. The airline reported second quarter 2019 operating income of $422 million, compared to second quarter 2018 operating income of $308 million. At the same time, the carrier reported adjusted net income of $240 million or $0.88 per diluted share in the […]