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Paris to get its Bvlgari hotel

Bvlgari Hotels and Resorts announced the agreement for a new hotel in Paris, scheduled to open in 2020. This new opening will follow Beijing and Dubai in 2017, Shanghai in 2018 and Moscow in 2020. ...
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Walt Disney Parks & Resorts showcase new attractions

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts announced several new attractions across Disneyland Paris, Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney World. ...
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GCC visitors on an increase to UK in 2016

Visitors to the UK from KSA, UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain totaled 659,466 in 2016, an increase of 6.6%, amounting to almost 5,000 more visitors than the previous year. This data was released by Arabian Tra...
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One&Only Le Saint Géran opens post renovation

The One&Only Le Saint Géran welcomed guests following a nine-month renovation and multi-million-dollar investment. The property is setting new standards of ultra-luxury in the Indian Ocean and be...
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International Tourism on the rise

Demand for international tourism remained strong during the Northern Hemisphere summer peak season. International tourist arrivals in July and August totalled over 300 million for the first-time ever ...
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AVANI to introduce first villa concept in 2018

AVANI Hotels & Resorts catering to the millennial-minded travellers will be introducing its first villa concept with the opening of the AVANI Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas in September 20...
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Radisson Blu to add its third hotel to Ethiopia

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group adds another Radisson Blu hotel in Ethiopia in Bishoftu. The newly announced property will open in 2020. Carlson Rezidor is operating a Radisson Blu Hotel in Addis Abab...
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Carlson Rezidor Group accelerates Africa growth

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has accelerated its growth in Africa with six hotel openings and the addition of three hotels to its portfolio this year. The new 530 rooms bring the group’s African ...
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SmartHOTEL gets SmartCONNECT for PMS

SmartHOTEL, a gold partner level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of the SmartCONNECT for PMS with Oracle Hospitality OPERA 5.5. The SmartCO...
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MakeMyTrip partners with Travelport

MakeMyTrip has signed an agreement with Travelport’s distributor for India - InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ), for the use of Travelport’s travel commerce platform. ...
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Qantas to increase capacity of Airbus A380 fleet

Qantas unveiled plans to increase the capacity of its 12 Airbus A380s. The multi-million dollar upgrade will see a change in seat mix on the super jumbos to meet increased customer demand for premium ...
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Avani debuts in Maldives

Avani Hotels & Resorts announced the development of its first resort in the Maldives – AVANI Fares Maldives Resort. The new property is scheduled to open by Q4 of 2019. The untouched 12.4-he...
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Melbourne titled seventh time ‘world’s most liveable city’

Melbourne’s has been titled ‘world’s most liveable city’ for the seventh year by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) annual Liveability Index...
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Thailand looks to tap into Gastronomy tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) organised the ‘Thailand Live Gastronomy’ festival as part of strategies to put greater emphasis on Gastronomy Tourism. This is considered as an important pa...
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Slovenia attains two more heritage sites by UNESCO

In a recent development at the 41st session of World Heritage Committee in Krakow (Poland), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has inscribed 63 new areas of ...
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Hampton by Hilton London Stansted airport opens

Hilton’s Hampton by Hilton brand announced the opening of its largest property in the world, Hampton by Hilton London Stansted Airport. The property is owned by Urban Civic Plc and managed by Inters...
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Deutsche Hospitality inks partnership with GBI AG

Deutsche Hospitality and GBI AG are launching a comprehensive programme of cooperation for the development of new hotel locations. The main emphasis is on IntercityHotel and Jaz in the City brands. Th...
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Bürgenstock Resort to re-open for business in August

The Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne is scheduled to re-open on 28 August 2017, following a nine-year, US$ 569 million construction project.  This historic hideaway has been restored as an exclusive ...
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Global destinations welcomed 369 tourists from Jan-Apr 2017

Recent statistics shared by the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer state that destinations worldwide received 369 million international tourists (overnight visitors) in first four months of 2017. This is 2...
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Mövenpick Hotels sign first hotel in Danang

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts signed its sixth property in the country. The new property will be located in the coastal city of Danang and is in partnership with Vicoland Group Joint Stock Company. The ...
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Ascott expands Lyf brand in Asia

The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has secured contracts to manage its first three properties under its brand- lyf - in its two key markets – China and Singapore. The new brand lyf signifies a new way of ...
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Deutsche Hospitality opens third property in Tunisia

Deutsche Hospitality signed an agreement for a new property in Tunisia. From November 2017, guests will be welcomed at the Steigenberger Hotel Palace Marhaba on the Gulf of Hammamet. The hotel chain f...
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Vistara welcomes first Airbus A320neo

Vistara took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (new engine option) at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse. ...
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Steigenberger Hotel Riverside Bangkok scheduled for 2019 opening

Deutsche Hospitality has announced plans to enter Thailand with its first property in Bangkok. The hospitality company signed an agreement for its first five-star Steigenberger Hotel Riverside. The pr...
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AccorHotels continues its Africa expansion

AccorHotels announced the signing of a hotel management agreement (HMA) with New Mauritius Hotels Limited. The agreement will see AccorHotels re-launch the existing property under the Fairmont Hotels ...
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Conrad Hotels & Resorts debuts in Bora Bora Nui

Conrad Hotels & Resorts recently unveiled its newest property Conrad Bora Bora Nui. This is the destination’s first five-star resort to debut in 10 years. The beach-front property features 114 r...