Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans Designated at the Only AAA Five Diamond Hotel in Louisiana

Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans announces that it has been accredited with a AAA Five Diamond hotel designation, the only Hotel in Louisiana bestowed with the award. This is the first time Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans has attained this prestigious honour and is one of just three in North America and the Caribbean added to the 2022 list.


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Air Algérie Direct Flights between Algiers and Doha’s Hamad International Airport

As an extension of the strengthening of cooperation between Algeria and Qatar, the National Airline, Air Algérie, announces the launch of its new direct route between Algiers and Doha at the rate of two flights per week every Thursday and Saturday. It will be the 45th International route for Air Algerie.


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GBTA: Economic ‘headwinds’ to delay full business travel recovery

The return of global business travel spending to pre-pandemic levels is set to be delayed by two years until 2026 due to “headwinds” such as inflation and supply chain shortages, according to an updated forecast by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).


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WTTC welcomes Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) welcomes the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 that includes a $400-billion investment in fighting climate change, measures to make prescription drugs more affordable, and a 15-percent minimum tax on most corporations that make more than $1 billion per year.


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U.S. Travel Honors Destination Marketers, Tourism Leaders at ESTO 2022

U.S. Travel Association announced recipients of the 2022 Destiny and Mercury Awards and the State Tourism Director of the Year at the annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) conference, held August 6-9 in Grand Rapids, MI.


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Travelex launches click & collect service for foreign exchange

Travelex has launched what is believed to be the foreign exchange industry’s first ever Foreign Currency ATM click & collect service, enabling customers to pre-order foreign cash online at Travelex’s best possible rate before collecting it contact free from an airport ATM.


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Princess Cruises updated its COVID-19 policies and guidelines

Princess Cruises announced updated COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, removing the vaccine requirement for most voyage of less than 16 days so that anyone can cruise, and adjusting pre-travel testing requirements to make it less complicated.


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New COVID-19 rules by Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line announced protocol updates that meet public health goals but recognise the evolving nature of COVID-19.


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Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh takes an initiative to fight Cervical Cancer

A mammoth of the hotel industry, Hyatt Regency is hosting a charity event ‘Let’s Give Back!’ in association with AmCham, to improve the determination process of cervical cancer. It remains one of the most preventable forms of cancer with proper diagnosis.


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Novotel Hyderabad Airport unveiled its glamorous new look

Novotel Hyderabad Airport (NHA) unveiled a glamorous new look for its discerning guests by launching Food Exchange, a chic dining spot and Gourmet Bar (A casual finger food and beverage outlet) in their resplendent lobby.


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Chiva-Som appoints Chanyapak Suwankantha as new Wellness Director

Pioneering and transformative wellness destination, Chiva-Som in Hua Hin, Thailand, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chanyapak Suwankantha as Wellness Director. In her new role, Chanyapak will oversee all aspects of the guest wellness experience, helming the resort’s team of world-class experts.


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How to catch that flight worry and hurry free?

Whether you are an early bird or a procrastinator, even seasoned travellers have had their fair share of scurrying to catch flights or arriving too early and then getting stuck for hours in terminals. There are numerous factors to take into account when flying; be it domestically or internationally.


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Malaysia Airlines commemorated its inaugural flight to Haneda

Malaysia Airlines commemorated its inaugural direct flight MH36 (JL7096) between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Tokyo Haneda (HND) with a send-off event at KL International Airport. The flight departed sharply at 2.45pm local time.


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Emirates and AEGEAN announce a codeshare partnership

Emirates is activating a new codeshare partnership today with AEGEAN, allowing its customers to benefit from increased connectivity to eight domestic Greek points via Athens, using a single ticket.


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