Author Archives: Tuhin Sarkar

Heavy rainfall to batter Ireland; Met Éireann issues flood warnings

The week is all set for a cold and wet start, with a rainfall warning. Heavy rain will batter Ireland over the coming days and parts of the country are expected to be liable to flooding as the wet weather …

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Hamad International Airport to unveil plans for airport expansion

Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s five-star gateway to the world, will reveal its exciting plans for the second phase of the airport expansion to an international audience of real estate developers and investors at Cityscape Qatar, which takes place from …

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ITB China lands pioneering partnership with Meituan Hotel

Riding on the success of three years, ITB China, the largest B2B exclusive travel trade show in China, is pleased to announce its milestone partnership with China’s leading e-commerce platform for lifestyle services Meituan. The company operates well-known mobile apps …

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IMEX America: Inaugural Association Forum Healthcare Collaborative Roundtable held recently in Las Vegas

The medical and healthcare association professionals had the opportunity for tailored learning and networking at 2019 IMEX America, held recently in Las Vegas. The Association Forum, supported by the IMEX Group and sponsored by Visit Phoenix, delivered a bespoke pilot …

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Emirates says airline can still fly to Mexico, despite court ruling

Emirates still has the right to offer flights to Mexico City, the Dubai state-owned carrier said on Sunday, after Mexican airline Aeromexico disputed an agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Mexico.     Emirates said earlier this year it …

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SATTE ready to attract more millennials this year

SATTE is all set for its biggest showcase under Informa Markets in India. Globally, international tourist arrival was recorded at 1.4 billion and the tourism receipt generated from international tourism reached a staggering USD 1.7 trillion in 2018. South Asia’s …

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Royal Caribbean sets up with artificial intelligence

Royal Caribbean cruise line has made its first into automation and will be sharing pricing insights at upcoming EyeforTravel North America 2019, Chicago, Oct 28-29.   In the cruise industry pricing is becoming increasingly complex. At any given point in …

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Standard International opens its new hotel in Huruvalhi Maldives

Standard International, the parent company of The Standard, an American hotel brand known for their taste-making clientele, their pioneering design, and their unrelenting un-standard-ness, is delighted to announce the opening of The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives and to present the earliest …

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Melbourne awarded ‘Oceania’s leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2019’ title

Melbourne awarded the ‘Oceania’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2019’ title for the sixth time. Melbourne has scooped up the prestigious title ‘Oceania’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination’ at the World Travel Awards 2019, consolidating its credentials as a leader …

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Turkey Tourism: Over 31 million international travellers visited in first 8 months

According to new data released by the Turkey Culture and Tourism Ministry, Turkey welcomed more than 31 million foreign visitors during the first eight months of this year. The number of foreigners visiting the country soared 14.7% in the January-August …

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Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives won 2019 SATA Awards

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldiveswas named Leading All-Inclusive Resort at the South Asian Travel Association’s 4th Annual- SATA Awards 2019.   The winners were announced at a gala evening ceremony held recently in Galle, Sri Lanka.   This …

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Delta Airlines expands its workforce

Delta Air Lines is expanding its workforce in 2019 and it will expand its market in 2020 and next by 12,000 as the airline expands its operations. Ed Bastian said that they are hiring pilots, cabin crews and ground staff. …

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TUI adds extra flights and holidays to expand its business

Europe’s biggest holiday company TUI will fly an extra two million passengers next year as it moves to expand its market share following the collapse of Thomas Cook.   TUI will add about 10,000 flights in 2020, using pilots and …

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Hotelbeds certified carbon neutral for second consecutive year

Hotelbeds has announced that it has been certified for the second consecutive year as a Carbon Neutral Organisation by Cabon Fooprint Ltd, an independent body that accredits carbon management measurements and best practices for businesses, by offsetting companies CO2 emissions. …

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Korea to participate at IBTM World Showcase

Korea is going to participate at IBTM World 2019, one of the leading global events for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry, taking place annually in Barcelona, Spain. This year, the 3-day event will be joined by over 15,000 …

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Japan braces super typhoon; Rugby World Cup and flights cancelled

The cancellations were announced in Japan as cities, railways and airlines scrambled to prepare for the incoming catastrophic storm Typhoon Hagibis, which is expected to make landfall over the weekend.   As a powerful typhoon churned toward Japan, organisers of …

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TTG Travel Experience attracting more travel industry professionals this year

A crowd worthy of great occasions yesterday for the inauguration of TTG Travel Experience, SIA Hospitality Design and SUN Beach & Outdoor Style, the three Italian Exhibition Group expos dedicated to the Travel Industry, running until Friday 11th October at …

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Huazhu sets in expansion plans with Ji Hotel Orchard

Huazhu Hotels Group Ltd announced that its first overseas Ji Hotel held its grand opening in Singapore this week, marking the company’s first overseas expansion. Huazhu, a multi-brand hotel group in China, operates 553 upscale and economy hotels. Ji Hotel …

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Molitor appoints Laura Cuinier as director of sales

The iconic Parisian five-star hotel, Molitor has welcomed Laura Cuinier as its new Director of Sales, joining the team during an exciting year as the hotel celebrates its 90th anniversary.   Laura Cuinier’s appointment follows the most recent additions to …

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Cvent appoints Graham Pope as Head of European Sales for its Hospitality Cloud Platform

Cvent has announced the hiring of Graham Pope as Head of European Sales for its Hospitality Cloud platform, which offers hoteliers digital advertising and software solutions for their MICE business. Graham Pope has nearly 14 years of experience in the …

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