The United States Travel Association has issued a statement questioning proposals to halt funding for Brand USA.Roger Dow, president of the US Travel Association, said: “With all that is going on in the world, unilaterally disarming the marketing of the US as a travel destination would be to surrender market share at the worst possible time.”
Donald Payen, currently executive vice president of customer experience ground and in-flight services with Air Mauritius, has been awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. This distinction, the second highest French national order after the Legion of Honour, was awarded by the French ambassador to Mauritius, Gilles Huberson, earlier.
Drum roll please… it’s almost show time! With less than a fortnight to go before World Travel Awards arrives in Shanghai for the launch of its Grand Tour 2017, the travel industry’s leading awards programme is delighted to unveil the latest details of its Asia & Australasia event.
The Chelsea Harbour Hotel is partnering with world-famous British tea brand Whittard of Chelsea to create a special Whittard Afternoon Tea, bringing the popular tea specialist back to its original home.
Bridging the M25 to build Heathrow’s third runway could de-rail the airport’s expansion plan due to the scheme’s cost and complexity says International Airlines Group. The airline raised its concerns with the government.
Europcar Group has agreed to acquire Buchbinder, one of the largest car rental companies in Germany. Germany is the largest country for the Europcar Group in terms of revenues and through the acquisition of Buchbinder the company intends to significantly improve its penetration of the low cost segment.
Assembly of the first A350 XWB for Air Mauritius is advancing well at Airbus’ final assembly line in Toulouse, France. The wing-fuselage junction, the installation of the tail plane and also the tail cone have all been completed.
Iberia Express has released its latest schedule of flights to Madrid one week early so that customers can make the most of this major sporting event that will see all eyes on the Welsh capital city. The news comes following the confirmation that Real Madrid will face Juventus in the UEFA Champions League Final.
Expedia has announced travellers can now book hotels in Cuba on its global points of sale. The destination continues to generate interest as a hot destination among traveller; its ministry of tourism reported more than four million foreign visitors in 2016, with the biggest increase in visitor numbers from the US.
Thailand-based hospitality company Dusit International has signed a strategic partnership with Dossen International Group to operate DusitPrincess resorts in China. Dossen is one of the fastest growing hotel groups in China.
Eurostar has today previewed its new e320 train on the London-Brussels route in advance of its introduction into service on Sunday. The arrival of the new trains on the Brussels service is part of a £1 billion programme of investment in Eurostar’s fleet, stations and service which included the purchase of 17 new e320 trains and the refurbishment of its original trains.
Triometric, the leading provider of real-time XML performance monitoring and business intelligence to the online travel industry, is pleased to announce today that AIC Travel Group has selected to use the monitoring and analytics services provided by NetStorming, and powered by Triometric. NetStorming is the Italian travel technology specialist that is the in-house IT provider of AIC Travel Group, a leading full service global wholesaler, based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Belmond has signed agreements to acquire Cap Juluca, a luxury beach resort on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, British West Indies. The addition of the elegant, 96-room resort marks an important milestone in the strategic development of the Belmond brand, which is committed to doubling the size of its portfolio by 2020.