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Ocean odyssey: Oceania Cruises reveals new Sirena Exotic Collection for the intrepid traveller

June 21, 2019

The US-Based cruise line Oceania Cruises unveiled its most exotic and unique collection of itineraries to date with in-depth explorations of Egypt, Israel and Turkey, the Arabian Peninsula, India, Myanmar and Indonesia. Talking about the new launch, Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises, said: “We have thoughtfully crafted these immersive and off-the-beaten-path explorations […]

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Raising a toast: Boudicca completes historic D-Day Remembrance sojourn

June 21, 2019

UK-based, Norwegian-owned cruise shipping line Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosted 250 D-Day veterans along with their caretakers and companions on a poignant pilgrimage around the UK and Normandy, France on The Royal British Legion’s ‘D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance’ aboard Boudicca, from 2-9 June 2019. Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca set sail from Dover on 2 June […]

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New makeover: Chiva-Som to reopen its doors ahead of schedule in October

June 21, 2019

The currently closed wellness resort Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, has announced it will reopen its doors on 15 October 2019, ahead of the originally planned date of 1 November 2019 due to the excellent progress of renovation. This date will mark the completion of the fourth and final stage of a […]

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Holiday date shifts impact school break calendars, hotel leisure demand

June 21, 2019

The 2019-2020 School Break Report from STR Global for the US market shows notable shifts in school calendar dates and subsequent periods of high hotel leisure demand, with weather and variability across school districts playing a role in peak family vacation periods. Findings from the report show that among holidays key to school-break calendars, Columbus […]

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Bahrain submerges Boeing 747 for upcoming underwater theme park

June 21, 2019

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) has officially announced the successful submersion of its 70-metre long decommissioned Boeing 747, the centrepiece to the upcoming world’s largest underwater theme park, set to open in August 2019. Located off the north coast of mainland Bahrain, 30 km from the Amwaj islands, the underwater spectacle sits approximately […]

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Move over summer holidays, monsoon travel getting popular in India

June 21, 2019

ixigo has conducted a study that revealed travel trends of Indians and how they have changed in the past three years. The report highlighted the monsoon, winter and summer booking and search pattern trends of Indian travellers in 2017, 2018 and 2019 across the travel platform’s user base. According to the survey, 42% Indian travellers […]

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Hot hotel openings: Radisson’s new icon, Nobu’s latest property and more

June 21, 2019

In this week’s list of hot hotel openings, we’re looking at Radisson Collection’s debut in England, Nobu’s latest property in Barcelona, lavish tents in Namibia and more. The May Fair Hotel Radisson Hotel Group has announced that The May Fair Hotel, an iconic London property, has become the first in England to join the group’s […]

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OYO to invest USD 300m in “newest home market”

June 21, 2019

OYO Hotels & Homes celebrates its growth in the US by announcing plans to invest USD 300 million over the next few years. Currently, the fast-expanding hospitality chain has more than 50 hotels in 35 cities and 10 states, led by over 350 ‘OYOpreneurs’. Chic hospitality experiences and affordable room rates make it possible for […]

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IHG to reduce food waste by 30% through AI-based tech

June 21, 2019

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has partnered with tech company Winnow to automatically track, measure and reduce food waste for more sustainable and efficient operations. Through the partnership, IHG will be able to achieve a 30% reduction in food waste. Using an intelligent camera, smart scales and AI-based smart metre technology, the technology called ‘Winnow Vision’ […]

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Jayride continues global expansion, now live in China

June 21, 2019

Jayride’s global rollout is now in its final stages with the company announcing it has launched transport services at more than 130 airports throughout China, Russia and six other countries. The latest expansion means Jayride now offers fixed-price airport transfers at over 1500 airports in 69 countries through partnerships with over 3000 transport companies. According […]

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