ITB BERLIN SET FOR COMEBACK AS A LIVE EVENT IN 2022

The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show has released details of a hybrid concept, as ITB Berlin runs a live event from 9 to 13 March 2022 in the German capital.

WESTIN HOTELS & RESORTS SET TO DEBUT IN BRAZIL IN 2024

Marriott International, Inc. has announced it has signed a franchise agreement with Hotéis Deville to introduce the first Westin Hotels & Resorts in São Paulo, Brazil. Slated to feature 187-rooms and suites, the property expects to welcome its first guests in the spring of 2024.

RHS GARDEN BRIDGEWATER: MANCHESTER’S NEWEST SPECTACULAR ATTRACTION

UK Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) this year has inaugurated the RHS Garden Bridgewater near Manchester. The project which was delayed by almost a year due to the coronavirus pandemic is Europe’s largest newest garden. And it is turning into a top attraction for the Greater Manchester area. The Royal Horticultural Society is actually a gardening …

AIRBNB SAYS TRAVEL REVOLUTION IS NOT JUST FOR THE YOUNG TECH-SAVVY

Airbnb has seen bookings increase among the older generation, which makes up a significant part of its hosting network.

AIR FRANCE TESTS BIOFUEL IN PARIS-NICE FLIGHT

Air France, TotalEnergies, the Metropole and the Airport of Nice Côte d’Azur have joined forces to operate a flight fuelled with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Air France Flight 6235 took off for Orly Airport in Paris at 6.30 pm on October 1 from Nice Airport’s Terminal 2, after being loaded with 30% SAF produced by …

THE GLAMOUR OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA BEHIND THE WHEEL OF AN ICONIC CLASSIC CAR

There’s nothing like feeling the thrill of driving an iconic classic or super car on the scenic and breathtaking roads of the French Riviera. Concierges at Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel have partnered with the car rental company Joey Rent to offer guests customised driving experiences.

TOURISM AUSTRALIA RELAUNCHES AUSSIE SPECIALIST PROGRAM

Tourism Australia has relaunched the award-winning Aussie Specialist Program and made it easier for travel sellers around the world to gain the skills they need to better promote and sell Australia. The Aussie Specialist Program, which is run in conjunction with Australia’s State and Territory Tourism Organisations, has been given a new look and feel …

RENFE HIGH SPEED TRAINS SOON TO BE LAUNCHED IN FRANCE

Renfe, Spain’s national rail operator, is ready to launch high speed rail services between Paris and Marseille via Lyon. It will then be in competition with French national railways SNCF, despite a cooperation between both rail companies on the high speed route between Paris and Barcelona. As France slowly opens its national rail to new …

UNWTO AND NEOM LAUNCH “TOURISM EXPERIENCES OF THE FUTURE” CHALLENGE

The “Tourism Experiences of the Future” challenge will source innovative ideas and disruptive business models related to the tourism needs of the future, in line with growing demand for new experiences. The competition is the first national initiative dedicated to identifying new companies that will lead the tourism sector’s transformation in Saudi Arabia. As well …

NEW BUYERS CIRCLE PARTNERSHIPS FOR ITB CHINA

ITB China, the Marketplace for China’s Travel Industry, has announced a new round of cooperation with 10 of China’s leading Customised and Themed Travel buyer partners, assuring a strong representation of this segment’s purchasing power at ITB China 2021. The upcoming edition of ITB China will be held as a physical event in Shanghai on November 24 – 26 this year,…

A NEW TAKE ON ULTRA-LUXURY IN PARIS

Cheval Blanc Paris opened its doors on 7 September in the former Samaritaine Department Store, which now belongs to LVMH group. The hotel, with only 72 rooms aims to give its guests the feeling of total privacy with the best of what the French capital has to offer. While Parisian hotels have some trouble filling …

SRI LANKAN AIRLINES STEP-UP EUROPEAN SERVICES

Sri Lanka'S national carrier is coming back to Paris this winter after reopening services to Moscow in July. The airline is capitalising on the full reopening of Sri Lanka to vaccinated travellers.

INDIA REOPENS FOR TRAVELLERS

From October 15, foreign tourists will be able to come back to India, more than a year after the country closed its borders.

LAZIO AIMS TO INCREASE VISITORS’ LENGTH OF STAY

The region of Lazio, which surrounds Rome, is working to attract visitors for longer stays. A strategy has been established Lazio’s Regional Agency for Tourism, which among other things, offers free overnights for travellers. Millions of visitors come every year to Lazio, but they generally have only one destination: Rome – with some venturing to …

BRAND NEW MICE FACILITIES FOR MULHOUSE

The French city of Mulhouse is finishing the conversion of the historical Industrial Society of Mulhouse (SIM) into a high-tech conference centre integrating a hemicycle able to accommodate up to 200 delegates. Located in Southern Alsace, Mulhouse is a perfect location for conferences, mid-way between Basle in Switzerland, Colmar in France and Freiburg in Germany. …

THE FABULOUS “PARTY ON TOUR” IS BACK IN ORLANDO IN JANUARY 2022

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. has announced a multi-year partnership with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) to bring the Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) Tournament of Champions to the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando on January 20-23, 2022.