Archive for February 4th, 2012

Expedia Signs Global Agreement with China Southern Airlines

| February 4, 2012

BELLEVUE, Wash. and GUANGZHOU, China. Expedia, Inc. announced a new global strategic partnership with Asia’s largest carrier, China Southern Airlines. The agreement, which represents the first-ever global partnership between the Guangzhou-based airline and an online travel agency, will make China Southern’s fares and inventory available on all full-service Expedia® websites in North America, Europe and […]

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‘Made in Korea’ for Abu Dhabi

| February 4, 2012
‘Made in Korea’ for Abu Dhabi

  An inaugural ‘Made In Korea’ expo will bring the latest products, services and technology from South Korea to the UAE capital to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from May 21-23. According to organiser Ideal Events, the exhibition will be a launch platform offering major new business opportunities to the Middle East with many of […]

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London and Vancouver sign Memorandum of Understanding to share Olympic Experience.

| February 4, 2012
London and Vancouver sign Memorandum of Understanding to share Olympic Experience.

  The London’s promotional agency London & Partners and the Vancouver Economic Commission signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow the two Olympic cities to share lessons and knowledge about hosting an Olympic Games with a particular focus on future opportunities surrounding economic and business development. The agreement signed at an Olympic Legacy […]

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eforea: spa at Hilton Launches to Franchise Hotel Owners

| February 4, 2012

MCLEAN, Va. and LOS ANGELES – Hilton Worldwide announced continued expansion of eforea: spa at Hilton, its innovative global spa concept. Refined at seven properties owned or managed by Hilton Worldwide since debuting in late 2010, the turnkey spa solution is now available to franchise owners across the Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton […]

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Named ‘Aircraft of Legend’

| February 4, 2012
Boeing 787 Dreamliner Named ‘Aircraft of Legend’

  EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 27, 2012 – The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been honored with the “Aircraft of Legend” Award presented by the Living Legends of Aviation organization. Mike Sinnett, vice president and chief project engineer for the 787 program, accepted the award on behalf of the men and women of Boeing and the international […]

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Amadeus appoints ex-Wyndham CIO Jeff Edwards to lead rapidly expanding hotel division

| February 4, 2012

Edwards brings to Amadeus extensive global experience in hotel distribution and IT systems, an exceptional network and a strong track record in building successful business organizations; New appointment underlines Amadeus’ further commitment to growing its New Businesses portfolio Madrid, Spain, 2 February 2012: Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global […]

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Courtyard by Marriott Announces Three New Hotels in Europe

| February 4, 2012

Brand to Bring New European Prototype to France, Poland and The Netherlands. Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) announced three new hotels will join its portfolio in Europe, each to feature the innovative new European design model for the upper-moderate Courtyard by Marriott brand. The hotels are the: • 120-room Courtyard Le Bourget, France (2013) • 175-room Courtyard Gdynia, Poland(2014) • 170-room Courtyard Amsterdam […]

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Aeroflot Airlines Becomes Marriott Rewards Newest Partner

| February 4, 2012

Members Can Earn Airline Miles for Stays at 3,600 Marriott International Hotels. Marriott Rewards members can now earn Aeroflot Bonus miles on Aeroflot Airlines when they stay at 3,600 Marriott International hotels around the world.  Marriott Rewards now offers members the choice of 34 airline programs in which they can earn miles for hotels stays. Effective […]

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6 European Capitals of Culture

| February 4, 2012
6 European Capitals of Culture

A celebration of European spiritual heritage, creativity and art! That’s what it’s all about. Each year the EU chooses European Capital of Culture on a city, or two (or nine in 2000!). We check out 2012’s cities – Maribor in Slovenia and Guimarães in Portugal, look back at last year’s Capitals, and look forward to 2013’s. 1. […]

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2012 Sports Calendar: 10 exciting sporting events

| February 4, 2012
2012 Sports Calendar: 10 exciting sporting events

From the Superbowl to the Olympics, here are 10 of the best budget picks for top sporting events you should attend in 2012.Whether you’re a football fanatic or a golf geek – plan your year of sport here.   1. Rugby – Scotland v. England, Edinburgh, 4 February 2012 Probably the biggest match of this year’s […]

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ABTA comments on Government’s £4m funding of domestic tourism campaign

| February 4, 2012

Mark Tanzer, CEO, ABTA – The Travel Association “ABTA has always been a strong advocate for domestic tourism and fully supports the Government’s efforts to ensure that the positive global exposure offered by the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Summer Olympics and Paralympics boosts foreign visitor numbers. However, we are very concerned that the Government is […]

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