Recent News

October, 2019

  • 14 October

    Sabre and Aeromexico Extend and Expand Their Strategic, Long-Term Relationship Through Multi-Year Agreement

    Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced that it has extended its long-term relationship with Aeromexico – Mexico’s global airline that serves 88 cities in three continents. Aeromexico will continue utilizing Sabre’s passenger service system (PSS), expand its use of the Sabre …

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  • 11 October

    IHG inks deals for 50+ hotels across Europe

    IHG has signed three multiple development agreements for more than 50 hotels in Europe, including new Avid hotels in Germany and Voco hotels across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.  Under the structure of the MDAs, the specific hotel properties and locations will be finalized and signed over the next …

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  • 11 October

    Saudi Arabia to get first Luxury Collection hotel

    Marriott International has signed an agreement with Riyadh-based firm Assila Investments to bring its Luxury Collection brand to Saudi Arabia for the first time next year. The Assila Hotel will have 210 guestrooms, including a 590-square-meter Royal Suite and 94 apartments. Food and beverage venues include a Café Lounge and Argentinian …

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  • 11 October

    Roxa Hospitality CEO talks sustainability and branding

    Pablo Suárez, CEO of Spanish hotel management company Roxa Hospitality, is slated to participate in the “Brand Appeal: CEOs on Branding in the Resort Market” panel during the Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum, running October 29-31 at the Hilton Athens. MR&H is presented by Questex, parent company of …

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  • 11 October

    Tunis, Tunisia, to get first Radisson

    Radisson Hotel Group has signed a deal to open the first Radisson in Tunisia’s capital city and the group’s fourth hotel in the country, bringing its African portfolio to almost 100 hotels open and under development. “We see a great opportunity in Tunis, as there is currently a limited supply of …

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  • 11 October

    TL Network Flying High

    With a new sales manager for Canada, 20 new members and now more than 600 agency partners across the country and bookings up by double digits, Travel Leaders Network, Canada (TL Network) is having a banner year. The travel agency organization held its Toronto West Fall Regional Conference yesterday (Oct. …

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  • 11 October

    Aimbridge Hospitality Acquires Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, Ltd.

    DALLAS — Independent hotel-investment and management firm Aimbridge Hospitality announced that its Canadian affiliate has acquired Canadian condo-hotel management company, Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, Ltd.  Bellstar manages luxury destination resorts across western Canada.  “I’m excited to pass the torch to Aimbridge Hospitality, a company just as dedicated to innovation and revenue …

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  • 11 October

    Condé Nast Traveler Reveals 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

    NEW YORK — Condé Nast Traveler has released the winners of its 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, naming the top hotels, resorts and destinations in the world, as well as regionally. Quebec City was named to the number-3 spot in the awards’ Best Small Cities in the World category, behind Mérida, Mexico and Dresden, Germany.  Cape …

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  • 11 October

    Ricky’s All Day Grill Opens at Arbutus Grove Motel

    PARKSVILLE, B.C. — A new Ricky’s All Day Grill location opened in Parksville, B.C. yesterday.  The new location is owned by Ken and Jackie Aarbo, with their daughter Rayelle acting as the general manager. As proprietors of the Arbutus Grove Motel since 2003, the Aarbo family was always interested in …

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  • 11 October

    KLM’s Secret Of Success

    A hundred years in any business is quite an achievement. A century of flying in the airline business is, not to put too fine a point on it, simply astounding. And if you ask KLM executive committee member, Barbara Van Koppen how the airline has been able to do it, …

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  • 11 October

    Goway Releases 2020 Africa Travel Planner

    Packed with innovative travel ideas, Goway’s 2020 Africa and Middle-East Travel Planner is now available. “With over 250 travel ideas, 22 countries and multiple styles of travel, this is the definitive planning tool for an agent selling Africa,” said Moira Smith, Goway’s Africa & Middle East general manager. In line …

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  • 11 October

    Booking Site Gets Thumbs Up At YVR India Event

    The smooth functionality of a booking website operated by tour operator Services International Ltd. of New Delhi took centre stage during a dinner presentation on India tourism in Vancouver recently, reports Press Today’s western editor, Ted Davis. The automatic rate adjustment function of the booking site, which quickly changes the …

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  • 10 October

    October: A Month Dedicated to Cybersecurity

    Halloween isn’t the only spooky theme in October. The witches, goblins, and ghouls have to share this month with something just as scary… cybersecurity hackers. Recognized every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and …

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  • 10 October

    HTNG Releases an Updated GDPR for Hospitality White Paper

    Building upon their previous output, HTNG’s GDPR for Hospitality Workgroup releases a more comprehensive white paper for the industry. The European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018 with a mission to strengthen the protection of individuals’ personally identifiable information (PII). Prior to …

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  • 10 October

    August Sees Moderate Pick-up in Global Airline Passenger Demand

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for August 2019 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 3.8% compared to the year-ago period. This was above the 3.5% annual increase for July. August capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by …

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