News: Hospitality leaders head to Saudi Arabia for Future Hospitality Summit 2022

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is preparing to welcome government leaders, hospitality investors, owners and operators for the 2022 edition of the prestigious Future Hospitality Summit, at Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel, 24-25 May

News: dnata opens advanced cool chain and bus maintenance facility

dnata, a leading a global air and travel services provider, has announced significant expansion of its operations in Erbil, Iraq

News: London Euston passenger assistance buggies replaced after stellar service

Together they’ve travelled further than the moon so now the entire fleet of passenger assistance buggies at London Euston station have been replaced after 18 years

News: Jamaica’s Minister Bartlett welcomes return of Reggae Sumfest

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has welcomed the return of Jamaica’s premier music festival, Reggae Sumfest to the island’s calendar of events

News: UNWTO enjoys high-level meetings with Americas leaders

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili has met with key figures from the Organization’s American Member States, to further strengthen international cooperation and advance a shared vision for the future

Focus: Sustainability: Driving the Future of Sustainable Travel + Events

How Hilton is committing to protecting communities and the planet

News: Marriott signs agreement with Sunwing to debut Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun

Marriott International has announced the signing of Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun to join its growing all-inclusive portfolio

News: Hyatt announces plans for first Andaz Hotel in Mexico City

Hyatt Hotels has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Grupo Murano for a new luxury lifestyle hotel, Andaz Condesa Mexico City, to be located in Mexico City’s Condesa neighbourhood

News: Blackstone completes sale of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Blackstone has announced that Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII L

News: Spirit Airlines directors urge stockholders to reject JetBlue offer

Spirit Airlines has announced that its Board of Directors, after consultation with its outside financial and legal advisors, has unanimously determined that the tender offer from JetBlue Airways to acquire all outstanding shares of Spirit’s common stock for $30 per share in cash is NOT in the best interests of Spirit and its stockholders

News: UAE’s Ministry of Economy and International Cooperative Alliance to strengthen national cooperation

The Ministry of Economy (MoE) and the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the structure of the UAE’s project aimed at strengthening the national cooperative sector

News: Carnival joins Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for zero carbon Shipping

Carnival Corporation has announced it has joined the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, a nonprofit, independent research and development center committed to accelerating the transition toward a net-zero future for the global maritime industry

News: UAE tourism performance in first quarter 2022 exceeds pre-pandemic growth rates

The UAE’s tourism sector has achieved a new growth milestone in the first quarter of 2022, underlining its competitiveness at both regional and global levels

News: Network Rail announces Selmeston Solar Rail Connection project will not proceed

Network Rail and Riding Sunbeams are regrettably unable to continue with the Selmeston Solar Rail Connection project to power electric trains from a community solar farm near Berwick, Sussex

News: Women in Aviation Meet calls to hone skills of women

Mervat Sultan, President, Women in Aviation Middle East Chapter, addressing the Women in Aviation General Assembly at the Airport Show, said the aviation industry should now talk about how important is to hone the skills of women, how to get the new generation to receive proper education and training

News: Reston station prepares to welcome first services

Network Rail has completed the construction of Reston station

News: Carnival welcomes two million guests since restart

As the first major U

Focus: TOTA focusses on tourism as a social force for good

Tourism as a force for good was the central theme as members of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) attended the annual IMPACT Sustainable Tourism Conference in Victoria, British Columbia

News: Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Village Triangle opens

Dubai’s newest family-friendly destination, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Village Triangle has opened its doors

News: Geo-politics and post-pandemic risks centre stage as Europe’s tourism leaders meet in Slovenia

The heads of Europe’s national tourism boards convened in Ljubljana, Slovenia this week for the 103rd General Meeting of the European Travel Commission