Manikis appointed Wyndham Hotel Group EMEA managing director | News

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Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Dimitris Manikis to the role of president and managing director for Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa. He will be based at the company’s London offices. Manikis will be responsible for the development of all of Wyndham Hotel Group’s brands in the EMEA region as well as
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British Airways connection drives Costa Rica tourism | News

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The latest figures from the Costa Rica Tourism Board indicate that a total of 76,173 visitors from the UK travelled to the destination in 2017 – representing an increase of 6.7 per cent on the previous year. This positive figure strengthens the position of the United Kingdom as Costa Rica’s largest source market in Europe.
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Condor to distribute Laudamotion flights following airberlin acquisition | News

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Leisure airline Condor has begun selling selected flights of Austrian airline, Laudamotion, on its website. The news follows Laudamotion’s acquisition of assets from the former airberlin subsidiary Niki Luftfahrt. The agreement also means Thomas Cook Group Airlines will provide a number of services to support Laudamotion’s operations, such as crew planning, operations control, and flight
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Ryanair expands airside connections in Italy | News

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Ryanair has extended its connecting flights service at Milan Bergamo and Rome Fiumicino Airports, adding a further 27 routes. New connections now include Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Prague and Ibiza, providing Ryanair customers with an expanded route choice of 181 connecting services in total. The service offers the opportunity to book and transfer directly onto connecting
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UK travellers drive tourism boom in Tenerife | News

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Official figures released by the Tenerife Tourism Corporation show that the largest of the Canary Islands welcomed a total of 2,064,743 visitors from the UK last year, the highest number ever recorded. The UK market retains its prevailing position as the largest source market to Tenerife, accounting for 36 per cent of all visitors to
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Meliá Serengeti Lodge opens in Tanzania | News

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Meliá Serengeti Lodge has become the brand’s first state-of-the-art, sustainability focused hotel. It is located in the Serengeti National Park, the oldest National Park in Tanzania, on the western border of Lake Victoria, a World Heritage Site. The property is positioned on the natural terraces of the southern slopes of Nyamuma, offering spectacular views of
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LAX takes next steps in automated people mover process | News

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Los Angeles World Airports board has approved LAX Integrated Express Solutions as the recommended developer for the planned automated people mover at the airport. The decision sets in motion the path towards full contract approval by Los Angeles City Council in April to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new light-weight rail system. LINXS’
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How being a MAMIL saved a cyclist’s life

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Updated February 19, 2018 19:17:27 Photo: Justin Lang believes regular rides with his cycling group helped with his mental health. (ABC News: Tony Hill) Related Story: Rural exercise program aims to get farmers moving Related Story: Older, stronger, happier: Meet the ladies who lift Six years ago Justin Lang was in a very dark place.
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Virgin Australia signs gategroup catering partnership | News

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Virgin Australia has announced a long-term relationship with Gate Gourmet, the airline catering brand of gategroup, which will see the caterer become the sole service provider for the major airline. The six-year relationship will deliver a wide range of benefits to all Virgin Australia passengers, with Gate Gourmet providing inflight dining and handling to travellers
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Le Méridien Melbourne slated for 2020 opening | News

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Marriott International has announced the signing of Le Méridien Melbourne, in partnership with owner and developer Jinshan Investment Group. Slated to open in 2020, the 235-room hotel will boast the brand’s distinct mid-century modern approach. This signing reinforces Le Méridien’s dynamic global growth, following recent openings in Italy, South Korea, China and the United States,
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Helsinki partners with Tencent to woo Chinese visitors | News

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Finnish capital Helsinki has launched a new partnership with Chinese technology giant Tencent to create a ground-breaking channel straight into the mobile devices of WeChat users. Helsinki has set itself the goal of being the most digitalised city in the world, and the cooperation with Tencent ensures that the city is already now a globally
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Caribbean tourism overcomes hurricane impact to continue growth | News

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The catastrophic hurricanes that devastated some Caribbean destinations last September slowed down tourism’s progress but did not stop it, according to figures released by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation. Ryan Skeete, the CTO’s acting director of research, announced at a news conference streamed to a global audience that the Caribbean reached the 30 million mark in
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