InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that 160,000 colleagues from its hotels and corporate offices in 88 countries around the world took part in its second annual Giving for Good month, which is dedicated to making a positive difference to communities. For each IHG colleague that took part, the group contributed funds totalling USD 400,000 […]
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Ahead of the October half-term, Singapore Airlines is launching ‘inflight skills’ initiative to keep the whole family entertained during a long-haul flight. Customers will be able to learn the ancient Asian art of paper folding and decoration with sustainably produced origami how-to kits. Featuring the airline’s batik print, the ‘inflight skills’ origami kit contains a […]
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Sabre has today released the results of an APAC-wide study that compiles insight from over 500 travel professionals. Looking towards 2020, here are five key trends revealed by leisure travel consultants from over 24 countries across the world’s fastest growing region, Asia Pacific. Forever young With more content for travellers to choose than ever before, […]
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Global travel brand JTB Business Travel has teamed up with travel data and analytics expert, Cirium, to offer its clients proactive Airline Waiver Notifications to minimise flight disruption. Flight disruption caused by weather conditions, airport closures, labour strikes and natural disasters are often unavoidable, so being proactive and able to quickly alert travellers is essential. […]
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ITB Asia 2019, the biggest gathering of travel trade professionals, is back in Singapore for its twelfth year. The event will take place in Marina Bay Sands on 16-18 October.
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The European Commission has approved the sale of Flybe to the newly-formed Connect Airways, which includes Virgin, Stobart Group, Cyrus Capital, earlier this year. Mark Anderson, chief executive of Connect Airways, has unveiled the airline’s new name — Virgin Connect. The airline said it marked the beginning of Flybe’s journey into the future as part […]
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Lufthansa passengers will now be able to track and offset their individual carbon footprint with ‘Compensaid’; a new sustainability platform enabling travellers to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) or contribute to a reforestation project in Nicaragua. Working with myclimate, travellers can use the new platform to replace the fossil fuel of their flights and reduce […]
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European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) is hosting a Brexit seminar on the day the UK is scheduled to leave the EU if no deal has been brokered on 31 October for the travel and tourism sector at the Barbican Centre, London. The event is free and available to live stream and will be recorded. The […]
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According to a report by Transparency Market Research, the undisrupted growth of the travel and tourism industry would significantly influence the expansion of the hotel market worldwide.
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This week on cruise news, the industry elevates as we see the debut of the first carbon-neutral cruise destination, a new sports and wellness cruise concept and more.
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