Global luxury travel network Virtuoso® offers a sneak peek of the hottest upscale hotels debuting worldwide over the next few months. From Asia to Africa to Europe and beyond, these properties will dazzle with scenic settings, stunning design and impeccable service. Beachside escapes, historic properties, modern stunners and nature retreats are awaiting travelers, who will return home with the greatest souvenir: a transformational experience courtesy of these hotels that are raising the bar.
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ITB Berlin Convention debates four major challenges facing travel

Climate change, innovative forms of transportation, overtourism and changing customer demands are the key topics at the Leading Travel Industry Think Tank– New: Convention to be held at the CityCube, plus Deep Dive sessions – Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention from 6 to 9 March 2019 is free for exhibitors, trade visitors and the media
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Innovation at ILTM Africa to inspire and ignite luxury travel market

The beautiful view of the Boomslag at Kirstenbosch.

With an exploding luxury travel sector, unique destinations and authentic cultural experiences, the African continent is primed as one of the prominent destinations for luxury travellers in 2019 and beyond!
ILTM Africa, Cape Town: 7 - 9 April 2019

First-Of-Its-Kind Water Resort Ready To Make Waves At Gaylord Opryland

Guests of the Gaylord Opryland Resort have another reason to celebrate the holiday season with the December 1 opening of SoundWaves, the Nation’s first truly upscale, indoor/outdoor resort water attraction.
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Marriott International’s Tech Incubator Brand Aloft Hotels Debuts In Peru With The Opening Of Aloft Lima

Peru’s most distinguished hotel group, Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas, is pleased to announce the opening of the 164-room Aloft Lima bringing innovation, modern style and a vibrant new social scene to the Miraflores district. 
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Awards for the 2019 travel calendars ’Magic Moments’, ’Wildlife’ and ’Norway’

Every year, the annual ITB Book Awards recognise the latest and most interesting publications from Germany and abroad, mainly written in German, but also in German translation. In the run-up to ITB Berlin 2019 Martina Kraus, geography expert and manager of Friedrichshafen bookstore RavensBuch, and a member of the jury, picked two outstanding travel calendars.
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The European Union initiative supports the exchange of best practices for innovative solutions by EU cities to strengthen their sustainability and competitiveness as tourist destinations in the new industrial era

IATA Forecast Predicts 8.2 billion Air Travelers in 2037

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed that present trends in air transport suggest passenger numbers could double to 8.2 billion in 2037.
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VisitEngland has launched a digital education programme to support tourism businesses in England to sell their products and services internationally.

The ‘Taking England to the World - an inbound tourism toolkit’ has been created to support destinations and small and medium sized tourism businesses make the move into international markets.
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U.S. News Reveals the 2018-19 Best Winter Vacations

Hawaii named No. 1 winter destination in the world; Rome takes the No. 2 spot.

U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best HotelsBest Cruise Lines and Best Travel Rewards Programs, today released its annual rankings of the Best Winter Vacations

Loganair wins ERA Airline of the Year Gold Award

Scottish regional airline Loganair was commended by judges for rebuilding its commercial infrastructure since its franchise agreement with Flybe ended in 2017 and for serving its community in remote areas of Scotland in tough and challenging conditions.
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Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast Now Open

Malaysia’s ultimate destination for fun and entertainment

With a presence in more than 75 countries across the globe, Hard Rock International continues expanding its global portfolio with the official opening of its second hotel in Malaysia, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast. The 365-room property features a mix of music-inspired d├ęcor and contemporary accommodations that offer a reprieve from traditional, predictable resorts.

To further personalize hotel search, trivago acquires travel AI startup TripHappy

Trivago announces the acquisition of TripHappy, a US travel startup that leverages artificial intelligence to highlight relevant location and neighborhood information during the hotel search and discovery process. 
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Choice Hotels Launches Virtual Pay Online

First Hotel Company to Eliminate Need for Faxed and Emailed Authorization Forms for Corporate Travel
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has launched a virtual payment option on to create a seamless booking experience for corporate travelers, becoming the first hotel company to adopt this payment method on its consumer-facing website.