Scoot, Asia/Pacific’s Best Low Cost Airline for four consecutive years and the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group, launched its inaugural flight to Berlin today, the first of its four-times-weekly non-stop Singapore-Berlin services.
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Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the continued expansion of the Hyatt Regency brand in China with the opening of the first Hyatt Regency property in the capital of China – Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing. The 348-key hotel is set in an urban environment with energizing, intuitive experiences and a deep connection to design and nature.
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FTE Europe & Ancillary 2018 in pictures – disruptive innovation, new technology and the future of ancillary revenues

More than 500 senior attendees representing international airlines, airports, vendors, technology leaders, startups, travel retailers, academia and industry associations gathered at the RDS in Dublin from 6-8 June 2018 for the co-located Future Travel Experience Europe and Ancillary events.
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VisitEngland and the AA have updated their common standards for accommodation businesses

VisitEngland and the AA* have agreed updated common standards and criteria for hotels and self-catering accommodation in the UK.
The revised guidelines will ensure that, wherever the accommodation business in the UK, an official star rated property will mean consistent standards.


Park Inn by Radisson, the upper midscale hotel brand that delivers stress-free experiences, good food and upbeat environments, is proud to announce the re-opening of the Park Inn by Radisson Danube Bratislava in Slovakia – after an extensive renovation over the last two years. The hotel is located in the heart of the historic center, near to Bratislava Castle and the Danube River.
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SnapShot Launches the First Independent Hospitality Data Platform

SnapShot launched its third and most significant phase as a company, deploying the first hospitality data platform independent of brand or software providers.
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Next FoodTrekking Awards Now Open - Introducing New Categories

Applications are now open for the next round of the World Food Travel Association's FoodTrekking Awards benchmarking excellence and innovation in food and beverage tourism. Now in their fourth year, the FoodTrekking Awards recognize excellence and innovation in both individual businesses as well as destinations. Interested businesses are invited to apply today. Applications will close on September 10, 2018, 
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BookingCom: Going local is the essential ingredient for an unforgettable foodie adventure

  • More than six in ten travelers (61%) say they pick a destination for its great food or drink
  • Over half of global travelers (51%) are likely to seek out local street food markets
  • Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and Brazil are among the top places to discover local food across the globe
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VieVinum 2018: A Warm Welcome to This Year’s Guest Country – Switzerland!

Armed with indigenous grape varieties and a highly distinctive wine character, Swiss winegrowers have been sparking a worldwide sensation. Even on the Austrian market, Swiss wine is a brand in demand. And it is all the more delightful that VieVinum, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, is welcoming some of Switzerland’s best winemakers as part of their country’s guest appearance at the heralded wine fair.
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Topics Official Press Releases Westgate News Archives Westgate Resorts Acquires Midtown Manhattan Hotel and Rebrands it Westgate New York City

Acquisition marks the continued growth of the hotel division of this major hospitality brand
Westgate Resorts announced today the acquisition of the former Hilton New York Grand Central, a 23-floor, 300-room, two-tower hotel located in the historic Tudor City neighborhood within the heart of Midtown Manhattan’s East Side that has been rebranded Westgate New York City.
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AC Hotels By Marriott® Collaborates With Award-Winning Beauty Brand KORRES To Re-Invent The Travel Skincare Routine

Thoughtfully-Designed Bath Amenities, Infused with Soothing Natural Greek Flora, to Debut in AC Hotels Across the U.S.
AC Hotels by Marriott®, the design-driven lifestyle brand with a European soul from Marriott International, Inc., today introduced a new in-room bath amenity line with modern Greek apothecary KORRES. 
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7 to 19 million jobs can be created by investing in biometrics and airport infrastructure in G20 countries

During Annual General Meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Sydney, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) presented the conclusions shared during the Tourism Ministers of the G20 Economies meeting in Buenos Aires. The report demonstrates that between seven and 19 million future jobs in the G20 countries can be created by the public and private sector working together on a Seamless Passenger experience.
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Tower of London named UK's best-rated landmark in 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards

Tower of London has been named as the best-rated landmark in the UK in the Travellers’ Choice TM awards for Landmarks, announced by the travel planning and booking site, TripAdvisor. The UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the Crown Jewels, beat out last year’s winner, Big Ben, to claim the top spot. 
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Sojern Data Shows Latest Trends In New Global Travel Insights Report

Sojern, travel’s marketing demand engine, published its latest Global Travel Insights report, which offers a quarterly look at travel trends from around the world.
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W Hotels Returns to Australia with the Opening of W Brisbane

W Brisbane Rises in the Sunshine State as the Iconic Brand Continues to Trailblaze its Way Around the World
The heat is on. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, today re-enters Australia with the opening of W Brisbane. Owned by Shayher Group, W Brisbane is a vibrant addition to sunny South East Queensland (often referred to as the ‘Sunshine State’) in a stellar location overlooking the Brisbane River. 
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