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News: Hill to replace Ralenkotter as Las Vegas tourism chief

The Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority board of directors has selected Steve Hill as the next chief executive of the organisation. He will take up the role in September.

 

Focus: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest vs Mgahinga National Park

Want to go gorilla trekking in Uganda, but can’t make up your mind between Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park? In this post, we’ll break down the pros and cons of each choice so you can make an informed decision.

 

News: Saxon Hotel unveils new Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa has unveiled the new 400sqm Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite during the centenary year of the late president and philanthropist.

 

News: Moussa to lead Airbnb in northern Europe

Hadi Moussa has been appointed general manager for northern Europe at Airbnb, taking over the role from James McClure who departed earlier in the summer.

 

News: National Car Rental launches mobile-friendly website

National Car Rental is launching a newly designed website with a platform designed to be even more mobile friendly, innovative and accessible to frequent travellers.

 

News: Hertz celebrates centenary with special edition Corvette Z06

Hertz is celebrating its centenary by teaming up with Chevrolet to offer a unique anniversary edition Corvette Z06. One hundred of the high-performance cars will be available to rent exclusively at select US Hertz locations.

 

News: Arora Group prepares to open dual-branded property in Heathrow

The dual-branded property, Crowne Plaza London – Heathrow Terminal 4 and Holiday Inn Express London – Heathrow Terminal 4, between them boast a total of 761 bedrooms.

 

News: Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc opens in Vietnam

Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc has opened its doors as part of an integrated resort in Vietnam. Situated on Phu Quoc island’s picturesque north-west coast, Vietnam’s first Radisson Blu Resort heralds a new era for the Radisson Hotel Group.

 

News: dusitD2 Ao Nang to open in late 2018

Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Vogue Pranang Bay Resort to operate dusitD2 Ao Nang, slated to open at the end of this year.

 

News: Aeromexico to launch direct Belize flight in November

Aeromexico has announced the start of a seasonal twice a week non-stop flight to Belize. The service will start on November 17th and run until the end of April next year.

 

News: Meliá partners with Oracle for new resort wristbands

Meliá Hotels and Oracle have developed a new bracelet, designed to serve guests as a room key and wallet during their stay.

 

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Michael Bonsor, managing director, Rosewood London

Having transformed a stunning building in a somewhat unfashionable location into one of the most desirable addresses in London, Rosewood London managing director Michal Bonsor here tells Breaking Travel News about the journey

 

News: Bench Events to launch bilingual FIHA in Morocco next year

Bench Events, organiser of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, has announced that it is launching a sister event, named the Forum sur l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain.

 

News: Oceania unveils $100m overhaul of Regatta-class ships

Oceania Cruises has announced the latest stage of its OceaniaNEXT initiative, a $100 million re-inspiration of the line’s four 684-guest ships - Regatta, Insignia, Sirena, and Nautica.

 

News: Curran named president of Boeing AvionX

Boeing has named Brendan Curran president of Boeing AvionX, an organisation formed last year to pursue the development and production of avionics and electronics systems.

 

News: One&Only Nyungwe House to open in Rwanda in October

Set within the lush green expanse of a working tea plantation, alongside one of the largest and best-preserved montane rainforests in Africa, One&Only Nyungwe House offers guests the opportunity to go where few have gone before.

 

News: Raffles Singapore unveils culinary line-up ahead of 2019 re-opening

Raffles Singapore has unveiled its new line-up of dining experiences, which combine the hotel’s much-loved culinary traditions with contemporary dining concepts by renowned celebrity chefs.

 

Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Hainan Airlines

As China has risen to prominence in international tourism its airlines have become world leaders. Among the best is Hainan Airlines, based Hainan province, the largest special economic zone in China. Here Breaking Travel News finds out more about this rapidly developing carrier

 

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Ricardo Dinis, area sales manager, UK, TAP Air Portugal

An award-winning airline with connections across North, South and Central American, as well as Europe, TAP Air Portugal has been making headlines in early 2018. Here Breaking Travel News chats with Ricardo Dinis, area sales manager for the carrier in the UK, about what has been happening and his ambitions for the year ahead.

 

News: Oh, Vienna: City tops global liveability rankings

Releasing its annual Global Liveability Rankings, the Economist Intelligence Unit said the Austrian capital had overtaken Melbourne following a seven-year reign for the Australian city.

 


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