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News: Iberá National Park gives eco-tourism a boost in Argentina

Located in the province of Corrientes, in the north-east of the country, it has a surface of 159,800 hectares and will become one of the attractions of the Litoral Eco-touristic Corridor.


News: Preferred Hotels rolls out new website

With careful consideration to the balance of form and function, the new visual forward, fully-responsive website has been deftly designed to draw more qualified traffic and make a quick, impactful connection between travellers and the brand’s global portfolio of 700 independent hotels worldwide.


News: AIDAnova takes to seas for first time

The ship becomes the world’s first cruise vessel to be powered at sea and in port by liquefied natural gas and is Carnival Corporation’s fourth new ship of 2018.


News: Transport secretary opens overhauled terminal at Luton Airport

Chris Grayling, the secretary of state for transport, has officially opened London Luton Airport’s newly-upgraded terminal, marking the culmination of LLA’s three-year transformation project.


News: Ryanair expands sports ticketing options in Spain and France

Ryanair customers can now purchase tickets for some of the biggest football matches, both directly via Ryanair Tickets and through the Active Trip page, matching the date and destination of their booked trip.


News: Indian Hotels Company reveals plans for new Taj property in Lucknow

This new Taj-branded hotel will be conveniently located at Vibhuti Khand, New Gomti Nagar Centre, with close proximity to key corporate parks, institutions and recreational facilities.


News: Qatar Airways launches new Doha-Gothenburg connections

Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Gothenburg, Sweden landed earlier at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway into Sweden.


News: LVMH to acquire Belmond in US$3.2b deal

Luxury retailer Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has reached a deal to acquire Belmond, owners, part-owners or managers of 46 luxury hotel, restaurant, train and river cruise properties around the world.


News: Mhun appoints chief programmes officer at Airbus

Philippe Mhun, currently head of customer services at Airbus, will succeed executive vice president, head of programmes, Didier Evrard, 65, who retires around the turn of the year after 41 years associated with Airbus, 20 of those in top management positions.


News: Mardi Gras to feature first ever rollercoaster at sea

Built by Munich-based Maurer Rides, Bolt: Ultimate Sea Coaster is a heart-pounding rush of adrenaline offering nearly 800 feet of exhilarating twists, turns and drops with riders reaching speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour.


News: Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time

Not only is this the first human spaceflight to be launched from American soil since the final Space Shuttle mission in 2011, but the very first time that a crewed vehicle built for commercial, passenger service, has reached space.


News: Accor opens MGallery Hotel de la Coupole in Vietnam

Designed by renowned luxury resort designer Bill Bensley, with sweeping views of Sapa Valley and serene rice paddy fields, the newly opened MGallery Hotel de la Coupole has opened in Vietnam.


News: First All Nippon Airways A380 prepares for take-off

All Nippon Airways has seen its first Airbus A380 roll out of the Airbus Paintshop in Hamburg, Germany. The new plane is Japan’s first Airbus A380 and sports a Hawaiian green sea turtle, known as Honu in the Hawaiian language, which symbolises good luck and prosperity.


News: Ottawa unveils development plans for Macdonald–Cartier International Airport

Transport bosses have announced a $100 million renovation project for Ottawa’s Macdonald–Cartier International Airport. The decision comes in response to several years of steady growth with the airport on pace to surpass the five million passenger milestone by the end of 2018.


News: Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort opens in Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah Group has announced the opening of Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, the group’s first luxury “eco-conscious” resort, nestled on the pristine shores of Abu Dhabi.


News: Anantara Quy Nhon Villas opens in Vietnam

Located in a bay on the south-central coastline, Anantara Quy Nhon includes private infinity-style pools for each villa, in-room villa host services and unique spa offerings, plus a range of indigenous guest experiences that showcase this hidden gem within Vietnam.


News: Senegal hospitality potential highlighted ahead of Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

As the potential for tourism investment in under-exploited Francophone Africa becomes ever-clearer, Senegal has been highlighted as an emerging economy that’s ripe for further development.


News: IATA: A decade of success for international aviation

It is expected that 2019 will be the tenth year of profit and the fifth consecutive year where airlines deliver a return on capital that exceeds the industry’s cost of capital, creating value for its investors.


News: TUI Group delivers strong financial results for year to September

In year to September 30th, TUI Group delivered turnover growth of 6.3 per cent to €19.7 billion euros on a constant currency basis. Underlying EBITA increased by 10.9 per cent to €1.2 billion on a constant currency basis.


News: Air France appoints new chief executive

The Air France board of directors has appointed Anne Rigail as chief executive of the airline. The decision was taken during a board meeting earlier and follows the recommendation of Benjamin Smith, chief executive of Air France-KLM, and the approval of the Air France-KLM board.


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