Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, minister of tourism, the Philippines
Voters at the World Travel Awards have recognised the Philippines with a duo of top titles. Here Breaking Travel News chats with minister of tourism, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, to find out how the trophies will aid the recovery of the sector
Focus: BTN interview: Thoyyib Mohamed, managing director, Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation
With the Maldives having claimed a number of top titles at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here catches up with tourism chief, Thoyyib Mohamed, to discover how the trophies will help the recovery from Covid-19
Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Harry Theocharis, minister of tourism, Greece
Having taken a top title at the annual World Travel Awards Grand Final, Breaking Travel News here chats with Greek minister of tourism, Harry Theocharis, to find out how it feels to have won
Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Karam Chand, chief executive, Royal Brunei Airlines
After a challenging year, Royal Brunei Airlines has been recognised as a global leader by the World Travel Awards. Here Breaking Travel News chats to chief executive, Karam Chand, to find out how the title has led to renewed optimism as we move into 2021
Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Angela Brav, president, international, Hertz
As car rental giant Hertz is honoured with a global title at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here finds out more from president, international, Angela Brav
Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Apolónia Rodrigues, president, Dark Sky Association
Dark Sky Alqueva allows guests to stare deep into the cosmos and has been recognised as a global hospitality leader by the World Travel Awards. Here Breaking Travel News chats with Apolónia Rodrigues, president of the Dark Sky Association, to find out more about the project
Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Srikanth Devarapalli, general manager, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
Having been recognised as among the best in the business by voters at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here chats with Srikanth Devarapalli, general manager at Emerald Maldives Resort, to discover more about the property
Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Nаtalia Lipets, advisor to the vice president, Academservice
Having been recognised as one of the best in the business by the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here chats with Nаtalia Lipets of Academservice to find out more
Maldives leads global winners at World Travel Awards
World Travel Awards – the international initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism – has unveiled the 2020 winners of its global titles.
Focus: Istanbul Airport Was Granted the “Best Digital Transformation in Europe” Award
Istanbul Airport with its distinguished concept of ‘smart airport’ as well as its unique architecture, robust infrastructure, state-of-the-art technology and the outstanding travel experience it offers, was awarded the “Digital Transformation Award” by Airports Council International (ACI) as a part of the “16th ACI Europe Awards”.
Park Hyatt London River Thames to open in 2022
Hyatt has entered into a management agreement with R&F UK for a new hotel in London. The 203-room Park Hyatt London River Thames is expected to open in 2022.
The Langley reopens ahead of festive season
Located in the heart of Buckinghamshire’s vast Langley Park and just a short drive from central London, The Langley, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Buckinghamshire, has reopened.
Focus: BTN interview: Mario Pederzolli, chief operating officer, Lanserhof at the Arts Club
Having opened last year, Lanserhof at the Arts Club has become a fixture of the London wellness scene. Here we find out more about the project from chief operating officer, Mario Pederzolli, as the property is honoured by the World Spa Awards
Virgin Atlantic to launch pre-flight testing at Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic customers flying to Barbados or onwards to Antigua and Grenada on selected flights will receive a free, rapid, point of care, pre-departure lateral flow antigen test at Heathrow.
Travelodge retains virtually all hotels following landlord dispute
Travelodge has retained a network of 578 hotels following an acrimonious company voluntary arrangement deal with owners, losing just a handful to competitors.
Mandarin Oriental moves into Saudi Arabia with Al Faisaliah Hotel deal
Mandarin Oriental has signed an agreement with the Al Khozama Company to manage and ultimately brand the Al Faisaliah Hotel. The group will take over the property early next year.
Saga inches closer to resumption of sailing in the spring
Saga has become the first cruise operator to be awarded new Covid-19 health assurance accreditation by Lloyd’s Register, the maritime safety experts.
Marriott signs for St. Regis property in Chicago
Marriott International has signed an agreement with Magellan Development Group to introduce its St. Regis Hotels & Resorts brand to Chicago. The project is anticipated to include 191 hotel rooms.
Aruba leads latest list of quarantine-free destinations
Aruba, the Pacific Islands, Bhutan, Timor-Leste and Mongolia have all been added to the UK quarantine-free travel list. Guests arriving from the countries will no longer be expected to self-isolate.
Reggae Sunsplash festival returns to Jamaica
The ground-breaking Reggae Sunsplash festival returns this weekend for the first-ever virtual staging of the event featuring a special tribute honouring the late reggae icon, Dennis Emmanuel Brown.
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