Monday 24 July 2017

BA extends new distribution capability with TPConnects

British Airways has extended its New Distribution Capability (NDC) with TPConnects, one of the first International Air Transport Association (Iata) Certified Travel Aggregators and IT Providers. The NDC Standard enhances the capability of communications between airlines and trave


Travelport, Mobacar extend partnership

Leading travel commerce platform Travelport today announced an extended partnership with car rental and ground transportation technology specialist, Mobacar, to deliver innovation in car distribution. Today’s travellers expect a seamless and comprehensive booking and travel


Swiss-Belhotel welcomes new area GM for Bahrain

Swiss-Belhotel International has promoted Herve Peyre the the position of area general manager for Bahrain. Peyre has been associated with the group since September 2013 as the general manager for Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain.   Making the announcement, Laurent


Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Estonia

Marriott's Autograph Collection Hotels has announced the opening of its first hotel in Estonia with the debut of Hotel Telegraaf in Tallinn's historic center. Situated at the heart of the city on the ancient and distinguished Vene Street, the hotel is housed in one of Tal


Gulf Air recognises top travel agents

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, recently honoured the airline’s top travel trade partners for their contribution, performance and continued support in 2016. The carrier presented awards to agents as an acknowledgement and in recognition of their constant high le


Fiji Airways Economy guests can bid for Business upgrades

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has introduced, Bula Bid, a new initiative which allows its Economy Class customers to bid for upgrades to Business Class on international flights. Guests can bid for an upgrade between seven days and 24 hours before their scheduled fl


Hilton to debut in Niger

Hilton will welcome its first guests in Niger in 2019 following the signing a management agreement with Niamey Hotel & Suites Niger for a 142-room property in its capital city of Niamey. Hilton Niamey will become the first hotel to open in Niger under an international brand a


Emirates highlights female role models in aviation

Championing the importance of women’s contributions to the growth and development of aviation, Emirates recently hosted Shaesta Waiz for a Boeing 777 simulator challenge in its home base of Dubai. Waiz is the founder and pilot of Dreams Soar, Inc. (DSI), a non-profit organi


Basterrechea named new Rezidor COO

The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Chema Basterrechea as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO). Basterrechea has been chief operating officer at NH Hotel Group, prior to his appointment with Rezidor. He has worked for NHHG for mo


Coral Beach Resort Sharjah remains #1 on TripAdvisor

Coral Beach Resort Sharjah continues to be the leading hotel in Sharjah, retaining the number one position on TripAdvisor out of the 79 hotels in the city. The hotel has been receiving raving reviews from its guests who have been consistently rating it as the most outstanding pro

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