UK is largest inbound market for Philadelphia

In 2018, 697,000 overseas visitors came to the Greater Philadelphia region, of which 112,000 are from the UK, according to a new report from the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) and Tourism Economics. While the city marked a 7.5% year-on-year increase in overseas visitors, Brits visitation increased by 3.1% YoY. Overseas visitors also contributed USD... Continue Reading →

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Aerotel opens inside Heathrow airport

Plaza Premium Group has announced the opening of Aerotel London Heathrow, the first and only hotel inside Heathrow Terminal 3. The hotel is just steps away from the check-in desks and its unconventional booking policy gives guests the flexibility to check-in any time for stays from six hours and above. “This launch will help early arrival... Continue Reading →

Daytime hotel booking company unveils taxi campaign

Dayuse.com, daytime hotel booking platforms has announced that it is launching a new taxi campaign to raise brand awareness. Running for one month, the campaign will see more than 400 of the iconic Black Cabs, adorned with Dayuse.com’s branding, take over the streets of London. The undersides of tip seats in the taxis will also be... Continue Reading →

Forte Village signs Oppidan Education partnership

Following a trial in August, Forte Village Resort has announced a new collaboration with Oppidan Education, the UK-based mentoring service for children aged 7-18. The resort located in southern Sardinia will offer one-week programmes over half term in May and for two weeks in August next year with a view to extend dates into half term... Continue Reading →

British Airways to offset emissions on all UK domestic flights

From January, British Airways will become the first UK airline to offset carbon emissions on all its flights within the UK. All customers flying within the UK next year on flights operated by the carrier will have the carbon emissions from their flights offset by the airline and invested in carbon reduction projects around the world.... Continue Reading →

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines breaks record crossing historic Corinth Canal

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Braemar has broken the record to become the largest ship ever to traverse the 6.4-kilometre-long Corinth Canal in Greece. The 929-guest, 195.82-metre-long, 22.52-metre-wide ship successfully passed the historic canal, measuring 24 metres at its narrowest point. Clare Ward, director of product and customer service for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines said: “This is... Continue Reading →

Over 500 hotels in Spain affected due to Thomas Cook fall

As many as 1.3 million holidaymakers will be unable to fly into Spanish destinations this autumn and winter due to the Thomas Cook collapse. This will result in at least 500 hotels being shut down, generating losses to the tourism sector running into hundreds of millions, according to the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation.... Continue Reading →

Royal Caribbean’s new private island destination

Vanuatu, one of the natural gems of the South Pacific, will be the new home of Royal Caribbean’s newest private island destination – Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu. The new project was announced by Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, and Royal Caribbean International President and CEO, Michael Bayley. Perfect Day at Lelepa will be built with... Continue Reading →

Ascott acquires USD 192 million property in Sydney

CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott is investing USD 192 million in a freehold serviced residence in the Central Business District of North Sydney through the Ascott Serviced Residence Global Fund (ASRGF), its global fund with Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). To be named Citadines Walker North Sydney, the serviced residence is part of... Continue Reading →

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