Category: Hospitality News

Tunisia: Tourist arrivals up 18 percent, tourism revenues reach $300 million

Tunisia: Tourist arrivals up 18 percent, tourism revenues reach $300 million

Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019

Tunisia has recorded an 18 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first four months of this year, compared to the same period last year. ... Read More

Las Vegas hosts 2019 US-China Cultural Tourism Festival

Las Vegas hosts 2019 US-China Cultural Tourism Festival

Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019

The 2019 US-China Cultural Tourism Festival opened Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada, aiming to expand cultural and tourism exchanges between the two countries. The three-day ... Read More

Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists

Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists

Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019

Sri Lanka's State Minister Harsha de Silva announced that the country is planning an independent security audit to build confidence among tourists. According to the ... Read More

Malaysia’s Sabah welcomes over 1 million tourists in first quarter of 2019

Malaysia’s Sabah welcomes over 1 million tourists in first quarter of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019

About 1,033,871 tourists visited Sabah in the first three months of this year, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew. Liew, who is also State ... Read More

Armed terrorists storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, one person killed in attack

Armed terrorists storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, one person killed in attack

Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019

Gunshots were heard as a group of armed gunmen stormed a private five-star hotel in the southwestern Pakistani port-city of Gwadar, officials confirmed. At least ... Read More

Tourisme Montréal celebrates its 100th anniversary

Tourisme Montréal celebrates its 100th anniversary

Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

Tourisme Montréal kicked off its 100th anniversary celebrations this morning. The organization was founded on October 8, 1919 by the Automobile Club of Canada with ... Read More

CLIA: Taiwan shines as surprising hotspot for cruise industry in Asia

CLIA: Taiwan shines as surprising hotspot for cruise industry in Asia

Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

Cruise market is prospering in Asia, among which Taiwan shines as a surprising hotspot for the industry. According to CLIA survey, cruising has become the ... Read More

With 75 million visitors Orlando remains one of most-visited US destination

With 75 million visitors Orlando remains one of most-visited US destination

Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

Tourism officials announced today a historic milestone for the U.S. travel industry as Orlando released news of a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018. ... Read More

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority for the Washington Hospitality Association ... Read More

Benchmark appoints new Director of Food and Beverage for The Ridge Conference Center

Benchmark appoints new Director of Food and Beverage for The Ridge Conference Center

Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

Benchmark has named Orlando Ramos director of food and beverage for The Ridge, a Benchmark Conference Center located in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Mike Taylor, ... Read More

Most Dazzling Blue Flag Beaches are in Spain this summer

Most Dazzling Blue Flag Beaches are in Spain this summer

Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced this week the beaches, ports and sustainable boat tour operators in Europe for 2019. Spain boasts 669 Blue ... Read More

Princess Cruises launches largest Australia & New Zealand deployment

Princess Cruises launches largest Australia & New Zealand deployment

Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

Princess Cruises has announced its largest Australia and New Zealand cruise season ever offered sailing towards some of the world’s most dramatic destinations during the ... Read More

This May Puerto Vallarta is the land of celebration

This May Puerto Vallarta is the land of celebration

Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

Puerto Vallarta is always finding reasons to celebrate and this May is no different. For the month of May Puerto Vallarta will be celebrating everything ... Read More

BLESS Hotel Ibiza opens its doors this June

BLESS Hotel Ibiza opens its doors this June

Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

BLESS Hotel Ibiza, the new hotel from the brand BLESS Collection Hotels, part of the Palladium Hotel Group, opens its doors in Ibiza next month ... Read More

Dubai Airports: Passenger numbers down 2.2% in first quarter of 2019

Dubai Airports: Passenger numbers down 2.2% in first quarter of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

Dubai International (DXB) welcomed 22.2 million passengers in the first quarter of 2019, down 2.2 percent from the same period last year due largely to ... Read More

RIU Hotels & Resorts opens new hotel in Bulgaria

RIU Hotels & Resorts opens new hotel in Bulgaria

Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

RIU Hotels & Resorts has opened a new hotel in Bulgaria, the Riu Astoria, a brand new 4-star all-inclusive property that will surprise guests with ... Read More

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts debuts Trademark Collection in Latin America

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts debuts Trademark Collection in Latin America

Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, a hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 hotels across more than 80 countries, today announced the arrival of its Trademark Collection ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary-General to present Platino Award for Cinema and  Education

UNWTO Secretary-General to present Platino Award for Cinema and Education

Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili will recognize the Ibero-American film industry´s commitment to sustainability, openness and inclusivity at the upcoming ... Read More

Hilton’s brand portfolio overtakes Marriott’s as world’s most valuable

Hilton’s brand portfolio overtakes Marriott’s as world’s most valuable

Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019

Hilton has extended its lead as the world’s most valuable hotel brand while the total value of its brand portfolio within the Brand Finance Hotels ... Read More

European Tourism: Positive start to 2019, but challenges lie ahead

European Tourism: Positive start to 2019, but challenges lie ahead

Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019

According to the European Travel Commission's latest quarterly report, "European Tourism - Trends & Prospects 2019", Europe kicked off 2019 on a positive note following ... Read More

Choice Hotels announces new Regional Vice President of Franchise Services

Choice Hotels announces new Regional Vice President of Franchise Services

Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

Choice Hotels International, Inc. announced Michelle Masters has joined the company as regional vice president of franchise services, Northeast region. In the role, Masters will ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Sunset on the Beach series returns to Waikiki

Hawaii Tourism: Sunset on the Beach series returns to Waikiki

Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

Honolulu visitors and residents in search of a little family-friendly fun this summer in Waikiki will be pleased to know that Sunset on the Beach ... Read More

Benchmark appoints new General Manager for The Essex Resort and Spa

Benchmark appoints new General Manager for The Essex Resort and Spa

Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

Benchmark has named Ron Droegmyer general manager for The Essex - Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa, a Gemstone Collection property located in Essex, Vermont. Greg ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister charges CHICOS to encourage investment in experiences

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister charges CHICOS to encourage investment in experiences

Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says for the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) to be truly relevant to the region ... Read More

Silicon Valley Tech executive becomes CTO for Bidroom hotel platform

Silicon Valley Tech executive becomes CTO for Bidroom hotel platform

Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

Maurizio Tripi has joined the Board of Directors of Bidroom - the no-commission hotel platform - to speed up the company’s technology innovation as the ... Read More

Saint Lucia shares Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2019 cover with US soccer star Alex Morgan

Saint Lucia shares Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2019 cover with US soccer star Alex Morgan

Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

The Caribbean island of Saint Lucia -- the only country in the world named after a woman -- is proudly featured on the cover of ... Read More

First women-only taxi service launched in Russia’s Chechnya

First women-only taxi service launched in Russia’s Chechnya

Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

Russia’s mostly-Muslim Chechnya launched first women-only taxi service in its capital city of Grozny. The Mekhkari taxi service is supposed to become an alternative for ... Read More

Cambria Hotels announces Nashville Airport groundbreaking

Cambria Hotels announces Nashville Airport groundbreaking

Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

Cambria Hotels is doubling its Music City presence as Choice Hotels International, Inc. and Athena Hospitality Group,LLC, announced the start of construction on the brand's ... Read More

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

Destination DC (DDC) today announced that Washington, DC attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018, the ninth consecutive year for tourism growth. Elliott ... Read More

Singapore to host 2019 Global Restaurant Leadership Conference

Singapore to host 2019 Global Restaurant Leadership Conference

Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

The fourth annual Global Restaurant Leadership Conference (GRLC), presented by Winsight, LLC, will take place Nov. 3-6, 2019, at the Marina Bay Sands luxury hotel ... Read More

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