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Conde Nast Traveler Ranks Vivanta by Taj at No. 3

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Conde Nast Traveler Ranks Vivanta by Taj at No. 3

Conde Nast Traveler US declared Vivanta by Taj as 3rd best hotel in the world in its 16th Annual Business Travel Awards 2013. Equation Research asked Conde´ Nast Traveller readers identified as business travellers to rate hotels, hotel brands, and airlines as excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor on a variety of criteria. Final [...]

Captain Obvious Stars in Hotels.com Ad Campaign

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Captain Obvious Stars in Hotels.com Ad Campaign

Online accommodation site Hotels.com has launched a new creative campaign to show why it is the obvious choice for booking hotels. The new campaign – ‘The Obvious Choice’ – light-heartedly brings to life a funny character that has existed in pop culture for decades. Through the creative execution, Hotels.com debuts a fictional world traveler and [...]

Kerala Tourism Online Video Quiz on Ayurveda

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Kerala Tourism Online Video Quiz on Ayurveda

Kerala Tourism in India has introduced a new scheme – Online Video Quiz on Ayurveda. This 30 days web based campaign intends to share the knowledge of ayurveda with travellers and the general public. The questions are designed to impart a basic knowledge of Ayurveda. One question will be uploaded every day and the participants [...]

IHG Expands the Holiday Inn Brand in Brazil

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IHG Expands the Holiday Inn Brand in Brazil

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) makes its return to the Rio de Janeiro market with the signing of the new-build Holiday Inn Porto Maravilha and Holiday Inn Express Porto Maravilha hotels. The 32-story hotels will be located in Rio de Janeiro’s revitalized downtown area of Porto Maravilha. The hotels, owned by Odebrecht Realizaçöes Imobiliárias and FII [...]

Virgin America Introduces New Food Service

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Virgin America Introduces New Food Service

Virgin America, the California-based airline, has announced a new enhanced First Class menu and service that will launch on its long-haul business flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles to Newark, New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) – as of March 4, 2014. To supplement the traditional after-takeoff cocktail service, [...]

Hyatt Plans First Andaz Hotel in Germany

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Hyatt Plans First Andaz Hotel in Germany

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced Wednesday that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a contract with Jost Hurler Beteiligungs-und Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, a family-owned company based in Munich, for an Andaz hotel in Munich. The first Andaz-branded hotel in Germany, Andaz Munich will join hotels currently located in cities including London, New [...]

The Al Shallal Theme Park in Jeddah

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The Al Shallal Theme Park in Jeddah

J/Brice Design International, Inc. – a leading hospitality design firm in the Middle East – has been commissioned by Saudi Arabia‘s Fakieh Group to design the interior of the new Planetarium at its Al Shallal Theme Park on the Jeddah Corniche. It was announced Tuesday, Feb. 18. The Fakieh Group of Saudi Arabia operates in [...]

Photography Exhibition Opens in London

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Photography Exhibition Opens in London

Work by eleven of the world’s leading photographers from five continents will go on show at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in the 2014 Prix Pictet exhibition, opening on 22 May 2014. Centred around the theme of ‘consumption’, Prix Pictet at the V&A presents seventy works by eleven top photographers from nine countries. The photographers [...]

First US Airways Aircraft in American Airlines Livery

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First US Airways Aircraft in American Airlines Livery

American Airlines entered into service the first legacy US Airways aircraft, an Airbus A319, painted in the American Airlines livery. The newly dressed plane, tail number N700UW, will debut its freshly painted fuselage with service from Charlotte to New York’s LaGuardia Airport on flight 2060. “Today marks an important next step in our airlines’ integration [...]

Sydney Shines with Australia Day Celebrations

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Sydney Shines with Australia Day Celebrations

On 26 January each year, Australians come together to celebrate their national day, and with Australia Day in Sydney fast becoming a ‘must do’ travel experience, the emerald city turns on the charm, packed full of activities on and around Sydney Harbour, according to Destination NSW. “The Australia Day celebrations in Sydney are a must [...]

Disney Frozen for Frozen Suite in Ice Hotel

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Disney Frozen for Frozen Suite in Ice Hotel

Walt Disney Studios has unveiled the first images from the Frozen-inspired suite at Quebec City’s Hôtel de Glace, in celebration of Disney’s “Frozen” Blu-ray & Digital HD release. Created entirely out of sculpted ice and snow and supervised by the film’s art director Michael Giaimo, the “Frozen Suite” is modeled after Anna & Elsa’s bedrooms. [...]

Celebs Tell Love London like a Local

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Celebs Tell Love London like a Local

As London celebrates record numbers of international tourists coming to the capital, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, actress Joanna Lumley, model and actress Twiggy, Michelin-star Chef Gordon Ramsay and two of the world’s most famous ballet dancers talk about what makes their city “the greatest place on earth” to visit. The ‘Love London like [...]