Be PROUD in New York

In just three editions PROUD Experiences, the event created by Reed Travel Exhibitions to focus on the LGBTQ+ travel sector, has established itself as the voice for international travel brands, destinations and experiences with a growth for 2020 of 100% since year one. Now double the size, with 80% of exhibitors confirmed more than six months [...]

Marrakech gets private jet luxury

This Saturday, 1st February 2020, Marrakech, Morocco, sees the opening of the popular destination's first private jet terminal. Already, Morocco sees over 11,000 private jet movements a year, of which about 50% go in or out of Marrakech. The Jetex operation, opening in a few days, will show that aviation and luxury hospitality are natural [...]

News: DISCOVERY adds Evolution

Today - Monday 27 January 2020 - Global Hotel Alliance GHA,  operator of multi-brand loyalty program, DISCOVERY,  announced that Aimbridge Hospitality, the world’s leading third-party hotel management company, will become a strategic partner through  its independent, lifestyle division, Evolution. Aimbridge, which is based in Plano TX,  merged with Interstate Hotels & Resorts in 2019, and [...]

Australia Day in Dubai

Yesterday, Sunday 26 January 2020, was Australia Day, the official national day of Australia. It marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of English ships at Port Jackson NSW: unofficially, it has also been variously named "Anniversary Day", "Foundation Day",  "Invasion Day" and "National Day of Mourning". It was not until 1935 that all Australian states and [...]

News: Hyatt goes into mindfulness

On 15 January 2020, Hyatt announced  an exclusive global wellbeing collaboration with Headspace to bring mindfulness exercises, guided meditations and sleep content to millions of employees, corporate customers and guests. Santa Monica CA-based Headspace, a leader in mindfulness and meditation with nearly 60 million users in 190 countries, is fronted by co-founder Andy Puddicombe. This somewhat-unique [...]

News: Minor expands in Europe

On 6th January 2020 it was announced that Minor Hotels, based in Bangkok, Thailand, will gain management of eight significant hotels in Europe.  Covivio has purchased the hotels, which are currently all Boscolo, and they will be initially managed by Minor subsidiary NH Hotels, before being re-branded. The hotels, which total 1,115 rooms, are: the [...]