Wednesday, 3 Jun 2020

Downtown Grand tops outs third tower

The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino recently marked a construction milestone, topping out a room tower to open this year. The seven-story building in downtown Las Vegas, adds 250,000 square feet of hospitality space to the property, including 495 new rooms, which will bring the property’s room count to 1,124. There will be 67 studio […]

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Kempinski to rebrand two Schloss hotels in Europe

The 12.18. Group is expanding its strategic partnership with Kempinski Hotels. As part of the deal, the Schloss Roxburghe in Scotland and the Schloss Fleesensee in the heart of the Mecklenburg Lake District will operate as Schloss Fleesensee Kempinski and Schloss Roxburghe Kempinski. The hotels will remain in the ownership of the 12.18. Group; management […]

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ABTA calls on UK government for coronavirus support

ABTA is calling on the government to consider extraordinary support measures for businesses operating in the tourism sector in the budget next week. The request comes in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. Following a meeting with the tourism minister last week, ABTA conducted a survey among its members to ask them about business […]

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Emaar stops taking bookings at three Dubai hotels

Emaar Hospitality has decided to ‘temporarily refocus on a selected number of assets’ Vida Emirates Hills Emaar Hospitality will stop taking bookings at three hotels in Dubai for more than five months as it temporarily “refocuses” on certain assets amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, according to the company. In a statement, an Emaar spokesperson said […]

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Boeing pilot training on 737 Max 'inadequate'

Crash of the Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 MAX six minutes after takeoff killed all 157 people on board, triggering the global grounding of the MAX The crash of the Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 MAX six minutes after takeoff on March 10, 2019, killed all 157 people on board. Ethiopia’s probe of last year’s Ethiopian Airlines crash found […]

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How to Visit the Stunning English Locations Featured in 'Emma.'

When writing Emma, Jane Austen wanted to create “a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” It may not have been successful, though, as Emma became one of Austen’s most successful books, spawning a flurry of remakes.  In the latest adaptation of the novel, film director Autumn de Wilde created a vivid and colorful […]

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Take a Peek Into Denver's $600 Million Project Snowmass

Aspen has always been a destination for those who love skiing and luxury, but thanks to Snowmass, a $600 million project just 20 minutes northwest of downtown Aspen, there is a place to go for families who want even more. Snowmass is 5,500 acres of land consisting of four mountains, 362 trails and 41 lifts. […]

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WATCH: Travel Expert Mark Murphy on COVID-19's Impact on the Industry

Travel expert Mark Murphy recently appeared on Fox Business to break down the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’s impact on travel in the wake of the U.S. State Department’s latest advisory warning Americans of “increased risk of infection of COVID-19 in a cruise ship environment.” “Originally over the weekend when cruise executives met with administration officials it […]

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Opening Soon: Kalesma in Mykonos, Greece

WHY IT RATES: Greece’s new Kalesma hotel will house twenty-five 63 square meter suites and two 240 square meter villas. – Mackenzie Cullen, Editorial Associate Once home to Greek gods and a favorite destination of Jackie Kennedy as well as artists, poets, designers and actors, Mykonos has long been in the spotlight. But the whole […]

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How Hotel Cancellation Policies Are Changing Amid Coronavirus

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has had major repercussions for the travel industry. Cruise lines are exercising flexibility for customers, prescreening passengers before they board, and revving up their already stringent cleaning measure. Airlines, too, are continuing to monitor the situation, shifting their cancellation and change policies in response to new information and State Department updates. […]

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