Month: February 2017

Qatar Airways launches world’s longest commercial flight to Auckland, New Zealand

Qatar Airways has launched its new record-breaking Auckland service on one of the country’s most significant days of the year – Waitangi Day. The first Qatar Airways flight touched down on the North Island of New Zealand, just after sunrise. Celebrations to commemorate the launch of the world’s longest commercial flight, which takes 17 hours and 30 minutes and covers a distance of 14,535 kilometres, began at the airport with a traditional water salute as the Qatar Airways Boeing 777 taxied down the runway. Qatar Airways group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, travelled on-board the inaugural flight from Doha...

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Travel Leaders Group acquires Colletts Travel Limited in the United Kingdom

NEW YORK – Travel Leaders Grou p is formally announcing that it has acquired United Kingdom-based Colletts Travel Limited , including its prestigious Colletts Collection. The acquisition is a concerted move designed to further enhance Travel Leaders Group’s expertise in counseling and serving affluent travelers globally. Due to its highly-valued and repeat client base, Colletts Travel will maintain its distinct brand identity within Travel Leaders UK, Travel Leaders Group’s United Kingdom operations. According to Travel Leaders Group, the acquisition was completed on January 31, 2017. No details pertaining to the specific terms of the acquisition will be released. Established...

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Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin set to open in November

Swiss hotel management company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will rebrand and manage a luxury villa and suite resort in Hua Hin, Thailand. The new property is to be named the Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin. In operation since 2010, the existing Asara Villa & Suite Resort, Hua Hin comprising a 96-key resort is owned by Ocean Property and boasts 54 pool villas and 42 suites designed to offer discerning leisure travellers and families a relaxing holiday on Thailand’s premier beach destination. Scheduled to re-launch with Mövenpick branding in November 2017, the full service...

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Upcoming Travel Trends and Must-see Destinations

The world is going through an unsettling time; politics are scary, the weather is changing, nobody really knows what’s going on and the lack of sun is seeing many people suffering with winter blues. So it’s not surprising people are preparing for their holiday escape and while 2016 saw trends of traveling to Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Costa Rica and the Australian Reefs, 2017 is taking a slightly different approach to tourist travel. Chile is thought to be the most desirable tourist destination this year, after picking up the travel awards of 2016 more and more people want to know what...

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Sojern’s New Global Travel Insights Report reveals spring trends

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – Sojern , the world’s leading traveler audience engagement platform that delivered $3B in direct booking revenue for travel companies last year, released its Q1 Global Travel Insights report . The report uncovers emerging travel patterns and destinations for spring travel around the world and arms travel marketers with insights on how to tailor more effective consumer messages to drive bookings for a specific travel window. Sojern’s quarterly reports are based on travel intent data from 350 million traveler profiles, across 100,000 unique audience segments and billions of travel intent signals, including search and booking data...

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