Monthly Archives: September 2011

Hotel Icon, a new hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui East in Hong Kong, celebrated its officially opening


Hotel Icon, a new hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui East in Hong Kong, celebrated its officially opening by hosting a Hospitality Design Conference. Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management … Continue reading

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United Continental Unveils Details of New Mileage Plus Loyalty Program


United Continental Holdings has unveiled details of its MileagePlus loyalty program for 2012, that include new benefits and services for United’s and Continental’s most-frequent flyers, more options for members to redeem their miles and additional recognition for customers who purchase … Continue reading

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Hotels not on Facebook risk “losing credibility”


Hotel GMs were warned that they should employ a social media strategy or risk “losing credibility” at yesterday’s Great GM Debate in Dubai. Martin Kubler, founder of Iconsulthotels who led a workshop for GMs entitled Making Social Media Work for You, … Continue reading

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UNWTO conference forges closer relationship between tourism and the media


Madrid 13 Sep 11 Focusing on the people behind the tourism numbers and maintaining an honest and open relationship with the media: these are among the main recommendations to emerge from discussions between media representatives and tourism officials attending the … Continue reading

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Korean Air has taken delivery of its fourth Airbus A380


Korean Air has taken delivery of its fourth Airbus A380. The aircraft left Toulouse, France on 7 September (local time) and arrived at Incheon International Airport on Thursday. The new aircraft will then go through the required flight tests and will … Continue reading

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IHG Signs Four New Hotels in India


InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a series of management agreements to develop four new hotels in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Gurgaon. These fresh signings bring IHG’s current India pipeline of 47 hotels across its InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday … Continue reading

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Swissotel introduces new SPA brand


    Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has launched a new spa and exercise brand that will be gradually rolled out across the group’s hotels worldwide. Inspired by the Alps, Pürovel Spa and Sport is designed to reflect the hotel group’s … Continue reading

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Bahrain’s F1 chief says ready for April 2012 race


The CEO of the Bahrain International Circuit has insisted the Gulf kingdom will be ready to host a Formula One race next April, six months earlier than expected. In comments made to state news agency BPA, Shaikh Salman bin Isa … Continue reading

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Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts has launched a new loyalty programme


The membership for Swissôtel Circle is divided into three alpine-inspired tiers: Inizia, Elevà and Zenit. These categories make reference to the brand’s Swiss origin and are expressions from Romansh, the fourth official language in Switzerland and language of the craggy eastern … Continue reading

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Hilton to open first hotel in Iraq in 2013


Hilton Worldwide will open its first hotel in Iraq, Double Tree Suites by Hilton Erbil, by the end of 2013. The international hotel chain will open the property under a management agreement with New York-based real estate developer The Claremont … Continue reading

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