Sunday, September 23, 2018

Cruise News

Richemond appointed chief information officer at Accor

AccorHotels has announced the appointment of Gilles de Richemond as chief information officer. On the occasion of this appointment, Maud Bailly, AccorHotels chief digital officer, declared: “We are very happy that Gilles has agreed to...

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, unveils new presidential suite

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, has unveiled its new 440 square metre presidential suite, one of the largest in the Malaysian capital. This expansive and elegant penthouse suite offers sweeping views of KLCC Park and the...

Smith named senior captain of upcoming Azamara Pursuit

Azamara Club Cruises has announced the three officers of its new ship, Azamara Pursuit, which will join the fleet in August 2018. Senior captain Carl Smith and cruise director Tony Markey, both from the...

Thomas Cook Airlines scoops top World Travel Awards title

Thomas Cook Airlines has been named the World’s Leading Charter Airline for the third year in a row at the World Travel Awards in Vietnam. The prestigious award was announced at a red-carpet ceremony at...

Shanks to lead Silversea Cruises in UK & Ireland

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has announced Peter Shanks is joining the company in the role of managing director, UK & Ireland. Based in the London office, he will report to chief executive, Roberto Martinoli, and...

Jamaican prime minister Holness calls for inclusivity in tourism

Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica, has praised the potential of tourism as a tool of development, while warning growth in the sector must be sustainable. He was speaking at the UNWTO-organised Global Conference...

Oman Air upgrades Sindbad loyalty programme

As part of the continuous efforts to ensure that its guests receive the best service, Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has launched online redemption for its valued Sindbad members....

Rifai urges tourism sector to carefully manage visitor growth

UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai has warned the hospitality sector it must carefully manage growth if the world is to avoid the pitfalls of over-tourism. Some 1.2 billion travellers will cross an international boundary in...

Father Christmas arrives on Elizabeth Street, Belgravia

Father Christmas has taken up residence in Belgravia in a location that promises an authentic adaptation of his North Pole abode, with gloriously nostalgic Christmas scents, sights and sounds. Upon entry, guests be greeted...

Red Funnel to welcome Red Jet 7 in spring of 2018

The construction of Red Funnel’s new state-of-the-art high speed passenger ferry, Red Jet 7, is rapidly taking shape at Wight Shipyard Co in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The £7 million, 41...