Worldhotels Kicks Off Global Rewards Program

Worldhotels' Tivoli Lisboa

One of the leading independent, upscale hotel groups, Worldhotels has just announced having launched their global loyalty program,”Worldhotels Peakpoints”. All the groups 500 hotels, across 65 countries, are scheduled to take part.
According to the news from the hotel group, guest are to receive 300 welcome points

Aeroflot Continues Fleet Expansion: Takes Boeing Delivery

aeroflot logo

Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new Boeing 777-300ER named in honor of Anton Chekhov, the famous Russian author. Configured in a three class arrangement, the new 777-300ER also includes increased leg room, an upgraded on-board menu, additional baggage room and more Aeroflot Bonus reward miles. So far this is Aeroflot’s 6th aircraft in the class.

Xiamen Promotes KLM Direct Netherlands Route

KLM Facebook banner

A move by China’s Fujian Provincial Tourism Bureau and the Xiamen Tourism Bureau to bump up travel to and from the coastal China city shows great promise. Launched as “Go to Amoy” in conjunction with Netherlands airline company KLM, the campaign pushes the direct 12 hour flight between cities.

Utrip Grabs New Funding: Argo Tests It

Utrip

It’s 9:06 AM in Trier, Germany right now. I began creating an itinerary to Lisbon at exactly 9:01 AM with Utrip, and apparently their contention you can create a trip in 5 minutes is true. That is, if you’re wanting a recommendation engine to suggest for you. Otherwise, users of this interesting travel tool will need more time.

Hotel Projects Worldwide for 2014 and Beyond

The Tamara Coorg

In hotel development news this month, despite economic tensions and a soft market for hospitality in some regions, many new hotel developments are slated for start or completion in the mid term. Here’s the latest from the worldwide hotel property market.

Ryanair Establishes Greece Hub

Courtesy Ryanair Corporate

Early this month Ryanair announced having opened an Athens based hub for operations operating six routes across the Greece region. The low cost airline hopes the new hub will help bolster the 1.2 million passengers per year to then Greek capital, and prop up the 1200 plus jobs Athens Airport benefits from.

Kicking the Tires of Guidekick

Note the audio aspect of Guidekick

Guidekick, a fascinating new mobile app that uses rich media to get a passing tourist’s attention when passing an historic attraction, is a window inside what future travel tech will look. Available in iOS, Android, and even Google Glass editions, the app adds historical and contextual value to the places people visit.