Autograph Collection Reopens Mayflower Hotel In Washington

Mayflower Hotel In Washington

Marriott International has just reopened the Mayflower in Washington, formerly a Renaissance Hotel, now part of the Autograph Collection Hotels, within the Marriott International family. The hotel, freshly renovated, has been in business since 1925, and it is listed in the National Register of Historic places. Marriott International has invested $20 million to renovate 583 […]

LOT: Bye-Bye Orbitz

Lot Dreamliner

LOT Polish Airlines has not renewed its partnership with Orbitz, the company announced yesterday, so don’t go looking for LOT air fares on the popular travel site anymore. The fares are not affected by the change, but travelers used to book LOT tickets on Orbitz will have to search elsewhere. LOT has several other partners […]

TripAdvisor Debuts “Don’t Just Visit” TV Ads

TripAdvisor logo

After a $30 million TV ad campaign launched in 2013 the US; TripAdvisor embraced the same strategy with several new TV ads designed for the European market (specifically France and the UK). The video below is one of several published in the past 24 hours. The first TV ad series by TripAdvisor were the result […]

TAP and GOL begin operating codeshare flights

TAP logo

TAP Portugal, the leading airline operating between Europe and Brazil, and Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, the largest low-cost airline offering the best fares in Latin America, are launching a business partnership to operate codeshare flights that will enable both airlines to offer more convenient services to their customers.

Magnuson Hotels Worldwide releases local performance tool

Magnuson Worldwide

Magnuson Hotels Worldwide has just released a global hotel performance calculator which allows owners to benchmark their individual hotel performance versus local markets. In a move the company says is a “first ever” approach to measuring true performance at the local level, Magnuson’s release of the tool on Hotel Authority seems destined only for those in dire need of revenue help. Here’s a brief look at a local performance indicator.

Aeroflot’s Pobeda set to take off

Pobeda Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation (NG)

In air travel news, Russia’s Federal Aviation Agency has granted Pobeda, the low-cost carrier subsidiary of Aeroflot, its operator’s certificate and air transportation licence. The award of the documentation, under Russian legislative rules, allows the new low cost airline to begin ticket sales as of November 11.