New research from AARP Travel tells us celebration vacations are en vogue for some 76 million baby boomers bent onjoying and annotating milestones like; anniversaries, birthdays, family reunions and weddings.
The World Travel Awards European gala was held last night at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in Athens. Winners leading airline Lufthansa, and Portugal’s tourism board took home honors.
An injunction sought by low cost airline champion Ryanair has been granted against travel website eDreams. The online travel agency based in Barcelona, will be stopped from advertising that it offers the ‘guaranteed best price on all flights’ on its German website eDreams.de.
California-based vacation rental startup Vakast announced today it has closed a $1.3 million seed funding round.
Expedia has just announced completing its acquisition of Auto Escape Group, a leading European car rental entity online. The acquisition from private equity fund Montefiore Investment, tell of Auto Escape Group management migrating to the booking giant’s team as well.
The grand prize includes the flight package, superior accommodations at the Melia Cohiba hotel in Havana and many other gratuities.
Czech hospitality group CPI Hotels continues their growth by expanded further into the European market yesterday. The group’s acquisition of luxury hotel group Mamaison Hotels and Residences is a significant move. Mamaison, which has hotels in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Russia, is one of the most popular hotel brands in several major cities.
Mobile app developers, Sound Pipe Media are set to completing an app for their client called Travel Buddies.. With amazing functionality these app developers from UK have really hit a great app for anyone willing to travel and need a buddy. You can easily register via Facebook, Twitter, and then search who is traveling within the network to the same destination as you.
The Aegean town of Alacati manages to effortlessly combine traditional Turkish hospitality with stylish boutique hotels, high-end fashion, independent art galleries and lively beach clubs. Popular for its boutique hotels with bijou pools and great food, there are also a myriad of new designer-led shops and unique artworks blossoming in Alacati.
In news from the Russia airline industry Gazpromneft-Aero has begun supplying aviation fuel to Meridiana at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. With regular direct flights to Cagliari, Olbia and Naples on Airbus A320 planes, Meridiana is now the 13th airline refuelled by Gazpromneft-Aero at Domodedovo.
Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has recently launched a brand-new tourism branding and advertising campaign under the banner ‘Home Of’. With the unchanging main byline ‘Home of….’, the second part of the byline uses variable text to convey Turkey as the starting point for many distinguished sites, historical events and unique features, including ‘Home Of History’ and ‘Home Of Adventure’ among many others.
Tune Hotels, which opened its doors in Melbourne recently will continue to lure more visitors to the city popularly known as Australia’s cultural capital, tapping on the rising number of tourists especially from South East Asia.