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Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Spa launches Bellabaci partnership | News

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Spa launches Bellabaci partnership | News

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Spa is now offering a “kiss of beauty” with Bellabaci Cupping Therapies and home care products. A modern take on traditional cupping treatments that have been around for years, the Bellabaci technique incorporates hand massage and cupping with squeezable vacuum cups to facilitate a gentle suction known as a “cup …

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Fifth of destinations still completely closed to tourism | News

Fifth of destinations still completely closed to tourism | News

One out of five destinations continue to have their borders completely closed as new surges of Covid-19 impact the restart of international tourism. The latest research shows that 98 per cent of all destinations still have some kind of travel restrictions in place. According to the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, 46 destinations (21 per cent …

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Etihad Airways loses control of holidays division | News

Etihad Airways loses control of holidays division | News

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is moving forward with a diversification strategy, taking over Etihad Holidays from Etihad Airways. The business will integrate with Tourism 365, the ADNEC promotion business. ADNEC is part of holding company ADQ, owned by the Abu Dhabi state. As Etihad is also owned by the government, the deal effectively …

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CWT confirms two new leadership roles | News

CWT confirms two new leadership roles | News

CWT has announced the appointments of Nick Vournakis as chief customer officer and Derek Sharp and chief traveller experience officer. The news comes as the company undergoes a financial restricting. Both new positions will report to Michelle McKinney Frymire, chief executive of CWT, and will take effect at the start of December. “I am thrilled …

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Breaking Travel News investigates: Radisson Red London Heathrow | Focus

Breaking Travel News investigates: Radisson Red London Heathrow | Focus

As the global travel industry creaks back into life after a near-two-year hiatus, we are all on the move again. But gaps in the systems that make our trips possible remain; at times a journey can feel like a jigsaw with pieces missing. Never is this truer than when trying to make a dreaded 06:00 …

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Alkebulan makes culinary debut at Expo 2020 | News

Alkebulan makes culinary debut at Expo 2020 | News

African dining hall Alkebulan has made its debut at Expo 2020, showcasing African food and culture through a colourful culinary lens. Capturing the essence of Africa, it transports visitors on a journey into the continent’s cultural diversities and gastronomy scenes, bringing together people, communities and nations. Alkebulan (pronounced al-kee-boulan) – the oldest name for Africa …

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Sixt reports record quarterly profit as recovery continues | News

Sixt reports record quarterly profit as recovery continues | News

With consolidated earnings before taxes of €253 million for the three months to the end of September, Sixt has reported the best quarterly operating result in its history. Compared to the same quarter of the previous year, where the company recorded earnings of €66 million, this represents nearly a fourfold increase. Compared to the third …

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Steel cutting ceremony held for Celebrity Ascent in France | News

Steel cutting ceremony held for Celebrity Ascent in France | News

The first steel has been cut for Celebrity Ascent, the fourth vessel in Celebrity Cruises’ Edge series. Executives signed the ceremonial first cut of steel at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, earlier. “The name of this new ship is very apropos as the industry rebounds, but also as Celebrity continues to lead …

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