News: Marriott Mena House welcomes guests to Great Pyramids of Giza

Marriott Hotels has made its debut steps away from the Great Pyramids of Giza, as the company rebrand Mena House, a historic palace. “This is a significant moment and a milestone in our journey, a milestone that I am personally very excited about,” said Alex Kyriakidis, managing director, Middle

News: Le Méridien Melbourne slated for 2020 opening

Marriott International has announced the signing of Le Méridien Melbourne, in partnership with owner and developer Jinshan Investment Group. Slated to open in 2020, the 235-room hotel will boast the brand’s distinct mid-century modern approach. This signing reinforces Le Méridien’s dynamic global growth, following recent openings in Italy, South

News: TUI Blue Falesia expands brand in Portugal

TUI Group has opened its first TUI Blue hotel in Portugal. The opening of TUI Blue Falesia marks the launch of this year’s growth phase for TUI Group’s new lifestyle hotel brand. By summer this year, three more hotels will follow in Tunisia, Spain and Turkey, expanding the portfolio to

News: Cheval Residences appoints new marketing leadership

Cheval Residences has welcomed Robert Speirs as its newly appointed marketing manager. Speirs will be instrumental in positioning Cheval Residences to consumer and business travellers in London. He has a wealth of experience in the hospitality sector; he joined the Cheval team from Virgin Limited Edition, a collection of ten boutique

Focus: How to Plan Your First International Trip

Traveling outside of the U.S. can be a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience, but planning for it can be overwhelming. Before setting things in stone, read on to see how you can plan your first international trip. The very first thing you have to do when planning a trip is to

Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Salalah Rotana Resort, Oman

“It is the best beach in Salalah,” explains Rhoda Nuhu from the team at Salalah Rotana Resort, “I know, because I have seen them all.” For once this is no marketing hyperbole, it really is – hundreds of metres of crisp white sand stretching into the distance with rolling waves

News: Marriott International sees revenues rise in fourth quarter

Marriott International saw revenues rise to $5.88 billion in the fourth quarter, up from $5.46 billion a year earlier. Excluding a charge related to changes in the US tax law and other adjustments, Marriott earned $1.12 per share. However, fourth quarter reported diluted earnings per share totalled $0.54, a 13 per

Focus: Packing Tips Every Adult Traveler Must Know

Packing is pivotal when traveling. If you forget an essential item, especially something of magnanimous importance like your passport, then you may be left disappointed, scrambling left and right, confused and not knowing what to do. If you pack too little, you may fail to carry the essentials you

News: Wyndham Worldwide parts with European rentals business for US$1.3bn

Wyndham Worldwide has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its European holiday rental business to Platinum Equity. The deal is valued at approximately $1.3 billion. In conjunction with the sale, the European vacation rental business has entered into a 20-year agreement under which it will pay a

News: Red Funnel places £10m Cammell Laird order

Red Funnel has placed a £10 million order for a new ro-ro freight ferry from UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird. The new ship is designed to provide additional year-round freight capacity for Red Funnel’s Southampton-East Cowes route which currently handles 53 per cent of all freight movements across the Solent. At 74