glh. launches free one-click Wi-Fi for hotel guests

glh., the London-based global hotel subsidiary of the Singapore-listed GuocoLeisure Group, has teamed up with BT Wi-fi to launch its fast, free unlimited and one click to connect Wi-Fi service for all guests and visitors across glh. properties. Demand for Wi-Fi in hotels is rising, with glh.-owned Thistle guests using over one billion minutes of Wi-Fi in 2013.     

Sofitel Luxury Hotels reorganises management structure

Sofitel Luxury Hotels has announced its move to a new geography-based organisation, based on five key regions worldwide. Inside this new organisation, Sofitel, part of Accor Group and formerly a standalone brand, is now part of a newly created luxury and upscale segment including Accor hotel brands Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure and The Sebel.     

Emirates flies into Taipei

Taipei has become Emirates’ newest passenger destination with flight EK366 arriving in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport inaugurating the airline’s daily non-stop service from Dubai International Airport. “I am proud that we have been able to increase our commitment and begin daily, non-stop passengers services from today,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman, Emirates Airline & Group.     

Athenaeum Hotel partners World Tennis Day Showdown

The five star Athenaeum Hotel has been announced as the official hotel partner of the World Tennis Day Showdown presented by Financial Times, coming to London for the first time on Monday March 3rd, 2014. The London Showdown, taking place at Earls Court, will be an evening of exceptional tennis featuring former Wimbledon champions Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Pat Cash as well as multiple grand slam champion and coach to Andy Murray, Ivan Lendl.     

Taiwan Tourism Bureau expands free Wi-fi scheme

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has announced changes to its popular iTaiwan free Wi-fi scheme, making it even easier for international tourists to take advantage of free Wi-fi while in the country. Taiwan became the first destination in the world to offer free wireless internet access to tourists last year and there are now over 5,100 hotspots in major tourist spots and transportation hubs across the country.     

Rotana outlines expansion plans for 2014

Newly appointed chief executive Omer Kaddouri is continuing his residency with Rotana’s aggressive expansion plans, which are reflected in the development of six new properties, totalling over 1,400 rooms, due to open in 2014. Expanding its global presence, Rotana is not only opening new hotels but expanding into new countries with the opening of the hotel group’s first properties in Oman, Afghanistan and Turkey.     

Cheval Three Quays prepares for opening

Anticipation is building with only one month until the opening of Cheval Three Quays, a striking new collection of 97 serviced and 62 extended stay luxurious apartments perfectly situated next to the Tower of London, overlooking the River Thames. Cheval Three Quays will be the latest desirable address from luxury apartment specialists Cheval Residences, which already offer seven beautiful residences in some of London’s most sought after postcodes.     

Best Place To Travel In 2014 – FAM Trips From $499

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easyJet signs Europe-wide deal with BCD Travel

easyJet announced today that it has struck a deal in Europe to further extend the airline’s offerings among corporate travellers through BCD Travel’s global network. The new partnership provides easyJet access to BCD Travel’s extensive corporate travel client base and makes it easier for the travel management company (TMC) to offer its corporate clients easyJet’s great services and value.     

Wellness Pros Give Advice During Twitter Chat

Travel professionals from across the country participated in the Well-Being Travel Symposium 2014 held Feb. 18 to 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Here are excerpts from the the event’s Twitter chat, which features expert advice from the symposium’s attendees.     

Agents Find Value in NTA Exchange

For the first time ever, the NTA invited travel agents to its annual Travel Exchange, which took place in Los Angeles this week. Agents and suppliers found it to be a productive match.     

ESPA Announced As an Official SPA Partner at the First Condé Nast Traveller Luxury Travel Fair in Moscow

The World №1 travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller premieres the Condé Nast Traveller Luxury Travel Fair, which will bring together the best of the best in the luxury tourism industry while providing access to Russia’s top-tier travel professionals, journalists, and corporate travel agents. Participants will have an opportunity to expand the circle of business acquaintances, to contact with companies – major players in the global market of high-end tourism.     

ebookers launches all-in-one travel android app

Leading online travel agent,, remains at the forefront of providing mobile travel tools for consumers with the launch of the new ebookers Travel app for Android. The all-in-one travel app is the first from an online travel agent in Europe to allow customers to book flights, hotels and car hire on one app and on the move.     

United Airports of Georgia to host Routes Silk Road 2014

Routes Silk Road is the route development forum that connects CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia and Routes is delighted to announce that United Airports of Georgia (UAG) under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development has been officially appointed as the Host of the 2014 event which will take place on July 6-8 of this year.     

New appointment for Sabre

Sabre has appointed Harish Mysoré to senior vice president of strategy and business development. With more than 20 years of business development experience, Mysoré will be responsible for identifying growth opportunities for Sabre and driving corporate strategies that deliver more value to Sabre’s customers. He will lead the company’s corporate development team to identify, evaluate and execute mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures.