Katathani Phuket Beach Resort: Green cost savings add up to huge community benefit

April 21, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort, a deluxe beachfront hotel and spa located on the secluded Kata Noi Bay, Phuket, Thailand, has been certified by Green Globe for the first time with an impressive 83% compliance score. The high sustainability score by Katathani Phuket Beach Resort is an indication of the wealth of experience the resort has • Read More »

Karisma Hotels & Resorts partner with Ecoservices Dominica to eliminate waste

April 21, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Karisma Hotels & Resorts, Green Globe certified member since 2011, offers a wide range of unique properties in a variety of world-class destinations; from adults-only and family-friendly to opulent villas and intimate urban retreats. In our company, we know that high-quality and consistent service for all our guests is only possible through the optimal management • Read More »

New Waste Watchers initiative will slim down waste and increase recycling at IMEX in Frankfurt

April 21, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

IMEX in Frankfurt is introducing several major new sustainability initiatives this year as it continues to innovate and encourage the industry to unite and contribute to greater environmental awareness and social responsibility. Speaking just before Earth Day 2017 (22 April), Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group said: “Our approach to sustainability is both to • Read More »

First Aid for Suitcases: Airport Baggage Service Repairs Damaged Luggage on the Spot

April 21, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

  Broken glasses, battered heels, lost buttons – not a problem for the expert and helpful service providers at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). A quick solution can even be found for damaged bags and suitcases. The team from the Airport Baggage Service (FGS) in Arrivals Hall B can remedy any luggage mishap, however big or small, • Read More »

Qatar Airways gives added lift off to Skal Asian Area Congress in Bahrain

April 21, 2017 | By PressEditor | 1 Comment | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Members of Skal International, the world’s oldest and largest networking organization of travel industry professionals, have been offered another cost-effective option of attending the forthcoming Skal Asian Area Annual Congress in Bahrain. Qatar Airways is offering discounts of up to 25 percent on fares to Manama on three separate fare levels covering 16 booking classes • Read More »

WTM Africa celebrates a busy first day

April 21, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

One of Africa’s most highly-anticipated travel trade shows opened its floors to inbound and outbound travel professionals today, hosting a varied mix of international buyers, local outbound specialists, tourism product and destination marketing organizations. Prestigious WTM Africa Buyers were treated to a taste of Africa at the Hosted Buyer Welcome Party on Tuesday night, sponsored • Read More »

Emirates’ new A380 Onboard Lounge to make its ATM debut

April 21, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Emirates will debut its new A380 Onboard Lounge at the Infinite Possibilities stand in its home-base of Dubai at the 2017 edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM). The region’s leading travel exhibition will run from April 24-27. Along with the newly enhanced A380 Onboard Lounge, Emirates will also showcase its Boeing 777 Business Class • Read More »

Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg launches Summer Escape Package during White Nights

April 21, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg has launched a Summer Escape package which embraces the best of the city and the hotel. It takes advantage of the summer period between May and July known as White Nights – or Belye Nochi – the period when St. Petersburg enjoys late sunsets and early sunrises, with twilight lasting throughout • Read More »

Seychelles marketed at “Salon des Comités d’Entreprise” in Reunion

April 21, 2017 | By PressEditor | 1 Comment | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) took part in the “Salon des Comités d’Entreprise” held in Reunion recently with the aim of promoting group leisure travel to Seychelles. Presidents of over 20 social committees from large to small companies, all seeking the best offer for forthcoming holidays planned for workers within their companies, were present at • Read More »

The Lobby Hospitality Trendsetters of Spain comes out supporting Alain St.Ange of Seychelles for SG of the UNWTO

April 19, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Press Releases.

With barely three weeks to go for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) elections for the position of Secretary General, Spain’s “The Lobby Hospitality Trendsetters” have come out to say they are supporting the candidature of Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles candidate. The European votes and their lobby is seen as extremely important in this • Read More »

Netherlands tour operators discover Seychelles with Qatar Airways

April 19, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

With the return of Qatar Airways flights to Seychelles last December, the airline’s office based in the Netherlands in collaboration with the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) recently organized a familiarization visit to the islands for several of the market’s top tour operators. The trip was from March 23-26 and presented the tour operators with a • Read More »

WTM Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 to focus on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

April 19, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

To celebrate 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, World Travel Market London is focusing World Responsible Tourism Day – including the WTM Responsible Tourism Awards – on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The WTM Responsible Tourism Awards will be presented at World Travel Market London on World Responsible Tourism Day, November • Read More »

Minister Bartlett to promote Jamaica UNWTO global conference

April 18, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

In an effort to increase international promotion of the upcoming UNWTO, Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett will travel to Ethiopia, Dubai and Thailand to share the importance of the event and garner potential investors. While in Thailand, • Read More »

Mason’s Travel named Seychelles’ best tour operator in Luxury Travel Guide 2017

April 18, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Press Releases.

An international compendium of the world’s best properties and services in the affluent travel and tourism industry has awarded Mason’s Travel its top honor as the best tour operator in Seychelles. The Luxury Travel Guide (LTG) selects winners based on their recent industry achievements with those that have demonstrated success and innovation earning a place • Read More »

Sustainable tourism planner, educator and author, James MacGregor of eco-planet, offers support to Alain St.Ange of Seychelles in UNWTO election

April 18, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Press Releases.

James MacGregor of eco-planet, the known and highly-respected sustainable tourism planner, educator, and author, has decided to throw his support behind Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles candidate for the coming United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) elections for Secretary General (SG). In a letter this week, James MacGregor wrote to Alain St.Ange as support for his • Read More »

LGBTI Seychelles fully supports Seychelles bid for SG of the UNWTO

April 17, 2017 | By PressEditor | 1 Comment | Filed in: Press Releases.

The fight against all forms of discrimination, and the call for “Tourism for All” by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles candidate for Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) was seen as inspiring by the Seychellois, the region, for mainland Africa, and for the world, said Ronny Arnephy, the Vice Chairman of the • Read More »

Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay in Seychelles

April 17, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

On the occasion of the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay in Seychelles, the Australian High Commissioner to the Seychelles, Her Excellency Ms. Susan Coles, hosted what was called an Australian Sunset Reception for the finale of the relay on Mahe last Wednesday, April 12 at Auberge Chez Plume, Anse Boileau. The team accompanying the Commonwealth • Read More »

Seven Tides to charge Tesla owners in Dubai

April 16, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Press Releases.

  Luxury residential and hospitality property developer Seven Tides has installed Tesla Destination Charging connectors at three of its Dubai properties – Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort and DUKES Dubai on Palm Jumeirah and at the Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate.   Located at the entrance of each hotel, the two Tesla charging stations offer • Read More »

Arabian Travel Market to feature cultural tourism as GCC invests in multi-billion dollar projects

April 16, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Saudi Arabia and Oman will lead the GCC’s multi-billion dollar investments in cultural tourism, with a series of projects to develop new world-class cultural attractions, according to a report published ahead of Arabian Travel Market, taking place 24 – 27 April 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre. According to the research, compiled by Colliers International, • Read More »

Ethical.Travel: Ensuring people in destinations benefit from tourism

April 15, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Ethical.Travel is a unique travel guide which provides travelers with fantastic ideas for authentic and guilt-free holidays. It is produced by Tourism Concern, a UK-registered charity that promotes ethical and fairly-traded tourism. For each country, the company lists ethical travel considerations, ethical places to stay and see, and ethical tour operators, as well as volunteering • Read More »

Seychelles boosts efforts to attract German tourists

April 14, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has boosted its efforts to attract more German tourists with media interviews and a new flight service between Germany and Seychelles. STB’s chief executive Sherin Francis held three media interviews in Germany to discuss Seychelles’ tourism with a focus on the meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) industry. Interviews were • Read More »

Tourism: Best investment route for Montego Bay

April 14, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

As the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry seeks to lead the drive for investment in the resort city, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has pointed to tourism as a major catalyst for growth. Minister Bartlett was the keynote speaker at the business panel discussion of the recently staged Invest MoBay seminar, hosted • Read More »

Growth in technology exhibitors and hands-on tech opportunities to be highpoint of IMEX in Frankfurt 2017

April 14, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

“So many of the benefits that technology can bring to our industry are still untapped potential; we want to help event planners to see and understand what technology can do for them,” says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group. Putting that policy into practice, at IMEX in Frankfurt this year, the range of opportunities • Read More »