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Jetwing Hotels, the largest resort brand in the island has once again received Certificates of Excellence from the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor. Having been the regular recipient of these awards for the past few years running, this time around 25 properties; Calamansi Cove Villas by Jetwing, Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwing, Hotel J Ambalangoda, Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, Jetwing Beach, Jetwing Colombo Seven, Jetwing Jaffna, Jetwing Kaduruketha, Jetwing Kurulubedda, Jetwing Lagoon, Jetwing Lake, Jetwing Lighthouse, Jetwing Lighthouse Club, Jetwing Sea, Jetwing Surf, Jetwing Vil Uyana, Jetwing Warwick Gardens, Jetwing Yala, Kottukal Beach House by Jetwing, Mermaid Hotel & Club, North Gate by Jetwing, Oatlands by Jetwing, Saman Villas, Underneath The Mango Tree by Jetwing, Yathra Houseboat by Jetwing have been recognized for their exceptional service by TripAdvisor. Now in its ninth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that are consistently excellent – having earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include restaurants, accommodations and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.
With over 4 decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Jetwing Hotels continues to choose rare and exceptionally unique destinations so guests from around the world get the opportunity to immerse themselves in local culture. While each resort and villa will take you to a world of its own coupled with luxurious offerings, unique design and architecture and stunning views of the natural surroundings, the impeccable service offered at Jetwing Hotels is unmatched. Designed by world renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, the iconic Jetwing Lighthouse – which embodies the best of tropical modernism, elegance and old-world charm is currently undergoing a transformation in its interior design and overall experience with the objective of being positioned as the ultimate luxury boutique resort in Galle. Jetwing Hotels is also set to mark its presence in Kandy later this year with a new contemporary boutique hotel. Spanning 1.9 acres, the hotel will feature 26 plush rooms and suites with private butler service, exemplary amenities and elegant design with a local touch.
“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 25 out of our 40 properties across the island is a true testament to our associates who are deeply committed to delivering the most genuine and personalized guest experience each and every day. We would like to thank all our guests for taking a moment of their valuable time to share the experiences on TripAdvisor. There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by our guests” said Shiromal Cooray, Chairman, Jetwing Hotels.
The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
To book your stay with a personalized service at Jetwing Hotels call on +94 (0)11 4 709 400 or log on to www.jetwinghotels.com.
Family owned and in the tourism industry for the past 46 years, Jetwing Hotels has surpassed expectation at every aspect. Building on their foundation of being passionate, as well as the experience of true, traditional Sri Lankan hospitality, constantly pioneering discoveries captures the essence of the brand. Such a strong statement and direction have enabled Jetwing Hotels to imagine, create and manage marvels and masterpieces, where distinctive design and elegant comfort complement each other and the environment. In line with the Jetwing Hotels Sustainable Strategy, across all properties sustainable and responsible practices are given precedence with resource efficiency, community upliftment and education, and awareness being some of our key focus areas.
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Selected travel agents from the GCC—Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia were given the opportunity to enjoy Seychelles and at the same time dig deep on the destination’s product offerings as the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) organised a familiarization trip on our shores earlier in May.
The familiarization trip was coordinated by the STB office in Dubai partnership with Emirates Airlines and hosted representatives from the three countries, which is a valuable source markets to the Seychelles.
The familiarization trip, the tourism board’s first this year for the Dubai market, is mentioned as having inspired the agents to further promote the destination and equipped them adequate knowledge about Seychelles as preparation for the long summer and the Eid breaks.
Talking about the activity Ahmed Fathallah, STB representative in Dubai mentioned that the agents enjoyed the activities prepared for them by the STB team.
“The success of the joint FAM Trip between the STB Office in Dubai and Emirates Airlines was a good avenue for these agents to be educated about the destination,” says Ahmed Fathallah-Regional Manager, Seychelles Tourism Office in Dubai.
The STB representative in Dubai mentioned the participants’ immense joy of having a first-hand experience of the destination. He stated that the familiarization trip has enhanced their knowledge to better promote and sell the destination and they can impart their personal experience to their clients, which can help them entice travelers to visit Seychelles.
“Definitely there will be more joined FAM Trips in the future. The affirmative feedback we received from the participants motivates us to execute more FAM Trips as it gives them an edge and added knowledge about the destination. As we aim to strengthen our ties with our trade partners as well as with Emirates Airlines, I believe that the recently concluded FAM trip sealed a good relationship between us,” added Fathallah.
The success of the familiarization trip is with support from Eden Bleu and Banyan Tree Seychelles. The group was gladly welcomed by different hotels such as H Resort, Savoy & Spa Resort, Hilton Northolme Resort, Raffles Seychelles, Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Kempinski Resort Seychelles, and MAIA Luxury Resort where they were able to familiarize themselves to the properties’ product offerings.
Most of dreamt of getting away to destination where they can wake up to mesmerizing views. If you also dream of the same, then here’s a write up for you consisting of most beautiful Singapore hotels with scenic views. Whether you are longing for a luxurious family holiday or a romantic escape, Singapore is truly one of the best and the most visited holiday destination for leisure seekers and nature lovers.
With summer holidays fast approaching, if still haven’t decided where to go and what to do, then here’s a blog post that will let you know about why travelling and booking Singapore hotels with scenic views is simply the best decision. With constant development and modernity, Singapore is often considered as the most vibrant and picture-perfect travel destination in Asia. And it is blessed with quiet a number of lavish hotels that are known for offering best panoramic views of the city’s skyline.
Well, before you hop on the following Singapore hotels with breathtaking views, make sure you book your holidays at best discounted rate by signing up to reliable travel websites namely, Klook and Trip.com. Both the websites are known for customizing best travel deals, hotel booking and flight deals for its customers at pocket-friendly rates.
To maximize your savings on hotel booking, or holiday packages with Klook, make sure you use Klook Promo Code. The code enables you grab best discount offers and deals on-the-go. Now, take a look at the following Singapore hotels that provides breathtaking views of the skyline-
1- Pan Pacific Singapore
Pan Pacific Singapore is one of widely renowned luxury hotel in this fascinating lion city which has always been the number choice for leisure seekers, family vacationers and business travelers. The best thing about this hotel is that you get to enjoy the most beautiful panoramic views of iconic landmarks namely Marina Bay Sands, Singapore flyer and the Esplande during the day time. While night, you will get enjoy the most ethereal skyline. Not only this, the hotel is a great vantage point to enjoy the 13-minute light show – Wonder Full by the waterfront.
2- Sofitel Sentosa Singapore
Perfect for relaxing escapes away from hustle-bustle of city life, Sofitel Sentosa Singapore is another alluring staycation destination in this city-state, best known for making your getaways rejuvenating and luxurious with its exceptional hotel amenities and hospitality services. Right from spacious rooms, and suites equipped with modern amenities as well as offering magnificent views to state-of-the-art spa where you get to rejuvenate your mind and soul with relaxing services, from beautifully decorated rooftop bar to infinity pool, Sofitel Sentosa Singapore will make every moment of your stay special.
3- ParkRoyal On Pickering
Often recognized as a truly beautiful and atmospheric hotel in Singapore, the ParkRoyal on Pickering is yet another most booking scenic staycation destination. Boasting iconic architecture, a wide array of lavishly designed guestrooms and suite and spectacular array of hotel amenities, this eco-friendly hotel feels like an oasis in the heart of the city. Book Orchid Club Deluxe Room for yourself so as enjoy stunning views of the city’s skyline. There are windows all over in the room and the natural light coming into the room simply beautiful to experience. It is really an urban paradise experience with greenery and water features to admire.
The Shangri-La Hotel is the hallmark of perfect staycation that hotel is blessed with most beautiful sceneries around. Besides getting breathtakingly beautiful scenic views of the city from its infinity pool and rooftop bar, you will also get to admire the panoramic view of the skyline from its super deluxe guestrooms and suites located on the top-two floors. The spacious and luxurious nature-inspired rooms are equipped with private balconies designed with tropical tones.
So, these are four most booked beautiful hotels in Singapore that are known for providing breathtaking panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Checkout the room availability and exclusive discounts on the above-mentioned hotels by signing up best services of Trip.com. Furthermore, you can enjoy maximum savings and discounts on every hotel booking as well as holiday package booking, just by availing Trip.com Promo Code.
Many of us traveling around the globe on business have travel stories to tell. I spend more than 100 fully-paid nights every year in Hyatt Hotels around the world. Doing this, you get to know a brand more closely.
I am collecting my own list of heroes and honoring each of them eTN Heroes. You cannot buy eTN Heroes, and this title is a publisher’s recommendation based on personal experience.
I realize there are so many heroes in the hospitality industry and even more in the rest of the travel and tourism industry, so my personal experience is only a very small token of well-deserved recognition.
Today, I would like to introduce Cordelia Igel, a senior team leader at Vox Restaurant at the Grand Hyatt, Berlin, Germany as the latest eTN Hero.
Travelers like me experience hotels as a second home. When something doesn’t make sense, I am always outspoken and hope my criticism is heard. I want the businesses that cater to my travel to do well.
Loving my espresso every day is a passion many fellow travelers share. For me, it doesn’t make sense when international hotels cannot see that good espresso is a major selling point. For me, it’s a major buying point when selecting a hotel.
For example, I stopped staying at the Marriott Newark Airport where the Starbucks in this hotel is only open from 6 am to 10 am.
It boggles my mind because people come in 24 hours a day because after all, it’s an airport hotel.
With travelers arriving or leaving this hotel don’t always go by Eastern Standard time.
A good cup of coffee becomes as important as a good bed or a hot shower.
The same goes for food. I select hotels where I can get my breakfast, lunch, or dinner 24/7 because my body time clock is not always synchronized with the time in the destination.
Mistakes happen, especially when you’re jetlagged. One of the worst was when I picked up a suitcase that belonged to another passenger in Tokyo after arriving from Abu Dhabi and showed up at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo with the wrong luggage. Takashi Kai, Assistant Manager at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, was my first eTN Hero that day and managed this impossible and frustrating situation for me.
Here why I am so thankful to Cordelia Igel, the senior team leader at Vox Restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Berlin, my latest eTN Hero.
In March during ITB I stayed at the hotel for 8 nights.
The hotel has a fantastic breakfast and a great pool/gym area along with a very central and exciting location close to Potsdamer Platz.
Rooms are a little small and average in Berlin, but acceptable. I may have been spoiled. I stayed at the Hyatt Haus Duesseldorf before arriving in Berlin during the same trip and also one night at the Park Hyatt Hamburg and loved my apartment and hotel suite. My apartment at Duesseldorf Hyatt Haus was over the top – washer, dryer, living room, bedroom, and an outside patio with a million dollar view, and enough space to entertain 100 people.
Here is why Cordelia at the Grand Hyatt Berlin is my hero. Attending a very busy trade show is always a challenge when managing a busy scheduled and sleep. My morning espresso is of utmost importance. In the past, when staying at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin, I went to Starbucks across the street from the hotel, but this year, Starbucks was no longer there.
What were my options? As a Globalist member in the Hyatt loyalty program, my breakfast is always included. Hyatt Germany is not one of the hotels forcing Globalists to take their breakfast only in the Club lounge.
The continental breakfast at the Hyatt Grand Clun is usually not comparable with the wide variety of food found at VOX restaurant.
So everything was perfect in the morning, right? Wrong!
When trying the Club lounge espresso, I should have known it wasn’t up to my standards as it was served from a push-button machine. However, not all Grand Clubs are the same. At the Grand Hyatt Seoul, Korea the Espresso machine is the best I found in the Hyatt system so far.
At the Grand Hyatt Berlin, when dining in the hotel’s 5-star restaurant VOX, a 3-star espresso is served from a push-button machine.
When I asked the lead server, Cordelia, why they are serving such a superb breakfast and offer only a push button machine-made espresso she offered a solution.
The only good espresso machine in the hotel not using push-buttons was at the hotel bar. Cordelia went to the hotel bar and personally hand-crafted a cup of real espresso for me. She also managed to bring it back within one minute after pouring. Magical!
Every morning after that, Ms. Igel knew what to do. And for that extra touch of service and not hesitating a second to go above and beyond, Vielen Dank Frau Igel, you are my eTN Hero today.
Desert Tours 4×4 Marrakech to Fes: you’ll enjoy the berber villages and ait ben hadou kasbah on yur road o Merzouga where you’ll do a camel trekking and the magic desert campfire
MAIN ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY : ATLAS MOUNTAINS – IFRAN – CEDAR FOREST – ZIZ VALLEY – SAND DUNES – MERZOUGA SUNSET – CAMEL TREK – CAMPFIRE
We’ll pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 before leaving Fes to sahara desert starting by explore the high Atlas Mountains, .starting by ifran a Tidy, ordered city, that feels more like Switzerland relocated to the Middle Atlas . Our trip continues to – Azrou -located up a steep hill through a variety of woods to the famed cedar forests inhabited by endangered Barbary Apes. Passing by errachidia, erfoud and rissani stopping for panoramic views along the way of ziz valley. You’ll be welcomed with a local berber thea before you mount your camel, guided by an experienced camel man to explore the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi and enjoy the beauty of the Sahara desert, See it! Feel it! Love it. At your nomad tents you’ll have time to relaxed and enjoy the sunset over golden dunes. Words can hardly describe the simple, profound and breathtaking magic of watching the sunset over the golden dunes and finally, you will have dinner in front of the camp, where you will spend your first night under canvas – or if you prefer, under the stars. At your request we can bring Berber nomads musicians to play traditional music with drums and dancing around the campfire. For your convenience, our camp is equipped with western bathrooms and showers.
MAIN ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY : DESERT SUNRISE – THE ROAD OF A THOUSAND KASBAHS – THE TODGHA GORGE – DADS GORGE AND ROAD
Your camel man will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise Climbing the sand to experience sunrise at Merzouga is a unique experience that is so often embedded in the minds of our visitors .then you’ll camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga admiring the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with their colors as the day progresses. After breakfast in the Riad, you’ll leave for Dads Valley (Road of a Thousand Kasbahs) through Rissani, Erfoud (a historic region and an archaeologist’s delight that is packed with fossils) and Tinghir.Showing the traditional rural life of this region, a beautifully constructed houses dotting the landscape of the largest oasis .reaching Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco- undoubtedly one of the most spectacular natural attractions that Morocco has to offer. The walls of the gorge are cut in the walls of the
MAIN ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY : THE ROSE CITY – DADES VALLEY – SKOURA’S VALLEY – KASBAH AMERIDIL – OUARZAZAT KASBAH TAOURIRT AIT BEN HADDOU – TIZI N’TICHKA – TELOUET KASBAH – GREAT LANDSCAPE OF BERBER’S VILLAGES
After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through The Dades Valley, also known as a Road of a thousand Kasbahs stretches 160 km from Ouarzazate to the east of Tinghir. We’ll stop at Kalaa Mgouna, “the rose city” famous with its annual festival of roses. Continuing on to Skoura and the bird’s valley where the main features are the mud brick Kasbahs especially the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved Kasbah in this area. The tour continues to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”, whose geography and beautiful landscapes has attracted many world class movie producers. You’ll get the chance to see Kasbah Taourirt a Hollywood backdrop (Sheltering Sky, Gladiator, and Prince of Persia). Afterwards we’ll dive the UNESCO protected Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, one of the most beautiful Kasbahs on this area. The Kasbah has magnificent views of the surrounding palms, before heading to Marrakech via the tizi n’tichka pass .we’ll stop to visit the town of Telouet and its ancient 17th century Kasbah then we’ll continue exploring the tIzi n’tichka road especially its great landscape of Berber’s villages TO Marrakech where our exiting tour ends dropping you at your hotel or any other place you choose.
nick and his father, May 2018, Holland
Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. (Hainan Airlines) plans to formally launch nonstop service between Beijing and Oslo on May 15. This will be the first direct route between mainland China and Norway as well as the airline’s first nonstop Nordic service. The Beijing-Oslo route, with three round trip flights weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, will be serviced by an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 32 seats in business class and 262 seats in economy class. Business class will be equipped with 180-degree flatbed seats, while every seat on the aircraft comes wired with an exclusive on-demand entertainment system and every passenger will be served sumptuous offerings from both Western and Oriental cuisines. In addition, the use of portable electronic devices on board will be allowed.
The airline now operates 21 routes with destinations in Europe including Berlin, London, Paris, Rome, Brussels, Edinburgh, Zurich, Vienna, Manchester, Madrid and Moscow. Tickets for Beijing-Oslo flights can now be reserved.
Hainan Airlines’ Beijing-Oslo Flight Schedule (All times are local):
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC and Kimpton George Hotel announced the hire of Katherine Saad-Loman as director of sales and marketing for both boutique hotels in Washington, DC. Saad-Loman brings a strong resort, catering, and luxury hotel background to the position, as well as nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
In her new role, Saad-Loman will drive all sales and marketing activities for Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Washington DC and Hotel George. Saad-Loman’s day to day as director of sales and marketing for the two hotels will be spent with an emphasis on working with key corporate accounts while also leading the hotels’ expert sales, catering, and events staff. Under her guidance, the team will continue to create ridiculously personalized meetings, weddings, and creative event experiences, offering seasonally-inspired food and beverage in partnership with the hotels’ talented restaurant teams. Saad-Loman will also spearhead strategy for all sales segments and oversee the approach toward revenue, digital marketing, advertising and public relations efforts for the hotels.
Saad-Loman joins Kimpton with varied and impressive experience. She began her career at Hilton Singer Island Ocean Front Resort where she increased catering sales 350% across her three year term. After learning the ropes of a conference hotel, Saad-Loman gained experience as a director of food and beverage at Imperial Lake Golf and Country Club in Mulberry, Florida. She then cut her teeth in a number sales and operations roles throughout central Florida and Baltimore before joining the team at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort as a senior sales and catering manager. She continued to advance her career at top hotels in the Florida market before returning to the Mid-Atlantic as a director of sales and marketing at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites in Delaware. Prior to joining the team at Kimpton, she was task force director of sales and marketing with Crestline Hotels & Resorts in Fairfax, Virginia.
A world traveler and graduate of Catham College in Pittsburgh, Saad-Loman has called the greater DC area home for the past seven months. Outside of work, she can be found planning her next trip, finding places to use her fluent French and recommends everyone live abroad at least once in their lives. Saad-Loman is a member of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) with a passion for mentoring those looking to hone their sales and leadership skills, and she also volunteers, teaching financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship to first graders through Junior Achievement of Greater Washington in her spare time. Saad-Loman brings a stylish sense of leadership and a wide range of sales and marketing experience to both Hotel George and Hotel Monaco Washington DC.
The United Nations (UN) International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has launched the Aviation Innovation Competitions and is looking for ideas, concepts, and prototypes from the next generation of aviation innovators.
The three competitions, managed by ICAO and supported by Transport Canada commemorate the agency’s 75th anniversary this year. Participants will be highlighted on ICAO’s digital content platforms, and global winners in each category will win grand prizes of $1000, $2000 and $5000. The global winner of the prototypes competition will also win a trip to Montréal to receive their award.
Submissions from elementary students, high school students and young adults must be uploaded by June 30, 2019.
“Canada is proud of its long-standing relationship with ICAO as Host State, and as an active member of the ICAO Council. Throughout 2019, we join ICAO and its other Member States in celebrating flight and the crucial importance of air connectivity worldwide. On this special milestone of its 75th anniversary, I am pleased to support ICAO’s Aviation Innovation Competitions and I encourage all young Canadians to apply.”
The Honorable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
•Proudly hosted by Canada in Montréal, ICAO was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world.
•ICAO sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency, capacity and environmental protection, amongst many other priorities.
•Canada is one of 193 Member States and is also a member of the 36-member ICAO Council.
The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine, which entered service in 1987, recently achieved another incredible milestone by reaching 10 million flying hours in nearly 5 million flights. The engine powers a range of Gulfstream’s highly successful large-cabin business aircraft, such as the Gulfstream GIV, GIV-SP, G300 and G400, and has established a reputation for outstanding dependability, efficiency and low noise generation.
The performance of the Tay 611-8 enabled the Gulfstream GIV to revolutionise the business aviation market with its high cruising speed and the intercontinental range of about 4,300 nautical miles. Over the past three decades, the Tay 611-8 has achieved numerous records for speed and range. These achievements have been perpetuated by its successor, the Tay 611-8C, powering the Gulfstream G350 and G450. There are over 1,700 Tay 611-8 and -8C engines in service today, with many of these supported by Rolls-Royce’s market leading CorporateCare®.
The background to the first Tay order contract is part of aviation history. In December 1982 the basic details – engine price, quantity, payment terms – were written on a napkin in less than 10 minutes by Sir Ralph Robins, who at the time was the company’s Managing Director, and Allen Paulson, Gulfstream’s founder and then Chairman and CEO. The deal was formally settled in March 1983.
Dirk Geisinger, Director Business Aviation, Rolls-Royce, said: “Reaching 10 million flying hours is an impressive milestone and we are very proud of this achievement. With its legendary reliability the Tay 611-8 became the benchmark for ultra-reliable long distance business aircraft and perfectly illustrates why Rolls-Royce is the leading engine manufacturer in Business Aviation.
“The Tay family with its proven performance has been very successful for us and has propelled our market leadership in this sector. Combining this engine with our latest aftermarket programme CorporateCare Enhanced raises the bar for the whole industry by introducing uncapped troubleshooting, coverage for mobile repair team travel costs and nacelle coverage on later engine models.”
He adds: “CorporateCare Enhanced provides our customers with a global support infrastructure which includes Engine Health Monitoring, a worldwide network of Authorised Service Centres and globally distributed spare parts and engines, all managed by our dedicated 24/7 Business Aircraft Availability Centre. Our customers benefit directly from this investment in proactive care, an in most cases are prevented from missing a planned trip.”