Grotta Giusti recognised as World’s Best Thermal Grotto Spa by World Spa Awards

Italian Hospitality Collection is delighted to announce that Grotta Giusti, Tuscany, has been voted the World’s Best Thermal Grotto Spa at the prestigious World Spa Awards 2017. Grotta Giusti, the historic Tuscan spa retreat, is...

Carnival Sunshine to reposition to Charleston for 2019 season

Carnival Cruise Line will position a newer, larger ship to Charleston when the 3,002-passenger Carnival Sunshine kicks off a year-round schedule of four- and five-day cruises in May 2019. Carnival Sunshine provides an exciting new...

Richemond appointed chief information officer at Accor

AccorHotels has announced the appointment of Gilles de Richemond as chief information officer. On the occasion of this appointment, Maud Bailly, AccorHotels chief digital officer, declared: “We are very happy that Gilles has agreed to...

Jack Nicklaus leads winners at 2017 World Golf Awards

Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus has been voted Golf Course Designer of the Year at the World Golf Awards. Nicklaus - nicknamed the Golden Bear - was the big winner at golf tourism’s event of the...

Quintessence Hotel to open in Anguilla in January

After ten years building Anguilla’s first ultra-luxury boutique hotel, Owner Geoffrey Fieger announced that Quintessence Hotel – A Tropical Grand Mansion will be first to open on Anguilla since Hurricane Irma. The grand opening...

Shanks to lead Silversea Cruises in UK & Ireland

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has announced Peter Shanks is joining the company in the role of managing director, UK & Ireland. Based in the London office, he will report to chief executive, Roberto Martinoli, and...

Byron to join Royal Caribbean as insights director

Stuart Byron will join Royal Caribbean in the new year as insights director, tasked with turning data into actionable insight to inform the business as a whole. “Stuart’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to always staying...

Aeroflot takes title of World’s Leading Aviation Brand at World Travel Awards

Aeroflot has taken the prestigious title of World’s Leading Aviation Brand at the World Travel Awards, the first time the prize has been awarded. The World Travel Awards are given every year to leading tour...

Howie appointed to new sales leadership role with Oakwood Worldwide

Oakwood Worldwide has announced the appointment of Juliet Howie as director of sales in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Howie will report directly to managing director of EMEA, Tom Meertens, and will...

Rifai urges tourism sector to carefully manage visitor growth

UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai has warned the hospitality sector it must carefully manage growth if the world is to avoid the pitfalls of over-tourism. Some 1.2 billion travellers will cross an international boundary in...

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