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Melia Braco Wins Leading New Hotel Award

October 22, 2016 by douloff

RIO BUENO, JAMAICA — Meliá Braco Village has won an award for the Caribbean’s Leading New Hotel 2016 at the Annual World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony held in Ocho Rios, Jamaica last month. Selected by an


Québec Named Year’s Cultural Destination

October 8, 2016 by douloff

QUÉBEC CITY — Québec City has been named culture destination of the year at the Leading Culture Destinations Awards gala in London, it was announced Oct. 3. On hand to accept the award was deputy mayor Michelle Morin-Doyle. Québec City was


Nashville Marks Music Anniversaries in 2017

September 24, 2016 by douloff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Next year will mark major anniversaries for many of Nashville’s most iconic music establishments, it was announced Sept. 22. In 2017, Music City celebrates the genesis of some of music’s most popular and historic music venues, museums


6 AMResorts Properties Rainforest Certified

September 15, 2016 by douloff

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Six AMResorts properties have earned Rainforest Alliance certification, it was announced on Sept. 7. The six properties that have earned eco certification this year include Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana,


Porter Resumes Seasonal Service to Orlando, Fla.

September 13, 2016 by douloff
Porter Airlines

TORONTO — Porter Airlines returns to Orlando, Fla. with an enhanced schedule for a second year of seasonal service, it was announced Sept. 12. Flights will increase by almost 50 per cent over last year, with more flights during peak


We-Ko-Pa Resort Receives TripExpert Award

September 10, 2016 by douloff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center won the TripExpert 2016 Experts’ Choice Award, it was announced Sept. 8. Awarded to 5,000 of the best hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions in more than 80 countries over four continents,


WestJet Adding Toronto-Belize Flights

August 15, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet will begin serving Belize City, Belize, non-stop from Toronto Pearson International Airport starting Oct. 29, it was announced Aug. 8. Starting Aug. 1, WestJet also launched year-round, non-stop service between Calgary and John F. Kennedy International Airport


Top 10 Holiday Luxury Travel Destinations

August 11, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — International luxury travel network Virtuoso has revealed the hottest upscale destinations for this year’s holiday season, it was announced Aug. 9. Virtuoso has sourced data from its warehouse of more than $35 billion in transactions to disclose


W to Debut in Scotland in 2021

July 27, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — Starwood Hotels & Resorts will debut its W Hotels brand in Scotland with W Edinburgh in five years, it was announced July 19. Opening in 2021, the hotel will be a component of TH Real Estate’s Edinburgh


Hilton Opening Morocco Property in 2018

July 25, 2016 by douloff

RABAT, Morocco and MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Société d’Aménagement et de Promotion de la Station de Taghazout (SAPST) to open a 170-guestroom hotel in the Taghazout Bay Resort located 10 miles north of


Hainan Airlines Launches Calgary-Beijing Flights

July 9, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — Hainan Airlines has launched service between Calgary International Airport and Beijing, providing the first direct air connection from Alberta to China, it was announced last month. Hainan Airlines will operate three days a week from Calgary to Beijing


SITE Leaders Speak Out on Brexit Outcome

July 8, 2016 by douloff

LONDON — The Brexit referendum outcome has created plenty of uncertainty and the long-term implications on the incentive travel business are unknown. Members of the Society for Incentive Excellence (SITE) from around the globe share their perspectives on how the