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News: Hainan Airlines leads winners at the World Travel Awards

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Hainan Airlines has led winners at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2017, taking the trophy for World’s Leading Airline – Business Class. Also receiving top titles during the glittering red carpet event, which took place at the glamorous JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay earlier this evening, were Deer Jet – which was recognised as World’s Leading Private Jet Charter – and Aeroflot. Breaking Travel News

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Google Amazon row leads to restricted YouTube access

Google plans to stop Amazon’s Fire TV streaming devices being able to use YouTube from the start of 2018. The search giant has also blocked a workaround that Amazon introduced to restore YouTube access to a screen-based version of its smart speaker. Experts say the steps mark an escalation of a business row in which consumers have been caught up in the fallout. Amazon had previously stopped selling several of Google’s hardware products. It removed the latest Nest-branded smart home kit – including a home security system and a new…

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News: 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 year, which took place at La Manga Club earlier, welcoming the elite of the golf hospitality industry to Spain. Also among the winners was TaylorMade. The American manufacturer, whose mission is to create the best-performing golf equipment in the game, took the title of World’s Best Golf Club Brand. Elsewhere St Andrews Links (Old Course)…

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Captain Smith leads Australia recovery to leave Ashes Test delicately poised

First Ashes Test, Gabba, Brisbane (day two of five) England 302: Vince 83, Malan 56, Stoneman 53 Australia 165-4: Smith 64*, Marsh 44* Australia trail by 137 runs Scorecard Australia captain Steve Smith withstood the charge of the England bowlers to leave the first Ashes Test delicately poised after two days in Brisbane. On a fascinating and, at times, thrilling day, Smith made an unbeaten 64 to lead his side to 165-4, 137 behind. That was a significant recovery from 76-4 as England’s attack, expertly marshalled by skipper Joe Root,…

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News: Val Thorens leads winners at 2017 World Ski Awards

Val Thorens has taken the title of World’s Best Ski Resort at the 2017 World Ski Awards. The legendary French resort – the highest in Europe – was the big winner at ski tourism’s event of the year which took place at the five-star A-ROSA Kitzbühel for the fifth consecutive year, welcoming the elite of the ski hospitality industry to Austria. Also among the winners was the W Verbier. The W’s first alpine and ski resort in Switzerland, walked away with the title of World’s Best Ski Hotel. Elsewhere Chalet…

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News: Jumeirah leads winners at the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony

Jumeirah has led winners at the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony, taking the prestigious title of Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand. A number of individual properties were also honoured, with Jumeirah Beach Hotel voted the Middle East’s Leading Family & Mice Hotel, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers taking the title of Middle East’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel, and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah awarded the trophy for Middle East’s Leading All Suite Hotel. The red-carpet event was hosted at the Armani Hotel Dubai, situated within the iconic Burj Khalifa,…

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