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News: Tarrero to lead The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort

Marriott International has announced the appointment of Carlos Tarrero as the new general manager of The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi. Tarrero brings a wealth of both hotel and resort operational experiences to this exciting new role where he will oversee all management functions at the resort. In addition, he will be instrumental in driving further revenue growth and guest satisfaction while maintaining The Andaman’s status as one of Langkawi’s leading resorts. With over 20 years of resort and hotel management experience, Tarrero had worked across the globe from…

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News: AccorHotels welcomes dual brand property to integrated resort in Singapore

AccorHotels announces the launch of Singapore’s newest integrated lifestyle hub with the opening of Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens. Developed by Oxley Holdings, the complex features 772 guest rooms, 14 dining outlets, two outdoor pools, a tennis court and a function space that can accommodate more than 500 guests. Strategically located at the edge of Orchard Road, the two hotels offer guests an integrated range of gastronomy, health, fitness and lifestyle options in the precinct close to the city’s best shopping and entertainment, conveniently accessible via…

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News: Cyprus on track for record tourism figures in 2017

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation has revealed is set to be another record-breaking year for the island, with January to October 2017 figures already exceeding total visitor arrivals in 2016.  From January to October 2017, global tourist arrivals to Cyprus reached 3,408,473. This figure not only exceeds the level of visitors to the island during the same period in 2016 (2,974,412 – a 14.6 per cent year on year increase) but also exceeds the number of global visitors to Cyprus from January to December 2016 (3,186,531) by 6.9 per cent. UK…

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News: Trainline launches new voice app for Google Assistant

Trainline has launched a voice app built for the Google Assistant. The app allows rail travellers to talk to Trainline by asking everyday travel questions about their journey, with real-time updates on details that matter most, like timetables and delays. The Trainline app for the Google Assistant is now available on eligible Android phones, on the Assistant app on iOS, and on Assistant-enabled devices like Google Home. Trainline’s voice app combines Trainline’s leading travel technology experience with Google’s conversational platform to make accessing information on the move easier than ever…

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County cricket news: Anthony McGrath appointed Essex head coach

The 42-year-old worked as a deputy to Chris Silverwood for the past two years Monday, November 20, 2017 Anthony McGrath has been promoted as Essex’s new head coach. The former Yorkshire and England all-rounder worked for the past two years as deputy to Chris Silverwood, who has left to become the national side’s new fast bowling coach. McGrath provides continuity to the side which won the 2017 Specsavers County Championship in their first season back in the top flight. The 42-year-old, who played four Tests and 14 one-day internationals, said:…

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News: Corinthia Palace in Malta offered for exclusive use

Conference, meeting and incentive bookers looking for a truly unique venue need look no further. In a new initiative for Corinthia Hotel’s inaugural property, the historic Corinthia Palace in Malta can now be booked on an exclusive use basis. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean island, adjacent to the beautiful San Anton gardens, the hotel and its rich heritage make for an unforgettable venue. Indoor and outdoor facilities are exclusively yours, including access to swimming pools, restaurants, bars, meeting rooms and of course guest bedrooms. For a minimum of…

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News: Qatar Airways boosts European frequencies

Qatar Airways has announced that it will increase daily frequencies to the Scandinavian capitals of Stockholm and Oslo, alongside the Italian cities of Milan and Rome. Due to an increase in demand to key European destinations, especially from the Asia Pacific region, flights to Rome, Milan and Stockholm will increase to 17 per week from Doha’s Hamad International Airport, while flights to Oslo are set to increase from seven to ten frequencies per week. The airline has also announced that double daily flights to the Russian capital Moscow will increase…

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