Travel and Leisure: Trending Stories form Travel Daily News


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Gogo Business Aviation expands Gogo Cloud Service in Europe
Paris’ Le Bourget airport is first to be equipped with wireless content delivery network for Gogo Vision.

Pacific World expands operations into Austria
Pacific World Austria will form an integral part of the Pacific World Europe region and work closely with fellow regional offices to align operational and commercial standards, therefore offering seamless solutions across the Pacific World network.

Palazzo Scanderbeg debuts in Rome: Where Renaissance meets design
The Palazzo consists of 4 floors and is built around a courtyard where there is a fountain decorated with a decorative gargoyle, from which water flows, a symbol of Italian Mannerism.

CellPoint Mobile announces integration of Android Pay, supports Google’s payment app with Emirates
International carrier becomes the world’s first airline to integrate “Buy with Android Pay” into a mobile app for passengers.

Art de Vivre launches new exclusive British country estate rental collection
Art de Vivre, renown for their handpicked portfolio of top worldwide rental properties, has launched their British Country Estate Collection for rental

Boston Consulting Group and Amadeus launch a new itinerary management app
MyBCGTrip is a versatile and intuitive itinerary management app offering instant access to all trip details, easy check-in, calendar synchronisation, flight notifications and instant alternatives in case of a last-minute change in plans.

Le Meridien Versailles reveals elegant multi-million dollar renovation
The hotel now features the signature Le Meridien Hub, with innovative coffee and cocktail programming, transitioning from day to night, and stunning arrival art installations, turning the hotel’s lobby into the newest gathering spot for locals and visitors alike.

SAS increases capacity by almost half a million seats during the winter season
When the SAS Winter Program is rolled out at the end of October, travelers in Scandinavia will have access to a broader range of departures to popular destinations domestically, within Scandinavia and in Europe.

TripAdvisor teams up with Google Play Music to provide the ultimate travel soundtracks
The new feature aims to transport travellers to their destination of choice via locally-themed playlists. Whether in the travel planning phase or on the trip, users will be able to take “getting into vacation mode” to a whole new level with access to these curated playlists.

JetSmarter announces major European expansion
Private jet company doubles routes, including Nice, London, Milan and Ibiza private flights.

Macdonald Resorts opens luxury retreat in undiscovered Algarve
The resort has 185 contemporary suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a mix of private balconies and wrap-around terraces providing dramatic views of the mountains and the ocean.

Revenue management on a new level at pentahotels
From now on two Regional Revenue Managers, responsible for the hubs in England & Scotland and Germany & Austria, will manage the daily yield optimisation of all hotels in each region.

Twelve Dubai hotels win at Middle East Hotel Awards 2016
Dubai winners in new award categories introduced for 2016 included: Atlantis the Palm, Dubai (Best Family-Friendly Hotel); Huddle Sports Bar & Grill, Citymax, Al Barsha (Best Sports Bar); and Asado at The Palace Downtown (Best Al Fresco Dining Experience).

Benchmark Hospitality International announces The Grove Resort & Spa
An 878 all suite family friendly resort to open fall 2016 in Orlando.

U.S. hotel revenue growing, but slowing
U.S. hotel operating performance takes a breather in 2015.

ibtm america 2016 ‘TechCollective’ will introduce the latest concepts in event technology
95% of corporate meeting and event planners want to see more technology companies at ibtm america 2016; 95% of industry suppliers are satisfied with ibtm america.

Purchasing Initiative and CLIA Travel Agent Summit added to FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show
The Travel Agent/Destination Summit will gather more than 200 CLIA member travel agents at the tail end of the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, allowing them to target the more than 100 cruise executives that attended the event, learn from and about San Juan, and create synergies and opportunities with the other stakeholders participating in and exhibiting at the event.

ECTAA holding its semi-annual meeting in the European Green Capital 2016, Ljubljana
A delegation of 70 CEOs and Presidents of travel agents and travel agents’ associations will come to Ljubljana to discuss industry and EU policy developments impacting on the travel trade.

Half of today’s travelers enjoy their airport experience, new global research finds
More than half (53%) of the frequent travellers enjoy the airport experience. 35% of frequent flyers look for something luxurious that they would not ordinarily buy when at the airport. 56% admit that they would be encouraged to arrive at the airport early to take advantage of duty free and shopping discounts.

SITA explores travel identity of the future
Blockchain technology may hold the key to single secure travel identification across borders. SITA’s technology research team, SITA Lab, is researching how using virtual or digital passports in the form of a single secure token on mobile and wearable devices could reduce complexity, cost and liability around document checks during the passenger journey.

United Airlines welcomes more summer travel options to Europe with return to Athens
The company adds also new routes to Barcelona and Lisbon.

Air Hamburg orders one more Embraer Legacy 650 business jet
This new acquisition brings to nine the total of Embraer business jets in Air Hamburg’s fleet, currently comprised of seven Legacy 600/650 and one Phenom 300, which serve its customers’ travels to European, Russian and Middle Eastern destinations.

As current cycle matures, hotel RevPAR growth decelerates according to PwC US
Supply growth moves above long-term average in 2017.

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