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Weekly Roundup of News: September 12, 2021

Turkey removes quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers from India

Turkey has announced that fully vaccinated travellers from India will no longer be required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

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The Ray Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton opens in Delray Beach, Florida

Hilton has announced the opening of The Ray Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, in Delray Beach, Florida.

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IHG announces the debut of Staybridge Suites in Wales with a property in Cardiff

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of the eighth Staybridge Suites hotel in the UK (first in Wales) on Cardiff Bay’s Atlantic Wharf in partnership with First Inn Group.

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Hilton to open a DoubleTree branded hotel in Bahrain in 2022

Hilton has announced plans to open a DoubleTree branded Hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2022.

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United Airlines adds Three new Short-haul international routes

United Airlines has announced that it will launch flights on three new Short-Haul International Routes to Latin America and the Caribbean this winter.

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Radisson Individuals debuts in Italy with two resorts in Sicily and Piedmont

Radisson has announced the debut of its Radisson Individuals brand in Italy with two resorts in Syracuse, Sicily and Alagna Valsesia, Piedmont, in partnership with the Mira Group.

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Hyatt announces the signing of Six new hotels in Europe

Hyatt has announced the signing of Six new management and franchise agreements for hotels in Europe across The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, JdV by Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, and Hyatt Regency brands.

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British Airways launches ‘BA Better World’ Sustainability Programme and a new aircraft livery

British Airways has announced the launch of ‘BA Better World’, the airline’s new Sustainability Programme, describing it as its ‘most important journey yet’.

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Hilton to debut in Santorini with a Curio Collection resort

Hilton has announced the signing of Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, a franchise agreement with Alexandros Ltd.

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KLM restarts flights to Canada as the country reopens to international travellers

KLM has announced the resumption of flights to Canada as the North American country has reopened to fully vaccinated international travellers.

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Hilton announces the opening of Mangrove Beach Corendon Curaçao All-inclusive resort

Hilton has announced the opening of Mangrove Beach Corendon Curaçao All-Inclusive Resort.

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easyJet to launch a new route between Manchester and Jordan

easyJet has announced a new route between Manchester and Aqaba, a coastal city in Jordan, for the winter season. It will be easyJet’s fifth-longest route at 2,488 miles in that festive month.

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Marriott announces the opening of 8th W Hotel in China in the city of Changsha

Marriott has announced the opening of its 8th W Hotel in China in the city of Changsha, the capital and largest city in Hunan province.

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Emirates to deploy A380 on flights to Johannesburg; to restore partnership with South African Airways

Emirates has announced that it will be expanding its operations to South Africa, boosting its schedule to 28 weekly flights by October.

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IHG to bring next-generation Holiday Inn to Singapore

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) and its partner RB Capital have announced that they will open a next-generation Holiday Inn in Singapore.

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Porter Airlines is back in the skies after 18 months

Porter Airlines has officially returned to the skies, almost 18 months after suspending flights due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hilton opens a new DoubleTree property in the centre of Brussels

Hilton has opened a new DoubleTree property in the centre of Brussels, which is owned and developed by Swedish real-estate company Pandox AB.

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Air Canada Rouge returns to the skies

Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada’s leisure airline has resumed services with flights operating between Toronto and Las Vegas, Orlando, and Regina, with other destinations being introduced in September, including Cancun and Tampa, that were announced just a few weeks ago.

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British Airways CityFlyer to launch flights to Salzburg; increase frequency to Exeter, Glasgow and Leeds from Belfast

BA CityFlyer has announced that it will launch flights to Salzburg in Austria this winter. In addition, the airline is expanding in three of its newest domestic routes – Exeter, Glasgow and Leeds from Belfast this Winter season.

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Emirates to resume flights to Saudi Arabia and St. Petersburg

Emirates has announced that it will resume services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to the city of St. Petersburg in Russia.

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WestJet launches flights between Calgary and Dawson Creek

WestJet has announced the launch of nonstop flights between Calgary in Alberta and Dawson Creek in British Columbia.

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Hilton’s Home2Suites opens 500th hotel

Hilton has announced that its extended stay brand, Home2Suites has opened its 500th hotel, with the achievement coming in just 19 years since the brand launched.

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WestJet to require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Canadian full service carrier WestJet has announced that it will require all of its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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SpiceJet to start flights between Ahmedabad and Dubai

SpiceJet has announced nonstop flights between Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India and Dubai, UAE, thus entering a highly competitive market. The decision comes after the UAE has eased entry requirements for international travellers.

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Cathay Pacific to close its London Pilot Base

Cathay Pacific has confirmed plans to close its London pilot base, and will review its remaining overseas pilot bases in the United States.

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Rosewood Hotels and Resorts to open a hotel in San Francisco

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has announced that it has been selected by F4 Transbay Partners (F4), a joint venture of Hines, the international real estate firm; Urban Pacific; and the Real Estate business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management, to manage Rosewood San Francisco, a new, ultra-luxury hotel set to open in 2026.

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Hawaiian Airlines to restart flights to American Samoa

Hawaiian Airlines has announced that it will resume flights to American Samoa next week.

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Gatwick Airport announces the opening of Two new Food&Beverage outlets

London Gatwick Airport has announced the opening of Two new Food&Beverage outlets in the North Terminal. Both units opened their doors to the public at 0400 on Thursday 9th September 2021, in partnership with SSP UK & Ireland.

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Gulf Air to launch flights to Tel Aviv in Israel

Full service carrier Gulf Air has announced that it will launch flights to Tel Aviv in Israel later this month.

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Swoop Airlines to add a new route to Jamaica this winter

Swoop Airlines has announced a new route to Jamaica for this winter. Additionally, the low-cost carrier will resume flying between Toronto and Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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Ryanair to launch Six new routes from Birmingham this winter

Ryanair has announced its Winter 2021/22 schedule from Birmingham, opening six new routes in October. In total, the low-cost carrier will fly to 28 destinations from Birmingham this winter.

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Canopy by Hilton debuts in Spain with the opening of Canopy by Hilton Madrid Castellana

Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s vibrant lifestyle brand that takes inspiration from local neighborhoods, has opened its first hotel in Spain, Canopy by Hilton Madrid Castellana.

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Wyndham to open a Registry Collection hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia

Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s vibrant lifestyle brand that takes inspiration from local neighborhoods, has opened its first hotel in Spain, Canopy by Hilton Madrid Castellana.

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