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Weekly Roundup of News: September 26, 2021

Tapestry Collection by Hilton debuts in Brazil

Hilton has announced the opening of its first Tapestry Collection Hotel in Brazil in São Paulo. In fact, it’s the first Tapestry Collection by Hilton Hotel in the whole of South America. Y

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Emirates to ramp up flights to the United States in October as travel demand increases

Emirates has announced that it will be ramping up services to the United States as the demand for travel is increasing.

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Radisson announces the opening of Radisson Bhopal in the city of lakes

Radisson has announced the opening of the Radisson Bhopal, the capital city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

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flydubai expands European network with nonstop flights to Cluj-Napoca, Romania

flydubai is expanding its European network with nonstop flights to Cluj-Napoca, Romania, its second destination in the country after Budapest.

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IHCL announces the opening of Vivanta Goa, Miramar

Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has announced the opening of Vivanta Goa, Miramar. This is the second Vivanta hotel in Goa after Vivanta Goa Panaji. The stylishly designed hotel is perched on the rim of Miramar Beach, with sweeping views of the Arabian Sea.

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United States finally relaxes entry requirements for international arriving passengers

The United States government has announced that it will relax entry restrictions on fully vaccinated travellers travelling to the US.

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Radisson Collection Hotel Palazzo Touring Club Milan opens its doors

Radisson has announced the opening of Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan. This is the first property of the Group’s Radisson Collection brand in Milan.

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Marriott announces the signing of W Florence

Marriott has announced the signing of an agreement with Progetto Majestic S.r.l. to bring the W brand to the Tuscan city of Florence.

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Swoop Airlines to operate flights between Winnipeg and Orlando this winter

Canada-based Swoop Airlines has announced new flights between Winnipeg and Orlando in the United States.

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Radisson Hotel Group celebrates a milestone of 100 operating hotels in India

Radisson Hotel Group has achieved a milestone of 100 operating hotels in India with the opening of Radisson Bhopal.

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Virgin Australia to launch a new route to Hobart; to resume Perth-Hobart flights

Virgin Australia today announced that it will launch a new route to Hobart, Tasmania in addition to the resumption of flights between Perth and Hobart in October 2021, just in time for the summer holidays.

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IHG opens a voco Hotel in Milan

IHG has announced the opening of voco Milan-Fiere, the first voco property in Italy. The hotel is a short distance from the Spanish capital’s main airports, Linate and Malpensa, has great access to Milan city centre, and some of Milan’s key business hubs including the Milano Innovation District (MIND), the Milan Exhibition Center and Milano Convention Centre (MiCo).

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Accor to open a Fairmont Hotel in Djibouti

Accor has announced the signing of Fairmont Djibouti, its first luxury property in Djibouti, thus expanding its footprint in the Sub-Saharan African market.

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Etihad announces a new Loyalty Programme feature

Etihad Guest, Etihad Airways’ loyalty programme has launched a new programme feature, MilesBooster, powered by global leader in loyalty commerce, Points.

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IHCL to open a SeleQtions resort in Nainital, Uttarakhand

Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has announced that it will open a SeleQtions resort in Nainital, Uttarakhand. The resort will be a conversion of hitherto operating heritage resort, The Naini Retreat in Nainital, Uttarakhand.

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Airbus to deliver US-completed aircraft with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Airbus has announced that it will start delivering all aircraft from its US Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on board later this year. Airbus states that this initiative has a further step toward fulfilling its commitment to carbon-neutral growth in the aviation sector.

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Canada considering to lift flight ban on India

Canada has announced that it is considering lifting the flight ban on India which has been in effect since April 2021. The country is preparing to resume nonstop flights from India from 27th September 2021 and is presently testing out new protocols.

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Now Open: Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun

Hyatt has announced the opening of Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun, an all-inclusive family-friendly resort. Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun is the newest addition to the Hyatt Ziva portfolio, growing its footprint of effortless, all-inclusive experiences in Mexico.

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Vistara announces nonstop flights between Delhi and Paris, France

Indian full service carrier Vistara has announced nonstop flights between Delhi and Paris, France which will be its 3rd destination in the United Kingdom and Europe after London and Frankfurt.

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IHG announces the opening of third Staybridge Suites Hotel in UAE

IHG, in partnership with SRG Holding, has announced the opening of third Staybridge Suites hotel in the UAE in the heart of Dubai, on the picturesque Sheikh Zayed Road. This is the second Staybridge Suites property to open in Dubai this year after Staybridge Suites Dubai Intercity City opened in August 2021.

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Finnair and Turkish Airlines launch codeshare

Finnair and Turkish Airlines have announced a codeshare agreement that brings more choices for both the airline’s passengers.

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Hilton announces the opening of Hilton Porto Gaia, Portugal

Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Porto Gaia, located in Vila Nova de Gaia. The 194-room former port warehouse is the latest addition to Hilton Hotels and Resorts portfolio, and opens following a franchise agreement with Sabersal – Promoção Turística e Imobiliária, S.A.

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Emirates becomes the first airline to implement IATA Travel Pass across six continents

Emirates has became the first airline to implement International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Travel Pass solution on six continents as it rolls out this digital health pass to passengers to all its destinations.

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AC Hotels by Marriott debuts in the Dominican Republic with a hotel in Punta Cana

Marriott had announced the opening of AC Punta Cana, the design-led lifestyle brand’s debut property in the Dominican Republic.

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British Airways to resume flights to Austin, Texas

The Texas government has announced that British Airways will resume transatlantic service to London in October after a 17-month absence. The decision comes after the United States’ government announced that it would start welcoming international travellers from November 2021.

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British Airways cancels short-haul London Gatwick operations

British Airways has confirmed that it will not be operating any short-haul services from London Gatwick, other than a handful of domestic flights.

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Delta Hotels by Marriott debuts New Room Design with Santa Clara Silicon Valley opening

Delta Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio, has announced the opening of the Delta Hotels by Marriott Santa Clara Silicon Valley, debuting the brand’s refreshed guest room design.

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IHG announces the opening of Crowne Plaza NE – Norcross

IHG has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Atlanta NE – Norcross. Norcross is a blend of charm and commerce that’s perfectly suited for the “bleisure” traveller. Every attraction or a meeting point is a mile or less than from the hotel.

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Iceland’s PLAY Airlines adds Amsterdam to its network

Iceland’s PLAY Airlines has announced the addition to its network for the winter season. The airline says that it has added the capital city of the Netherlands to its network due to increasing demand for flights to/from Iceland in line with the improving status of the COVID-19 pandemic and has been allotted slots at Schiphol airport.

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Accor to open a new Novotel Hotel in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Accor has announced that it is growing its portfolio in Saudi Arabia with Novotel Madinah that it will develop in partnership with Taiba Investments.

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Qatar Airways adds Almaty, Kazakhstan to its network

Qatar Airways has announced that it will operate nonstop flights to Almaty, Kazakhstan starting this November.

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