Cruise News
Coral Expeditions’ Coral Adventurer Will Return to Operations in Early 2021

Coral Expeditions’ Coral Adventurer Will Return to Operations in Early 2021

Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering cruise line, has announced that flagship Coral Adventurer will return to operations this January after a ten-month hiatus in her homeport of Cairns. Having successfully completed an 8-voyage season with Coral

Aviation News
Qatar Airways Bolsters Connectivity in Canada

Qatar Airways Bolsters Connectivity in Canada

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it will begin incrementally increasing flights to Montréal from 16 January 2021 and operate daily frequencies by 25 February 2021, up from the previously scheduled four weekly frequencies. The

Aviation News
Qantas and Japan Airlines to Form Joint Business to Drive Tourism Recovery

Qantas and Japan Airlines to Form Joint Business to Drive Tourism Recovery

Qantas and Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced plans to form a new joint business, designed to better serve customers travelling between Australia, New Zealand and Japan and support the tourism industry’s recovery when international flying

Hotels & Resorts
Six New Hotel Brands Debut in Japan

Six New Hotel Brands Debut in Japan

Marriott International today announced the expansion of its footprint in Japan with the debut of six of its hotel brands in the country in 2020. Newly introduced brands include AC Hotels by Marriott, Aloft Hotels,

Hotels & Resorts
Hyatt Regency to Open in San Francisco

Hyatt Regency to Open in San Francisco

Hyatt Hotels announced today that a Hyatt affiliate entered into a franchise agreement with 50 Third Street Owner LP for Park Central San Francisco to join the Hyatt portfolio as an affiliated hotel, effective Friday,

Cruise News
Viking Marks Float Out of First Expedition Ship

Viking Marks Float Out of First Expedition Ship

Viking today announced its first expedition ship – the 378-guest Viking Octantis®– was “floated out,” marking a major construction milestone and the first time that the new ship touches water. Scheduled to debut in early 2022,

Aviation News
Alaska Airlines to Order 23 737 MAX Airplanes

Alaska Airlines to Order 23 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced that the carrier is buying 23 more 737 MAX airplanes, building on its original order and an agreement last month to acquire new 737-9s through lease. The new deal brings

Hotels & Resorts
Hilton to Open Beach Resort in Monastir, Tunisia

Hilton to Open Beach Resort in Monastir, Tunisia

Hilton recently announced an agreement with Societe Marhaba Beach to open Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort in Tunisia. The upper upscale Hilton Hotels & Resorts property will offer incredible beach-side vistas across the Gulf of

Taste & Travel
Brussels Airlines and Tim Boury to Offer Belgian Cuisine on Intercontinental Flights

Brussels Airlines and Tim Boury to Offer Belgian Cuisine on Intercontinental Flights

In 2021, Brussels Airlines will continue its successful culinary collaboration with Belgian chef Tim Boury of Restaurant Boury(**) in Roeselare. Throughout 2021, Tim, Chef of the Year 2017, will again create gastronomic experiences for the

Tourism News
Finnish Sauna, Maltese Phtyra Added to the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List

Finnish Sauna, Maltese Phtyra Added to the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List

During this year’s session (14 to 19 December, online), the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed three elements on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding,

Cruise News
Quark Expeditions Launches New COVID Travel Policy

Quark Expeditions Launches New COVID Travel Policy

Quark Expeditions, the recognized leader in Polar Adventures, has unveiled the most comprehensive, traveler-focused COVID policy in the travel industry. Quark Expeditions® S.A.F.E. COVID Policy is an industry-leading program designed to bring much needed peace of