Video: In this edition of TravelTalk Phil Blizzard is in the heart of Dubai to visit the Pullman, Deira City Centre, close to Dubai International Airport and attached to a prestigious shopping mall. Here Laurent Chaudet talks about their key location, the recent enhancements to both the hotel and Residences, the state of the market and the impact of the future Dubai Expo 2020.
American Airlines will give customers another choice for trans-Atlantic travel when it launches new daily daytime service from Philadelphia International Airport to London Heathrow Airport on March 29th, 2015. The new flight complements American’s existing PHL-LHR service and underscores the airline’s commitment to serving Philadelphia and creating the best network in the world with the most convenient options to get customers where they want to go.
Waze, a community-based navigation app, finds that Thanksgiving driving patterns vary among its users depending on the city.
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The third edition of World Travel Market Latin America will devote a much larger area for the growing Travel Tech Zone at the event after great results in 2014. Targeting technology companies that work with the tourism industry, the section on the exhibition floor will be expanded to meet the demand and showcase the new products that are available.
Ernie Els’ Malaysian masterpiece, The Els Club Teluk Datai, has been named the ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’ at the inaugural World Golf Awards, hosted in Portugal. Just two weeks after its official grand opening, the four-time Major winner’s stunning Langkawi layout, which sits amidst a tropical rainforest stretching to the shores of the Andaman Sea, scooped the much-coveted accolade, voted upon by golf travel executives and members of the media.
Trading Standards has confirmed a hotel which charged guests an additional £100 following a bad review on TripAdvisor will issue no further fines. Tony and Jan Jenkinson posted the negative comment on the leading travel website after being unimpressed with the one night they spent at the Broadway Hotel in Blackpool.
Kuoni Group Travel Experts has appointed Mel Lorenzo to lead its activities in Latin America. Based in Brazil, she takes charge of building and maintaining relationships with travel business interested in arranging group tours around the world.
Qantas has unveiled details of its new in-flight dining offering, which is set to re-define the travel experience for international Economy customers when it rolls out across the network from next week. Customers will enjoy a wider choice of meals, fifty per cent larger servings and faster service.
Casa de Campo, the 7,000-acre luxury resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic, is thrilled to announce recent recognitions as the Dominican Republic’s Leading Resort and the Dominican Republic’s Leading Spa Resort at the World Travel Awards. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry.
Dunhill Travel Deals launched its expanded website, adding more than 100 pages dedicated to individual cruise ships and resorts. The new site is one of the most comprehensive travel resources on the web, making it easier than ever to book a dream vacation. [PR.com]