Global luxury travel network Virtuoso®, renowned as a leading trend forecaster, has analyzed its data warehouse of $40.7 billion in transactions to reveal the top destinations for upscale travelers this summer, as well as the fastest-growing places of interest.
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Diamond Resorts Acquires The Modern Honolulu

The Modern Honolulu, located in the heart of Waikiki, is Diamond’s first managed property on Oahu and third in Hawaii
Diamond Resorts™, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, has closed on the acquisition of The Modern Honolulu, a boutique hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii.

World Travel and Tourism Council Announces Winners of 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

WTTC is delighted to announce the 2018 leaders in sustainable tourism at the 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards ceremony. The Awards, which were presented at a special ceremony during the 18th WTTC Global Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, celebrate inspirational, world-changing tourism initiatives from all over the globe. 
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Wharf Hotels Shapes High-Performance Strategies

Wharf Hotels is no newcomer to the concept of teamwork. With over four thousand associates based in China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and satellite offices globally, the group takes inspiration from its high-performing hotels captained by thought leaders who have become an authority on a LIVE BOLD culture.
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Qatar Duty Free Launches the First Maison Christian Dior Boutique in Travel Retail Middle East at Hamad International Airport

The new Maison Christian Dior collection has arrived with a unique offering including two fragrances created exclusively for the Middle Eastern consumer, available at Qatar Duty Free
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Eating London Tours

East End Food Tour
The East End Tour focuses on British cuisine at no less than eight authentic tasting. Guests will also discover ancient Roman burial grounds, Georgian-style mansions built from the French silk trade, and the most vibrant street art in the world. Where Sustainable Travel is Headed in 2018

To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April,, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has released the findings from its most recent global Sustainable Travel Report.*
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2018 PAX Award winners announced

AX International handed out 30 pieces of hardware to worthy recipients across dozens of categories at the 12th PAX InternationalReadership Awards tonight, at the Radisson Blu in Hamburg.
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Hospitality Experts Gather for HFTP’s Second European HITEC

European counterpart of HFTP’s HITEC education stellar, exhibitor experience disappointing

In its second year, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) European HITEC® was held last week where top industry experts exchanged knowledge geared toward shaping the future of hospitality globally. Discussions were held on the hottest topics in the industry – artificial intelligence, voice recognition, data science, robotics, customer journey and the EU GDPR. Over 100 companies displayed the latest in available hospitality technology products available around the globe.


One of the Maldives’ newest boutique resorts, Fushifaru Maldives, located on the far North East border of Faadhippolhu Atoll, more popularly known as Lhaviyani Atoll, made waves with a first-of-its-kind arrival ritual by welcoming all guests to the island with the blowing of the Sangu or Sea Conch (a significant aspect of Maldivian cultural history, the Sangu was traditionally used by village elders to call the community to attention for important announcements), thus marking the first of a collection of indigenous Maldivian experiences available at the resort.
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Second Online Food Travel Summit by World Food Travel Association

Second Online Food Travel Summit by World Food Travel Association, April 24-25 - quality #foodtourism education from subject matter experts - save the time and cost of travel #culinarytourism #gastronomytourism
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AccorHotels Signs Strategic Agreement with Mantis Group

Leading hospitality Group acquires 50% stake in Mantis Group, the South Africa-based hospitality and travel conglomerate

AccorHotels has today announced a strategic partnership with the South Africa-based Mantis Group, a collection of award winning, privately owned, managed and branded five star properties and lodges located around the world, across all seven continents.
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Check In, Workout: W Hotels Launches Fuel Weekends – Fitness and Wellness Experiences That Give Guests All They Need To Detox. Retox. Repeat.

Kicking off at W Punta de Mita this May and Heading to W Verbier Later this Year, FUEL Weekends Feature Handpicked Fitness Experts to Guide Guests Through a One-of-a-Kind Work (Out) Hard, Play Hard Weekend
Sweat it out. Soak it in. W Hotels Worldwide today announced the next iteration of the brand’s unique take on fitness and wellness, FUEL weekends by W Hotels.
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Hilton Arrives In Mandalay With Picturesque Hillside Hotel

Set amidst four acres of idyllic gardens, Hilton Mandalay opens today, offering upscale accommodations in the center of the country's second-largest and fastest growing city.
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Red Roof® Announces Expansion of The Red Collection™ with Addition of Springfield, Illinois Property

Demand for City-Center Affordable Hyper-Local Hotels Remains Strong

Following the successful launch of its first soft brand and the growing demand for affordable and accessible hotels, Red Roof is introducing a second property in The Red Collection in Springfield, Illinois. The State House Inn™, located in the capital city of the state, is slated to open for business in September, as Red Roof expands its footprint with the Packard Hospitality Group®, a veteran franchisee in the industry. 
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