W Costa Navarino to debut this summer at Navarino Waterfront

Opening this summer, W Costa Navarino marks the debut of the W Hotels Worldwide brand in Greece, becoming the latest addition to the ever-expanding W Escapes portfolio in Europe.  W Costa Navarino will bring contemporary design and inspiring energy to the Navarino Waterfront 13-hectare beachfront site, the newest integrated resort of Costa Navarino. Designed by renowned Greek architects, Tombazis and Associates […]

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Ryanair solves Lufthansa’s “ghost flights” problem | “Just sell the seats to consumers at low fares”

Ryanair has called on the European Commission to ignore Lufthansa’s false claims about operating “ghost flights” just so they can “block” their slots and protect themselves from competition from low fare airlines. The solution is simple, Lufthansa should sell the seats on these flights at low fares, and reward EU consumers many of whom have […]

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Celestyal Cruises announces “wave season” offers with savings of up to 50% off on selected Cruises in 2022

Celestyal Cruises, the award-winning, number one choice for cruise travelers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, has announced its “Escape Back to the Blue” Wave season campaign with savings up to 50 percent off on selected 2022 sailings booked from now through March 31, 2022.  Prices start as low as €259* on the […]

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Hilton Athens: Acceleration of works for the creation of a new mixed-use destination in the heart of the city

The building complex currently home to Hilton Athens is undergoing a complete transformation, for the development of a new multidimensional destination that will combine multiple uses. This is a strategic investment by Ionian Hotel Enterprises (IHE), which aims to contribute further to establishing Athens among the top choices in Europe to travel or live. The […]

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IHG seals four-hotel destination resorts portfolio deal with strategic partner Sun Group

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, is proud to announce a four-hotel, 2,709-room portfolio deal in Vietnam with long-standing partner Sun Hospitality Group (a member of Sun Group), the renowned tourism-focused real estate developer. Following the success of the award-winning InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, the companies will extend their partnership […]

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BIT 2022 date change: Event from 10 to 12 April

Tourism is experiencing a moment of uncertainty. In a context where the pandemic is affecting both short- and long-haul travel, the sector is still affected by the decisions of various governments and the behaviour of individuals. Given this context, tourism operators, who see Bit as a unique and privileged opportunity to do business and meet […]

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Three new European Capitals of Culture in 2022

Since 1 January 2022, three cities in Europe hold the title of European Capital of Culture for one year: Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg), Kaunas (Lithuania), and Novi Sad (Serbia). Holding the title of European Capital of Culture gives cities the chance to boost their image, put themselves on the world map, promote sustainable tourism and rethink their development through culture. Vice-President for […]

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Fritz Joussen – TUI: “We want to, we can, and we will return to economic strength”

Last year was marked by transition: after a period of standstill, airlines, hotels and tourism companies made a successful new start. What has changed for TUI as a result of the pandemic? CEO Friedrich Joussen explains what is new, what remains – and why there are good reasons for optimism. The interview How does TUI […]

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