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Research and Markets: Travel and Tourism in Singapore to 2018

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Travel and Tourism in Singapore to 2018" report to their offe

TUI Travel, TUI AG Shares Rise On Merger Details

TUI Travel PLC and its German-listed majority shareholder TUI AG said Monday they have agreed the terms of their all-stock merger.

TUI Travel Agrees On Terms Of EUR 6.5 Bln All-stock Merger With TUI AG

TUI Travel Agrees On Terms Of EUR 6.5 Bln All-stock Merger With TUI AG

TUI Travel, TUI AG reach agreement on $8.4 billion merger

Europe's biggest tour operator, TUI Travel, and majority owner TUI AG agreed the terms of a merger, creating a the world's largest leisure and tourism group with a combined value of 6.5 billion euros ($8.42 billion). The deal is in line with details announced in June with TUI Travel shareholders receiving 0.399 new TUI AG shares for each TUI Travel share. Investors have long expected a tie-up ...

Air France pilot strike amid low-cost tensions

PARIS (AP) — At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the airline is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with competition.

Air France strike sparks travel chaos

French flag carrier Air France was set to scrap at least half its flights on Monday as pilots began a strike against the company's plan to develop its low-cost subsidiary. Several passengers were stranded as the week-long strike kicked off, sparking outrage among weary travellers such as Jean-Marc Ragot, who arrived from Nairobi to Paris to find his connecting flight to the eastern French city ...

TUI Travel and German parent to create world's biggest tourism business

British tour operator behind the Thomson and First Choice brands says board recommends plans for an all-share nil-premium merger with TUI AG to create the world's biggest tourism business

TUI Travel, TUI agree to form tourism leader

German travel group TUI and its British subsidiary TUI Travel have finalised terms on creating the world's biggest tourism operator, the pair announced on Monday. Following the all-shares merger, the combined group will be domiciled in Germany and have a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange. Existing TUI Travel shareholders will own 46 percent of the new company, with the remainder ...

Experts warn of gridlock in Asian skies

Singapore - Asian air traffic could be heading for "catastrophic gridlock," aviation experts warned, urging the region's countries to cooperate more, The Straits Times reported Monday.

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

NEW YORK (AP) — Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.

TUI AG, TUI Travel Agree on All-Share Deal in Combination

TUI AG (TUI1) and TUI Travel Plc (TT/) agreed on an all-share transaction in their planned merger that will value the combined entity at 6.5 billion euros ($8.4 billion).

Ethiopia: Intercontinental to Open First Hotel in Ethiopia

[Reporter]InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Tsemex Hotels and Business Plc to develop Crowne Plaza Addis Ababa.

Sports shorts: U.S. cruises to basketball title

Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup in Madrid.

Hurricane derails beach vacation for Colorado residents

Hurricane Odile grew into a massive storm Sunday afternoon, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate coastal areas along the Baja California Peninsula.                

Shangri-La CEO: Chinese still want luxury

International hotel chain Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts remains committed to luxury despite growing concerns about weak fundamentals in the Chinese hotel market, including overcapacity and the impact of ...

Catastrophic gridlock if air traffic congestion not dealt with, warns expert

Asia, including Malaysia and Singapore, may face massive flight delays in five years if countries in the region do not work together to deal with rising flight numbers, a report in the Straits Times (ST) said today. Citing the head of a leading air traffic research institute, the report in the Singapore daily said this was because air traffic...

Asia faces 'risk of choking skies' as air traffic grows

Widespread flight delays could hit Asia, including Singapore, in as little as five years if countries in the region do not act now and move as one to cope with growing flight numbers, warns the head of a leading air traffic research institute

Disney Cruises 2015 Season Begins In San Diego With The Disney Wonder

The cruise ship season of 2014-2015 is set to begin. Or it’s set to begin for Disney Cruises. City News Service reported that the Disney Wonder has docked in San Diego, which may be a sign that the industry is …

CNBC Announces New Travel and Lifestyle Programme

CNBC, the leading business and financial news network, announced the start of a new series First Class. The new half-hour programme will cover the best in lifestyle, luxury and travel in Asia. LUXE City Guides, the go-to guides for discerning travellers, have lent their global network of resident editors to CNBC to become the official Knowledge Partner for this series.

Major hurricane threatens Mexico Pacific resorts

Hurricane Odile swirled menacingly toward Mexico's Los Cabos resorts on Sunday, leading authorities to evacuate high-risk areas and open shelters as the powerful storm threatened to thrash the Pacific coast. Odile weakened slightly to category three strength in the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale as it crept toward the Baja California peninsula, packing 125 mile (205 kilometer) per hour winds ...

U.S. cruises past Serbia to claim Basketball World Cup title

Tournament MVP Kyrie Irving made all six of his 3-point attempts and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.

Marriott’s future: 4 things to watch

You can already check into Marriott hotels with the touch of an app. What?s next?

Winston-Salem Air Show takes off after soggy start

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — After seeing the School Time Jet Bus travel more than 300 miles an hour on Saturday at the Winston-Salem Air Show, 12-year-old Daniel Sharpe wished that the bus he rides to church would go that fast, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “It’s fast and loud,” he said of the jet bus as […]

New cruises from MSC Cruises explore Mediterranean wines

Cruises explore Mediterranean wines

Air France Pilot Strike to Cancel 52% of Flights Monday

Air France (AF) said it’s bracing for the most disruptive strike since 1998 tomorrow as pilots walk out over management plans to expand low-cost operations using flight crew paid less than at the mainline carrier.

Vacation rentals can be tricky

A recent online search of Vacation Rentals by Owner at turns up a four-bedroom, three-bath home on the North End. It comes with private-beach access at a cost of $4,200 to $10,500 per week. There’s also a “TripAdvisor Award Winning Palm Beach House” with a pool, complete with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele appliances for $500 a night or $2,500 per week. However, if you, like these Palm Beach ...

Dem senator releases report on questionable flights - Full Coverage: Midterm Elections

Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, battling to keep her Senate seat, released a detail report Saturday on her air travel since 2002, after repaying the Treasury earlier this week nearly $34,000 in questionable travel expenses.

Some are critical of recent construction at Hampton Beach

Seafood chefs and craft vendors weren't the only people on Hampton Beach gearing up for the annual Seafood Festival last weekend.

Landrieu releases report on questionable flights, new safeguards, after repaying $34K

Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, battling to keep her Senate seat, released a detail report Saturday on her air travel since 2002, after repaying the Treasury earlier this week nearly $34,000 in questionable travel expenses.

Revealed: how Ramadan affected performance of Dubai hotels

 Hotels in Dubai saw very little difference in performance during Ramadan this year compared to the previous year, despite the holy month taking place earlier in the summer, STR Global has said.

‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ Reunion: Chevy Chase & Beverly D’Angelo Sitcom Coming To ABC

A reunion of the leads from National Lampoon’s Vacation is in the works, and its coming to your television. Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo — Clark and Ellen Griswold, respectively — have signed on to star in a new sitcom, according to Deadline. Brad Copeland, the writer best known for his work on Arrested Development ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ Reunion: Chevy Chase & Beverly D’Angelo Sitcom ...

Indian spas and wellness holidays: Shinshiva Ayurvedic Resort, Kerala

Bespoke oils and diet work their magic as Anna Murphy enjoys an MOT for the body at an ayurvedic retreat in Kerala

Flies still swarming Mission Beach

Summer campaign has modest success; community leaders want more

Senator reimburses federal government more than $30,000 in travel spending

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's campaign paid for more than 12 years of wrongfully taxpayer-funded travel, her office announced on Friday.

Elite Island Resorts Expands In-House Marketing Capabilities

As one of the true visionaries in the development and marketing of Authentic Caribbean Vacations, Elite Island Resorts, will unveil an expanded in-house marketing department for the North American market.

Vail Resorts Buys Park City Mountain; Shares Jump 12%

Vail Resorts Inc. (MTN) announced the acquisition of Park City Mountain Resort from Powdr Corp. for $182.5 million in cash.

One Frequent Flyer's Minimalist Travel Secrets

This entrepreneur shares his tips for carrying fewer chargers and less in your shaving kit.

Strength Seen in Vail Resorts (MTN): Stock Soars 11.7%

Vail Resorts Inc. (MTN) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise over 11% on the day.

European River Cruises To Honor WWI

This summer marked the 100th anniversary of the onset of the First World War, and to commemorate the centennial, CroisiEurope is offering three river cruises in 2015 that will travel through France and Belgium and tour historically significant sites. “The war to end all wars,” the European river cruise operator noted when it announced the new cruises, “redrew boundaries, reshaped the political ...

The American Med Spa Announces "Concierge Staff Training Program" for the Northeast on September 20th: A Program ...

The lack of staff training is a major issue in the med spa industry as they differ from both traditional spas and from doctor's offices. Since the non-medical staff is the face of the med spa, they need training even more than some of the physicians and medical staff performing the procedures - this program teaches staff how to be knowledgeable about products, sales, marketing and networking ...

Intrawest Announces the Acquisition of the Remaining 50% of Blue Mountain Ski Resort

Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. , a leading North American mountain resort and adventure company, today announced that it has negotiated and entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the 50% interest in Blue Mountain Ski Resort that it does not already own from Blue Mountain Resorts Holdings Inc.

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® to Sponsor the United Way of Baldwin County during 2014-2015 Fundraising Campaign

The vacation rentals company specializing in professionally managed rentals proudly announces participation as a Silver Level Sponsor for the Baldwin County based chapter of the United Way organization. (PRWeb September 12, 2014) Read the full story at

No caffeine, no meat, no alcohol - spa heaven

They didn't call them boot camps but day spas have been a long-term passion.

Powdr sells Park City Mountain Resort to Vail Resorts

Powdr Corp. has sold its Park City Mountain Resort to Vail Resorts for $182.5 million, ending a tumultuous year for Utah's most popular ski destination.

MGM Resorts Gets Approval to Regain 50% Stake in Borgata

MGM Resorts International (MGM) has received approval from casino regulators in New Jersey to keep its 50% stake in Borgata Casino and Spa.

Park City dilemma: Vail Resorts gets its mountain

Vail Resorts on Thursday agreed to buy out Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 million in cash.

Vail Resorts buys bottom of the mountain

Vail Resorts on Thursday agreed to buy out Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 million in cash.

Why Vail Resorts (MTN) Stock Is Surging Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Vail Resorts Inca aare surging, up 8.51% to $83.30, on nearly four times normal trading volume today after the company acquired Park City Mountain Resort from Powdr Corp. for $182.5 million in cash. The sale ends a legal battle concerning a late renewal of Powdr'salong-term lease with its landowner, Talisker Land Holdings, for more than 2,800 acres dating back ...

Savor that trip! 6 great ways to preserve vacation memories as decor

That last great summer vacation may have faded too quickly into the back-to-school blur — but the memories will last a lifetime. Keep them alive in your home every day with these 6 fun ideas for enshrining travel mementos, souvenirs and photos as home décor.Fridge magnetsWhat’s a more trafficked place in the house than the refrigerator?

Westin Hotels Expands Portfolio in Arlington, Virginia with the Opening of the Westin Crystal City

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced that its world-renowned Westin brand has opened its third hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The Westin Crystal City offers 220 luxurious guest rooms and extensive meeting facilities in a convenient location, just one mile from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport .
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