Rwanda has taken the top title at the World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017. On a night of high drama in host city, Kigali, the Land of a Thousand Hills was recognised as Africa’s Leading Destination. Also among the winners was Durban. The South African seaside city - which underwent a major makeover in the run up to the 2010...
According to the peeps at Travel & leisure, it’s actually illegal to visit this tropical island in the Indian Ocean. Why? The locals, apparently. Deep in the Indian Ocean, you’ll come across North Sentinel Island, supposedly the most dangerous and hardest place to visit on the planet. The place is so dangerous in fact that the Indian government has banned its...
In the 2017 WTA awards, Middle Eastern icon, Emirates Palace, picked up the trophies for World's Leading Conference Hotel and World's Leading Luxury Beach Resort and The St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort took the titles World's Leading Luxury New Resort and World's Leading Luxury Island Resort. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort scooped the awards for World's Leading Luxury Resort and...
Meanwhile the Maldives walked away with the prizes for World's Leading Dive Destination and World's Leading Honeymoon Destination, while the Madeira Islands picked up the award for World's Leading Island Destination. World Travel Awards President and Founder, Graham Cooke, said: “We have recognised the leading lights of global tourism tonight and I wish to offer my heartfelt congratulations to all...
Headquartered in Haikou, Hainan (China), the airline scooped the trophies for World's Leading Airline - Business Class, World's Leading Airline Inflight Entertainment, World's Leading Cabin Crew and World's Leading Excellence Inflight Service, while Hainan Airlines' International Lounge at Beijing Capital International Airport was hailed World's Leading Airport Lounge - Business Class. Also receiving top titles during the glittering red carpet...
Nestled in the pristine beach of Bai Khem, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is the proud flagship of JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts in Vietnam. JW Marriott Phu Quoc offers a selection of 244 artistically unique well-appointed rooms, suites and villas with Bill Bensely's whimsical touches blend harmoniously. Boasting five restaurants and contemporary bars, the crafted dining experience will satisfy...
That assessment was made in the December edition of Hotel submissions in Kenya. Industry forecast, which forecasts key industry indicators has shown a positive year 2018 all through 2019. According to the CS of Tourism Najib Balala, it is estimated the annual average occupancy rate for Kenyan hotels to hit more than the current 60 per cent occupancy and maintain at...
Marriott, the largest hotel company in the world after its purchase early this year of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, has eight luxury brands. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson had said one of the reasons for acquiring Starwood was to expand its global footprint. It plans to do so next year with its luxury brands. The brands include The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W...
You’ll have lots of company at the airport if you’re flying for Christmas or New Year's. Airlines are preparing for a record 1billion passengers for the holiday season, a 3.5% increase from the previous peak of 49.3 million last year. To accommodate the rush, world airlines say they’re offering 91,000 more seats per day to meet the demand for flights...
More than ever, airline miles just aren’t what they used to be. Most of the big airlines have already stopped dolling out frequent-flier miles based on the distance of a flight. Instead, they’ve moved to systems that offer miles (or points) based on the fare a flier has paid. The higher the fare, the more a traveler earns. Kenyan Carrier Kenya Airways...

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