News: Accor opens MGallery Hotel de la Coupole in Vietnam

Designed by renowned luxury resort designer Bill Bensley, with sweeping views of Sapa Valley and serene rice paddy fields, the newly opened MGallery Hotel de la Coupole has opened in Vietnam

News: First All Nippon Airways A380 prepares for take-off

All Nippon Airways has seen its first Airbus A380 roll out of the Airbus Paintshop in Hamburg, Germany

News: Ottawa unveils development plans for Macdonald–Cartier International Airport

Transport bosses have announced a $100 million renovation project for Ottawa’s Macdonald–Cartier International Airport

News: Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort opens in Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah Group has announced the opening of Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, the group’s first luxury “eco-conscious” Resort, nestled on the pristine shores of Abu Dhabi

News: Anantara Quy Nhon Villas opens in Vietnam

Located in a bay on the south-central coastline, Anantara Quy Nhon includes private infinity-style pools for each villa, in-room villa host services and unique spa offerings, plus a range of indigenous guest experiences that showcase this hidden gem within Vietnam

News: Senegal hospitality potential highlighted ahead of Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

As the potential for tourism investment in under-exploited Francophone Africa becomes ever-clearer, Senegal has been highlighted as an emerging economy that’s ripe for further development

News: IATA: A decade of success for international aviation

It is expected that 2019 will be the tenth year of profit and the fifth consecutive year where airlines deliver a return on capital that exceeds the industry’s cost of capital, creating value for its investors

News: TUI Group delivers strong financial results for year to September

In year to September 30th, TUI Group delivered turnover growth of 6

News: Air France appoints new chief executive

The Air France board of directors has appointed Anne Rigail as chief executive of the airline

News: Intrepid Travel expands number of woman-only tours

Following the launch of a limited-number of women-only tours in the Middle East this year, leading experiential travel company Intrepid Travel has revealed that it will expand the number of departures following significant customer interest and bookings

News: Fears for Rome tourism as city seeks to limit coach access

Plans by Rome’s tourism authorities to reduce coach access to the city’s historical centre by two-thirds will inflict a body blow to the city’s overnight group travel sector, which is worth well-over €1

News: Chitrakorn to lead Mantra Samui Resort, Thailand

Chaivaree Chitrakorn, who has spent most of her career with Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong, has relocated to her homeland last year to join Louis T Collection and has assumed a new position at Mantra Samui Resort

News: Assmann returns to lead Sofitel Dubai Downtown

AccorHotels has welcomed the return of Klaus Assmann to the position of general manager at Sofitel Dubai Downtown, the brand’s flagship hotel in the UAE

News: SereneAir signs distribution partnership with Amadeus

SereneAir has announced a three-year content distribution agreement with Amadeus which will see the growing airline make available more of its service offerings to global travel partners

News: Lufthansa unveils new livery as A380 touches down in Miami

Lufthansa’s flagship aircraft, the Airbus A380, has landed in the US for the first time in the new livery

News: All Nippon Airways adds PayPal customer payment option

The move comes as ANA aims to even further enhance its service which will allow the company to capture new customers

News: Nakheel development taking shape on Deira Islands, Dubai

Developer Nakheel and Spain’s RIU Hotels & Resorts’ AED670 million, 800-room beachfront resort and water park is taking shape at Deira Islands, with all accommodation floors almost complete, and roofing work under way

Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Corinthia Hotel, Lisbon

Taking the title of World’s Leading City Hotel earlier this month at the World Travel Awards Grand Final, Corinthia Hotel, Lisbon, is one of the jewels in the Portuguese capital’s tourism crown

News: Royal Air Maroc welcomes first Dreamliner 787-9 from Boeing

Boeing has delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Royal Air Maroc, introducing a second member of the super-efficient Dreamliner family to the airline’s fleet

Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: How to navigate uncertainty in 2019

After a turbulent year, Peter Baumgartner, chief strategic advisor at Etihad Airways, discusses what might follow in 2019 as challenges mount to the global order<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds