Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park hotel to open

Located at 5700 Westpark Dr. and just off Interstate 77, the 18-story hotel offers business travelers access to various corporate offices and nearby attractions. ATLANTA - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park hotel. Formerly a Marriott hotel, the property will undergo a significant multi-million dollar renovation funded by MAM-Charlotte Hotel, LLC. With upgrades to all guest rooms and common areas, the hotel will offer an enhanced guest…
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La Dolce Vitae welcomes summer to Barcelona

La Dolce Vitae is preparing to attract both foodies and night owls wanting to spend an unforgettable night in an exceptional setting. A relaxed meeting place for a special evening or a gathering after work with friends. La Dolce Vitae, the exclusive rooftop terrace at the Majestic Hotel & Spa, is celebrating the beginning of summer in Barcelona with a totally new look, in an exquisite setting full of glamour. In keeping with the general…
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British Airways Partners Bangkok Airways

From 11 June, British Airways’ customers will be able to fly to the popular Thai holiday hotspots of Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai thanks to a new agreement between the airline and Bangkok Airways. The codeshare arrangement between the two airlines means that British Airways’ customers will be able to book flights, via Bangkok, to these tourist destinations in one seamless transaction. There will also be a codeshare service with Bangkok Airways from Singapore…
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World's highest swing ride opens

The world’s highest swing ride opened to the public at a Texas Theme Park this weekend. The 400-foot-high Texas SkyScreamer, at the Six Flags Over Texas theme park in Arlington, Texas, carries riders on open-air swing chairs attached to a giant tower. The 124 ft-wide gondola spins at a speed of 35 miles per hour upon reaching the top of the tower. Up to 24 people at a time can enjoy panoramic views of the…
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Dubai declared the Seventh most popular Destination in World

Dubai continues to climb the ranks as an international travel destination, according to MasterCard’s third annual Global Destination Cities Index. The UAE’s travel hub has consistently advanced its position since the inception of the Index in 2011, ranking ninth in its launch year, eighth in 2012 and seventh in the 2013 edition. Dubai is set to be the seventh most popular city globally in terms of inbound international visitors in 2013, outranking cities such as…
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Bangkok to be world's most visited city

Bangkok will become the world’s most popular city for tourists this year, ahead of London, according to new research Thailand’s capital, the first point of entry for thousands who head to the country’s beaches, has been named the number one destination for international visitors in 2013's Global Destination Cities Index forecast. The index predicts visitor numbers based on scheduled flights and the estimated spend by tourists for 132 different destinations around the world. Bangkok is…
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North Korea may open to day-trippers

North Korea, one of the least accessible countries in the world, is opening its borders to day-trippers, Chinese news agencies have reported. According to the reports, the government in Pyongyang will allow visitors to cross from Dandong City in China to Sinuiju, North Korea's largest border town. The news comes in the midst of mounting international concern over North Korea’s determination to press ahead with nuclear rocket tests and continuing tension with neighbouring South Korea…
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TripAdvisor signs deal with Samsung Galaxy S4

TripAdvisor has announced its market-leading mobile app is now pre-installed onto the new Samsung GALAXY S4, enabling millions of consumers worldwide to have easy access to trusted TripAdvisor travel content. TripAdvisor is the only travel app that will be pre-installed on the new Samsung GALAXY S4. In addition to pre-installing the app, Samsung is using TripAdvisor content – including millions of photos and over 100 million reviews and opinions - to power its own travel…
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73-year-old Japanese woman scales Mount Everest

A 73-year-old Japanese woman climbed to Mount Everest's peak today, smashing her own record to again become the oldest woman to scale the world's highest mountain. Tamae Watanabe reached Everest's 29,035-foot-high summit from the northern side of the mountain in Tibet on Saturday morning with four other team members, said Ang Tshering of the China Tibet Mountaineering Association in Nepal. Watanabe had climbed Everest in 2002 at the age of 63 to become the oldest…
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Aegean Airlines to offer Athens flights out of Manchester

Aegean Airlines has announced it will begin operating a direct service between Manchester and Athens on Saturdays and Mondays from May 25th 2013.The bi-weekly service will provide passengers with flexible and affordable direct access to Athens, as well as making it easy for passengers to continue their journey from Athens to any of the Greek islands.Ken O’Toole, chief commercial officer, Manchester Airports Group, said: “This route means that passengers visiting Athens on business or leisure…
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