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News: Cox to lead Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives

Caribbean tourism industry professional Stacy Cox has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives for the next two years. Cox, who unexpectedly took the top job early last year following an unscheduled leadership change, received a full two-year mandate at the association’s annual general meeting, which preceded the annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Caribbean Travel ...

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Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling stands firm against euro in absence of Brexit news

The pound to euro exchange rate is faring better this week after hitting new lows last Monday. Despite the fact that various reports show the UK economy struggling, the pound is managing to stand up against the euro this far. Laura Parsons, currency analyst at TorFX said: “Although the UK’s retails sales data disappointed on all fronts, the pound managed ...

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News: Helsinki partners with Tencent to woo Chinese visitors

Finnish capital Helsinki has launched a new partnership with Chinese technology giant Tencent to create a ground-breaking channel straight into the mobile devices of WeChat users. Helsinki has set itself the goal of being the most digitalised city in the world, and the cooperation with Tencent ensures that the city is already now a globally remarkable innovator in digital tourism ...

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News: Le Méridien Melbourne slated for 2020 opening

Marriott International has announced the signing of Le Méridien Melbourne, in partnership with owner and developer Jinshan Investment Group. Slated to open in 2020, the 235-room hotel will boast the brand’s distinct mid-century modern approach. This signing reinforces Le Méridien’s dynamic global growth, following recent openings in Italy, South Korea, China and the United States, all within the last 12 ...

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News: Virgin Australia signs gategroup catering partnership

Virgin Australia has announced a long-term relationship with Gate Gourmet, the airline catering brand of gategroup, which will see the caterer become the sole service provider for the major airline. The six-year relationship will deliver a wide range of benefits to all Virgin Australia passengers, with Gate Gourmet providing inflight dining and handling to travellers flying across Asia, Australia, and ...

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News: Norwegian slips into red for financial 2017 as expansion continues apace

Norwegian today reported a net loss of NOK299 million, or £27 million, for financial 2017. Significant costs related to increased fuel prices, wet lease, and passenger care affected results, the low-cost carrier said. In a statement the airline said: “Going into 2018, Norwegian is far better positioned with stronger bookings and a better staffing situation.” The company’s total revenue was ...

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