Archive for 2010

Hotel development continues globally


Global economic challenges are not an obstacle in the development of global hotel industry. There were made about 432,000 new rooms injected into international supply by both independent hotels and groups. The data of a recent report shows that international hotel supply records of 2.7% increase and have an average of 20 million classified rooms. In general, this growth is fuelled by hotel groups, but only 4.2% growth are recording alone hotels.

This development is the consequence of the projects that were launched before economic crisis and this is still an encouraging sign of the commitment, endurance and possible developers.

Improved enthusiasm in mature market-continents is most evident, with 170,000 innovative rooms in North America and 138,000 in Europe that is a boost of about 3.1% and 2.2%, correspondingly. Asia-Pacific is a bit passive for the duration of this particular period, managing 98,000 rooms, an increase of only 1.9%.

Top 5 Culinary Tours around the World

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If you’re idea of the perfect tour is tasting every dish in sight and packing your own eating utensils because they taste “more special” that way, then you certainly deserve to go on the best culinary tours in the world. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and eat to your heart’s content with these unique food-centered trips around the globe.

Trufflepig’s Tour around France

The Toronto-based travel company Trufflepig offers every foodie’s dream vacation to France. The tour includes dishes as classy and delicate as only royalty would have it, and food adventures that would fit rustic, simple taste buds of the village folk. This tour lasts for eight days, with Paris as its starting point, traversing the southeast regions of Alsace and Burgundy by train.

Records of Posidonia 2010


The largest worldwide sea transportation business affair, Posidonia 2010 that is the 22nd edition, has opened its doors in Athens on Monday June 7 setting a historic contribution record of 1,855 exhibitors from a entire of 87 countries. Over 17,000 Greek and worldwide trade guests representing the international marine community will be present at the five-day event which spreads across 31,000 square meters at the Athena’s  waterfront Hellenikon Exhibition Centre (HEC).

At 2010 event are present a total of 85 industry sectors are with the enormous preponderance coming from the ship construction and ship repair field which is represented by 416 companies.

The incessant attention of the worldwide marine society in Greece is due to a steady flood of innovative structure orders and the country’s most important worldwide place in shipping affairs as it maintains the world’s main merchant fleet which accounts for 15 per cent of total planet tonnage.

British Airways expects to take more than 2.5 million customers during forthcoming FIFA 2010


During forthcoming FIFA 2010 British Airways are expecting to take more than 2.5 million passengers to South Africa. The airline scheduled seven flights per week to Cape Town and 19 flights to Johannesburg, in addition to outstanding connections to domestic and local places provided by its branded authorization carrier, Comair.

 Between the matches, tourists can take benefit of the aptitude to pre-book Avis car rental in Cape Town through British Airways to travel one of the most gorgeous places on the planet to watch African penguins at the Boulder Bay, visit Stellenbosch and sample some extraordinary South African wine or just merely experience the views the famed Garden Route provides. British Airways is helping football fans get into the spirit of the World Cup.

Record revenue estimated at World Cup in South Africa


This summer’s World Cup in South Africa is estimated to make a record £2.2 billion. This includes a record £690 million in funding by the sport’s governing body, Fifa – representing a 80 percent raise compared to the previous tournament in Germany in 2006.

One of the major causes for the increase in sponsorship profits is that Fifa has cut the list to of major sponsors to six from 15. Coca-Cola, Emirates, Sony, Visa, Adidas and Hyundai are each at the present paying more for the opportunity of experience, in spite of the international downturn.

Innovative sponsors such as Chinese renewable energy provider Yingli Solar, Brazilian foodmaker Seara and Indian IT company Mahindra Satyam expect that the event will help out change them into worldwide recognized brands, in addition to win innovative markets and profits long after the competition ends.

The tasks of the Marmara Manhattan, a New York hotel


The Marmara Manhattan, a New York hotel, which is part of the Turkish warmth chain, exploits the 14th amendment to the US constitution, which points out that all children born on American soil “are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside”.

The hotel presents a fashionable package for new mothers that wish to give birth in the USA, with the supplementary bonus of the newborn child who obtains US citizenship.

The Marmara Manhattan offers a one-bedroom suite accommodation for $5,100, plus taxes, for a month, with airport transfer, baby cradle and a gift set for the mother. There are as well medical fees of about £20,500.

Though the price is an inexpensive and easy one to pay for US citizenship. Many will ultimately use the newborn, known as an “anchor baby”, a stepping stone for the immigration of extended family. The hotel has up to now sold 15 of the packages.

In 2012 is going to open Aloft Hotel in London


  It is planned to be open Aloft Hotels in advance of the London Olympics in 2012.This hotel will include 252 rooms and located at ExCeL London, the worldwide exhibition & convention centre in the Docklands region of the city. It was built to shake up the staid, customary select service segment of the hotel industry, Aloft delivers urban-influenced, open and vivacious design and a social visitor experience, and all this is at an reasonably priced.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, ADNEC’s Chairman had mentioned that ADNEC is dedicated to modernization as evidenced by their choice to partner with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to bring in an original welcome brand to the UK. Aloft London ExCeL will hold up ExCeL’s rising events calendar and the London Olympics by providing excellence, stylish and affordable accommodation.

Recently has been opened Saffire, Australian most luxury hotel


Now is open, Saffire, which is the most innovative hotel of Australia, situated on the charming East Coast of Tasmania near Freycinet.

Saffire is well thought-out by its developers to be an iconic progress for the Australian sightseeing business.  Its idea and design are like no other current hotel in the country, a unique one, which incarcerates the spirit of the exclusive area and linking with the surroundings to bring an authentic and elevating experience to visitors.

Mr. Greg Farrell, Tasmania Managing Director declared that project is one of enormous importance for their corporation, and is the market’s research peak of years and cautious scheduling, also they wished to make certain they built an expansion that was concerned to that gorgeous region and its neighborhood, yet still presents and offers to visitors the most remarkable experiences in adjustment, food and wine, activities and most of all, Saffire Service.