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Arabella El Barkouki Returns to Dorchester Collection as Global Director of Sales

Dark/Light Mode (25/10/22) Arabella El Barkouki has returned to Dorchester Collection as Global Director of Sales. Arabella El Barkouki Arabella has over 20 years of luxury hospitality industry experience and first joined Dorchester Collection in 2008 spending four years working as Regional Director of Sales for the UK, Europe and Russia before being promoted to …

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Cross Hotels Expands Distribution Strategy by Partnering Trip Affiliates

Dark/Light Mode (24/10/22) Cross Hotels & Resorts has expanded its distribution strategy by partnering with Trip Affiliates. Trip Affiliates’ direct booking services are expected to be a catalyst in improving Cross Hotels’ partnerships with traditional offline travel businesses, enabling them to focus on driving revenues by providing real-time room availability as well as dynamic and …

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William Costley Joins Minor Hotels as Senior Vice President of Operations

Dark/Light Mode (24/10/22) Minor Hotels Group recently appointed William Costley as Senior Vice President of Operations – Asia. A passionate hotelier, William started his career in the hospitality industry in his native Scotland in 1983 and spent 32 years with Hilton. William Costley He moved to Bangkok from Dubai where he was based out of …

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Dusit Thani Maldives Appoints Jacques Leizerovici as General Manager

Dark/Light Mode (24/10/22) The Dusit Thani Maldives recently appointed Jacques Leizerovici as General Manager. Jacques, a dual French-Canadian citizen, has more than 30 years of hospitality industry experience and has worked in senior management positions for renowned hotel brands under the Accor group across South America, Malaysia and Canada. Jacques Leizerovici Jacques’ career started in …

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bp ventures Invests US$6 Million in Free Electric Ride-Hailing Business

Dark/Light Mode (21/10/22) bp ventures has invested $6 million in all-electric ride-hailing business Freebee, a Miami-based company that provides free, on-demand transport to local communities through the Ride Freebee mobile app. bp led the business’s $8 million Series A funding round, with support from Freebee’s current infrastructure capital partner, Tensile Mobility. Freebee’s free-to-the-user trips are …

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Rolls-Royce to Test SAF Produced by Alder Fuels’ Greencrude Technology

Dark/Light Mode (21/10/22) Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding with Alder Fuels, a clean tech developer and greencrude producer, to further test sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as it makes the critical next step on its journey to commercial scalability. The SAF, which has been produced based on Alder Fuels’ proprietary greencrude technology, is being …

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Qatar Airways Privilege Club Signs 10-Year Agreement with Visa

Dark/Light Mode (21/10/22) Privilege Club, Qatar Airways’ frequent flyer programme, has signed a global strategic agreement with Visa as part of an exclusive 10-year partnership. The roll-out of Visa co-branded payment cards means Privilege Club members can look forward to several new features, such as complimentary worldwide airport lounge access, travel insurance, premium concierge service …

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Bahrain to Host IATA World Passenger Symposium 2022 from November 1-3

Dark/Light Mode (21/10/22) ‘Unlocking Value Creation by Putting the Customer First’ will be the theme of IATA’s World Passenger Symposium (WPS) 2022, scheduled to take place 1-3 November in Bahrain, with Gulf Air as the host airline. This year’s WPS combines the former Digital, Data and Retailing Symposium, the Global Airport and Passenger Symposium and …

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Azul Implements SITA’s Flight Tracking and Weather Solution

Dark/Light Mode (21/10/22) The Brazilian carrier, Azul Linhas Areas Brasileiras, has implemented SITA eWAS Dispatch, a flight tracking and weather data solution that gives dispatchers a real-time view of the location of every aircraft as well as live and upcoming weather hazards. Operating domestic and international flights across the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) …

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