Qatar places latest $2.2bn order with Boeing

Boeing and Qatar Airways announced an order today for two 747-8 Freighters and four 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $2.16 billion at list prices.The airline also received the first of its 747-8 Freighters at a delivery ceremony attended by Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways chief executive and Boeing Commercial Airplanes president Kevin McAllister.“The addition of our very first 747-8 Freighter is a significant moment for our cargo division, and a welcome addition to our 20-strong cargo fleet of wide-body aircraft,” said Al Baker.“As the world’s third-largest cargo operator, Qatar Airways continues to invest in fleet expansion, with a second 747-8F due to be delivered in November. “This reflects our confidence in Boeing to continue to deliver an outstanding product that meets our exacting standards. ADVERTISEMENT“We expect no less than perfection, and we are confident that Boeing will continue to deliver that.”The announcement is the latest milestone in Qatar Airways’ relationship with Boeing. The carrier became a launch customer for the 777X in 2013, was the first to operate the 787 in the Middle East and has 20 737 MAX airplanes on order.“We are proud of our strong, enduring and growing partnership with Qatar Airways and we truly appreciate the value its business has brought to Boeing, its employees, suppliers and our communities,” McAllister said. “As one of the world’s largest international cargo carriers, it is heartening that Qatar Airways has selected the 747-8 Freighter to meet the needs of its growing cargo operations and to see the important role the 777-300ER continues to play in its long-haul fleet.”Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of nearly 100 Boeing widebody airplanes and has more than 100 additional Boeing airplanes on order.OlderCaribbean Tourism Organisation to focus on recovery at special sessionNewerDubai International celebrates strong passenger numbers for AugustLet's block ads! (Why?)

Caribbean Tourism Organisation to focus on recovery at special session

Grenada will welcome the CTO event in October In the wake of the catastrophic impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on some member countries, the Caribbean Tourism Organisation is adding a special session to the upcoming State of the Tourism Industry Conference in Grenada.The event will focus on how to recover and rebuild after a major disaster.The three-hour session on Thursday, October 12this designed to explore and examine the issues and key recommendations to be considered as the Caribbean rebuilds after the monstrous category five storms, in particular, or other natural disasters it might face in the future.It will focus on the economic cost of the disasters, including potential impact on gross domestic product, employment, the cost to rebuild and recovery time.Delegates will hear from leading experts in disaster preparedness and mitigation, recovery, airport development and maintenance, airlines, telecommunications and travel, as well as representatives of the hotel sector and member countries that have experienced, and recovered from, major catastrophes.ADVERTISEMENT“This is the time when not only do we have to focus on the state of the industry as we know it today, but because of the really strong hurricanes that have affected our region this year we have to focus a great deal of attention as well on our economic recovery as an entire region and how to rebuild with the resilience and structural integrity to protect ourselves in the future,” said CTO secretary general Hugh Riley.Following the session a report will be produced to guide governments and stakeholders on how to move forward in this difficult time.The State of the Tourism Industry Conference, which has as its theme, Supercharging the Caribbean Brand: Meeting the Needs of the New Explorers, is being organised by the CTO in collaboration with the Grenada Tourism Authority and Grenada’s ministry of tourism.It will be held from October 10th-13th at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort.OlderGomboshaw appointed director of sales at Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals NousNewerQatar places latest $2.2bn order with BoeingLet's block ads! (Why?)

Gomboshaw appointed director of sales at Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous

July saw the opening of Iberostar Hotels & Resorts’ first The Grand Collection hotel in the Mediterranean: the Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous. As part of its strategy to promote and position the new hotel as a top seller and guarantee its success by meeting the targets set, the company has recently appointed Geraldine Gomboshaw as its new director of sales. Designed by renowned Dutch artist Marcel Wanders, the superior five-star hotel boasts a prime location on the Majorcan coastline and includes six luxury themed suites, four penthouse double rooms, an exclusive Skin Inc. spa, as well as a butler service under the hallmark of the British Butler Guild. This newly-opened hotel also reflects Iberostar’s commitment to outstanding gastronomy, as the facilities include the Astir Restaurant, the only eatery on the island to serve ‘l Capricho meat.  ADVERTISEMENTOriginally from Germany, Gomboshaw completed her studies at Berlin’s Hotel Trade School, while also carrying out an internship at the Hilton Hotel in the same city. With more than 17 years’ consolidated experience in the tourism sector, she has dedicated most of her career to this industry. She has worked in hotels such as the Hotel de Rome (Rocco Forte Collection), where she held the post of sales manager, Kempinski Hotels, where she spent five years, and Ritz Carlton, Abama, with various management posts in the sales areas. Following her appointment, Gomboshaw stated: “Iberostar is a leading hotel chain both in Spain and abroad. “I am really excited to be joining the team and trust that I will make an active contribution to the promotion and success of this magnificent hotel, a flagship for luxury and design on Majorca.”OlderDream Cruises signs partnership with Alipay for on-board paymentsNewerCaribbean Tourism Organisation to focus on recovery at special sessionLet's block ads! (Why?)

Starwood Capital Group takes 30 per cent stake in Yotel

Starwood Capital Group has committed to making a strategic investment of $250 million in Yotel.The deal includes acquiring a 30 per cent stake in the company and investing in real estate acquisitions for new build, hotel conversion and adaptive reuse properties as Yotel expands its international scale.Starwood’s investment in and ongoing partnership with Yotel will further enable Yotel’s rapid worldwide expansion, with a specific focus on Europe, North America and Asia.It also will help Yotel strengthen its brand identity, expand geographically and enhance Yotel’s innovative guest experience. Starwood have already secured city centre sites in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Amsterdam which are expected to open as Yotels by 2019.ADVERTISEMENT“This strategic partnership and investment highlights Starwood’s longstanding passion and commitment to invest in innovative hospitality platforms. “Yotel is an exciting brand focused on technology, smart design and a distinct guest experience at an affordable price, which is the right strategy amid the current wave of digital disruption,” said Barry Sternlicht, chairman of Starwood Capital Group. “Yotel has global appeal and can be easily scaled up with key strategic acquisitions and developments in desired city centre and airport locations.”The partnership with Starwood Capital Group comes as Yotel celebrates its tenth anniversary, a year of significant growth that includes the openings of Yotel Boston and Yotel San Francisco in North America and Yotel Singapore, which will open on October 1st and will be Yotel’s first hotel in Asia. Hubert Viriot, chief executive of Yotel, commented: “Yotel is growing rapidly with 15 hotels currently at various stages of development. “We look forward to leveraging Starwood’s investment, design, operational and technological expertise to expand our platform, attract talent and enter additional markets whilst continuing to work closely with our existing partners and fostering new relationships as we take our brand to the next level.”Bank of America Merrill Lynch advised Starwood Capital Group on the transaction.OlderFour Points by Sheraton stops off in Nairobi in search of best brewsNewerDream Cruises signs partnership with Alipay for on-board paymentsLet's block ads! (Why?)

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Η Σία Κοσιώνη με αφορμή της γερμανικές εκλογές, δημοσίευσε μια παλιότερη φωτογραφία στην οποία απεικονίζεται η ίδια η δημοσιογράφος με τον συνάδελφό της, Σταμάτη Ασημένιο.Ο δημοσιογράφος και καθηγητής πανεπιστημίου εργάστηκε επί σειρά ετών στην ελληνική υπηρεσία της Deutsche Welle και υπήρξε για πολλά χρόνια συνεργάτης και αναλυτής στον ΣΚΑΪ. Έφυγε από τη ζωή τον Δεκέμβριο του 2015 σε ηλικία 50 ετών, νικημένος από τον καρκίνο.«Κανείς από τους δύο μας δεν είναι σήμερα εκεί. Για δύο εκ διαμέτρου αντίθετους λόγους....» έγραψε στο facebook η Σία Κοσιώνη και ανέβασε μία κοινή τους φωτογραφία.Let's block ads! (Why?)

Four Points by Sheraton stops off in Nairobi in search of best brews

Four Points by Sheraton has embarked on the Nairobi leg of its global trip discovering the world’s best brews. The journey kicked off at the new Four Points Hurlingham in a trail that culminated with an exclusive preview of the soon to open, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport.Four Points’ Best Brews Around the World celebrates the brand’s signature initiative, a dedicated program in which each of the brand’s 225 hotels around the world showcases a local, craft beer which has been chosen based on taste, popularity, quality and proximity to the property. A best brew is available on tap at each Four Points, offering travellers an authentic taste of local beer culture wherever their travels may take them. This year’s global trail kicked off in Manhattan, followed by Cancun, Okanagan Valley, and Melbourne, before stopping off in Nairobi and culminating in Barcelona, Spain.ADVERTISEMENTAn exciting day of adventure commenced with a tasting of the signature Four Pills brew along with a cook-off beer inspired lunch at the Four Points by Sheraton, Nairobi Hurlingham property.This was followed by a private tour of the Big Five Breweries micro-brewery. Naturally, no trail in Nairobi would be complete without taking in the views of our National Park and scenic green savannah. Vivek Mathur, general manager, Four Points by Sheraton, Nairobi Airport, said: “Four Points has a love for locally crafted beers, which is why we partnered with the Big Five Breweries to sample a taste of what Nairobi has to offer. “We know the perfect pint has universal appeal, which is why we are the only city in Africa participating in the launch of ‘Best Brews Around the World.’ “We invite local beer lovers and thirsty travellers to join us as we discover new best brews.”OlderThomas Cook Sport signs travel partnership with SaracensNewerStarwood Capital Group takes 30 per cent stake in YotelLet's block ads! (Why?)

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