Category: Travel

Virgin Voyages Calling All RockStars to Sea

Sir Richard Branson’s new cruise line to feature RockStar Suites designed by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio Future Sailors will live it up with stylish suites, backstage access and service fit for a rockstar MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/VirginVoyages?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#VirginVoyageslt;/agt;–Virgin Voyages, the new lifestyle brand set to disrupt the travel industry, today released several designs and images …

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Kennedy Wilson Sells the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe for $120 Million

Company also sells hotel portfolio in the United Kingdom for $54 million BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson (NYSE:KW) announced today the sale of the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe for $120 million. In December, the company also sold a portfolio of hotels located across the U.K. for $54 million. A cash profit …

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Hilton Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Earnings Release Date

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) will report fourth quarter and full year 2018 financial results prior to the stock market open on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, followed by a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Christopher J. Nassetta, Hilton’s president and chief executive officer, and Kevin Jacobs, Hilton’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, …

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Yes – Turtles Can Fly!

Silver Airways Makes History with First Flying Tortuga as Official Airline of MiLB’s Daytona Tortugas (And now that turtles can fly, we’ve also heard rumor that someone’s planning an island-hopping honeymoon ‘shellabration’ with Silver to Fort Lauderdale, Key West and the Bahamas!) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Silver Airways made history by unveiling its first themed …

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The LEGO® Space Hollywood Lets Fans Go Where No Brick Has Gone Before

Explore the World of “The LEGO® Movie 2” at a Special Interactive Installation Before the Film’s February 8th Release BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–“The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” in theaters nationwide February 8, reunites the heroes of “The LEGO Movie” in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. Starting January 29, for …

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Arthur Keith Joins Kalahari Resorts and Conventions as General Manager of Pocono Mountains Resort

Keith Brings 30 Years of Experience to Guide Company’s Largest Resort WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kalahari Resorts and Conventions has named Arthur Keith as general manager for the company’s Pocono Mountains resort. A hospitality veteran who has managed marquee properties throughout the world, Keith will oversee all day-to-day operations, as well as provide leadership and guidance …

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New Report from JetBlue and The Nature Conservancy Uses AI Technology to Evaluate the Impact of Natural Resources on Tourism

— Results Show the Caribbean Depends on Tourism, Which Relies Heavily on Healthy Coral Reefs — — JetBlue is Donating 50 Flights to The Nature Conservancy for Scientists to Travel to the Caribbean to Further Research and Help Conserve Coral Reefs — NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU), along with The Nature Conservancy, whose mission is …

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Belmont Park Offers Beachfront Adventure in Upcoming Episode of ABC’s Hit Romance Reality Series The Bachelor

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–San Diego’s historic beachfront amusement park, Belmont Park, sets the stage for a memorable and adventurous escape in an upcoming episode of ABC’s The Bachelor. The episode will feature an exciting and heartwarming one-on-one date with the newest Bachelor, Colton Underwood, one lucky lady and some surprise deserving guests! This episode of The …

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The Preiss Company Acquires the 288-Bed Estates at San Antonio

Student Housing Serving University of Texas – San Antonio (UTSA) to Undergo Multi-Million Improvement Plan GREENVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Officials of The Preiss Company (TPCO), one of the nation’s largest, privately-held, student housing owner-operators, along with Centaline Investment Management Co., a diversified platform with 13 divisions, offering professional advisory and transactional services for real estate investments and …

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The Dow Hotel Company Promotes Steve Griffin to EVP & Chief Financial Officer and Randall King to EVP & Chief Operating Officer

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Officials of The Dow Hotel Company (DHC), a leading national hotel owner/investor and operator, today promoted Steve Griffin to executive vice-president & chief financial officer and Randall King to executive vice-president & chief operating officer in recognition of their continuing leadership with the company. “Having joined the Dow Company in 2001 and 2006 respectively, …

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Japanese Automatic Foreign Currency Exchange Machine Company, ActPro to Hold No. 1 World Market Share in 2.5 Years

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ActPro Co., Ltd installed approximately 400 units of SMART EXCHANGE automated currency exchange machine which can exchange 12 foreign currencies in Japan, in just 2.5 years. The automatic foreign currency exchange machines made in Japan are the world’s best, enabling currency exchange through simple to use touch panel operation and no longer need human …

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Viad Corp Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Earnings Call

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Moster and Chief Financial Officer Ellen Ingersoll will host a teleconference with investors and analysts to review 2018 fourth quarter and full year results. Our call will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 5 p.m. (Eastern time). We will issue a press release outlining …

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Vonlane Rolls Out Video-on-Demand Service on All Luxury Motor Coaches

Travelers treated to a host of new entertainment options while aboard Texas’ ‘private jet on wheels’ DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Luxury motor coach service Vonlane has begun offering complimentary video-on-demand services on all of its coaches. Passengers on any Vonlane route traveling between Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio can now stream over 350 hours of …

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Hudson Group Reports Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Organic Growth in Line with Expectations

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hudson Ltd. (NYSE: HUD) (“Hudson Group” or “Company”), a leader in North American travel retail, today commented on its preliminary fourth quarter and full year 2018 net sales ahead of its participation at the 2019 ICR Conference. Preliminary full year 2018 organic net sales results are in line with the Company’s expectations and …

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GEICO Notes 4 Uncommon Factors Cited for Rate Increases

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/auto?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#autolt;/agt;–Driving record and vehicle make are things that have always affected how much Americans pay for automobile insurance. But these days, a number of not-so-obvious factors have been cited as well. Here are a few: High-tech CarsNew vehicles come with a variety of high-tech features. While many of them are designed to …

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Starbucks Opens One-of-a-Kind Coffee Sanctuary in Bali, Indonesia

Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary becomes largest Starbucks destination in Southeast Asia New experiential retail format invites customers to embark on the seed-to-cup journey Indonesian craftsmanship and artwork pay tribute to one of coffee’s most extraordinary origin regions To support the future of coffee, Starbucks Indonesia commits to donate 100,000 coffee seedlings to farmers annually BALI, …

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