Travel Business Review
Travel Business Review provides updates throughout the day on events affecting the travel industry. TBR focuses on all levels of the leisure and business travel sectors, from multinational giants to smaller independent travel companies, offering concise and informative stories as soon as they break.
Below you will find a recent sample of the publication.
Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels Appoints New Senior Vice President of Asset Management
Mark Brannigan has been appointed as the senior vice president of asset management for Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels with the purpose of expanding the company’s asset management business in Asia.
Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels holds full service, upscale hotels worth more than USD1.5bn in its Asia Pacific asset management portfolio. Investors such as private equity investment funds, institutional investors, private and real estate investment partnerships and hotel owner operators are among the company’s clients.
Brannigan had previously worked with Australia-based Lend Lease at the Hyatt Regency Coolum and Novotel Twin Waters Resort in Queensland, as an internal asset manager, and for InterContinental Hotels Group and SPHC as a general manager.
Conde Nast Traveller’s The Luxury Travel Fair Launched in London
Conde Nast Traveller is presenting The Luxury Fair in London in partnership with British Airways and Clarion Events, one of the UK’s largest independent exhibition organizers.
Aspects of luxury travel such as exclusive and boutique hotels, first class transport from yachts to private jets, spa breaks, sporting holidays, luxury tour operators and specialist holidays will be available at the exhibition. Some of the companies participating are Cox & Kings, Crystal Cruises, Exsus Travel and Leading Hotels of the World.
According to Chris Gallon, the shows director, the highest range of travel options available within the luxury market will be offered at the exhibition.
The Paramount Hotel offers Special Temperature Deal
The Paramount Hotel, located in the centre of Times Square in New York, USA, is offering guests a night’s stay at a price equivalent to the hottest temperature recorded during the day.
Rates generally begin from USD255 per night. However, under this new offering, a guest purchasing a three night stay will receive the third night at a rate equal to the predicted highest temperature for that day. A 20% discount at the hotel’s Mezzanine restaurant and Paramount and Lobby Bars is also being made available. The special temperature rate is valid only for the third night and is based on availability.
US Airways Starts New Services to Destinations in Europe
US Airways (NYSE:LCC), a member of Star Alliance, has started new services from Philadelphia to Milan, Italy, Stockholm, Sweden, Lisbon and Portugal.
US Airways now offers 19 daily flights to 16 cities in ten countries throughout Europe. 450 daily flights to more than 100 non-stop destinations are now being offered by US Airways from the Philadelphia hub.
Melbourne to construct 20,000 Seat Stadium
A new 20,000 seat stadium is to be built in Melbourne’s Olympic Park precinct.
The stadium is to be utilized for rugby and soccer, and will include features such as a sports camp, an elite training centre and accommodation facilities for sporting organizations. The stadium will also be utilised for host game days, team building events, awards dinners and business events. The project is expected to cost AU190m, with the Victorian Government contributing AU149m towards this.