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Millennials love going on city trips, and, at least some, are willing to spend big on travelling, with now half of all luxury trips being made by Millennials. These are the findings of a special evaluation of the World Travel Monitor, conducted by IPK International and commissioned by ITB Berlin.


Expedia Group announced today the acquisitions of Pillow, a software solution that helps building owners and managers empower their long-term residents to rent their residences, and ApartmentJet, a software solution enabling the rental of guest suites in multifamily communities.

flydubai has inaugurated its new daily service to Helsinki becoming the first carrier for in the UAE to offer direct flights from Dubai. The inaugural flight departed from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) and landed at Helsinki Airport just before midnight.

Anantara Layan Phuket Resort proudly announces it will be among the first Anantara properties to feature Mercedes-Benz charging stations for Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Anantara Hotels & Resorts is partnering with Mercedes Benz in this initiative as part of an all-encompassing campaign to promote an eco-conscious luxury lifestyle at all properties, including Anantara Layan.

As part of the pioneering brand that was the first to ban single-use plastic straws at all properties in Asia, Anantara Layan will continue to demonstrate support for sustainable options in luxury with the Mercedes-Benz charging stations.

ONYX Hospitality Group, has signed an agreement with a joint venture company led by Panchshil Realty to launch OZO Maldives.

Scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2020, the 200-villa private island resort will occupy a secluded island in the Raa Atoll, located northwest of the Maldivian capital of Male. 


The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released its annual Cities Report at the WTTC Asia Leaders Forum in Macau, SAR. The Report covers 72 of the world’s most important tourism cities, which together generated over USD625 billion contribution to GDP in 2017 (24,3 percent of global Travel & Tourism GDP).


Hamad International Airport (HIA) has welcomed a total of 9,68 million passengers and handled 57,031 aircraft movements in the third quarter (Q3) of this year, making this the busiest quarter of the year so far. HIA has also handled 538,551 tonnes of cargo in the Q3 of this year.

Avis Budget Group announced an agreement with Ford Commercial Solutions to connect more than 35,000 Ford Motor company vehicles in Avis Budget Group’s US fleet.


Sydney Airport has partnered with large-format outdoor innovators, Wideopen Platform, to unveil one of Australia’s largest advertising building wraps across the Western face of the Terminal 1 International multi-storey car park.

Autograph Collection Hotels announced that it will soon debut the brand into Kenya with Sankara Nairobi slated to join the brands diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 150 independent hotels around the world.