Month: October 2016

YTL Hotels expands portfolio in the UK

30 September, 2016: YTL Hotels is delighted to announce the expansion of its luxury portfolio with the recent acquisition of three properties in Edinburgh, Berkshire and London, strengthening the company’s presence within the United Kingdom. The company’s current portfolio in the United Kingdom encompasses The Gainsborough Bath Spa, the sole hotel to be part of the Leading Hotels of the World’s collection in Bath and offering the only natural thermal spa within a hotel in the United Kingdom, and Muse Bray Cottages, an exclusive collection of three bespoke private residences in Berkshire. Its expanded stable of iconic properties in the United Kingdom is set to offer more unique experiences for discerning travellers.

Make that South American dream a reality in 2017 with LATAM Airlines’ low season sale

04 October, 2016: South America is a land of unrivalled adventures, host to the fieriest festivals and home to a variety of diverse cultural events – 2017 will be no exception.

Next year, visitors can get back to basics with one of the world’s most fascinating cultures at Easter Island’s Tapati Rapa Nui festival in February, sip their way through a wine banquet of Argentina’s finest local nectar at Mendoza’s famous National Grape Festival in March, or strut through the streets of Buenos Aires and feel the passion at the Metropolitan Championships of Tango in May.

New Caledonia to host 2017 TropOut Festival

29 August, 2016 – The sequel to the most talked-about gay travel event of the year has finally been announced, with the next TropOut set to take place on the South Pacific island paradise of New Caledonia in May next year.

Fresh from the launch event in Phuket four months ago, the TropOut team has been scouring the world for the perfect destination for the festival’s second installment – and they found it in the French-speaking, palm-fringed coast of New Caledonia.

Travel Bites – September 2016

GTI’s monthly takeouts from the Australian and New Zealand travel industry

logo Flight Centre acquires stake in Ignite Travel Group

Flight Centre has acquired a 49% stake in the Ignite Travel Group, which operates the various MyHolidayCentre brands along with RewardsCorp and Holiday Exclusives with the aim of delivering new distribution opportunities to the company’s suppliers as well as offer new product options for Flight Centre customers.