Snowfall has hit record levels in the Alps this month, which has encouraged British travelers to book breaks at European ski resorts, even though the pound has fallen against the euro. Holiday operators and resorts in the Alps have reported hardy trade throughout the month, and bookings for January are looking strong while snowboard and [...]

Donald Trump, a United States tycoon, has been developing plans for hundreds of homes to be built at his new golf resort in Scotland, but he has now put the plans on hold due to the property market slowing down, according to his managing director. The plan is to build 500 houses in northeast Scotland [...]

Premier Inns Introduces First Floating Hotel

Posted on: December 29th, 2008 Posted by Abi Bray

Premier Inns has announced plans for launching their first floating hotel, named the “Floatel.”  The brand plans on building the new addition to their portfolio in the Hartlepool Marina next year.  This will mark the first time that Premier Inns is to build a hotel on the water.  The new “Floatel” has said to be [...]

Kuoni Travel Buys Out Cotravel

Posted on: December 26th, 2008 Posted by Stewart Perry

Kuoni Travel has acquired Cotravel with 100% shares, which will be effective next month.  Cotravel is one of the leading quality educational travel arrangement providers in Switzerland in collaboration with the top newspapers and magazines in the country.  This acquisition will strengthen the position of Kuoni Travel further within the premium travel sector. Cotravel, who [...]

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Bahrain

Posted on: December 25th, 2008 Posted by Helen Young

International hotel chains have been looking to the Middle East for expansion, as they are attracted to the region by its tourism potential and relatively stable levels of occupancy.  Recently, Hilton Hotels announced that they have signed a management deal with Diyar al Bahrain in order to open their Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand in [...]

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, a brand of the InterContinental Hotels Group, which is the biggest hotel group in the world by amount of rooms, announced on Saturday that the Crowne Plaza Long Island-MacArthur Airport is now open, following being converted from a Radisson hotel. Gina LaBarre, the Vice President of Brand Management at Crowne [...]