In February, Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced it acquired WorldHotels, a worldwide brand with about 300 properties. “There is tremendous synergy between Best Western and WorldHotels. By joining forces in this new partnership, we will create competitive advantages for both companies,” said David Kong, president

Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing opened last month as the first Mandarin Oriental property in the city. The hotel sits on the top floors of WF Central, a lifestyle and retail complex. The property offers 73 guestrooms and suites, some of the largest in Beijing. Rooms feature

Beijing’s new Daxing International Airport will begin operations before Sept. 30, the Civil Aviation Administration of China announced last month. At the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, held March 3, CAAC director Feng Zhenglin said construction of the airport’s main body

Wyndham debuted its latest lifestyle property, TRYP by Wyndham Savannah. The Savannah location is the ninth U.S. TRYP property, as the urban, design-driven brand recently opened in Newark, with an upcoming opening planned for Pittsburgh. TRYP by Wyndham Savannah sits in the Savannah Historic District near

Members of TSA’s PreCheck program, which helps travelers breeze through security, may face longer lines at security checkpoints as nine new airlines recently signed onto the program. The newly added airlines include Air India, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Elite Airways, EVA Air, Japan Airlines,

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru recently connected its first RoofSolar inverter, making it one of the destination’s largest resort-based solar installations. The installation includes more than 3,000 solar panels and takes up 58,000 square feet atop the staff village. The energy saved every year equates

The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin completed a €40 million renovation, unveiling elegantly reimagined guestrooms, suites, meeting venues and social spaces. A new restaurant, POTS, was also added. The design draws inspiration from 1920s Berlin and the golden age of German cinema. “The recent completion of this meticulous 40

Anyone traveling to Norway on business? We have good news! After four years and a $160 million renovation, the Britannia is open for business. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World group, Britannia is a mainstay in Norway’s luxury hotel offerings. After the much-anticipated

For the 21st consecutive year, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was named the busiest passenger airport in the world. According to the Airports Council International's preliminary world traffic report, ATL saw more than 107 million passengers in 2018, a 3.3 percent increase in traffic over the previous

IHG Hotels & Resorts commissioned a global study that revealed lack of sleep is a primary concern for travelers. Four in five respondents indicated they have trouble sleeping while traveling. On average, business travelers lose about an hour of sleep each night, averaging more than five

With one of the more highly acclaimed and profitable business classes in the air travel business, United Airlines is pushing its rebranded class of seats, Polaris, in an effort to stay competitive. Within the next few years, the airline plans to add to its growing fleet

American Airlines changed its service and emotional support animal policies, effective for travel in April. The airline already made widespread changes to its policies last May, when they implemented new rules to protect travelers with legitimate needs as well as keeping passengers and employees safe. The airline