SilkAir To Be Absorbed Into Singapore Airlines, Receive Cabin Upgrades

Singapore Airlines revealed today plans to absorb and integrate its regional wing SilkAir, as it seeks to create closer product and service consistency amongst its full-service offerings. The Star Alliance member will invest USD 74.4 million to upgrade cabins on SilkAir’s narrowbody B737 fleet that will bring a new lie-flat Business Class product to replace … Continue reading

Costa Crociere Targets Indian Market

Italy’s Costa Cruises has announced its upcoming entry to South Asia, with plans to dedicate a ship to the Indian Ocean region for its inaugural season. Beginning in mid-December this year, the 1,300-guest Costa neoClassica will offer sailings between Mumbai and Male, marking the first time a major cruise line is operating regular cruises in … Continue reading

Shangri-La Opens First Sri Lankan Resort

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has expanded its portfolio of luxury properties to Sri Lanka with the opening of a 300-room beachfront resort in the southern city of Hambantota. Nestled on a 145-acre former coconut plantation, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is an oasis of luxury framed by swaying coconut trees and the waters of the … Continue reading

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Offers New 137-Night World Cruise

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced today plans for a new 137-night world cruise onboard the intimate Seven Seas Navigator, which recently emerged from a multi-million dollar refurbishment. Following the popular demand of its upcoming 2017 circumnavigation of the globe, the luxury line will offer an innovative itinerary for 2018 exploring sensational destinations across the Southern Hemisphere. … Continue reading

WEI Retreat Debuts With Chinese Property, Plans Global Expansion

New Chinese luxury resort operator WEI Retreat has launched formally with the opening of its debut property, the WEI Retreat Tianmu Lake, promising a new brand of classical boutique luxury resorts centered around a concept based on personal warmth, the tranquility of Zen Buddhism and Chinese cultural heritage.    Located in Liyang and 2.5 hours … Continue reading