Now Open: Banana Island Resort Doha By Anantara

Thailand-based hospitality operator Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has opened the latest addition to its growing portfolio. Nestled in the Arabian Gulf off the coast of Doha, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers a paradise island setting accessible by a 20-minute luxury ferry from the downtown Al Shyoukh terminal or a 10-minute helicopter ride from … Continue reading

Costa Cruises Launches neoCollection

Italian cruise line Costa Cruises has announced the launch of the Costa neoCollection, a new style of slow cruising promising longer, leisurely itineraries and extended time in port.   Exclusive to the Costa neoRiviera and Costa neoRomantica, the cruises focus on creating a more intimate and exclusive onboard atmosphere. Centered around local gastronomy and small-group … Continue reading

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Debuts In Africa With Ethiopian Airlines

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its African debut with the arrival of Ethiopian Airlines’ first jet in Addis Ababa. Registered ET-AOQ and dubbed “Africa First”, the new aircraft touched down at Bole International Airport yesterday morning from Washington DC with invited guests, media, paying passengers and company executives led by Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam.   … Continue reading

MSC Cruises To Increase Capacity For South Africa Market

Italian cruise line MSC Cruises has announced it will increase cruise capacity to meet increased demand with the deployment of a second ship to South Africa during the upcoming 2010/2011 season. The 2,223-guest MSC Sinfonia will return to South Africa for a second season and will be joined by the 1,064-guest MSC Melody, a ship … Continue reading