Singapore Airlines To Fly Nonstop To San Francisco, Suspends Sao Paulo

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced changes to its services in the Americas. The Star Alliance member has unveiled a new nonstop Singapore – San Francisco service and a second daily Los Angeles flight, while suspending Sao Paulo services from October 2016.   Nonstop Singapore – San Francisco to become Longest SIA Flight Currently served twice … Continue reading

Accor Acquires Grupo Posadas’ South American Portfolio

Accor has boosted its presence in South America, where the French hospitality group announced the acquisition of 15 hotels from Mexican hotel company Grupo Posadas today. Included in the transaction is a secured pipeline of 14 properties under management contract, which translates to greater accommodation options for members of its Le Club Accorhotels loyalty programme.   … Continue reading

South African Airways Launch Beijing Flights

South African Airways has launched flight operations between Johannesburg and Beijing. The Star Alliance member’s inaugural flight touched down in China on Tuesday evening, following a 15-hour journey with company executives, invited guests and passengers onboard.   Departing O. R. Tambo International Airport at 0020 hrs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, flight SA 288 lands at Beijing Capital … Continue reading

Splendour Of The Seas, Queen Mary 2 To Undergo Enhancements

With the latest generation of cruise ships boasting increasingly novel and interactive facilities, cruise lines are rapidly moving to upgrade older vessels to remain competitive and maintain a consistent offering within their fleets. 2 major cruise lines, Royal Caribbean International and Cunard, this week revealed details of upcoming refurbishments to their ships. The 70,000-GRT Splendour of … Continue reading

Emirates Announces New South American Destinations

Emirates has announced it will begin flying to Buenos Aires via Rio de Janeiro from January 2012, increasing its presence in South America. The Dubai-based airline is eager to open Argentina as a new market and build on the success of its services in Brazil (which it has served since 2007), positioning itself for the tourism boom … Continue reading