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

Flydubai Looks To Russia And Central Asia For Growth

Middle Eastern low cost carrier Flydubai is looking to Russia and Central Asia for growth, announcing an expansion of operations for the region. 6 new destinations will be introduced within this year, with the airline launching service to Mineralnye Vody in mid-April and Dniepropetrovsk, Krasnodar, Odessa, Rostov and Volgograd to follow from mid-September 2013.   … Continue reading

New Routes From Emirates, Qatar Airways

Gulf carriers Emirates and Qatar Airways launched new routes this week, bolstering the flying network from their respective hubs. Dubai-based Emirates added a fifth destination in the USA, while its Qatari rival looks to Central Asia for growth.   Daily Dubai – Dallas/Fort Worth Served with a Boeing 777-200LR jet, Emirates new daily service to Dallas/Fort Worth … Continue reading

Rezidor Hotel Group Opens Second Radisson Blu Property In Georgia

Brussels-based Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a second Radisson Blu property in Georgia. Designed by Italian architect Michele De Lucchi, the new Radisson Blu Hotel Batumi is located within a modern glass tower on a prime beachfront location by the Black Sea minutes from the international airport and with easy access to business and leisure addresses. … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Adds New Indian Destination To Network

Doha-based carrier Qatar Airways expanded its network in South Asia yesterday with the launch of flights between the Qatari capital and Kolkata, its 12th Indian destination. The inaugural service, carrying a full load of international media and paying passengers, arrived to a traditional water cannon salute at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.   Departing … Continue reading