Grand Hyatt Taipei’s $100M Renovation Rebuilds Hotel from Concrete Up

The Grand Hyatt Taipei completed work on the first phase of a landmark renovation this month, unveiling 853 new rooms and suites in a design that pays homage to Eastern and Western cultural influences. After a re-imagination of space that...Read more

India: Second Annual CII Tourism Fest Set for December

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is organizing the second edition of CII Tourism Fest 2014 to take place December 5-7, 2014 in Chandigarh. CII Tourism Fest 2013included more than 80...Read more

Laos: Rescued Lao Elephants Star in New Luang Prabang Getaway

A summer sojourn in the one-time residence of Lao royalty and a close encounter with the country’s gentle elephants are the cornerstones of the latest holiday deal out of Luang Prabang. Villa Maly Boutique Hotel, a 33-room enclave anchored on...Read more

Palau: Maduro Dive Fanta-Seas Offering Big Second Diver Discounts on Palau Package

Maduro Dive Fanta-Seas, a leader in dive travel, is offering dive packages to nearly 40 countries worldwide. Currently there are over 225 resorts and adventure operators along with 50 liveaboard dive vessels in their “Select Dive Destinations” program. Maduro is...Read more

Queensland, Australia Debuts Oceans Away Vacations by Jean-Michel Cousteau

Queensland, Australia is inviting aquatic travelers to explore the Great Barrier Reef with Oceans Away Vacations, creative dive-inspired vacation packages launched by French explorer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau in partnership with Stella Travel Services USA (Islands in the Sun, Travel2,...Read more

Australia: One&Only Hayman Island Launches Spa and Fitness Programs

One & Only Hayman Island, the renovated private island resort on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, opened on July 1, 2014 with a brand-new spa, featuring a range of signature spa and beauty treatments offering a distinct sense of place. The...Read more

Fiji Airways Co-Sponsors ‘Travel2 Cares’ Initiative

Fiji Airways has partnered with Travel2, Tourism Fiji, and the Foundation for the Education of Needy Children in Fiji (FENC Fiji) in a collective effort to give back to Fiji through the “Travel2 Cares” initiative. “Travel2 Cares” is a philanthropic...Read more

G Adventures Offering 20% Discount on All New Zealand Trips Through June 30

Leading small-group adventure travel tour operator G Adventures announced a partnership with Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand. Through June 30, 2014, US agents’ clients can save 20% on all New Zealand trips offered by the tour operator, for...Read more

Qantas Observes 60th Year of U.S. Service

Qantas celebrated the 60th anniversary of its first trans-Pacific services to the USA last month. On May 15, 1954, a 60-passenger Qantas Lockheed Super Constellation aircraft departed Sydney for San Francisco and Vancouver. The journey to San Francisco took around...Read more

Vietnam: Saigon’s Caravelle Starts Work on Major Renovation

One of Vietnam’s most historic hospitality establishments is getting a new face this summer, as the Caravelle Hotel embarks on its most significant renovation in 15 years. Situated for 55 years on a prime corner of bustling Lam Son Square...Read more