SYDNEY - Hilton today announced the signing of its first Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded hotel in Timor-Leste. Under a management agreement with The Lay Group, Hilton will manage Hilton Dili Palm Springs in the capital city of Dili. Construction of the 150-room hotel is due for completion by late 2018.
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines will increase its flight frequency to Paris to 10 weekly from seven during the Northern Winter operating season (October 29 - March 24). The three additional flights will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport, starting October 30.
SIA has also entered a new codeshare agreement with Eurowings, the Dusseldorf-based subsidiary of Star Alliance partner, Lufthansa. The new codeshare partnership provides access to 15 routes on Eurowings-operated flights -
SYDNEY - According to the fourth annual 2018 Global Travel Forecast released by Carlson Wagonlit Travel and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association,, travel prices are expected to rise sharply in the coming year, reaching nearly 4% increase in some sectors.
SYDNEY - Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings Club has linked with Velocity, the travel awards program of Virgin Australia, on points accumulation, award tickets redemption, and reciprocal elite benefits.
GUANGZHOU - China Southern Airlines is planning to fly three times weekly direct from Guangzhou to Cairns, beginning in December. The airline says the flights will operate year-round, providing direct access from China to Great Barrier Reef attractions. www.csair.com/au/en/ (ATI).
SINGAPORE- SIA has launched a new Singapore Airlines HighFlyer programme for SMEs offering more mileage out of flights on company business. The new corporate travel programme is designed to reward both corporates and employees when they fly with SIA and SilkAir.