Radisson Hotel Group – Facts & Figures

Radisson Hotel Group (formerly known as Carlson Hotels) is one of the smaller hotel groups with just under 1,200 hotels worldwide. They are also one of the more difficult to track due to their complex ownership structure. With Carlson Hotels responsible for the Americas business and Carlson Rezidor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, they have operated like two … Continue reading

The safest and most dangerous countries to visit in 2020

International SOS each year publishes a map of the most dangerous countries to visit, based on their assessment of travel security and medical risk, including road safety. In this years analysis, Libya and Somalia are the most dangerous places. The safest places to go are Finland, Norway and Iceland. Much of Europe and North America is considered very safe, but a number … Continue reading

FAA downgrades Malaysia to Category 2 after Air Safety Assessment

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) does not meet international safety standards as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). They downgraded Malaysia to Category 2, which means Malaysian airlines like Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia or Malindo are banned from launching new flights to the US. Because international aviation … Continue reading

Review apause inn Taipei: A small, windowless room in a great location

The apause inn is a small hotel across from Taipei’s Main Train Station, occupying two floor in a commercial building. The rooms are small and many don’t have windows, but they are  modern, clean, efficient and very quiet. You’ll get a small breakfast and have access to a laundry room and even a small fitness room. If that’s all you need, you’ll … Continue reading

Hyatt launches new Hyatt Caption brand – another Select Service Lifestyle hotel brandb

Meet the latest Hyatt Worldwide hotel brand: Hyatt Caption is a Select Service lifestyle brand targeting young travelers and promising “alluring and approachable spaces, conversation-worthy food and beverage and experiences that don’t begin or end at the hotel’s front door”. If that sounds like the right hotel brand experience for you (or you still don’t know what to expect), read … Continue reading

Bangkok again the most popular city in the world!

MasterCard has published their annual Global Destination Cities Index and named Bangkok the city with the most international overnight visitors world wide at 22.78M visitor arrivals. Paris is in second place, followed by London, Dubai and Singapore. But Dubai is the city with the highest visitor spend at an astonishing $30.8B! Find out the Top 20 and where all those … Continue reading

Accor Hotels launches new sustainable economy brand Greet

Accor Hotels is one of the largest hotel companies in the world with more than 4,900 hotels in over 110 countries. It has launched it’s 39th brand with the first greet property opening in Burgundy, France. greet is described as a lifestyle brand that will be community based, responsible and non-standardized. It will consist of hotel conversions in the economy … Continue reading