General Travel News

Small Luxury Hotels CEO attends ITB Asia

Paul Kerr, CEO of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, attended ITB Asia in Singapore last week. During the show Mr Kerr shared the latest developments at the luxury hotel brand which is celebrating its 20th anniversary next year. Small Luxury Hotels of the World now has a portfolio of 519 small independent hotels in more than 70 countries worldwide. The brand has seen robust and positive growth in 2010 including an increase in reservations of 16 per cent year to date in comparison to this time last year and an increase in revenue of 12 per cent since January 2010.

Anita Chan, Vice President Development Asia Pacific at Small Luxury Hotels of the World, gave an update on the latest additions to the brand, which only accepts five per cent of the hotels which apply to join. Small Luxury Hotels of the World has added 47 new properties to its portfolio since January 2010.

Speaking at the Small Luxury Hotels of the World stand at ITB Asia, Paul Kerr said: "We have exhibited at ITB Berlin for over 10 years but this is our first year at ITB Asia. Initial feedback from our co-exhibitors has been very positive. We recently relocated our Regional office to Singapore and this event will help us build our profile in the region and to drive reservations through our GDS code, LX for luxury."

More General Travel News
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establishment of new low cost airline
Emirates touches down in Mexico City
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
Mona Vale Gardens

Mona Vale Gardens

Christchurch, New Zealand

Mone Vale Gardens is a preserved homestead of one of the first families that settled in Christchurch, the Deans. The homestead has lush green shrubs and well maintained bushes with exotic flowers. It becomes a hard choice to leave one garden for another in this green city! Tourists like to stroll in the garden before settling in for an appetizing lunch or tea at the Homestead restaurant that se...

Swiss National Museum

Swiss National Museum

Zurich, Switzerland

The Swiss National Museum opened in 1898, seven years after its establishment.  The building is in the style of a French Renaissance chateau, designed by architect Gustav Gull.  It has been expanded several times since.  The museum is dedicated to Swiss culture The History of Switzerland gives an overview of Swiss history and is a good starting point.  The Collections Gall...

Museu da Marioneta (Puppet Museum)

Museu da Marioneta (Puppet Museum)

Lisbon, Portugal

This magical museum is housed in the 17th century Convento das Bernadas and showcase all sorts of puppets the world over. There are familiar favourites like Punch and Petrushka but there are also Vietnamese water puppets, Sicilian opera marionettes and Burmese shadow puppets. The museum also offers workshops where children can try their hand at puppetry. Address: Rua da Esperanca 146 Tel: +21...

Nha Trung Bay Toi Ac Chien Tranh Xam Luoc (War Remnants Museum)

Nha Trung Bay Toi Ac Chien Tranh Xam Luoc (War Remnants Museum)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Previously known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this museum houses instruments of torture and photographs of atrocities committed during the Vietnam War, explaining the use of napalm, Agent Orange and the My Lai massacre. In the front of the museum is a collection of military hardware and the mobile guillotine used by French colonists before World War II. Location: 28 Vo Van Tan, Dist...