Travel agents also edged out Airbnb as a preferred booking method of younger travelers.
Iberostar Hotels and Resorts’ launched a new brand strategy this week, including a redesigned logo and colors to identify three new hotel groups: city hotels, ocean hotels and classic and historic hotels, the latter under the name of “Iberostar Heritage.”
City hotels will be located in the heart of major cities, including Madrid, Manhattan, Miami, and Barcelona. This group features two categories: Grand and Iberostar.
The following group, Ocean resorts, are beachfront locations. This segment is divided into three categories: Grand, Selection and Iberostar.
The newly-created Classic and Historic hotels group, or “Iberostar Heritage,” is comprised of unique hotels with a special historical and cultural significance. They include hotels in the Grand and Iberostar Heritage categories.
Iberostar will also be extending its Grand category, characterized by its standards of luxury and elegance, across all three segments.
Over the past six years, the Spain-based company has renovated 70 percent of its portfolio, made up of four- and five-star hotels.
The world’s largest hotel company adds to its midscale and upper-midscale portfolio.
New sailings on the Seine offer specialized itineraries for families and adults-only.
Central portal for e-documents, itineraries and emergency contact information helps both travelers and travel agents.
The new program will be in addition to the standard FastPass+ system.
After introducing its projection-mapped light show on the Hogwarts Castle in December, Universal Orlando Resort announced it's bringing it back for 2018.
Whereas the previous show was holiday-themed, the Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle will showcase different elements from the four houses – Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin – all set to music based on the original scores from the Harry Potter films. It will kick off Jan. 31, running through Feb. 5, and again Feb. 7 to 15, at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure. Additional dates have yet to be announced.
Park guests can preview the new experience on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 during “A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018,” where it will run continuously each evening starting at dusk.
The trade-facing website was created in response to feedback from agents.
The company is looking to capitalize on the growing demand from Chinese travelers.
It’s one of the strongest quakes to hit the Caribbean in recorded history.