GLOBAL

MSC Cruises takes delivery of new, innovative MSC Seaview

The ship, with an iconic design and generous outdoor public space will be a game changer for guests who want to make the most of the sun and outdoors, while enjoying the sea during their cruise experience...

6 Jun 2018

GLOBAL

Belmond acquires historic Tuscan castle in Italy

"We believe this stunning castle, steeped in Etruscan history, builds on our past experience of acquiring distinctive, timeless properties and restoring them to their iconic status through strategic investment."

12 Feb 2018

EUROPE

Study: The digital future of the restaurant industry

How do restaurants use digital solutions - or why do they refrain from using them? What are their demands, and why is it worth it to drive digitisation in an industry that is still largely operated in the analogue world?

14 Sep 2017

ITALY

MSC Cruises takes delivery of next-generation cruise ship MSC Meraviglia

MSC Cruises recently took official delivery of next-generation cruise ship MSC Meraviglia at the STX France shipyard. MSC Meraviglia is both the biggest ship to ever be built by a European ship owner and...

8 Jun 2017

FRANCE

Booking.com to loosen grip on hotel prices in France, Italy, Sweden

PARIS, FRANCE: Hotel reservation site Booking.com will allow hoteliers in France, Italy and Sweden to charge cheaper prices elsewhere after legal challenges, the French competition authority said Tuesday...

22 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

SWITZERLAND

MSC Cruises picks McCann to lead 2015-2016 brand-building campaign

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: MSC Cruises has entrusted global ad firm McCann with spearheading its international brand-building campaign...

13 Jan 2015

ITALY

No golf for salvage expert Nick Sloane

ROME, ITALY: After rescuing a burning ship from pirate-infested waters off Yemen and salvaging a sinking oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, South African salvage master Nick Sloane faces his biggest test yet off an idyllic Mediterranean island.

14 Jul 2014

ITALY

Etihad buys 49% of Alitalia

MILAN, ITALY: Emirates airline Etihad Airways is to buy 49% of Alitalia, the two companies said after concluding months of tough negotiations, following years of financial crises at the Italian airline.

26 Jun 2014

ITALY

Cruise ship trial starts in Italy

GROSSETO, ITALY: Captain Francesco Schettino, dubbed Italy's "most hated man" by tabloids over the spectacular crash of his cruise ship Concordia in 2012 with the loss of 32 lives, went on trial on Tuesday (9 July) charged with manslaughter.

11 Jul 2013

NEW ZEALAND

NZ set to reap millions from RWC final weekend

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand stands to reap a US$62.8 million* windfall from the Rugby World Cup 2011 final weekend, according to MasterCard Research.

21 Oct 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Newspaper sites across Europe demonstrate growth in the past year

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing 368.6 million unique visitors went online in June 2011 for an average of 26.1 hours per person.

19 Aug 2011

GERMANY

German holidaymakers avoid Egypt and Tunisia

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The political unrest in North Africa has had far-reaching consequences for the tourism industry. According to GfK Retail and Technology, the majority of German holidaymakers have postponed any planned trips to Egypt and Tunisia and demand for the summer months also noticeably declined in the first few weeks of the year.

22 Feb 2011

UNITED STATES

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010

UNITED STATES

America still the most admired country globally

NEW YORK, US: The United States continues to lead the world in global image, according to GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, a division of GfK Custom Research North America and Simon Anholt, the leading policy advisor.

15 Oct 2010

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