Travel News: April 24, 2019

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Four Seasons to Launch New Private Jet Experience in 2021
Travel Pulse

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has unveiled plans for an all-new private jet experience scheduled to take flight in early 2021.

The luxury hospitality company has had tremendous success since launching the industry’s first fully branded and customized private jet in 2015 and is now seeking to further enhance the in-flight experience.

 

TWA Hotel rooftop pool to overlook busy runway
Travel Weekly

The TWA Hotel at New York’s Kennedy Airport is building on its existing partnership with Gerber Group, tapping the bar and restaurant operator to oversee its Pool Bar and Observation Deck.

Set to open when the hotel opens on May 15, the rooftop venue will feature an infinity-edge pool and a 10,000-square-foot deck area, both overlooking Kennedy Airport’s Runway 4 Left/22 Right. The runway is among one of the airport’s biggest and busiest, and guests will be able to watch jets from more than 70 carriers take off and land.

 

Accor to Open 30 Hotels in Egypt Citing Strong Rebound
Skift

Accor will open 60 new hotels in 14 countries in Africa in the next four years, its CEO for Middle East and Africa, Mark Willis, said.

Over the next two years, the European hotel operator will open over half of them in Egypt, which Willis said was rebounding after “external factors” hurt the industry. The nation suffered a terrorist attack in 2015 when an Islamic State affiliate blew up a Russian aircraft as it left the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in an attack that killed 224 people.

 

Influencer invasion as Pakistan launches tourism push
FRANCE 24

They are young, Western, and full of praise for Pakistan: Travel influencers have moved in on the “land of the pure”, but critics warn their rose-tinted filters are irresponsible and sell an inaccurate picture of the conservative, militancy-scarred country.

As security improves, cricketer-turned-prime-minister Imran Khan is keen to promote the nation’s tourism potential, with the government claiming it has eased visa restrictions for many foreign visitors.

The push has resulted in an influx of foreign travel bloggers extolling the virtues of its mountains and beaches, as well as its rich heritage and history, from ancient Indus civilisations to Buddhist shrines and Islamic monuments.

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