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NEWS | GippsAero Successfully Completes First Flight Of New Turbo-Prop Aircraft

GippsAero, the Australian aircraft manufacturer and subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, has successfully completed the first flight of its new aircraft, the GA10. The aircraft, which is the first single turbo-prop to be designed and developed in Australia, is a 10 seat multi role aircraft based on the very successful GA8 AIRVAN utility aircraft.

NEWS |Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi, UAE Opening June 2012

Opening in June, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will welcome the brand"s first city hotel in the Middle East, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara. Located along a three-quarter mile stretch of Abu Dhabi"s protected Eastern Mangroves District, the hotel will be home to the United Arab Emirates" largest Hammam and VIP suite, The Royal Mangroves Residence. A quiet retreat from the bustle of the city center,

NEWS | DoubleTree by Hilton Opens Hotel in Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota

DoubleTree by Hilton Opens Hotel in Downtown St. Paul, MinnesotaST. PAUL, Minn. -- DoubleTree by Hilton proudly announces the opening of a upscale, full service hotel in the heart of downtown St. Paul’s thriving retail and business district, just miles from Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport, blocks from the St. Paul River Centre Convention Complex and ten miles from the Minneapolis Convention Center.

NEWS | DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in Okinawa, Japan

With work set to begin soon on a $1-billion luxury hotel in downtown Los Angeles, developer Korean Air revealed some details about the tower that is expected to dramatically alter the city’s skyline. The skyscraper will be the second-tallest structure in Southern California at 70 stories, only slightly shorter than the US Bank Tower office building, said Yang Ho Cho, chairman of Korean Air. The design is still a work in progress,

NEWS | Daiwik Hotels to unveil a chain of full service specialty hotels for pilgrimage travellers

Daiwik Hotels is looking to set up specialty chain of full service four-star hotels in pilgrimage destinations across India. For starters, the company has identified five pilgrim locations, namely Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, and Dwarka in Gujarat, Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh and Katra in Jammu & Kashmir. Total outlay is estimated at Rs 180 crore. The proposed five company owned hotels will be operational within the next 30 months.

NEWS | completes two-way XML integration for online booking with RateTiger, specialists in distribution of hotel surplus inventories via its patent pending opaque distribution model, and RateTiger, the rate shopping and channel management solutions provider have completed a two-way XML integration for seamless online booking connectivity. This technology addresses the growing challenge facing the global lodging industry - selling excess inventories online, generating high yields,

NEWS | Accor falls to 6th position in World Ranking following sale of Motel 6: MKG Analysis

Accor, Accor HotelsFifth largest hotel group in the world with 531,714 rooms as of January 1, 2012 for over 4,400 hotels in the world, Accor is going to lose almost 1,102 hotels and 107,000 rooms once the sale of Motel 6 and Studio 6 is finalised later this year. By removing these two brands from its network, Accor slides back a notch behind

NEWS | Citymax to expand with 10 hotels in Middle East, Asia in five years

Mid-segment or budget hotels in Dubai are expected to add 3,000 rooms over the next three years, according to a senior industry executive. “Our estimate is that in the UAE market, there will be a need for over 3,000 additional mid-segment priced rooms [Dh150 to Dh250 per room night] in the next three years,"

NEWS |United Spirits Limited launches three Jura whisky variants in India

United Spirits Limited (USL) has launched three variants of the Jura, single malt whisky in India. These three types include – Jura Origin, Jura Superstition and Diurach’s Own. The single malt whiskies won the Silver Best in Class award at the International Wine and Spirits Competition, 2011, according to a press release. Jura Origin is a ten-year old, honey finish whisky.