Whether it’s because of their luxurious amenities, plush furnishings, or ideal location, some hotels just stand above the rest.  U.S. News & World Report recently compiled a ranking of the best hotels in Europe, combining guest ratings from TripAdvisor with the accolades a property has earned from experts in the travel industry. They also considered […]

Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Sainsbury’s Sainsbury’s former CEO Justin King poses for a photograph at the launch of the Sainsbury’s Summer Series at Stratford on April 15, 2013. Travel agent Thomas Cook is drafting in Justin King, the former boss of supermarket Sainsbury’s, to help it recover from a PR disaster that saw it crucified by the media […]

Reuters Sharon Wood (R), mother of Robert and Christianne Shepherd, arrives at St John’s church for their funeral in Wakefield, northern England November 7, 2006. The two children died from carbon monoxide poisoning on October 26, at their hotel while on holiday in Corfu, Greece. Thomas Cook’s Facebook page is filling up with comments from […]

Three hotels under the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Malaysia were recognised in the recent Smart Travel Asia’s Best in Travel Poll 2014 by its readers. The award makes note of Asia’s best business hotels, spa hotels & resorts, conference hotel, holiday destinations, cities for business and the world’s best airlines and airports. Representing […]

(June 4): Thailand’s political crisis, capped last month by a military coup, has sent tourists looking for alternatives such as southern neighbor Malaysia, with Bangkok hotel occupancies dropping to a four-year low. The CHART OF THE DAY compares occupancy rates in Thailand, Malaysia and the Thai capital, where anti-government street protests starting in October culminated […]