February 2017

CWT appoints Dobson to senior business development role in UK

Jo Dobson has been appointed senior business development director for CWT UK & Ireland. She has been filling the role on an interim basis since December last year. Joining CWT 18 years ago, Dobson started her career at age 21 as a section manager, and five years later started her journey in sales. She will now be a member of CWT UK & Ireland’s leadership team. Dobson said: “I am

ibis brands remodel guest experience

Ibis has rolled-out its new guest experience which will see employees connecting with guests in a more social and interactive way, approaching to help guests rather than waiting to be approached. The move supports ibis as the benchmark in the hospitality economy segment while also proving its credentials as a customer service leader. The remodelled customer experience has been created to meet the changing expectations of guests seeking more social,

Global Hotel Alliance inks deal with Sabre

Global Hotel Alliance has selected Sabre Hospitality Solutions as an alternative distribution provider for its members. Under the landmark agreement, GHA’s 35 hotel brands, representing over 550 hotels, resorts, palaces and spas, now have the option to choose the Sabre SynXis Central Reservations as their distribution solution while still enjoying the benefits of GHA’s multi-brand Discovery loyalty program. “Similar to the airline alliance model, GHA offers independent and privately-owned hotel

Travelport signs long term deal with Marine Travel

Travelport and Marine Travel have signed a new long term agreement which will see the specialist travel company continue to access the technology giant’s Travel Commerce Platform and unrivalled choice of travel content. A long time Travelport business partner, Marine Travel is based in Canterbury, Kent, and caters for both the individual traveller as well as servicing larger maritime organisations every day of the year from their Canterbury and Manila

Here's a bunch of politicians 'dancing' to Daft Punk, and you're welcome

Help.Image: josh jerga/twitter By Johnny Lieu2017-02-20 09:44:46 UTC When Daft Punk shook up the music world with their brand of French house music in the ’90s, they were a revelation.  Two decades on, they’re one of the most popular electronic dance music acts on the globe. That means their music is prone to being danced to by people who shouldn’t dance. In public at least. Like a group of politicians

Guy sets new world record for most finger snaps in a minute

If you snapped your fingers 296 times you’d look like that tooImage: Guinness World Records  By Yvette Tan2017-02-20 09:18:39 UTC We can’t even begin to imagine how much practice this guy had to do. A Japanese student has just broken the Guinness World Record for the most finger snaps in a minute.  Satoyuki Fujimara snapped his fingers 296 times in one minute, on Tantei! Knightscoop, a Japanese TV show, in

Sweden's embassy in the U.S. is looking forward to schooling Trump

Sweden throws shade at Trump after his comments about a non-existent terror attack in the country.Image: Ap/mashable composite By Johnny Lieu2017-02-20 08:58:13 UTC So as President Donald Trump has already figured out, there were a few things that happened in Sweden on Friday.  There was the car chase of a drunk driver, a major road closure, and a technical problem in the rehearsal of the country’s annual singing competition “Melodifestivalen.”

The US wants to check Chinese visitors' social media profiles

Image: Getty Images By Yvette Tan2017-02-20 08:50:08 UTC The U.S. border control is seeking to check Chinese visitors’ social media profiles. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to publish a proposal asking travellers from China to disclose what social media platforms they use, and what their handles are, according to Politico. Holders of business and visitor visas will be affected by the move — amounting to almost 3.6 million

Chinese companies are torching trash off power lines with flame-throwing drones

OmgImage: Weibo By Yi Shu Ng2017-02-20 07:54:40 UTC That’s got to be the most metal way to clean a power line. Chinese companies have engineered an alarming-looking way of eliminating trash hanging on power lines — by torching them with flame-throwing drones: That’s right. People are reporting seeing these drones burning off items such as kites or balloons tangled in the wires, that are too far for staff to reach.

'Walking Dead' goes beyond Thunderdome in episode 10

We are never ever getting back together.Image: AMC By Laura Prudom2017-02-20 03:32:52 UTC This review contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 7, episode 10, titled “New Best Friends.” To refresh your memory of where we left off, check out our recap of episode 9. At last: Daryl and Carol are reunited, and it feels so good. Even if “New Best Friends” had been a terrible episode (which it wasn’t