Owned by Jin Jiang, Louvre Hotels Group has announced a majority buy into Sarovar Hotels, which is being portrayed as the first direct Chinese investment in the Indian hotel industry, in a deal rumored to be an approximately $50-million buy for a 74% stake.The French hotel company Louvre Hotels Group’s majority buy of India’s Sarovar Hotels both expands Louvre’s presence in India and, according to sources, represents the first direct investment of Chinese hotel capital into India.While the majority stake in Sarovar is in Louvre’s name, Louvre has been owned fully by Chinese firm Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Group since late 2014.No monetary value or ownership percentage was officially announced.

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Passenger volumes at Finavia’s airports reached an all-time high in 2016. Both domestic traffic and international air travel showed growth. A new passenger record was reached in Helsinki Airport (17.2 million) and Rovaniemi Airport (490,000).A total of 20,786,846 passengers (20,083,297 in 2015) travelled through Finavia’s airports in 2016, showing an increase of 3.5% compared to the previous year. Of all passengers, 26% took domestic flights and 74% international flights. The most popular European destinations from Finland were Stockholm, London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Berlin, Oslo and Riga. The top 10 long-distance destinations were Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul, New York, Shanghai, Osaka, Beijing, Singapore and Nagoya.

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Cologne Tourist Board taking part in EU-funded project to promote creative urban tourism in NRW.Focus on Cologne’s creative scene and raising its international profile
Synergy effect for central theme #urbanCGN – cologne urban lifestyle. Cologne Tourist Board will today be presenting the new urban tourism project, #urbanana, at a roadshow with its partners Tourismus NRW, Düsseldorf and the Ruhr Metropolis. As the “Passagen” Interior Design Week kicks off, representatives of the tourism and creative industries will take part in a panel discussion in Cologne’s Barthonia Forum to showcase the ERDF-funded project. #urbanana is scheduled to run until 2020 and aims to promote the growing creative urban tourism segment.

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Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (16 Jan), launched €9.99 rescue fares on its Berlin flights to Bucharest and Sofia to accommodate customers who have had their travel plans disrupted by Air Berlin’s decision to cancel its flights on these routes.Ryanair customers can now fly to Bucharest and Sofia from Berlin Schönefeld on the lowest fares, with the most on-time flights and most reliable service. Customers can also book their flights, accommodation and transfers together through Ryanair’s new “Ryanair Holidays” service on the Ryanair.com website, offering Europe’s lowest price package holidays.

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Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, Nobu’s first European hotel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gigi Vega as Regional Director and General Manager. Gigi Vega will oversee all of the operations at the new 150-room hotel, opening in spring 2017, including the 240-seat restaurant and a forthcoming rooftop bar.
Gigi Vega joins from Nobu Caesars Palace where she was the Vice President of Luxury Services and concurrently the General Manager of Caesars Palaces’ lifestyle boutique accommodation. Gigi Vega is an accomplished hotelier whose skills have been honed by over 25 years in the hospitality industry. Vega established her roots in the industry with InterContinental Hotels Group eventually branching out into the luxury segment with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

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Dusit Thani Bangkok to host the first hotel investment event in Southeast Asia run by and for hotel real estate investors. The inaugural South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit (SEAHIS) will be held in June 2017. Dusit Thani Bangkok, the flagship hotel of global hospitality company Dusit International, will host the first South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit (SEAHIS) from 13 – 14 June 2017 – a brand new event for the region.Organised by HOFTEL, the world’s only global hotel owners’ alliance, the event will build on the success of the recent Gulf and Indian Ocean Hotel Investors’ Summit (GIOHIS), which attracted 34 industry CEOs as speakers, to bring together top level executives from the hospitality industry to share their wisdom and experiences in a series of debates, round tables and presentations.

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