What to expect from the travel industry in 2023: Trends and predictions

The year 2022 has been a recovery era for the travel industry. The post-covid year brought about more confidence and loosened restrictions in the travel industry as opposed to 2020 and 2021. While some European countries still imposed restrictions upon entry, such as demanding proof of vaccination in 2022, many other countries have returned to their former entry model before the global pandemic.

Nobu Hospitality to further expand global footprint in 2023

Nobu Hospitality will open five new hotels in 2023, including Rome, Marrakech, Atlantic City, San Sebastián, and Toronto. With recent announcements of Bangkok and Abu Dhabi, the 32nd property to join the portfolio, the brand continues to grow globally with a strong development pipeline.

The Pines Resort opens the first skate rink at Bass Lake

Lace up your skates and get your winter gear ready to enjoy this season at Bass Lake. The Pines Resort is happy to announce that this winter, a stunning Glice (artificial ice) skate rink will be added to its amenities. The Pines Resort, located on the North Shore of Bass Lake, already consists of a hotel with 84 chalets, 20 suites, and multiple rental homes. Two on site restaurants, a wedding venue, market, bar, and an outdoor pool are some of the amenities available to their guests. The facility is open year-round.

Meliá Hotels and Rafa Nadal create a hotel brand named ZEL

The tennis player Rafael Nadal and Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of Meliá Hotels International, presented the hotel brand ZEL today in Madrid. ZEL is a new brand of resort and urban leisure hotels that will first begin to operate in Spain, and then later in key destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and America.

LBA Hospitality hits 50 years in the industry and 100 Hotels

LBA Hospitality, an Alabama–based hotel management company, announced they have reached two exciting milestones in the company’s history. They are celebrating 50 years in the industry and with the recent addition of five new third-party management contracts, LBA Hospitality now manages 100 hotels across the Southeast United States and now into the Northeast area of the country.

Anissa Helou named the winner of the Foodics Icon Award 2023

Anissa Helou, the author of numerous award-winning cookbooks, has been named the winner of the Foodics Icon Award by the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants organisation. Helou will be presented with the award at the second edition of MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, taking place in Abu Dhabi on 30 January 2023.

Atlantis Paradise Island announces Nassau Paradise Island Wine & Food Festival

Atlantis Paradise Island, the Caribbean’s most iconic destination resort in the Bahamas, is thrilled to announce its inaugural Nassau Paradise Island Wine & Food Festival (NPIWFF), taking place Wednesday, March 15 – Sunday, March 19, 2023. Tickets for the Nassau Paradise Island Wine & Food Festival are on sale now at npiwff.org.

Going out with a bang: Travel for New Year’s Eve skyrockets

For the first time in three years hassle-free international travel is possible again for New Year’s Eve – and travelers are jumping at the opportunity to take advantage. Agoda data shows a 29% rise in searches for countdown getaways compared to last year, and a staggering 88% more searches compared to 2020. To further prove travel is back: the number of searches even surpasses the data from 2019 – the last pre-pandemic year – by over 41%.

Fairmont Mayakoba named Best Luxury Resort in Mexico 2022

The results are in! Fairmont Mayakoba has been selected as the Best Luxury Resort in Mexico 2022 by Luxury Lifestyle Awards. Luxury Lifestyle Awards is a global award selecting, recognizing, celebrating, and promoting the best luxury goods and services worldwide.

Hard Rock completes acquisition of The Mirage Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock International (HRI) on Friday received regulatory approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission for its acquisition of The Mirage Hotel & Casino from MGM Resorts International. HRI assumed operations control of the property as of 6 a.m. Monday, December 19. Under terms of the transaction, HRI paid $1.075 billion in cash for the operating assets of The Mirage Hotel & Casino.