Thailand, Indonesia and US properties lead on customer service, Agoda finds

Agoda’s annual Customer Review Awards returns once again. This year, the digital travel platform recognizes close to 24,000 properties in over 125 markets. Each of which have demonstrated their unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service, achieving impressive customer ratings ranking ‘8’ or above.

ABC Kids Climbing and Walltopia announce strategic partnership

ABC Kids Climbing, the esteemed organization at the forefront of youth climbing, proudly announces its strategic partnership with Walltopia, the leading provider of climbing walls and adventure solutions worldwide. Founded by the visionary Robyn Erbesfield Raboutou, ABC Kids Climbing has emerged as a global leader in youth climbing. This strategic partnership with Walltopia further strengthens ABC’s commitment to delivering exceptional climbing experiences for children and signifies our confidence in Walltopia’s unmatched expertise and industry-leading solutions.

Simon Prosser shares fitness, food and favorites ahead of second ascent of Manaslu

Fifty-six-year-old adventure athlete, Simon Prosser, is training to face his second attempt at the 5-mile high Mount Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world, on September 1, 2023. Sponsored by the physician-formulated supplement maker, 1MD Nutrition, and powered by their clinical-dosage MoveMD, CardioFitMD, BreatheMD and VisionMD formulas, Prosser is sharing his expedition with journalists, along with the most effective fitness tips, foods and products that help him summit.

North Dakota landscape awash in vibrant yellow sunflowers

In late July and into August, vast fields of brilliant yellow sunflowers blanket North Dakota during the peak growing season and visitors are awed by the landscape awash in summery hues. This year, North Dakota Tourism invites visitors to celebrate these picturesque fields with the inaugural National Sunflower Day on August 5, 2023.

Atlantis Paradise Island launches Shake Shack in the Bahamas

Atlantis Paradise Island announces the opening of Shake Shack, the elevated fine casual brand known best for its delicious, made-to-order Angus beef burgers, crispy chicken, hot dogs, hand-spun milkshakes, house-made lemonades and more. The first Shake Shack to open in the country and at a resort location features exclusive new menu items only available at Shake Shack Atlantis, a full 360-degree hexagon-shaped bar, and stunning floor-to-ceiling glass walls that offer up-close views of Atlantis’ The Dig aquarium – making Shake Shack Atlantis one of the must-visit destinations in the Bahamas.

How bleisure can boost work-life balance and how to pull it off

How bleisure boosts work-life balance and how to pull it off

Many employees find it appealing to blend work trips with vacations. From a logical standpoint, it’s a no-brainer. If you’re already in a new destination for a conference, meeting, or work-related event, why not take advantage of the opportunity and extend your stay to enjoy the new location?

Blue Water assumes management of Moon River Ranch in Texas

Blue Water, a renowned leader in the hospitality and leisure industry, announced that it has assumed management of Moon River Ranch, a property located in the heart of Texas. With its stunning natural landscapes, diverse activities, and exceptional event facilities, Moon River Ranch will offer guests an unforgettable vacation experience.

Bahamas to enter agreements with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation is leading a delegation of tourism officials to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for three days of meetings culminating in the signing of a multi-million-dollar contract with the Saudi Fund for Development to enhance economic tourism development in The Bahamas.

MGM Resorts named Best Company for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (MGM Resorts) has been named one of the Best Companies for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in 2023 by Black Enterprise, a leading media company dedicated to Black business and economic empowerment. This distinction highlights MGM Resorts’ dedication to creating an inclusive workplace that values diversity and provides equitable opportunities for its employees.

iQIYI launches first parent-child theme park in Beijing

iQIYI QiBubble Space

iQIYI, an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, opened iQIYI QiBubble Space, the company’s first offline parent-child theme park, in Yanqing District, Beijing. The theme park, marking iQIYI’s latest explorations in pursuing IP commercialization, incorporates elements from iQIYI QiBubble’s original animation IPs which provides an immersive entertainment experience for users.