New Year Travels

From the historic and marvelous views of Italy to the fascinating and rich culture of Istanbul, start the new year right by visiting the perfect vacation spot – hotels and other updates.


Emirates continues to excite travelers and aviation enthusiasts with the recent announcement that its first ever commercial Airbus A380 will have flights to Morocco and North Africa. The airline’s flagship aircraft will be flying to Casablanca on 26 March, 2017. The brand new service will connect travelers from Morocco to 45 destinations including Dubai, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Doha, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

For bookings, visit emirates.com



Etihad Aviation Group has approved plans to create a new European leisure airline group in a joint venture with TUI AG. The new airline will have a fleet of around 60 aircraft, offering 15 million seats capacity per year, focused on point-to-point flying to connect key European tourist markets. The group is scheduled to begin operations in April 2017 and will be serving a broad network of destinations from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

For bookings, visit etihad.com


Enjoy Istanbul without slowing down with Turkish Airlines’ latest innovation to facilitate passengers. Mini Port is a daily passenger baggage transportation service between Taksim and Atatürk Airport – an innovative service which lets Turkish Airlines passengers spend their day in the city comfortably without the hassle of carrying their baggage. This brand new app has been created in accordance with the Off-Airport concept which is now very much preferred by modern airlines.

For bookings, visit turkishairlines.com


For a journey back in time to 19th-century opulence, Villa Cora is set inside a centuries-old park overlooking the Boboli gardens in a converted noble estate. Its 46 elegant rooms and suites and magnificent common areas, offer travelers the opportunity to vacation as a Florentine aristocrat. The hotel also provides a complimentary shuttle for guests looking to explore the city nearby.

For bookings, visit villacora.it



With its front doors opening to the Mediterranean Sea, the Gran Hotel Miramar offers marvelous views over the Bay of Malaga. Showcasing architect F. Guerrero Strachan’s work, the property took five years to complete, finally being opened in 1926 by King Alfonso XIII as Hotel Principe de Asturias. This historic building has 200 rooms and suites and five gastronomic restaurants where guests can indulge in a multitude of dishes focused on national and international cuisine.

For bookings, visit granhotelmiramarmalaga.com