Andreas Scheck: This is an award given by passengers, therefore, having been recognised by them gives us great satisfaction and it inspires us to continue looking for innovative ways to fulfil our customers’ needs and improve their travel experience.BTN: How useful are accolades such as the World Travel Awards for airlines such as LATAM when it comes to promoting the brand to consumers?AS: We have focused on understanding the new needs of the Covid-19 and post-Covid-19 customer – focusing on how much travellers value safety in their journey, flexibility in the purchase decision process and connectivity across the network. – Advertisement – OlderBTN interview: Alexandra Vila, global senior manager, brand strategy and communications, LATAM BTN: Can you describe the mood in South American aviation in late 2020 – are we looking for a recovery as we head into next year?AS: As IATA announced, we expect the industry to recover pre pandemic demand by 2024, at a much slower pace than what the industry projected. But we are optimistic: LATAM Group is ready to fly when our customers are by implementing the highest safety standards, offering passenger peace of mind when they purchase their tickets through commercial flexibility and servicing, to date, 106 destinations around the world. Our mood is of service: we will be ready when you decide to fly. BTN: How will the new LATAM relationship with Delta Air Lines help both carriers meet the needs of passengers moving forward?AS: Our long-term alliance with Delta is focused to allow our passengers to access more connectivity with our complimentary destination networks. This alliance will offer our clients a better travel experience between Latin America and the USA.More InformationLATAM Airlines Group is the leading airline group in Latin America with one of the largest route networks in the world, offering services to 145 destinations in 26 countries, including six domestic markets in Latin America – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru – in addition to international operations in Latin America, Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Oceania, Africa and Asia.Find out more on the official website. This recognition motivates us to keep improving every day. We have never stopped flying during the pandemic, despite the multiple restrictions imposed by the authorities worldwide. More than 33,000 people returned home within the region thanks to the special flights we carried out, despite the limitations of the pandemic. – Advertisement – Voters at the World Travel Awards have honoured LATAM with a number of top titles – here we find out how it feels to have won from vice president of sales, Andreas ScheckBreaking Travel News: Congratulations – LATAM has been recognised as South America’s Leading Airline by voters at the World Travel Awards – how does it feel to have won?- Advertisement – NewerBTN interview: Gloria Gallardo, president, Guayaquil Public and Municipal Company of Tourism – Advertisement –
In the eighth round of League 6, handball players of Borac defeated Sloga in Banja Luka with 28:22, and so, they’ve secured the title of the champion two rounds before the championship officially ends, reports sportsport.baIn Živinice, Konjuh defeated Čelik with 41:34, while Izviđač defeated Gradačac with 31:27.First ranked team is Borac with 21 points, followed by Sloga with 13, Izviđač with 12, Gradačac with 10, Čelik with 9 and Konjuh with 5.
Starwood announces Four Points by Sheraton debut in IndonesiaStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the debut of the Four Points brand in Indonesia, with the opening of Four Points Bali, Kuta. Located on Jalan Benesari Banjar Pengabetan in a serene area of Kuta—just minutes away from the renowned Kuta Beach and its nightlife, shops and restaurants—Four Points Bali, Kuta marks Starwood’s seventh property on the island of Bali.Owned by PT. Umah Benesari, Four Points Bali, Kuta features 185 spacious and contemporary guest rooms. Guests will enjoy full-service dining at The Eatery, a 24-hour fitness centre and kids club, all of the brand’s popular amenities including fast and free WiFi throughout the hotel, complimentary bottled water, and a chance to sample authentic local beers as part of the signature Best Brews™ program.“We are proud to debut the Four Points brand in Indonesia with the opening of Four Points Bali, Kuta, adding to our rapidly expanding list of dynamic destinations across the globe,” said Brian McGuinness, Global Brand Leader, Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “With this significant opening, we are confident that Four Points will continue to reinvent travel across the globe with its emphasis on stylish comfort and genuine service at an honest value.”“The opening of Four Points Bali, Kuta is set to meet the increasing demands for mid-market accommodations especially in Bali, given its approachable brand positioning of travel that suits your style,” said Charlie Dang, Regional Vice President, Southeast Asia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific.“We look forward to welcoming guests at Four Points Bali, Kuta,” said Masri, General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta. “With an ideal location for both business and leisure, our enthusiastic team is all set to ensure a great stay with all the extras that guests will love.”Four Points is experiencing incredible growth momentum. With 50 new hotel deals signed in 2014, the most in Starwood’s company history, the brand will surpass 200 hotels in 2015, with more than 25 planned hotel openings this year. The Four Points brand boasts Starwood’s largest and fastest growing development pipeline. Across Asia Pacific, Starwood operates more than 40 hotels under the Four Points flag with more than 45 additional hotels in the pipeline. Stay at the hotelSource = Starwood Hotels & Resorts