IHG Signs Tenth Hotel in Eastern Europe

Travel to Eastern Europe, for business and pleasure is surging, and along with it growth in the hospitality space. One key player, InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the largest such conglomerates in the world, has forged a partnership with Ghelamco, its tenth such deal in the region. IHG will be opening Crowne Plaza Warsaw Hub,…

Qatar Airways Continuing to Open ME to EE

Promising to further expand its reach into Eastern Europe, Qatar Airways will further expand its network of routes from the Middle East. The airline’s latest move is the introduction of a route from Doha, the capital of Qatar, to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the company’s fourth route to the area,…

UK Ranks Low in Broadband Speed

In a study by Cable.co.uk, the UK was ranked 31 in a worldwide survey of broadband speeds. Britain fell behind almost every other European country, including those in Eastern Europe, such as Romania, Lithuania and Slovenia. The average speed in the UK was clocked at 16.51Mbps. That means it could take an hour to download…

Car Makers Looking to the East for Growth

The IAA auto show is underway in Frankfurt, and car manufacturers are facing east in the expectation that that is where sales will continue to expand. Eastern Europe is buying up cars at a fast pace, and has been for the past few years as the population’s affluence grows. In Poland sales rose by 15.5%…