Vapiano to launch in travel hubs through partnership with HMSHost The two businesses have announced a partnership to open locations in airports, train stations and outlet centres in the UK and mainland Europe. The new sites will be tailored toward the demands of the specific travel locations in which they operate. Read more.

InterContinental Hotels Group partners with Al Hokair Group The new master development agreement will see the company debut its Holiday Inn Express brand in Saudi Arabia, with a minimum of ten sites over the next 15 years. The first hotel to be built will be located in Jeddah. Read more.

Ten Entertainment Group acquires two locations from MFA Bowl The £1.3m deal will take Ten Entertainment Group's total portfolio to 44 sites. The move brings the business in line with its guidance of two to four acquisitions for the year. Read more.

Ras Al Khaimah Hospitality Holding sees 17% revenue jump in Q1 The strong results follow the completion of RAK National Hotels' two-year capital investment plan. The group has benefitted from strong occupancy rates across its estate. Read more.

Taj Hotels to open first site in Saudi Arabia The company has announced a partnership with Umm Al Qura Development & Construction Company. MD Puneet Chhatwal noted that the move was part of Taj Hotels' longer-term strategy to focus on global growth markets. Read more.

Crussh signs deal with SSP to open in travel hubs across the UK and the globe The first opening, in Paddington Station, is slated for this May. The healthy food and juice chain inked several partnership deals over the course of 2017 to expand its reach. Read more.