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First Holiday Inn hotel in Cúcuta, Colombia opens its doors
Friday, 29th May 2015
The new build, 98-room hotel is IHG’s first property in the city of Cúcuta and the fourth Holiday Inn hotel in Colombia...
Hainan: The tourism on China's Hawaii is booming, 48 resorts in the pipeline
Friday, 29th May 2015
Paradise on earth: the sun-kissed holiday island Hainan in the south of China is about to be converted into an international tourism destination...
Record number of hotel assignments, development projects in 2014
Friday, 29th May 2015
HVS conducted a record number of hotel assignments out of its headquarters office in New York in 2014, their assignments in the New York City market grew by 24% over last year...
Singapore launches 'Hotel Productivity Centre', fosters a culture of productivity and innovation
Friday, 29th May 2015
Last month marked the official launch of the Hotel Productivity Centre (HPC) to help the hotel industry achieve productivity-driven growth;  Set up as a dedicated competency centre within the Singapore Productivity Centre (SPC), t...
Cruise industry continues commitment and initiatives to advance environmental stewardship
Friday, 29th May 2015
Each year, Cruise Lines International Association Members innovate to employ policies and practices to further reduce their impact on the environment, often exceeding international regulatory requirements; Air quality, recycling and waste management essential to cruise experience...
Marriott International's Asia-Pacific region celebrates two milestone openings
Friday, 29th May 2015
Marriott International marked a new milestone with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau in the thriving Special Administrative Region (S...
 Recent Articles  (Click headline to read article)
Recruit Your Way to the Top
Essentially a sales manager's primary responsibility is to recruit, train and motivate his or her sales force to achieve peak performance, of these three vitally important management tasks, recruiting is the least understood and by far the most challenging...
Hotel Front Desk Training Checklist Circa 2015
If someone would have surveyed hotel managers 15 or 20 years ago about the future role of their front desk staff, my guess is that most would have predicted that their jobs would have become much less relevant by now due to all of anticipated technologies...
Hotels in China Need to Dig Deeper to Handle their Distribution Connectivity Better
Hotel organizations today need to handle a gamut of distribution channels that can pave way for bookings;  The route to optimising distribution involves several key aspects such as connectivity (configuring transport types for each con...
A Few Qualities that Every Hotel Website Should Have
It is important to every hotelier that their customers have a good experience during their stay, however, it is also important to provide a great experience for them before they even step foot onto the property...
15 Weirdest Foods Around the World
From chicken feet to tuna eyeballs: here are 15 weird foods to satisfy the most daring of palates;  If a bacon sarnie just isn't cutting it and you fancy something more exotic, how about sinking your teeth into some raw whale blubber? ...
What Does Panera’s 'No No' List Really Mean for You?
It seems that just about every week we are writing about a consumer groups fight against genetically modified organisms (GMOs), additives, nanotechnology, or some other artificial or misunderstood food ingredient;  Although we’re...
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Fragile First Impressions: How Your Reservations Team Can Instantly Help to Improve TripAdvisor Scores
Friday, 29th May 2015
Exclusive Feature: If you have 60 seconds, I have 300 words that might help at the NOI line;  Let’s get it out in the open – most of the guests who book your hotel are first looking at TripAdvisor or a similar site, you probably do it yourself when you travel...

Dual-Branded Hotels: Do Operating Efficiencies Exist?
Friday, 29th May 2015
The pace of new hotel construction is picking up, according to STR, there were 1,003 hotels under construction in the United States as of January 2015;  This is up 31...

How Digital Can be a Luxury Brand's Best Friend or Worse Nightmare - Part 2: Actual Audience
Thursday, 28th May 2015
As a continuation of our series on how luxury brands should utilize digital in their advertising, consumer experience, and brand advocacy efforts (read Part 1 here), here is our Luxury Brand’s Guide of Digital DOs and DON’Ts for Product...

Protecting Revenue in a Competitive Landscape: Strategies for Independent Hoteliers
Thursday, 28th May 2015
Exclusive Feature: It’s no secret that the competitive landscape in today’s hospitality industry is more intense than ever, in the Asia Pacific region alone, there are 2,400 hotels under contract to be opening in the coming year...

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