TODAY: Barcelona and the impact on tourism in Spain, Four Seasons and Unplugged Collection adds new features.
Barcelona terror attack – Impact on tourism in Spain.
Following the terrorist attacks in Spain, targeting La Ramblas in Barcelona, on 17 August 2017, where 13 people were murdered and 50 more were injured, it is likely that there will be a short-term impact on inbound tourism demand with forecast demand potential reduced by 0.3%.
Based on Euromonitor International’s Travel Forecast Model, it is likely that the impact could lead to the loss of 200,000 tourists, which would lead to growth in arrivals of 2.8% instead of the forecast 3.1% for 2017.
Four Seasons open Kuwait.
Entering the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, eyes are immediately drawn to the dramatic staircase, spiralling 13 metres (43 feet) up through the soaring lobby, appearing to defy gravity as it makes its way toward the sky.
Frasers unveils refreshed Modena by Fraser brand.
Frasers Hospitality is enhancing and refreshing its Modena by Fraser serviced residence brand as part of its commitment to meeting the evolving needs of travellers through continuous innovation; Rejuvenated Modena by Fraser brand places simplicity, sustainability and holistic wellness at the heart of modern living.
Unplugged Collection announces additional features: CTrip XML and more.
Unplugged Collection, the cloud-based Front Desk software of choice for boutique segments and unique, independent hotel companies is pleased to announced several free system updates and upgrades.
Independent Hotels Are Booming.
If you follow hotel performance data then you know they are experiencing what can best be described as boom times and what’s most interesting is that independents are significantly outpacing their branded brethren.
So what is making independent hotels so hot? If Expedia isn’t the driving force behind this explosion in independent hotel ADR, what is?
Turning Trends Into Innovations.
Not only is technology disrupting the way this inventory of lodging is being delivered to travelers, travel industry innovators are also creating entirely new forms of inventory where selection goes well beyond hotel chains.
What’s driving this change away from traditional hotels? There is a myriad of factors at work: overall growth in the number of travelers, reality travel shows, magazines revealing hidden destinations, social and more.
Charming China: How to Cater for Asia's Largest Market.
The Great Wall, the Silk Road, the Shanghai skyline — China has something to wow everyone, but for travel companies, China’s real wow factor has been the country’s explosive growth in tourism.
Industry big hitters want to crack China. Recently Marriott agreed a joint venture with Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba and Airbnb revealed plans to hike headcount and investment there. But for those who don’t see such major manoeuvres in their future, what can be done to seize upon the huge opportunity that is China?
Online Reputation Management - Meet Your Guests Where It Matters.
The Power of Employee Engagement.
7 Trainer’s Tips For Hotel Reservations Sales Success.
The Components of Payroll.
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