TODAY: China's domestic tourism expenditure increases, Rosewood, Hyatt in Jeju and more.
China's domestic tourism expenditure up 16% YoY.
According to the latest official data released by China National Tourism Administration, the number of China’s domestic tourists increased by 13.5 per cent to 2.537 billion in the first half of 2017, generating domestic tourism expenditure of RMB 2.17 trillion, up 15.8 per cent YoY.
Minor Hotel Group enters JV to develop AVANI brand in Maldives.
Thailand-based Minor Hotel Group has entered into a US$70 million joint venture partnership with Cyprea Group to develop the Avani Fares Maldives Resort.
Hyatt announces plans for Grand Hyatt Jeju.
The new hotel will mark Hyatt’s sixth property in the country, complementing Grand Hyatt Seoul and is expected to be the second largest Grand Hyatt hotel in the world.
The first resort of Rosewood in Mainland China, opens. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the ultra-luxury brand’s first mainland Chinese resort, Rosewood Sanya, on the paradise island of Sanya, on August 21, 2017.
How Technology is Helping to Increase Nightly Room Rates.
Corporate and leisure travelers are now used to frictionless online experiences that serve up solutions in real time with minimum effort.
They want choice– but also curation, so that they are offered the best choices filtered for their personalized preferences. Looking at booking criteria, nightly rates closely follow location on the priority list for a traveler’s decision-making.
Airport Hotels: The Stylish New Models Near The Runway.
Airport hotels of decades past were frequented out of necessity by airline passengers with cancelled flights or long layovers.
The new breed of airport hotel is increasingly focused on attracting travelers through modern design and upscale facilities – along with better connectivity to their next flight than ever.
Digital Trends for the Hotel Industry.
We’ve analysed the data from nearly 13,000,000 hotel website sessions, including digital transactions, booking patterns and more, and compared what we are seeing with wider industry trends.
Independent Hotels Are Booming.
Top 6 Hotel Success Factors.
Online Reputation Management - Meet Your Guests Where It Matters.
Three ways To Go Viral and Generate Bookings.
Most Read News:
Unplugged Collection announces additional features and upgrades: CTrip XML and more.
Quarterly Hong Kong and Macau update.
Which cities are the rising giants of the hotel industry?
My Impressions of Georgia.