TODAY: Indonesia hotel watch, Ibiza in focus and talking timeshare with ResortCom International CEO.
Indonesia Hotel Watch 2017.
Indonesia is one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia with a population of around 255 million inhabitants in 2015.
The fifth edition of the Indonesia Hotel Watch highlights Indonesia’s current hospitality landscape, analysing domestic and international demand and hotel supply dynamics of classified and non-classified hotels.
In Focus: Ibiza, Spain.
Ibiza is a well-established destination with strong levels of occupancy and a high number of repeated guests, mainly in the summer months. Over the past years, the destination has managed to differentiate itself from its previous reputation as an island mainly offered for low-budget, party-centric holidays and is now considered as one of the most upscale destinations within Europe.
Hyatt opens its 27th Hyatt-branded hotel in India.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Lucknow, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Lucknow, capital of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in India, Hyatt Regency Lucknow is the 27th Hyatt-branded hotel in India and further expands the company’s brand presence in South Asia.
Talking Timeshare: A conversation with ResortCom International CEO.
It's no secret that the timeshare industry has witnessed its fair share of change over the last few years, especially with all the consolidation and spin-offs. Just recently, Wyndham Worldwide announced it will be mirroring the actions of Marriot and Hilton and will be spinning off its vacation ownership division, ultimately resulting in two publicly traded companies.
AETHOS Managing Director Andrew Hazelton had the opportunity to sit down with Scott Bahr (right), who earlier this year took the helm as chief executive officer of ResortCom International, a pioneer service provider to the timeshare industry.
The Rise of Content Intelligence.
If content is king, then intelligence is queen.
Content intelligence is defined as data-driven content marketing optimizations that are growth-driven and user-centric. Shifting our way of thinking about content marketing and how we design and create stories that convert should be 20% gut instinct and 80% driven by user behavior data. Obviously, you know your business and your brand. But let’s think beyond the basics and take a deeper dive into how your customers are actually interacting with your content.
Speak Up: How Voice Recognition Technology is Changing Retail.
Voice recognition technology may still be in the novelty stages, but as more people are getting used to talking to their devices, retailers have started paying attention.
Right now it’s being used for ordering groceries, pizza or coffee. For consumers there’s no driving to stores, logging onto a computer, or pulling out smartphones to open an app. They simply say what they want to one of the new voice activated devices coming onto the market from the likes of Google and Amazon.
Skyscanner’s Gareth Williams on How Its Bet on Asia Led to Its Big Win, Being a CEO and the Future of Apps.
The first thing Gareth Williams, CEO & co-founder of Skyscanner, says to me with a grin when I caught up with him yesterday evening was, 'I deny all rumours that I was offered the Uber job.'
Wishing Dara Khosrowshahi well (the Expedia Inc CEO has indicated he will accept the job as Uber CEO), Williams said, “It’s interesting, these horizontals which are getting into travel. Their job is to serve the full extent of what people want to use them for – and they have advantages, captive audiences.
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.