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HVS releases 2015 US hotel valuation index
3-Jun-2015 :: HVS, the world’s leading hospitality consulting and valuation firm, in collaboration with Smith Travel Research, is pleased to deliver the 2015 US Hotel Valuation Index (HVI)...
News from around the Asia Pacific region, June 3
3-Jun-2015 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; Aiken Spence adds two new properties in the Maldives, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts unveiled its first property in Bangkok and more...
Air China sets its sight on top level personalization
3-Jun-2015 :: Chinese carriers generally lag behind their counterparts in the US when it comes to personalization, but things are evolving, says Air China’s Fajin Hu...
Alila Hotels & Resorts to launch three new properties this autumn
3-Jun-2015 :: Alila Hotels & Resorts, one of the most innovative boutique hotel groups renowned for their architecture, design and strict eco credentials, will launch three new properties in Autumn 2015...
World’s largest Holiday Inn hotel set to open in Makkah in late 2015
2-Jun-2015 :: 5,154-room Holiday Inn Makkah Abraaj Al Tayseer to cater to religious tourism growth...
Starwood's 'Sheraton 2020' plan, vision to accelerated growth
2-Jun-2015 :: 'Sheraton 2020' plan is underway featuring $100 million marketing campaign, launch of new Sheraton Grand tier, design innovation, enhanced service and accelerated growth...
GOPPAR forecasts vary across Europe and MENA markets
2-Jun-2015 :: Drilling down to the all important metric of gross operating profits per available room, or GOPPAR for short, hotels throughout Europe and MENA will experience varying levels of profits through 2017 according to the latest quarterly forecas...
Hilton kicks off team member appreciation week to celebrate the heart of Hilton
2-Jun-2015 :: To commemorate the company's 96th birthday and honor its Team Members, Hilton Worldwide kicks off its inaugural Team Member Appreciation Week with celebrations at properties and corporate offices around the world...
Hotel executives dissatisfied with sales and revenue management incentive compensation plans
2-Jun-2015 :: Hotel sales and revenue management teams are accountable for delivering profitable business to their properties; ...
Amsterdam's hotel market shows record growth while further development is pushed out-of-town
2-Jun-2015 :: Tighter planning regulations in central Amsterdam will mean future hotel development will continue to be concentrated outside the city centre where properties in non-tourist locations face particular challenges attracting guests...
Mobilegeddon like Y2K – Much hype, little impact
2-Jun-2015 :: Well, Google's forecast mobile apocalypse has been and gone and nothing much has changed...
Dusit enters Shanghai
1-Jun-2015 :: Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts, the Chinese JV hotel management company of Bangkok-based Dusit International, announces it has secured two new hotel projects in China’s financial capital...
China tells a mixed story in well-being
1-Jun-2015 :: More than half of the global population lives in countries that are weak and falling behind the rest of the world across four key sustainability measures: income equality, civil society, governance, and environment...
Singapore Alila creates a global, lifestyle hotel management company with San-Francisco Commune
1-Jun-2015 :: This alliance is the result of Geolo Capital, the private equity firm that owns Commune, acquiring an interest in Alila, an Asian lifestyle hotel company, it will allow Alila and Commune to leverage their combined strengths and collective e...
The State of Startups 2005-2014: Ground transportation captures record share of travel startup funding
1-Jun-2015 :: Investors have poured more than US$12 billion into travel startups founded over the past decade – and more than half of that funding was raised in 2014 alone...
Hilton Hotels & Resorts opens first hotel in Yunnan, China
1-Jun-2015 :: Owned by Yunnan Metropolitan City Investment Group and managed by Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Yuxi Fuxian Lake is located on the northeast coast of landmark destination Fuxian Lake...
Sabre’s Flight Explorer expands tracking data to increase global coverage
1-Jun-2015 :: NextGen technology supports airline efficiency and fuel savings; ...
Content Marketing ~ Submit your Releases and News
1-Jun-2015 :: Content marketing is the most valuable technique available to a hotel marketer; It can help you to raise brand awareness and showcase what is unique about your hotel, making it more than just a place to stay...
OTA commissions won't rise? ACCC looks foolish after latest rate increases
31-May-2015 :: The ACCC - Australia's so-called competition watchdog - is looking naive and ignorant after Hooroo this week became the latest online travel agent to raise its commissions following Expedia's acquisition of Wotif while industry giant Bookin...
PATA to join hands with Nepal's Tourism Fraternity to prepare a tourism recovery plan
31-May-2015 :: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has taken the initiative to help and support the bounce back campaign for Nepal’s Tourism Industry; ...
Starwood debuts in Myanmar with the Sheraton brand
30-May-2015 :: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced its market debut in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar with the signing of Sheraton Yangon Hotel, a new build property in the dynamic capital city...
UNWTO Conference to address quality in Mediterranean destinations
30-May-2015 :: The ability to offer a high-quality experience is a crucial element for tourism competitiveness in Mediterranean destinations...
MENA Chain Hotels Market Review – April 2015: Amman and Dubai hotels witness profit decline
30-May-2015 :: In April, a 10.8 percentage point reduction in occupancy levels to 62.3% had a direct impact on the performance of Amman hotels....
First Holiday Inn hotel in Cúcuta, Colombia opens its doors
29-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
29-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...
NYC: Record number of hotel assignments, development projects in 2014
29-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
29-May-2015 :: Last month marked the official launch of the Hotel Productivity Centre (HPC) to help the hotel industry achieve productivity-driven growth; ...
Cruise industry continues commitment and initiatives to advance environmental stewardship
29-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 wa...
Marriott International's Asia-Pacific region celebrates two milestone openings
29-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...
Accor sells & franchise-back of seven hotels in the United Kingdom and Ireland for €38 million
29-May-2015 :: As part of the Group’s strategy to restructure the assets of HotelInvest, its hotel owner and investor business, Accor announces the sale and franchise-back of seven hotels (708 rooms) for €32...
Why Investors invest in Portugal - Seeking Investors
29-May-2015 :: Coupled with the security of investments, a vibrant local economy, and political stability, people continue to look to Portugal not only for property investment, but short and long-term tourism, especially during the Northern-European Winte...
Malaysia Airlines is placed into receivership
28-May-2015 :: Malaysian Airline System Berhad (MAS) was placed into receivership on May 25th as the company transitions to a new company Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB);  The transfer of assets will occur on September 1, 2015...
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White Paper: Digital Travel Marketing in 2015
Wednesday, 3rd June 2015
Discover how travel and tourism brands are adapting to the great consumer power shift by transforming their digital channels...

Excerpts: China Hotel Investment Watch 2015
Wednesday, 3rd June 2015
The annual China Hotel Investment Watch, now in its sixth edition, serves as an important indicator of the investment climate in the Chinese hotel market for stakeholders in their effort to evolve the Chinese hotel industry to the next leve...

Starwood launches mobile events app globally
Wednesday, 3rd June 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced its referral partnership with Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform and PSAV, a technology service provider, to offer CrowdCompass by Cvent mobile ...
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News from around the Asia Pacific region, May 25
Monday, 25th May 2015
Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; Accor opens two in Bintan, Thailand and Myanmar promote tourism to the US and European travelers together, light at the end of the tunnel for Ulaanbaatar Hotels? and more...

Millennials and their luxury aspirations
Friday, 22nd May 2015
The consumer market is poised to experience the biggest generational shift in wealth and affluence since the Baby Boomers emerged as the core target market...

The World Happiness Report 2015
Wednesday, 6th May 2015
The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey and reviews the state of happiness in the world today and show how the new science of happiness explains personal and national variations in happiness...

Paris earns the distinction 'world’s number one destination for international congresses'
Friday, 15th May 2015
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the international organizationthat is a reference for the market, has just declared Paris – for the second consecutive year – the'world’s leading city for hosti...

IHG sign multi-deal in Kuwait
Thursday, 14th May 2015
InterContinental Hotels Group announced the signing of management agreements with Al Baraka General Trading and Contracting Company, owned by leading Kuwaiti conglomerate Bukhamseen Holding Group, to develop three hotels in Kuwait...

News from around the Asia Pacific region, May 12
Tuesday, 12th May 2015
Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; Hong Kong visitor arrivals continue to slide, Thai based Fico Group expands, Starwood focuses on Philippines and more...


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