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Delta, China Eastern partnership expansion, Delta acquires stake
31-Jul-2015 :: Delta and China Eastern Airlines have signed an agreement to expand their partnership and better connect Delta’s global network with China Eastern and the agreement will include a $450 million investment by Delta to acquire a 3...
Holiday Inn Express to open in Bangkok's Chinatown
31-Jul-2015 :: InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Grand Uniland Company Limited to open a new Holiday Inn Express hotel in the heart of Bangkok’s vibrant Chinatown...
IHG signs landmark sixth InterContinental hotel in France
31-Jul-2015 :: InterContinental Hotels Group announces the signing of InterContinental® Bordeaux - Le Grand Hotel, France, the hotel will operate under a management agreement with Financière Immobilière Bordelaise...
Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square officially opens
31-Jul-2015 :: Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square is officially open, marking the second Hyatt Place hotel in the Middle East, joining Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga, and the sixth Hyatt-branded hotel in Dubai...
MEET TAIWAN embarks on roadshows to strengthen MICE presence
30-Jul-2015 :: Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore are amongst the countries in Asia to deliver the highest number of inbound tourists to Taiwan...
Hylandia by Shangri-La opens 3 August in Northwestern Yunnan
30-Jul-2015 :: Shrouded in mist and myth, explorers have long sought to find the paradise rumoured to be hidden deep within the Snow Mountains of northwestern Yunnan in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture...
European Chain Hotels Market Review – June 2015: Amsterdam and Hamburg take the lead
30-Jul-2015 :: Gross Operating Profit per available room (GOPPAR) at hotels in Amsterdam and Hamburg surged by 15% and 14...
Travelodge for sale
30-Jul-2015 :: The US-based owners of budget chain Travelodge have put the business on the market for a reported £1 billion...
Official launch of Banyan Tree Huangshan
30-Jul-2015 :: Banyan Tree Huangshan has officially opened in the misty awe-inspiring landscape of Anhui Province, east of China, enshrouded by the great Mount Huangshan...
Lastminute takes on new meaning and life with global ambitions
30-Jul-2015 :: As far as names go, you couldn’t get better than a name like lastminute, it’s one of the legends of the dot-com era, founded in 1998, and thus when it came onto the market, Bravofly Rumbo Group snapped it up and for a song...
Forecast predicts global business travel spending to hit record high
29-Jul-2015 :: Despite recent economic turbulence, China business travel will increase by 61 percent over the next 5 years, from $261 billion in 2014 to $420 billion in 2019 and that increase is greater than the increases in business travel growth in the ...
The who, what, where and why of souvenir-buying
29-Jul-2015 :: According to the second set of findings from the Holiday Inn® Souvenir Study, 70 per cent of respondents feel that souvenirs are an important part of the holiday experience, and only 20 per cent of travellers return home empty...
International travel on the rise among Millennial and affluent Chinese travelers
29-Jul-2015 :: Latest Hotels.com Chinese International Travel Monitor highlights younger millennials and affluent travelers fuel 20 percent growth in Chinese outbound travelers to 107 million and Australia, Japan and Hong Kong are the top three count...
Carlson Rezidor grows its presence in South India
29-Jul-2015 :: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced the signing of Radisson Resort Hosur, in Tamil Nadu, expected to open in 2018; ...
Business woman under 35 searching for clean, safe, loyal hotel with a human touch
29-Jul-2015 :: Finding the right hotel can be a bit like dating - lots of options yet limited availability and sometimes you need to experience what you don't like to learn what you love...
Data highlights how self-identified 'travel geeks' travel more
29-Jul-2015 :: They also take more spontaneous trips, save more money than other US trip-takers and it also highlights behaviors that all US consumers can adopt in order to get more out of their travel experiences...
Starwood signs St Regis Qiangdao
29-Jul-2015 :: St Regis Hotels & Resorts announced the signing of an agreement with Qingdao Conson Haitian Centre, a subsidiary of Qingdao Conson Development to debut the St Regis brand in Qingdao, one of China’s most prominent an...
Statement on first anniversary of MH17
28-Jul-2015 :: On 17 July 2014 the world experienced a shocking tragedy with the shooting down of flight MH17 on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur...
Strong future for tourism in Moroccan city of Marrakesh although challenges remain
28-Jul-2015 :: Despite becoming a popular destination over the past decade, the Moroccan city of Marrakesh is likely to be amongst those markets seeing a downturn in tourism as a result of terrorist attacks on neighbouring African and Middle Eastern count...
UK Chain Hotels Market Review – June 2015
28-Jul-2015 :: A cloud over London while the sun shines on the South West: ...
Hyatt continues brand expansion in central China with opening of Wuhan
28-Jul-2015 :: Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Wuhan Optics Valley, which has completed its rebranding, the opening marks the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Hubei Province of central China...
First South American property for Rosewood, São Paulo in Brazil to open in 2018
28-Jul-2015 :: Rosewood has been appointed by Groupe Allard to manage Rosewood São Paulo in Brazil, situated in the center of São Paulo, the hotel will be housed in a historic, landmark building which was formerly a maternity hospital...
TripAdvisor taking on Airbnb?
28-Jul-2015 :: Trip Advisor appears to be gearing up to take on fast-growing accommodation rental site Airbnb, sending an email out to key stakeholders over the weekend headlined: Rent out your space on TripAdvisor...
Study uncovers the world's most generous hotel reviewers
27-Jul-2015 :: Agoda announced the results of its most recent Travel Smarts survey, which shows the nationalities that give the best – and worst – hotel review scores on average; Russians emerged as the most generous, while travelers from the ...
India online travel overview: Lodging and mobile elevate the market
27-Jul-2015 :: India's online travel market is beating the odds, with online bookings continuing to surge at double-digit rates despite very low Internet and credit card penetration...
Tourico gears up to counter inimitable hurdles in China
27-Jul-2015 :: What is key to scaling up the high-volume, wholesale model in China? Tourico believes supporting hotel companies with right technology can be a major asset...
Gold rush in Iran: Boom in tourism expected
27-Jul-2015 :: Following last week's exclusive article on Iran's ambitious tourism plans by Joseph Fischer, yet another related and interesting news piece appeared: ...
Airbnb plans to expand further across African continent
26-Jul-2015 :: In the last twelve months alone, Airbnb has more than doubled in size in Africa and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky attends Global Entrepreneurial Summit in Nairobi with Presidents Obama and Kenyatta...
Niccolo Chengdu announce the arrival of the city’s first-ever tea sommelier
26-Jul-2015 :: Situated in a city with a rich history in cultivating unique artisanal tea, Niccolo Chengdu introduces Lily Zhou to lead an authentic and personalised Tea Ritual experience for guests at the hotel’s stylish Tea Lounge, set in the stun...
Help airlines do business in India
25-Jul-2015 :: The IATA has called for the development of a comprehensive policy for aviation aligned with the Indian Government’s stated intention to make it easier to do business in India...
Israel hotel market overview 2015
25-Jul-2015 :: Numerous international companies are showing increased interest in the Israeli hotel market, this article provides an insight into the country's tourism demand, its hotel market and hotel values and investment...
TSA Solutions adds the Tangla Hotel Beijing to its portfolio of more than 100 hotels in China
24-Jul-2015 :: TSA’s Front Desk Upselling makes an immediate impact in the hotel’s ancillary revenue and guest service, across room types...
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Mandarin Oriental, Milan now open
Friday, 31st July 2015
Mandarin Oriental is delighted to bring the art of oriental hospitality to the heart of the city, with the opening of Mandarin Oriental, Milan...

One in four companies do not allow travelers to use ride-sharing providers
Friday, 31st July 2015
Ground transportation usage patterns and perceptions in the business travel industry: Rental cars (36 percent) and taxis (24 percent) are the most commonly used methods of ground transportation for business trips followed by chauffeure...

Korean Tourism industry on the rebound as PM declares MERS All-Clear
Friday, 31st July 2015
The Korean outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been officially declared over, according to South Korean prime minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, the announcement was made on July 28th, 23 days after the last suspected case, with no...
 The Month's Most Read News
ITB Berlin 2016 Marketing Programs
Wednesday, 8th July 2015
In March 2016, we will be covering the world’s largest travel show again and the dedicated ITB Berlin news site's popularity and traffic is highly expected to increase once again as it has been increasing YOY...

Who's most satisfied with Singapore hotels?
Wednesday, 1st July 2015
Since the record-setting year Singapore’s tourism and hospitality industry experienced in 2011, Singapore has been one of the world’s most popular travel destinations...

Hotels by Day: A new opportunity for travelers and hotels
Thursday, 9th July 2015
A new company envisions booking otherwise vacant hotel rooms in efficient blocks of time during the daylight hours, generating convenience for travelers and profits for hoteliers...

New luxury hotels demand worldwide, more and more high-end properties in pipeline
Thursday, 16th July 2015
The hotel construction is flourishing worldwide – more than 5,000 new top hotels arise, especially the aggressive expansions by international leading hotel companies and the significantly changed quality requirements of the target and...

Sydney - the capital of Asia Pacific for hotel investment
Thursday, 2nd July 2015
Sydney is currently one of the most active hotel investment markets globally reaching near A$2 billion of major CBD hotel sales taking place in the past 22 months...

Maldives: A hotbed of innovative experiences
Thursday, 2nd July 2015
In the resort islands of the Maldives, the obsession with unique experiences never stops; ...


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