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News from around the Asia Pacific region, Feb 27
27-Feb-2015 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; this week: Indonesian Rupiah remains weak, Danang gets a new entertainment Park and more...
HSMAI collecting data for hotel digital marketing benchmark study
26-Feb-2015 :: The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has begun collecting information for its second annual Hotel Digital Marketing Benchmark Study...
Starwood partners with Uber, hotel company leads the pack
26-Feb-2015 :: 72% of the more than 290 cities where Uber operates feature a Starwood hotel; Starting today riders who are Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members have the opportunity to earn coveted Starpoints during any ride on the Uber platform...
Kids are the VIPs at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen
26-Feb-2015 :: Suite stays include a tiny tent, mini table and chairs set up in the living room as well as child-size plates and cutlery, mini-size bathrobes and welcome surprises to delight the young from age 3 to 8...
A behing-the-scenes glimpse of the making of a gala at The Peninsula Hong Kong
26-Feb-2015 :: Hong Kong is no stranger to extravagant parties and lavish celebrations, and on any given night the city is awash with exclusive soirées at which the city's glitterati, cultural cognoscenti and bright young things can be found...
Four Rosewood properties reach the 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating list
26-Feb-2015 :: The properties awarded Five-Stars Ratings include Rosewood Sand Hill (Menlo Park, CA), Rosewood Mayakoba (Riviera Maya, Mexico), Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort (Antigua), and Rosewood Hotel Georgia (Vancouver, BC)...
Travel sentiment towards destinations in Europe remains positive for 2015
26-Feb-2015 :: The first results of the Long-Haul Travel Sentiment Survey show strong potential for growth in key long-haul markets, despite political tensions, struggling economies and fierce competition...
ITB Berlin 2015: Follow the news as it comes in
25-Feb-2015 :: We will be covering the world’s largest travel show again in 2015 from March 4 till 8th and the dedicated ITB Berlin news site will feature the latest news, happenings, interviews with movers and shakers and much more...
Adrift by David Myers opens at Marina Bay Sands
25-Feb-2015 :: Marking his first foray into Singapore, award-winning chef and restaurateur David Myers unveils his newest creation, Adrift, located in the atrium of Marina Bay Sands...
Dubai's mega European Fam Trip
25-Feb-2015 :: Emirate hosted 72 key meeting planners and 18 leading business events journalists to strengthen awareness of Dubai’s premier business events and incentive hosting capabilities...
Starwood debuts the Aloft and Element brands in Dubai
25-Feb-2015 :: With 2018 Openings of Aloft and Element, Dubai will be home to all nine of Starwood’s lifestyle brands...
Lawsuits: A food safety help or hindrance?
25-Feb-2015 :: This likely will not come as a shock to anyone — or need a statistic to substantiate this next statement...
Cornell Compendium presents latest hospitality research
25-Feb-2015 :: The 2015 Compendium from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) provides a handy guide to the latest research from the faculty of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA)...
TripAdvisor acquires ZeTrip, Inc
25-Feb-2015 :: TripAdvisor has recently acquired ZeTrip, including its product Rove, the personal journal app that helps users log activities including places they have visited and photos they have taken...
Research finds Europe's private accommodations present a big opportunity
25-Feb-2015 :: The private accommodation market in Europe is significantly larger than in the US, more than twice as many British, French and German travelers – as a percentage of the respective traveler populations – have stayed in private ac...
Report reveals an increase in App hacks for top 100 mobile apps
25-Feb-2015 :: Arxan Technologies released its third annual State of Mobile App Security report, which reveals that 97% of the top 100 paid Android apps and 87% of the top 100 paid Apple iOS apps have been hacked; ...
Courtyard marks 1,000th hotel milestone
24-Feb-2015 :: Courtyard by Marriott reaches its 1,000 hotel milestone and celebrates on a global scale...
Shift of global economic power to emerging economies set to continue, despite marked slowdown in China
24-Feb-2015 :: The global economic power shift away from the established advanced economies in North America, Western Europe and Japan will continue over the next 35 years – despite a projected slowdown in Chinese growth after around 2020...
The future of hotels in mainland China
24-Feb-2015 :: Recent statistics of global travel trends project that the number of outbound Mainland Chinese tourists will double from an estimated 100 million in 2013 to 200 million by 2020...
BLINK to design the new Regent Jakarta
24-Feb-2015 :: Leading luxury hospitality design firm BLINK Design Group has captured the interior design and building concept brief for Regent Jakarta, as the world famous hotel brand returns to the Indonesian capital...
Chedi Andermatt named Switzerland's top hotel
24-Feb-2015 :: The most recent property to debut under the GHM banner, The Chedi Andermatt, has bested the playing field in all Switzerland, winning favour as the country’s top-rated hotel by reigning European Newspaper of t...
Kerzner International signs two One&Only Resorts in Mexico
23-Feb-2015 :: Kerzner International has entered into an agreement with BK Partners, a private equity fund focused on tourism and land development, to develop and operate two new One&Only resorts on the Pacific Coast of Mexico...
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New hotel building boom in the world's financial centers
Friday, 27th February 2015
The financial elite cherish luxury hotels, most new top hotels are arising in the world’s leading economic centers...

Third project from ONYX breaks ground in Sri Lanka
Friday, 27th February 2015
Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group marked a key development in the expansion of its Amari brand with a ‘ground breaking’ ceremony to mark the start of construction of the third ONYX project in Sri Lanka; Amari ...

AirAsia introduced the 'Asean Pass' to travel at ease
Friday, 27th February 2015
AirAsia introduced the 'AirAsia Asean Pass' and the 'AirAsia Asean Pass+' in an effort to boost travel by making traveling within the region a seamless experience...
 The Month's Most Read News
ITB Berlin 2015 Marketing Programs
Monday, 9th February 2015
We will be covering the world’s largest travel show again in 2015 and the dedicated ITB Berlin news site's popularity and traffic is highly expected to increase once again as it has been increasing YOY...

Caribbean hotels hit with TripAdvisor sticker shock
Thursday, 29th January 2015
Hoteliers take note: If you haven’t renewed your TripAdvisor Business Listing lately hold on to your hats, rates have gone up and in most cases substantially – like double what was paid last year...

Millennials and their luxury aspirations
Monday, 9th February 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...

Asia remains top spot: more new high end luxury hotels in the pipeline, 1,800 hotels planned
Sunday, 8th February 2015
When it comes to high-end luxury hotels in the Far East, the most extraordinary and exciting properties are arising, Shangri-La is a strong driver of the leading hotels...

Tokyo tops index of world’s safest cities
Sunday, 1st February 2015
Asian cities rank top and bottom of safe cities index, new definition of urban safety includes online environment, New York makes it into top 10, ahead of London, Paris, Madrid and Rome and wealth is no guarantee of safety...

Chinese enthusiasm for social media tails off sharply, quality of content concerns
Sunday, 15th February 2015
Chinese social media users are increasingly concerned with the impact social media is having on their lives, as the number of people who feel positive about social media has dropped by 12...


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