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The TravelClick Perspective - March 2014: 2014 Outlook
17-Apr-2014 :: The hotel industry outlook for the top 25 North American Markets is showing an increase of 4...
Shangri-La opens in the Heart of the Himalayas today
17-Apr-2014 :: Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts' new 289-room urban retreat in Lhasa awaits guests eager to explore one of the world's most storied destinations...
Qatar to invest 485 million Swiss francs in new hotel landmark
17-Apr-2014 :: The top hospitality in Switzerland currently undergoes an incomparable boom: after international renowned large projects such as Andermatt Swiss Alps and the high end luxury hotel the Alpina in Gstaad another outstanding landmark project is...
IHG signs the first internationally branded hotel in Stavropol, Russia
17-Apr-2014 :: Set to open in 2017, the 242-room newly constructed hotel will feature the Holiday Inn brand’s signature Open Lobby with a dining area, media lounge and bar as well as state-of-the-art meeting facilities including five meeting rooms and a b...
MGM Resorts and Hakkasan Group create JV to pursue global growth in hospitality
16-Apr-2014 :: The joint venture hotel management company, to be named MGM Hakkasan Hospitality, is a strategic alliance that will focus on the design, development and management of luxury non-gaming hotels, resorts and residential offerings under the Bel...
Waldorf opens luxury hotel in Jerusalem
16-Apr-2014 :: Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, marking the brand's continuing expansion in iconic landmark destinations across the world...
Meet & Seat: Be social in the sky
16-Apr-2014 :: Want to find out who will be on your KLM flight? With Meet & Seat you can view other passengers’ Facebook or LinkedIn profile details and see where they’ll be sitting – long before your flight leaves the ground...
Chinese market to lead continued strong beef demand globally
16-Apr-2014 :: Market fundamentals remain very positive for the global beef industry, according to Rabobank’s Q1 Beef Quarterly report...
Luxury's got a brand new style
15-Apr-2014 :: The latest trend report about affluent's new values and attitudes toward luxury explains how to position your brand around customers' new expectations of luxury...
Changing the game on cyber risk
15-Apr-2014 :: Most reports on cyber security revolve around a common theme: despite heightened attention and unprecedented levels of security investment, the number of cyber incidents — and their associated costs — continues to rise...
Amadeus expands in corporate travel IT with proposal to acquire i:FAO Group
15-Apr-2014 :: Addition of provider of travel management solutions for corporations will allow Amadeus to tap into a fast-growing market...
Koh Samui hotel market update: Poised for further growth
15-Apr-2014 :: Demand: Growing prominence of Surat Thani airport as a secondary gateway to Samui, in addition to the existing airport, has helped fuel demand...
IHG drives more growth for the Holiday Inn brand in the UK
14-Apr-2014 :: IHG’s owner partner Dominvs Group has began construction on Holiday Inn® Manchester - City Centre and Dominvs Group has also entered into a franchise agreement with IHG for its first Holiday Inn hotel in Scotland, Holiday Inn Dumfries...
The worlds most unique water festival - Thailand
14-Apr-2014 :: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced the official opening ceremony of its 'Grand Songkran Splendours 2014' which will see fun and family-friendly activities arranged for locals and visitors alike, up and down the Kingdom of Tha...
Global human capital trends 2014
14-Apr-2014 :: CEOs and HR leaders see talent as a major challenge to growth; where should you focus? Our survey of 2,500+ respondents in 90+ countries reveals 12 critical trends shaping the human capital agenda...
Ritz-Carlton adds Tumblr to social media portfolio
14-Apr-2014 :: Ritz-Carlton is taking a unique approach to its newest social media channel by using long form storytelling, bringing the number of branded social media channels to twelve...
Marriott expands its Courtyard footprint in Eastern China
13-Apr-2014 :: Marriott International continues growth in China with the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott Hangzhou Qianjiang; Located in Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD area within walking distance to Qian Tang River, the 364-room hotel is the exciting new add...
Hotel chains in Italy, 2014
13-Apr-2014 :: Giorgio Ribaudo and Zoran Bacic of Horwath HTL, have produced an informative report on Hotel Chains in Italy; ...
ASEAN 2015: How can you prepare your business for what lies ahead?
12-Apr-2014 :: In light of the growing uncertainty surrounding the regional economic integration of ASEAN in 2015, being ready for what lies ahead presents challenges for even the most well-prepared companies...
News from around the EMEA region, April 12
12-Apr-2014 :: Hotel, industry and travel news from around Europe, Middle East & Africa; this week: Shangri-La At The Shard, two more IHGs for London, Centara opens Oman and more...
Forget cars, couture, fame or fortune, well-being is today's new status symbol
11-Apr-2014 :: Global study says that 62% consider maintaining a balanced sense of well-being as a status symbol; quest for well-being trumps booze and sex, nearly 40% of global respondents are willing to give up alcohol for a year if it improved their ov...
Labour woes not going away, S'pore hotels told to rethink design and business model
11-Apr-2014 :: Hoteliers who came to Monday's Tourism Industry Conference hoping to get some relief from the tight labour crunch in Singapore walked away disappointed but resigned to the fact that they have to live, or die, with the situation...
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Facebook and Twitter - Nothing there says Priceline
Friday, 18th April 2014
Priceline Goup, one of the world's biggest online advertisers, has said advertising on social media sites Facebook and Twitter doesn't work...

JW launches experience-driven CUR8 App for travelers
Friday, 18th April 2014
JW Marriott launches CUR8, an experience-oriented app that allows guests to share their favorite travel moments through digital videos on their personal social media networks...

Global training spending finally growing again - Part 1
Friday, 18th April 2014
If you doubted that the economic recovery was here, there is little room for that skepticism now: Spending on corporate training---always a good indicator of economic activity---is now climbing...
 The Month's Most Read News
93% of hotel guests are influenced by reviews
Tuesday, 25th March 2014
And those booking luxury establishments are no exception - ReviewPro has published a comprehensive report tracking which luxury hotel brands...

Hotel Opening Processes: Exploring better ways to open new hotels
Saturday, 22nd March 2014
The newly launched Hotel Opening Processes website explores ways to better manage new hotel openings and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the process...

College graduates not prepared for work
Wednesday, 2nd April 2014
Across the globe, employers are increasingly wrestling with a major issue: young people are graduating from colleges and universities not workforce ready, not prepared to take the jobs for which employers need them...

Hilton bans shark fin in APac region and promote equal opportunity for women
Monday, 24th March 2014
Hilton Worldwide announced that it will cease serving shark fin and stop accepting new orders for shark fin dishes by April 1, 2014; The ban covers all restaurants and F&B facilities operated by its 96 owned and managed properties acros...

Looking into Asia's emerging middle class
Friday, 21st March 2014
A look into the behavior of the emerging middle class consumers in India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam; ...

Follow up re TripAdvisor problems - thousands of reviews removed - but problems continue
Wednesday, 19th March 2014
A further analysis by KwikChex of TripAdvisor's daodao website following media exposure of a huge number of suspicious reviews has initially revealed the following:...


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