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Bleisure travel revisited
21-Jul-2017 :: This is our second look at 'bleisure', the combination of leisure with business travel, our late managing partner Roger Herman used to call it, taking a 'working vacation', but the idea was to spend part of the trip working and another part...
Trump hotels hit by 3rd card breach in 2 years
20-Jul-2017 :: Maybe some of you missed this amid all the breach news recently (I know I did), but Trump International Hotels Management LLC last week announced its third credit-card data breach in the past two years...
Dusit International to manage new five-star resort in the Philippines
20-Jul-2017 :: Thailand-based, global hospitality company Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) to operate the Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu, a five-star resort situated on the northern peninsula of Ma...
Phuket under pressure as tourism growth exposes flaws in hotel sector
20-Jul-2017 :: One of Asia’s most desirable tourist destinations, Phuket is attracting an ever-increasing number of international visitors to its golden beaches and turquoise seas...
News from around the EAME region, July 21
20-Jul-2017 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Europe, Middle East & African region: Dusit and Park Regis make their first appearance in Bahrain, AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen sold, Avani announces its first Mauritius hotel and mor...
Hurun Report releases Immigration and the Chinese HNWI 2017
19-Jul-2017 :: Chinese Immigration Index: The United States remains the most popular emigration destination for HNWI investment emigrants for the third year running; Canada, which has been behind the UK for the last two years, overtook the UK for the firs...
Staycity announces details of its new premium brand - Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity
19-Jul-2017 :: With the name inspired by Irish 19th century playwright Oscar Wilde to emphasise its Irish provenance, the concept will be rolled out across gateway city centre locations throughout Europe...
News from around the APAC region, July 19
19-Jul-2017 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region: Muji to venture into hospitality with hotels, BHMAsia to be acquired by Flight Centre, Fairfield By Marriott debuts in China and more...
The world’s first Hotel Indigo® in a resort location opens on Bali
18-Jul-2017 :: Bali’s most lively and storied village is welcoming the world’s most neighbourhood-centric brand in July 2017, with the opening of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, a village that captures the ancient and modern zeitgeist of Bal...
UNWTO hosts meeting of global leaders on fighting sexual exploitation of children in tourism
18-Jul-2017 :: The Headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid has hosted a meeting of experts to discuss measures the fight against child sexual exploitation in the tourism sector, the initiative is coordinated by ECPAT International...
Travel managers are unsure how long it would take to locate employees in crisis situations
18-Jul-2017 :: Three in ten (29 percent) travel managers report they do not know how long it would take to locate affected employees in a crisis; Overall, one-half (50 percent) of travel managers say, in the event of an emergency, they can locate all of t...
Six Senses announces plans to open its first resort in Switzerland
18-Jul-2017 :: Upon completion, the 47–room Six Senses Crans-Montana will operate under a long-term management agreement, the resort marks a significant milestone for Six Senses development and will be in one of the region’s most prominent ski...
Shimao and Starwood Capital create China JV
18-Jul-2017 :: Shimao Property Holdings Ltd, a Shanghai-based property developer listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and Starwood Capital Group, a US private investment firm, have announced plans to jointly establish a new hotel joint venture in China...
Dutch telecom operator launches WeChat Go card for Chinese tourists in Europe
18-Jul-2017 :: Dutch telecom company KPN has teamed up with Tencent, owner of WeChat messaging service to launch a WeChat Go SIM card for Chinese tourists visiting Europe, the operator announced on Wednesday...
Investment Opportunities: Hotels, Tourism, Travel and Related - Worldwide
18-Jul-2017 :: The global tourism industry is booming and is going from strength to strength with current markets still growing, emerging marketing showing hyper-growth and new markets being introduced regularly...
Rotana celebrates 25 years of success and growth
17-Jul-2017 :: Taking its hotel portfolio from 1 to 100 and counting, Rotana has evolved over the last quarter-century into one of the biggest home-grown success stories in the region...
Growth in mobile usage for hotel stays presents opportunity, challenge for hoteliers
17-Jul-2017 :: Mobile apps are becoming as central to the hotel guest experience as soft pillows, extra towels and a competitive price...
'Chasing the Chinese Dream' - Aspirations and dilemmas at the heart of China’s consumer economy
17-Jul-2017 :: China’s mass affluent population (individuals with RMB 650,000 to 6 million investment assets) makes up only around 2...
European destinations feature a rapid rate of expansion
16-Jul-2017 :: Europe continues to lure millions of international travellers confirming the tourism sector’s resilience to geopolitical uncertainty and perceptions of safety and security...
Long-Haul Travel Barometer
15-Jul-2017 :: The latest issue of the Long-Haul Travel Barometer indicates that travel intentions in Europe’s key long-haul source markets - USA, China, Brazil, Japan, and Russian Federation for this peak season (May to August) have slightly weaken...
The workplace of tomorrow thrives
14-Jul-2017 :: A Public Announcement from Chris Nassetta, President and CEO, Hilton:  At Hilton, our mission is simple - to be the most hospitable company in the world...
New report underlines key changes in Chinese outbound market
14-Jul-2017 :: Chinese travellers 'spend more but shop less' – new report underlines key changes in outbound market: shopping spend as a percentage of overall travel expenditure by Chinese overseas visitors fell in 2016...
Leonardo Hotels expands its portfolio to a new destination: Granada, Andalusia
14-Jul-2017 :: With the purchase of the Vincci Granada and its reopening as Leonardo Hotel Granada, the hotel group now has its first location in the popular Spanish tourist region of Andalusia...
TripAdvisor and Deliveroo combine restaurant delivery throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific
13-Jul-2017 :: TripAdvisor and Deliveroo announced the integration of Deliveroo’s restaurant network into the TripAdvisor desktop website, mobile web and mobile app experiences across 12 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Paci...
Serviced apartment operators embrace growth as they dare to be different
13-Jul-2017 :: As the branded serviced apartment sector becomes increasingly crowded some operators are moving away from the original extended-stay concept by embracing short-stay guests and adding a variety of facilities to their offer...
Shangri-La breaks ground for third property in Fujian Province
13-Jul-2017 :: Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced the development of a new urban resort in Fujian Province at a groundbreaking ceremony in the Chengxiang District of Putian, scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2020, Shangri-La Hotel, Putian wi...
Business travelers expect to manage travel on all devices
13-Jul-2017 :: The 4th edition Egencia Business Travel and Technology Survey additionally finds nearly half of global business travelers want perks such as in-flight Wi-Fi to stay productive...
It is our birthday today! Fifteen fine years of latest news, headlines and articles
12-Jul-2017 :: Today is the day that the 4Hoteliers website was established 15 years ago on July 12, 2002...
Multi-national study compares motivations, mindsets and shopping habits of travelers from eight countries
12-Jul-2017 :: A new study commissioned by Expedia® Media Solutions and conducted by Northstar Research Partners, explores the motives and behaviors of travelers across eight countries to uncover travel trends...
Hotel online booking: monitoring of pricing practices of online travel agents
12-Jul-2017 :: The CMA monitored a range of pricing practices in the hotel online booking sector in the UK...
With business travel to the continent on the rise, IHG expands footprint in Africa
12-Jul-2017 :: InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of its new Holiday Inn® in Mutare, Zimbabwe, the franchised property, owned by African Sun Limited, features 96 rooms, an outdoor pool and a meeting room capable of seating 250 people...
Investment Opportunity in Nepal | Entertainment Complex: Eco Resort - Horse Racing - Casino - Equestrian
12-Jul-2017 :: We are seeking investors for this massive and highly potential Entertainment complex located in Kathmandu, Nepal: ...
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IHG announces the opening of the largest HI Express in the Americas
Friday, 21st July 2017
InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the 44-story, 596-room Holiday Inn Express® Waikiki hotel—the largest Holiday Inn Express property in the Americas region and third IHG hotel in Hawaii...

Outlook for tourism in Israel strong
Friday, 21st July 2017
Israel’s hotel sector saw a relatively stable performance during 2016 with significant potential for future growth due to a rise in incoming tourism and expansion in the sharing economy, according to a new report from global hotel con...

Marriott’s revised cancellation policy, travel industry deeply disappointed
Friday, 21st July 2017
Business Travel Coalition conducted a 24-hour travel industry poll ending at the close of business on July 11, 2017 regarding Marriott’s new cancellation policy, which requires a one room-night penalty for cancellations within 48 hour...
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Eat your way around the world: The top destinations to indulge in global delicacies
Wednesday, 21st June 2017
With three quarters (75%) of global travelers saying that they would likely travel somewhere renowned for its great food and drink when choosing their next travel destination[i], culinary travel is a trend on the rise...

Women’s presence growing in hotel boardrooms
Monday, 3rd July 2017
The issue of diversity, and the lack of it, has popped up frequently in recent conversations with leaders in the hospitality world to the point where it seems that if a candidate for a job is neither female nor of a minority ethnicity, then...

Singapore Airlines launches HighFlyer Programme for SMEs
Monday, 10th July 2017
Singapore Airlines has launched an all-new Singapore Airlines HighFlyer programme for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to get more mileage out of flights on company business the new corporate travel programme is designed to reward ...

Four Seasons announces 2018 'World of Adventures' private jet itinerary
Tuesday, 11th July 2017
World of Adventures added as third 2018 Private Jet itinerary in response to high demand; leading travel journalist chronicles transformational journey aboard Four Seasons Private Jet: From the Seychelles to the Galápagos, exper...

News from around the APAC region, July 04
Tuesday, 4th July 2017
Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region: Thailand’s U City acquires 24 hotels in Europe, Mantra Group introduces new masterbrand and more...

Hyatt leads the way in latest move to balance OTA relationships
Friday, 23rd June 2017
In a somewhat surprising move in a year that has seen more reconciliatory overtures between OTA’s and hotels than 2016, Hyatt has given notice that they intend to terminate their contract with Expedia...


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