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The Eurozone quantitative easing is a huge blessing for the European hospitality industry
27-Jan-2015 :: Exclusive views: Last week's ECB move has resulted in an 11 years historical low for the Euro and just a year ago the rate of exchange was Euro 1= US $ 1...
After the games, Sochi looks east to attract more Chinese tourists
27-Jan-2015 :: Before the 2014 Winter Olympics kicked off in February, the city urged its residents to study English to create a friendly environment for the games, but today, almost one year after the Winter Olympics, it called on them to study Chinese, ...
Phuket light rail is a game changer, says property expert
27-Jan-2015 :: The long-awaited project to build a 'light rail' mass-transit system to ferry tourists and residents the length of the island passed its third and final public hearing in early January, when it was revealed that construction is slated to be...
UK Chain Hotels Market Review: And the winner is (almost) everyone!
26-Jan-2015 :: Strong December results contributed to a great year for the UK hotel industry with gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) showing growth for London and the UK Provinces compared to 2013...
Sabre and Expedia announce Expedia's acquisition of Travelocity
26-Jan-2015 :: Expedia, Inc and Sabre Corporation announced that Expedia, Inc has acquired Travelocity from Sabre Corporation for $280 million in cash...
Autograph Collection welcomes Dutch Hotel van Oranje
26-Jan-2015 :: Autograph Collection has added a new Netherlands-based hotel to its portfolio: Hotel van Oranje in Noordwijk, the hotel complements Autograph Collection’s continually growing portfolio of upscale and independent hotels as th...
Asia Pacific Economic Outlook
26-Jan-2015 :: This edition gives a near-term outlook for China, India, Indonesia, and Myanmar:...
Singapore secures top spot again in global liveability index for Asians, Hong Kong falls
26-Jan-2015 :: Singapore remains the most liveable location in Asia and the world while its regional rival, Hong Kong, has slipped down to 33rd place in the global ranking; ...
Shangri-La Hotel, Nanchang welcomes guests from 8 February
26-Jan-2015 :: From 8 February, Shangri-La will welcome guests to Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi Province...
Creating business opportunities for Africa
25-Jan-2015 :: Now in its sixth consecutive year, the Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa (INVESTOUR), to be held next week at the International Tourism Fair (FITUR), will bring together a record number of African tourism projects, potential ...
Digital Doomsday Coming?
25-Jan-2015 :: Having heard about the hacking of personal bank records from numerous sites, including Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, and Target, one could not fail to be concerned; Even the website Snapchat was the victim of cyber attack: ...
Mobile travel shopping hits tipping point – but PC still dominates booking
24-Jan-2015 :: Mobile devices have invaded the early travel planning funnel: During 2014, one third of US leisure travelers used their smartphone to research where to go for an upcoming vacation while only slightly fewer, 32%, used the device to shop for ...
Hilton Paris Opera opens its doors following renovation
24-Jan-2015 :: Hilton Hotels & Resorts announces that Hilton Paris Opera has officially opened, unveiling a chic and contemporary new look, following the extensive renovation of one of Paris's most historic and glamorous grand hotels...
Orbitz up for sale? Expedia to move on Travelocity? More deals tipped for the online travel space
23-Jan-2015 :: Speculation is rife that Orbitz Worldwide is looking to sell up and go private, the company – an online travel conglomerate listed on the NYSE – has never really made it since being founded by Continental Airlines, Delta Ai...
The intelligence of the future hotel: Smart tech is already on duty
23-Jan-2015 :: Innovative IT enables the 'Smart Hotel': Intelligent housing technology controls elevators and air conditioners, allows hot-cold showers and optimises time-consuming service visits; ...
Hotel Indigo® launches new 'locally crafted' food and beverage philosophy
23-Jan-2015 :: Hotel Indigo®, InterContinental Hotels Group's boutique brand has launched a new food and beverage (F&B) philosophy to create a local landmark by bringing the best food and drink artisans from the community into the hotels...
Chinese outbound travel a multi-decade growth trend
23-Jan-2015 :: CLSA Limited releases new findings that show Chinese tourism growth is on track to reach 200million outbound travellers by 2020, creating an exponential surge in global tourism driven by increased affordability, reduced travel restrictions ...
Fairmont signs Wuhan, Central China
23-Jan-2015 :: The Fairmont Wuhan, scheduled to open in 2017, will feature 350 guestrooms, a Willow Stream Spa, fitness options, a swimming pool, four dining outlets and approximately 2,500 square meters (26,910 square feet) of event and banquet space...
Cornell online tools offer stronger presentations and better decisions
23-Jan-2015 :: Two new online tools from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) are designed to help people make stronger presentations and to help travelers determine which tradeshow would be best for their purposes...
TripAdvisor names world's best hotels in 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards
22-Jan-2015 :: Gili Lankanfushi Maldives the Top Hotel in the World; ...
Vietnam changes visa strategy for Chinese tourists
22-Jan-2015 :: Whilst countries like Indonesia and Malaysia are working to introduce visa free policies for Chinese tourists, Vietnam has implemented a new law which will see greater restrictions for the segment...
Hilton introduces 'Meet with Purpose' to inspire sustainable, healthy choices for events
22-Jan-2015 :: Meet with Purpose provides meeting professionals with sustainable choices to incorporate into events that not only enhance the experiences of attendees, but also align with many customers' corporate responsibility goals...
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Hyatt introduces new brand: Hyatt Centric
Tuesday, 27th January 2015
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has introduced Hyatt Centric, a new, full service lifestyle brand designed for business and leisure travelers...

Wanda announces second major Australian deal, investing in Sydney landmark project
Tuesday, 27th January 2015
Wanda Group officially announced it had acquired the 1 Alfred Street and Fairfax House building’s in Sydney, Australia and the group plans to invest approximately $1 billion to develop a mixed-use landmark project...

JLL advises on Dubai's first open market hotel transaction
Tuesday, 27th January 2015
JLL Hotels & Hospitality is pleased to announce on behalf of Kingdom Hotel Investments ('KHI') the successful sale of the Movenpick Hotel & Apartments located in Bur Dubai, Dubai...
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Wednesday, 21st January 2015
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ITB Berlin 2015 Marketing Programs
Wednesday, 21st January 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...

Data security and mobile technology will dominate 2015
Saturday, 3rd January 2015
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT)’s annual travel manager survey shows that data security and mobile technology will have the highest impact on travel programs in 2015;...

The end of an era: IHG acquired Kimpton
Tuesday, 6th January 2015
How much is that boutique hotel in the window? Well, it’s around $430 million - ...

Carlson Rezidor opens the Radisson Blu Old Mill Hotel, Belgrade in Serbia
Sunday, 28th December 2014
Carlson Rezidor, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups worldwide, has opened the Radisson Blu Old Mill Hotel, Belgrade – bringing Europe’s largest upper upscale brand, world-class style and sophistication to the vibra...

Consumption Habits of Travelers
Friday, 16th January 2015
The results of a travel wellness survey of business and leisure travelers determined that, when it comes to dining and drinking habits, travelers’ waistbands often expand along with their frequent flyer miles...


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