Return to our Home page Search
Click here for the hotel and hospitality news from around the globe Hotel, Travel and Hospitality Articles Videos and in-depth Interviews
CONCIERGE DESK
NEWS ARCHIVES
Select the month and year below to access our archives
Read more now
 Latest Industry News    Click title to read article
UK Chain Hotels Market Review – December 2015
8-Feb-2016 :: Positive year end profit growth hides signs of fragility at North East hotels:  The 4% increase in profit per room recorded at North East hotels in December, which contributed to a very positive 6...
Online Sales Climbing
7-Feb-2016 :: Thirty years ago, a brilliant futurist named Donald Libey was sounding the alarm for catalog companies and brick and mortar stores to take note of the growing importance of online sales...
News from around the EMEA region, Feb 7
7-Feb-2016 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the EMEA region: Kimpton keeps up with the Europeans, UK Mercure Hotel sold in off-market transaction, Dalata to buy leasehold interest in four hotels and more...
Minor International acquires Tivoli Hotels & Resorts
6-Feb-2016 :: Minor International (MINT) announced completion of the final stage of its acquisition of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, an iconic Portugal-based brand with 14 hotel properties across Portugal and Brazil...
Hotel investment volumes expected to reach close to $9 billion in Asia Pacific in 2016
5-Feb-2016 :: A report released by JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group reveals that Asia Pacific is expected to be home to a significant US $8...
IHG builds on commitment to Responsible Business practices with launch of IHG Foundation
5-Feb-2016 :: Initial beneficiaries include CARE International UK, Goodwill Industries International, Youth Career Initiative, British Red Cross and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust...
Expedia sees a bright future in China
5-Feb-2016 :: Expedia, after selling its stake in eLong last year, is re-building its presence in China, so how is the group charting their map in China?  China, as a travel market, might not really be an enigma anymore for foreign players...
Why brands can't buy loyalty with points
5-Feb-2016 :: Last year with great fanfare American Express launched a new concept in rewards programs called Plenti; Its hook: it allows members to earn points across multiple brands, rather than just one, so members can earn points by renting a car at ...
easyHotel opens second franchise hotel in Amsterdam
5-Feb-2016 :: easyHotel, the owner, developer, operator and franchisor of 'super budget' branded hotels, announces that its Benelux franchisee has purchased a property on Arena Boulevard in Amsterdam to convert into a 131-room easyHotel...
ITB Berlin 2016 Marketing Programs
5-Feb-2016 :: 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...
European and MENA Chain Hotels Market Review
4-Feb-2016 :: Major annual events keeps Frankfurt hoteliers smiling in 2015 but profit levels fall in Dubai and Doha...
Asian Capital – It's everywhere you want to be
4-Feb-2016 :: When the ALIS conference kicked off, it is fair to say that the hotel and investment community ‘formally’ begins its year, it is a foretelling summit which sets the tone for events around the globe to follow – wh...
Berlin authorities to pay €600mn to house refugees in hotels
4-Feb-2016 :: The Berlin senate is negotiating a plan with property owners to rent 22 hotels in and around the city to house refugees, German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine reports, with a reference to a source in the senate...
Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel sets the bar as the city’s First Living Digital Hotel
4-Feb-2016 :: Groundbreaking ambient intelligence technology responds to human movement, creating innovative 'Living' hotel and virtual concierge experiences inside, while a four-story LED clock at the top of the building enhances the skyline...
In Focus: African hotel market update
4-Feb-2016 :: So another year has started, in what is an ever evolving and always exciting African Hotel Market and many will be looking for 2016 to offer better trading than 2015, but what is in store, what can we expect? ...
The sharing economy checks in: An analysis of Airbnb in the US and implications on traditional hotel development
3-Feb-2016 :: The sharing economy has become a prominent though not well understood economic phenomenon over the past several years...
News from around the Asia Pacific region, Feb 3
3-Feb-2016 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region: L&H Hotel Management to debut two hotels in Bangkok and Pattaya, Southeast Asia launches 10-year plan to market ASEAN as a single destination and more...
ONYX opens Amari Havodda Maldives
3-Feb-2016 :: Introducing Amari Havodda Maldives, a 120-villa private island hideaway located in the pristine Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll approximately 400km south of the capital Male, Private island hideaway features one of the largest infinity pools in the...
AccorHotels negotiates sale of 85 hotels in Europe to a new franchisee hotel operator
3-Feb-2016 :: A portfolio of 85 hotels in Europe in the Economy and Midscale segments, for an asset value of €504 million, including: 28 hotels assets and the business interest of all 85 hotels, sold by AccorHotels for €146 milli...
Employers face an uphill task of securing high-skilled HR managers in a candidate-short market
3-Feb-2016 :: Singapore’s rising status as a hub for multinationals’ regional headquarters is set to create a substantial number of new jobs for human resources professionals...
Ranking: Copenhagen is the most punctual meetings destination
3-Feb-2016 :: The result of an independent report just identified Copenhagen as the top performing meetings and convention city in the world for flight punctuality, underlining the city’s reputation for delivering Scandinavian efficiency – ri...
Big boats, big budgets and big adventures: Super yachts are luxury floating private villas
3-Feb-2016 :: Historically the global super yacht industry revolves around American and European high net worth owners spending most of their time on board their floating palaces in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, but with the continued relaxin...
Updated UNWTO statement on the Zika Virus
2-Feb-2016 :: Following the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 1 February 2016 on the Zika virus, UNWTO recalls that according to WHO there should be no restrictions on travel with ...
China sees further consolidations in the economy hotels sector
2-Feb-2016 :: In December 2015, BTG Hotels Group acquired Homeinns Hotel Group (HMIN), a leading economy hotel chain in China, for RMB11 billion...
Dusit International appoints new group CEO
2-Feb-2016 :: Dusit International has appointed a new group chief executive officer, the third in the company’s 67-year history and the first to be named from outside of the founding family...
Loyalty card/recall notification settlement nearing: What will this mean for retailers?
2-Feb-2016 :: Retailers who issue loyalty cards may be soon finding out if they hold notification responsibility when loyalty card customers purchase items that are subsequently recalled...
US business travel marketplace to remain stable and steady despite sea of global volatility
2-Feb-2016 :: US business travel will continue to grow at stable and steady rates over the next two years, despite significant headwinds from Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East...
Tourism Ministers discuss collaboration between tourism and security
2-Feb-2016 :: Ministers of Tourism and High Level officials from 86 countries gathered in Madrid to discuss the development of closer collaboration mechanisms between tourism and security administrations to ensure a safe, secure and seamless travel frame...
Shangri-La signs agreement to manage new hotel in Suzhou, China
1-Feb-2016 :: Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited and Golden Concord Holdings Limited signed an agreement in relation to the management of Jinji Lake Shangri-La, Suzhou...
Online penetration yet to peak in Scandinavia
1-Feb-2016 :: Scandinavia’s online travel penetration is set to grow 6% in 2016 as it climbs towards a peak in 2017 when it’s projected to level off, the region, long known for its high Internet usage and online adoption rates, will grow to 6...
The global luxury & budget hotels market to 2019
1-Feb-2016 :: Summary: The global luxury hotels market registered strong growth in 2014, thanks to the expanding travel and tourism sector, rise in ultra-high-net-worth individuals (grew by more than 5,000 in 2014) and the growing preference of trav...
Happy Lunar New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Moneky
1-Feb-2016 :: Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar, the Chinese year 4714 begins on Monday February 8, 2015: ...
Visit Rotana.com
Learn more about Portugal Tourism Investment
Advertisement  
 Top News Stories
Okura signed deal for Phnom Penh
Tuesday, 9th February 2016
Hotel Okura signed a contract with TEHO Development Cambodia Pte to develop and manage The Okura Prestige Phnom Penh, a luxury hotel to be opened in Cambodia’s capital in 2019...

As France's travel market bounces back, online competition heats up
Tuesday, 9th February 2016
After hovering for several years on the brink of recession, France finally appears to be on a path to recovery, positive macroeconomic conditions and an increase in high-spending foreign visitors inspire optimism and as online booking chann...

PATA and Routes Asia to explore impact of aviation boom on Asia Pacific tourism
Monday, 8th February 2016
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Routes Asia are bringing together industry leaders from Boeing, Amadeus IT Pacific and Digital Jungle to discuss how Asia Pacific tourism will benefit from a thriving aviati...
 The Month's Most Read News
Why Investors invest in Portugal - Seeking Investors
Monday, 25th January 2016
Coupled with the security of investments, a vibrant local economy, and political stability, people continue to look to Portugal not only for property investment, but short and long-term tourism, especially during the Northern-European Winte...

Condé Nast presents the 3rd Condé Nast Traveller Luxury Travel Fair
Thursday, 14th January 2016
Condé Nast Traveller Luxury Travel Fair - an event dedicated to all aspects of luxury tourism - will take place for the third time on the 22nd of March, 2016 in one of Moscow’s most historic and iconic buildings, the Metropol H...

News from around the Asia Pacific region, Jan 10
Sunday, 10th January 2016
Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region: Moevenpick expands in Malaysia, China extends tourist tax refund scheme, Kempinski Delhi re-branded to a Leela and more...

News from around the Asia Pacific region, Jan 22
Friday, 22nd January 2016
Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region: Shanghai Disney Resort to open in June 2016, Best Western signs a resort in Phuket, Hyatt opens fourth Hyatt Place hotel in India and more...

Regent Seven Seas Cruises unveiled a collection of exclusive culinary-inspired shore excursions
Monday, 11th January 2016
Part of the Regent Choice Shore Excursion program, these new Gourmet Explorer Tours are designed for guests seeking unique, one-of-a-kind epicurean adventures ashore to complement the unrivaled culinary experiences found aboard the wor...

ILTM Japan: Set within a flourishing Japanese luxury travel market
Tuesday, 19th January 2016
According to the JNTO, luxury travellers visiting Japan increased by 35% year on year, placing the country 6th behind Australia, China, Ecuador, Iceland and Greece and the highest ever number of international visitors (18 million) visited J...


© Copyright 4Hoteliers 2001-2016 ~ unless stated otherwise, all rights reserved.
You can read more about 4Hoteliers and our company here

Use of this web site is subject to our
terms & conditions of service and privacy policy