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Real Hospitality adds 12 construction hotels
30-Aug-2014 :: Executives at Real Hospitality Group (RHG) announced their portfolio of hotels has grown with several new deals in 2014, representing a 26% growth in guest room inventory...
Assessing how AirAsia X is trying to capitalize on opportunities in China
29-Aug-2014 :: If any outbound tourism source market can elicit an expenditure of $100 billion from approximately 100 million travellers in a year, then the lure of capitalizing on such opportunity is quite appealing; ...
Cruising for dollars: Development of international cruise tourism - Implications for New Zealand
29-Aug-2014 :: As the industry has grown, the product has diversified and cruise itineraries have expanded to all corners of the world...
Accor acquires 13 properties in the UK in line with HotelInvest strategy
29-Aug-2014 :: Accor announces that HotelInvest, the Group’s hotel owner and investor business, has purchased a portfolio of 13 hotels from Tritax for a total consideration of €89 million (£71 million) in line with its stated strategy to consolidate the o...
Ryanair unveiled Ryanair Business Class
29-Aug-2014 :: Ryanair unveiled Ryanair Business Plus, offering Europe’s business travellers a tailored suite of travel benefits...
Millennium opens Studio M Brand in Riyadh
29-Aug-2014 :: Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East & Africa has unveiled plans to launch its Studio M brand in Riyadh in partnership with Saudi owner Waseel Properties and developer Raseel Properties...
News from around the Asia Pacific region, Aug 29
29-Aug-2014 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; this week: Thailand based BHMAsia expands internationally, P&O Cruise return to Singapore, Bali gets a Courtyard and more...
Digital Innovation Asia announces finalists for the 2nd DIA Awards
28-Aug-2014 :: Leading up to the second Digital Innovation Asia Awards, DIA is recognizing the most innovative, creative, and performance-driven e-tourism initiatives in Asia...
Amadeus integrates UnionPay into the payment platform
28-Aug-2014 :: The UnionPay card scheme is now available to airlines using Amadeus Payment Platform as an online travel payment option and airlines have easy access to outbound and domestic Chinese tourism by offering preferred payment card...
New World takes over Manila Bay Hotel from Hyatt
28-Aug-2014 :: New World Hotels has been appointed by New Coast Hotel to manage New World Manila Bay Hotel effective 1 January 2015, the hotel, currently the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Casino Manila, will be the second hotel for the brand in the capital, j...
Lausanne named the world's top hospitality management school
28-Aug-2014 :: The world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis, TNS Sofres, has published the 2013 rankings for the world’s best hospitality management schools...
Travel and transport in relation to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak
28-Aug-2014 :: The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak is believed to have begun in Guinea in December 2013, this outbreak now involves community transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and recently an ill traveller from Liberia infected a...
Starwood expands presence in Thailand with the debut of Sheraton Samui Resort
28-Aug-2014 :: Starwood has signed the Sheraton Samui Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand’s second largest island after Phuket, the agreement with TCC Hotels Group marks the conversion of the existing 141-room Imperial Samui Beach Resort to a Sheraton, anticipa...
Approaching the top benefits the bottom
27-Aug-2014 :: Much has been written about the strong top-line performance of the US lodging industry since the Great Recession; According to STR, Inc, national occupancy levels increased from 54...
China's top tier two city wins planning prize
27-Aug-2014 :: Suzhou, one of China's fastest growing second tier cities, has won a coveted international prize in recognition of its impressive urban planning; Green, modern and charming, the reasons why Suzhou is a unique example among China's booming t...
London leads EMEA hotel investment market
27-Aug-2014 :: Strong business and leisure demand is also driving confidence in the Manchester and Edinburgh hotel investment sector according to JLL ...
Patience, logistics and law in Yangon
27-Aug-2014 :: Why fortune will favour the brave in Asia’s final real estate frontier; ...
News from around the Asia Pacific region, Aug 27
27-Aug-2014 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; this week: Banyan Tree's Ho Kwon Ping on Asian integrated resorts, Park Lane Jakarta joins Worldhotels and more...
Shangri-La revamps Traders brand for mega relaunch
26-Aug-2014 :: The brand new Hotel Jen Orchardgateway, Singapore will be the first hotel to open under the Jen brand, and is scheduled to welcome the first guests around mid-September...
Industry soars as online channels continue to lead bookings in 2014
26-Aug-2014 :: In the second quarter (Q2) 2014, online channels – which include Online Travel Agents (OTAs), hotel websites (Brand...
News from around the EMEA region, Aug 26
26-Aug-2014 :: Hotel, industry and travel news from around Europe, Middle East & Africa; this week: UK Travelodges sold, FE Orchard ventures into Europe, Studio M goes to Middle East and more...
The Airbnb of boats launches in APAC & ME
26-Aug-2014 :: Tapping into the new wave of sharing, the first boat rental marketplace has launched covering Asia Pacific and the Middle East, the two biggest emerging markets for sailing and yachting...
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UK chain hotels market review
Sunday, 31st August 2014
Profits momentum for UK Provinces and North West, but London declined again; ...

Trump Hotel, Washington, DC breaks ground
Sunday, 31st August 2014
$200 million redevelopment of iconic old post office includes 270 luxury guestrooms and suites and more; the property’s transformation is scheduled to be complete in 2016, when it will become the newest addition to the rapidly growing Trump...

Turkey encourages the construction of new hotels – 53 new properties in the development
Saturday, 30th August 2014
The tourism in Turkey continues to grow, considering the increasing number of visitors, the Turkish government is now encouraging the construction of new hotels...
 The Month's Most Read News
NH Hotel presents new category of hotel: NH Collection
Monday, 4th August 2014
The Group’s new premium brand is the result of NH Hotel Group new brand architecture, created under the guidelines of the five-year strategic plan...

1,000 British travellers explain what makes the perfect hotel
Monday, 18th August 2014
While the results show that a swimming pool and Wi-Fi are the ultimate most wanted features, it also highlighted that males and females prioritise different features and facilities...

News from around the Asia Pacific region, Aug 1
Friday, 1st August 2014
Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; this week: Philippines want to tap LGBT market, Sri Lanka eye gaming, 6 new airlines aiming for lift off within India and more...

Most devoted hotel brands revealed
Friday, 22nd August 2014
Many hotel brands are devoted to providing their guests with a great experience, however, there are five hotel brands that outpace the competition...

News from around the Asia Pacific region, Aug 5
Tuesday, 5th August 2014
Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; this week: SilverNeedle debuts Perth, Singapore opens Marine Park, Thailand's MICE continues to grow stronger and more...

3 things hoteliers must budget for in 2015
Wednesday, 20th August 2014
Given recent trends, digital marketing is set to become a majority piece of the budget pie by 2019; ...


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