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The Netherlands hotel market sentiment
26-Sep-2017 :: The survey gives a quick assessment of the market outlook for the global hotel industry, by the people on the ground, running the hotels...
Global top 100 city destination ranking - London among the top 5
26-Sep-2017 :: Euromonitor International will present for the first time at the World Travel Market (WTM) London, the highly anticipated Top 100 City Destinations Ranking report, now incorporating global travel trends...
Rosewood to open second London hotel
25-Sep-2017 :: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by global real estate investment firm Qatari Diar to manage a new, ultra-luxury hotel located on picturesque Grosvenor Square in London’s prestigious Mayfair district...
China grapples with $217 billion tourism deficit in 2016
25-Sep-2017 :: As Chinese tourists tend to flock to destinations along the ‘Belt and Road' regions, maintaining tourism trade balance against the tourism markets along the ‘Belt and Road' is still a challenge...
Top 5 TMC questons asked and answered
25-Sep-2017 :: As companies increasingly invest in business travel, they must equally invest in a managed travel program that balances employee needs with corporate goals and unraveling the intricacies of travel management can be daunting without a travel...
Historical decision: approval of the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics
24-Sep-2017 :: The member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) approved an historical document - the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics, the Convention, approved at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly transforms the Code of Ethics for To...
10th Edition of ITB Asia looks to the Future of Travel
23-Sep-2017 :: Milestone event will feature stellar line-up of keynotes and speakers, amidst record participation from international partners...
News from around the APAC region, September 22
22-Sep-2017 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region: TRYP by Wyndham Debuts in China, flagship Radisson Blu for Phu Quoc, Datai Langkawi Resort set for massive revamp until 2018 and more...
B on Brand develops new hospitality concept for Lotte Resorts and Hotels
22-Sep-2017 :: In Seoul, South Korea, the hospitality market is booming: The fact is, globally, the entire industry has gone through a seismic shift where the 'design experience' is an increasingly integral part of every hospitality brand, but Korea ...
Experience tourism into the future
22-Sep-2017 :: Earlier this month, our author, Joyce, attended a conference in France on the Future of Tourism, ostensibly focusing on 2050, Les Entretiens de Vixouze drew people from around the world to look at various aspects of tourism...
The full list: Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Shanghai 2018
22-Sep-2017 :: The results for Michelin Guide Shanghai 2018 were announced in a press conference on Wednesday, this is the Guide's second year advancing in Shanghai, following last year's list...
ITB Berlin 2018 Marketing Programs
22-Sep-2017 :: In March 2018, 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...
UAE’s hospitality projects value crosses Dh262 billion in Sept 2017
21-Sep-2017 :: The total value of 543 hospitality projects in the UAE reaches Dh262 billion (more than US$71 billion) in September 2017, of all the hospitality projects in Dubai, 20 projects worth USD 1...
What will be the hotel room of the future?
21-Sep-2017 :: Accorhotels has made an interactive hotel room timeline inspired by the last century’s evolutions, travel through time with a hotel room and immerse yourself in the Roaring Twenties or in the modern style the future may bring...
Most companies have big gaps between AI ambition and execution
21-Sep-2017 :: While expectations for AI run high, few companies invest much in current efforts; majority of executives expect no workforce reduction in foreseeable future...
General Data Protection Regulation takes effect soon: Hotels be ready
21-Sep-2017 :: The EU General Data Protection Regulation is coming, it will take effect from 25 May 2018 and hotels need to create a plan to be ready for it; Start your hotel’s GDPR preparation now, and get your data in order...
Hotels in India trends and opportunities
20-Sep-2017 :: The Indian Economy – An Overview: India is one of the fastest growing major economies in the world, the acceleration of investment friendly policies, structural reforms and low commodity prices has provided a strong impetus for g...
Corporations could improve ROI from business travel spend by adopting IT-enabled best practices
20-Sep-2017 :: Research from The London School of Economics and Political Science offers corporations a framework to unlock greater ROI from business travel in order to ‘manage every mile’ travelled for work...
Rotana signs partnership with Abu Dhabi-based ConnecME Education
20-Sep-2017 :: As ConnecME’s regional hotel partner, Rotana will be the exclusive host of the company’s international education crew, with room nights from this segment expected to exceed 25,000 by end of 2017, plus partnership also makes Rota...
Sofitel Singapore city centre opens as accorhotels 800th hotel in asia pacific
20-Sep-2017 :: AccorHotels has announced that the Sofitel Singapore City Centre will open its doors in October and will be the group’s landmark 800th hotel in Asia Pacific...
Digital transformation is key to redefining customer experience in Asia’s hospitality industry
19-Sep-2017 :: A new study from Meltwater shows Airbnb’s digital first mover advantage and social content strategy puts the brand’s share of voice ahead of its competitors, the report examines how digital disruption is redefining the customer&...
IHG launches new brand: avid™ hotels to extend company's midscale leadership
19-Sep-2017 :: IHG® revealed the name of its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels, alongside a brand logo and renderings of the hotel exterior, public space and guest rooms; First introduced to owners at the IHG Americas Conference in J...
News from around the EAME region, September 19
19-Sep-2017 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Europe, Middle East & African region: Motel One in Berlin’s Spittelmarkt sold, Titanic Hotel opens in Belfast, Nobu on its way to Barcelona, Cape Town and more...
Singapore - The next chapter in Hotels & Tourism
19-Sep-2017 :: Singapore is one of the world's leading destinations for business travellers and leisure-seeking tourists due to its geographical location, stable business environment, enticing retail offer and world class infrastructure...
Asian investors setting their sights overseas
19-Sep-2017 :: Second quarter data show more capital targeting real estate; United States, United Kingdom and Germany top destinations, investors are allocating more capital to real estate worldwide, with Asian investors now accounting for five of the 10 ...
Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts debuts in Myanmar
18-Sep-2017 :: Pan Pacific Hotels Group is pleased to announce the debut of its Pan Pacific brand in Myanmar with the opening of Pan Pacific Yangon in November...
Thomas Cook announces strategic alliance with Expedia
18-Sep-2017 :: Thomas Cook announces it has entered into a strategic alliance with Expedia, and under the terms of the agreement, Expedia will become the preferred provider of hotels for Thomas Cook’s complementary[1] city and domestic holiday busin...
Introducing 'Flavor by Loews Hotels': A culinary experience designed to showcase hyper-local flavor
18-Sep-2017 :: Loews Hotels introduces Flavor by Loews Hotels, an innovative food and beverage experience serving up the best local flavor right within the four walls of the hotel; Rolling out nationally this year, Flavor by Loews Hotels is built on partn...
Six big trends shaking up Asia Pacific’s retail scene
18-Sep-2017 :: The future of retail is being shaped by powerful forces from the rapid growth of ecommerce to fast-changing consumer expectations and the rise of automation...
Investment Opportunities: Hotels, Tourism, Travel and Related - Worldwide
18-Sep-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...
News from around the EAME region, September 17
17-Sep-2017 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Europe, Middle East & African region: Four Seasons on its way to Greece, Pestana to pop up in Amsterdam, Invesco completes purchase of 13 hotels and more...
Accor signs Fairmont hotel in Seoul, South Korea
16-Sep-2017 :: Located in the financial district of Yeouido, the 326-room Fairmont Ambassador Seoul hotel is part of an integrated development by Parc 1 comprising a retail mall and two office towers...
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Hotel Indigo and ASOS launch collaboration featuring travel-inspired fashion
Tuesday, 26th September 2017
Hotel Indigo and ASOS launched ASOS x Hotel Indigo Edits; the edits are inspired by the neighborhood stories each Hotel Indigo property tells through its unique design, the edits represent seven different Hotel Indigo destinations, with out...

News from around the APAC region, September 26
Tuesday, 26th September 2017
Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region: Air China to launch first direct flight from Beijing to Brisbane, IHG merges its operating regions, Pavilions kickstarts expansion with Japan and more...

Hotel de la Paix Geneva relaunches as a Ritz-Carlton
Tuesday, 26th September 2017
Formerly known as Hotel de la Paix, Geneva, the 152-year-old hotel underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, extensive re-design and refurbishment, marking a new era in the evolving story of one of Geneva’s most elegant and histori...
 The Month's Most Read News
What does China’s infrastructure masterplan mean for Asia?
Thursday, 7th September 2017
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will do more than just build better trade links between China and Asia, it will also transform cities in China and those along the BRI routes – from China’s Chengdu and Xi’an to Colombo&r...

Quarterly Hong Kong and Macau update
Wednesday, 30th August 2017
The reverberation from the sharp declines in mainland China visitor arrivals post-2014 echoed into the first quarter of 2016, negatively impacting hotel markets across the region, especially in Hong Kong and Macau; Given that both cities ar...

Market pulse: Silicon Valley
Friday, 15th September 2017
This article will primarily focus on new hotel development, and hotel trends within the greater Silicon Valley area: Home to numerous high-tech corporations and startup companies, Silicon Valley encompasses the southern portion of the San F...

News from around the EAME region, September 07
Thursday, 7th September 2017
Hotel industry and travel news from around the Europe, Middle East & African region: Curio Collection makes its UK debut, Isrotel opens its in Jerusalem, a Hyatt Centric resort for Turkey and more...

Four Seasons open Kuwait
Friday, 1st September 2017
Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya marks a new era of luxurious hospitality and personalised service in the capital of Kuwait...

Understanding travel needs can help improve elderly quality of life
Sunday, 3rd September 2017
In a recent study, the researchers examine the differences in the travel behaviour of elderly Hong Kongers, finding that residents of public housing face more travel constraints than those living in private housing...


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