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Tourism record in Georgia: several new hotels are planned
28-Jul-2014 :: More foreign visitors than residents: the tourism boom continues in Georgia: in the past year more then 5 million overnight guests-stays came to the small country at the Black Sea (+21%), this is more than the total population of Georgia (4...
ME IBIZA, first 'Leading Hotel of the World' in Ibiza
28-Jul-2014 :: Inaugurated last month, it becomes the first hotel in Ibiza, third in the Balearics and twentieth in Spain to be admitted, the Leading Hotels of the Word lists 430 luxury hotels and resorts in 80 countries...
Luang Prabang eateries aim for 'The Mark'
27-Jul-2014 :: The Luang Prabang Safe and Green Tourism Scheme will launch 'The Mark' – a clean and safe dining initiative – at a ceremony held at the Luang Prabang View Hotel on 24 July 2014, with some 100 restaurant and hotel managers expected to turn o...
Fish Tales: The importance of sustainable seafood stories
27-Jul-2014 :: Bart van Olphen is a chef, author and the face of Fish Tales, a new sustainable seafood brand and since 2002 Bart has worked with fisheries all over the world and is the recipient of numerous awards for his sustainability work...
UAE establishes a skills union for hospitality
26-Jul-2014 :: Hospitality-sector leaders are establishing an organisation that will develop skills for employees working in the industry; ...
A solid year of international arrivals for New Zealand
26-Jul-2014 :: Arrivals to the year-end June have shown stellar performance from key international visitor markets says Tourism New Zealand - with total annual arrival growth of 5...
Abacus and Spring Airlines strengthen partnership through knowledge exchange
26-Jul-2014 :: Since the exclusive distribution partnership between Spring Airlines and Abacus in January this year, both companies have been hard at work in growing and securing B2B opportunities across the region...
Statement from Tony Tyler on tragic week in aviation
25-Jul-2014 :: This has been a very sad week for everyone involved with aviation, our heartfelt sorrow goes to all those who have lost their lives in these tragedies and the industry’s thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones...
Ritz-Carlton bends over backwards to bring service to life through video performance
25-Jul-2014 :: How does a luxury hotel company bring its brand to life and showcase a memorable performance by highly skilled artists in China? ...
Global online bookings and rates experience highest year-on-year growth in last 12 months
25-Jul-2014 :: The second quarter ended on a high note for both the business and leisure travel segments; Global leisure travel booked online yielded impressive reservation and rate growth during the second quarter, growing by +10...
Chinese consumers: Increasingly optimistic but also realistic
25-Jul-2014 :: Study finds Chinese consumers cautiously optimistic, middle-class and affluent consumers from smaller cities will spend more across the board, while those in bigger cities will spend at higher prices in fewer categories; ...
Future of hotels, airlines and travel agents -- innovation in the travel industry
25-Jul-2014 :: Future of business travel and leisure travel: Travel industry continues to be vulnerable to major shocks -- politically, global economy, environment or other factors ranging from volcanic eruptions to the Arab Spring; Keynote on future trav...
News from around the Asia Pacific region, July 25
25-Jul-2014 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; this week: Korean increases flights to malaysia, 20% of total arrivals to Myanmar are luxury travellers from Europe, Ovolo and more...
Virtual Reality ideal for co-branding studies
25-Jul-2014 :: Researchers chose the popular online space Second Life to investigate the co-branding preferences of a diverse range of participants in a hotel environment, something that would have been prohibitively expensive and time consuming in the re...
UK Provinces and East Midlands grow profits, but London loses again
24-Jul-2014 :: Whilst London's hotel profitability fell for the second consecutive month in June, the UK Provinces continued to show year-on-year positive movement for gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) and in particular, East Midlands’ ho...
International tourism: strong peak season anticipated
24-Jul-2014 :: Demand for international tourism remained strong in the first four months of 2014; international tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5%, the same rate as during the full year 2013...
Pay the room rate you feel is right
24-Jul-2014 :: Guests will pay whatever they want, based on their impressions of the hotel, the room and the service...
Mercure: A new look combining innovation and authenticity
24-Jul-2014 :: One year after announcing its position shift, midscale hotel world leader Mercure is pushing ahead with its modernization drive at a very steady pace...
Companies struggle to access information quickly for marketing personalization
24-Jul-2014 :: Experian Data Quality published a new report on the prevalence of personalization and analytics required to support new marketing efforts; ...
Ramada resort to open at Kooralbyn in Queensland
24-Jul-2014 :: Wyndham Hotel Group continues to expand its presence in Australia with the signing of a franchise agreement for the 110-room Ramada® Kooralbyn Resort, located in the Gold Coast hinterland of Queensland, Australia...
Acentic - hotel TV and hospitality technology - installs five star JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai
23-Jul-2014 :: Acentic, global leader in hotel TV and hospitality technology, has installed 1350 rooms at the five star JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai with its market leading technology, Panorama...
Kempinski adds Rwanda's capital to its growing African portfolio
23-Jul-2014 :: Kempinski Hotels officially took over the management of the famous Hôtel Des Mille Collines in Rwanda’s capital Kigali at the beginning of the month...
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TravelDaily China Travel Distribution Summit
Monday, 28th July 2014
The conference will address the hot topics in China's online travel market and maximize learning and communicating opportunities for industry executives with insightful sharing from the leading companies...

Vacation equality project brings attention to inequality of paid vacation
Monday, 28th July 2014
The US is the only advanced economy with no guaranteed minimum vacation time, with one in four working Americans having no paid time off at all; As part of the Vacation Equality Project, Hotels...

Visa-Free Travel to Mongolia
Monday, 28th July 2014
The Mongolian people easily find common ground with others, regardless of differences in religion, culture and background, and Mongolians appreciate the value of meeting new people and learning new things—a legacy deeply rooted in their nom...
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Thailand Situation Updated - June 27: Thailand tourism gets stronger than ever
Monday, 30th June 2014
As Thailand is moving forwards national reconciliation and reforms under the administration of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), a series of positive developments and measures have been introduced and enforced to help improve...

Singapore Airport T4: Ready for future growth
Friday, 4th July 2014
Scheduled for completion in 2017, Terminal 4 will come with design and process innovations to redefine passengers' travel experience, raise operational efficiency and manpower productivity for airlines and airport agencies...

World's weirdest hotel requests and complaints
Sunday, 29th June 2014
From toilets filled with mineral water to baths of chocolate milk – we lift the lid on 10 of the oddest requests made by hotel guests ever...

Mobile booking set to represent 25 percent of all online corporate bookings by 2017
Monday, 14th July 2014
A study suggests that mobile bookings are set to climb steeply over the next decade and will influence not only the entire traveler experience but will shift how travel managers control their travel programs, using the latest mobile technol...

Content Marketing Guide For Hotels [Infographic]
Wednesday, 9th July 2014
Content marketing is the most valuable technique available to a hotel marketer; It can help you to raise brand awareness and showcase what is unique about your hotel, making it more than just a place to stay...

Sydney is world's most liveable city
Monday, 7th July 2014
Australia’s largest city is the world’s most liveable metropolis according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) report, which compared 30 global cities on social and economic factors...


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