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Renaissance Hotels adds to its Paris portfolio
6-May-2016 :: Renaissance Hotels, the brand synonymous with helping the next generation of travellers discover unexpected cultural experiences, has opened its sixth hotel in the emerging neighbourhood of La Republique, Paris...
US hotels perspective: Dispelling five common misconceptions
5-May-2016 :: Despite positive operating fundamentals, there is uncertainty related to macroeconomic trends in the industry...
Carlson Rezidor to accelerate growth in its Australasian portfolio
5-May-2016 :: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced its plans to grow its portfolio in Australasia (Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) to 15 – 20 hotels in the mid-term, at the 2016 Australasia Hotel Industry Conference & Exhibitio...
Digital age doesn't diminish need for print brochures in hospitality industry
5-May-2016 :: You can't miss them in hotels and airports - rows and rows of brightly colored brochures and maps touting tourist attractions and in an era when most people turn to their mobile devices for information, you might assume these printed materi...
Dusit to share robust expansion plans to double its portfolio at ATM Dubai
5-May-2016 :: Dusit International will assert its position as one of Asia’s leading hospitality groups at the upcoming Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai later this month...
Multi-functional business platform for independent hotels launches: Unplugged Collection
5-May-2016 :: The Unplugged Collection is the multi-functional hotel business platform and booking engine of choice for unique & independent hotels, Villas and lifestyle venues...
IHG Club Members receive exclusive rates by booking direct
4-May-2016 :: InterContinental Hotels Group announces the global roll out of Your Rate by IHG® Rewards Club, an exclusive rate offered to IHG Rewards Club members when they book direct...
Biggest PR crisis threat comes from higher management, say UK workers
4-May-2016 :: Igniyte’s latest research has revealed that over a third (39%) of UK managers say that their higher management team were most likely to cause them a PR crisis...
2016 Middle East hotel survey: Sailing through rough seas
4-May-2016 :: As a result of the historically low oil price, geopolitical instability and weak global economic recovery, the regional economic growth decelerated in 2015, nonetheless, the MENA remains one of the fastest growing regions worldwide...
Expedia CEO's pay reaches nearly $100 million
4-May-2016 :: According to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal the total pay package for Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO for Expedia is $93...
Is the honeymoon already over for today's newlyweds?
4-May-2016 :: New research from Experian reveals that many newlyweds are surprised by their spouse’s financial situation and that credit scores are having an impact on their financial goals...
Airlines significantly improve baggage handling in 2015
3-May-2016 :: The airline industry’s focus on improving baggage management is showing strong results with 2015 baggage mishandling rates dropping to their lowest ever, the rate of mishandled bags was 6...
Sustainable Travel in 2016: What does sustainable travel mean to consumers today?
3-May-2016 :: Findings from a global Sustainable Travel Report, identifies what the term 'sustainable travel' means to consumers, how sustainable accommodations are viewed, and what the future holds for eco-conscious travelers...
Interval Leisure's take-over of Starwood's vacation ownership business delayed
3-May-2016 :: Interval Leisure Group and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced a brief delay in the planned closing of ILG’s acquisition of Starwood’s vacation ownership business, Vistana Signature Experiences...
News from around the EMEA region, May 3
3-May-2016 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region: Viceroy making its Turkish debut, First InterCityHotel outside of Europe to open in Oman, Swiss-Belhotel to enter the Egyptian market and more...
Singapore announces S$700 million tourism development fund
3-May-2016 :: For the past two years, Singapore’s tourism sector has been witness to greater challenges due to fluctuations in the global economy and in key source markets...
Four Seasons announced three new Four Seasons Private Jet journeys taking off in 2017
2-May-2016 :: The itineraries are headlined by Culinary Discoveries, a first-of-its-kind journey developed in partnership with one of the world’s best restaurants, Copenhagen-based Noma, and its acclaimed head chef René Redzepi...
Sol Katmandu, named one of the best 100 ideas of the year by 'Actualidad Económica'
2-May-2016 :: In the 38th edition of its Hundred Best Ideas awards, Actualidad Económica (Economic News), the leading business magazine in Spain, named the Sol Katmandu Park & Resort operated by Meliá Hotels International...
Hilton Worldwide continues growth across Australasia
2-May-2016 :: Hilton Worldwide announced Hilton Lifou Wadra Bay Resort, its second hotel in New Caledonia, with the signing of a franchise agreement with Société de Développement des îles Loyautés (SODIL)...
Global Wine Quarterly Q2: New Zealand shows scope for growth
2-May-2016 :: Global trade activity picked up in 2015, courtesy of the US and China markets, and the New Zealand wine industry moves further along its impressive growth path...
It is not Google but the user that determines the success of a website
1-May-2016 :: Google's secrets are not really secrets at all, because many of their details have been published and can be looked up...
EHL and Dusit create an innovative hospitality management college in the Philippines
1-May-2016 :: Dedicated to honing the next generation of hoteliers and restaurateurs in South East Asia, EHL and Thailand’s Dusit International have partnered to create a hospitality management college in the Philippines: the Dusit Hospitality Mana...
M-Commerce, youth feed China's outbound travel boom
30-Apr-2016 :: Chinese travelers are relatively inexperienced with overseas trips, but thanks to decades of increasing prosperity, along with the recent easing of visa restrictions, they are making up for lost time...
Tribute sees impressive first year, doubling growth projections and reaching 20 hotels globally
30-Apr-2016 :: Tribute Portfolio announced three new signings, bringing the brand’s footprint to 20 properties worldwide, exactly double the original growth projection for its first year and continuing to global expansion with its first-ever propert...
Number of employers using social media to screen candidates has increased 500%
29-Apr-2016 :: Sixty percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, up from 52 percent last year and 11 percent in 2006 and more than a quarter of employers have found content online that has caused them to reprimand or fire ...
Honeymooners seek action beyond the bedroom
29-Apr-2016 :: Study finds today’s couples seek more active experiences and visit more destinations in less time than ever before...
Google will soon launch a new app that aims to serve as your new travel assistant
29-Apr-2016 :: An email went out to those at Level 2 or above in Google’s Local Guides program with an offer to answer a few survey questions in exchange for a shot at a demo version of the app for Android and iPhone...
Top airports for flight self-connections revealed (Infographic)
29-Apr-2016 :: Self-connections among flight passengers are on the rise and our infographic reveals the top airports that passengers are choosing to connect through; self-connect passengers are those who build their own itinerary, travelling on two separa...
New projects in the works from The Platinum Group
29-Apr-2016 :: The Platinum Group officially unveiled The Market, a large retail complex situated in the center of Bangkok, as part of its plans to invest THB10 billion in the development of new mixed-use commercial projects throughout the city that align...
HNA Tourism Group acquires Carlson Hotels from Carlson Hospitality Group
28-Apr-2016 :: The combination of HNA Tourism Group and Carlson Hotels to have robust presence in international hospitality, with increased ability to accelerate growth, expand key brands, and strengthen its best-in-class hospitality experience for its gu...
ONYX secures management agreement for Shama Midlevels in Hong Kong
28-Apr-2016 :: International hospitality provider ONYX Hospitality Group has signed a new management agreement under the serviced apartment brand Shama, to rebrand a 24-key serviced apartment in Hong Kong to Shama Midlevels, effective 1 May 2016...
Marriott signs new Doha property and unveils robust expansion plans at AHIC
28-Apr-2016 :: Company targets 245 hotels with nearly 44,000 operating and signed rooms by 2020 with debut of new lifestyle luxury brands and entry into new geographies to bolster growth...
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European and UK chain hotels market review – March 2016
Friday, 6th May 2016
Strong top line performance continues to drive profit growth at Amsterdam hotels, bubble bursts for East Midlands hoteliers as profit stumbles...

Take care of yourself when travelling
Friday, 6th May 2016
Business and pleasure should not be incompatible with a healthy lifestyle...

'Bleisure' hotels, a response to a new type of demand
Friday, 6th May 2016
Rapid change is something that defines the modern globalized world, everything evolves very quickly, and in an activity such as tourism in which the Internet is used more and more, it is changing even quicker...
 The Month's Most Read News
Singapore Condo Apartment for Rent:  Landbay Condominium
Saturday, 23rd April 2016
Landbay Condominium is a low-density exclusive Balinese concept with Balinese women stone sculptures sprouting water greet the visitors, ‘Water’ is a very prominent element in this beautifully designed condominium...

Only 29% of hotels are fully leveraging Guest Intelligence
Thursday, 7th April 2016
Increasingly, savvy hoteliers are using guest feedback to make operational and service improvements on property to deliver better guest experiences...

Unique features are important for hotel marketing
Friday, 22nd April 2016
Size is not everything when it comes to world records - Now, the luxurious JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square was honoured for its world's highest library and therefore will get an entry in the 'Guinness Book of World Records'...

A comprehensive interactive marketing platform launches
Monday, 11th April 2016
A comprehensive interactive marketing platform has been launched today, that allows the travel industry to cohesively upload all forms of content to the end user, via a clickable world map...

BMW launches ReachNow, its own 'Uber'
Monday, 11th April 2016
ReachNow is a premium car sharing service, owned by the BMW Group and is designed to provide a user experience that's as convenient as owning a car: Drive on your own terms without the hassle and expense of traditional car rental programs...

The MICE growth forecast for 2016
Wednesday, 13th April 2016
The meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions sector (MICE) within the hospitality area is forecast to have healthy growth potential this year...


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