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Empower the crew: The rise of tablets on the plane
18-Dec-2014 :: Stand by for the dramatic rise of tablets for air transport operations as they empower crew and other operational staff...
Sabre sells off LastMinute com
17-Dec-2014 :: Sabre Corporation and Bravofly Rumbo Group announced that Bravofly Rumbo Group has made a binding offer to acquire lastminute...
IHG acquires Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to create the world's largest boutique hotel business
17-Dec-2014 :: Kimpton is the world’s largest independent boutique hotel operator and a sophisticated food and beverage operator and IHG has agreed to acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for $430 million in cash...
Asia’s busiest airport, Beijing Capital chooses SITA for passenger processing technology
17-Dec-2014 :: Asia’s busiest airport, Beijing Capital International Airport, has once again chosen SITA to provide its passenger processing technology to manage its more than 80 million passengers;...
Wanda could become world's largest 5-Star hotel owner in 2015
17-Dec-2014 :: China’s Dalian Wanda Group is likely to be the world’s largest 5-star hotel owner in 2015 as it accelerates its expansion into the luxury hotel business...
What the global travel, tourism and hospitality industry must learn from the Uber debacle in Delhi
17-Dec-2014 :: Nearly two decades ago, early in my career, I had an opportunity to work in India for a year; ...
Dublin set for hotel growth as Ireland’s recovery continues
17-Dec-2014 :: With Dublin’s economic recovery well under way the city is now offering exciting opportunities for hotel developers, particularly in the luxury and economy sectors, according to a new report...
Travel Trends: World’s top destinations for 2015
16-Dec-2014 :: From street food in Seoul to volcano-surfing in Nicaragua, we reveal the hottest destinations and coolest activities for 2015...
News from around the Asia Pacific region, Dec 16
16-Dec-2014 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; this week: IHG returns to Christchurch, Changi Airports to improve Maldives airport, Impact of Martial Law in Bangkok and more...
Five new members for Design Hotels™ from Tbilisi to Taipei
15-Dec-2014 :: Design Hotels introduces five new destinations that are enriching a curated portfolio of over 280 members in more than 50 countries; each one born and built by an 'Original'...
Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya opens
15-Dec-2014 :: Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya opens in Thailand’s hottest beach-resort destination; ...
Young adults dominate leisure travel says Expedia
15-Dec-2014 :: Demand for leisure travel is being driven by young adults aged 18-24 years old, according to a survey of 2567 Australians which found they are more likely than any other age group to have taken an international or domestic trip over the pas...
Airbnb fuelling 'illegal' black market
15-Dec-2014 :: Local councils and the NSW Government are coming under pressure from accommodation industry lobby groups to crack down on the 'booming market for illegal accommodation in Sydney' fuelled by the 'exponential growth of websites such as Airbnb...
OTA hotel play pays off: Double-digit gains boost outlook for US intermediaries
15-Dec-2014 :: The skies have not been friendly to online travel agencies (OTAs) in recent years, but OTAs are countering online market share lost to airlines with a strategic move of their own; ...
Presence to profitability in growth markets: finding and managing the right partner is key
14-Dec-2014 :: Companies seeking to invest in growth markets are rightly spending considerable amounts of time and money on prioritising the markets to enter and the consumer segments on which to focus...
News from around the EMEA region, Dec 14
14-Dec-2014 :: Hotel, industry and travel news from around Europe, Middle East & Africa; this week: Europe gets second Element Hotel, CitizenM picks up new site in Paris, Nikki Beach to make its Middle East debut and more...
Marriott and TripAdvisor China enhance local travel experience for Chinese travelers via WeChat
13-Dec-2014 :: Hospitality industry’s first of-its-kind partnership with DaoDao, TripAdvisor’s official Chinese website, enables access to TripAdvisor reviews and nearby attraction searches through Marriott Rewards’ WeChat...
Starwood debuts Luxury Collection in Japan
13-Dec-2014 :: Opening in March 2015, Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto will bring authentic Ryokan-style luxury and indigenous experiences to global explorers...
Santanomics: Ireland tops Christmas spending league
12-Dec-2014 :: The Christmas period is a 'make or break' time for retailers and their supply chain, with sales made in November and December having a disproportionate impact on their performance for the year...
'Travel Friction' creating employee turnover
12-Dec-2014 :: The company AstraZeneca, headquartered in Copenhagen recently conducted some thought-provoking research; they noticed that there were negative effects of frequent travel on its employees' wellbeing...
IHG's Singapore pipeline exceeds 1,000 rooms with new Crowne Plaza wing
12-Dec-2014 :: InterContinental Hotels Group announces their latest signing in Singapore with the OUE Group, a leading diversified real estate owner, developer and operator, for a new 243-room extension to Crowne Plaza Changi Airp...
China: 544 new hotels with 160,000 rooms in the pipeline
12-Dec-2014 :: China overtrumped everything: The Middle Kingdom is world champion in traveling, even in traveling abroad; the number of Chinese tourists traveling to other countries has doubled in the past five years...
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Hilton scales new digital heights digital check-in and room selection rolled out worldwide
Thursday, 18th December 2014
Hilton Worldwide today announced that its pioneering digital check-in and room selection technology is now live across more than 4,100 hotels spanning 11 brands worldwide...

Groundbreaking alliance between Accor and Huazhu creates a hotel giant in China
Thursday, 18th December 2014
Accor and Huazhu Hotels Group (also known as China Lodging Group) sealed an extensive and long-term alliance to create the most prominent and diversified hotel company in China, with more than 2,000 hotels and the strongest pipeline in...

Marriott debuts its third hotel on China's tropical Hainan Island
Thursday, 18th December 2014
Marriott International is proud to announce the opening of its third hotel under the flagship Marriott Hotels brand in Hainan Province, China – Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay...
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Wednesday, 3rd December 2014
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ITB Berlin 2015 Marketing Programs
Tuesday, 9th December 2014
We will be covering the world’s largest travel show again in 2015 and the dedicated ITB Berlin news site's popularity and traffic is highly expected to increase once again as it has been increasing YOY...

Four Seasons plans to open five properties in 2015
Thursday, 20th November 2014
Five new Four Seasons hotels and resorts are getting ready to transition from breaking ground to cutting ribbon - and welcoming guests in 2015, with far-flung locations, historic connections and awe-inspiring architecture, these new ba...

Industry Books and Readings
Wednesday, 3rd December 2014
We recommend the following industry related books for self-improvement and your reading pleasure...

Will Amazon Travel impact your hotel?
Friday, 5th December 2014
Any new OTA player is a blessing and a curse for hotel: Each new channel can greatly increase exposure, but at the same time can be very expensive;...

Data Quality research shows loyalty programs are plagued by bad data
Sunday, 23rd November 2014
Improving data collection is the top strategic priority for loyalty programs as they look to increase engagement and customer revenue...


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