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Regent group to go global
27-Nov-2014 :: Formosa International Hotels Corporation, owning company and operator of the Regent brand and a list of other brands plans to enter deeper into China...
Preparing for growth - Challenges for Asia Pacific
27-Nov-2014 :: The IATA identified continuous safety enhancement, the availability of cost-efficient infrastructure and environmental responsibility as critical factors to ensure that Asia-Pacific continues to realize the enormous economic and social bene...
Garuda Indonesia signs code share agreement with Myanmar Airways
26-Nov-2014 :: The strategic cooperation will further strengthen both airlines' flight network and provide seamless and convenient connections through the international gateways of Singapore and Bangkok...
Virtuoso names 10 hottest destinations
26-Nov-2014 :: Virtuoso, harnessing data from its worldwide travel agency members, revealed where the affluent will be venturing for the remainder of 2014, including the crucial holiday time and winter months...
Welcome to the new Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
26-Nov-2014 :: Set on a 270-metre natural beachfront in a chic coastal community with stunning open sea and city skyline views from all 237 rooms and suites, plus: 10 unique dining and lounge options, including the exclusive rooftop Mercury Lounge...
Impact of Hong Kong protests
26-Nov-2014 :: Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd reported that revenues for 16 of their properties are on an average 5% - 10% below expectations for September and October...
News from around the Asia Pacific region, Nov 26
26-Nov-2014 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; this week: Singapore vs Macau Casinos, Four Seasons to start offering Private Jet itineraries, Hotel REITS in India expected to pick up and more...
Rising demand keeps Bali tourism ahead of the curve
25-Nov-2014 :: Bali's hotels are seeing increased demand despite broader concerns about what seems to be an endless stream of new rooms coming online...
Royal Caribbean and Ctrip announce JV to tap into China's fast growing cruise market
25-Nov-2014 :: Royal Caribbean Cruises and Ctrip.com International announced that they have agreed to form a strategic partnership through SkySea Cruises, a joint venture which is designed to serve the Chinese cruise market....
The 2014 Vacation Deprivation Study: Americans and Asian workers lag well behind Europeans
25-Nov-2014 :: Expedia.com® released the results of the 2014 Vacation Deprivation® study, an annual study of vacation habits among 7,855 employed adults across 24 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and South ...
Asian Real SnapShot! Autumn 2014
25-Nov-2014 :: This is review of current developments in key real estate markets in Asia Pacific with deep insights into the following twelve regions: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand ...
Ctrip vs Qunar: Difference is not only in business model but also in leadership style
25-Nov-2014 :: It was interesting to see the contrasting styles of China’s top two online travel leaders on display at the Phocuswright conference in Los Angeles – Ctrip’s James Liang’s soft spoken, assertive, almost prof...
We love Taiwan, here we come: WITNext - Inspiring Young Minds
24-Nov-2014 :: First time I visited Taipei, I was bowled over by the friendliness of its people and the awesomeness of its street food; then I discovered more of its charms over  the years, the hills, the coastline, the countryside, its spas …...
How Hong Kong is attracting millennial travellers - Interview with Lothar Nessmann, COO of Hotel Jen
24-Nov-2014 :: Has Hong Kong lost its appeal as a mainstay among Chinese travellers? It's a question the hospitality industry is confronting head-on as China's tourism trends change; ...
Kempinski enters Malaysian hotel market
24-Nov-2014 :: Kempinski Hotels announces the signing of multi-use property development '8 Conlay' with KSK Land in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia...
Brand USA - Return on investment: 47:1
24-Nov-2014 :: The work of Brand USA has already resulted in the creation of thousands of new jobs in the USA - with a massive return on investment...
AMEX Business Travel Forecast 2015: Economic climates to drive price changes in 2015
24-Nov-2014 :: The American Express Global Business Travel Forecast 2015, predicts air, hotel and ground transportation prices to be neutral to slightly higher across all regions in 2015;...
Ascott opens first property in Busan and its largest property globally
24-Nov-2014 :: Ascott has secured a contract to manage its first Citadines Apart’hotel in South Korea;...
ITB Berlin 2015 Marketing Programs
24-Nov-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...
Hyatt plans a Park Hyatt Hotel in Auckland, expected to open in 2017
23-Nov-2014 :: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Fu Wah New Zealand for a Park Hyatt hotel in Auckland, New Zealand; Expected to open in 2017, Park Hyatt Auckland will m...
Data Quality research shows loyalty programs are plagued by bad data
23-Nov-2014 :: Improving data collection is the top strategic priority for loyalty programs as they look to increase engagement and customer revenue...
Hostel sector set to thrive as demand grows for low cost beds
22-Nov-2014 :: The hostel and limited service hotel sector is becoming one of the most dynamic hospitality investment sectors, with its adaptability and cost effectiveness along with intense competition from both group and independent operators contributi...
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UK Chain Hotels Review: Profit growth for all regions, except London
Thursday, 27th November 2014
Once again the UK Provinces lead the way to profit growth with positive year-on-year movement during the month of October in gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR): Yorkshire and Humberside hoteliers experienced a 10% increase i...

Cornell study introduces a 'Canary' for hotel loan delinquencies
Thursday, 27th November 2014
A study from Cornell introduces a new metric that gives an early warning of distress in the hotel mortgage market; ...

JW Marriott to open unique luxury private island resort in Venice
Thursday, 27th November 2014
The 266-room property, created in collaboration with award-winning Italian architect firm Matteo Thun & Partners, has an exceptional lagoon location on its own island, with stunning views of St Mark’s Square and La Serenissima...
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Recommended Book: Project Management of Hotel Opening Processes
Thursday, 6th November 2014
Project Management of Hotel Opening Processes: Exploring better ways to manage new hotel openings Paperback -  The Chinese hotel industry has started the steepest new hotel development curve the world has ever experienced...

Industry Books and Readings
Tuesday, 18th November 2014
We recommend the following industry related books for self-improvement and your reading pleasure...

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...

Global study reveals key marketing trends and predictions for 2014 holiday season
Sunday, 16th November 2014
Paid Facebook ads will rival organic Twitter and YouTube campaigns; email will be the hub of 2014 holiday marketing campaigns...

Majority take hotel toiletries during stay
Monday, 17th November 2014
Hotel guests can officially stop feeling guilty for taking the last of the mini toiletries from their guest rooms - actually, everyone's doing it;...

Sabre developing travel services for emerging wearable technology,
Monday, 17th November 2014
Hot on the heels of showcasing its Google Glass prototype flight finder app at World Travel Market in London, global travel technology company Sabre has announced the next step in developing travel services that work across a numb...


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