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Va Va Room! Hilton unveils racing suite
6-Jul-2015 :: To celebrate 10 successful years as a proud corporate partner of the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team, Hilton has created the ultimate racing aficionados dream in time for the 2015 FORMULA 1...
Shopping centres are the preferred place to eat and drink across EMEA
5-Jul-2015 :: Shopping centres across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are the preferred destination for eating and drinking, according to leading global real estate advisor, CBRE, and its Food and Beverage in Shopping Centres report...
Ascott Reit makes first foray into the USA
5-Jul-2015 :: Ascott Residence Trust is expanding its footprint to the United States of America by acquiring the 411-key Element New York Times Square West hotel located in Midtown Manhattan for USD163...
Strengthening fundamentals drive investor interest in San Francisco lodging sector
4-Jul-2015 :: The San Francisco Bay Area boasts a diverse, fast-growing economy as well as numerous cultural and tourist attractions, which have helped establish it among the nation's top-performing lodging markets...
UK engaging the Chinese private sector report 2015
4-Jul-2015 :: This report covers investments made by the Chinese private sector into the UK, as well as the UK brands that have had the greatest impact on the Chinese luxury consumer...
Joint position on open skies by the European travel commission and ACI Europe
3-Jul-2015 :: On the occasion of the 25th ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly, Congress and Exhibition taking place in Prague today, Arnaud Feist, President of ACI EUROPE and CEO of Brussels Airport announced the release of a joint position on Open Skie...
Airbnb: A $10 billion valuation
3-Jul-2015 :: TechCrunch has learned that Airbnb, the fast-growing site that lets people become hoteliers by renting out sofas, rooms or entire private homes, has now closed its latest round of funding: $500 million, led by private equity firm TPG, ...
25%+ of Expedia's bookings now via mobile
3-Jul-2015 :: More than one in four of Expedia's global bookings came through a mobile screen in the first three months of 2015 – and half of those were made within 48 hours of stay, says the company...
Kenya introduces e-visa service for GCC travellers this week
3-Jul-2015 :: Visitors to the African country will be able to apply for entry visas in advance online via a dedicated portal from Thursday July 2nd...
City momentum index 2015: Tracking speed of change
3-Jul-2015 :: This is JLL's second annual City Momentum Index (CMI), which tracks the speed of change of a city's economic base and its commercial real estate market...
First Crowne Plaza Hotel to open on Phu Quoc Island
3-Jul-2015 :: Slated to open in 2017, Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay will be part of the new Star Bay/Green Hill development, which will also feature a lagoon, beach village and a range of shops, restaurants and bars...
Expedia amends rate, conditions and availability parity clauses
2-Jul-2015 :: The Expedia group (Expedia) announced that it intends to waive certain clauses in its agreements with its European hotel partners...
Banks: Card breach at Trump hotel properties
2-Jul-2015 :: The Trump Hotel Collection, a string of luxury hotel properties tied to business magnate and now Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, appears to be the latest victim of a credit card breach, according to ...
Conrad Hong Kong commemorates 25 years
2-Jul-2015 :: Conrad Hong Kong is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year having officially opened its doors to its first guests on 14 September in 1990...
Sydney - the capital of Asia Pacific for hotel investment
2-Jul-2015 :: Sydney is currently one of the most active hotel investment markets globally reaching near A$2 billion of major CBD hotel sales taking place in the past 22 months...
Maldives: A hotbed of innovative experiences
2-Jul-2015 :: In the resort islands of the Maldives, the obsession with unique experiences never stops; ...
HongKongers spend more than half of their holidays traveling abroad
2-Jul-2015 :: Mobile phones and credit cards are among the top two essential travel companions for Hong Kong residents traveling abroad; ...
Mandarin Oriental announces second hotel in Beijing
1-Jul-2015 :: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage another luxury property in the heart of Beijing, scheduled to open in 2017, in the Wangfujing district of the capital city...
Rosewood Clearwater Bay, Hainan to open 2018
1-Jul-2015 :: A Sense of Place® concept to be expressed in sophisticated resort sanctuary:  Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by the CMT Group of Taiwan to manage Rosewood Clearwater Bay, Hainan opening in 2018...
European Chain Hotels Market Review: Happy days for Madrid and Prague hotels
1-Jul-2015 :: Madrid and Prague hotels recorded increases in gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) of 12...
Meliá Hotels partners with UNICEO to enhance visibility in the MICE segment
1-Jul-2015 :: Meliá Hotels International has announced a partnership with UNICEO®, the international association for senior corporate event organizers, a further step in enhancing its recognition as a leading company in the MICE (Meetings, Inc...
IATA pauses rollout of Cabin OK to reassess initiative
1-Jul-2015 :: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it was pausing the rollout of its Cabin OK initiative and beginning a comprehensive reassessment in light of concerns expressed, primarily in North America...
Who's most satisfied with Singapore hotels?
1-Jul-2015 :: Since the record-setting year Singapore’s tourism and hospitality industry experienced in 2011, Singapore has been one of the world’s most popular travel destinations...
MENA Hotels Review: Hotel profits in Dubai and Jeddah continue to fall
30-Jun-2015 :: The combined effect of the falling Euro and stronger US Dollar continues to be the key challenge facing Dubai’s hotels, as average room rate (ARR) fell by close to 11% to US$272 during the month of May...
Club Sandwich Index: New York ranks 10th among global cities; first among major US cities
30-Jun-2015 :: This year, the elevated report by Hotels.com – the CSI 2.0 – covers three additional hotel dining items to make the Index a more comprehensive indicator for travelers to understand the costs associated with a full day of dining ...
In China, 'High-Speed' households to generate 90% of new consumption between 2015-2020
30-Jun-2015 :: Despite the slowdown in economic growth in China, a vibrant group of high-speed households will rapidly increase their spending between 2015 and 2020; ...
News from around the Asia Pacific region, June 30
30-Jun-2015 :: Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; Zen Rooms raised US$1 million, Thailand and Cambodia agree on single visa for tourists visiting both, visa-free to Vietnam for five European countries and more...
Silk Road Tourism Ministers commit to travel facilitation and closer marketing cooperation
30-Jun-2015 :: The 7th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism agreed to advance travel facilitation, promote a 'Visit the Silk Road' Programme and step up efforts to develop tourism routes and enhance human resources...
Content Marketing ~ Submit your Releases and News
30-Jun-2015 :: 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...
Starwood expected to spin-off vacation ownership business by year-end 2015
29-Jun-2015 :: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced the planned spin-off of its vacation ownership business into a separate publicly traded company; Starwood Vacation Ownership (SVO), which will be named Vistana Signature Experiences upo...
Women in the boardroom
29-Jun-2015 :: Recently, more attention has been paid to the issue of creating more gender-balanced corporate boards of directors...
INFOGRAPHIC: Travel Myths Debunked
29-Jun-2015 :: New survey reveals surprising shifts in the travel industry:  The newly released 2015 Portrait of American Travelers® highlights some surprising and significant shifts in travel perceptions...
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News from around the Asia Pacific region, July 6
Monday, 6th July 2015
Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; Myanmar’s tourism growth fuelled by budget travelers, Beijing gets another MO and more...

Amadeus acquires Navitaire and forms alliance to focus on digital services for airline passengers
Monday, 6th July 2015
In separate agreement, Accenture to provide Amadeus with infrastructure outsourcing, application and R&D services...

Investment in Spanish hotels set to surpass 2006 peak
Monday, 6th July 2015
Hotel investment in Spain in 2015 is set to surpass the €1...
 The Month's Most Read News
Why Investors invest in Portugal - Seeking Investors
Friday, 26th June 2015
Coupled with the security of investments, a vibrant local economy, and political stability, people continue to look to Portugal not only for property investment, but short and long-term tourism, especially during the Northern-European Winte...

Hurun and ILTM Asia released 'The Chinese Luxury Traveler 2015' report
Monday, 8th June 2015
Hurun Report and ILTM Asia released The Chinese Luxury Traveler 2015, a 40-page report on the travel trends of the Chinese luxury high net worth individual, the report features the travel trends of China’s super travell...

Top Six Technology Trends for 2015
Monday, 8th June 2015
Travel industry research authority Phocuswright announced its six technology trends of the year in its recent publication, Travel Innovation and Technology Trends 2015...

Sri Lanka: Island on the rise
Wednesday, 24th June 2015
To say that 2009 was a significant year for Sri Lanka would be to understate the case;  It was the year that the country’s protracted civil war finally ended, bringing to a close over two-and-a-half decades of conflict...

Ctrip gears up for tougher battles in hotel contracting in Asia
Thursday, 11th June 2015
Big Chinese online intermediaries are diligently pursuing new opportunities as part of their respective growth strategies and strengthening of international hotel content via direct contracting deals is a part of this plan, however, leading...

Assessing new hotel opening project performance - A doctoral research project
Wednesday, 10th June 2015
There is a fundamental flaw in the current hospitality school of thought: New hotel opening project success is measured by whether or not the hotel (eventually) opens...


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