ITB 2019 Special Reporting
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Jumeirah unveils Guangzhou, China
Sunday, 17th February 2019
Just minutes from ancient temples and the Guangzhou Opera House, Jumeirah Living Guangzhou, is in the heart of Zhujiang New Town Central Business District (CBD), surrounded by shimmering skyscrapers, the hotel is set near iconic attractions...
Rapid rise of cannabis related tourism helps fuel the market growth
Saturday, 16th February 2019
Tourism is one of the major economic drivers for many countries and many tourists travel aboard for vacations to see dazzling landscapes and bustling city-life and in turn, tourism drives revenue for many businesses such as food, retail, an...
IHG opens second UK voco
Saturday, 16th February 2019
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a franchise agreement with CL Capital to debut voco™, IHG’s new upscale brand, in the West Midland’s town of Solihull...
Hotel booking sites to make major changes after CMA probe
Friday, 15th February 2019
The CMA has secured a victory for UK holidaymakers as some of the biggest online hotel booking sites make formal commitments to change their ways...
Shiji adds media distribution to the scope of connecting the global business of hospitality
Friday, 15th February 2019
Continuing a series of strategic acquisitions Shiji has announced they have successfully completed the acquisition of global media content management and distribution platform ICE Portal...
The future of travel - ITB Berlin 2019
Friday, 15th February 2019
Besides escalating overtourism conflicts and the impending climate catastrophe, changing transportation systems and the shift in customer demands will be the key topics at the ITB Berlin Convention from 6 to 9 March 2019...
Latest Articles
Hospitality Leadership Solutions Series: The 'Organizational Spinal Cord'
Noted hospitality thought leaders and corporate governance/ performance management experts Kefgen and 'Dr Jim' share common management challenges while providing time-tested, field-tested or just simple 'quick-fix' ideas to keep professionals inspired, effective and successful...
Why Asia is Home to the World’s Most Dynamic Cities
With their flair for innovation, growing tech scenes, rising levels of foreign investment and fast changing skylines, cities across Asia are renowned for being some of the most dynamic in the world...
The Mobile-First World Creates Tremedous Revenue Potential for Hoteliers
Hoteliers face a challenge in 2019: Creating and managing a robust digital presence in an increasingly mobile-first environment and this means investing in mobile technology and marketing that enables the best user experience while achieving maximum engagement, regardless of device...
Wired For Sound: The Ins and Outs of Workplace Recordings
Consider the all-too-real scenario of meeting with your employee for a disciplinary discussion: At the start of the meeting, he innocently puts his phone face down on the table and unbeknownst to you, however, anticipating the meeting may r...
Global Newsletter: February 14, 2019
IHG acquires Six Senses, travel trends for Chinese new year to be used for 2020, ways to reduce Front Desk turnover and brands set their sights on Portugal...
Five Ways to Say Thank You to Your Customer
Today's it is Valentine’s Day: This is the day where we send our spouses, partners, and loved ones a gift, often it is out of obligation and I have plenty of friends who tell me if they don’t get their spouse some flowers and a card, they will pay for it...
Travel Enthusiasts Help Fuel Trip 101’s growth
Trip101, a Singapore-based global 'travel enthusiast-generated media' startup, has reported exponential growth in web traffic and revenue, validating content and media as a powerful contributor of growth...
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A Primer on 2019: Economy, Loyalty, and Specific Markets
Sunday, 17th February 2019
When forecasting what will occur in a given year, I often quote lots of others, which reduces the risk I am taking as a sole prognosticator: Yet having now been around the industry exactly 45 years, I am going to create some predictions of my own...

Digital Inspo: What Creative Hotels Are Doing Online
Sunday, 17th February 2019
Coming up with fresh and creative marketing initiatives is never an easy task: Hotels all over the world face fierce competition regardless of their destination and utilizing creative ideas to attract guests can help hotels stand out in the crowd and help them to gain new and repeat visitors...

Manmade Islands: A Modern Solution to Urban Overpopulation?
Saturday, 16th February 2019
For many of today’s cities long used to building upwards, building outwards is becoming a more viable option as manmade islands are floated as a solution to overcrowding and rising land prices...

Global Newsletter: February 15, 2019
Friday, 15th February 2019
OTAs forced to make major changes after probe, the mobile-first world creates tremedous revenue potential, leadership solutions series and why Asia is home to the world’s most dynamic cities...
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