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Research identifies the technology that hotel guests really want 24 April 2019
Dependence on mobile phones when travelling is brought into sharp focus by a survey of more than 3,600 travellers which reveals a growing appreciation for bespoke travel apps.

Guiddoo Set to Introduce New Domain to Woo Travel Agents in China 23 April 2019
The landscape of the tours and activities market is fragmented, but it is finally going digital as big players such as Expedia, Booking Holdings, Airbnb and GetYourGuide are increasingly stepping up the game.

Data Optimization - A Journey That is All About Preparedness and Diligence 11 April 2019
Capitalizing on various sources of data is imperative, and for this, an organization has to plan in a meticulous way and as it turns out, China Eastern is reaping rewards after two years of planning, and is continuously refining its initiative with relevant people, data platform, data governance etc.

How To Drive The Right Results: An Interview with the CEO of HotStats 10 April 2019
The hotel industry saw mixed results from 2018, with hotels in the US enjoying a healthy annual increase in profit plus it was the third consecutive year of growth in gross operating profit per room (GOPPAR) for hotels in the country.

Shangri-La is first hotel group to offer Wechat Pay deposit in China 6 April 2019
In cooperation with WeChat Pay, Shangri-La Group will now deploy offline mobile payment and offer guests in our China hotels, deposit payment alternatives using an e-channel platform and this makes Shangri-La the first hotel group in mainland China to offer such e-payment facilities.

Airbnb celebrates half a billion guest arrivals 4 April 2019
In 2007, three travelers arrived for a design conference in San Francisco and checked in at the Rausch Street home of Airbnb co-founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia, though they didn’t know it at the time, these three guests (Michael, Kat and Amol) would become the first members of the Airbnb global community of guests and hosts now spanning over 191 countries and 81,000 cities worldwide.

PwC forecasts marginal revenue growth for UK hotels in 2019 28 March 2019
Our forecast for UK hotels in 2019 anticipates slower growth reflecting uncertainty, softer economic and demand trends, and the impact of high levels of new hotel room additions, particularly in London but also in other UK cities.

WeChat Pay brings its ecosystem to the world 26 March 2019
WeChat Pay unveils its latest strategy for cross-border payment business at the WeChat Pay Overseas Partner Conference 2019: Themed on 'One for Billion', the conference encourages service providers and merchants across the world to expand their businesses by reaching out and engaging the Chinese travelers through WeChat ecosystem.

The Hotels Network CEO: Personalization Is Opportunity 20 March 2019
Exclusive Feature: The Hotels Network, an innovative company offering technology designed to help hotels increase their revenue through 'predictive personalization' to encourage direct bookings, was founded by CEO Juanjo Rodriguez in 2015.

Reinventing the Hotel as a Meeting of Worlds 19 March 2019
The mystique of a good hotel has always centred on the idea that unexpected things can happen and I’m not talking about rude surprises, like a hot shower that suddenly turns cold, or a $30 surcharge for wireless internet: I’m talking about intrigue.

Passengers happier when technology smooths their way through passport checks 19 March 2019
Airline passengers are using automated technology for passport checks at double the rate recorded in 2017 and are more satisfied when doing so too. This is according to the SITA 2019 Passenger IT Insights, co-sponsored by Air Transport World, which shows th

Dubai leads discussions on hotel retrofitting for a more sustainable industry 13 March 2019
Further driving environmental awareness amongst industry stakeholders, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) underlines ways in which the adoption of efficient resource management practices can lead to substantial annual savings for hotel properties.

Rotana's diverse offerings and growing hotel pipeline on display at ITB Berlin 2019 6 March 2019
Germany emerges as hotel operator’s second largest feeder market with its contribution to company’s revenues growing 4% in 2018.

The Potential of Predictive Analytics in Business Travel 5 March 2019
When a new technology is hot, the hype can sometimes distort its true meaning and potential and in meeting rooms across the globe, industry evangelists blend notions of big data, business intelligence, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and predictive analytics.

European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020 competition launched 4 March 2019
The European Commission launched the competition for the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020, this initiative rewards European cities for outstanding, innovative and sustainable tourism practices.

Emerging markets are powering Airbnb's global growth 1 March 2019
Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere through magical travel that provides unique, authentic and local experiences, and we are focused on reimagining travel by building an end-to-end travel platform that combines where you stay, what you do, and how you get there, all in one place.

Hotels Are Wasting Valuable Data Without Even Knowing It 27 February 2019
The world is on a mission to go green and the hotel industry is joining the movement, starting with removing plastic straws from their properties, major hotel chains including Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and AccorHotels are trying to reduce the amount of plastic being used to help preserve our earth.

How Tech is Taking Over London Office Leasing 27 February 2019
As London’s tech sector continues to grow both in size and prominence, it’s increasingly rivalling the capital’s long established financial services sector when it comes to employing top talent and leasing quality office space.

Investing in innovation is top priority for CEOs in 2019 26 February 2019
45% of respondents expect the rise of automation and machine learning to be the technology shift driving the greatest near-term market impact.

Manhattan Lodging Overview Q4 2018 23 February 2019
The New York City borough of Manhattan is among the strongest, most diverse, and most dynamic hotel markets in the world.

Industry Statistics Update - Q1 2019 22 February 2019
Our Q1 Industry Statistics Update shows key economic metrics that relate to the hotel industry’s recent performance and near-term forecast.

Hotel booking sites to make major changes after CMA probe 15 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. Expedia,, Agoda,, ebookers and trivago have been the subject of CMA enforcement action due to serious concerns around issues like pressure selling, misleading discount claims, the effect that commission has on how hotels are ordered on sites, and hidden charges.

Bangkok set for aggressive expansion of city's mass transit rail network 15 February 2019
Thailand’s leading mass transit condominium developer, Ananda Development taps into a rail network that will more than triple from 90 to 286 stations by 2030 for 466km of track - making it longer than the London Underground or New York Subway.

The future of travel - ITB Berlin 2019 15 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.

The Role of Next Gen Venue Technology in Profit Optimisation 13 February 2019
With a brand-new year stretched out ahead of us, the hospitality industry continues its forward momentum towards a more streamlined, personalised and more importantly — optimised — group business landscape for planners and hoteliers alike.

Trend-setters: Outbound tourism from China drives growth across Asia Pacific 1 February 2019
Over the course of less than two decades, China has gone from being a minor player to being the world’s largest and most lucrative source of outbound tourists. In 2017 alone Chinese nationals made more than 131m trips outside of their national borders, spending approximately $300bn in the process.

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