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IATA launches platform to share turbulence data 16 December 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched its Turbulence Aware data resource to help airlines avoid turbulence when planning routes tactically in flight, it augments an airline’s ability to forecast and avoid turbulence by pooling and sharing (in real time) turbulence data generated by participating airlines.'s mantra for China - be prepared for the change 27 November 2018
Booking Holdings’ journey in China has spanned nine years, but the group is keen on being nimble, running operations in an autonomous way and also open to learning from local companies.

NH Hotel Group is the first urban hotel chain in Europe to offer Online check-in and more 24 November 2018
NH Hotel Group is launching FASTPASS, combining three innovative services: Online Check-in, Choose Your Room and Online Check-out- that put give complete control over their stay in customers hands.

Facebook Changes Reviews to Recommendations 23 November 2018
Facebook has made the dramatic move of replacing business reviews with recommendations: The change first came into effect in August and the impact of the decision is now trickling down into the business world and for the hospitality industry, this presents a tremendous opportunity.

Airbnb removes listings in the West Bank settlement 20 November 2018
Listings in disputed regions: There are conflicting views regarding whether companies should be doing business in the occupied territories that are the subject of historical disputes between Israelis and Palestinians.

Spirit of Change' needed from European governments to improve competitiveness 20 November 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for a spirit of change from governments to capture the social and economic benefits of air connectivity, by enabling a more competitive air transport sector.

Travelers say technology is key to their travel experience 19 November 2018
Travelport's 2018 Digital Traveler Survey highlights continuing demand for digital tools, mobile devices remain vital whilst new technologies grow in prominence and India retains top position in this year's global digital traveler country rankings.

Slow Season is the Best Season to Attract More Groups and Events to Your Hotel 14 November 2018
Across the customer-driven, commerce landscape, a number of variables affect purchase behavior and consumer interest and frankly, no business is exempt from the experience of market fluctuations — and this remains especially true for the service and hospitality realm.

Turning Your Hotel Lobby into a Profit Center 14 November 2018
Every hotel general manager wants to increase the bottom line of the hotel to provide more profits for ownership: After room revenue, resort fees, banquet room rental, and food and beverage income, what else is there? Well, a massive profit center is staring hotel managers right in the face every day.

Anti-tourism efforts in Amsterdam lead to increased ADR, investments 13 November 2018
Last year, city officials in Amsterdam moved to reduce the incredibly high level of international visitors that flock to the city each year, doing so by introducing a set of measures tough on hospitality, the most prominent of which was halting hotel development in the city center, one of the most popular areas for tourists in the city.

Demonstrating ROI in Revenue Management to Hotel Owners Today 13 November 2018
Exclusive Feature: In the past, many hotel investors and owners have viewed revenue management as a discipline that is at too much of a 'micro level' to be concerned with versus the bigger discussions around brand and operational standards; It goes without saying that technology moves quickly, and keeping up with these constant changes can be difficult and expensive.

2019 Top Hotel Trends 12 November 2018
Has there ever been a more exciting time to work in the hospitality industry? The last few years have seen significant change, and it was definitely needed, but the future holds even more change for the industry.

Shangri-La and Tencent partner to deliver greater convenience and personalised experience 11 November 2018
The cooperation will be focused on developing and deploying Smart Hotel solutions to power the transformation of hotel operations and services for Shangri-La, and will expand to more future collaborations across various businesses within the Shangri-La Group worldwide.

Middle East & Africa Trends the focus for WTM London Day Three 9 November 2018
Gastrodiplomacy in Jordan, plans for Expo 2020 in Dubai, opportunities in Africa and the latest travel trends for the region were all hotly debated topics in the Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone on Day Three of WTM London – where Ideas Arrive.

Whitepaper reveals megatrends shaping the future of travel 8 November 2018
The new research reveals how the travel industry is developing within the fast-changing global economic and social environment.

Travel tech is driving consumer change 7 November 2018
Travel technology is not only responding to some of the changes in traveller behaviour but also driving some of those changes, according to experts speaking on the opening day of Travel Forward.

Ways to Drive More Direct Bookings for Your Hotel 7 November 2018
It’s no secret that online travel agencies (OTAs) hold a vast market share and are instrumental in increasing your hotel’s exposure to a wide travel audience, however hoteliers still have many other opportunities to increase direct bookings through their websites.

Mobile Payments among Travel Buyers and Suppliers Still in Early Adoption Phase 7 November 2018
Most travel buyers and suppliers are familiar with both mobile wallet and contactless payment solutions, however, 49 percent of travel buyers are still unclear on the benefits, according to research released by GBTA, in partnership with US Bank.

Inbound tourism fuels future-ready cities across Southeast Asia 6 November 2018
Mastercard unveiled a report that demonstrates the transformative power of tourism in fueling the development of smarter cities and accelerating economic growth.

HOTECH 2020 Delivers the Future of Hotel Technology 31 October 2018
The Asian hotel sector is rapidly evolving and as the regional business and leisure travel market grows, so does the level of competition from global hotel chains expanding their presence into new markets, as well as emerging local brands and boutique accommodation offerings.

Cathay Pacific finds major data security breach affecting passenger data 25 October 2018
Cathay Pacific announced that as part of its ongoing IT security processes

Action Plan and Tips to Increase Your Millennials Booking Volume 24 October 2018
So by now we should all know that Millennials represent the largest consumer demographic group in the world today and more importantly for the hotel sector, they love to travel, so for these reasons, it is critical to the success of your hotel management strategy to appeal to the millennial market.

A new form of Hospitality and the autonomous mobile hotel 23 October 2018
The Autonomous Travel Suite integrates transportation and hospitality though a driver-less, mobile suite offering door-to-door transportation service in between the traveler’s home and destination.

How Could a Car-Free Future Shape the Way We Live? 22 October 2018
Many of Europe’s cities are looking to a car-free future and as vehicles move out and people move back in, urban areas are changing to better accommodate their modern pedestrianized lifestyle.

Tips for a Successful Cyber Monday Campaign 19 October 2018
It’s no secret: Cyber Monday is a huge opportunity for hoteliers to drive bookings and what began as a one-day online shopping holiday has, over the years, extended into Black Friday and Thanksgiving, with some brands promoting deals even earlier.

Mobile Marketing Tips for Travel Brands [Infographic] 19 October 2018
The folks at Filmora recently produced this insightful infographic on the state of mobile marketing in 2018, including some helpful tips for brands seeking to make the most of this new reality.

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