Hotel technology investments now stronger than ever

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:25:00 +0300

Software as a Service provider Duetto sees year-on-year record growth of 84% in rooms added as hotels embrace technology adoption and innovation to best prepare for the future.

“Be messengers of hope”: Pope Francis addresses Glopal Youth Tourism Summit

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:22:00 +0300

For the Summit, a landmark first for the sector and for UNWTO as it prioritizes youth empowerment and education and training, around 130 students from 60 countries, will take part in a series of workshops, debates and discussions. Participants are aged between 12 and 18 and include a delegation from Ukraine.

Flights to Lyon demonstrate potential for greening of aviation

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:19:00 +0300

Aviation associations call for policies to support the continued transition to net-zero carbon emissions.

Travel confidence boosted as more than half of global tourists are unconcerned about the spread of COVID-19

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:16:00 +0300

As countries gradually lift travel restrictions and tourism restarts in many parts of the world, hygiene and safety must continue to be a priority and coordinated heath protocols that protect workers, communities, and travellers, while supporting companies and workers, must be firmly in place to boost travel confidence.

Positive and immediate impact on global air travel demand as restrictions relax

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:13:00 +0300

Uncertainties remain against the background of an uneven recovery.

Celebrating a successful 2022 DMC Network Exchange in a renewed, forward-looking Atlantic City

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:07:00 +0300

The 2022 Exchange, held June 15-17 in the heart of Atlantic City, represents a significant investment in the Jersey Shore community by the DMC Network and its partners.

Introducing a fourth urban retreat in Istanbul from sustainable The Stay Hotels group

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:04:00 +0300

Turkey’s first independent carbon-neutral hotel group commits to excellence in luxury hospitality with its latest opening this June, The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi.

Uplisting teams up with SUPERHOG to provide property managers with bulletproof booking security

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:01:00 +0300

The integration enables Uplisting members to access SUPERHOG’s intelligent guest screening and automatic damage protection along with its simplified deposit management, giving property managers additional peace of mind.

World Cinema Inc. enters agreement to acquire Hospitality WiFi LLC

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 08:58:00 +0300

The combination creates a converged services powerhouse serving approximately 7,000 properties representing over 900,000 rooms.

Roberto Wirth Jr. and Veruschka Wirth named Hotel Hassler Roma Executive Chairman and CEO, respectively

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 08:55:00 +0300

Together, they aim to consolidate The Jewels of Roberto E. Wirth and work on significant future developments, a fundamental step in their entrepreneurial journey.

Ostend-Bruges and Antwerp airports expect 150,000 passengers this summer

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 08:52:00 +0300

This summer, Antwerp Airport can be used to travel to 9 destinations in Spain, Croatia, France and Morocco. With seven flights a week each, Malaga and Alicante in Antwerp come out on top.

Incode partners with INTELITY

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 08:46:00 +0300

Incode will provide an automated digital ID creation for a digital guest profile to interact with the hotel property and process payment sources, furthering INTELITY’s goal to provide the industry with a contactless service option.

Kelly Haager promoted to Regional VP/Sales at OTO Development company veteran to oversee owned assets

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 08:43:00 +0300

In her new role, Kelly Haager oversees OTO’s owned assets. She works with hotel and regional sales, marketing and revenue management teams to maximize profit potential at every property in the company’s owned portfolio; she is also responsible for sales task force deployment and the development of ancillary revenue opportunities.

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions launches VingCard Novel at HITEC 2022

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 08:40:00 +0300

Advanced door lock solution features latest functionalities in security access technology with all components encased within a sleek handle to provide an attractive and durable design.

HIS reveals evolving guestroom entertainment expectations with publishing of in-depth White Paper

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 08:37:00 +0300

Hundreds of surveyed guests and hoteliers demonstrate the growing importance of experience personalization, security and privacy as well as ease of use in meeting modern in-room entertainment needs.

Cabana unveils campervans in San Francisco market

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 08:34:00 +0300

Cabana’s introduction into San Francisco demonstrates the company’s continued momentum since launching in 2020, further solidifying the brand’s innovation and leadership in the travel industry.

Travelex announces creation of 1,200 new international jobs following major new contract wins

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 08:31:00 +0300

FX leader wins new contracts across Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and UK as travel industry continues to recover; new CEO to start in the coming days.

New study reveals the most Zen-sational destinations for spa breaks

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:04:00 +0300

Paris is home to more spas per km² than anywhere in the UK, US, Canada, and Europe with an impressive 965 spas across the city. Europe is home to nine of the top 10 spa break destinations, with three of the top ten being found in France. Chichester, Norwich and Bath are the top three UK cities for spa breaks respectively.

Experience enhancers collections extend Agilysys PMS, POS and Inventory & Procurement Systems to amplify ROE

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:01:00 +0300

28 applications that improve staff and guest experiences will be showcased at HITEC Orlando 2022 June 27-30, 2022.

A Coruña celebrates de return to record cruise numbers with the prestigious Cruise Exellence Awards Gala

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:58:00 +0300

A celebration that will be attended by industry representatives on 29 June at the Rosalia de Castro Theatre.

Regenerative Travel ushers in new cohort of hotel members

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:55:00 +0300

Five independent properties will join Regenerative Travel’s collection of trailblazing regenerative hospitality offerings.

Performance Hospitality Management welcomes new executive team members at two of its properties

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:49:00 +0300

New General Manager and Executive Chef brought on board at Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel; New resort Manager welcomed at Banana Bay Resort & Marina in Florida Keys.

8 in 10 Britons are planning a budget-friendly Summer vacation

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:46:00 +0300

3 in 4 budget travelers have strategies to save money on flights including booking with a budget airline (52%) and stick to a carry on bag only (48%).

ACI Europe Best Airport Award winners for 2022 revealed

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:43:00 +0300

The Best Airport Awards recognise excellence and outstanding achievement across the entire portfolio of airport activities. This year has been characterised by both the many ways in which airports are recovering after COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing focus on sustainability-related achievements. Airports in this section are divided into five groups, according to 2019 passenger traffic.

New CEO for TUS Airways

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:37:00 +0300

Ahmed Aly is a seasoned aviation leader with extensive experience in the transformation &  growth of international airlines and realising their true potential through innovative strategy design & implementation, developing strategic partnerships and embracing digital transformation.

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort improves speed of service and increases revenue with Beachy's 5G mobile POS solution

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:34:00 +0300

The luxury wellness resort has seen an increase in F&B ticket size and staff earnings after deploying Beachy.

MakeMyTrip joins Global Sustainable Tourism Council

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:31:00 +0300

MakeMyTrip has become a member of the GSTC.

Cloudbeds acquires Whistle, moves to solve friction in guest journey

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:28:00 +0300

No. 1 PMS and No. 1 guest messaging platform join forces to integrate guest engagement solutions seamlessly into day-to-day lodging business operations.

CYCAS appointed to manage luxury London hotel

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:25:00 +0300

Located on London’s South Bank, the 161-room is a short walk from Waterloo, Blackfriars and London Bridge stations. With seven stylish suites, the well-connected property has proved a popular choice for discerning travellers since opening in 2018.

GIATA DRIVE now available to Resfinity users

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:22:00 +0300

GIATA DRIVE has already covered more than 32,300 hotels worldwide since the product launched in 2020 and is rapidly expanding. Due to high manual effort constraints managing hotel content – such as images and descriptions – has become a big challenge for hoteliers.

Qatar Airways and Airlink sign comprehensive codeshare agreement to enhance connectivity across Southern Africa

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:19:00 +0300

World’s Best Airline further demonstrates commitment to South Africa where it operates 35 weekly flights to three gateways from the World’s Best Airport, Hamad International Airport.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announces plans for first luxury residences in North Carolina

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:16:00 +0300

The historic The Cedars landmark in Downtown Hendersonville will be completely reimagined as five-star private branded residences and will debut as Fairmont Heritage Place -The Cedars, Hendersonville in 2025.

RateHawk joins hands with Vervotech to facilitate mooth hotel content distribution

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:13:00 +0300

Through this partnership, Vervotech and RateHawk are set to mutually benefit from the exchange of market researched data, domain knowledge and cutting-edge modern technologies.

UniFocus unveils gratitude digital tipping solution

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:10:00 +0300

Trusted leader in workforce technology provider to showcase how hoteliers can increase employee tips and provide instant access to wages in an increasingly cashless society through integrated digital tipping feature.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa promotes Vince Waddill to Director of Event Management

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:07:00 +0300

Since 2015, Waddill has served the role of Director of Event Planning at the resort.

TripStack and Navitaire announce strategic partnership to bring Virtual Interline technology to airlines

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:04:00 +0300

The partnership will give the 60+ Navitaire hosted carriers the opportunity to expand their existing network and generate additional revenue without the cost and complexity associated with traditional interline agreements.

Pathfinder Hospitality extends portfolio to Alabama

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:01:00 +0300

This marks the 11th & 12th hotel additions managed by Pathfinder.

Ministry of Tourism permits Dutch Docklands Maldives to run Floating City Development

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:55:00 +0300

Maldives Floating City is an innovative housing project being developed in a lagoon 15 minutes boat ride from Male’.

AirDNA: Pre-Summer heatwave with record occupancy in European short-term rentals

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:52:00 +0300

As of mid-June, bookings for the summer are 5% higher than at the same point in 2019, though rates are beginning to drop.

European airports stride forward in progress towards net zero carbon emissions

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:46:00 +0300

Almost half of Europe’s 2050 airports now accelerated to 2030 commitment. Repository of airport net zero carbon roadmaps celebrates new additions.

STR: Canada hotels post highest rates since September 2019

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:43:00 +0300

Among the provinces and territories, Manitoba recorded the highest May occupancy level (69.4%), which was 2.0% above the pre-pandemic comparable.

The Dominican Republic will host the 28th Annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference in October

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:40:00 +0300

President Luis Abinader and Minister David Collado highlighted the importance of the 28th FCCA conference for cruise tourism in the country.

Figment Design names Marketing executive Beverly Nicholson-Doty CEO

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:37:00 +0300

Former U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Lucia tourism leader joins top travel and hospitality ad agency; advertising industry expert Jeffrey Pankey remains in the role of President.

Cloud5 Communications launches new AI-Driven Virtual Guest Services solution

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:34:00 +0300

Cloud5’s Virtual Guest Services solution, powered by BluIP, is designed to help hotels combat today’s staffing constraints, reduce costs, and maintain high levels of guest satisfaction.

Havila Capella to resume operations

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:31:00 +0300

Havila Capella is moored at the quay in Bergen with crew on board and is ready to receive guests.

Al-Hashar Travel adopts Amadeus technology to enhance its customer offering

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:28:00 +0300

The solutions being adopted by the Muscat-headquartered firm include the cloud-based Amadeus Selling Platform Connect, a powerful and customizable online booking and fulfillment platform designed to meet Al-Hashar’s specific needs.

Winning design team to lead Barbican Centre renewal revealed

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:25:00 +0300

The project will preserve the iconic building’s original architectural vision, provide new opportunities for the Barbican’s diverse community of artists, audiences, organisers, delegates and partners, and boost the building’s accessibility and environmental performance.

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh partners with InnSpire

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:22:00 +0300

Innovative global brand draws on InnSpire’s advanced connectivity, casting, and seamless hub integration capabilities to attain the pinnacle of guest satisfaction, convenience and safety across the entire guest journey.

JetBlue sharpens competitive edge with FLYR artificial intelligence partnership

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:19:00 +0300

FLYR’s cloud-native decision intelligence platform, The Revenue Operating System, leverages deep learning technology to provide automated, AI-based revenue management capabilities that maximize business-wide revenue opportunities.

Barcelona’s Majestic Hotel & Spa announce major spa renovations

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:16:00 +0300

The iconic hotel offers its guests both luxury and wellness through an elevated Spa experience, thanks to Natura Bissé and Hora Sexta.

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