The Week, That Was – July 2020 Week 1

In five minutes or less, keep track of the most important news of the week, curated just for you. We present to you hand – picked news on latest industry perspectives and some general updates. Read on!!

WinqBid partners with eRevMax to make its hotel booking app available to hoteliers worldwide

WinqBid has launched a special Covid-19 Heroes Appreciation Program wherein they bring hotels the opportunity to offer much needed Rewards & Recognition to health care workers and emergency first responders. Through this program, RateTiger hotels can participate and offer a free room night to first responders, which in turn may lead to paid bookings if the guest chooses to book multiple room nights.

Bloomberg invited Airbnb, Carnival and Leading Hotels of the World to discuss what’s next

Will the world start traveling again at the same pace, or will businesses discover the merits of virtual convening? Will the sharing economy ever fully recover?

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Southeast Asia to become preferred destination for Chinese travelers in 2021.

With IATA not expecting air travel to return to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2023, China looks to extend its dominance over Thailand’s and Bali’s tourism market.

Rebuilding Hospitality for the New World

With reopening of travel, it is important that we ensure ways and means to keep employees and guests safe. This blog post sets out a plan for hoteliers to help them rebuild their business and attract more travellers.

Facebook study shows how social media may influence our vacation behavior

Facebook scientists want to know more about what vacation snaps could reveal about travel behavior and the world’s most popular locations – and they’ve trained an A.I. trained on some 58,000 geo-tagged photos to help do so.

 Travel agents cautious of selling summer 2020.

Agents are taking a cautious approach to selling holidays this summer, with some refusing new bookings until there is more clarity on travel corridors and in-resort operations.

Phishing attack targets hospitality industry.

With close to 100,000 customers worldwide between Mailgun and SendGrid, it’s no surprise that attackers would setup a fake login attack campaign targeting customers (and likely those that aren’t customers but could be susceptible to social engineering).

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