What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W1, December 2022

Here is your weekly industry news round-up. Check out the short snippets here and follow below for more details.

  • Is “Slow Tourism” going to be the new trend of the New Year?
  • Qatar shakes up Visa rules for Football Fans
  • Technology’s take on Hotel’s Revenue Management
  • Wyndham crosses the 550th hotel mark in the EMEA region
  • Four Seasons Sees a Future in Tents

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Slow Tourism: Hotels adapting for this new trend

A study conducted by Allison Caffyn in 2012 defined slow tourism as a type of travelling that focuses on ​​the destination’s environment and local community. Slow tourism can be applied across the entire guest stay – prior, during or even after the stay, representing a significant opportunity for hotels to reshape their offering while giving back to the local community. But, can any property take advantage of it?


Qatar to allow Visa less entry for fans

Qatar will now allow the fans to enter the country even if they do not have match tickets in a shake-up of visit visa rules. Qatar’s Ministry of Interior made the announcement on Twitter stating “fans will be allowed to enter the State of Qatar starting December 2, 2022 without a match ticket provided that the following conditions are met: Hayya Card, hotel reservation, a fee of QR500.”


Role of Technology in transforming Hotel Revenue Management

If you ask any hotelier “What is your focus now that demand for travel is returning?”, the immediate answer will be focusing on room rates. Because the hospitality industry grapples with extremely high customer acquisition costs Tech investment is central to preparing for the future and the mantra is Automation, AI + People = Profits


Wyndham continues expansion in Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa

In India, the company surpassed its 50th hotel mark with new openings in culturally rich destinations, such as Ramada by Wyndham Gangtok Hotel & Casino Golden, Ramada by Wyndham Station Road Katra and Ramada Encore by Wyndham Siliguri Sevoke Road. In Europe, Wyndham furthered its footprint in Germany, one of its largest European markets with over 130 hotels, with the opening of Ramada by Wyndham Essen, Wyndham Garden Munich Messe and Super 8 by Wyndham Koblenz, in addition to expanding its Trademark Collection brand with two hotels in Düsseldorf.


Naviva: 1st luxury rented resort in America by Four Season

Naviva featuring 15 units, strives to immerse guests in 48 acres of greenery overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Each of those units has a plunge pool and an expansive deck with an outdoor shower. The Punta Mita, Mexico-based property is emphasizing incorporating elements of the outdoors, reports Contributor Carley Thornell in Skift’s Future of Hotel Design feature.


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