What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W3, January 2023

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

  • Travel Trends 2023 to help you plan a mesmerizing holiday 
  • Accor launches platform for branded residences 
  • Grand Opening for Atlantis The Royal with massive fireworks
  • Marriott International go live with instant booking with Groups360 
  • Agoda introduces a shopping cart function for travel bookings 

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Newshound W3, Jan 2023

The biggest travel trends – 2023 

In 2023, travellers will be going one step further as we look to deepen these experiences by having a lasting positive impact on the places and people we visit. After a year of travel for fun, relaxation and reunion post-pandemic, 2023 will be the year we travel for personal betterment. Whether you are seeking to overcome grief, identify your life’s mission or discover what your body is physically capable of, there will be a Transformation Retreat that caters to it. 


Accor introduces the One Living platform for branded residences 

Accor has now launched Accor One Living, its own real estate arm. Through One Living, expert teams in each region will sit with developers, ensuring design, service and Accor-backed benefits are aligned with the needs of specific “targeted homebuyers.” Accor One Living expects to open more than 125 new branded residence communities over the next several years, including standout flagships.


Dubai’s Atlantis, The Royal – All set for the grand opening 

The opening of Atlantis – The Royal on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah is arguably the biggest hotel event of the decade. This weekend (January 20 to 22, 2023), the luxury resort will open itself up to hundreds of VIPs, celebrities and media for its Grand Reveal party. The exclusive, invite-only weekend takes place before the resort opens to the public on February 10 and has a whole host of activities and performances throughout the weekend. 


Marriott announces instant booking solutions for meetings & events with Groups360 

Marriott International and Groups360 today announced the launch of Instant Booking for Marriott’s portfolio of hotels in the United States and Canada. Marriott International is the first brand to have a direct integration with Groups360 to offer the “Instant Book” functionality for both guest rooms and meeting space at scale on GroupSync Marketplace, providing planners with a streamlined booking process at the click of a button.


Agoda introduces a shopping cart function for travel bookings 

Agoda is one of the first online travel agencies to offer this functionality for its travel products with the aim of optimising trip planning and offering greater value to its customers. Agoda customers will soon also be able to add flights, activities tours, attractions and more. The shopping cart is the first of many upcoming launches from Agoda that aim to create a seamless, one-stop travel booking experience for customers. 


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