What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W2, February 2023

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

  • “The Z Summit” – Zanzibar’s first tourism investment summit in 2023 
  • Madrid extends remarkable stay for GCC travelers  
  • Hong Kong offers free flight tickets to revive travelers  
  • Delta Hotel in Dubai converts humidity into drinking water for guests 
  • IHCL expands presence in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 

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Newshound, W2 Feb 2023

Zanzibar set to host international tourism summit – “The Z Summit” 

Zanzibar tourism stakeholders are all set for the first tourism investment summit to take place on the island later this month, targeting to connect tourism investors from East Africa, Africa, and other tourist market sources in the world. This international tourism summit, “The Z Summit” is scheduled to take place from February 23 to 24 at Zanzibar’s Airport Golden Tulip Convocation Centre. 


Four Seasons Hotel Madrid offers remarkable stays for GCC travelers 

Four Seasons Hotel Madrid continues to build its prominence as a hotel of choice for guests traveling from the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) countries to Madrid. With a four-level spa, the largest in the city, and a 1,500-piece art collection spread across the hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid offers a beautiful home away from home to both seasoned travellers and first-time visitors to the city arriving from the GCC. 


Hong Kong giving away 5 lakh free airline tickets to tourists 

Hong Kong is ready to welcome visitors from all around the world once again with open arms and open doors.  With the launch of the global promotional campaign “Hello Hong Kong”, Hong Kong is sending its greatest welcome to the world with 500,000 air tickets as well as city-wide offers covering “Hong Kong Goodies” visitor consumption vouchers, to entice travelers to come to experience Hong Kong’s diverse appeals. 


Delta Hotels by Marriott have launched “AirOWater” for hotel guests  

Delta Hotels by Marriott in Dubai Investment Park has launched a sustainability initiative aimed at transforming humidity in the air into sustainable drinking water for hotel guests. The technology, built by India-based AirOWater, is designed to target the global shortage of clean drinking water and replace plastic by providing an innovative and sustainable solution to the increasing demand for fresh drinking water. 


IHCL announced the signing of its fourth hotel in Jharkhand 

This is a conversion and will be rebranded by Vivanta after extensive renovations. The hotel will be operational in 2024. IHCL said, “Jharkhand with its significant commercial potential is being recognized as an important state. This signing is in line with IHCL’s vision to be present in key markets. Vivanta Jamshedpur is a step in that direction, as it is amongst the largest cities in the state. With this hotel, IHCL will now have two of its brands in the city. We are delighted to partner with Vijaya Homes Group.” 


That’s all folks! 

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