What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W1, March 2023

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

  • ITB Berlin – the world’s leading travel trade show from 7th to 9th March 
  • Accor announces openings and experiences in 2023 
  • New Radisson Blu Hotel Riyadh convention centre 
  • First autograph collection resort in Puerto Rico 
  • Enjoy a picture-perfect family holiday in Singapore

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Are you ready for the ITB Berlin opening ceremony on 6th March? 

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gariashvili will open ITB Berlin 2023 on March 6 during a special event that will include a showcase of traditional Georgian dances and music. The event will be attended by high-profile personalities in the travel industry, including Julia Simpson, President & CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), and Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The theme for ITB’s opening show is “Infinite Georgian culture – from the beginnings of viniculture to modern avant-garde art “. If you are here, don’t miss the chance to meet RateTiger at Stand 132 | hall 8.1. 


Accor’s announcement of the opening and experiences in North and Central America 

Accor announced openings, renovations, culinary debuts, and experiences at properties across North and Central America. The year 2023 marks the opening of both Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Panama and Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences, alongside renovations at Fairmont properties. Opening in the summer of 2023, the project will be the brand’s first mixed-use property in North America and include a mix of hotel services such as the Raffles Butler and public spaces including a two-story sky lobby. 


Radisson Blu Hotel Riyadh convention and exhibition 2023 

Radisson Hotel Group’s latest venture in Saudi Arabia Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Convention and Exhibition Center, is now open. In addition to the exhibition centre, the hotel features nine indoor and outdoor meetings and event spaces, each one equipped with high-technology video walls and other hybrid facilities that can be used for conducting business and training sessions. 


La Concha Resort – An autograph collection resort in Puerto Rico 

La Concha Resort is set to become the latest addition to Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, as announced by Fahad Ghaffar, the partner at Paulson Puerto Rico. With 473 guestrooms and suites, La Concha Resort offers amenities at the epicenter of San Juan. Among its attractions are the Casino del Mar, which has the newly built GM Sportsbook, and Fifty-Eight Club. 


Singapore Tourism Board launches summer travel promotion for India 

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and its industry partners have launched a series of exciting offers under the ‘Family Times’ banner. With direct flight connections from 16 Indian cities within a 3.5 to 5.5 hours flight duration, it is convenient for the burgeoning number of outbound travellers to enjoy Singapore’s breadth of offerings.


That’s all folks! 

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