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

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

  • Travel buyers expect travel volume to hit pre-Covid levels in 2023 
  • Ramadan staycations offer at Steigenberger Hotel, Doha 
  • Saudi Arabia collaborates with the Italian company for “Dream of the Desert,”  
  • Hyatt to expand the inclusive collection in the Caribbean 
  • Opening of The Beacon Hotel by Concept Hospitality

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Newshound w3, March 2023

The majority of buyers expect travel volumes to hit pre-Covid levels by the end Of 2023 

A majority of U.S. corporate travel buyers expect their company’s business travel to ramp up and return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2023. This is according to a new report – “How Travel Managers Will Succeed in 2023” – from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, and Spotnana, the modern infrastructure for the travel industry. 


Steigenberger Hotel, Doha offers luxury staycation this Ramadan 

Steigenberger Hotel Doha, the world-class hotel of Deutsche Hospitality, is offering an unforgettable Ramadan experience for those seeking luxury during the holy month. The hotel reflects the traditional essence of Ramadan through its relaxed ambience and warm inviting atmosphere perfect for families and friends to come together.   


“Five-star luxury” trains across Saudi Arabia’s desert 

Saudi Arabia’s national railway has partnered with the Italian development and management firm behind Orient Express to launch “five-star luxury” trains across the Kingdom’s desert. The project has a value of $51 million in train manufacturing and $10 million in further investments in Italy. The train service will be called “Dream of the Desert.” 


Hyatt teams up with Be Live Hotels to expand the inclusive collection in the Caribbean 

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced a multi-property collaboration with Be Live Hotels that will include the growth of the Sunscape Resorts & Spas brand in the Caribbean. The renovated hotels are expected to open in 2023, bolstering the family-friendly brand’s presence in the Caribbean. Sunscape Resorts & Spas take family fun to the next level in vibrant, colourful beachfront locations where guests can appreciate activities the entire family can do together. 


Concept Hospitality opens The Beacon Hotel in Visakhapatnam 

Concept Hospitality Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading environmentally sensitive hotel chain, has opened The Beacon Hotel, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. This is the 21st hotel the company has opened under its Beacon brand. The Beacon Hotel, Visakhapatnam is ideally located in the city, offering 37 well-equipped modern rooms, with 19 Deluxe rooms, 16 Executive rooms, and 2 Suites, to suit all guest requirements.  


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