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

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

  • ATM 2023 to shape the future of sustainable tourism 
  • Westin and AbbottWMM collaborate for race-ready travelers 
  • Greek PM sees tourism performance going strong in 2023 
  • St. Regis signs new hotel for Xiamen, China 
  • Spree Hospitality adds fifth property in Bengaluru 

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Newshound w2, April 2023

Travel leaders set to discuss the future of sustainable tourism at ATM 2023 

Travel professionals and policymakers from across the globe will explore how the tourism sector is ‘Working Towards Net Zero’ at the 30th edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 May 2023. Exhibitor participation in ATM 2023 will be 27% higher than last year, with growth across all show sectors. If you are here, don’t miss the chance to meet RateTiger at Booth – Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, 𝐓𝐓𝟏𝟎𝟕𝟐.  


Westin targets marathon travelers with Abbott World partnership 

Underscoring the brand’s newly reimagined and beloved WestinWORKOUT® Gear Lending program, Westin Hotels & Resorts – part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands – is teaming up with Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM), the series of six of the most renowned marathons in the world, for a first-ever, multi-year hospitality partnership to champion race travelers – and their supporters – during AbbottWMM significant weekends. 


Greek PM sees tourism performance going strong in 2023 

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that he expected tourism this year to maintain its upward trend and the focus to be on protecting destinations and the environment. “If the signs we have so far are confirmed, it will be even better than last year’s excellent year. In 2022, we had record revenues but also a 10% increase in spending per capita from 564 euros in 2019 to 619 euros in 2022. This means we are now attracting more quality tourism generating more revenues,” he said addressing a ministers’ meeting. 


Marriott to open first St. Regis hotel in Xiamen, China, in 2027 

Marriott International, Inc. announced it has signed a management agreement with Shengyuan Cultural Tourism to bring the iconic St. Regis brand to Xiamen in 2027. This signing will debut the first St. Regis hotel in Fujian Province, which is expected to feature the brand’s celebrated rituals, glamorous spirit, storied heritage, and signature Butler Service. 


Spree Hospitality adds fifth property in Bengaluru 

Spree Hospitality is a hotel company owned by leading travel company EaseMyTrip. It will open its fifth hotel in Bengaluru by the end of this month. Featuring 60 rooms, Zip by Spree Hotels Purple Orchid is a property with 4-star facilities. The hotel located near Hope Farm in Whitefield Bengaluru has the most modern interiors and facilities to make guests feel comfortable and relaxed. 


That’s all folks!  


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