What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W4, April 2023

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

  • Arabian Travel Market in Dubai focuses on travel technology 
  • Charleston is the most expensive USA destination 
  • Tourism booms in Jamaica, overwhelming Sangster airport 
  • ASTA and Sandals: Global Travel Advisor Day 
  • ITB India 2023 commences at JIO Convention Centre 

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Newshound w4, April 2023

30th edition of Arabian Travel Market in Dubai focuses on travel technology 

The representatives from more than 80 of the world’s leading travel technology companies are preparing to exhibit at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2023, which will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from Monday, 1 to Thursday, 4 May. The ATM Travel Tech Stage will also provide the backdrop for a selection of other panels, including ‘The Main Trends Impacting Travel in 2023 and Beyond’. If you are here, don’t miss the chance to meet RateTiger at Booth – Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, 𝐓𝐓𝟏𝟎𝟕𝟐.  


Charleston, South Carolina, is the most expensive US destination 

The historic port city of Charleston in South Carolina is the most expensive destination in America for accommodation this spring; a new survey has shown. In Charleston, guests will have to pay an average of $358 per night for the cheapest double room. Meanwhile, two Hawaiian resort towns, Lahaina and Wailea, emerged as the second and third priciest destinations, with average rates of $338 and $312, respectively. 


Jamaica registers 94% rise in tourist arrivals in Q1 2023 

Tourists coming to Jamaica’s sun-drenched beaches increased by over 100% in the first three months of the year, resulting in huge lines and hours-long delays for arriving passengers at the island’s major airport. Later that day, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett told Parliament that there were 1.18 million arrivals from January to March, which is 94% higher than the same time in 2022 and a record high for Jamaica’s tourist hot season. 


Sandals Resorts, ASTA to celebrate Global Travel Advisor Day 

In partnership with the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), Sandals Resorts International (SRI) – the parent company of all-inclusive luxury brands Sandals® Resorts and Beaches® Resorts – is celebrating the integral role of travel advisors by reaffirming its commitment through exclusive ASTA partnership along with programming and educational opportunities, as well as advisor incentives in honor of Global Travel Advisor Day. 


ITB India 2023 commences at JIO Convention Centre 

Co-located with MICE Show India, Travel Tech India and the ITB India Conference, the annual trade show is making a strong comeback as an in-person event in Mumbai from 26 – 28 April 2023. After two digital editions, the show will offer a face-to-face exhibition experience to the travel industry and bring together key travel industry leaders and international exhibitors from various segments of MICE, Leisure, Corporate and Travel & Technology. 


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