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

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

  • Dubai welcomed 4.67 million visitors in Q1, 2023 
  • Accor’s more affordable brands sign 18-property Saudi Arabia deal 
  • During ATM 2023, Emirates Airlines emphasises a return to growth
  • Melbourne to host Australian Tourism Exchange 2024 
  • Renest Hotels & Resorts acquires and revamps a historic luxury property in Mussoorie

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    Newshound w1, May 2023

    The emirate welcomed close to five million visitors in the first quarter of 2023 

    Dubai welcomed 4.67 million international overnight visitors in the first quarter of 2023, compared to 3.97 million tourists during the same period in 2022. This marks a 17 per cent year-on-year growth and the city’s best Q1 performance since the pandemic, placing it firmly on track to becoming the most visited international destination, according to data published by the Department of Economy and Tourism (DET). 


    Amsa to bring 18 Accor hotels into Saudi Arabia by 2032 

    Accor has signed a deal with Amsa Hospitality in Saudi Arabia to develop and franchise 18 hotels over the next ten years. Amsa Hospitality‘s CEO Mohammad Alathel said: “We are committed to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 success, a vision that set the path for our development locally, regionally and globally.” Amsa Hospitality will be responsible for hotels in several cities in Saudi Arabia, including Ha’il, Jubail, Taif, Al-Ula, Tabuk and Jazan. 


    Emirates Airlines highlights a return to growth during ATM 2023 

    Sir Timothy Clark, President of Emirates Airlines, has addressed travel and tourism delegates at Arabian Travel Market 2023. Speaking on the Global Stage with renowned aviation commentator John Strickland, Clark discussed the resurgence in passenger numbers witnessed by the airline industry worldwide, as well as the opportunities and challenges ahead. 


    Melbourne to host Australian Tourism Exchange 2024 

    The Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) will return to Melbourne next year for the first time since 2015, with Australia’s largest annual tourism trade event to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from Sunday, May 19 to Thursday, May 23, 2024. Melbourne has proudly hosted their premier travel trade event on eight occasions, and they look forward to taking ATE


    A historic Mussoorie property is acquired by Renest Hotels & Resorts and upgraded to luxury 

    Renest Dunsvirk Court Mussoorie is a boutique luxury hotel perched atop a hill, offering guests the highest elevation in Mussoorie at 7,200 ft. Originally owned by Lord Dunsvirk and Lord Guthrie during the British Raj, this historic property was later bought by the Maharaja of Baroda and was first converted into a hotel in 1989. The historic property boasts 41 well-designed rooms with all modern amenities. 


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