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

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

  • Red Sea Global empowers accessible travel experiences 
  • Vivid Sydney light up Four Seasons Hotel Sydney 
  • Book your epic journey: Holland America opens 2025 reservations 
  • Italy summer travel prices out of control 
  • Fairfield by Marriott launches its new hotel in Agra, Delhi

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Newshound w4, May 2023

Red Sea Global’s vision for disability-friendly tourism 

Red Sea Global (RSG) has promised the giga project will be entirely disability friendly. Red Sea will cap its annual visitor figure at 1.5 million a year. Taking World Health Organisation’s figure that one in six people is disabled, the Red Sea could welcome around 250,000 disabled people annually. The exact estimation would equal around 83,000 disabled people at Amaala, with an annual cap of 500,000 visitors. 


Time to shine for Vivid Sydney at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney 

Secure the best seats in town to experience this year’s world-famous Vivid Sydney, May 26 to June 17, 2023, at the city’s best-located five-star hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Four Seasons Hotel Sydney’s façade will also feature as a backdrop to a major Vivid Sydney light projection across the cityscape, illuminating the building each evening from 6:00 to 11:00 pm along with special fireworks.  


Epic Holland America grand world voyages open for bookings 

Following a successful pre-booking period, Holland America Line officially opened bookings to the public today, May 24, for its two newest Grand Voyages. With the Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole and Grand World Voyage both departing in January 2025, this will be the first time Holland America Line offers two Grand Voyages of more than 120 days simultaneously. 


Italy summer travel prices out of control 

A price emergency in the Italian travel and tourism sector is sending travel demand into a tailspin. If the trend was already clear in recent months, with the approach of the summer season, the mix of inflation, increased fuel costs, and economic uncertainties is sending travel prices out of control. This summer, with inflation in Italy in April reaching +8.3% on an annual basis and a speculative dynamic of all costs, prices have skyrocketed. 


Fairfield by Marriott launches its new hotel in Agra 

Fairfield by Marriott, part of Marriott International’s portfolio of 31 extraordinary brands, announced the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Agra. Located at a convenient 30-minute drive from the Agra International Airport, the property is in the heart of the city and offers guests easy access to iconic tourist attractions and flamboyant markets bustling with beautiful artwork, mouth-watering cuisines, and magnificent architecture. 


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