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

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

  • Hotels extend LGBTQ+ hospitality beyond Pride Month 
  • Expert believes Palm Jebel Ali will attract Dubai’s mega-rich residents 
  • San Marino and the UNWTO to host a conference on accessible tourism 
  • Indigo Road Hospitality adds Bridge Creek Inn 
  • Radisson Hotel Group signs 11 new hotels in India 

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Hotels look beyond pride to court LGBTQ+ travelers all year 

Hotel courtship of the LGBTQ community today is significantly more transparent: Marriott and Hilton are just as present at Pride parades as they are in support of legal issues. Both companies signed an amicus brief in 2015 calling the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down bans on same-sex marriage. The Standard, High Line, in New York City kicked off Pride last weekend with a performance from longtime ally Madonna. 


Palm Jebel Ali is Dubai’s next magnet for the mega-rich 

The revived Palm Jebel Ali super-island is destined to become Dubai’s next luxury hub which will pull in the world’s richest buyers and tourists. Twice the size of Palm Jumeirah and set to house 35,000 families and boast over 80 hotels, Palm Jebel Ali is a testament to Dubai’s triumphant bounce-back post-Covid, and the emirate’s answer to insatiable demand for luxury living and hospitality. 


UNWTO and San Marino take the lead in European Conference on accessible tourism 

The Republic of San Marino will host the second edition of the UNWTO European Conference on Accessible Tourism in November. Further advancing UNWTO’s commitment to making tourism open to all, the Conference will showcase innovation, public-private partnerships and inclusive policymaking. UNWTO is committed to guiding the global tourism sector towards greater accessibility and inclusivity. 


Indigo Road adds Bridge Creek Inn to portfolio 

The Indigo Road Hospitality Group has added Bridge Creek Inn in Clayton, Georgia, to its portfolio of boutique hotels throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Indigo Road will manage the property, slated to open in September 2023, for Ridgeline Investment Partners, the property’s owner. Bridge Creek Inn will have 45 guestrooms, a coffee bar, a bar and restaurant, and indoor and outdoor event venues. 


Radisson Hotel Group accelerates expansion in India with 11 new hotels 

Radisson Hotel Group, a global hospitality leader, continues its robust growth and development strategy in India by signing 11 new hotels across various brands from January to April 2023. These hotels are strategically located in key gateway cities and emerging destinations, including Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Ujjain, Raipur, Sonamarg, Manali, Kerala, and Visakhapatnam. 


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