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

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

  • Wyndham’s first registry collection hotel in Europe 
  • Destination Canada launches new Tourism Corridor Strategy Program 
  • GRIF Saudi Arabia concludes at Future Hospitality Summit 
  • Hotelbeds & Wayra announce 1st startups for TravelTech Lab 
  • W Goa embraces diversity with vibrant Pride Month celebrations 

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Newshound w2, June 2023

Wyndham opens first registry collection hotel in Europe 

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of the Ajul Luxury Hotel & Spa Resort, its first Registry Collection Hotel in Europe. The 171-room resort is located in Halkidiki, Greece. Registry Collection Hotels combine individuality with design and service. The Ajul Luxury Hotel & Spa Resort is owned and operated by Zeus International Hotels & Resorts.


Canada launches new Tourism Corridor Strategy Program 

Destination Canada has launched a new pilot project called the Tourism Corridor Strategy Program, which aims to accelerate the intentional development of tourism corridors or clusters of tourism assets across Canada. Corridors have the potential to offer a range of attractions and experiences that are connected by a scenic and convenient route. 


Global Restaurant Investment Forum Saudi Arabia wraps up at Future Hospitality Summit 

The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) Saudi Arabia successfully concluded its three-day conference as part of the esteemed Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) Saudi Arabia at the Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. GRIF, founded in 2014 with a strong sense of community and passion for the industry, has previously organised successful conferences in Dubai and Amsterdam. 


Hotelbeds and Wayra announce first start-ups to be part of the TravelTech Lab 

Hotelbeds and Wayra, Telefónica’s open innovation initiative, have announced the winners of the first TravelTech Lab by Hotelbeds challenge. More than 60 proposals were submitted from companies based in 18 countries across the globe, including Spain, South Africa, Israel and Japan. 


W Goa celebrates Pride Month, standing strongly for inclusivity 

W Goa understands the importance of Pride Month and appreciates the immense contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community to our society. The hotel is all set to host a lively and dynamic celebration of love, diversity, and inclusivity on 10th June 2023 from 4 PM onwards. 


That’s all folks! 

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