What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W3, July 2023

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

  • Scotland sees ‘steady’ rise in tourism demands 
  • CoralTree Hospitality to manage Everline resort 
  • Spotlight on KSA’s hospitality industry at Expo 
  • New Marbella Resort taps into wealthy UAE tourist market 
  • New lounge opens at T3 for business and first-class travellers 

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Newshound w3, July 2023

Scottish tourism soars: record-breaking growth in visitors 

Scotland’s tourism sector is experiencing a significant boom, with tourist spending surpassing pre-Covid levels, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS figures also revealed a 29% increase in the number of overnight visits made by international travelers, reaching 572,000 visits from January to March 2023. In comparison, overnight visits in both England and Wales remained below 2019 levels. 


CoralTree Hospitality at Everline Resort & Spa in North Lake Tahoe 

CoralTree Hospitality added Everline Resort & Spa in North Lake Tahoe to its growing management portfolio. Just minutes from Lake Tahoe in Olympic Valley, California, the 405-room resort offers ski-in, ski-out access to Palisades Tahoe, an 18-hole golf course, a spa, and more. CoralTree will manage Everline as a franchised hotel under the Destination by Hyatt brand. 


Hotel & Hospitality Expo explores KSA’s industry future 

With around USD 110 billion pegged for the hospitality industry and a further 310,000 hotel rooms in the pipeline, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is undergoing a transformative boom as it aggressively looks to lead the global travel and hospitality industry.  Looking to put the spotlight on the Kingdom’s multi-billion-dollar hospitality plans and highlight game-changing trends is the Hotel & Hospitality Expo, brought to you by The Hotel Show, which takes place at the Riyadh Front Exhibition & Conference Centre from the 10th -12th September. 


New Marbella Resort taps into the wealthy UAE tourist market 

The METT Hotel & Resort Marbella is primed to open this summer, the second hotel from Dubai-born and based operator Sunset Hospitality Group. Standing as one of the emirate’s largest restaurant operators, Sunset plans to add a range of its greatest culinary hits to Spain and its strong operational know-how in building a destination for the locals and tourists alike. The new five-star METT Hotel & Beach Resort Marbella sits on the Costa del Sol shoreline and features 249 keys. 


Exclusive lounge for business, first-class travelers now open at T-3 

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a GMR Airports Infrastructure Limited-led consortium that manages and operates Delhi Airport, introduces ‘Encalm Privé’, a world-class business class lounge at Delhi Airport’s Terminal 3. The lounge currently spans out at 22,000 sq. ft. approximately, and once fully operational, it will flaunt a massive area of 30,000 sq. ft., making it the biggest lounge facility in India. 


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