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

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

  • Six Senses Southern Dunes opens in Saudi Arabia
  • ATM 2024 – Exploring a $1 trillion Tourism horizon
  • Motel 6 predicts U.S. Travelers’ increased holiday plans
  • Abu Dhabi welcomes 2023-2024 cruise season
  • Gangtok savours the introduction of ginger

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Newshound w1, November 2023

Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea officially opens in Saudi Arabia

The resort, designed by British architectural firm Foster + Partners, features 36 guest rooms and 40 pool villas with dunes and wadi views. The design intricacies, made using locally sourced materials, echo the vivid colours and patterns of traditional Bedouin attire to give guests a true sense of place.


ATM 2024 to explore travel and tourism with a $1 trillion market projection

Arabian Travel Market 2024 will continue to go beyond leisure, highlighting how business, luxury and MICE travel are impacting destinations, hotels and airlines. Revenue in the global travel and tourism market is projected to reach $854.7 billion this year, according to research conducted by Statista. The sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.42 per cent during 2023-27, passing the trillion-dollar mark within the next four years.


Motel 6 anticipates increased travel as U.S. Travelers plan holidays

Motel 6 found that U.S. travelers celebrating a winter holiday are planning to participate in an average of 10 or more gatherings this year. In its sixth annual holiday travel survey, Motel 6 heard from over 2,000 respondents who celebrate a winter holiday and found that their festivities are expected to lead to an increase in travel. This holiday season, 85 percent say the joy of spending time with friends and family outweighs travel challenges.


The first cruise liner of the 2023-2024 season receives a warm welcome in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal encounters slate to have 126 calls. Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach will have 63 calls -the cruise season promises significant growth. AD Ports Group announces the official start of the 2023-2024 cruise season with the arrival of Crystal Symphony. It will dock at the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Zayed Port. Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal is poised to receive over 7,000 visitors during Formula 1 Abu Dhabi, providing them world-class hospitality. It aligns with the group’s commitment to bolster Abu Dhabi’s event calendar.


Gangtok experiences the flavor of ginger

The 89-room hotel is strategically situated on Indra Bypass, just a short drive from the traditional business district and with easy access to major tourist attractions. The well-appointed rooms offer panoramic valley views. Ginger Gangtok features Qmin, the signature all-day diner offering global and local favourites, an inviting bar, a flexible meeting room and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. It serves as the perfect place for both business and leisure travelers.


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