What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W3, January 2024

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

  • The Rig adventure: World-first tourism destination unveiled 
  • Island Hospitality Management launches IHM Outdoors 
  • Fitur 2024: Global Tourism Industry growth revealed 
  • Marriott’s Mbrace: New wellness club in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai 
  • Mahindra Holidays invests Rs 800 crore in 3 greenfield resorts 

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Newshound w3, January 2024

Unveiling the Rig: a global pioneer in adventure tourism 

THE RIG., one of the Public Investment Fund’s (PIF) entertainment projects, announced today the launch of its Masterplan, an ambitious and unprecedented vision for tourism that will redefine adventure tourism. The project aligns with PIF’s strategy and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 objectives of contributing to the growth of the tourism sector, directly and indirectly contributing to employment opportunities, and diversifying the economy.  


Island Hospitality Management launches IHM Outdoors 

Island Hospitality Management announced the launch of IHM Outdoors, marking the inception of a division focused on outdoor and resort hospitality. This encompasses Recreational Vehicle (RV) resorts, vacation rentals, glamping, and other outdoor hospitality options. The formal unveiling of IHM Outdoors follows the transition of five RV Resorts to IHM Outdoors management. 


Fitur 2024: Global Tourism Industry growth revealed 

FITUR 2024 figures for the 44th edition show the industry’s weight over the past year. It makes FITUR the world’s leading trade fair in terms of the number of participants and visitors. Ecuador is participating as a FITUR 2024 Partner Country in a record-breaking year. That brings together a total of 9,000 participating companies, 152 countries and 806 exhibitors. 


Marriott’s Mbrace: New wellness club in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai 

Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai proudly unveils MBRACE Club, which is a passport to a life enriched with unparalleled privileges, beach access and experiences. Members may bask by a 75-metre outdoor pool, unwind at the sublime Saray Spa and participate in invigorating group classes that revitalise the mind and body. It is a gateway to a world of possibilities, from physical well-being to mental clarity and leisurely relaxation to exhilarating activities. 


Mahindra Holidays invests Rs 800 crore in 3 greenfield resorts 

In a landmark development, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), India’s leading vacation ownership and leisure hospitality company, has signed an MOU with the Government of Tamil Nadu, solidifying a strategic partnership aimed at boosting tourism and employment opportunities in the region. Club Mahindra offers magical holidays at more than 125 incredible resorts across India and abroad to its strong member base of 2,90,000 happy families 


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