What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W4, March 2024

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

  • Atlantis unveils royal Ramadan culinary delights 
  • Middle East leads Chinese tourism rebound at ATM 2024 
  • Airbnb hosts welcome over 1.5 billion guest arrivals 
  • Sleep Inn reveals scenic dreams prototype redesign 
  • Amã stays & trails reach 150+ bungalows milestone 

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Newshound w4, March 2024

Atlantis the Royal unveils culinary delights this Ramadan 

Atlantis The Royal invites guests to celebrate the Holy Month at several award-winning restaurants. Whether trying out Dubai’s newest gourmet dining hall, Gastronomy, with 17 live cooking stations or taking home the perfect decadent desserts from Little Venice Cake Company, friends and family alike are invited to celebrate the spirit of Ramadan at Atlantis the Royal. 


Middle East leads Chinese tourism recovery, boosting ATM 2024 

According to research by Oxford Economics, outbound travel from China is estimated to almost double this year compared with 2023. It will only be 22% below its peak pre-pandemic numbers of 155 million tourists in 2019, who spent over $250 billion overseas. Full recovery is expected to materialise in 2025, with the Middle East being the first region globally to recover its Chinese inbound market. 


Airbnb celebrates over 1.5 billion guest arrivals hosted 

Airbnb Hosts around the world have welcomed more than 1.5 billion guest arrivals. By opening their homes, Hosts can provide affordable accommodation options for guests, help communities reap the economic benefits from travel, and generate billions in economic activity and tax revenue for local communities. Since 2014, Airbnb has worked with governments worldwide to help hosts collect and remit tourism taxes. 


Sleep Inn reveals new scenic dreams prototype redesign 

Sleep Inn, a leading limited-service lifestyle brand from Choice Hotels International, Inc., known for its modern, nature-inspired, stylish design, has revealed interior details for its latest prototype, Scenic Dreams. Developed in collaboration with developers, owners, and operators, the refreshed Sleep Inn prototype features redesigned guestrooms and common areas that complement the iconic exterior tower and purple accent lighting previously announced in April 2023. 


Amã Stays & trails achieve milestone with 150+ bungalows 

amã Stays & Trails, Indian Hotel Company’s premium homestay offering, reaches a milestone of 150+ bungalows in its portfolio with 100 operating bungalows. amã Stays & Trails is a collection of historic havelis, heritage villas, colonial houses, plantation bungalows and charming residences offering private and exclusive stays. The bungalows are located near an IHCL hotel in each region, ensuring safe and bespoke service. amã Stays & Trails is present in 15 states across the country. 


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