What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W2, April 2024

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

  • Universal Orlando announces details of two new hotels
  • Lemon Tree Hotels launches first property in Nepal, driving stock gains
  • Hotel leaders master transformative communication 
  • IHG integrates travel planner into app
    • MakeMyTrip expands to 150 countries

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    Newshound w2 April

    Universal Orlando reveals details of two new hotels

    Universal Orlando Resort unveiled new details about the two new cosmic-themed hotels that will debut adjacent to its newest park expansion, Universal Epic Universe, all expected to debut in 2025.


    Lemon Tree Hotels gains on launching first property in Nepal 

    Lemon Tree Hotels rose 1.05% to Rs 139.20 after the company announced their entry into Nepal with the opening of Lemon Tree Premier at Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu. This marks not only the company’s foray into Nepal but also marks the milestone of Lemon Trees inventory crossing 10,000 rooms. 


    Communication mastery for hotel leaders

    HSMAI staff recently sat down with Denise Thomas, the President of The Effective Communication Coach, who will be a keynote speaker at the HSMAI Commercial Strategy Conference (CSC), June 25-26, in Charlotte, NC. Denise takes a personalized approach, empowering individuals to “lead from where they are” in order to foster substantial, positive changes within their organizations. Her consulting and business serve professionals from entry level to C-Suite Executives on how effective communication can drive advancement in their career and innovation across their businesses.


    IHG builds app travel planner

    IHG Hotels & Resorts has built a new travel planner powered by Google Cloud AI. The travel planner will offer personalised travel recommendations to customers who use the IHG One Rewards mobile app. It is part of a suite of new features that will launch in the second half of 2024, which IHG says will create ‘a more dynamic digital guest experience’.


    MakeMyTrip expands globally to 150 countries

    Indian online travel agency MakeMyTrip made a push Monday to go global: It has extended its services to over 150 countries, including the UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, and France. Until now, it has operated primarily in India, the U.S., and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


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