What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W5, May 2024

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

  • Airbnb gets cosier with Google, ups its marketing spend 
  • Global hospitality spotlight: 28 nations at Hotel Show 2024 
  • Pan Pacific Jakarta opens in Central Thamrin 
  • Luxury and adventure await at Four Seasons Napa Valley 
  • Advani Hotels Reports record Q4 and FY24 revenues 

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Newshound w5, May 2024

Airbnb enhances Google collaboration, raises marketing spend 

Airbnb had been criticized pre-pandemic for spending too much of its marketing on Google. In addition to leaning away from Google starting in 2019 and 2020, Airbnb tested participating in Google Vacation Rentals, the price comparison service, but ultimately decided not to get involved. Mertz said Airbnb “dials up and down” marketing on Google, where Airbnb sees the opportunity for efficient marketing spending. 


Global hospitality spotlight: 28 nations at Hotel Show 2024 

The Hotel Show 2024 is emerging as a global hospitality showcase with organisers attending events revealing 28 countries have confirmed they will mount national pavilions at the event, which runs at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 4-6 June. The 2024 show, featuring four industry-shaping conferences, will strongly focus on technology, sustainability, and wellness in evolving guest experiences.  


Pan Pacific Jakarta opens in Central Thamrin 

Pan Pacific Jakarta will open on 1 June 2024 as the city’s tallest luxury hotel. Located in Thamrin Nine’s iconic Luminary Tower, the building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, a world-renowned American architectural firm. The hotel’s 158 rooms are spread across levels 71 to 90, with the exclusive Japanese restaurant Keyaki and rooftop bar offering guests an elevated experience in the city’s heart. This prime location gives guests direct access to some of Jakarta’s most prestigious shopping and entertainment venues. 


Luxury and adventure await at Four Seasons Napa Valley 

This summer, let Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, the only Five-Star Resort in Calistoga with a Michelin-star restaurant, elevate your vacation dreams. Everyone is treated like a star, whether you’re a couple, a group of friends, a family, or even a Very Important Pet. Our wine country resort is the ultimate summer escape with a wide range of activities and experiences designed to delight and inspire. 


Advani Hotels achieves highest Q4 and FY24 revenues 

Advani Hotels & Resorts (India) Limited approved the unaudited standalone financial results for the quarter and full year ending March 31, 2024. Revenue improved on a YoY basis by 8%. This is despite a decrease in tourists to Goa due to domestic tourists travelling overseas for holidays and a reduction in foreign tourists. Caravela organised 45 weddings in FY24, an all-time high in the hotel’s wedding business. Additionally, improvements in MICE further boosted revenue. This was achieved without adding any rooms or F&B facilities. 


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