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

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

  • Knowland Select launches for hotels with limited meeting space 
  • Surge in last-minute bookings as Brits escape weather 
  • Four Seasons Baltimore offers a Set Sail summer deal 
  • Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina’s 36-hour summer staycation 
  • Hilton named India’s #1 Great Place to Work 

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Knowland Select debuts for space-limited hotels 

Knowland introduced Knowland Select, a new product for hotels with limited meeting space. Knowland Select subscribers will receive a list of target accounts for upcoming need periods directly to the seller’s inbox. It provides a low-cost option to help optimize resources, save time and improve performance while ensuring a flow of qualified local prospects. Identifying active accounts in a particular market can be stressful and time-consuming for sales teams, especially for smaller hotels with smaller staff. 


Last-minute travel bookings soar as Brits look to escape the weather 

Data from Contiki – the leading social travel brand for 18-35s – shows last-minute travel is on the rise, with a 34% increase in bookings in May for travel in June. Contiki has launched a ‘Spin the Wheel’ to help Brits escape the weather this summer – with up to 50% savings on the most popular trips and even chances to win. The digital spin the deal wheel will be available to spin until 30 June, so travellers shouldn’t waste a second! Head to the Contiki website now to spin the wheel and win a prize discount. 


Exclusive summer fun at Four Seasons Baltimore 

Experience unmatched summer adventures with the Four Seasons Baltimore Set Sail Rooms package: enjoy a luxury stay, a 2-hour Inner Harbor cruise, and up to 25% off. This summer, Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore invites guests to experience exceptional adventures in the heart of America’s Charm City. Reserve the Set Sail Rooms package by July 4, 2024, and receive up to 25% off your room rate. Enjoy an unforgettable two-hour Inner Harbor cruise and indulge in the hotel’s resort-like amenities, making this summer offer a must on every traveler’s bucket list. 


Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina launches summer staycation 

The Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina has officially launched its latest offering to attract guests: the 36-hour Summer Staycation package. Packed with F&B offers, room upgrades, and a complimentary beach shuttle service, this unique feature will allow for a more relaxed and extended experience. Check-in is guaranteed from 10 am and check-out is until 10 pm the following day. 


Hilton named India’s #1 Great Place to Work 

For the second consecutive year, Hilton India has been recognised as India’s #1 company to work for by ‘Great Place to Work’, the renowned global research and consulting firm. This recognition followed a stringent process that surveyed more than five million employees from over 1,750 organisations and validated Hilton’s commitment to creating a best-in-class workplace environment that fosters pride, meaningful connections, and flexibility.  


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