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- Radisson Individuals to come to Berlin from April 2023
- China’s tourism sector is leaping every year with 177.8% up RevPAR
- Hotelbeds collaborates with The Leading Hotels of the World
- Group bookings via OTAs good or bad for hotels?
- Sterling Holiday Resorts debut in Haridwar, India with 40 keys
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Hotel Berlin to tie hands with Radisson Individuals
On its 65th birthday, Hotel Berlin an iconic and third-largest hotel in Berlin gifts itself the membership of Radisson Individual. “We most welcome Hotel, Berlin, Berlin to our portfolio. The hotel has a lot of character and an iconic personality that ideally suits our Radisson Individuals brand.” says Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Global Chief Development Officer at Radisson Hotel Group. With ITB Berlin starting in the beginning of March, 2023 is approaching to be a big year for Berlin.
China hotel’s RevPAR was 66.6% up over 2019
Year after year China’s tourism industry is experiencing growth with the graph for hotel RevPAR constantly rising. STR reported China hotel RevPAR for the week ended January 28 was up 177.8% year over year. When compared with the same week in 2019, China hotel RevPAR was up 66.6% showing that China is soon going to overcome the pandemic affected tourism recovery stage.
Hotelbeds expands its luxury collection list with The Leading Hotels of the World
Hotelbeds collaborated with The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), expanding its luxury collection across the group’s more than 400 properties. “This new agreement opens up The Leading Hotels of the World to our vast roster of booking platforms including 64,000 retail travel agents, while also expanding our range of high-end properties,” said Paul Anthony, Hotelbeds’ digital commercialization director.
Should hoteliers allow group bookings via OTAs? Yes or No?
The OTAs have been trying to enter the leisure group booking market for decades now. Lately, more and more hoteliers are receiving group bookings from the OTAs that are disguised as individual reservations under the same guest’s name and with the typical OTA 24h cancellation policy. The question is should hoteliers allow OTA customers to “trick the system” or should demand that the OTAs disallow multiple reservations for the same stay period by the same customer?
Sterling Mantra Haridwar to be the next home for devotees traveling to Haridwar
Sterling Holiday Resorts has announced the launch of Sterling Mantra Haridwar, their fifth property in Uttarakhand. Sterling Mantra Haridwar offers spacious rooms which are comfortable for families on a holiday. The 40 fully equipped rooms provide all the contemporary amenities and thoughtful touches for a business traveler as well.
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