What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W1, March 2024

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

  • Oman to kick off ITB Berlin 2024 with a spectacular show 
  • Accor chooses IDeaS for global revenue management 
  • Banyan Tree Dubai’s exclusive Eid staycation offer 
  • Explore Ireland, Scotland & England with CIE Tours 2024 offer 
  • Ascott launches Citadines Arpora Nagoa Goa property 

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Newshound W1 March 2024

Oman sets the stage: ITB Berlin 2024 opening extravaganza 

Prominent political and tourism industry figures are to attend the official opening ceremony of the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show on 4 March. A spectacular show programme featuring classical works and folk music by the Official Host Country, Oman, awaits the audience at the opening of ITB Berlin 2024. Don’t miss the chance to meet RateTiger in Berlin from the 5th to the 7th of March in Hall No. 8.1/Stand No. 132. 

https://shorturl.at/vGJL7

Accor partners with IDeaS for global revenue management 

IDeaS and Accor announced that Accor has chosen IDeaS as its global revenue management software (RMS) provider. Partnering on a suite of IDeaS revenue management solutions, Accor continues to update its commercial strategy for hotels, property owners, and managers. Accor has over 5,600 hotels in 110 countries and will leverage IDeaS for its revenue management strategy by using technology to create a competitive advantage and deliver value while considering its global portfolio footprint. 

https://shorturl.at/akOW1

Escape with Banyan Tree Dubai’s Eid staycation offer 

Banyan Tree Dubai, the sanctuary of rejuvenation, is delighted to announce its Eid Staycation offer, inviting UAE and GCC residents to experience a journey of reconnection at this inviting destination. Nestled in the heart of Bluewaters Dubai, overlooking the breathtaking shoreline and boasting many dining and recreational facilities, this oceanside resort is the ultimate escape from the bustling metropolis. With its 500 meters of secluded, private beachfront, Banyan Tree Dubai provides the ideal opportunity to embrace serenity. 

https://shorturl.at/dotwW

Explore Ireland, Scotland & England with CIE Tours 2024 offer 

Experience the allure of Ireland, Scotland, and England with CIE Tours’ exclusive limited-time offer for 2024 explorers. Book any of our 19 select guided tours with airfare and receive 50% off the second airfare for your travel companion. This offer is valid for new bookings between March 1 and March 22, 2024, and travel between May 1 and December 31, 2024. 

https://shorturl.at/chzG2

Ascott launches Citadines Arpora Nagoa Goa property 

CapitaLand Investment Limited’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has announced the launch of its new Apart’hotel, Citadines Arpora Nagoa Goa. With a commitment to redefine relaxation and provide an unparalleled experience for guests, Citadines Arpora Nagoa Goa will mark a significant milestone in Ascott’s expansion strategy across newer territories in India. 

https://shorturl.at/lqrSX

That’s all folks!  

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

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

  • Irish tourism eyes continued growth amid challenges 
  • Maximizing revenue: Navigating OTA commission rates 
  • Best Western Hotels and Resorts opens two hotels 
  • Park Rotana Hotel earns ‘Green Key’ certification 
  • Orchid & IRA hotels: ‘No emission’ drive 

Reach out to us for discussions regarding connectivity, direct booking, rate intelligence, and website design requirements – we are happy to explore new possibilities with you for your property – contact us today. 

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Newshound w3, February 2024

Irish tourism eyes continued growth amid challenges 

Despite the tumultuous backdrop of global conflicts and environmental disasters, 2023 saw a semblance of normality return, particularly in Irish tourism. With lockdowns behind them, the world began to navigate ‘post-pandemic life’, and Ireland emerged as a prime destination for international travelers. According to Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, CEO of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC), 2023 marked the first full year post-pandemic, showcasing the industry’s resilience. 

https://shorturl.at/mrAB6

Negotiating OTA commission rates: Tactics for hoteliers 

 As a hotel manager, one of the most important factors you need to consider is the commission rates charged by online travel agencies (OTAs). These fees can greatly impact your revenue and profit margins, so it’s essential to understand them thoroughly. In this guide, we’ll explain what OTAs are and their role in the hospitality industry and provide tips on managing OTA commission rates effectively. 

https://shorturl.at/gBWX9

Best Western Hotels and Resorts opens two hotels 

Best Western SeaWorld Inn & Suites is located in San Antonio, Texas, owned by Aman Patel with 70 guestrooms and 12 suites. The hotel recently underwent a $1.5 million renovation, including a new grey exterior with sandstone, white, and black trim. The updated guestrooms and suites have a 55-inch flatscreen TV, mini-fridge, and microwave. Guests will also access several on-property amenities, including a fitness centre, outdoor pool, laundry facilities, business centre, and hot breakfast. 

https://shorturl.at/bltEW

Park Rotana Hotel achieves environmental excellence 

 Park Rotana Hotel is thrilled to announce its recent achievement of the esteemed ‘Green Key’ certification, a globally recognized eco-label for sustainable hospitality. This prestigious recognition reflects the hotel’s unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable practices. Awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), the Green Key certification is a leading standard for excellence in environmental responsibility and sustainable operation in the tourism industry. 

https://shorturl.at/cefAG

The Orchid Hotel’s ‘No Emission’ initiative 

 The Green Teams of the Orchid Hotel Mumbai and IRA by Orchid Hotels held a cycle rally as part of their ‘No Emission’ drive. The teams enthusiastically joined hands to participate in the sustainability initiative through the streets of Vile Parle. The rally was organized to spread the message of a greener future. Riders in eco-friendly clothes spread the word on responsible travel and reducing pollution.  

https://shorturl.at/tNTZ2

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What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W1, February 2024

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

  • Pebblebrook Hotel Trust publishes latest ESG Report 
  • Romantic escape at Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah 
  • Malta hosting Green Vision Summit & Expo 
  • Accor and Ministry of Tourism: Empowering 256 Saudi talents 
  • A new glamping experience in India’s tiger homeland 

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Newshound w1,  Feb 2024

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust’s sustainable practices revealed 

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust published its fifth annual Environmental Sustainability and Social Responsibility Report covering the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance, commitment to environmentally sustainable business practices, and social responsibility to its employees and other stakeholders.  

https://shorturl.at/tILW0

Enchanting retreat at Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah 

Nestled along the pristine shoreline, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, offers the perfect setting that embodies both opulence and natural beauty, for a romantic escape. Its breathtaking sea vistas, soft sandy beaches and gentle sea breezes are the ideal backdrop for an unforgettable celebration of love this Valentine’s Day. If you are looking to make memories for a lifetime, the timeless appeal of The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah is unparalleled.  

https://shorturl.at/tGU29

Malta Hosting Green Vision Summit & Expo 

The Green Vision Summit & Expo, organized by GSE Technologies, recognizes our role as humans in promoting sustainable development and aims to foster a global movement towards a greener future. The event is scheduled to be held in Ta’Qali, Malta, from April 30 to May 2, 2024. “We are thrilled to relaunch the Green Vision Summit & Expo officially,” said CEO Sabrina Agius.  

https://eturbonews.com/malta-hosting-green-vision-summit-expo/ 

Accor and Ministry of Tourism: Empowering 256 Saudi talents 

The Ministry of Tourism in Saudi Arabia has signed a strategic partnership with Accor, a world-leading hospitality group dedicated to nurturing and developing Saudi talent within the hospitality industry. Through the “Tamayyaz by Accor” program, the collaboration seeks to offer fresh graduates and talented individuals a clear path for career advancement, expedite nationalization by identifying essential roles in each department, cultivate internal talent, implement onboarding programs, and design career growth plans. 

https://shorturl.at/uvwP0

A new glamping experience in India’s tiger homeland 

The Ultimate Travelling Camp now extends its award-winning glamping experience and hospitality in the forests of Ranthambore with Sawai Shivir Ranthambore by TUTC. Spread across 16 acres near the Ranthambore National Park, the ultra-luxurious camps are perfect for travellers and wildlife enthusiasts who wish to explore the tiger homeland while immersing in lavish nomadic living. 

https://shorturl.at/vHP56

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

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

  • The Rig adventure: World-first tourism destination unveiled 
  • Island Hospitality Management launches IHM Outdoors 
  • Fitur 2024: Global Tourism Industry growth revealed 
  • Marriott’s Mbrace: New wellness club in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai 
  • Mahindra Holidays invests Rs 800 crore in 3 greenfield resorts 

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Newshound w3, January 2024

Unveiling the Rig: a global pioneer in adventure tourism 

THE RIG., one of the Public Investment Fund’s (PIF) entertainment projects, announced today the launch of its Masterplan, an ambitious and unprecedented vision for tourism that will redefine adventure tourism. The project aligns with PIF’s strategy and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 objectives of contributing to the growth of the tourism sector, directly and indirectly contributing to employment opportunities, and diversifying the economy.  

https://shorturl.at/arKNY

Island Hospitality Management launches IHM Outdoors 

Island Hospitality Management announced the launch of IHM Outdoors, marking the inception of a division focused on outdoor and resort hospitality. This encompasses Recreational Vehicle (RV) resorts, vacation rentals, glamping, and other outdoor hospitality options. The formal unveiling of IHM Outdoors follows the transition of five RV Resorts to IHM Outdoors management. 

https://shorturl.at/boqBH

Fitur 2024: Global Tourism Industry growth revealed 

FITUR 2024 figures for the 44th edition show the industry’s weight over the past year. It makes FITUR the world’s leading trade fair in terms of the number of participants and visitors. Ecuador is participating as a FITUR 2024 Partner Country in a record-breaking year. That brings together a total of 9,000 participating companies, 152 countries and 806 exhibitors. 

https://shorturl.at/huCQZ

Marriott’s Mbrace: New wellness club in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai 

Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai proudly unveils MBRACE Club, which is a passport to a life enriched with unparalleled privileges, beach access and experiences. Members may bask by a 75-metre outdoor pool, unwind at the sublime Saray Spa and participate in invigorating group classes that revitalise the mind and body. It is a gateway to a world of possibilities, from physical well-being to mental clarity and leisurely relaxation to exhilarating activities. 

https://shorturl.at/ansB6

Mahindra Holidays invests Rs 800 crore in 3 greenfield resorts 

In a landmark development, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), India’s leading vacation ownership and leisure hospitality company, has signed an MOU with the Government of Tamil Nadu, solidifying a strategic partnership aimed at boosting tourism and employment opportunities in the region. Club Mahindra offers magical holidays at more than 125 incredible resorts across India and abroad to its strong member base of 2,90,000 happy families 

https://shorturl.at/bhoMY

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

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

  • A deep dive into the significance of hotel trends for 2024 
  • Marriott and NEOM to launch luxury residences on Sindalah Island 
  • Kerzner International unveils new One&Only resort in Antigua 
  • The Maldives anticipates 40% surge in Chinese visitor arrivals 
  • Explore the latest tourist hub with Park Inn by Radisson Ayodhya 

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Newshound w1, January 2024

The 4 Most Important Hotel Trends for 2024 

The hospitality industry, one of the cornerstones of the global economy, is renowned for its dynamism and adaptability. It is an industry that doesn’t just respond to changes but often leads the charge. In recent years, several significant shifts have been reshaping the landscape of this industry, creating new opportunities and challenges alike. As we move into 2024, it’s essential to take a closer look at the top hotel trends that will shape the future of this ever-growing industry. 

https://prenohq.com/blog/top-hotel-trends/ 

Unveiling Sindalah Island’s luxury residences by Marriott and NEOM 

Marriott International has partnered with NEOM to introduce Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy to Sindalah Island. Situated off the northwest coast of Saudi Arabia, the property aims to address the demand from families and younger travellers who now want spacious and home-like accommodation. 

https://shorturl.at/bjpwW

Kerzner’s One&Only Resort opening soon in Antigua 

 Kerzner International Holdings Limited (“Kerzner”) is delighted to announce the signing of a new One&Only resort and community of Private Homes to be developed in Antigua. This latest addition to the exclusive One&Only collection, slated to open in 2027, will expand the ultra-luxury resort brand into the Caribbean, pairing Antigua’s beautiful landscapes with One&Only’s rich hospitality to create an unrivalled resort experience.  

https://shorturl.at/lCN48

The Maldives anticipates 40% surge in Chinese visitor arrivals 

The Maldives‘ tourism industry is poised for a significant rebound. The island nation anticipates a remarkable 40% year-on-year increase in Chinese visitor arrivals. It is aiming to reach pre-COVID levels in the upcoming year. The Maldives is popular for its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and luxury resorts. The island nation has been strategically working towards revitalizing its tourism sector after the pandemic-induced downturn. 

https://shorturl.at/grAP8

Park Inn by Radisson Ayodhya opens up in the new tourist hub 

Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the opening of its newest hotel in the historic city of Ayodhya – Park Inn by Radisson Ayodhya. With a prime location in the heart of Ayodhya, the hotel offers a unique blend of contemporary design and modern facilities. Park Inn by Radisson Ayodhya can be easily accessed by car or taxi from Maharishi Valmiki International Airport and Ayodhya Cantt Railway Station. It also has ample parking space for those traveling by car.   

https://shorturl.at/fsxEK

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What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W1, January 2024

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

  • IHG opens the first Staybridge Suites in France. 
  • Marriott acquires Dubai hotels, Saudi tourism rises, Wadama’s rally 
  • Sofitel Mumbai BKC: India’s 1st hotel with Green Key Certification. 
  • Accor grows in India and signs Grand Mercure Jaipur Kukas. 
  • Amal Group invests $315M in Phuket’s “Gardens of Eden.”

Reach out to us for discussions regarding connectivity, direct booking, rate intelligence, and website design requirements – we are happy to explore new possibilities with you for your property – contact us today. 

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Newshound w1 January

IHG launches inaugural Staybridge Suites in France. 

The city of Cannes is now home to the first Staybridge Suites property in France. Staybridge Suites Cannes Centre represents the introduction of the all-suites hotel to the IHG Hotels & Resorts portfolio in France. Staybridge Suites Cannes has been opened in partnership with hospitality management company, SOHOMA. 

https://shorturl.at/oJT39

Marriott acquires three Dubai hotels, Saudi tourism surges, and Spencer Wadama issues a rallying cry 

The past week has been marked by key developments, reshaping the hospitality landscape, from Marriott’s strategic move to take over three Dubai hotels previously operated by Emaar to Hyatt’s ambitious plan to expand its luxury hotel portfolio across Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar by 2025, even as we near the year’s end, the industry is witnessing substantial growth and transformation. 

https://shorturl.at/ckoX2

Sofitel Mumbai BKC: India’s first hotel awarded Green Key Certification 

Sofitel Mumbai BKC is thrilled to announce its prestigious Green Key Certification, bestowed by the National Jury Green Key India and the Center for Environment Education (CEE). As the inaugural recipient of this certification in the country, the hotel proudly stands at the forefront of environmental responsibility and sustainable practices within the tourism industry. 

https://shorturl.at/dsAJQ

Accor expands in India with the signing of Grand Mercure Jaipur Kukas  

Accor, a world-leading hospitality group boasting more than 1,000 properties across the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, has partnered with Shree Kamalam Elite Resorts Pvt Ltd, to launch Grand Mercure Jaipur Kukas, the eighth Grand Mercure property in India, a premium addition to its distinguished portfolio. Set to open in 2028, this upscale property will tailor an unparalleled guest experience in India’s foremost tourist belt.   

https://shorturl.at/pyHS6

Amal Group invests $315M in record Phuket property, “Gardens of Eden.”

Amal Group of Companies has unveiled Gardens of Eden on Bangtao Beach, a 11.68 hectare luxury wellness residential and hospitality community dedicating 70% of the land to open spaces populated with botanical gardens and active green areas. With an investment capital of USD 315 million, an inspiring vision of sustainability and well-being are at the core of the project, a clear indication of the growing maturity of Phuket as a multicultural lifestyle destination highly sought after by the international community. 

https://shorturl.at/bdvE0

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What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W5, December 2023

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

  • New restaurant: The Lounge at Radisson Riyadh Airport 
  • Saudi tourism hits $40B spend with record visitors in 2023 
  • TRIBE Milano Malpensa anticipates debut of TRIBE hotel in Italy 
  • A new concept for Bali tourism: health, wellness & advanced healing 
  • Experience sky-dining: a celestial culinary adventure 

Reach out to us for discussions regarding connectivity, direct booking, rate intelligence, and website design requirements – we are happy to explore new possibilities with you for your property – contact us today. 

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Newshound w5, December 2023

The lounge launches at Radisson Riyadh Airport 

Following the successful launch of its Lune restaurant, Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport is delighted to announce the opening of a new dining venue: The Lounge. The positive feedback garnered since the opening of Lune has not only established the hotel as a sought-after destination but has also driven significant visitor numbers to the outlet throughout the year.  

https://shorturl.at/bghlV

Saudi Arabia’s 2023 tourism boom: $40B spending, record visitors 

Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector significantly increased in the first half of 2023. The total expenditure in the sector reached an unprecedented 150 billion Saudi Riyals (US$40 billion), according to the Ministry of Tourism. This period continued the upward trend from 2022, with total tourists numbering 53.6 million, split between 39 million domestic and 14.6 million inbound visitors. 

https://shorturl.at/jtvFQ

TRIBE Milano Malpensa anticipates debut of TRIBE hotel in Italy 

TRIBE Milano Malpensa is set to become the first TRIBE hotel in Italy. It is the ideal place for those looking for stress-free entrance to Malpensa airport. RIBE Hotels are for travelers of today – those who want a bit more for less. The hotel is for people who appreciate affordability, aiming for relaxed, aesthetically attractive hotel accommodation and social spaces. 

https://shorturl.at/lHT18

A new concept for Bali tourism: health, wellness & advanced healing 

In Partnership with the World Tourism Network, the Sharing Knowledge Initiative for Health & Wellness Tourism Indonesia will launch at the Cannabali meeting facility on Friday. Health and wellness tourism is the next big approach in Indonesia, specifically in Bali with the government creating two free zone health facilities with state-of-the-art facilities. 

https://shorturl.at/hjnrT

Experience sky-dining: a celestial culinary adventure 

Today, Fortune Ranjit Vihar, a member of ITC’s hotel group, touched a new and significant milestone in the Fortune Hotels’ brand journey by introducing its latest F&B proposition, Nakshatra – a sky dining restaurant. Making its debut at Fortune Ranjit Vihar, Amritsar, this rooftop sky-diner by the poolside promises an unmatched experience and a taste of celestial flavours, under the stars. 

https://shorturl.at/jqwX0

That’s all folks!  

Wish You All Happy Holidays and A Great New Year 2024 Ahead.

What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W4, December 2023

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

  • Seasonal magic at Four Seasons Baku: An enchanting atelier 
  • Georgia 2024: Luxe retreats & historic gems in hotels 
  • Celebrate festive delights at the newly opened Banyan Tree Dubai 
  • Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah re-opens its doors 
  • Hyatt arrives in Bodh Gaya: A new era of hospitality 

Reach out to us for discussions regarding connectivity, direct booking, rate intelligence, and website design requirements – we are happy to explore new possibilities with you for your property – contact us today. 

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Newshound w4, December 2023

Four Seasons Baku: A magical atelier for seasonal wonders 

This year, Four Seasons Hotel Baku invites guests to immerse themselves in a tale of festive wonder where every detail, from the special lobby décor to memorable dining experiences, is imbued with the magic of everyone’s favourite season. Four Seasons Hotel Baku has something in store for the whole family with an unmatched holiday atmosphere, world-class service, and unbeatable offers. 

https://shorturl.at/CDHQ9

Georgia 2024: Luxe retreats & historic gems in hotels 

Georgia’s upcoming array of new hotels in 2024 promises more than just a place to rest your head. From luxurious mountaintop golf resorts to historically restored mansions, here’s a glimpse of the diverse accommodations set to greet travelers in the Peach State. Fayetteville’s Trilith Guesthouse, part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, opens in January 2024 at the entrance of the European-styled Town at Trilith. 

https://shorturl.at/guwAB

Immerse yourself in festive delights at the newly opened Banyan Tree Dubai 

Set against the breathtaking shoreline of Bluewaters Island and boasting a plethora of dining and recreational facilities, Banyan Tree Dubai is the ultimate escape for those seeking a vibrant stay overlooking the crystal-clear Arabian Gulf. From heartwarming Christmas culinary delights and spectacular New Year’s Eve revelries to tranquil spa treatments, charming afternoon teas, and so much more, Banyan Tree Dubai has everything in place for an unforgettable festive experience. 

https://shorturl.at/bcwCG

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah re-opens its doors 

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has reopened after a major revamp of its 149 rooms and 54 suites, restaurants, event spaces, and lobby. Alongside the rooms, nine restaurants and lounges, extensive outdoor space for private events and weddings, and the resort’s six-metre Waldorf Astoria clock in the heart of the lobby have all gone through a refurbishment. The clock showcases a pearlised domed glass dial with an aquamarine centre, complemented by gold-plated Whitehurst seven-day mechanical movement. 

https://shorturl.at/knAZ4

Hospitality evolves: Hyatt establishes a presence in Bodh Gaya 

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hyatt Place Bodh Gaya, the first ever Hyatt Place brand hotel in the state of Bihar and the ninth Hyatt Place property in the country. Developed by the Saraf Hotel Enterprise, the 74-guest room property features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical amenities, such as Free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings. 

https://www.hotelierindia.com/operations/bodh-gaya-gets-a-hyatt 

That’s all folks!    

Wish you all a Happy Holidays!

What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W3, December 2023

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

  • Dominick Hotel & Lizzie Fortunato: festive partnership 
  • Minor Hotels’ visionary safari deal in Zambia 
  • Radisson Blu Hotel opens in Jordan 
  • BWH Hotels introduces Tesla EV charging in North America 
  • Opening of Ramada by Wyndham Goa Vagator 

Reach out to us for discussions regarding connectivity, direct booking, rate intelligence, and website design requirements – we are happy to explore new possibilities with you for your property – contact us today. 

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Newshound w3, December 2023

Dominick Hotel Teams Up with Lizzie Fortunato for Festive Collaboration 

The Dominick Hotel is known for innovative collaborations with local artists. This holiday season, the SoHo hotel announces a festive partnership with local jeweler Lizzie Fortunato to trim in-suite holiday trees in dazzling baubles. Holiday guests at The Dominick Hotel have long been offered the opportunity to have an elaborately decorated tree waiting in their suite upon check-in, which is available to reserve beginning at $800. 

https://shorturl.at/ewHK8

Zambia Safari: Minor Hotels’ Visionary Deal 

Minor Hotels, an international hotel owner, operator and investor with more than 540 hotels in 56 countries in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and the Americas, is pleased to announce the upcoming debut of its luxury Anantara brand in the African wilderness. Slated to launch in early 2025, Anantara Kafue River Tented Camp will be located in the expansive Kafue National Park in Zambia, the oldest and largest of the country’s national parks. 

https://shorturl.at/fmqJK

Radisson Blu Hotel opens at Amman Galleria Mall, Jordan 

Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) has expanded its regional portfolio by opening the Radisson Blu Hotel, Amman Galleria Mall. The hotel has 178 rooms and suites with authentic Jordanian-inspired details and is close to Swefieh Village and Wakalat Street, Amman Citadel and the Jordan Museum. Restaurants include all-day dining spot L’Olivier and bar and lounge Jade. 

https://shorturl.at/gBHM8

BWH Hotels brings Tesla EV charging stations to North American hotels 

BWH Hotels announced a collaboration with Tesla to bring electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to properties throughout North America, with plans to expand internationally. Beginning in 2024, BWH Hotels will begin installing Universal Wall Connectors at selected hotels across North America. With the recent launch of Tesla’s Universal Wall Connector, the charging stations will be designed to charge any North American vehicle model. 

https://shorturl.at/nCRU9

Opening of Ramada by Wyndham Goa Vagator 

M/s The Palace, a proprietary firm based out of Goa, announced the opening of Ramada by Wyndham Goa Vagator in partnership with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,100 hotels across over 95 countries. Located in a prime area of Vagator, Ramada by Wyndham Goa, Vagator has green views and is at a walking distance of 1.2 km from the popular Chapora Fort, which is adjacent to the hotel. It offers quick access to Vagator Beach, which is less than a kilometer from the hotel. 

https://shorturl.at/BSY05

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What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W2, December 2023

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

  • Future travel trends: Sustainability, AI, and slow travel 
  • Indonesia is considering visa-free entry to 20 countries 
  • ATM 2024: Global market value to pass $1 trillion by 2027 
  • Marriott raises the bar with all-inclusive luxury resorts 
  • Lemon Tree launches its 10th property in Maharashtra 

Reach out to us for discussions regarding connectivity, direct booking, rate intelligence, and website design requirements – we are happy to explore new possibilities with you for your property – contact us today. 

Enjoy the read! 

Newshound w2, December 2023

Upcoming travel fads: Sustainability, AI, and slow travel 

Travellers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) plan to increase their spending on breaks and holidays over the next three years. They will have more of an eye on sustainability than ever before. Most now check the sustainability of their travel plans and are prepared to pay over 20% more for environmentally friendly accommodation.  

https://shorturl.at/hinK2

Indonesia is considering visa-free entry to 20 countries 

Indonesia will consider visa-free entry to let more nationalities attract more tourism spending. It somewhat reverses earlier restrictions of the country’s entry rules. The government is proposing to add 20 countries to the list. It includes the US, China and India, said Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno after a cabinet meeting on Thursday. 

https://shorturl.at/dquCV

ATM 2024: Key trends shaping the trillion-dollar travel market 

 Attendees from around the world will explore opportunities spanning the full spectrum of travel and tourism – including leisure, business, luxury and meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) – at the 31st edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) in the UAE from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 May 2024. Allied Market Research valued the global business travel market at $689.7 billion in 2021, predicting the segment to grow to $2.1 trillion by 2031.  

https://shorturl.at/hwzY0

Marriott raises the bar with all-inclusive luxury resorts 

All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy welcomed Marriott Hotels to its portfolio. Beginning in early 2024 with Marriott Cancun, An All-Inclusive Resort, guests can connect with the local culture through experiences, entertainment, and hospitality. With nearly 600 hotels and resorts, Marriott Hotels has affected modern business and leisure travelers, which represents an opportunity to invite travelers of Marriott Bonvoy’s flagship hotel brand for all-inclusive trips. 

https://shorturl.at/pEPU8

Lemon Tree launches its 10th property in Maharashtra 

Lemon Tree Hotels Limited announces the opening of Lemon Tree Hotel, Dapoli. This is the 10th property of the group in Maharashtra. The hotel offers 50 rooms, Citrus Café – a multi-cuisine coffee shop, and Slounge – the hip recreational bar and banquet & conference spaces for all event requirements. It also has a well-equipped fitness centre and a refreshing swimming pool to keep you fresh like a lemon. 

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