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

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

  • Hilton expands NoMad Hotels via Sydell Group acquisition 
  • The Rockley’ debuts on Barbados’ south coast 
  • Eid al-Fitr: Luxe stay, beach BBQ at Kempinski Palm Jumeirah 
  • IHCL launches luxurious IBIZA Resort in Kolkata 
  • Accor opening new Sofitel in India 

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Hilton expands NoMad Hotels with Sydell Group acquisition 

Hilton announced it has acquired a majority controlling interest in Sydell Group to expand the NoMad Hotels brand from its existing London flagship location to markets around the world. The addition of NoMad to Hilton’s brand portfolio marks the company’s entry into the fast-growing luxury lifestyle hotel market with a brand defined by food and beverage, interior design, and service. 

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The Rockley’ Opens on the South Coast of Barbados 

The Rockley opened on March 27 on the South Coast of Barbados, celebrating the local vibe with a hip new hotel experience in the Rockley Beach area known for its lively bars, signature restaurants, and authentic island experiences. The Rockley, previously known as the South Beach hotel, features a playful new design after an extensive renovation and rebrand. The property is situated just steps from the white sand and sparkling water of Rockley Beach, with rates starting at £200 a night. 

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Eid al-Fitr: Luxe stay, beach BBQ at Kempinski Palm 

As Eid al-Fitr festivities approach, Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah is excited to announce its exclusive holiday offerings, designed to provide guests with an unforgettable experience that blends luxurious accommodation with exceptional dining. This year, the hotel invites guests to immerse themselves in the spirit of Eid with its special retreat package and a beachside BBQ lunch that promises to delight all senses. 

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IHCL launches luxurious IBIZA Resort in Kolkata 

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), the foremost player in India’s hospitality sector, unveiled its latest venture—a luxurious resort located adjacent to Joka along Diamond Harbour Road, nestled in the vibrant city of Kolkata. 

Commenting on the signing, Ms. Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL said, “This signing is another step in IHCL expanding its footprint in Kolkata, a thriving metropolitan state capital. It will address the need for getaway destinations at a short driving distance from the city, that will help tap into the increasing demand for both leisure as well as MICE. We are delighted to collaborate with Merlin Group, a leading real estate group in East India for this resort.” 

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Accor to open a new Sofitel in India 

Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, announces the signing of a partnership agreement with EBU Estate Developers Private Limited for the development of a Sofitel hotel in India, the Sofitel Jaipur Jawahar Circle. The luxury hotel is scheduled to open its doors in 2028 and promises to redefine hospitality in the vibrant city of Jaipur. 

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

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

  • Hampton by Hilton hits 3,000 hotels milestone
  • IHG’s suite brands prototype flexibility
  • Indian Hotels Company surpasses growth targets
  • Lemon Tree Hotels launches new property in Himachal Pradesh
  • Moroccan hotels offer enhanced authenticity

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Hampton by Hilton Reaches 3,000th Hotel Milestone

Hampton by Hilton celebrated the opening of its 3,000th hotel. The Hampton brand is known for its several hospitality mainstays, such as hot breakfast with The Hampton Waffle, all-white bedding, and curved shower rods. In addition to opening its 3,000th hotel, this year marks a year of milestones for Hampton, including the brand’s 40th anniversary, entry into its 40th country, and a groundbreaking entry into its fifth continent, Africa. Hampton is also celebrating 10 years in China, 400 properties in China, and 15 years in EMEA that began with Hampton by Hilton Corby/Kettering.

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IHG introduces flexible suite brand prototypes for developers

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies with more than 6,300 hotels across 19 global brands, announces the availability of new prototype options for its three suites brands – Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites and Atwell Suites. By expanding design choices, IHG provides greater flexibility for developers across a range of site configurations and market types while maintaining the experiences guests expect in the rapidly growing suites space.

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Indian Hotels Company Surpasses Growth Goals: 300+ Hotels Ahead of Schedule, 52 Signed, 34 Open

In the fiscal year 2024, the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), the largest hospitality company in India, continues its rapid portfolio expansion with 52 signings and 34 openings. Surpassing its market expectations outlined in Ahvaan 2025, IHCL now boasts a portfolio of over 300 hotels and an impressive pipeline of over 90 hotels, solidifying its position as an industry leader.

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Lemon Tree Hotel debuts in Himachal Pradesh: Kasauli

Lemon Tree Hotels Limited announces the opening of Lemon Tree Hotel, Kasauli. This is the group’s fourth property in the scenic state of Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful, elegant hotel, with 49 keys, will open in two phases. Of the 49 well-appointed rooms and suites, 28 opened on the 28th of March, along with Citrus Café—a multi-cuisine coffee shop, an expansive banquet space, and a conference facility as a part of phase I of the launch. The remaining rooms, Slounge—a hip recreation bar, Fresco—a rejuvenating spa, and the fitness centre will open shortly thereafter as part of phase II.

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Hotels in Morocco: More Authentic

With United Airlines starting non-stop flights from Newark to Marrakesh, Morocco will become an easy-to-reach travel and tourism destination for Americans. As tourists turn to more authentic travel adventures, Morocco finds itself on the unique receiving end as a hot destination to do just that. Currently, 36 hotel projects are being constructed, adding over 6,300 rooms to available accommodations.

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What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W4, March 2024

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

  • Atlantis unveils royal Ramadan culinary delights 
  • Middle East leads Chinese tourism rebound at ATM 2024 
  • Airbnb hosts welcome over 1.5 billion guest arrivals 
  • Sleep Inn reveals scenic dreams prototype redesign 
  • Amã stays & trails reach 150+ bungalows milestone 

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Atlantis the Royal unveils culinary delights this Ramadan 

Atlantis The Royal invites guests to celebrate the Holy Month at several award-winning restaurants. Whether trying out Dubai’s newest gourmet dining hall, Gastronomy, with 17 live cooking stations or taking home the perfect decadent desserts from Little Venice Cake Company, friends and family alike are invited to celebrate the spirit of Ramadan at Atlantis the Royal. 

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Middle East leads Chinese tourism recovery, boosting ATM 2024 

According to research by Oxford Economics, outbound travel from China is estimated to almost double this year compared with 2023. It will only be 22% below its peak pre-pandemic numbers of 155 million tourists in 2019, who spent over $250 billion overseas. Full recovery is expected to materialise in 2025, with the Middle East being the first region globally to recover its Chinese inbound market. 

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Airbnb celebrates over 1.5 billion guest arrivals hosted 

Airbnb Hosts around the world have welcomed more than 1.5 billion guest arrivals. By opening their homes, Hosts can provide affordable accommodation options for guests, help communities reap the economic benefits from travel, and generate billions in economic activity and tax revenue for local communities. Since 2014, Airbnb has worked with governments worldwide to help hosts collect and remit tourism taxes. 

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Sleep Inn reveals new scenic dreams prototype redesign 

Sleep Inn, a leading limited-service lifestyle brand from Choice Hotels International, Inc., known for its modern, nature-inspired, stylish design, has revealed interior details for its latest prototype, Scenic Dreams. Developed in collaboration with developers, owners, and operators, the refreshed Sleep Inn prototype features redesigned guestrooms and common areas that complement the iconic exterior tower and purple accent lighting previously announced in April 2023. 

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Amã Stays & trails achieve milestone with 150+ bungalows 

amã Stays & Trails, Indian Hotel Company’s premium homestay offering, reaches a milestone of 150+ bungalows in its portfolio with 100 operating bungalows. amã Stays & Trails is a collection of historic havelis, heritage villas, colonial houses, plantation bungalows and charming residences offering private and exclusive stays. The bungalows are located near an IHCL hotel in each region, ensuring safe and bespoke service. amã Stays & Trails is present in 15 states across the country. 

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

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

  • In 2024, ATM will tackle sustainability and innovation in aviation 
  • Hilton ramps up lifestyle expansion with Graduate Hotels addition 
  • Marriott signs deal to bring JW Marriott to Greece with Vasilakis SA 
  • Amsterdam and New York named top business travel spots in 2023 
  • Leisure Hotels Group launches ‘Sociotel’ concept 

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ATM 2024 focuses on aviation sustainability and innovation

Exploring the future of aviation, Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which takes place from 6-9 May at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will host prominent international airlines and aircraft manufacturers to discuss the latest industry innovations and solutions. Transformative areas that are likely to be high on the agenda are sustainability and the role of startups and innovators in transporting the industry into the next era. Mark your calendars! RateTiger is taking Dubai by storm from May 6th to 9th! Find us in Hall 4, Booth TT4102.

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Hilton boosts lifestyle expansion, adds Graduate Hotels

Hilton announced an agreement with Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners (AJ Capital) to acquire the Graduate Hotels brand, adding a growth opportunity for the global hospitality leader in the lifestyle hotel market. Hilton will pay $210 million to acquire all rights to the Graduate brand worldwide, enter into franchise agreements for all existing and signed pipeline Graduate Hotels, and become responsible for the brand’s future development and growth. AJ Capital will remain the owner of the more than 35 operating and pipeline Graduate properties, each of which will be operated under long-term Hilton franchise agreements. 

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Marriott inks deal to debut JW Marriott in Greece with Vasilakis SA

Marriott International, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement in collaboration with Vasilakis SA to bring the JW Marriott brand to Greece. Anticipated to open in 2025, JW Marriott Crete Resort & Spa will span 100 acres of coastal beauty and will be a haven for travellers who seek a luxury escape paired with exceptional service and holistic well-being experiences. SWOT Hospitality, known for its expertise in managing luxury hotels across Greece, will collaborate with Vasilakis SA and Marriott International as the third-party operator for the franchised property. 

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Amsterdam and New York named top business travel spots in 2023

BCD Travel’s 2023 edition of Cities & Trends Europe indicates that Amsterdam and New York rank as the top destinations for European business travelers, with Germany and the United States emerging as the most favored countries. This analysis is grounded in the collection of flight and car rental data from various European markets in 2023. 

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Leisure Hotels Group introduces new ‘Sociotel’ concept 

Experience the coastal charm with dynamic social stays at Bedzzz Xclusiv, Morjim, Goa. Leisure Hotels Group (LHG), an experiential resort chain in North India and the largest across Uttarakhand, announces the launch of its newest venture, Bedzzz Xclusiv, Morjim, Goa. Expressing his enthusiasm at the imminent launch, Vibhas Prasad, Director of Leisure Hotels Group, stated, “The addition of Bedzzz Xclusiv, Morjim, Goa marks a significant milestone in our pan-India expansion journey while bolstering unique verticals within the Group. 

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

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

    • Hoteliers’ essential guide to online travel agencies (OTAs)
    • ITB Berlin 2024 concluded amidst disappointment
    • Kerten introduces The House Urban Eco Resort Riyadh – an eco gem
    • Maximizing your spiritual journey during Ramadan travel
    • Hilton strengthens Asia Pacific development leadership

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    Online travel agencies (OTAs): A guide for hotels

    Online travel agencies (OTAs) have changed the game for hotels and accommodations all over the world. These digital platforms allow travellers to book their trips with just a few clicks, making the planning process more convenient than ever before.

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    ITB Berlin 2024 ended with frustration

    Many visitors and exhibitors left Berlin on Wednesday night, hotels that refused refunds for a prepaid last night had to listen to insults. Diverse and globally represented, more than 5,500 exhibitors from 170 countries illuminated the three business days, occupying all 27 exhibition halls at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.

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    Kerten Hospitality announces The House Urban Eco Resort Riyadh

    Kerten Hospitality, in partnership with RIKAZ and RAFAL and with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, unveiled a ground-breaking project in the heart of Riyadh: The House Urban Eco Resort. This unique resort is set to redefine urban eco-living, blending leisure, wellness, and business within a sustainable and luxurious environment. In the heart of Riyadh.

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    Ramadan travel guide: Making the most of your spiritual journey

    Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is a time of spiritual reflection, prayer, and fasting from dawn until dusk. It is observed by millions of Muslims around the world as a period to fast, pray, and engage in acts of charity. Traveling during Ramadan can be a unique and enriching experience, offering insights into the cultural and religious practices of different Muslim-majority countries. To ensure a respectful and fulfilling trip, here are essential travel tips for navigating the holy month of Ramadan.

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    Hilton strengthens Asia Pacific development leadership

    Hilton has announced the appointments of Nong Xia as President of Development for Greater China and Mongolia, and Maria Ariizumi as Vice President of Development for Southeast Asia. These appointments mark a significant step in Hilton’s ongoing commitment to expand its footprint and strengthen its presence in key growth regions.

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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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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W4, February 2024

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

  • Hilton reports booming expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America
  • Atlantis The Royal marks one year with Louis Vuitton’s Vivienne
  • Radisson expands presence in Ayodhya
  • HotelPORT partners with Yext in the hospitality industry
  • Celebrate Ramadan with LPM Restaurant & Bar Doha’s fresh menu

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Hilton shares record growth in Caribbean and Latin America. 

 Hilton shared a year of growth in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), entering new markets in 2023. Last year, Hilton opened 19 new hotels and approximately 4,000 rooms in the Caribbean and Latin America, representing more rooms added in the region than in any other year in the company’s history. With a strong year of signings in 2023 and a pipeline of 110 properties, the company expects this growth in the region to continue. 

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Atlantis The Royal hosts Louis Vuitton’s Vivienne for a special anniversary vacation. 

From Paris to Dubai, the emblematic mascot for Louis Vuitton is reborn as six larger-than-life Vivienne sculptures and two giant inflatables. Louis Vuitton and Atlantis The Royal have joined forces in a unique collaboration to celebrate the first anniversary of the world’s most ultra-luxury experiential resort. To mark Atlantis The Royal’s milestone birthday, Louis Vuitton’s iconic Vivienne mascot has travelled from Paris to Dubai to join the celebrations and embark on her most joyous travel experience yet. 

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Radisson strengthens footprint in Ayodhya 

The hotel is strategically located within two kilometers of Shri Ram Mandir, Ayodhya. It is at a convenient distance from the Maharishi Valmiki International Airport, Ayodhya Railway Station and further enjoys excellent road connectivity via National Highway-27. The hotel will boast excellent visibility while providing effortless connectivity to the region. Guests can also explore revered religious sites within 2-5 kilometers, such as Hanuman Ghari, Kanak Bhawan, Nageshwarnath Temple, and Treta Ke Thakur. This strategic location enables the hotel to capture significant demand from devotees, pilgrims, and tourists visiting Ayodhya.  

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HotelPORT joins hands with Yext hospitality industry 

HotelPORT, a pioneering technology firm transforming in what manner the hospitality industry advertises and distributes itself in the online space, is excited to declare its association with Yext, the prominent digital presence platform that influences the awareness behind each customer commitment. This assimilation will let hoteliers, restaurants and spas to effortlessly achieve their digital attendance and offer a reliable, precise and appealing understanding to clients wherever in the digital space. 

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Welcome Ramadan with LPM Restaurant & Bar Doha’s new menu. 

LPM Restaurant & Bar Doha, the home of French-Mediterranean cuisine, is delighted to announce it will be serving a specially curated Ramadan Menu for the holy month. Highlighting the most loved dishes from LPM’s À La Carte menu with touches that embrace Ramadan traditions, the restaurant offers a beautifully crafted menu that guests can enjoy whether they are breaking their fast or indulging in a Suhoor meal before sunrise. 

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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 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

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

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

  • 5 hotel physical security tune-ups with key control for 2024 
  • Adıyaman, Turkey’s dual revitalization goal: industry and tourism 
  • Sofitel Dubai The Palm: second edition of Epicure Culinary Month 
  • Geopolitics is the biggest threat to travel & tourism 
  • Reopening of the iconic Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah 

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5 hotel physical security tune-ups with key control for 2024 

The security and safety of all hotel guests, employees, and visitors is a top priority for hotel security teams. Investing in security and safety technology upgrades helps hotels stay compliant, manage assets, and prevent security incidents. One component of security technology that hotels invest in is key control and asset management solutions. 

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Adıyaman, Turkey’s revitalization push: industry and tourism 

Adıyaman in Türkiye eyes to revitalize both industry and tourism. The devastating twin earthquakes in early February last year affected not only buildings but also the economy of southern Türkiye. Before the earthquakes, Adıyaman’s economy was based on two main pillars: Agriculture and livestock, and textile factories, which accounted for almost 90 percent of the city’s industry. Food, construction and building materials were also produced.  

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Sofitel Dubai The Palm: second edition of Epicure Culinary Month 

Renowned luxury resort Sofitel Dubai The Palm is set to host the second edition of its EPICURE Culinary Month, a gastronomic celebration of culinary excellence, following the great success of the inaugural version in 2023. Starting 1st February 2024, this month-long event will showcase the property’s best-of-the-best culinary talent, inviting food connoisseurs and seasoned gourmands to indulge in a series of exceptional dining experiences, including exclusive four-hand dinners, one-off collaborations, and many more unmissable offers. 

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Geopolitics is the biggest threat to travel & tourism 

Thailand’s foreign policy of maintaining strict neutrality amid superpower bunfights has become the key to its national security and economic survival. Although Travel & Tourism are both major components and beneficiaries of that policy, the prospect of prolonged global geopolitical instability means that the industry is hanging by a thread, over-exposed to external shocks and biding time until the next one. 

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 Grand reopening: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah 

 The iconic Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah in UAE re-opens its doors, revealing a stunning transformation. The newest chapter of the renowned luxury hotel has begun, as the resort­ welcomes guests to live unforgettable once again. After an extensive refurbishment, the resort has unveiled 203 keys in total, including 149 beautifully appointed guest rooms and 54 suites with breathtaking views. 

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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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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.  

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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.  

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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. 

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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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