Last week, Atlanta-based non-profit the Castell Project—an organization dedicated to advancing diversity in hospitality industry leadership—hosted its inaugural conference at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown.
The Hotel Operations Conference, on May 23-24 at Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London, will explore the rise and rise of third-party managers, and how it indicates investors in the hotel industry are beginning to demand clarity in the black box labelled “operations”.
Bidroom.com has won the World Tourism Forum Lucerne “Start-up Innovation Camp Award”, and the award was presented to Bidroom’s co-founders, Michael Ros and Casper Knieriem at the World Tourism Forum in Lucerne.
Caribbean hoteliers and industry stakeholders will gather in Miami for the third installment of the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), slated to take place from June 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Produced by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), CHIEF is a high-level forum, which features a number of educational sessions, where the region's hospitality industry assembles to network, learn, share ideas and collectively brainstorm creative solutions to current challenges.
The high-energy voltage from Vivid Sydney Festival on from May 16 until June 17 could flow on to Sydney hoteliers in the coming weeks, with Expedia group data revealing nearly 80 per cent of stays were booked during the festival or within one month of the opening night in 2016, boosting occupancy and higher room rates during the traditionally quieter months.
WIT Europe is marching into Amsterdam at Beurs van Berlage on May 18 and waving Asia’s flag high. Catch us at Phocuswright Europe where we’ll be out to prove that when it comes to online travel. Asia isn’t just emerging, it’s leading the pack. Approaching US$140b in 2016, APAC’s online travel market is set to grow at twice the pace of USA and Europe, around 7-9 per cent in the next five years.
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is pleased to announce that next year’s WTTC Global Summit will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 18-19 April, 2018. Roberto Palais, Executive Manager, Ministry of Tourism of Argentina, announced the location of the 2018 Global Summit at the closing ceremony of the 17th WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. The 2018 WTTC Global Summit will be jointly hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of Argentina, The Argentine Chamber of Tourism and the Buenos Aires City Tourist Board.
For the first time ITB China, on from May 10-12, provides a platform to connect the destination management organizations, such as tourism bureaus, associations and hotels with Chinese bloggers and travel key opinion leaders. The new marketplace for the Chinese travel industry will support the respective parties to learn more about how they can support each other.
WTM Africa is one of the highlights of the continent’s hospitality calendar, bringing together thought leaders in the African hospitality industry for three days of networking, talks and exhibitions in Cape Town, South Africa. GuestRevu representatives not only attended the event, mingling with leading minds in the industry, but GuestRevu CEO and Founder, Chris Alexandre, was also selected to talk to attendees about how guest reviews can help maximise hotel revenue.