What $10,000USD a night buys you on Bintan Island

Spanning a total of 1045 square metres, the Vanda Villa comes with an infinity pool, separate guest house, around-the-clock butler and dedicated chef in its kitchen.

By |July 28th, 2016|

The Peninsula Paris awarded coveted “Palace” distinction

Bestowed by the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France, the “Palace” status was created in November 2010 to reward hotel excellence and to assist in promoting the French way of life on the international stage.

By |July 28th, 2016|

AccorHotels to acquire leader in the concierge market, John Paul

John Paul is a technology enabled concierge, equipped with a proprietary CRM and data platform based on a behavioral profiling and a 360°personalization, as well as a network of over 50,000 partners in more than 50 countries, the company offers exhaustive and global loyalty solutions.

By |July 27th, 2016|

2016 Top Luxury Hotel & Brand Report shows smaller brands, Chinese hotels gaining ground

Luxury hotels in China received 703,041 reviews, representing a dramatic increase of +46% year-on- year and taking them into first place ahead of American hotels who experienced a decrease of 13% year-on-year.

By |July 27th, 2016|

RevPAR growth fails to deliver profit at UK Hotels

A major contributing factor to the decline in rooms profit has been the stark increase in rooms expenses, which reflects the systemic impact of OTAs on the hotel industry since the turn of the century.

By |July 27th, 2016|

AccorHotels to grow loyalty point program for bookings at independent hotel parnters

On its website AccorHotels.com, the Group offers customers the option of reserving hotels that are not part of the group, and all the “Accorhotels Selection” of partner hotels earn customers loyalty points.

By |July 27th, 2016|

UK hotel offers ‘Cancer Touch Therapy’ treatments

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa has announced that it is one of the first UK hotels to be trained and accredited in Cancer Touch Therapy, providing specialist spa treatments for cancer patients at the hotel’s The Spa & Bath House.

By |July 27th, 2016|

Study reveals the pros and woes of small business travel

For small business travelers, affordability is key, and most feel that when compared to larger companies, they pay more for travel and that it is more difficult and time-consuming to book affordable business travel.

By |July 26th, 2016|

Cornell study outlines improved hotel sustainability benchmarks

The results are presented in the CHSB2016 Index report, where users can obtain the range of benchmarks for energy consumption, water consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions for hotels within specific segments and geographic locations.

By |July 26th, 2016|

Medical tourism industry valued at $439 billion

Furthermore, medical tourism has a projected growth rate of up to 25% year-over-year for the next 10 years as an estimated three to four percent of the world's population will travel internationally for health-related treatments.

By |July 26th, 2016|