Men still earn more in travel-related industries

The difference in the salaries men and women earn in Asia-Pacific’s travel, tourism, hospitality and lifestyle industry sectors is gradually widening, according to a major employment trends report released this week. The 2017 ‘Salary and Employment Trends Report’ by ACI HR Solutions, says while female executives are moving towards professional equality, their male counterparts continue to earn substantially more.

TRIPBAM and TrustYou partner for hotel review data integration

TRIPBAM, the hotel rate shopping service innovator, and TrustYou, the world’s largest guest feedback platform, have announced a strategic partnership between the companies. The agreement will allow TRIPBAM to provide summarized review content from TrustYou, via both TrustScore Widgets and Meta-Reviews, to clients and their travelers.

Hotels generate $2.1 billion worth of online bookings with eRevMax

eRevMax has reported today that it has processed $2.1 billion worth of reservation revenue for its hotel clients in 2016. This is an increase of over 11 per cent in reservation revenue as compared to the previous year. Hoteliers continue to increase online bookings through eRevMax platforms leveraging its seamless connectivity with over 300 global and regional OTAs and partners.

Merkel: We have a problem – euro is too low for Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested that the euro was too low for Germany but made clear that Berlin had no power to address this “problem” because monetary policy was set by the independent European Central Bank.

Airlines must make mobile commerce a priority, says industry brief

Despite profit projections of $35.6 billion in 2016, airlines must shift focus to the revenue and profit potential emerging from mobile commerce, according to the latest monthly industry brief from CellPoint Mobile, 'Mobile Commerce and Payment Innovation Across the Airline Sector'.

Choice Hotels International reports 10 per cent increase in Q4 earnings

Choice Hotels International, Inc. has reported its results for the three months and year ended 2016, and recorded a record increase in share price late in the year.

First airport partner with immigrant integration program

A new partnership between the City of San José, Mineta San José International Airport and New American Workforce will make citizenship services available onsite for city and airport employees. Mayor Sam Liccardo announced the initiative during a press conference.

nSight and IDeaS team up to help hoteliers drive profitable bookings

IDeaS Revenue Solutions and nSight Travel Intelligence have teamed up to offer hoteliers a new experience in revenue management that allows managers to “futurecast” inventory demand based on a rich set of data points never before available on a single technology platform.

“Closing borders risks jobs,” World Travel and Tourism Council warns US

Airlines, hotels and travel agencies are all reporting drops in international bookings to the US, following the executive order banning visitors from seven countries to enter the country. This is the unintended consequence of the ban announcement, with business and leisure customers from around the world holding back on their travel plans.

Dusit International teams up with Japan’s Prince Hotels

As part of its strategic marketing alliance, global hospitality company Dusit International, together with Japan’s largest hotel chain, Prince Hotels, has launched a Staff Exchange Programme, starting this month.

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