Macdonald Hotels installs defibrillators in all properties

With cardiac arrests cited as a leading cause of death in the UK, Macdonald Hotels is aiming to give its over one million annual guests the best chance of survival, if this happens, by installing lifesaving defibrillators at all 45 of its hotels.

By |July 29th, 2016|

South Africa’s hotel and tourism sector set for steady growth: PwC Outlook

New visa regulations, which require that foreign travellers appear in person at South African embassies to have their biometric information taken, had a sharp impact on the South African tourism industry.

By |July 29th, 2016|

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, 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|