“Workventure” is the new “bleisure”

Hotwire is trying to redefine the way travelers approach the intersection of business and leisure.

By |October 20th, 2016|

Hajj pilgrimage boosts tourism in Saudi Arabia to over 20 million visitors by 2020

While the Hajj is an established ritual in the Islamic world, its importance as a tourism destination has been transformed in recent times, with the Saudi government investing heavily in new hotels.

By |October 20th, 2016|

Hilton celebrates meeting, event and travel professionals as “WowMakers”

Hilton launched WowMakers, its largest-ever B2B marketing initiative, with tools and resources to support and inspire meeting, event and travel professionals to truly “Wow” their attendees and clients.

By |October 20th, 2016|

Substantial benefits from tabletop ordering technology: Cornell study

A new study from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) finds that the tabletop technology can both speed table turns and increase average checks.

By |October 20th, 2016|

Condé Nast Traveler announces its 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards

Over 300,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers cast votes for the world's best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, and cruise lines.

By |October 19th, 2016|

Wyndham adds 200,000 square feet of meeting space to portfolio in 2016

In 2016, Wyndham’s new openings added more than 200 new meeting and event spaces to the company’s portfolio, bringing more than 10 million square feet of meeting and event space to its hotel offerings.

By |October 19th, 2016|

Best Hotels in Europe rankings announced by U.S. News & World Report

The rankings evaluate more than 2,000 five-star hotels in over 40 countries to identify the very best accommodations in Europe.

By |October 18th, 2016|

Marriott gives wholesalers access to real-time rates and inventory

The solution is part of Marriott’s strategy to shift to dynamic rates and automated reservations, replacing antiquated processes for contracting, accessing inventory and booking hotel rooms.

By |October 18th, 2016|

Carlson Rezidor gives back to local communities during its 2016 Responsible Business Action Month

This year, the group hosted over 1,000 activities, devoted more than 50,000 volunteer hours, and raised a total of USD 460,000 and in-kind donations of USD 700,000 for World Childhood Foundation and other local charities.

By |October 18th, 2016|

Chinese buyers increase their share of Australian hotel transactions

Chinese investors have upped the ante in the Australian hotel sector, accounting for 42% of the $1.7 billion in hotel sales year-to-date according to new research from CBRE.

By |October 17th, 2016|