IHG announces global partnership with Alipay

The new partnership will initially apply to IHG’s existing estate of more than 270 hotels in Greater China, as well as a number of hotels around the world that participate in IHG’s China Ready Programme, which offers a range of tailored services to Chinese travellers.

By |August 31st, 2016|

What European business travelers think about alternative accommodation

According to a MagicStay.com study, 20% of business travelers have already chosen alternative accommodation on one of their trips and 42% of respondents confirmed that they have considered it.

By |August 31st, 2016|

W Hotels kicks off travelling music festival

W Hotels Music Festival will travel annually to W Hotels around the World after launching next month at W Scottsdale with stages throughout the hotel.

By |August 31st, 2016|

Internet sales overtake traditional agents at Best Western Australasia

Best Western Australasia has reported encouraging results for the first six months of 2016 with booking revenue rising by 19%.

By |August 30th, 2016|

UK in two minds – 40-million-pound tourism support by PM and expected increasing operating costs post Brexit

UK PM announces 40 million pound fund for tourism, while operators forsee increasing operting costs. However boht government and industry are seeing benefits due to "pound exchange rate".

By |August 29th, 2016|

Westin Hotels & Resorts announces the expansion of the Westin Run Concierge program in North America

Underscoring the growing global demand among business and leisure travelers to rev up their well-being routine on the road, many Westin concierges will now provide expert insights into surfing, skiing, hiking, and cycling, among other physical activities.

By |August 29th, 2016|

Aloft Hotels introduces voice-activated hotel rooms

Guests will be able to control temperature, lighting and more simply by using "Hey Siri”.

By |August 26th, 2016|

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples’ CropBox brings sustainable on-site crops to guests

The property has grown more than 7,000 heads of lettuce over the past year, vastly reducing waste and harvesting only what is needed for the property and its guests.

By |August 26th, 2016|

NEXT Hotel launches chauffeured Tesla limousine service with zero emissions

The next generation automobile is accessible to both guests and the general public for airport transfers or a day trip to the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast.

By |August 26th, 2016|

General Hotel Management to roll out mid-market brand – Tin Hotels

The Tin Hotels team aims to expand swiftly, starting with the launch of its first hotels in Dubai and Oman and over the course of the next few years, to grow within the Gulf region before reaching its target of 35 properties in 2022.

By |August 25th, 2016|