Slashing rates towards a modern day hospitality industry

The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to reform Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates is a first step towards a modern hospitality industry, the Australian Hotels Association said.

BHA offers to help Brexit Secretary hammer out immigration law

Hospitality and tourism leaders are urgently seeking a meeting with Brexit Secretary David Davis to hammer out an EU migration plan following Mr Davis’  “heartening” comments this week that the UK would keep its door open for service workers in hospitality, agriculture and social care.

Maestro PMS cloud-hosted option is freeing up hoteliers

The Maestro PMS cloud-hosted option frees full service independent operators to be hoteliers again, providing single and multi-property operators enterprise system responsibility to Maestro cloud.

AccorHotels profits up 8.1 per cent following Fairmont Raffles acquisition

Despite a challenging environment, French hospitality group AccorHotels’ revenue was up 0.9 per cent in 2016. Decreasing tourism traffic in Paris following terror attacks saw a reduction in revenue of 2.8 per cent in France.

Cole Schotz formalizes restaurant and hospitality group

Cole Schotz P.C. has announced the formal launch of its Restaurant and Hospitality Group led by New York-based members Jordan A. Fisch and David A. Rubenstein. The Group brings together a multidisciplinary team of attorneys drawn from the firm's corporate, real estate, tax, employment and intellectual property practice groups to provide counsel at every stage of the business lifecycle.

Kube Systems teams with KniTec to bring mobile device charging to more hotels

Kube Systems has announced that KniTec Inc., a value added reseller specializing in hospitality technology, is now featuring the Kube audio clock premium alarm clock, music player and multi-device charger, and the Kube 5 docking station housing five portable chargers via www.KniTec.com.

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.

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