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Hilton Launches “Travel the World” Campaign

This week, Hilton announced “Travel the World,” its new marketing campaign inspiring consumers to explore the wonders of their home countries and discover local alternatives that match the experiences at some of their favourite international destinations.
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New report shows Airbnb travel supports 345K EU jobs

A new report released today by Oxford Economics shows the positive impact of travel on Airbnb in the European Union, and the unique benefits this generates for families and communities across the bloc. The report, which was commissioned by Airbnb to look at how the pandemic has changed travel, is the first ever look at the impact of travel on Airbnb in the EU, and highlights new trends that Oxford Economics predicts will persist for at least the medium term.
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GlobalData reveals top 10 most mentioned airline operators on social media in 2021

Following the ease of travel restrictions and reopening of international borders for vaccinated travelers, global airlines companies are striving to maintain services majorly by addressing staffing shortage issue amid massively increase in bookings. Against this backdrop, American Airlines, Inc. (American Airlines) has emerged as the top mentioned airlines operator among the top 10 most mentioned airlines companies on the basis of social media conversations of Twitter influencers and Redd...
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New COVID-19 Surges Keep Travel Restrictions in Place

One out of five destinations continue to have their borders completely closed as new surges of COVID-19 impact the restart of international tourism. The latest research shows that still 98% of all destinations have some kind of travel restrictions in place.
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Spain to Become Centre of World Tourism For Three Days

More than 500 delegates from around the world, including Ministers of Tourism of UNWTO Member States, international organizations, as well as leaders from the private sector and civil society, will participate in the meeting of the supreme governing body of this specialized agency of the United Nations.
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Soak Up Culture in These 7 North American Cities in 2022

Excited to hit the road and soak up some culture in 2022? Several museums, theaters, concert venues, and cultural experiences are set to reopen in major North American cities in the coming year, including locations in New York City, Los Angeles, Key West, Fla., and more. A handful of popular tourist destinations are also planning milestone anniversary celebrations in 2022 — giving you plenty of new reasons to revisit some of your favorite places.
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Swiss-Belhotel International: Robust plans for Vietnam in Delivering Excellence through Swiss Qualities and Values

Swiss Professionalism with Asian Passion are the central pillars of Swiss-Belhotel International ’s brand vision and hospitality. With an extraordinary portfolio of 16 brands, the Group’s quintessentially Swiss qualities and values, delivered with Asian passion, are inspired to foster unique and immersive experiences.
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Social Media Marketing: Cheat Sheet for Hotels

Social media marketing in the hotel industry is an effective technique for hoteliers to connect with potential visitors, increase reservations and revenue, and boost the visibility of their hotel or property.
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Hotels in Asia Pacific Region See Signs of Recovery

Hotels in the Asia-Pacific region are still in need of international travel, but there are other promising signs contributing to a recovery.
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JLL research examines the impact of the pandemic on key Indian Ocean hospitality market

The tourism sector is one of the key economic sectors of the Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Zanzibar. Long favoured by holidaymakers from across the world for their crystal-clear waters and palm-tree fringed beaches, these Indian Ocean islands took a severe hit during the pandemic with borders closed in most of the countries.
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JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Global Asset Management report 2021

Per STR’s 2020 Host report, gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) across each region dropped to the low teens, ranging from $10.2 to $12.2 in 2020, with the exception of Europe which observed a more depressed performance and recorded GOPPAR equal to $-2.3.
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Accor Signs Seven-year Accor Stadium Deal In Sydney

Accor, the largest hotel operator in the Pacific, has won the naming rights for Stadium Australia, with the iconic venue in Sydney Olympic Park to begin the transition to Accor Stadium from today.
Tags: Travel, Australia, Sydney, Accor, Pacific, Sydney Olympic Park, Accor Signs Seven, Accor Stadium

Is It Safe? A Key Question on Hotel Guests’ Minds | By Larry Mogelonsky

The 1976 movie “Marathon Man” has an unforgettably tense scene where Dr. Christian Szell (played by Sir Laurence Olivier) torturously drills a restrained Dustin Hoffman’s teeth amidst an ongoing interrogation, repeatedly asking, “Is it safe?” If you have not seen this classic, be prepared to avoid the dentist for a little while thereafter.
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Hotel Service – Become a Guide for Your Guests

The hotel industry is more competitive today than ever before. You’re increasingly competing for the attention of the same guests as every other hotel in the area. Finding ways to grab that attention and then keep it can be pretty challenging.
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HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 19 November 2021

The Rydges Wellington Hotel Acquired by NZ Hotel Holdings Asset LP in New Zealand, CitizenM Hotel Chain Raised USD 1 Billion from Existing Shareholders for Future Expansion, Velana International Airport will Complete New Expansion by 2022 in Maldives, Singapore Tourism Board and Korea Tourism Organisation Partners to Capture Tourism Demand on Both Sides.
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The Next Era of Hospitality – Restaurants and Food Services

Adaptability and quick turnarounds on strategy had never been more vital during a challenging decade for the restaurants and food services industry so far. The good news for many is that so many organizations rose to that challenge, with restaurant technology playing a singular role in helping them to continue to meet demand and to serve guests via multiple channels, specifically using advanced restaurant point of sale and integrations with mobile ordering.
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 20 November

U.S. hotel performance dipped from the previous week but came in closer to pre-pandemic levels, according to STR‘s latest data through 20 November.
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HomeToGo Releases 2022 Travel Trend Predictions

HomeToGo SE (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: HTG), a marketplace with the world's largest selection of vacation rentals, today unveiled its predictions for the top travel trends of 2022.
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2021 Cintas S.H.I.N.E. Award Names Housekeepers Who are Key to Guest Satisfaction & Safety

Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS), today announced the grand-prize winner and runners-up of the 2021 Cintas S.H.I.N.E. (Star Housekeepers In a New Era) Award.
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Sleep in Europe’s highest listing on Airbnb on the slopes of Mont Blanc

Key Takeaways: The specially designed room in Punta Helbronner cable car station is perched on the slopes of the Mont Blanc mountain range at an altitude of 3500 meters - Hosted by Alpine Skiing World champion, Olympic medalist and first woman in Italy to have won the Overall World Cup Federica Brignone, this is the ultimate sleepover for anyone who has been yearning to get back on the slopes - The stay will include the exclusive opportunity to ski down the slopes of Mont Blanc before the...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Italy, Airbnb, Courmayeur, Alpine, Mont Blanc, Vitra, Alvar Aalto, Federica Brignone, Amini, Punta Helbronner, Mont Blanc Courmayeur, Mont Blanc Monte Rosa

Accor is taking action to eliminate violence against women

Our Group is taking concrete actions so that no woman sees her aspirations blocked. Our initiatives are synonymous with real change that positively impacts local communities around the world. Our commitment is reflected in particular by our membership of the “Gender-based Violence” Coalition of UN Women, which we joined in 2021.
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JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® releases updated hotel Credentials with 2021 Transactions

The Global Hospitality Group® (GHG) of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) has released an updated version of its Hospitality Credentials, detailing unsurpassed experience by providing representative clients and properties the GHG has worked on over the past 30 years. These Credentials show how the GHG has helped clients with more than 4,500 hospitality properties, valued at more than $112 billion.
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Dubai welcomes the world, and hotels are benefitting

Since 1851, World Expos have showcased some of the world’s greatest innovations in some of the world’s most influential cities. Currently, Dubai has the honor of welcoming the world as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event to be postponed from its originally scheduled 2020 start. While Dubai was already recovering better than most major, global markets, the start to the six-month “mega event” in October was a welcome sight for hoteliers with delegates, business travellers and leisure gue...
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NOVEMBER 16, 2021 JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® releases updated hotel Credentials with 2021 Transactions

The Global Hospitality Group® (GHG) of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) has released an updated version of its Hospitality Credentials, detailing unsurpassed experience by providing representative clients and properties the GHG has worked on over the past 30 years. These Credentials show how the GHG has helped clients with more than 4,500 hospitality properties, valued at more than $112 billion.
Tags: Travel, Ghg, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Jeffer Mangels Butler Mitchell LLP

Feedback Bribery | By Shep Hyken

To what extent will a company go to try to get customer feedback? Is it a simple email request? Is it an incentive to fill out a survey? And, if there is an incentive, can that skew the results?
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China outbound travel demand towards 2030 | By Daniel Voellm & Anchi Liu

Rapid growth in Chinese outbound travel demand from 2003 onwards was a key driver for tourism and leisure hospitality in many parts of the world. Can this momentum be regained post-COVID to drive more hotel development?
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Hospitality Technology in a New Era: Hotels, Resorts, and Casinos

Over the last few weeks, we’ve published several posts that illustrate the vital part that advanced hotel technology is playing in the continuing evolution of the hospitality industry. As culture and technology grow together, hotels, resorts, and casinos are looking to scale their platforms in a continuing process of digital transformation.
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Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Welcomes Eight New Hotels From Davidson Hospitality Group

Curator Hotel & Resort Collection (“Curator”) announced the addition of eight lifestyle hotels and resorts from Davidson Hospitality Group (“Davidson”) to its rapidly growing portfolio. These hotels will access Curator’s best-in-class operating agreements, services, and non-proprietary technology to improve operating performance while benefiting from the enhanced relationships with other Curator member hotels and resorts.
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An Introduction to Hotel Benchmarking | By Julia Pedrol

Perhaps you’ve heard about hotel benchmarking but are not quite sure where to start. How do you define a compset? What kind of metrics can you compare? How should you go about interpreting the results? We’re going to dig a little deeper into all of these points but first, let’s think about why benchmarking your hotel’s performance makes a lot of sense.
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