Thu.Nov 30, 2023

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New Report: Unpacking the Need-to-Know Trends from Expedia Group

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Curious which trends will drive consumer travel interest in 2024? Expedia Group’s “Unpack ‘24” report offers actionable insights to help travel companies align with an array of offbeat trends and connect with travelers.

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Succeeding in Extended Stay: Operational and Pricing Insights From a Specialist in the Sector

Lodging

LODGING brings you the first installment of our three-part Ownership Series, providing owner perspectives on various hot topics and industry trends. We speak with J&P Asset Management about best practices and trends in the extended-stay segment. Look for the second article next month, offering advice on the conversion process. The third installment will focus on development and guest service trends in the leisure market.

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Q&A: Why Visit Iceland Is Leaning Into Arts & Culture to Drive Tourism

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Iceland may be best known for its stunning natural landscapes — including glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, and hot springs — but a thriving local art and literature scene makes it a cultural hub fit for any corporate retreat, incentive trip, or leisure vacation.

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Novotel and Mercure join forces to launch Australia’s first airport resort

Hotel Management

Darwin will soon be home to Australia’s first airport resort with the upcoming launch of Novotel and Mercure Darwin Airport Resort on Tuesday December 5. The transformed property integrates two existing airport hotels at Darwin Airport and is the result of a AU$30 million investment by the Airport Development Group (ADG), which also owns the adjacent Darwin Airport.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Our Most Popular Event: Skift Megatrends Is Back for an 11th Year

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Megatrends, our annual forecast of the top travel industry trends, is back for its another highly-anticipated program. Kick-start 2024 with unmatched thought leadership in New York City, London or Online.

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G’day Group launches premium cabins at upgraded Tassie property

Hotel Management

Regional accommodation provider G’day Group is entering the premium cabin category following a AU$20 million redevelopment of Discovery Parks – Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. The group’s latest investment sees the addition of 30 new cabins, 40 new tourist sites and upgraded amenities across the property. The 11 premium cabins – which feature opulent finishes, open fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows offering uninterrupted forest views – are intended to lure high value international tourists an

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AHICE Aloha Conference launches in Hawai’i

Hotel Management

The Aloha Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) has been launched in Hawai’i with over 100 delegates at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort this week (Nov 29). AHICE Aloha 2023 represents the first time the AHICE brand has entered a market outside of Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia and this launch event was a preview for a much larger conference scheduled to be held in Hawai’i in late November 2024.

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Firm Behind MGM Macau To Build $1.2 Billion Resort in Dubai

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The MGM Dubai is finally getting started again, being built by China State at one third of the cost of the competition's Wynn resort in Ras Al Khaimah.

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Hilton Expands Mexico Presence with Signing of Perla La Paz, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Hospitality Net

Built in 1940, the historic 90-room Hotel Perla recently underwent a $10 million renovation and is expected to join the Hilton portfolio as Perla La Paz, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in early 2024. Known as a legendary hotel, Perla La Paz will continue to represent classic La Paz style with a nod to its Art Deco history and modernization of the city.

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Why the Middle East is an Ideal Location for Skift Global Forum East

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The Middle East is experiencing an unprecedented surge in travel and tourism making it an ideal location to host Skift Global Forum East happening on December 12-14 in Dubai.

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Diving into Diversity: Decoding the Foundations of Inclusion in Hospitality Talent Acquisition

Speaker: Lauren Fernandez - CEO & Founder, Full Course

Companies all over the world, including Marriot International and Hilton Worldwide, are aware of the value of including DEI in their talent acquisition strategy. However, despite these initiatives, there is still plenty that the hospitality sector can do to promote DEI. When comparing the hospitality industries in India, Iraq, the UK, and the US, you will see that there is a consistent underrepresentation of persons from different ethnic, gender, and disability origins across all levels of the i

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Andronis Hotels Expands To Paros With Addition Of Minois Hotel

Hospitality Net

Andronis Hotels, a family-owned collection of luxury five-star hotels and villas in Athens and Santorini, today announced its expansion into Paros with the acquisition of Minois Hotel Paros. This strategic expansion aligns with the ongoing plan to extend Andronis presence to Milos, with a potential upscale establishment slated to debut, tentatively in 2025.

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American Airlines Will Install High-Speed Wi-Fi on Regional Jets

Skift Blog

Skift Take: As part of an attempt to improve connectivity on smaller aircraft, American Airlines is installing high-speed Wi-Fi in its regional aircraft, which have long struggled with sluggish service.

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Charleston, SC: Making & Preserving History

Hospitality Net

Europeans first settled in the city that would become Charleston over 350 years ago. Charleston’s rich history is one of the drivers of its thriving tourism sector, which tallied 7.68 million visitors in 2022. In the hospitality industry, Charleston continues to make history, while local initiatives are also making strides to preserve it.

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Trip.com Signs Multiyear Deal with Amazon Web Services For AI Tools

Skift Blog

Skift Take: This is one of the more significant announcements AWS made during a big news-making conference this week in Las Vegas.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Cool jobs you could have in the future - What is a Brand Manager?

Hospitality Net

Welcome to a series that’s all about your future and the exciting possibilities waiting for you in the professional world! If you’ve ever wondered what cool jobs are out there, you’re in the right place. We’re kicking things off by unveiling the secrets behind one of the most creative gigs – Brand Management.

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Hyatt’s Loyalty Program Expands Rare Perk: Sharing Status for a Day

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Sharing is caring. But it can also drive viral marketing for a hotel loyalty program.

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IHG Hotels & Resorts boosts growth in Türkiye with six signings across six cities

Hospitality Net

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, cements its growth in Türkiye with the addition of six new properties spanning six Turkish cities.

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This Week’s Comings & Goings

Lodging

The Kessler Collection welcomed Peter Wu as president of hospitality operations. With over two decades of experience, Wu will oversee the corporate commercial, marketing, human capital, and information technology functions. IHG Hotels & Resorts announced David Spooner as vice president global brands, Six Senses. Based in the United Kingdom, Spooner will support the direction of the Six Senses brand, aligning its strategy with IHG’s Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio.

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A Buyer’s Guide to Future-Proofing Your Restaurant Tech Stack

The race to 100% digital is on. With the restaurant industry still in the early innings of its digital transformation, brands need an airtight strategy when it comes to building out their tech stack. Download the buyer’s guide to learn where to prioritize your efforts and get the most out of every investment.

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Spend an unforgettable night at JUANES’ house in Colombia, now on Airbnb

Hospitality Net

After more than 35 years of career and the release of his most personal album, JUANES opens the doors of his home for one night so that two of his fans can discover the space that has been an inspiration for every rhythm, harmony and lyric he has created. This is a sacred space for the artist, which connects him with his essence and intimacy.

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Merry and bright: Oakwood Premier Melbourne gets creative with eco-friendly Christmas tree

Hotel Management

Oakwood Premier Melbourne is taking an environmentally-friendly approach to the festive season with the use of sustainable Christmas decorations in place of artificial ones this year. The hotel challenged its internal engineering team to create a fully sustainable Christmas tree and giant charity gift box using only existing or reclaimed materials from the hotel and surrounding local area.

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Tropicana Los Cabos, Tapestry Collection by Hilton mark the brand’s arrival in the region

Hospitality Net

Located just 500 feet from Plaza Mijares in the heart of the coastal getaway of San Jose del Cabo, the Tropicana Inn is scheduled to debut as Tropicana Los Cabos, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in early 2024. The property is tucked in a quiet enclave near the city’s center and offers proximity to some of San Jose del Cabo’s top destinations for dining, vibrant art galleries and local shopping.

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Langham Hospitality Group to manage new luxury hotel in Foshan, China

Hotel Management

Langham Hospitality Group has signed a deal to manage The Langham, Foshan, a brand-new hotel to be based in China’s Greater Bay Area. Part of the One Sanlong Bay development – which includes luxury residential units as well as Grade A and prime-commercial office spaces – Foshan’s first high-rise urban resort is scheduled to open in 2028. Langham Hospitality Group Chief Executive Officer, Bob van den Oord, said the primary aim of the 160-room luxury facility will be to capture the city’s natural

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ABM Success Recipe: Mastering the Crawl, Walk, Run Approach

Shifting to an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy can be both exciting and challenging. Well-implemented ABM motions build engagement with high-value accounts and drive impactful campaigns that resonate with your audience. But where do you begin, and how do you progress from crawling to running? Watch now as Demand Gen experts delve into the essentials of each stage of the ABM process.

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Sun Group Strengthens Luxury Sector In Phu Quoc With Five-star Resorts And Experiences

Hospitality Net

An island jewel nestled just off the south coast of Vietnam, Phu Quoc has emerged as one of the world’s most exciting and enticing international tourism destinations. An idyllic archipelago of 36 islands surrounded by tropical seas, blessed with sandy beaches, verdant forests and rich biodiversity, all complemented by authentic cultural charm and international attractions, this is an enchanting place to stay, meet and explore.Phu Quoc is no longer an up-and-coming destination, however; having we

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Tourism boost: Virgin Australia set to fly to Uluru from Brisbane and Melbourne in mid-2024

Hotel Management

Uluru is set for a tourism boost with Virgin Australia announcing two new direct services from Melbourne and Brisbane to be introduced from June next year. Launched in partnership with the Northern Territory Government and Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia (operators of Ayers Rock Resort), the new services will inject more than 62,000 seats per year to the Red Centre, connecting tourists directly to the spiritual heartland of Australia, while providing more choice and value to travellers.

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S Hotels & Resorts thrives in 2023 with business accolades and sustainability success

Hospitality Net

BS Hotels and Resorts PCL (SET: SHR), the global hospitality company from Singha Estate PCL (SET: S), is reflecting on a highly successful year that saw the group achieve a series of important and prestigious accolades, while also advancing its commitment to sustainable development, community integration and environmental protection everywhere it operates.One of the most significant accomplishments for S Hotels & Resorts this year was that SHR managed to receive an A Rating from the Stock Exchan

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British Airways reveals Australians plan to travel more globally in 2024

Hotel Management

B rit i sh Airways has released new research that shows the biggest New Year’s resolution for Australians is to travel more in 2024, ahead of commitments to save more money and exercise more regularly. In a global survey, the airline polled frequent holidaymakers – those who take more than four trips a year – to see what their New Year’s resolution was.

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Beyond The Meeting Room: Luxury Magazine Resource

Escape into a world of luxury and dive into the future of tech, fun takes on the American pastime, and many inspirational individuals. With engaging reports on fashion, food, travel, finance, sports, and more, download now and enjoy the read!

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Kempinski Signs Management Agreement for new hotel in China’s city of the future, Xiong’an

Hospitality Net

China’s city of the future is under full development in the Xiong’an New Area and seeks to be a leading-edge city that delivers innovative intelligence, green ecology and wellbeing on the basis of a long-term plan. Kempinski Hotels is proud to be part of this high-quality vision and has signed a management agreement for a luxury hotel and residences complex with the owning company, Xiong’an Xiongshang Real Estate Co., Ltd.

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Vanity Group HQ has joined the Global B Corp community

Hotel Management

Renowned for industry-firsts, VANITY GROUP is proud to announce VANITY GROUP HQ, based in Sydney, Australia is now B Corp certified. This solidifies VANITY GROUP as being counted among businesses being recognised by the world’s leading authority in social and environmental impact. Since its inception 13 years ago, VANITY GROUP has been passionate about the planet, its people and its inhabitants.

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EEA Joins IFRS Sustainability Alliance

Hospitality Net

The Energy & Environment Alliance (EEA) today announced that it has joined the IFRS Sustainability Alliance. In doing so, it joins a community of experts working on a global baseline of sustainability disclosures to meet the needs of capital markets, across all industries around the world, including the hospitality industry.

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Conquering New Horizons: How to Effectively Introduce Your Hotel and Travel Technology Platform to the America - By Alan Young

Hotel News Resource

In today's dynamic and complex environment, the task of extending your travel or hospitality services into new markets is fraught with distinct challenges. The hotel and travel industry, characterized by its close-knit community and exclusive dynamics, often poses significant barriers to new entrants. When you introduce your platform into these markets, it's not just about offering a new solution; it's about understanding and integrating into an established ecosystem.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.