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Paris Olympics 2024: Inbound Travel Trends

Hospitality Net

As the world eagerly awaits the spectacle of the Paris Olympics 2024, anticipation mounts not only for the athletic feats but also for the influx of travelers converging on the iconic City of Light. World on Holiday brings you valuable data and insights that can help you strategize your business efforts for the building demand. Let’s help you get answers for your questions on who, why and how the world is traveling for the Paris Olympics 2024.

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Airbnb CEO: ‘We Are Ready to Step on the Gas’ for International Expansion

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Despite risks from regulation and competition, there is a huge opportunity for Airbnb to expand further around the world beyond its five core markets. It's a big world out there.

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AHLA: U.S. Hotels Added 1,200 Jobs in April

Lodging

WASHINGTON—U.S. hotels added 1,200 jobs to their payrolls in April, according to the latest government data that shows employment in the industry is still far from pre-pandemic levels, reported the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Total hotel employment stands at about 1.92 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s 193,600 fewer workers in the industry than in February 2020, just before the pandemic hit.

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3 Barriers to Connecting with Prospects

Anthony Cole Training

In today’s world of banking and insurance, it is increasingly more difficult to get the attention of a prospective buyer after only a few outreach attempts. We are all busier than ever before with multi-media coming from every direction. So, how do you stay consistent (and persistent) in your outreach with a prospect while remaining sensitive to their daily lives and the distractions they face?

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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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RIU opens its seventh hotel in Jamaica: the Riu Palace Aquarelle

Hospitality Net

The Riu Palace Aquarelle is the RIU Hotels & Resorts chain’s first establishment in Falmouth, the capital of Trelawny parish, just 35 minutes from Montego Bay airport and two hours from Kingston. The new 5-star, 24-hour all-inclusive hotel has a total of 753 rooms and is the ideal choice for families or groups of friends thanks to its 180 triple rooms and 26 family suites.

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India’s Sarovar Hotels Has a New Playbook

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Sarovar Hotels and Resorts is one of the fastest-growing hotel chains in India. It is now reviving its presence in Africa, where it has been witnessing strong traction post-Covid.

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Victoria’s tourism budget cuts ‘send the wrong message’ to hotel investors, AA says

Hotel Management

Peak industry body Accommodation Australia (AA) has raised concerns over cuts to Victoria’s tourism marketing budget, saying the move will impact visitation to the state and ‘sends the wrong message’ to hotel investors. AA said that Visit Victoria typically receives AU$32.5 million for marketing each year, but according to the State Budget, revealed on Tuesday May 7, this figure will be spread over four years.

Tourism 264
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Navigating AI in Hospitality: Addressing Common Concerns and Ethical Challenges to Elevate the Guest Experience

Hospitality Net

In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping industries, the hospitality sector stands at the forefront of a profound transformation. As hoteliers, embracing AI may initially spark a mix of curiosity and caution. Questions about the integration of AI within the deeply human-centric realm of hospitality are not just expected—they are essential.

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What Do Indian Tourists Want? We Asked 5 Hotel Brands – India Report

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Due to close proximity, the nations of Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan witness significant tourism from India. With preferences of Indian travelers changing, boutique properties are reaching out with diverse offerings to attract this tourism segment.

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation Reports Q1 2024 Results

Lodging

CHICAGO, Illinois—Hyatt Hotels Corporation reported first quarter 2024 results. Highlights include: Mark S. Hoplamazian, president and CEO of Hyatt, said, “The year is off to a great start with gross fee revenue reaching a record of $262 million in the quarter. Our pipeline also reached a new record, expanding 10 percent year-over-year to 129,000 rooms, and we realized net rooms growth of 5.5 percent.

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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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Erdi launches hospitality academy within a hotel at Mercure Welcome Melbourne

Hotel Management

Erdi, a privately-owned collection of premium hotels and businesses, has launched a hospitality education arm, Erdi Academy, to support budding industry talent. Located at the Mercure Welcome Melbourne on Little Bourke Street and adjacent to sister-hotel, Pullman Melbourne City Centre, Erdi Academy operates within a working hotel environment, providing students with immersive experiences and practical learning on daily basis.

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ITB India 2024 returns bigger and better on 11 – 13 September

Hospitality Net

ITB India is happening alongside MICE Show India and Travel Tech India, from 11 – 13 September 2024 at Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai. With over 400 exhibitors, over 120 speakers, and over 600 Indian and South Asian buyers with 80% of them being decision makers, the B2B event assures unparalleled business opportunities for all attendees, serving as the gateway to the thriving Indian travel market.

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Google Search Claims Another Victim: Tripadvisor Lowers Outlook

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Google has made frequent changes to its search results pages over the years, and Tripadvisor has often suffered as Google has its own competing businesses. Recent changes appear to have hit Tripadvisor particularly hard.

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Booking.com: Family Travel Expected to Increase in Summer 2024

Lodging

Booking.com reports that searches for accommodations by families for the summer travel season are already seeing an 8 percent increase as compared to last year, while flight searches globally are seeing an increase of 21 percent. These figures underscore an interest in travel this summer, as families look to make the most of the warmer months ahead.

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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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Coogee Bay Hotel redevelopment gets green light after four years of negotiations

Hotel Management

A major transformation of Sydney’s Coogee Bay Hotel has been given the green light by the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel following more than four years of design, planning and discussions with council and community. Last week, the panel granted a Deferred Commencement Consent, which will allow works to begin once there has been resolution of a noise management plan with Randwick City Council.

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At U.S. Travel’s IPW, Leaders Say Government Must Increase Focus to Achieve Travel Growth

Hospitality Net

At U.S. Travel’s IPW – the largest generator of international inbound travel to the United States – association President and CEO Geoff Freeman shared a vision to make travel a national priority, solve barriers to visitation growth, and become the most-visited nation in the world.

Travel 264
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Airline Credit Cards and Frequent Flyer Programs Come Under Federal Scrutiny

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Federal agencies are currently investigating whether airlines have devalued frequent flyer miles to make it more difficult for consumers to redeem award tickets.

Consumer 314
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This Week’s Comings & Goings

Lodging

Sage Hospitality Group announced Justin Fowler as chief operating officer for Sage Restaurant Concepts, overseeing more than 50 restaurants, bars, cafes, and venues in the SCR portfolio. Hospitality Ventures Management Group announced the company has named Linda Philp as senior vice president and chief financial officer. She will be responsible for the company’s accounting, financial reporting, and risk management functions.

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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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Exclusive: inside Santa Monica Proper, California’s stunning luxury boutique hotel

Hotel Management

When it first debuted in mid-2019, the Santa Monica Proper Hotel quickly became one of the hottest hotels in Los Angeles and thanks to its brilliant style and hospitality, it’s remained incredibly popular since. Wayfarer checks in. Over the past seven years, the Proper Hotels brand has been setting benchmarks in the United States accommodation scene, particularly with its properties in California, headlined by one of our favourites in Santa Monica.

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Hotelbeds extends strategic agreement with Choice Hotels, adding Radisson Americas properties to portfolio

Hospitality Net

Hotelbeds, part of HBX Group, announces the renewal of its strategic agreement with Choice Hotels for the next three years, adding Radisson Americas properties to the TravelTech company’s portfolio.

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Dubai’s Extreme Weather: Travel Firms Face Higher Costs

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Dubai's floods seemed freakish. But the climate emergency could make weather more volatile in other places, too. Expect rising costs for insurance, disaster preparedness, and recovery.

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Unity by Hard Rock Launches as Company’s Loyalty Program

Lodging

HOLLYWOOD, Florida—Hard Rock International announced the global launch of Unity by Hard Rock, a loyalty program that rewards members across Hard Rock’s portfolio of more than 200 locations including hotels, casinos, cafes, and Rock Shops around the world. The brand is celebrating how its guest offerings have “Come Together” under the loyalty program with Lionel Messi, Noah Kahan, John Legend; and Shakira.

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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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First look: inside the $230m dual-branded Novotel and Ibis Styles Melbourne Airport

Hotel Management

Melbourne Airport is set to welcome its first new-build internationally branded hotel in over 20 years with the official opening of the dual-branded Novotel and Ibis Styles Melbourne Airport on July 1. The AU$230 million project, located within walking distance of Terminal 4, is Victoria’s largest and most significant hotel development this year.

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Marriott International Supports Increased Leisure Demand in Canada

Hospitality Net

Marriott International’s presence in the Canadian market strengthened, as the company celebrated a 36 percent year over year increase in hotel-level leisure revenue in 2023. With 274 hotels currently open and 90 in the pipeline, several factors, including a dedicated focus on lifestyle, upper midscale and extended stay brands; as well as market-specific loyalty program offerings and partnerships, continue to drive the company’s success in Canada.

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Spirit CEO Slams Airline Industry as ‘Rigged Game’ as Carrier’s Losses Widen

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Spirit CEO Ted Christie had some choice words for the current state of the airline industry as the ultra-low-cost carrier reported a greater first-quarter loss.

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Aimbridge Hospitality Names Eric B. Jacobs Chief Global Growth Officer

Lodging

PLANO, Texas—Aimbridge Hospitality, a leading, global hotel management company and the world’s largest third-party hotel operator, today announced Eric B. Jacobs as its new Chief Global Growth Officer, effective June 2, 2024. Jacobs will sit on the organization’s executive leadership team and report directly to Craig S. Smith, Chief Executive Officer.

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Preventing Employee Burnout in Restaurants & Hospitality: An Integrated Approach

Speaker: Lissa Bowen - Chief People + Culture Officer, Full Course Executive Director, Full Course Foundation

Employee burnout is a pervasive issue in the fast-paced and demanding restaurant industry, resulting in decreased productivity, high turnover rates, and compromised mental well-being. Effectively addressing this challenge requires a comprehensive approach that combines conventional management techniques, insights from neuroscience, and stress management strategies.

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Green check-in: strategies for hotels to adopt and promote sustainability

eHotelier

In the quest for a sustainable future, hotels play a pivotal role in setting a positive example for both guests and industry peers. By embracing energy-efficient technologies, reducing waste, conserving water, sourcing responsibly, engaging with communities, and adopting eco-friendly infrastructure, hotels can contribute significantly to global sustainability efforts.

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HMH Achieves Impressive Expansion in KSA, Adding Over 1,000 Rooms

Hospitality Net

The Hospitality Management Holding (HMH), pioneer in the hotel management in the Middle East and North Africa, has taken the centre stage in the mega event of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2024 ongoing at the Dubai International and Convention Centre. The four-day show, kicked off on May 6 with over 2,000 exhibitors from more than 160 countries, is expected to see a huge footfall of not less than 50,000 global visitors.

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2024 U.S. Election Won’t Scare Off Tourists, But It Will Make Advertising More Expensive

Skift Blog

Skift Take: As the U.S. enters its most expensive election cycle, tourism marketers are going to need to get creative to stay on top of the minds of targeted audiences.

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Stone Yard, Inc. Shares Design Partnership With Roger Thomas

Lodging

CARLSBAD, California—Stone Yard, Inc. announced its design partnership with Roger Thomas and the launch of his eponymous collection. As the first collaboration between the interior designer and the California-based furnishings manufacturer, the Roger Thomas Collection at Stone Yard, Inc. reflects Thomas’ career in hospitality design and the brand’s manufacturing capabilities.

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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.