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Hotel marketing tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Revinate

Black Friday is the biggest shopping weekend of the year — and the hospitality sector is no exception. Black Friday hotel marketing has become a significant opportunity for hoteliers to drive direct bookings and personally connect with past and future guests. Because guests will be spending. In 2022, Black Friday spending topped $9.12 billion — [.] The post Hotel marketing tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday appeared first on Revinate.

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Dubai Airshow: Tracking the Biggest Aircraft Buyers

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The most important airshow in the Middle East will see airlines from the UAE and Saudi Arabia trying to grab the best aircraft delivery slots for their growth plans. Airlines from India will also be there to do business.

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Embassy Suites Gulf Shore Commences Development

Lodging

GULF SHORES, Alabama—DD Partners, LLC of Birmingham, Alabama, and Marietta, Georgia, Peachtree Group of Atlanta, and Woodbine Development Corporation of Dallas announced the development of Embassy Suites Gulf Shores. Now underway, Embassy Suites Gulf Shores is a joint venture among the three firms. DD Partners and Woodbine are leading development and asset management efforts, and Peachtree will manage operations for the resort upon completion in the summer of 2025.

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Travelodge transformed into outdoor art gallery for Darwin festival

Hotel Management

TFE Hotels’ Travelodge Resort Darwin has served as a five-storey blank canvas for Australian artist, Adnate’s latest creation as part of the Darwin Street Art Festival (DSAF). In less than six days – working in 33.7 °C heat and 90% humidity – Adnate created two large scale artworks on the hotel’s exterior wall in tribute to the local Larrakia mob. “The children featured in Travelodge mural are both from the Fejo family – they are Larrakia people and are the Traditional Owners of Garramilla (Darw

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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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Driving Direct Bookings: Effective SEO Techniques for Hotel Websites

Are Morch

Search engine optimization (SEO) has been the buzzword in marketing since the advent of digital marketing. Businesses in all industries now rely on SEO to improve their visibility on the internet with the hope of catching the attention of potential customers. People rely on search engines (e.g. Google or Bing) to figure out life on […] The post Driving Direct Bookings: Effective SEO Techniques for Hotel Websites appeared first on Are Morch, Digital Transformation Coach.

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America’s Favorite Flight Destinations in 2023? Cancun and London

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Flight booking data reveals Americans' top worldwide and domestic destinations so far this year. Tourism marketers take note, especially of changes from the 2019 rankings.

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‘Win’ for tourism as China and Australia agree to multi-entry visa

Hotel Management

An agreement to create a new multi-entry visa to facilitate exchanges and closer links between China and Australia has been welcomed by peak accommodation industry body, Accommodation Australia. During meetings this week between Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese, Chinese president, Xi Jinping, and premier, Li Qiang, leaders discussed ways to facilitate exchanges and closer links between people in the two countries.

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Skyscanner’s Travel Trends 2024

Hospitality Net

Welcome to Skyscanner’s Travel Trends 2024 report, our lowdown on the latest trends shaping industry and traveler behavior. It blends our own proprietary search and booking data with our annual consumer behavior study to reveal how and where people will travel in the coming year. Searching over 80 billion prices every day, connecting millions of travelers across 52 countries and 32 languages, Skyscanner is perfectly placed to shine a light on the biggest travel trends for 2024.

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SAS Secures $1.2 Billion From Consortium Led by Castlelake, Air France

Skift Blog

Skift Take: If Europe's regulators back Air France-KLM taking a stake in SAS, along with IAG buying Air Europa, and Lufthansa acquiring ITA, Europe's aviation market will become more like the U.S. one, which has been the world’s most profitable.

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The Evolution of Key Control

Lodging

Managing the distribution and availability of hotel keys to staff is a basic but sometimes underappreciated aspect of building security. Speaking with LODGING, Tim Purpura, VP global sales & marketing, Morse Watchmans, explained how far tech-enabled key control has come in recent years. Founded in 1882, Morse Watchmans has made several advancements in key management in recent decades, beginning with the introduction of the KeyWatcher in 1993.

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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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Exclusive: first look inside Hotel Indigo Sydney Potts Point

Hotel Management

IHG’s neighbourhood-inspired boutique brand Hotel Indigo has made its Sydney debut with the opening of a 105-room Potts Point hotel this week. Hotel Indigo Sydney Potts Point opened on Thursday following Pro-invest Group’s multi-million-dollar refurbishment of the property. Tucked behind the city’s iconic Coca-Cola billboard, the revamped hotel is designed to reflect the eclectic Kings Cross neighbourhood, a long-time hotspot of hospitality and entertainment.

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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts marking its debut in Morocco

Hospitality Net

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of over 30 extraordinary brands, today announced the highly anticipated opening of The St. Regis La Bahia Blanca Resort, Tamuda Bay, marking the debut of the St. Regis brand in Morocco. Developed by Eagle Hills, a private investment and real estate development company based in Abu Dhabi, and designed by the internationally established design firm Smallwood, the resort offers a sanctuary to indulge in Tamuda Bay, on the Mediterranean

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Booking.com Launches Cruises in the U.S.

Skift Blog

Skift Take: There doesn't seem to be much of a downside for Booking.com getting into cruises. As with flights, which it launched in 2019, we can only say — what took you so long?

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Suppliers Are Improving by Leaps and Bounds, Planners Say

Lodging

Meetings and events have been back in a big way since late 2022, but they haven’t been without their challenges. Event planners have been dissatisfied with venue and supplier performance since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but planner opinion is finally swinging the other way. This is great news for venues, which will benefit from a closer relationship with event planners.

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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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Accor eyes opportunities in the Pacific as Emblems gears up for global launch

Hotel Management

Accor is gearing up to launch its latest soft brand boutique hotel collection, Emblems, globally and is eyeing opportunities in the Pacific for the five-star offering. Emblems, which sits within Accor’s Luxury and Lifestyle division , above MGallery, will form an important part of Accor’s global growth strategy over the coming years. Accor’s Global Head of Hotel Performance for Sofitel, MGallery and Emblems, Kerrie Hannaford, told HM that the group is currently focused on finding suitable Emblem

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EDITION Redefines Luxury in Southeast Asia with the Singapore EDITION

Hospitality Net

The brand’s first hotel in the region is a tranquil green escape from Singapore’s bustling Orchard Road, with its curated collection of restaurants and bars, signature spa and stunning rooftop pool.

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Inside Atlantis The Royal’s Strategy to Capture the Ultra-Luxury Travel Segment

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Ultra-luxury travelers’ accelerating desire for exceptional and exclusive experiences is driving hospitality to reach new heights in a rarefied segment. Atlantis The Royal is setting new standards in its quest to anticipate the needs of a continuously evolving high-end travel market.

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A Safer Bet: The Advantages of Advanced Access Control

Lodging

While staff need to be trained on emergency procedures in case there is an on-property assault or theft, preventing these incidents with strategic access control is the first line of defense. Fortunately, technology in this area continues to develop, even when it comes to the most basic access-control device, the lock. “When equipped with an access management system enabled with online door locks, staff can receive a real-time alert to suspicious activity such as a […] The post A Safer Bet

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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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HMas are out, franchise agreements are in, Axsia HTL reports

Hotel Management

Hotel asset management firm Axsia HTL is predicting a drop off in hotel management agreements (HMAs) in 2024 and beyond as more owners opt in favour of franchise agreements, which are predominate in the US market. While big brands remain powerful in the Australian market, Axsia HTL claims they are growing fast and are “too stretched to provide the necessary support” to ensure each hotel is reaching its potential.

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Marriott International Signs Agreement with Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa

Hospitality Net

Expected to open in summer 2024, Patmos Aktis, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Greece will bring The Luxury Collection to the peaceful island of Patmos.

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Amadeus and Microsoft Are Working on More AI Innovations — Here Are 3

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Major companies that have resources to invest are starting to show the potential for generative AI in travel aside from chatbots alone.

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Knowland: Nashville Reports Strong Meetings and Events Growth

Lodging

ARLINGTON, Virginia—Knowland reported Nashville experienced strong growth for meetings and events since last year at 31.5 percent. Las Vegas came in second with 20.3 percent year-over-year growth. Overall, U.S. industry growth of meetings and events increased by 12.8 percent. Nashville was popular for conventions and meetings, bolstered by healthcare and financial/banking as its top industry drivers.

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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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Exclusive: Hilton HR Director reveals why the company is turning to TikTok to build teams

Hotel Management

Hilton is leveraging Gen Z’s favourite social media platform TikTok to expand its team – and improve brand awareness as a result – with an Australian industry-first recruitment pilot launching on Thursday November 9. The six-week recruitment campaign, #HireMeHilton, encourages TikTok users to apply for a range of roles across its 17 properties by posting a 30-60 second video on the platform explaining or demonstrating how they would ‘Make the Stay’ memorable for its guests.

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Les Roches Highlights at the Hospitality ON Awards®

Hospitality Net

Sommet Education, the world’s leading group of hospitality management institutions, and its flagship institution, Les Roches, received accolades in the Hospitality ON Awards® that have distinguished, for over two decades, the most exemplary and innovative initiatives within the global hospitality industry.

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Uber Forecasts Banner Fourth Quarter on Strong Holiday Travel Demand

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The increasing return-to-office push — as well as the ongoing steady travel demand — is certainly coming at the first time for Uber, which is in a prime position to make a massive rebound from a challenging 2022.

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Tru by Hilton Surpasses 250 Open Hotels and Announces First New York City Property

Lodging

MCLEAN, Virginia—This October, Tru by Hilton welcomed new hotels in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. Together, the five new Tru by Hilton locations in the United States have pushed the brand past a milestone of 250 open hotels. Since its debut in 2016, Tru by Hilton continues to attract domestic and international owners and developers, with nearly 275 hotels in the pipeline, including Tru by Hilton Brooklyn, the brand’s first New York City […] The post Tru by Hilton Sur

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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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CapitaLand Ascott Trust sells Courtyard by Marriott and Novotel properties in $109 million deal

Hotel Management

Asia Pacific’s largest lodging trust CapitaLand Ascott Trust (CLAS) is parting with two of its mature Sydney hotels as it focuses on higher yielding properties. Courtyard by Marriott Sydney-North Ryde and Novotel Sydney Paramatta will be sold to an unrelated third party for a total of AU$109.0 million – about 5% above book value, with net proceeds expected to be AU$98.0 million and net gain equating to AU$14.2 million.

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HomeToGo Unwraps Trending Destinations for Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season

Hospitality Net

HomeToGo, the marketplace with the world’s largest selection of vacation rentals, today revealed its latest trend report stuffed with delectable insights on Thanksgiving and holiday season travel. Based on a survey of U.S. travelers and an analysis of HomeToGo search behaviors, the study shows that many Americans are getting into the festive spirit this year with more than half (50%) of U.S. travelers planning visits to holiday markets and winter festivals.

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Tripadvisor Sees Viator at Full-Year Profitability in 2024

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Until now, Tripadvisor has emphasized growth for Viator, backed by ample marketing, at the expense of profitability. It appears as though the company will moderate that strategy for 2024.

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This Week’s Comings & Goings

Lodging

McNeill Investment Group named Annie Mulvanny as its new vice president, investments and asset manager. Mulvanny will contribute to the current expansion of the firm’s investment management platform. KSL Resorts announced the addition of Frank Rodgers as global sales director. Overseeing leisure sales, the wholesale market, consortia, and tour groups, Rodgers will play a role in the company’s overall sales strategy.

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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.