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Airbnb’s 2024 travel predictions

Hospitality Net

As the world prepares to wrap up 2023, Airbnb has shaken the magic eight ball to unveil what travel in the New Year will look like. For the vacation planning geeks out there, our data reveals some of the top trending destinations and what factors are influencing how people are traveling. Travel next year has lots of surprises and emerging new trends in store, including adventures to Japan, celebrating Carnival and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, as well as many people staying stateside to embrace

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Expedia, Airbnb and Uber Stop Advertising on Elon Musk’s X

Skift Blog

Skift Take: These advertising blocks aren't necessarily long-term decisions so these brands could be back on X at some point when this controversy fades.

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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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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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Motivating Your Sales Team: A Guide for Sales Leaders

Anthony Cole Training

There are two sides to this topic of motivation. One side is how are your salespeople motivated and what motivates them. The second side is how effective are you as a sales leader at motivating your sales team? Both must be addressed to fully understand this topic of motivation and the impact on sales results.

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Airbnb Lawsuit in New York Exposes Fake Listings Issue

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Verifying listings has not been a top priority for Airbnb over the years. But trying to root out fake listings through verification measures is high on the agenda for 2024. The effort would leak into 2025 at a minimum.

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InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort unveils $2.5 million beach club

Hotel Management

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort has unveiled its AU$2.5 million Lagoon Beach Club after four months of renovations. The first of its kind on the Northern Gold Coast, the Lagoon Beach Club is inspired by European summer with waterside dining and a relaxed atmosphere. “As the northern Gold Coast becomes more populated, there is a gap in the market for a destination inspired venue that brings the “beach” to this part of the coast,” said InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort General Manager,

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Radisson Hotel Group further expands its portfolio in Nigeria

Hospitality Net

The hotel’s array of Scandinavian inspired accommodation will range from contemporary standard rooms to expansive executive suites, including a presidential suite.

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‘No Hidden Fees’ Is Latest Bill in U.S. Congress to Target Hotel Junk Fees

Skift Blog

Skift Take: When a hotel rate appears in Google Search or on an online platform will it include the junk fee that makes it more expensive than a rival? That's what's a stake in these bills for the travel industry.

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Nutrition on the Go: Helping Guests Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle When Traveling

Lodging

Whether hitting the road on a new adventure or jetting off for a business venture, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a priority that many of today’s travelers carry with them on their trips. One of the biggest focuses of these health-conscious travelers is nutrition. By understanding traveler preferences, hoteliers can help their guests maintain their healthy habits when traveling—improving satisfaction scores and building loyalty.

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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: Craig Bond joins Pan Pacific Hotel Group to lead operations

Hotel Management

Experienced hotelier Craig Bond has taken up a new role of Senior Vice President – Head of Operations at Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG), marking his return to the group after almost eight years. Bond joins from La Vie Hotels and Resorts, where he spent the last two years as Managing Director, growing operations across Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam.

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Marriott and Ioi Properties Group To Bring W Hotels To Downtown Singapore

Hospitality Net

Marriott International, Inc. announced today it has signed an agreement with IOI Properties Group, one of Malaysia’s leading property developers to bring W Singapore - Marina View, a new 350-room property, to downtown Singapore. The hotel is slated to debut at the site of a 51-story mixed-use development. Perched atop the hotel is Marina View Residences, where a suite of high end apartments is set to redefine luxury living.

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Paris Hilton Backs New AI Trip Planner and Jet Engine Startup Raises $116 Million

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Paris Hilton is backing a new trip planner that combines AI and social media, shortly after another social media-based travel app announced backing by John Legend.

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Curio Collection by Hilton to Reach 150 Open Hotels by 2024

Lodging

MCLEAN, Virginia—Curio Collection by Hilton recognized openings that have led the brand to reach its 150th milestone by the end of 2023 with the addition of 19 properties to the portfolio by year’s end, including 10 first-in-market hotels. “As we celebrate 150 individually remarkable hotels within Curio Collection by Hilton, we reflect on not only growing our global footprint, but the authentic and immersive experiences the collection offers,” said Jenna Hackett, brand leader, Curio Collection [

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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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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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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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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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Playing the Same Game: How Revenue Managers and Sales Are Joining Forces

Lodging

Sales and revenue management are two departments that seemingly should be a match made in heaven but often find themselves at odds with differing goals for success. While a hotel’s sales team is often incentivized to grow occupancy above all else, revenue managers understand the need to look beyond guestrooms to ancillary services in their quest to maximize revenue.

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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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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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New Zemi Beach Solar Farm Allows Boutique Hotel to Run on 100% Solar Energy During the Day

Hospitality Net

Zemi Beach House (Zemi), the award-winning 76-room LXR Hotels & Resorts luxury boutique hotel located on Shoal Bay East announced today the installation of its most recent green initiative, the Zemi Solar Farm, installed by firm SwitchLogix Limited.

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New Speakers Added to Skift Global Forum East Lineup

Skift Blog

Skift Take: We continue to add new speakers to the Skift Global Forum East conference lineup, most recently top industry leaders from Accor, Air France-KLM, Jumeirah, Emirates, and more.

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Inaugural Hyatt Studios Property Breaks Ground

Lodging

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation marked its entry into upper-midscale lodging in the Americas with the groundbreaking of the first Hyatt Studios property, set to open in Mobile, Alabama in early 2025. Hyatt has entered into a franchise agreement with 3H Group Inc. for Hyatt Studios Mobile/Tillman’s Corner. “We are proud to achieve this construction milestone in bringing the Hyatt Studios brand to life,” said Dan Hansen, global head of Hyatt Studios.

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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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Hotel SEO: Top 3 Key Tips to Help Your Hotel Rank On Google

Are Morch

What is SEO for Hotels? SEO, or search engine optimization, improves the visibility and ranking of a website on search engine results pages (SERPs). SEO can be a powerful tool for booking traffic and generating leads for hotels. A variety of strategies can be used to improve a hotel’s SEO, including optimizing website content for […] The post Hotel SEO: Top 3 Key Tips to Help Your Hotel Rank On Google appeared first on Are Morch, Digital Transformation Coach.

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A brand-new Mercure hotel to open in Oradea

Hospitality Net

ACCOR, A LEADING GLOBAL HOSPITALITY GROUP, ANNOUNCES THE SIGNING OF A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH LOCAL PARTNER GRAND HOTEL WEST, A FAMILY-OWNED HOTEL AND F&B BUSINESS. THE PARTNERSHIP WILL RESULT IN THE OPENING OF A NEW MERCURE HOTEL IN ORADEA IN EARLY 2026.

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Choice Hotels to Nominate Directors to Wyndham Board, Says Reuters

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Choice Hotels has made yet another, more assertive move in its hostile takeover bid of rival Wyndham. It looks like shareholders will be voting on a potential merger when they consider board elections in May.

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G’day Germany: TFE launches international hotel exchange to nurture young talent

Hotel Management

TFE Hotels is encouraging its young leaders to gain experience at its overseas properties with the launch of its inaugural ‘Go Global’ International Exchange program. Team members in Germany and Australia now have the opportunity to swap their work environment, allowing them to further their skills and leadership capabilities while immersing themselves in a new culture.

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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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CoStar: U.S. Weekly Hotel Performance Shows Mixed Results

Lodging

WASHINGTON—U.S. hotel performance showed mixed year-over-year comparisons, according to CoStar’s latest data through Nov. 18, 2023. U.S. Hotel Performance November 12-18, 2023 Percentage change from comparable week in 2022Occupancy: 62.4 percent (down 0.6 percent)ADR: $156.47 (up 7.0 percent)RevPAR: $97.61 (up 6.3 percent) Among the Top 25 Markets, Boston saw the largest year-over-year occupancy lift (up 11.0 percent to 77.2 percent).

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W Hotels Debuts W Edinburgh

Hospitality Net

W Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announces the reveal of W Edinburgh with unrivalled happenings, bold, unexpected design, and signature Whatever/Whenever™ service. Highlights include a striking rooftop deck offering never-seen-before 360° views, as well as the W Hotels brand’s signature Sound Suite recording studio, a first for the UK and the second in Europe, empowering musicians, podcasters, DJs, and artists to create and record

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WeRoad Eyes U.S. Adventure Tours Market After $19 Million Raise

Skift Blog

Skift Take: WeRoad is capitalizing on millennials' affinity for adventure and travel by catering to their desire for exploration and social connection.

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Pullman Melbourne on Swanston reveals new name and logo

Hotel Management

The 5-star Pullman Melbourne on Swanston is changing its name to Pullman Melbourne City Centre to better reflect its prime location at 265 Little Bourke Street. The name change aims to provide greater clarity for tourists and visitors and a stronger connection with the hotel’s surroundings. The change includes a refreshed logo featuring the new location to avoid any confusion with other Pullman hotels across the city.

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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.