• Bethlehem expects hotel occupancy surge as Christmas nears

    Published on : Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    Bethlehem is enjoying its busiest Christmas season on record, the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism said on with hotels in the birthplace of Jesus almost fully booked for the holiday.     The tourism in Bethlehem has recovered following a fall …

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  • Convention Edinburgh appoints Business Tourism Team for 2019

    Published on : Saturday, December 8, 2018

    Convention Edinburgh has appointed two new sales colleagues to support the team in maintaining and growing Edinburgh’s position as a leading destination for meeting planners, second only to London in the UK.     Laura Henry joins Convention Edinburgh as …

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  • 19th Century Stephen Girard building to become hotel and restaurant

    Published on : Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    A project to transform several Center City blocks continues, with developers turning their attention toward a new phase: renovating and reusing the Stephen Girard building.     The historic, late 19th-century building on 12th by Clover Street is set to …

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  • Chris Tatum Joins HTA as President and CEO

    Published on : Saturday, December 1, 2018

    Chris Tatum started as a housekeeper at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Today, he was appointed as the new President and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).     The tourism is everyone’s business in Hawaii, the largest private industry …

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  • The Haywood -$14M Boutique Hotel to ground break in El Dorado in 2019

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    A new U.S. dollar 14 million boutique hotel -The Haywood will set foot in downtown El Dorado in early 2019 and open in March 2020.   The hotel is anticipated to cost more than U.S. dollar 14 million and will …

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  • Australian hotel owners speak out against accommodation booking websites

    Published on : Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    A group of Australian hotel and motel owners have urged consumers to book hotels directly with businesses, as travellers continue to flock to accommodation comparison websites.   The business owners said that the websites like Trivago, Wotif, and Agoda …

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  • Google brings a new hotel search experience on desktop

    Published on : Thursday, November 1, 2018

      A redesigned search experience has been rolled out by Google on desktop which will be on the same lines as introduced to mobile search earlier this year.   Users will get a more modern look and feel and will …

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  • Cartoon Network’s First Hotel

    Published on : Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    Cartoon Network announces the first ever hotel in the U.S.  The 165-room Cartoon Network hotel will be located next to the Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park.  The hotel is expected to open in 2019.     After launching a cruise …

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  • Largest multi-city hotel strike in North American history – Marriott

    Published on : Saturday, October 27, 2018

    About 8,000 Marriott hotel employees across eight U.S. cities are striking under the slogan ‘One job should be enough’. The workers demand better wages and workplace safety. These workers are being represented by the union – Unite Here. According to …

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  • One injured after lobby ceiling of five-star KL hotel collapses

    Published on : Monday, October 15, 2018

     The lobby ceiling of a five-star hotel at Jalan Stesen Sentral here collapsed this morning, injuring one Bangladeshi worker.   In the 3.30am incident, the worker was carrying out repair works involving electrical wiring above the ceiling when it collapsed …

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  • Viet Nam’s hotel industry flourished international hotel operators

    Published on : Monday, September 24, 2018

    Vietnam’s hotel industry is emerging high, as the international hotel owners are flocking. This is quickly emerging as a top global travel destination and a key focus market for international hotel groups.     The country is among the 10 …

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  • BLESS Collection Hotels offering exquisite experiences for luxury travellers

    Published on : Friday, September 21, 2018

    BLESS Collection Hotels, the new brand of Palladium Hotel Group, is set to introduce the concept of hedonistic luxury for travelers.     The first property of the brand, BLESS Hotel Madrid is slated to launch in January 2019 followed …

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  • OYO steps in UK to put £40 million over 2 years

    Published on : Thursday, September 20, 2018

    SoftBank backed budget accommodation brand OYO Hotels on Wednesday announced its foray into London, marking the expansion of its footprint beyond Asia.     Over the next two years, OYO plans to invest £40 million in the UK and will …

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  • European Vacation Rentals appointed Henrik Kjellberg as its new CEO

    Published on : Monday, September 17, 2018

    Henrik Kjellberg, an industry veteran and former president of Expedia has been appointed as group chief executive of the European Vacation Rentals business, which was acquired by Platinum Equity from Wyndham Worldwide.     This appointment of Henrik Kjellberg comes …

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  • Marriott debuts in Turkey with the opening of Sofa Hotel Istanbul

    Published on : Friday, September 7, 2018

    The Autograph Collection of Marriott Hotels has opened the Sofa Hotel Istanbul in Nişantaşı, a shopping district in Turkey’s biggest city.     Designed by Turkish architect Hakan Kiran, Sofa Hotel Istanbul has tranquil interiors that offer a contrast to …

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  • Henn na Hotel Tokyo staffed by robot dinosaurs and battery-bodied fishes

    Published on : Friday, August 31, 2018

    The reception at the Henn na Hotel east of Tokyo is eerily quiet until customers approach the robot dinosaurs manning the front desk. Their sensors detect the motion and they bellow “Welcome.”     It might be about the weirdest …

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  • Healdsburg puts affordable real estate business before hotel construction

    Published on : Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    The town of Healdsburg has come up with a unique development plan that could rake in $2.5 million in tax revenue. The city’s hotel industry is in for some big changes. Healdsburg plans to strictly limit the construction of new …

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  • Dublin to see 1,100 hotel rooms shortage by 2020

    Published on : Monday, August 27, 2018

    Dublin will see a shortfall of at least 1,100 hotel rooms by 2020, depriving the Exchequer of tens of millions of euro, according to a new report by Fáilte Ireland.     The report, An Analysis of Tourism Accommodation in …

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  • 301 tourists evacuated from Egypt’s Red Sea resort after Britons’ sudden death

    Published on : Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Britain’s Thomas Cook said it was evacuating all 301 of its customers from a hotel in Egypt’s popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada as a precautionary measure after two of its holidaymakers died in circumstances it said were still unclear. …

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  • Fire kills 18 at China’s Beilong Hot Spring Hotel

    Published on : Saturday, August 25, 2018

    At least 18 people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China’s northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday.     The tragedy added to a string of deadly blazes that have plagued China despite official efforts to …

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