Vrbo challenges Airbnb and other vacation rental competitors with Fast Start programme

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 10:00:00 +0300

The new programme allows property owners to transfer their ratings or Superhost status across from other travel sites.

New WTTC report provides vital investment recommendations for the Travel & Tourism sector post-pandemic

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:55:00 +0300

Investment plummeted by almost one third in 2020.

Cloud5 will introduce their broad range of Managed IT Services for the hospitality industry at HITEC 2021

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:48:00 +0300

Leading provider of communications solutions and Managed IT Services to help hoteliers reduce costs, maximize on-property resources, and deliver seamless guest communication.

Hotelbeds enters new partnership with Visit Finland to drive in-bound US tourism

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:40:00 +0300

Hotelbeds has signed an agreement with Visit Finland, to drive in-bound US tourism to the European destination. The campaign will target Hotelbeds' broad network of travel trade buyers based in the US and will highlight the many attractions Finland has to offer as a destination.

Zeta and Adara partner on new targeting and engagement solutions ahead of anticipated travel resurgence

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:36:00 +0300

The partnership between market leaders will provide precision insights and activation capabilities to grow bookings as the industry anticipates a 2022 return to pre-pandemic traveler demand.

Hotels must learn lessons from airlines to bounce back stronger after pandemic

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:27:00 +0300

A recent survey of hotel operators found that 25% of respondents believe the main goal of using technology was to improve the guest experience, compared to 11% who said it was to grow topline revenue.

Green Globe Certification announces appointment of new Chief Executive Officer

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:22:00 +0300

With the new appointment, previous CEO Mr. Guido Bauer will now assume a full time role as Company Owner.

CTM announces new sustainability innovations in Lightning, the award- winning online booking tool

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:18:00 +0300

The first launch is an expansion to CTM’s ‘Green Choice’ identifiers for flights, hotels and rail booking, which sits in Lightning to let CTM customers see the most environmentally friendly choice across all modes of travel at a glance during a trip search.

OTA Insight and PredictHQ partner for smarter demand forecasting as hoteliers prepare for rebound

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:15:00 +0300

OTA Insight’s solutions now have access to a deeper pool of event data that includes relevant concerts, conferences, community events, festivals, expos, performing arts and sports events; that have been sourced, verified and enriched by PredictHQ.

European airlines: enduring market fragmentation complicates pandemic recovery process

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:06:00 +0300

Network carriers such as Air France-KLM, IAG and Lufthansa have over recent years led consolidation in the sector, but the pandemic has constrained their capacity to do much more. Ryanair and Wizz Air are the most likely European airlines to lead future consolidation.

MMGY Global announces launch of the Travel Marketing Collective as international travel rebounds

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:01:00 +0300

New global partnership aligns across 34 countries to deliver a new focus for destination and hospitality brands to reach international travelers.

Trondent launches new pre-booking trip authorization solution, driven by an Artificial Intelligence rules engine

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:54:00 +0300

Authorizer Travel Request is a smart standalone online solution which does not require integration with the GDS and can be used by corporations of all sizes regardless of geography and travel providers used to manage their travel program.

Hotels projected to end 2021 down $59 billion in business travel revenue

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:49:00 +0300

The lack of business travel and events has major repercussions for employment, and underscores the need for targeted federal relief, such as the Save Hotel Jobs Act.

Mauritius reopens its borders on the 1st of October 2021

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:44:00 +0300

The vaccination campaign is ongoing, and the rollout will also include those below 18 years old as from the end of September 2021.

Be flexible, creative and find new ways to facilitate networking says ABPCO survey

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:38:00 +0300

An overwhelming 93% of respondents miss the networking, social interaction, and meeting people.

Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel opens with interiors by MKV Design

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:30:00 +0300

At street level, the existing interior has been restored. Typifying buildings of its era, a passageway with full-height ornamental gates and a high vaulted ceiling is carved through the building, offering access to the café on one side and reception, lounge and dining areas on the other.

Athens Capital Hotel - MGallery Collection: Accor Chairman & CEO in Athens for the ribbon cutting event

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:25:00 +0300

Both Mr. Sébastien Bazin, Chairman & CEO of Accor, and Mrs. Maud Bailly's, CEO of Accor Southern Europe, trip and the Red Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Athens Capital Hotel - MGallery Collection were in honor of the exciting latest collaboration between Accor and LAMPSA Hellenic Hotels S.A.

Intrepid Travel launches “Great Walks of Europe” trip range

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:21:00 +0300

With demand for active adventures up, the world’s largest adventure travel company launches its first-ever walking tours in Europe with a focus on the continent’s most classic routes.

Over 6,000 trade visitors attended in person and over 3,000 online at OTDYKH Leisure 2021

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:16:00 +0300

The exhibition featured 450 companies from 41 Russian regions and 23 different countries, also 30 business events with over 160 speakers and almost 1.500 participants.

TripActions launches industry-leading VIP offering

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:11:00 +0300

Global offering backed by Reed & Mackay rewrites the playbook for premium corporate travel.

Countdown to ILTM Cannes begins just 12 weeks to showtime

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:05:00 +0300

Luxury travel brands, experiences, destinations and suppliers from all four corners of the world will meet with international travel planners, curators and agencies once again, taking full benefit of the pre-scheduled, one-to-one appointments which will start to take shape from October.

Future of aviation security focus of AVSEC2021 and 9/11 commemoration

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:00:00 +0300

The three-day event was a unique occasion to take stock of the opportunities and challenges inherent in carrying on or resuming operations in the midst of a global pandemic, where health measures have become a critical piece of the aviation puzzle.

Marriott Bonvoy adds Domes of Corfu, Autograph Collection to its sun-drenched portfolio in Greece

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:54:00 +0300

233-guestroom resort opens following an extensive renovation.

Azamara welcomes first guests ‘Back Home’ aboard Azamara Quest

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:48:00 +0300

The first Destination Celebration took place in Rhodes, Greece, the adaptation of AzAmazing Evenings, which brings the culture and heritage of the destination to life onboard and designed with the health and safety of Azamara guests and crew in mind.

Courtyard by Marriott Salt River commences multi-million dollar renovation

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:44:00 +0300

Design and procurement services provided by The Cornerstone Collective.

Kenya releases inaugural wildlife census, pledges to protect iconic species

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:37:00 +0300

Among the species counted using the geographic information system (GIS), camera traps, helicopters, vehicles, and boats were land and water mammals, key birds and endangered primates. More than 30 species of mammals, birds and marine species were counted during the census.

European Travel Commission publishes Handbook on Encouraging Sustainable Tourism Practices

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:33:00 +0300

New ETC handbook brings clarity on how tourism organisations can encourage sustainable practices. COVID-19 has influenced both businesses and consumers to think differently, with sustainability now as an important driver in purchase decisions.

Deal-making activity in the travel & tourism sector declined by 17.4% during August 2021, says GlobalData

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:27:00 +0300

All the deal types (under coverage) witnessed decline in deal activity in August compared to the previous month.

Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau changes name to Visit Greater Palm Springs

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:22:00 +0300

The new name better reflects the organization’s longer-term vision of not only showcasing their nine cities as a premiere leisure and meetings destination but also growing the tourism economy in the region.

The most in demand travel jobs, 2021 data reveals

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:17:00 +0300

money.co.uk put together a seed list of popular and sought after jobs that involve travel or allow travel, they then utilised SEMrush and input each profession and ‘jobs’ to find out which job had the highest global average search volumes.

The reimagined Park Hyatt Toronto officially reopens its doors

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:12:00 +0300

The restored hotel debuts new interiors from Studio Munge, luxury guestrooms, a new world-class restaurant and rooftop lounge.

Ryanair invests 50m euros in a new Dublin Training & Simulator Centre

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:06:00 +0300

5,000 new pilot and cabin crew jobs to be created over next 5 years as Ryanair returns to growth.

Voxel acquires Troovo to power its B2B payments business

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:58:00 +0300

Connectivity with GDSs and a powerful decision engine based on RPA (Robotic Process Automation) technology are the new functionalities that Voxel will incorporate into baVel Pay.

Marriott International reports on environmental, social, and governance progress

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:52:00 +0300

Marriott’s sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, guides the company's commitment to make a positive and sustainable impact wherever it does business, delivering value for associates, customers, owners, the environment, and communities around the world.

Lufthansa Group airlines and Travelport sign new distribution agreement paving the way for modern airline retailing

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:48:00 +0300

New agreement lays the foundation for innovative New Distribution Capability (NDC) solutions. Diversified NDC program allowing new commercial models.

AHIC 2021 at a glance: a sneak peek at the sessions and speakers set for this year’s event

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:40:00 +0300

Hospitality investors, owners and operators will meet in Dubai from 20-22 September for the 17th edition of AHIC, returning to Madinat Jumeirah live in person.

Qatar Airways celebrates ten years of flying to Sofia, Bulgaria

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:35:00 +0300

Award-winning airline announces plans to resume non-stop flights to the capital of Bulgaria from Doha later this year.

Bombardier's brand-new challenger 3500 leverages SITA-powered eco app to reduce business jet's carbon footprint

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:29:00 +0300

Eco app, a combination of SITA's eWAS Pilot and OptiFlight, reduces fuel burn through intelligent flight planning.

As wave of business reopen nationally, new Holiday Inn opens in Erie

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:21:00 +0300

Iowa-based Hawkeye Hotels continues northeast expansion strategy.

Benchmark names Bryan Drackett Director of Talent Acquisition

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:14:00 +0300

Bryan Drackett brings two decades of senior leadership experience to his new role with Benchmark, including twelve years serving in talent acquisition.

Sustainable travel takes centre-stage at 2021 Business Travel Show

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:11:00 +0300

Direct ATPI Global Travel offsets delegate travel.

AmaWaterways celabrates inaugural Nile river voyage of AmaDahlia

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:52:00 +0300

Luxury river cruise line welcomes first guests onboard its new ship for a sailing filled with Egyptian culture, regional cuisine and exclusive experiences.

gategroup announces appointment of Christoph Schmitz as new Chief Executive Officer

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:45:00 +0300

Xavier Rossinyol joined gategroup in April 2015 and led the company through a strong growth phase with record year-on-year financial results; and navigated the complex COVID-19 pandemic.

This week Tourism Ministers and industry leaders join together at the Évora Forum

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:40:00 +0300

A World for Travel to develop five sustainable commitments to Travel. Five sustainable commitments to be formed at the conference in Portugal on 16-17 September.

Avia Solutions Group to enter into strategic partnership with Certares through a 300m. euros investment in the Group

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:37:00 +0300

The investment will help enable the next phase of Avia Solutions Group's growth plan for services in passenger and cargo aviation, maintenance and engineering, crew training, ground handling and logistics.

MMGY Global reveals how the vaccinated and unvaccinated say they will travel heading into the holiday season

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:33:00 +0300

The majority of both groups are making plans, but how they travel may differ.

Royal Uno All Inclusive Resort & Spa announces appointment of General Manager

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:28:00 +0300

The 540-suite resort selects experienced hospitality professional to oversee resort operations.

Carnival Corporation releases Annual Sustainability Report

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:15:00 +0300

World’s largest cruise company introduces 2030 goals, 2050 aspirations and emphasizes commitment to decarbonization to further strengthen environmental, social and governance performance.

The Regenerative Resorts Collection welcomes Gangtey Lodge and Samara Karoo Reserve

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:11:00 +0300

The two independent properties will join Regenerative Travel’s accredited collection of trailblazing regenerative hospitality offerings.

TourAmigo, the first TravelTech Show Trailblazer winner

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:03:00 +0300

The second and third prizes go to Cruisewatch and Grapevine.



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