RSS Title //localhost:3000 RSS Description Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:00:21 +0000 en-US Argentina hosts conference on wine tourism The second UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism has been held in Mendoza, Argentina to highlight the relevance of wine and gastronomy as key components of tourism development. The conference on 29-30 September was co-organised by UNWTO and the Ministry of Tourism of Argentina, in collaboration with the Region of Mendoza and the Chamber of… Read more »

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What Tomorrow’s Traveler Will Look Like The demographic that resorts should be targeting over the next decade.   According to a study by Visa included in the World Economic Forum’s The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017, the profile of the average tourist will continue shifting over the next 20 years, though not in the way some might expect. Although travel… Read more »

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Ramada Resort Akbük joins RCI exchange network Akbük Resort Group has announced the affiliation of Ramada Resort Akbük with RCI. The contemporary all-inclusive resort overlooks Akbük Bay in the Aegean region of western Turkey. Located in a pine forest, Ramada Resort Akbük is just five minutes from its own private beach – free shuttles are provided for guests – and 22 kilometres… Read more »

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THMC to launch unique solution for hoteliers The Hotel Management Company (THMC), will launch an innovative solution to help hoteliers maximise profits and the value of their assets this week. The company, which specialises in hotel advisory services, asset management and hotel management, will launch the new product at the Independent Hotel Show, which takes place at Olympia in London from 17-18… Read more »

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Cape Verde luxury resort operator sees profits soar A luxury resort company specialising in Cape Verde saw last year’s profits soar by more than 200 per cent. The Resort Group’s hospitality division reported 2016 earnings [EBTIDA] of €8.6 million over the previous year with overall group revenue of €136 million The company said it was committed to reinvesting all profits into the construction… Read more »

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HMH expands in UAE by signing Dubai hotel deal HMH – Hospitality Management Holding has expanded its presence in the UAE by signing a management agreement to operate the Coral Dubai Al Barsha Hotel. The five-star property (formerly the Auris Plaza Hotel) is located in the heart of Al Barsha within walking distance from the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai and features 337… Read more »

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Hilton launches Africa growth initiative Hilton has committed a total of $50 million over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa growth initiative to support the continued expansion of its Sub-Saharan African portfolio. These funds are intended to support the conversion of around 100 hotels (roughly 20,000 rooms) in multiple African markets into Hilton branded properties, namely into its… Read more »

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Air New Zealand launches global brand campaign Air New Zealand has launched its first global brand campaign in the UK, starring acclaimed actor Sam Neill. The New Zealand-born star of Jurassic Park, The Tudors and Peaky Blinders among others, fronts a campaign that showcases to travellers why the airline is a ‘better way to fly’ to New Zealand. Neill takes centre stage… Read more »

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Aprirose purchases QHotels for £525 million UK-based real estate investment company Aprirose has completed the acquisition of the QHotel business from Bain Capital Credit and Canyon Partners for £525 million. The portfolio includes 26 four- and five-star regional hotels. The portfolio’s assets, which comprise 3,680 beds, are located throughout the UK and in major cities including Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow. The… Read more »

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Think Green Tips for running an eco-friendly property.   The United Nations has designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development, indicating that travelers and industry professionals already have the environment on their minds. Brian Bruno, head of the RCI Green Council, shares his advice on running a more sustainable property.   “There are many ways… Read more »

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Swiss-Belhotel signs first hotel in Makkah Swiss-Belhotel International has announced its debut into the holy city of Makkah with the signing of Swiss-Belhotel Al Aziziya Makkah in Saudi Arabia. Featuring 525 rooms, the upscale four-star property is owned by Cardamom International Property Management LLC and located in the rapidly expanding hotel hub of Makkah, a few minutes’ drive from Al-Masjid Al-Haram… Read more »

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World Tourism Day puts focus on sustainability Advocating the potential of sustainable tourism as a tool for development was one of the goals of this year’s World Tourism Day celebrations, which were conducted across the globe last month. The Official Celebrations took place in Qatar on 27 September, and saw tourism ministers, industry entrepreneurs and researchers gather alongside other key drivers of… Read more »

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