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Budapest & Riga among priciest hotels for New Year’s Eve

Budapest and Riga among priciest destinations for New Year’s Eve hotels, survey says<p>Two Eastern European capital cities, Budapest and Riga, feature …

Zimbabwe mulls opening Victoria Falls Rainforest 24/7 to boost tourism

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) is planning to upgrade facilities and install artificial lighting in the famed Victoria …

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Marriott cancels its 24-hour cancellation policy

Marriott's cancellation policy just got a little stricter.<p>The world's largest hotel chain announced on Thursday that customers must give at least 48-hours notice if they plan to cancel a reservation -- or cough up a fee equivalent to one night's stay.<p>Up until Thursday, guests were generally allowed …

Marriott International

Chong rubbishes talk of Tourism Tax collection for promoting Malaysia overseas

Chong Chieng Jen<p>KUCHING: State DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen has described the talk by Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz that …

Global tourism supports twice as many jobs as the financial sector, new WTTC research shows

According to a new report by the <b>World Travel & Tourism Council</b> (WTTC), the global Travel & Tourism sector directly sustains twice as many jobs as the …

Athens, Shanghai Aim to Boost Cooperation; Tourism, Trade Take Center Stage

ATHENS (ANA) – The municipality of Athens and the local government of the massive and globally influential Chinese metropolis of Shanghai have …

Singapore: Asia's Greenest City

Story highlights<p>50 percent of the world’s population now live in cities<br>• In 2016, Singapore’s population of 5.5 million produced 7.5 million tonnes of …

Opening day of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum 2017

Russian Railways (RZD) may sign a €1.8 billion ($2 billion) contract by the end of the year to upgrade railroads in Cuba, announced RZD First …

Interest in Japanese hospitality is growing, and this term may help explain it

"Omotenashi" is a Japanese term signifying the traditionally correct way to treat a guest, and it's the guiding principle for much of the country's …

Japan

Google confirms it’s rolling out new reviews format for hotels

<b>Google has confirmed with Search Engine Land that it is now rolling out a new user interface and feature set around local reviews for hotels. Earlier</b> …

Europe’s hidden coasts: the Maremma, Italy

Italians were born for beaches. Summer means serried rows of sunbeds and regimented beach games. It’s all about bonding and strutting your stuff in matching tangerine mankinis.<p>But relax: it’s not all like that. Southern Tuscany makes a more stylish splash. Sugary sands are framed by pine groves and …

Italy

Hotel sector 'missing out on millions' as industry is urged to better invest in access

<b>Disability travel experts have urged suppliers and operators in the hospitality industry to invest in better access and emergency evacuation</b> …

Disability

Global Travel & Tourism News

Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers In an announcement that re enforces the brand’s growing traction in the South African market, Marriot

Tourism

Colombia Country of the Year | Colombia Country Brand

The prestigious British magazine, The Economist, chose us as “Country of the Year” 2016. This is an acknowledgment to the efforts of Colombia and the …

South America

Davidson Hotels & Resorts Heightens its Pivot Hotels & Resorts Portfolio With the Addition of The Fontaine

“We’re proud to add The Fontaine to the Pivot portfolio,” said Albert Smith, Senior Vice President of Pivot Hotels & Resorts which will operate the …

Hospitality

Best Western acquires Sweden Hotels in Scandinavia

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has acquired Sweden Hotels.<p>The motive of the acquisition is to strengthen the competitiveness of the chains and create …

Video: Design Hotels CEO on the Next Big Innovation in Hospitality

Design Hotels CEO Claus Sendlinger didn’t always envision himself entering the hospitality space. But having worked with DJs to put on raves around …

Airbnb Goes After Business Travelers With New Booking Tool

Since debuting in 2008, Airbnb Inc. has marketed itself to adventurous vacationers looking for unique and cheap accommodations. Next week, the San …

Hospitality

Marriott expands its modular construction initiative to accelerate growth

In a groundbreaking initiative that will impact up to 50 new hotels in the brand’s portfolio in the coming year, Marriott is making a significant …

Global Travel & Tourism News

Hosni Abdel Hadi, CEO of Carlton Hotel Management company Dubai-based The First Investor group, a subsidiary of Al Fardan Group, aims to increase its …

Hospitality

The business of travel: how Brexit spooked the airlines

At one point on fall-out Friday, I am assured, a rumour went around Heathrow Terminal 5 that British Airways was reacting to the Leave vote in the EU …

Aviation

Why we'll continue to travel after Brexit and Istanbul

Risk: anyone in business knows about it, and indeed over the past 10 days the uncertainty of everything from the UK’s credit rating to the future …

Profit

Northern Ireland could see tourism taxes slashed post-Brexit

Tax on tourism and flights in Northern Ireland could be slashed once the UK leaves the EU, an influential committee of MPs said.<p>The hospitality …

United Kingdom

Disney wants to launch a 'Star Wars' starship luxury resort, and it looks like a fan's dream

Over the weekend at Star Wars Celebration, we saw some teases of what will be available in the park, and now it sounds like there could be a resort inside the land that will be a must-stay for "Star Wars" fanatics.<p>According to Walt Disney World News Today, Disney has sent out a survey to guests …

The Five Megatrends That Will Impact the Middle East’s Travel and Tourism Industry: PwC Report

The global megatrends are set to have a profound and disruptive effect on the Middle East travel and tourism industry, says a new PwC report. …

Economic Development

RLJ Lodging Trust and FelCor Lodging Trust to Merge Creating $7 Billion Leading Lodging REIT

Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park<p>Creates Third Largest Pure-Play Lodging REIT<p>RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) and FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated …

Investing