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One Amsterdam hotel has trained staff on how to take the perfect Instagram shot of guests

Capturing the perfect moment while travelling is not always the easiest thing to do. Sure, you can always ask a passer-by to take a picture of you, but at this Amsterdam hotel, that isn’t necessary, as the bellman and the front of house team have been specially trained to capture to perfect …

Hospitality

AI, virtual reality make inroads in tourism sector

A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures: the tourism sector is starting to embrace …

Hospitality

Can you trust a hotel mobile room key?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>By the time you get to your hotel, you’ve waited at the airport, on the plane and in transit. …

The Hotel Of The Future Is In Singapore

CES was full of robots this year. Almost all of them were terrible, failed very publicly or were just early signs of bigger things to come. There is a lot of fear around robots and automation but there is a middle ground – a Utopia – and I have seen it in action at M Social Singapore, a hotel I …

Hospitality

Ethiopia's hotel industry needs help to encourage tourism

The global tourism industry has huge economic importance. It contributes 10% of the world’s gross domestic product and 6% of exports. One billion …

Africa

Baby Boomers use hotel loyalty programs more than other age groups

Hotel News Now has a short article on Baby Boomers Travel Trends with some Phocuswright insights I find interesting when comparison this age cohort …

42 Whole30 Recipes + Why I’m Doing Whole30

Feeling like you could use a little food re-set? Me too! Here’s why I’ve chosen to do a Whole30. You’ll also find 42 nutritious Whole30 recipes for …

Upscale Destinations and Tech Innovations to Watch in 2018 — New Luxury

<i>The Skift New Luxury newsletter is our weekly newsletter focused on the business of selling luxury travel, the people and companies creating and</i> …

A Look Back at What the Hospitality Industry Taught Itself in 2017

The year 2017 was one preceded by a roller-coaster of a year in hospitality that saw a multitude of mega mergers, one of which — Marriott-Starwood — …

Travel Tip: Which Hotel Chain Has the Best Rewards Program

Chances are you’re a member of a hotel chain’s frequent stay program.<p>Perhaps you’re a member of more than one.<p>But which hotel rewards program is the …

HomeAway to Hike Rates for Rental Owners and 12 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This …

Hotel Workers Are Coming Clean About the Industry’s Dirtiest Secrets

<i>This piece originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.</i><p>“This blanket only gets washed once a year,” reads one nightmare-inducing post on Whisper, an app …

What's ahead for hotel guests in 2018? Probably more resort fees.

Mandatory "resort fees" mushroomed last year, even as hotels added new charges for all kinds of things, including cancellations and late checkouts. With pressure to squeeze even more profit from customers, you don't have to be an industry insider to see where this is going.<p>"Rate growth has not kept …

Russia wants to build a luxury hotel in space

Most of us will never have the opportunity to leave our home planet but for a select few with incredibly deep pockets, it could soon be a …

Hotel Okura to open its 1st luxury hotel in PH

Japan's Hotel Okura Co. will open its first luxury hotel in the Philippines in 2018 as part of efforts to expand its hotel chain overseas, …

Hospitality

CEO Interview: Veteran Hotelier Stephen Brandman on Reinventing Lifestyle Hotel Management

Stephen Brandman has a more than 30-year history of working in the hotel industry, including co-founding Thompson and Commune Hotels and working for …