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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 — …

Hospitality

Travel Tip: Which Hotel Chain Has the Best Rewards Program

<i>Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Travel Tip: Which Hotel Chain Has the Best Rewards Program</i>Chances are you’re a member of a hotel …

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 …

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 …

Virgin Galactic

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, …

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 …

Radisson Noida Looking Forward to Reach out Leisure & MICE Market

<p>WITH A brand new identity, renovated room, re-imagined event space and a new oriental restaurant, Radisson Noida (earlier known as Park Plaza) is …

Hospitality

Five hospitality trends to keep an eye on in 2018

December is almost gone and, as usual, we found ourselves in that inspiring state of mind in which it is all about New Year’s resolutions. Sure, in …

Mobile Devices

Hilton Wants Housekeepers to Serve as First Line of Defense in the War on Terror

After the Las Vegas shooting massacre there were calls for limits to be placed on hotel ‘do not disturb’ signs even though there was no indication …

Why Your Next Hotel Room Might Not Have a 'Do Not Disturb' Sign

Although frequent travelers may keep “Do not disturb” signs on their doors to avoid interruptions for turn-down service or unnecessary cleanings, …

How hotels will take a different direction in 2018

INTERNATIONAL - In response to the many geo-political, sociological, and technological changes that took place in 2017, five-star hotels are making …

Hospitality

Tourism boom leaving Israel short of hotel rooms for all its visitors

The year 2017 was a good one for Israel’s hotels. A record 3.6 million foreign tourists visited and revenues for the hotel industry climbed 16% in …

Where will U.S. travelers explore in 2018?

Where will U.S. travelers venture out to in 2018?<p>When making these decisions, many people are wondering what is open for business. Wildfires ravaged Napa and Sonoma counties and other parts of California. Hurricanes hit Florida, Texas and the Caribbean. An earthquake pummeled Mexico City and other …

The BlueCart Report Keeps Restaurants and Hotels on Top of Consumer Trends - Small Business Trends

BlueCart recently introduced a report spotting purchasing trends in the hospitality industry. The 2017 Hospitality Report is designed to help …

Hospitality

Vacation Rental Trends and Top Destinations in 2018

Looking for a vacation home? You are not alone.<p>Vacation rental booking site Tripping.com released its 2017 Vacation Rental Trends Report, which …

What the first guests in Hull's Hilton are saying about the city's newest hotel

Hull’s newest and first four-star hotel has been open for around a month now - and the first guests have had their say on it.<p>There has been much …

20 kitchen design trends for 2018 you need to know about

What's hot in the world of kitchen design?

Trends

The Restaurant Trick That Most Home Cooks Are Afraid to Try

This week, our team encountered an old school trick that is commonly practiced in professional kitchens, but makes a lot of home cooks cringe. In a …

Kitchens

31 Delicious Things To Cook In January

All you need to start the new year right.

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

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