How does travel heal itself?

COVID-19 has pressed the accelerator on change, and with it came a wealth of new innovations and experiences to keep pace. But beyond the apparent trends like contactless, where is travel headed in 2021 and what will it take for us to get there? Companies have to strike a unique balance of managing through the […]

Aparthotels – bucking the hotel trend

The Gresham is one of Leicester’s most iconic, Grade II listed buildings. It is currently being remodelled into a stunning 128-unit, upper-mid scale to upscale aparthotel complete with four commercial units and 12,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art co-working space and conference rooms. The hotel is due to open this autumn and has a predicted GDV […]

OYO UK hotels go live on Sabre’s SynXis platform to grow reach and focus recovery

SOUTHLAKE, Texas – OYO Hotels & Homes (www.oyorooms.com) has connected its first group of UK hotels to Sabre’s SynXis Central Reservations System, following a global partnership signed between OYO and Sabre Corporation, a leading software and technology provider powering the global travel industry. More than 80 OYO hotels in the UK, representing more than 2,500 […]

Hotel Property Rebound Faces Years-Long Slog

Distressed hotel owners may need to wait until 2024 to see a full rebound. Hospitality property values are forecast to see swift improvements after 2022 though a full rebound for all types of hotels is years away, according to real estate data firm CoStar Group Inc. The sector has a lot of ground to cover […]

Hyatt Plans To Utilize Mobile Health Passport, Verifly, For Meetings, Events And More

CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced plans to explore VeriFLY + Stay, a mobile health passport for the hospitality industry using the VeriFLY app that provides verification of COVID-19 credentials and travel guidelines. This mobile app can facilitate peace of mind for in-person gatherings by providing meeting attendees and colleagues with a seamless […]

VIDEO: What Google’s overhaul of hotel booking ads really means

This week’s news that Google will be eliminating fees for hotel booking links is the latest in a long line of moves by the search giant to develop its presence in travel search. This latest change is a major one, with Google adding an organic list to hotel search results that enables properties, online travel agencies and […]

VIDEO: Health passports and next steps for COVID travel solutions

Daon, originally founded in Ireland and now based in Virginia, has been in the business of biometric identity assurance supporting travel and other industries for more than 20 years. Last year in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the company was one of the first to jump into the creation of digital health passports, with the […]

Corinium Hotel welcomes new operators

The historic Corinium Hotel in Cirencester has welcomed new operators following the sale of the leasehold of the Grade II listed three-star hotel. The 20-year lease of the hotel was sold off a guide price of £250,000, though the sale price for the leasehold is undisclosed. The new operators of the Corinium Hotel, which is […]

Langham Hospitality Group appoints new F&B director

Langham Hospitality Group has announced the appointment of Chris King as its new director of food and beverage. King began his career at the hotel group over 10 years ago as head chef at Roux at the Landau, having worked alongside many Michelin-starred chefs previously. Prior to his new role, the Connecticut-native culinarian was the […]