The Green Shoots | By Sharad Kapur

Almost a year ago, the Pandemic changed the narrative in every aspect. Across the hospitality, ecosystem hotels had to undergo the exercise of number crunching and reviewing multiple scenarios to arrive at a future outlook. The stakeholders such as the investors, the owners, management companies and many others want more clarity. The entire exercise is […]

Relais & Châteaux Welcomes Eight Newcomers This Spring

The arrival of spring has never been as welcome as it is now and to celebrate, Relais & Châteaux proudly announces that they can welcome eight new members. Discover these extraordinary new locations in Europe and the United States. Each hotel with a spirit, but all seamlessly aligned with the values ​​of Relais & Châteaux. […]

Staypineapple Introduces A New Way To Book Hotel Stays

Staypineapple hotels are re-defining hospitality by offering guests the ability to buy their newly unveiled CORE Passport that locks in pricing on future hotel nights with travel flexibility, location choice, and ease of use. This previously unheard of offering comes at a time when many American travelers are looking for flexibility and eager to plan […]

Asset World Corporation And Hyatt Sign Framework Agreement To Develop Hotels In Thailand

Asset World Corporation (AWC), Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H), today announced their affiliates have signed a Framework Agreement for the development and management of new hotels under various Hyatt brands in locations across Thailand. The Framework Agreement outlines the expected development of more than 1,000 new rooms across […]

Singapore ‘Bubble’ Business Hotel Welcomes First Guests

Singapore has launched a travel “bubble” business hotel that allows executives to do face-to-face meetings without a risk of exposure to the coronavirus, in one of the world’s first such facilities. The hotel has meeting rooms outfitted with airtight glass panels to reduce the risk of transmission and even has a special compartment with an […]

Australia Unveils $928 Million Covid-19 Stimulus Package For Tourism Industry

The Australian government unveiled a A$1.2 billion ($928 million) tourism support package on Thursday, aimed at boosting local travel while international routes remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The basket of airline ticket subsidies for travellers, cheap loans to small tour companies and financial aid for the country’s two largest airlines is designed to […]

Unlocking The World Italy Unveils ‘Covid-free’ Trains To Tourist Destinations

We’ve had pre-travel testing, quarantine on arrival and “covid-free” flights. Now comes something new in the travel industry’s battle against the pandemic: “covid-free” trains.The concept is being launched in Italy, the first European country to be hit hard by Covid-19, which, one year on, is in the grip of a feared third wave. Italy already […]

Sounding Off: Brave or foolhardy – a tip of the hat for trying

Steve Hafner, Kayak “Price comparison is still going to be our bread and butter… We saw this opportunity to bring our tech savvy to these independent properties.” Quote from Steve Hafner, co-founder and CEO of Kayak, in an article on PhocusWire this week about its decision to launch a real-life hotel in Miami. Each Friday, PhocusWire […]

UK GDP shrinks 2.9% amid January lockdown

Monthly GDP fell by 2.9% in January as a national lockdown proved to impact economic activity, new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals.  Figures released show that January’s GDP was 9.0% below the levels seen in February 2020, and 4.0% below October 2020 – the “initial recovery peak” for the economy last […]