HBAA calls on government to urgently lift the ban on venue site inspections

HBAA, the association for the meetings, events and accommodation industry, is calling for the UK government to urgently lift the current ban on venue site inspection visits because it is delaying and preventing meeting and event bookings and blocking the industry’s return to business. Des Mclaughlin, Managing Director of Meet Events and HBAA Strategy Director, […]

Examine the hidden costs of on-premises hotel software | By Di Davillas

If I only had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say, “I feel safer with my server right next to me” or “Cloud is so much more expensive than if I buy the software outright.” On the surface, such statements seem to make a case for stiff-arming a move to cloud technology. But […]

Airbnb’s financial performance signifies shift in traveler behavior

A company announcing a 22% drop in year over year revenue usually isn’t something to celebrate. But at a time when the pandemic has devastated the travel industry, Airbnb’s first earnings results were very good news. They’re also a sign of the resilience of the company that disrupted hospitality when it launched in 2008, and […]

Cameron House Resort launches new recruitment drive

Luxury Scottish five-star resort, Cameron House has launched a recruitment drive ahead of its re-opening later this summer – creating 300 new jobs.  The new roles span a range of different departments including housekeeping, reception, food and beverage, sales and events, and kitchens and maintenance. The group has said a number of these roles are […]

Hyatt appoints new VP of Global Distribution & Sales

Hyatt Hotels has announced the appointment of Paul Alexander Dalgeish as its new vice president of Global Distribution and Sales across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Dalgleish will be responsible for managing Hyatt’s revenue, sales, distribution, learning and analytics divisions across each region. With 25 years of experience within the hospitality industry […]

Crerar Hotels launches new personalisation campaign ahead of reopening

Crerar Hotels Group has launched a new campaign entitled ‘I Choose’ ahead of its reopenings, after predicting that personalisation will “form the cornerstone” of hotel bookings as restrictions begin to ease. The Scottish group, which operates a portfolio of seven properties, has seen a 106% increase in bookings in February, and in light of this […]

IHG welcomes Holiday Inn Express momentum in Europe

IHG Hotels and Resorts has revealed it is making good progress against its 2021 growth strategy for Holiday Inn Express in Europe. IHG said the “trusted, essential brand offers a wide variety of conversion and new-build development options and appeals to guests across both the corporate travel and leisure markets”. The brand continues to grow […]

The future of business travel

The past year has brought unique challenges for the travel industry, but as the vaccination roll-out accelerates and travel restrictions ease, we know that there is a great deal of pent up travel demand. Key to capitalising on this demand is a relentless focus on anticipating and adapting to changing customer preferences. Cleanliness and flexibility […]

Aleph Hospitality Inks Management Contracts For Three Hotels In Kenya

Aleph Hospitality has signed management contracts for three hotels in Kenya. Boma Nairobi, Boma Inn Nairobi and Boma Inn Eldoret are owned by Red Court Hotels, a subsidiary of the Kenya Red Cross Society. Managed under Red Court Hotel’s homegrown Boma brand until now, Dubai-based Aleph Hospitality has been appointed to manage the properties and […]