Fairfield by Marriott to open 6 hotels in Japan by August 2021

Fairfield by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today announced the planned openings of six new Fairfield properties in Japan. The new hotels slated to open in 2021 are:  Fairfield by Marriott Mie Odai Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto Minamiyamashiro Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi Nikko Fairfield by Marriott Wakayama Kushimoto Fairfield by […]

Hostelworld sees revenue decline 81%, continues to bet on experiences

Hostelworld says it continues to see opportunity in selling travel experiences as well as providing social features to connect platform users. Reporting financial results for 2020, Gary Morrison, CEO of the budget accommodation-focused online travel agency, says the company has made improvements to the business throughout the past year and “will emerge pandemic stronger than […]

‘Upsizing’ Could Be One Of The Next Major Travel Trends, Says Globaldata

Financial situations worsening for consumers has been widely discussed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many consumers managed to bypass this financial squeeze and have incidentally become efficient savers. This trend should not be overlooked by tourism companies which need to realize that not all travelers will be wanting a budget-friendly option for their next holiday, […]

Third of disabled people say hotels fail to meet accessibility needs

Almost a third (32%) of disabled people in the UK say that hotels in which they have stayed have not met their accessibility needs, according to new European-wide research by Handiscover. The accessibility and disability data organisation is now calling on the hotel industry to prepare for a travel restart post-Covid adapted to all travellers, […]

Whitbread to reach 1000 Premier Plus room milestone

Whitbread has announced that it will soon reach the milestone of 1000 new Premier Plus rooms located at its Premier Inn hotels.  According to the group, Premier Plus will reach the 1000 milestone by the first half of the year as “hundreds more rooms are converted into the enhanced concept with many more planned for […]

Announcement on Welsh tourism reopening expected this week

Wales’ first minister is set to make a decision on whether parts of the country’s tourism industry can reopen ahead of Easter later this week. Mark Drakeford confirmed last week that self-contained holiday accommodation may be allowed to reopen from 27 March if Covid-19 infections remain low. Drakeford reiterated that he would announce later this […]

7 Tips for working remotely

Working remotely can be difficult if you’ve never done it before. The Internet has some great ideas on where to start, but who has time to verify if any of it works? Our team has been working remotely and we’ve got some good tips for any remote team. The flexibility team members feel by going […]

Travel trends in 2021 – prepare for a year of new opportunities

2020 is the year we learned that life is fragile and the freedom to roam the world – even our local communities – can be taken away in the blink of an eye. While determining its annual trends for the coming year, the team at Amadeus drew from the undeniable and powerful human desire to […]

What can POS data be used for?

Understanding the how, when and by whom the revenue is generated forms the basis for the sustainable long-term success of any business. This data is the ultimate validation of the entire business model. If revenue is increasing and so is the profit margin, restaurant managers know that the business is running well. However, if revenue is decreasing, this signals […]