Hospitality News & Views From Across the Web

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Middle East growth plans

Both Dubai and Saudi Arabia have revealed growth plans that will further reduce their region’s reliance on oil revenues into the future.   Inevitably, such plans include a major focus on hospitality as a sector that will drive international visitors and revenues, over the next decades. For Dubai, the task is about

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Modest decline in value of European hotels

Sharp declines in revenue caused by the pandemic coupled with a more cautious approach to lending has prompted hotel valuations to fall over the past 12 months, although not as steeply as some had initially anticipated. This is the key finding of the annual European Hotel Valuation Index (HVI) compiled by

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Hospitality leadership looks to build back better

New initiatives are looking to build back hospitality’s human resources better, after the pandemic shutdown of the industry.   In the UK, the Hoteliers’ Charter is gaining momentum, with the mission of changing the perception of the sector in the eyes of potential recruits. While in the USA, the legacy of

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WTTC calls on rapid testing on departure

Rapid testing on departure at airports is the key to unlocking international travel, says the World Travel & Tourism Council in its submission to the UK government’s Global Travel Taskforce.  The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, has been at the

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Vaccinate SIDS to restart tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is calling for the international community to show solidarity with Small Island Developing States by ensuring they have access to COVID-19 vaccinations. With tourism a leading employer and economic pillar for many of the SIDS, the United Nations specialized agency has stressed that pledges to

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When the Parisian sky takes on an Italian air

Langosteria will open its first restaurant outside Italy within Cheval Blanc Paris, the new Maison of the eponymous collection developed by LVMH. Facing the river Seine, the restaurant will be located on the seventh floor, with an indoor space that opens onto a terrace overlooking the Paris skyline. Langosteria is

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Adina debuts first Austrian hotel

TFE Hotels will open the doors on its very first hotel in Austria with the launch of the 134-room Adina Hotel Vienna Belvedere next month – the first of five new Adina Hotels set to open across Europe this year. One of only seven hotels to offer a swimming pool

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Hospitality Net

Oracle Opens Hospitality API Specifications to Help Industry Recover

The pandemic underscored the need for hospitality providers to have flexible systems that can be adapted quickly to exceed changing guest expectations. Making it easier for partners to adapt and innovate, Oracle has made the REST API specifications in the Oracle Hospitality Integration Platform (OHIP) freely accessible through GitHub under

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Hotel Owner

Brewdog eyes hotel site in Edinburgh

Brewdog is considering the acquisition of a new hotel site in Edinburgh, according to comments made by the brand’s chief executive. On Twitter, James Watt said: “Working on a potential BrewDog beer hotel location in Edinburgh today. It would be great to open a beer hotel in the capital of

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