[#PAFh19] “At the end of the day […] it's really all about the person standing in front of the owner doing interfacing on a day-to-day basis.”
Speech by Aaron Greenman, Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for EMEA, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, at the Paris Asset Forum >hospitality
Some personalities are legendary in the world of hospitality for contributing to the emergence of the market for commercial accommodation in Europe. Meet them on Thursday, November 21 at the Worldwide...
As announced in February, Hyatt and BTG Homeinns have just revealed the name of their new brand dedicated to Chinese tourists: UrCove. It should open its first two hotels in Shanghai and Beijing by th...
Sébastien Bazin, CEO Accor shares his vision of the hospitality world and today's globalized economy, against a data war backdrop.
Innovate to survive? The hospitality industry is moving forward at an unbridled rate in pace with a changing world that is in perpetual movement. New brands, new services, new concepts, new tools, new...
The Indian disrupter continues to grow, signing a distribution partnership with Hotelbeds, a hotel bank that works only BtoB with a network of 60,000 clients, travel agencies and tour operators.
This week, two recent news reports focused on mobile payment solutions. First, Apple, through its CEO, Tim Cook, announced the introduction of an Apple Card to strengthen the Apple Pay mobile payment ...
Cycles are becoming shorter. What was true a few weeks ago, might not be next week. Both in UK and USA, InterContinental Hotel Group has been a pioneer of the hospitality industry. Replaced on the pod...
A unique opportunity to meet and do business, to learn about the latest trends in the hospitality industry, to think and share. Don't miss the chance. Like every year, we are looking for opportunities...
Voluntary chains, labels and franchises, new challenges to be taken up to make a mark on the international scene and continue to perform. Brand identity, product and service quality management, distri...
Hotel owner, manager, administrator, marketer, distributor, programmer, developer, entrepreneur, innovator... Hospitality professionals are a hybrid of all these professions. It is difficult for anyon...
Effective immediately: it will be possible to pay on LastMinute.com, the European online travel giant, using the service Amazon Pay. Who needs to worry? OTAs, whose market is coveted by Amazon, or may...
When Paul Dubrule and Gérard Pélisson opened the first Novotel in Lille in 1968, did they imagine that their new company - SIEH - would one day become the European leader in the hotel industry? Motel ...
The Wyndham Hotels & Resorts group has announced that it will reacquire its franchise rights in China for the brand The Days Inn.
[Exclusive data – 25 years of Hospitality ON] From 1777 to today, the history of InterContinental Hotel Group tells of the hospitality industry
The history of the InterContinental Group is marked by the changing times and expectations of the customers. Two entrepreneurs who were precursors at the time, one English and the other American, eac...
The voluntary chain has unveiled its new arrivals, including 6 in Europe.
[Exclusive data – 25 years of Hospitality ON] Hilton: the century-old group in constant transformation
In 1919, Conrad Hilton opened his first property - the 40-room Mobley Hotel - in Texas. A century later, Hilton Worldwide operates more than 5,200 hotels and is the second largest hotel group in the w...
[Exclusive data – 25 years of Hospitality ON] Marriott International: from family operation to number 1 worldwide
Over the last 25 years Hospitality ON has borne witness to the evolution of hotel groups. In celebration of this quarter century, we offer a look at their history through the data we have collected.
Masterclass Worldwide Hospitality Awards – Hospitality Leaders : “I am very surprised with how fast things have changed outside our hotels”, David Kong
Christophe Alaux, Chairman of the management board & CEO, VACANCESELECT, Georges Azouze, CEO France, COSTA CROISIÈRES, Maud Bailly, Chief Digital Officer, ACCOR HOTELS GROUP, Frédéric le Guen, CEO BEL...
Interview | Hugo Rovira, Managing Director, Southern Europe, NH Hotel Group : "We are truly convinced that, at NH, we do not only sell hotel rooms."
Hugo Rovira is Managing Director of the Southern Europe Division at NH Hotel Group.
Interview | David Kong, President and CEO, Best Western: "In Europe we are looking for growth of about 200 hotels every year going forward."
What are Best Western’s DNA and values? How do you manage to implement it in independent hotel partners? You recently launched new brands for your hotel partners, could you explain us your brand str...
Motto by Hilton, the new brand of the American group, will be offering "micro-rooms".
After AccorHotels, Radisson Hotel Group has announced that it, too, has approached the Chinese platform
The Chinese room reservation platform Ctrip is launching Rezen Hotels Group, with 15 projects already signed.
easyHotel, the easyGroup hotel chain, will become a new player in budget hotels in France
The hotel group and the railway company announced on Thursday that they have signed a partnership combining their loyalty programmes.
After London, Marriott International announced the expansion of its home-sharing platform to other European capitals.
Tourism Toronto and Google enter into a "one-of-a-kind" partnership to increase visitors to the city
Tourism Toronto will be able to further use Google data to identify new tourism opportunities
MiHotel's mission is to market and manage Suites. It has just raised €2.8 million
On Wednesday 12, Apple debuted a variety of products that could be a massive opportunity for travel brand marketing departments.
Finnair, WeChat, Helsinki Marketing... Many companies are currently working to welcome more Chinese visitors, a growing segment.
While the number of visitors to Qatar has been falling since 2015, the Qatar Tourism Authority is counting on cruises to boost its tourist appeal.
Facebook launches Flights Ads, an advertising product that allows airlines to reach more potential customers
From the sea to the mountains, with history and opportunities
During the first half of 2018, the number of Chinese tourists abroad reached 71.31 million people. How to welcome this rapidly growing clientele? How do they consume? And what means of payment do they...
Barrière and Louvre Hotels Group have announced a partnership concerning the distribution of their upscale properties. The goal: to increase the number of Asian tourist bookings.
National Geographic and PONANT are partnering to offer a small vessel expedition program for the French market. More than 100 new routes have been created by PONANT and put on sale as of August 2018.
Members of Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs can combine their accounts to travel all over the world.
With an increasing demand for extended stays in the United States, the Red Roof group, which specializes in the economy segment, is launching a new brand to meet this demand.
How does a college dropout transform his start-up into a disruptor for the traditional capital-weighed-down hospitality industry?
In 2013, Ritesh Agarwal, now 24, has founded OYO, an online hotel marketplace. OYO’s model is simple: it adopts hotels to bring them into its fold, gets them to adopt certain standards of services, fe...
#GLF18 | Distribution: "There are many technological players, but only those who are full of innovation will emerge and last," Peter Verhoeven
Six professionals reviewed the new consumer practices that once gave rise to rivalry between the sector's key players. On this occasion, hoteliers and OTAs discussed the need to collaborate, experimen...
GLF18 | Franchisors, brands and franchisees: "I would like my franchisor to be the NASA of the hotel industry," Arnaud Fayet
Five professionals shared their views on franchisor-franchisee relationships, the value of the brand and remuneration methods. All in all, franchisees stressed the importance of building real trust an...
In collaboration with CPI Hotels, Choice Hotels opens three hotels in the Czech cities of Olomouc, Ústí nad Labem and Prague. A development agreement was signed for the opening of five additional hote...
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with business conglomerate Al Hokair Group which will see the debut of Holiday Inn Express brand in Saudi Arabia.
The Dutch Zoku is preparing to conquer the world by targeting the "digital nomads".
Maud Bailly, Chief Digital Officer at AccorHotels, demonstrated the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation. She took this opportunity to remind us of the importance of redesigning at a...
Over the next five years, Marriott International plans to increase its portfolio in the Middle East and Africa by 50 percent and launch new brands.
onefinestay, a luxury serviced home rental brand, annouces the opening of its portfolio of residences to members of the Le Club AccorHotels program.
VVF Villages enters the camping arena and appoints a former secretary of state as president of the group
The group will launch VVF Camping this summer. In parallel, it announced the appointment of Martine Pinville as President of VVF Villages.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announces its rebranding to Radisson Hotel Group.
The outdoor hotel specialist has announced the signing of a strategic partnership with Orbitur as well as four initial franchise contracts for 2018.
Marriott International announces a multi-year partnership with European football club FC Bayern, with Courtyard by Marriott becoming the official hotel partner for the German football club.
National tourism agency VisitBritain launches in February a new global campaign for 2018 to boost inbound tourism to Britain.
The Spanish hotel group, Barcelo Hotels & Resorts, announced the signature of a franchise agreement with the Chinese operator Plateno. The aim is to develop about 100 units within 10 years in China.
Accor announces new appointments within its Sales, Distribution and Loyalty Division: - Yves Lacheret is appointed Senior Vice-President Business Development Europe - Cédric Gobilliard is appointed ...
Keith Barr will take up the new role of Chief Commercial Officer, effective from 1 June, 2013. The role takes responsibility for IHG’s global sales, marketing and brands functions, to drive consisten...
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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns is the first hotel to be accredited under Accor’s new program to optimize service standards for Chinese travelers.
Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry announced last week the extension of its distribution agreement with Accor.
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