A new survey of buyers attending the Business Travel Show has revealed the most popular destinations for conferences, with the US, Dubai and the UK taking out the top positions in the long-haul, mid-haul and short-haul categories respectively.
There have been rumors for a while about Twitter preparing to retire its commerce operation. Now it looks like the company has finally started to wind down its partnerships in confirmation of that fact.
Intercontinental Hotels Group launched its 2017 Trends Report - The Uncompromising Customer: Addressing the Paradoxes of the ‘Age of I’. The report highlights the uncompromising nature of today’s customer who increasingly expect brands to deliver experiences that satisfy contradictory needs.
The 2017 hotel RFP season proved more favorable for buyers than in recent years, as corporates saw softer rate increases than projected and a slightly more amenable negotiating climate as the season progressed.
Tourism to Europe declined significantly in 2016 due to continued security anxieties, but the dates surrounding Chinese New Year, which falls on Jan. 28 this year, hint that interest in European destinations is on the mend.
Hilton, Marriott, Accor Hotels and Choice Hotels International heavily promoted loyalty club membership-driven book direct campaigns. Many independent analysts however questioned its purpose, effectiveness and long-term effect on hotel profitability.