Over the past 20 years, the hospitality industry has experienced a continuous increase in various 'stamps of approval', especially at the sustainable front. A few large certification bodies with extensive criteria catalogues dominate the market but hoteliers and consumers alike are still struggling to differentiate the reputable and credible ones from the home-made seals of approval.
The advent of the pandemic has resulted in the virtualization of many jobs, perhaps permanently. The associated increased quantification of the workplace will enable the accelerated adoption of AI. As our private and professional lives inevitably blur as we work more from home, we need ethical rules more than ever about how companies can use employee-generated data and deploy AI in the workplace.
"The evolving technology landscape provides tremendous opportunities for companies to differentiate from its competitors, but achieving this requires a holistic approach, positioning the Information Technology department as a strategic discipline."
The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts – Mumbai, India
With lockdowns lifting and borders opening, millions of Europeans are heading off for a summer holiday - even if their plans are rather different to previous years.
Radisson Hotel Group expands its Radisson upscale Scandinavian-inspired brand to Istanbul in Turkey with the opening of the Radisson Hotel President Beyazıt Istanbul, ideally located in the heart of historic and culturally vibrant Istanbul.
Hyatt announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Anolia Holdings Limited for the first Hyatt hotel on the island of Cyprus, Grand Hyatt Limassol. The 300-room luxury resort is expected to open in 2025 and signifies Hyatt's continued growth into Europe's leading travel destinations.
Radisson Hotel Group expands its Radisson upscale Scandinavian-inspired brand to Istanbul in Turkey with the opening of the Radisson Hotel Istanbul Sultanahmet, ideally located in the heart of historic and culturally vibrant Istanbul.
The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have rattled the tourism and hospitality industry. The cancellation of flights, conferences, events and hotel reservations have left the industry in sharp decline, with planned travel down 80-90% and global losses estimated at $300-450 billion.
This is the Dorchester Collection's grand country estate on the edge of Windsor Great Park, a white chiselled Georgian mansion at its heart, with sunken gardens, pathways through sweet meadowland and a clippety-clop reputation for its polo club, fields and royal guests.
Lack of high-spending US travelers will prolong economic recovery of dependent EU destinations, says GlobalData
US tourist expenditure in Europe is expected to decline from US$116.1bn in 2019 to US$63.2bn in 2020, showcasing a 45.5% drop. As infection rates across the US surge, this invaluable source market is still a long way from recovery, which will only make matters worse for EU destinations that are major beneficiaries from US tourism, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
View by Jay Stein – Chief Executive Officer at Dream Hotel Group
"I hope the window of opportunity for hotels isn't closing. At Dream Hotel Group, we are great supporters of sustainability and see a need for it in our industry. As a company, we're already taking the necessary steps to start making a difference in our world, such as offering guests the choice to reuse their towels, sheets and other linens versus washing daily."
Bespoke Hotels Ltd – Warrington, United Kingdom
I'm afraid I can't take your bags," says the manager of The Dixon, a boutique hotel just south of Tower Bridge. He greets me in the lobby on reopening day (Saturday 4 July) after the pandemic forced the hotel to close for four months.
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