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Travelsify Raises €5 Million in New Funding Round and Launches Brand DNA AI Analytics For Hotels

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Travelsify Raises €5 Million in New Funding Round and Launches Brand DNA AI Analytics For H Travelsify, the world's first Travel & Lifestyle Product DNA platform, today announced that it has closed €5 million in a new funding round, led by AccorHotels, with participation from existing investors. Founded in April 2016, the startup raised more than €8 million to date and created a unique AI-driven database of more than 1 million Hotel DNA™, Restaurant DNA™, and Vacation Rental DNA™ worldwide.
Travelsify will use the capital to help hospitality groups and booking platforms to foster...
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Ask the Front Desk to Waive Your Resort Fee

Ask the Front Desk to Waive Your Resort Fee

1 month ago   |   By Johnny Jet

Today's tip comes out of a tweet shared by Richard Kerr of Award Travel 101: A hotel brand telling its own guests to go to...
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Hyatt Delivers on Growth Plans in Africa With Nine New Hotels Expected to Open by 2020

Hyatt Delivers on Growth Plans in Africa With Nine New Hotels Expected to Open by 2020

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that nine additional Hyatt-branded hotels are expected to open in Africa by the end of 2020. Fulfilling last year's goal for the Kenyan market, today's announcement focuses on the first dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels on the continent, the return of the Hyatt brand to Cairo, new Park Hyatt and Hyatt Regency hotels in Morocco, and Hyatt hotels in three new countries: Algeria, Ethiopia, and Senegal.
Africa, and particularly East Africa, remains a focus for Hyatt with an increasingly favorable business climate and heightened tourism...
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Hyatt Announces Plans for Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay

Hyatt Announces Plans for Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today plans for Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay, a hotel and residences development expected to open in 2021, marking the Andaz brand's first property in the Caribbean. To be developed by Vista Development Ltd. of Pronet Capital, LLC, the property will stretch more than 5.5 acres providing a new level of luxury hospitality and real estate on the archipelago's famed Grace Bay Beach.
The Andaz brand delivers thoughtful, unscripted service for curious-minded guests in search of inspiring local experiences. Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay will be situated...
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Chocolate and Design at Four Seasons Hotel Milano

Chocolate and Design at Four Seasons Hotel Milano

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

On September 30, 2018, with the reopening of its seasonal Sunday Brunch, Four Seasons Hotel Milano will unveil the new décor of its Chocolate Room. This year, Pastry Chef Daniele Bonzi is paying tribute to Milan's famous reputation for design, with the creation of an art exhibition.
No less than one ton of the finest Valrhona chocolate was necessary to create this new decor featuring geometric shapes, pop-culture and tape art elements as well as three-dimensional installations. Among these, guests can enjoy an interactive sound wave wall filled with chocolate desserts and a reproduction of...
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Alibaba launching robots in hospitality sector

Alibaba launching robots in hospitality sector

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Alibaba A.I. Labs said it will introduce a robot for the hospitality sector, making it the latest in a series of hotel-specific robots that make deliveries to guests in order to free up human staff for more complicated tasks.
The Alibaba robot will be deployed in October to deliver food and laundry to hotel guests, but the announcement did not specify where exactly. Guests can place orders via the Tmall Genie speaker or a tablet. When the robot arrives with a drink order, it flips open its top and a can pops up. (It was not immediately clear how food and laundry arrive.
The robot is...
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Best Western Hotels & Resorts launches two new hotel brands for upscale guests

Best Western Hotels & Resorts launches two new hotel brands for upscale guests

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced a pair of new boutique brands: Sadie Hotel and Aiden Hotel. Sadie Hotel will fit in the upscale segment while Aiden Hotel will compete in the upper-midscale segment.
These conversion brands are designed offer developers a chance to reposition existing properties with a design program that offers “unprecedented flexibility,” the company said in a statement, allowing hoteliers to tap into the local flair of their market, broaden their customer base and achieve higher revenue per available room.
Both Sadie Hotel and Aiden Hotel will give developers the...
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Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia

Georgia – Tbilisi has been the capital city since the fifth century, the country of one of the most ancient histories and cultures in the world. Its special geographical... Read more ...

Delta Cargo continues to innovate with introduction of CSafe RAP container

Delta Cargo continues to innovate with introduction of CSafe RAP container

Delta customers now have tailored Pharma options across the trans-Atlantic, alongside joint venture partners Air France-KLM Cargo and Virgin Atlantic Cargo who introduced the... Read more ...

Millennials driving Nigerian tourism boom

Millennials driving Nigerian tourism boom

Deola Akeju is one of a growing number of Nigerian holiday-makers keen to explore their country, one whose unenviable reputation for violent crime and corruption largely deters... Read more ...

Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Officials pinpoints powerful growth in the third...

Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Officials pinpoints powerful growth in the third quarters

For the first time in fifteen years, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Officials reported that this independent Commonwealth country has shown the strongest visitor arrivals by air... Read more ...

Cinnamon was the only Sri Lankan Brand awarded at the International Travel &...

Cinnamon was the only Sri Lankan Brand awarded at the International Travel & Tourism Awards

Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts won the Silver Award for ‘Best in Responsible Tourism' at the International Travel and Tourism Awards held for the first time by the World Travel... Read more ...

Tourism becomes the main pillar for South American economy

Tourism becomes the main pillar for South American economy

Tourism is one of the important pillars for the South American economy. A rich culture and immensely diversified nation with architectural wonders, natural and scenic beauty... Read more ...

Sanya has lots to offer as a tourist destination

Sanya has lots to offer as a tourist destination

China's tropical island of Hainan was at focus at the World Travel Market last week. A Chinese tourism-themed seminar, “Discover the Tropics of China,” was held at the World... Read more ...

The Caribbean & Latin America experiences major hit in cruise revenues

The Caribbean & Latin America experiences major hit in cruise revenues

Cruise tourism directly churned out a record US$3.36 billion in the Caribbean and Latin America in the 2017-2018 cruise season, over 6% rise from 2015 - as per the latest... Read more ...

Alaska Airlines announces tickets now on sale for Paine Field flights

Alaska Airlines announces tickets now on sale for Paine Field flights

The wait is over! And Alaska Airlines is ready to celebrate. The Seattle area's hometown airline announced today tickets are now on sale for 18 daily nonstop flights between... Read more ...

Alaska Air Group reports October 2018 operational results

Alaska Air Group reports October 2018 operational results

Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported October and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines Inc. Read more ...

Delta in Seattle colocates with Air France, Korean Air at check-in

Delta in Seattle colocates with Air France, Korean Air at check-in

Delta and its joint venture partners have made travel more seamless for customers checking in at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, following Air France and Korean Air's... Read more ...