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

6 monthes 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

6 monthes 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

6 monthes 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

6 monthes 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

6 monthes 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

6 monthes 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

6 monthes 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 ...

Hong Kong International Airport witnesses steady increase in March 2019

Hong Kong International Airport witnesses steady increase in March 2019

Hong Kong International Airport saw steady growth in passenger volumes, flight movements and cargo in March 2019. Mainland China and Japan record significant rise in traffic... Read more ...

This year, Turkey expects 50 million tourists in alternative tourism areas

This year, Turkey expects 50 million tourists in alternative tourism areas

Having witnessed 39.5 million foreign visitors in 2018 with increasing impetus in tourism and generating $29.5 billion in revenue, this year Turkey anticipates 50 million... Read more ...

Global travel & tourism market is expected to reach US$ 13,556.4 billion by 2027

Global travel & tourism market is expected to reach US$ 13,556.4 billion by 2027

According to a new market report, the global travel & tourism market is expected to reach US$ 13,556.4 billion by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2019 to 2027. Read more ...

Ethiopia enjoys excellent tourism growth

Ethiopia enjoys excellent tourism growth

Ethiopia is the land of excellent tourist attractions, unique diplomatic stature and a thriving airliner. These have placed the ‘Land of Origins', on top of the world when it... Read more ...

Over 6.5 million passengers passed through London Heathrow Airport in March 2019

Over 6.5 million passengers passed through London Heathrow Airport in March 2019

The number of passengers welcomed by London Heathrow Airport is growing by leaps and bounds. It has witnessed record growth for the 29th consecutive month. Read more ...

United Airlines Expects To Deliver Peer-Leading Pre-Tax Margin Growth During...

United Airlines Expects To Deliver Peer-Leading Pre-Tax Margin Growth During First-Quarter 2019

United Airlines today announced that a combination of strong top-line revenue performance and effective cost management led to first-quarter pre-tax margin growth that is... Read more ...

Mark Donald joins as head chef at Number One, The Balmoral

Mark Donald joins as head chef at Number One, The Balmoral

Mark Donald has been appointed by the The Balmoral in Edinburgh, a Rocco Forte Hotel, as the new head chef at Number One. After a 13-year stint abroad, the Scottish born chef... Read more ...

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lampur Presents an Afternoon Tea With Tiffany

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lampur Presents an Afternoon Tea With Tiffany

From April 15 to June 16, 2019, experience afternoon tea in iconic Tiffany style at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Crafted in collaboration with Tiffany & Co., this fabulous... Read more ...

Embrace The Spirit of Ramadan With Four Seasons Hotel Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Embrace The Spirit of Ramadan With Four Seasons Hotel Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Four Seasons Hotel Dubai at Jumeirah Beach embraces the Holy Month of Ramadan with a variety of exceptional experiences. Ideal for celebrating together with families and loved... Read more ...

New tourism application launched to promote Scottish borders

New tourism application launched to promote Scottish borders

A new interactive app for visitors has been launched to encourage tourism in Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. Scotland Starts Here is a free app that helps visitors explore... Read more ...