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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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 ...

Cleartrip announces launch of new online visa application on its website for...

Cleartrip announces launch of new online visa application on its website for the UAE

Strengthening its commitment towards offering consumers seamless travel experiences, Cleartrip, the leading mobile and online travel company in the Middle East, has announced... Read more ...

To tackle environment, Bali is all geared up to introduce new tourist tax soon

To tackle environment, Bali is all geared up to introduce new tourist tax soon

To enter Bali, tourists will have to pay a new $14 tax. The lawmakers of the Island have decided on this new fee as they consider it will help pay for environmental projects... Read more ...

BCD Travel and AstraZeneca take top honors at Business Travel Awards

BCD Travel and AstraZeneca take top honors at Business Travel Awards

BCD Travel and a key client, AstraZeneca, both took top honors at the 2019 Business Travel Awards , presented at a Jan. 21 gala in London with 1,200 attendees. The awards... Read more ...

Sri Lanka expects to generate 5 bln USD worth of revenue from tourism in 2019

Sri Lanka expects to generate 5 bln USD worth of revenue from tourism in 2019

The tourism industry of Sri Lanka is targeting to generate 5 billion U.S. dollars in 2019 as the tourism industry gears to attract over 3 million tourists this year, the Sri... Read more ...

Goa small industry association wants to take necessary step to save tourism...

Goa small industry association wants to take necessary step to save tourism industry

The Goa Small Industry Association has joined various stakeholders in claiming the ongoing tourist season has been poor for the traders and demanded the government immediately... Read more ...

At the New York Times Travel Show, UTB to showcase tourism possibilities of...

At the New York Times Travel Show, UTB to showcase tourism possibilities of Uganda!

In its constant efforts to endorse Uganda as one of the premier tourist destination in Africa, in the next few days, the Uganda Tourism Board will take part in the New York... Read more ...

Middle East gets its first ever MICE, Business and Luxury Travel Awards

Middle East gets its first ever MICE, Business and Luxury Travel Awards

The 7th Annual MICE Arabia and Luxury Travel Congress 2019 is calling for nominations to the regions' first ever, one of a kind, most coveted MALT Excellence Awardsthat... Read more ...

More cities globally continue to attract tourists in large numbers

More cities globally continue to attract tourists in large numbers

More and more cities globally are continuing to set record tourism numbers year after year. Read more ...

Israel opens its airport to boost tourism in Eilat

Israel opens its airport to boost tourism in Eilat

Israel opened a new international airport outside its Red Sea resort of Eilat on January 21, hoping to boost winter tourism from Europeans and provide an alternative for times... Read more ...

Croatia Small Ship Cruise Company Announces Spring Trade Show Schedule

Croatia Small Ship Cruise Company Announces Spring Trade Show Schedule

Voted “Best Croatian DMC” by the Croatian National Tourist Board, small ship cruise company Katarina Line has announced its spring 2019 trade show schedule. Read more ...