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Monday 13, May 2013

Morocco, UNWTO and UNDP support new system of classification for tourism accommodation
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the government of Morocco, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed an agreement to support the Ministry of Tourism of Morocco in the implementation of a new classification system for tourism accommodation establishments.

Thursday 2, May 2013

Jumeirah Frankfurt takes part at the fifth Skyscraper Festival
Frankfurt am Main will once again be attracting visitors from near and far to Germany’s most elevated festival which promises to be one of the absolute highlights in 2013.

Thursday 2, May 2013

Grace Hotels celebrates expansion onto 5 continents with entry into North Africa
Grace Hotels, the award-winning boutique hotel group, is proud to announce its entry into the North African region with the acquisition of the acclaimed Les Terres M’Barka, a luxury boutique hotel located near the village of Tamesloht, just 22 kilometres south west of Marrakech. The hotel will become known as Grace Marrakech.

Thursday 2, May 2013

Hilton Worldwide hits key milestone in Asia Pacific with opening of 100th property
Hilton Worldwide celebrated a key milestone today in Asia Pacific with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, its 100th property in the region. It also has more than 170 hotels with more than 50,000 rooms in its pipeline and expects to triple its current portfolio in the next five years.

Wednesday 24, April 2013

Hotel occupancy in London expected to drop during the first post-Olympic summer
Historically, post-Olympic years are challenging for hoteliers in host cities. In London, many new hotels were built to meet the demand of the Games and now hoteliers are struggling to fill them. An increased amount of empty rooms leads to a more intense competition.

Wednesday 24, April 2013

Brazil enters hotel building boom, WTM Vision Conference – Sao Paulo celegates told
Brazil is entering a hotel building boom, driven by demand for beds not only during the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the Olympics Games in 2016 but also from domestic travellers, reveals new research presented today (April 24 2013) at the WTM Vision Conference – São Paulo.

Monday 22, April 2013

Triple win for Jumeirah Spas
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, is honored to announce that three of its spas have won awards from the World Luxury Spa Awards 2013.

Thursday 28, March 2013

Hilton Worldwide Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Japan
As part of the celebrations, the leading global hospitality company has announced a series of promotions and sweepstakes that will be rolled out over the next 12 months, and unveiled its 50th Anniversary ambassador - renowned Japanese celebrity, Mr. Junichi Ishida.

Wednesday 27, March 2013

W Hotels Worldwide to more than double Asia presence over next five years
On the heels of recent W Hotel openings in Singapore and Bangkok, W Hotels Worldwide today announced plans to more than double its Asian presence by the end of 2018, offering global jetsetters nearly 20 W Hotels and Retreats in nine countries in the region.

Wednesday 27, March 2013

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers launches private – Above, Besides and In Water – event packages
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers has launched at the Gulf Incentive Business Travel and Meetings (GIBTM) Exhibition a unique line-up of private event packages based on the themes of sea and water, where the party events take place either Above or Besides the Arabian Gulf, or In one of the hotel’s three swimming pools.

Wednesday 27, March 2013

IHG first in the industry to commit to free internet for all loyalty members worldwide
New global research reveals free internet is more important than room service to travellers.

Wednesday 27, March 2013

Adagio launches in the UK
European leader in Aparthotels launch first British property in Liverpool. Aparthotels Adagio is part of a joint venture between the Pierre & Vacances Centre Parcs Group and Accor.

Wednesday 27, March 2013

Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort and Spa to open in December 2013
Sandals Resorts International will open the doors to its newest and most contemporary Luxury Included resort, Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort and Spa, in December 2013.

Thursday 21, March 2013

Waldorf Astoria Berlin celebrates Grand Opening
Some 800 high-profile guests from the world of showbiz, society, business and media has attended the exclusive grand opening of Waldorf Astoria Berlin.

Thursday 21, March 2013

WorldVentures – Leaders in Leisure Travel expands presence into the Nordics
WorldVentures, the direct-selling industry’s largest seller of vacation club memberships, is proud to announce its expansion into Iceland today. Launching in Iceland extends WorldVentures’ international presence to 23 countries, and is a natural progression to the company’s expansion in two other prominent Nordic markets, Sweden and Norway.


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