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HFTP and HTNG Developing HITEC 2020 Asia, Expanding the Hospitality Technology Event
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HFTP and HTNG Developing HITEC 2020 Asia, Expanding the Hospitality Technology Event

Two leading associations who work to advance and educate on hospitality technology are partnering to expand to Asia the popular Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), with plans to premiere next year. Recently joining resources for HITEC Europe 2020, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) are continuing their...

Groupe GM announces first collaboration with skincare experts Perricone MD
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Groupe GM announces first collaboration with skincare experts Perricone MD

Groupe GM, a leading international player in the hotel amenity industry, has announced a new partnership with prestigious anti-aging skincare experts Perricone MD. This new line of amenities features unique ingredients and technologies based on over 30 years of clinical and scientific research. Perricone MD was created by Dr. Nicholas Perricone with the vision of...

I Could Be Wrong; I Could Be Right: Of Expedia, Marriott, And SaaS
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I Could Be Wrong; I Could Be Right: Of Expedia, Marriott, And SaaS

THE DEALWith over two months of back-and-forth negotiation, we all conjectured there was most to the Expedia/Marriott deal than what we were shown. Officialized in April 2019, the deal positioned Expedia more as a partner, and less as a mere distribution channel for the largest hotel group in the world. Much speculation has been made...

Metasearch Advertising For Hotels: The Shortest Path To A Direct Booking
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Metasearch Advertising For Hotels: The Shortest Path To A Direct Booking

When it comes to hotel advertising channels, Metasearch Advertising is the new, big kid on the block, spanning multiple platforms, multiple placements and boasting extremely healthy ROAS. Advertisements Hotel Marketers trying to understand WHEN to invest, WHERE to invest and even HOW to invest in Metasearch Ads have found themselves a little glossy-eyed as they...

Royal Park Commits to Biodegradable Straws, Fair Trade Wines & Coffees
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Royal Park Commits to Biodegradable Straws, Fair Trade Wines & Coffees

TOKYO—Royal Park Hotels and Resorts Company, Ltd. (RPHS) says that between June this year and January 2020 it will introduce biodegradable drinking straws made from polylactic acid (PLA) resin derived from renewable biomass such as fermented corn starch, thus replacing around 280,000 plastic straws per year. The company took the decision after due consideration of...

Hilton Expands Family-Friendly Benefits, Extends Parental Leave
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Hilton Expands Family-Friendly Benefits, Extends Parental Leave

MCLEAN, VA.—In a robust expansion of its family-friendly benefits, Hilton has announced an extension of its parental leave. The enhancements underscore Hilton’s commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all, including working parents. Hilton is also introducing a Parents Concierge for U.S. Corporate Team Members, and an expansion of its Thrive Global platform, to support...

Shiji Group Appoints Sven Maas New Regional Head of EMEA
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Shiji Group Appoints Sven Maas New Regional Head of EMEA

Shiji Group has appointed Sven Maas as the new Regional Head of EMEA. As Senior Vice President-EMEA, Mr. Maas will take the leadership role of the Shiji Hospitality business, responsible for the P&L for all of Shiji Europe, Middle East, and Africa businesses for all product lines. Advertisements Having already built a strong team across...

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s Twin Island Resort Set to Open in Gaafu Alifu Atoll
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Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s Twin Island Resort Set to Open in Gaafu Alifu Atoll

Raffles Maldives June 2018 Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, the brand’s first resort in the Maldives – containing not just one remarkable private island, but two – is delighted to announce the resort’s completion of the Overwater Island Experience and in turn, the full resort on 22 September 2019. Set on the southern tip of the Maldives...

Club Wembley creates striking new number nine membership
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Club Wembley creates striking new number nine membership

Club Wembley has opened the doors to its hottest new ‘club within a club’ Number Nine this month. Named after England’s strikers, past and present, new Number Nine is a place where members can now enjoy food and drink pre and post-match, right at the heart of the Home of English Football. Situated in the...