Coming up in the Baelerics tomorrow, THack Mallorca is a hackathon dedicated to hospitality solutions. THack Mallorca is FREE for professional and student developers and offers the chance for teams of up to five developers to win their share of at least €5,000 in cash and other prizes.
OpenKey has just released its new mobile app Version 3.0, which is a further enhancement for hotels guests to get key amenities.
Brussels Airport has officially reopened its departures hall, where terrorist suicide bombs devastated passengers and property back in March.
Airbnb announced recently collaborations with a number of tech companies, in order to boost the company’s business conversions. API tests last year with the likes of Live Rez, BookingPal, Kigo and LeisureLink, as well as other connections, promise Airbnb hosts a billboard to reach even more guests. Tech connectedness is certainly Airbnb’s forte, as is the shared economy, but there’s some trouble brewing too. Here’s a look at what’s up with travel’s most forward thinking company this month.
For North Americans who always wanted a European vacation, a new flight path to the old continent via budget carrier Norwegian Airlines could make those dreams a lot cheaper. The US Department of Transportation has just granted preliminary approval to expand its operations between the US and Norway.
Next month, analytics startup SnapShot GmbH will team up with the University of Surrey School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, to provide a 2 day course on hotel revenue management. According to the news, the new offering will focus on pricing, marketing and distribution for hotel businesses.
In hotel technology news this week, analytics startup SnapShot is touring European cities demonstrating its new flagship product to hotel execs. Yesterday, company CEO Stefan Tweraser was in Vienna at Hotel Melia showing off the free cloud-based data analytics tool.
Comanche International, a leading Thai property management player, and cloud based revenue booster TravelClick are now interconnected via two-way integration of TravelClick’s iHotelier reservations solution into Comanche’s property management system (PMS).
Come 2017, deep pocket visitors to Bucharest will be able to enjoy the perks of Hilton if they choose to book Hilton Garden Inn as their home-away-from-home. This is what Hilton Worldwide promises to grace Bucharest’s Old Town early next year. The new property will feature no less than 201 contemporary appointed rooms, complemented by […]
Tour operator “Biblio Globus” has just signed a deal with “Russia” airlines for the use of 13 aircraft under contract until 2018. With Russia set as a priority destination for the company, “Biblio Globus” announced an extensive flight program for Krasnodar and the Crimea as well.
Marketing data company Adara has just released “traveler value score”, a tool that estimates an anonymous subject’s customer’s capacity to spend on travel and lodging. The news tool can help hoteliers pitch rooms and services more precisely, thereby elevating or optimizing revenues, according to the company. While the potential for filtering spending potential seems fantastic, there may be some stumbling blocks.
The organizers of the Russian Hospitality Awards and the organizers of the 11th Annual Conference on investments in hotel businesses of Russia and the CIS (RHIC) have jointly awarded Teimuraz Yu Chichiashvili, President of PATERO Development, the first ever “Man of the Year” award for leadership.
Mriya Resort & SPA, in Russian Crimea, has just won the “Best Stand” award at the 23rd Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (MITT). The resort, one of 1,800 participating companies, was joined by tour operator, BSI Group, and the UAE’s Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority as winners.
The Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg has been honored as the “Best MICE Hotel” in the Russian Federation at the annual Russian Hospitality Awards 2015, held on February 18, 2016 at the Lotte Hotel Moscow.
News earlier this month that Marriott International plans to open five Moxy Hotels in key European cities reveals a powerful positive movement for certain European destinations. The new hotels, slated for Munich, Eschborn and Berlin in Germany; and Oslo, Norway; and Aberdeen, U.K. point to markets set to grow.