Russia’s version of Silicon Valley, Skolkovo Innovation Center will host Startup Village 2016 June 2nd and 3rd. The fourth edition of the technology meetup will feature young entrepreneurs and startup innovators participating to win prizes worth in between $5000 and $50,000.
Good news for Amadeus global distribution comes via an Expedia announcement to offer air, car, rail, cruise and hotels through the Amadeus system as part of a new long-term global deal.
Brussels Airport has officially reopened its departures hall, where terrorist suicide bombs devastated passengers and property back in March.
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.
Visitors to Moscow will have a stunning new attraction to see soon. According to news from Interfax construction of the museum complex of the Tretyakov State Gallery on the Kadashevskaya embankment is on schedule for completion by 2018.
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.
The International Biennale for Young Art in Moscow has confirmed the names of 87 artists and artistic duos from 36 nations that will participate in this year’s exhibition.
News today from a new hotels industry meetup called “CHAT” shows directed knowledge and influence aimed at China’s hotel and tourism industry. This new summit being held at the Sofitel Wanda Beijing this week promises expanded interrelationships in between European and Chinese decision makers.
Big Data is catching on in the hospitality industry but it’s not just the biggest hotels that are leading the revolution. Smaller, boutique hotels are rapidly becoming data-driven too, using analytics to track and meet the demands of chosen demographic.
Estonia’s capital city Tallinn is older than most people realize, and just like all old cities, it has more than its fair share of secrets. Alongside the distinctly medieval flavor of downtown Tallinn’s streets, stories of ghosts, hidden tunnels and buried treasures add to its air of mystery.
Given the size of the damn things, you’d be quite right in thinking that all of the pyramids had been found already – but a couple of recent discoveries would seem to suggest that there’s plenty more exploring to be done out there.
It might be bitterly cold in Northern Germany at the moment, but sun seekers still have the opportunity to escape to much warmer climes thanks to a former Soviet aircraft hangar that now serves as a tropical island retreat all-year round. Inside the MASSIVE building lies Germany’s one and only Caribbean-style resort, the aptly named Tropical Islands.
Hungary is now high on the list of must-see destinations for Russian tourists, with the number of arrivals in that country rising by more than 30% during the last year. As expected, the capital city Budapest remains the most popular destination in the country.
It’s not easy trying to spot a genuine deal when looking for discounted hotel rooms, but a new Russian startup is hoping to change that. DealAngel, a Moscow-based hotel search engine that helps travelers to get the best possible deal on their lodgings, has just announced plans to open up its API
Turkey is gearing up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Izmir European Jazz Festival in style, announcing plans to host no less than 10 concerts in the city over its duration, from March 4 until March 20.