The use of tablets and smartphones has quadrupled on Swisscom managed hotel networks within a year.
Coming to Dublin, Ireland, PhoCusWright Europe delivers travel’s most innovative thinkers and leaders for a connect conference and workshops May 19 – 21, 2014. Keynote presentations, debates, innovations and new ideas from some of the industry’s best and brightest are on tap.
Coming up this week the To The Table EMEA 2014 B2B forum food and beverage event takes place at the Ritz-Carlton in Berlin. Starting on the 15th and ending 18 May, this exclusive gathering of decision makers in the industry is one of the year’s key events.
Choice Hotels just announced being the first hotel chain to partner with TripAdvisor on that company’s new Instant Booking feature. TripAdvisor is currently testing Instant Booking, to empower travelers to complete hotel and other reservations using the TA mobile app and mobile website.
Just out via Gulf News, the popular UAE restaurant chain Just Falafel is slated to open another 57 branches in the Benelux region. Operated by Egyptian conglomerate Wadi Degla Holding, the Just Falafel restaurants are scheduled to be opening in the coming year.
Aiming to get hitched soon, seven of Thomas Cook’s exclusive resorts on Crete, Cyprus, Rhodes and in Turkey will offer new wedding packages to temp soon to be newlyweds. The all new overseas Weddings brochure, combines Thomas Cook and Thomas Cook Signature products into one portfolio.
Total passenger traffic for AEGEAN and Olympic Air was up by 26% for April 2014, climbing to 751,347 passengers, 153,443 more than the total for both companies during the same period in 2013.In April, AEGEAN and Olympic Air operated 7.933 flights improving the load factor by 9 units, reaching 76%.
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts has launched “Oberoi Exotic Vacations – Summer Special.” Guest can experience the fabulous hospitality of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels at up to 50% off peak season prices.
Coming up this summer the ITT Conference is set to take place from 2−4 June 2014 at The Hilton Malta Hotel on the Portomaso waterfront in Malta.
Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator with over 3,600 hotels and close to 170,000 employees worldwide, today announces that its corporate foundation has been transformed into an endowment fund called Solidarity Accor.
Loyalty management company Aimia has just acquired a 25% stake in Spanish loyalty coalition Travel Club. The six million members of Travel Club now integrate with the international membership base eg. the UK’s Nectar, Nectar Italia, and Aeroplan etc.
The European Hotel Design Awards 2014 is now open for entries. Internationally acclaimed as the leading pan-European competition to focus on excellence in hotel architecture and design, the Awards are organised by Sleeper magazine and attract the hospitality industry’s brightest stars competing in a variety of categories.