Analysis for Europe/MEA

Radisson launches midscale Park Inn & Suites by Radisson brand in India

22 November, 2022

Radisson Hotel Group is looking to double its Indian footprint with nearly 150 hotels and resorts to be added by 2025. This will be achieved through the launch of its midscale brand Park Inn & Suites by Radisson in the country and a strategic alliance with Ruptub Solutions Private Limited which operates a domestic chain of 1,000+ properties in 120+ cities across India under the brand ‘Treebo’.  

Business travellers view reductions in air travel as important factor in reducing carbon footprint

9 November, 2022

The European Federation for Transport and Environment, a European umbrella for non-governmental organisations working in the field of transport, says a majority of employees now expect top executives to set corporate flying reduction targets.

Research conducted by Ipsos in Oct-2022 as part of the Travel Smart Campaign of the organisation – commonly referred to as Transport & Environment – showed three in five business travellers report having curbed their flying habits as a result of the pandemic.

Dorchester Collection hits new heights on Tokyo’s skyline

8 November, 2022

The Dorchester Collection will hit new heights by the end of the 2020s as it expands its footprint in Asia, adding to its existing portfolio of nine hotels across London, Paris, Milan, Rome and Los Angeles and its approaching debut in the Middle East next year with The Lana, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  

Autodesk rewarded for sustainability attributes of corporate travel programme

4 November, 2022

Autodesk, a global leader in design and make technology – with expertise across architecture, engineering, construction, design, manufacturing media, education, and entertainment – was recognised for the environmental credentials of its corporate travel programme at CAPA – Centre for Aviation’s annual Environmental Sustainability Awards for Excellence in Singapore.

The San Francisco-headquartered company was awarded the Corporate Travel Environmental Sustainability Programme of the Year 2022 Award in Asia at a gala dinner at the Capella, attended by over 150 of the region’s aviation luminaries and part of the 2022 CAPA Asia Aviation Summit.

CAPA, part of the Aviation Week Network, also recognised Wizz Air, Cebu Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Volaris and Etihad Airways in the airline section of the awards with Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier Wizz Air recognised for its ambitious, multi-pronged sustainability strategy as the Global Environmental Sustainability Airline/Airline Group of the Year.  

Grand Hyatt Shenzhou Peninsula latest Hainan arrival; Hyatt grows brands in Southeast Asia & beyond

1 November, 2022

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has confirmed the opening of Grand Hyatt Shenzhou Peninsula in Wanning, Hainan. The 262-room oceanfront resort offers a luxurious tropical escape amidst the spectacular natural beauty of Hainan’s Shenzhou Peninsula, a natural treasure located off the east coast of Hainan Island with a tropical climate, fresh air, golden beaches and crystal-clear waters.  

Room rate set to rise across the world in 2023 as macro-economic factors influence hotel sector

26 October, 2022

Inflation, easing restrictions, pent-up demand, staffing shortages, higher energy and food costs. These are all factors that point to higher hotel rates in 2023 across the board, according to a new report from American Express Global Business Travel (GBT).

As travel recovered across much of the world in 2022, largely driven by leisure, hotels have been able to increase their prices. While hotels can continue to benefit in 2023 from pent-up demand for in-person meetings and events, the global economic outlook is unlikely to allow them to achieve rate rises on the same scale as seen last year, notes the report.

IHG completes InterContinental Sydney renovation programme; extends EMEA portfolio

18 October, 2022

The iconic InterContinental Sydney has been reborn following an extensive renovation programme. Located in Sydney’s Treasury building of 1851, the landmark hotel has undergone a comprehensive $120 million transformation, which included a redesign of its guestrooms, public spaces, wellness areas, club lounge, restaurants and bars.

Accor debuts MGallery brand in South Korea; new openings in Mexico and Morocco

11 October, 2022

Accor has opened the first property under its MGallery brand of boutique hotels in South Korea’s capital Seoul. The 196-room Hotel Naru Seoul – M Gallery Ambassador is located in Seoul’s Mapo-gu district, and offers views of both the city’s skyline and the Han River.

The hospitality group has recently expanded its MGallery portfolio in Australia with a landmark 400th property across Australia and the Pacific, while other brands are growing in Morocco and Mexico, among other recent announcements.

Traveller sentiment: Demand is robust but loyalty can help boost confidence and re-engage customers

31 August, 2022

As the travel industry ramps up following the pandemic, new research from Collinson of Priority Pass members sheds light on the way frequent flyers see travel now and in the future, especially as the industry looks to reshape and recover after running with limited services during the pandemic.

The research also provides insight into the unique relationships people have with travel, why they want to get away, and just how critical it is for rest and relaxation as well as nurturing relationships. But ultimately, it shows that, in spite of tighter wallets worldwide, travel will continue to be robust given the many other things they would rather give up in order to preserve their travel budgets.

Accor adds Sofitel & Emblems properties at Hann Lux Philippines resort; opens Ibis Styles in Bangkok

30 August, 2022

Accor will add Sofitel and Emblems properties within the Hann Lux resort in the Philippines, while its has opened a flagship hotel under its budget Ibis Styles brand in Thailand’s capital. The growth follows the recent debut of the MGallery brand in the Philippines and the first Grand Mercure property in Solo, Indonesia.  

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