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Cvent Unveils Lists of Top Meeting Hotels in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific for 2019

Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, today released its annual lists of Top Meeting Hotels for meetings and events worldwide. The list was compiled by analyzing meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN), one of the world's largest venue sourcing platforms. More than $16 billion and more than 42 million room nights were sourced through the CSN in 2018. Cvent's Top Meeting Hotels lists rank hotels based on group bus...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Asia Pacific, CSN, Europe Middle East, Cvent Supplier Network CSN

Myanmar Through an Ethical Lens

Focus on the People, Not the Politics “Hla de, hla de (beautiful, beautiful),” purrs photographer Nathan Horton. One of his Nikon lenses is focused on the ebony irises of a caramel-skinned woman from the Pa-Oh hill tribe in Shan State, Myanmar. Another protrudes from his hip, dangling from a second camera body like a bonus appendage. The villager is shy, hesitant to engage with the camera. “I’ve grown old,” she demurs, remembering the British-born photographer from a previous visit. But Horton ...
Tags: Travel, All Posts, Adventure Travel, Destinations, All Feature Articles, Southeast Asia Travel, Asia/pacific

STR: Asia/Pacific Hotel Construction Up 23.3% In April

STR's pipeline data for the Asia Pacific region showed 1,892 hotel projects accounting for 423,343 rooms in construction as of April 2019. This represented a 23.3% year-over-year increase in the number of rooms in the final phase of the development pipeline.
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Sabre Corporate Travel Survey Reveals Trends Shaping Booking Behavior In Asia Pacific

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today reveals the results of a survey that compiles insight from over 70 corporate travel management companies (TMCs) from across Asia Pacific, revealing the latest trends in terms of regional bookings. Sabre's survey discloses that as economic growth continues to sweep across the region, more and more companies are expecting their corporate travel managers to contribute to their business succ...
Tags: Travel, Asia Pacific, Sabre, Sabre Corporation NASDAQ, Sabre Corporate Travel

CWT Research: Two-Thirds of Travelers Pick Window Over Aisle; 52% Prefer Missed Flight Over Lost Luggage

Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that two-thirds of business travelers prefer window seats over aisle seats. That rises to 71% in Asia Pacific, and falls to 59% in the Americas, with the Europeans in the middle at 65% window over aisle.
Tags: Travel, Americas, Asia Pacific

Infograph: How have #Saudi, Egyptian and #UAE funds performed? | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Infograph: How have Saudi, Egyptian and UAE funds performed? | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The funds market in the Middle East and North Africa has been through turbulent times since the financial crisis, but there are still more than than 1,000 funds domiciled in regional markets, with just over 375 of these housed in the GCC, and 266 of these in Saudi Arabia, according to Eikon data.Although this still makes the region a relative minnow globally, with the European Fund and Asset Management Association ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Americas, Asia Pacific, GCC, Middle East, Uae, Mena, North Africa, Morgan Lewis, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Eikon, European Fund and Asset Management Association, Ocorian

Spotlight on... hotels in Asia-Pacific | By Alisa Voitika

Filmed at the inaugural Direct Booking Summit in Singapore, the series explores challenges that hoteliers in Australia, Indonesia and Thailand expect in 2019.
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Australia Indonesia, Alisa Voitika

AWS wants a bigger share of Asia following Hong Kong launch

Amazon’s cloud computing unit is making further inroads into Asia after it opened a data center in Hong Kong this week, adding to the seven existing locations where it currently operates across the Asia Pacific and China. The new entry will likely give the American giant some leg up in its regional battle with Alibaba’s cloud service, which, according to a new Gartner report, was the biggest cloud infrastructure provider in the Asia Pacific last year. But that won’t be the case with all countrie...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Cloud, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Cloud Computing, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Computing, Alibaba, Gartner, Aws, Alibaba Group, Cloud Services

STR: Asia Pacific hotel performance for Q1 2019

Hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported negative results across the three key performance metrics during Q1 2019, according to data from STR.U.S. dollar constant currency, Q1 2019 vs. Q1 2018Asia Pacific
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HRS Group of Companies extends its operations to South Korea

HRS Hospitality & Retail Systems has expanded its presence in the Asia Pacific region through the acquisition of an IT services provider in South Korea.
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Asia Pacific, HRS Hospitality Retail Systems, HRS Group of Companies

Hilton Ranks as Top Hospitality Company to Work for in Asia Pacific for Third Year Running

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has been ranked as the top global hospitality company to work for in the Asia's Best Multinational Workplace 2019 list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work®. This marks the third consecutive year that Hilton has topped the prestigious list as a hospitality company. The accolade is a recognition of Hilton's award-winning culture, Team Member benefits and travel perks that make it a great place to work, and it builds on Hilton's wins in Ch...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Asia Pacific, Hilton, Great Place, Hilton NYSE, China India Saudi Arabia, Hilton Ranks as Top Hospitality Company

Marriott International Announces 40by2020 Vision In Asia-Pacific

From the 15th Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced its continued expansion plans in Asia-Pacific with its 2020 vision - an aggressive target to have 1000 hotels open by the end of 2020. This vision also could create up to 50,000 more job opportunities for the region. In 2019 alone, the company expects to add close to 100 new hotels or close to 20,000 rooms in the region, with several brand debuts in Australia, Hong Kong, The Philip...
Tags: Travel, Asia Pacific, Marriott International, Australia Hong Kong The Philippines Nepal, India Marriott International

Google reshuffles its leadership in Asia Pacific

There’s a changing of the guard within Google’s Asia Pacific business. In recent weeks, personnel changes within two of its most important roles show the search giant is entering a new era of management for its fast-growing business across the continent. Scott Beaumont, a British executive who previously ran Google in China and Korea, stepped into the role of Asia-Pacific president following an announcement made on March 18. Following that, Google revealed today that Rajan Anandan, the executive...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Microsoft, China, Southeast Asia, India, Smartphone, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Asia Pacific, President, Korea

George Clooney calls for hotels boycott over Brunei's LGBT laws

Actor targets nine sites owned by kingdom after it announced death penalty for gay sexGeorge Clooney has called for a boycott of nine luxury hotels, including the Dorchester on Park Lane in London, because of their links to Brunei, which plans to impose death by stoning as a punishment for gay sex and adultery from next week.“Let that sink in. In the onslaught of news where we see the world backsliding into authoritarianism this stands alone,” the film star and activist wrote in an opinion piece...
Tags: Travel, London, Film, Hotels, UK News, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, LGBT rights, Brunei, Capital punishment, George Clooney, Dorchester, Clooney, Park Lane

Top 5 Luxury Ocean Cruise Destinations

Top 5 Luxury Ocean Cruise Destinations The folks over at Cruise Industry News are out with their listing of the top destinations for luxury cruise brands in 2019. Each year they compile all of the deployments of the various luxury cruise lines and produce this interesting information for us to consider. Not surprisingly, the Mediterranean and Northern Europe command a whopping 43% of all luxury cruise itineraries.  It’s no secret that American baby boomer travelers love Europe.  And, it is also...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Blog, Asia Pacific, Alaska, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Viking Cruises, Crystal, Northern Europe, Regent, South America Australia, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Luxury Ocean Cruises, Cruise Industry News

Vivid Sydney 2019 Festival Line-up – A New Decade of Innovation and Creativity

This is the official press release highlighting the line-up events of the upcoming Vivid Sydney 2019 festival. Though a bit long, this post will give travelers some ideas to plan for their travel plan this Winter to Sydney. I’m lucky to be one of them. Read more from the Vivid Sydney official website. Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, will ignite the Harbour City this winter from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June 2019 as it enters a new d...
Tags: Travel, Japan, UK, Abc, Australia, Zoo, Asia Pacific, Sydney, Chipchase, Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar, Travel Guides, Winter Travel, Harbour, Light Walk, Paul Kelly

Here are the 88 companies that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 2

Today was the second half of Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage yesterday, and another huge batch launched today. Previously held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, this YC Demo Day instead took over a massive warehouse in San Francisco. Like yesterday’s pitches, today’s were split across two stages (“Pioneer” and “Mission”) running in parallel — so even if you were there, you couldn’t see everything alone. Here are all o...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Texas, Craigslist, California, Stanford, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Disney, US, San Francisco, Usda, Google Analytics

CXA, a health-focused digital insurance startup, raises $25M

CXA Group, a Singapore-based startup that helps make insurance more accessible and affordable, has raised $25 million for expansion in Asia and later into Europe and North America. The startup takes a unique route to insurance. Rather than going to consumers directly, it taps corporations to offer their employees health flexible options. That’s to say that instead of rigid plans that force employees to use a certain gym or particular healthcare, a collection over 1,000 programs and options can b...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, Europe, La, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Asia Pacific, Emory, North America, Eduardo Saverin, BCG, China Hong Kong, Mercer, PE

Queenstown considers tourist levy after claim crowds 'threaten wellbeing'

New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’ proposes NZ$7.50 charge to fund infrastructure to help cope with large numbers of holidaymakersFed-up residents of New Zealand’s biggest tourist town are pushing ahead with a plan to charge international tourists for the privilege of visiting the area.Queenstown, situated in the picturesque Southern Alps region of New Zealand’s South Island, is buckling under its own popularity, with 34 international tourists for every resident. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Nz, Queenstown, South Island, Southern Alps

'We cannot swim, we cannot eat': Solomon Islands struggle with nation's worst oil spill

Locals face polluted seas and dying fish after Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier runs aground close to Unesco-protected atollOn a normal weekend, the waters of Kangava Bay would be busy with children playing or collecting clam shells and villagers heading out to catch reef fish to eat. But last Sunday the bay was quiet.Locals can no longer cool off in the neon blue waters of Rennell Island, a tiny dot in the vast South Pacific that lies at the southern tip of the Solomon Islands. They can no longer...
Tags: Hong Kong, Environment, Oil, World news, Unesco, Mining, Asia Pacific, Oil Spills, Water transport, South Pacific, Solomon Islands, Kangava Bay, Rennell Island

Save Up to 35 Percent at Resorts in Asia Pacific 2019 With Hilton

You can save up to 35 percent for stays at 52 participating resort properties within the brand portfolio of Hilton in the Asia Pacific region for stays completed between Friday, March 20, 2019 and Sunday, February 2, 2020 — which means that your room rate can be as low as $46.00 per night at such resort properties as the Hilton Sanqingshan Resort... ...but you must... The post Save Up to 35 Percent at Resorts in Asia Pacific 2019 With Hilton appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Asia Pacific, Hilton, Promotions, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Hilton Honors, Hilton Sanqingshan Resort

Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner

Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s biggest mobile trade show which kicks off in Barcelona next week: The analyst’s data shows global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 2018, with growth of just 0.1 per cent over 2017’s holiday quarter, and 408.4 million units shipped. tl;dr: high end handset buyers decided not to bother upgrading their shiny slabs of touch-sensitive glass. Gartner says Apple ...
Tags: Travel, Iphone, Apple, Ios, Android, Gadgets, Mobile, Asia, Europe, China, Samsung, Barcelona, Smartphone, Smartphones, Asia Pacific, Middle East

DoubleTree by Hilton Focuses on Asia Pacific in Expansive Global Development

Sustaining its tremendous growth into 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton will expand its footprint around the world, with nearly half of its 200 planned hotels located in the Asia Pacific region. Fourteen new DoubleTree by Hilton properties are slated to open this year across China, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand, adding to the close to 560 existing DoubleTree by Hilton properties currently in its global portfolio that spans across 45 countries.
Tags: Travel, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Hilton, DoubleTree, Hilton Focuses, China Thailand Indonesia Australia Sri Lanka

Bulk carrier leaking oil on Solomons Islands reef after running aground

Cyclone delays cleanup after MV Solomon Trader ran aground in rough seas at Kangava Bay, near world heritage siteThe Solomon Islands prime minister has asked Australia for emergency help cleaning up an environmental disaster after oil spilled from a bulk carrier that ran aground on a coral reef near a world heritage area.The MV Solomon Trader had been loading bauxite when rough seas pushed it aground at Kangava Bay, Rennell Island, on the night of 4 February. The East Rennell world heritage site...
Tags: Australia, Environment, World news, Australia news, Unesco, Asia Pacific, Oil Spills, Queensland, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Honiara, Solomons Islands, MV Solomon Trader, Kangava Bay, Kangava Bay Rennell Island

D-edge Hospitality Solutions: The Marriage Of Technology & Marketing

Availpro, a leading & highly acknowledged hotel technology provider, and Fastbooking, an expert in digital marketing solutions, are joining forces to create a new brand and a new value proposition for the hospitality industry. With a portfolio of more than 20 solutions, a customer base of 11,000 hotels, and a large local presence in more than 100 countries in Europe and Asia Pacific, D-EDGE is the Europe's No1 Hotel Distribution Technology provider and the World's No3.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Asia Pacific, Availpro

STR's Asia Pacific Hotel Supply Development Update

The Asia Pacific room construction total represented a 31.4% increase compared with January 2018.
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Horwath HTL Industry Report: Asia pacific chains report 2019

Horwath HTL are delighted to announce the launch of the 2018 Asia Pacific Hotel Chains & Hotels Report. 11 key markets in Asia Pacific are highlighted, examining the relationship between branded hotels and their independent counterparts. Who has the most successful brands? Who is growing the fastest? Which market has the least amount of hotels connected to a brand? Who has the most? All of these questions and many more are answered in this comprehensive industry report, now available for ...
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UBS Sees $121 Billion of EM Flows Amid `Seismic' Index Shifts - Bloomberg

UBS Sees $121 Billion of EM Flows Amid `Seismic' Index Shifts - Bloomberg:Investors should prepare for unprecedented opportunities in emerging markets over the next year as new entrants including Saudi Arabia and China’s domestic shares are added to global indexes in what UBS Group AG calls “relatively seismic shifts.” The world’s largest index providers such as London Stock Exchange Group Plc unit FTSE Russell, MSCI Inc., and S&P Dow Jones Indices are due to review a series of indexes to take o...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, China, Bloomberg, Asia Pacific, Ubs, UBS Group AG, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, London Stock Exchange Group Plc, FTSE Russell MSCI Inc, Saudi Arabia Argentina China, Kuwait David Rabinowitz UBS

Hilton moves Asia Pacific Headquarters to Singapore’s Centennial Tower

Hilton announced the move to new Asia Pacific headquarters, located at the prestigious Centennial Tower in the heart of the Singapore's vibrant central business district. The move comes amid a period of rapid growth for the company, which was recently named Asia's best multinational workplace* and celebrates its 100th anniversary in May 2019.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Singapore, Asia Pacific, Hilton, Asia Pacific Headquarters, Centennial Tower

Top 11 Things to Do In Istanbul

Finding the top things to do in Istanbul isn’t all that difficult since this is one of the great cities to visit in the world. If anything, the challenge is narrowing down which of the top things to do in Istanbul you can fit in depending on how much time you have there. With thousands of years of history, countless museums and attractions, dozens of interesting neighborhoods, a thriving restaurant, bar and cafe scene, and a population of over 15 million people, the number of things to do in Is...
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