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Tapping the phenomenal potential of the Asia Pacific region
October 10, 2016
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When it comes to growth in the hospitality industry, nothing spells the future quite like the Asia Pacific region. Online bookings are booming all across the region, so it’s no wonder that tapping into that phenomenal growth remains top of mind for travel companies around the globe. Chinese consumers booked $11 billion worth of travel through online travel agencies last year, a 70 percent increase over 2014, and new forecasts predict as many as 600 million Chinese citiz...
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The Brilliant Hotelier: Face 2 Face with Trisna Widia, Marketing & E-Commerce Manager, Prime Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Indonesia
October 6, 2016
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Image Credit: Trisna Widia, the Corporate Internet Marketing & E-Commerce Manager with Ankur Yadav, AM Customer Success, APAC, RateGain® Prime Plaza Hotels and Resorts - 'The Signature of Indonesian Hospitality' is a proud establishment delivering genuine hospitality services. The group encompasses a wide range of services and brands to cater to the diverse needs of the modern day traveler. These 4-star rated properties focus on business guests, offering them state-of-the...
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How to Increase Hotel Direct Bookings? Don’t Ignore the Role of a Booking Engine
September 26, 2016
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‘Hey, could you help me get the best deal in one of the hotels in town?’  ‘Could you please share the number of some leading travel agents, who could help me plan my accommodation at economical prices?’  ‘Oh, it is such a time-consuming process, I should have planned well in advance to get a better deal for the hotel’ Well, gone are those days and these statements are quite unheard of in the current scenario, where the entire world seems to have moved online or on mo...
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Weary of Disruption? 5 Simple Steps to Disrupt the Disruptions in the Rapidly Changing Hospitality Industry
September 21, 2016
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Disruptors in the global hotel industry – everything from home-sharing sites like Airbnb, Tujia, HomeAway, BnB Hero and Roomorama, to OTAs and other new sets of investors, have been rapidly carrying out acquisitions. They have been able to successfully create a torment in travel and hospitality landscape. But instead of focusing on how to battle disruptors through legislation and PR, hoteliers, chain executives and operators should start thinking about doing some disruptio...
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Disruption in the Hotel Industry and Changing Face of the Global Travel Market
September 16, 2016
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Influence of the modern day traveler has disrupted the monotone within the hospitality industry by giving rise to a wave of innovative ideas, ingenious solutions and permanent changes. Despite the amount of vulnerabilities faced by the global travel market, it has been expanding at a rapid pace. According to PhoCusWright, the industry will add $206 billion in gross bookings in the next four years, with two-thirds of the growth coming from emerging markets. In this regard, ...
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The Brilliant Hotelier: Tête-à-Tête with Richard Lewis, the CEO of Landmark Hotels, Dubai
September 15, 2016
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Welcome to Dubai, the metropolis of dreams which encompasses an unforgettable taste of the Arabian nights. In the heart of Dubai’s bustling shopping and entertainment arena lies a cosmopolitan and excellent 4-star hotel – The Landmark Grand Deira. The hotel complex is fast evolving into a magnet for business and leisure travellers alike. Being handily placed near the famous Al Ghurair Shopping Mall on Riqqa Road, the Landmark Grand readily qualifies as a great choice for g...
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The fast-changing world of hospitality distribution
September 12, 2016
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As we prepare to close the door on yet another successful year here at DHISCO, I wish the happiest of holidays to all of our partners and colleagues around the globe. This has been a year of accomplishment, growth, challenge and change. And 2017 promises more of the same as we in the hospitality and technology industries work to advance everything from artificial intelligence to big data and natural language translation to personalization and mobile-friendly technologies. ...
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Hotels, Are You Prepared for Digital Detox Travelers?
September 6, 2016
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“We do not have Wi-Fi…talk to each other. Pretend it is 1995.” read a Café board in Annapolis, Maryland, a picture of which went viral on Facebook in December 2015. What makes cafés and restaurants put up such displays nowadays? These are supposed to be places where colleagues, friends, and families connect over a bite or a drink. But well, the first question from a customer who walks in today goes, “Do you have Wi-Fi?” The vibrant spaces where people once interacted and f...
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The Brilliant Hotelier: Face 2 Face with the Revenue Director at J5 Rimal Hotel Apartments, Dubai
September 2, 2016
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Only a stone’s throw away from the Dubai International Airport is the J5 Rimal Hotel Apartments. Offering a perfect solution for extended stays, the J5 Rimal is an ideal home away from home, for it cleverly combines all the conveniences of a hotel within an apartment-style accommodation in the heart of Deira. These 123 imaginatively configured studios are ideal for both business and leisure visitors, alike. Recently, we got an opportunity to speak with the Director at the ...
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