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Canada is shaping up for the Future

After Donald Trump got elected president of the United States last November, the Google search “Move to Canada” was done in record numbers. In fact, the idea of relocating to the United States’ northern neighbor became so prevalent, that a columnist for one of the...

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Italy – a safe bet for hotel developers

Italy has a timeless charm – the food, the passion, the beaches and incredibly historic cities, the architecture and of course, the landscapes. For centuries, Italy has attracted holidaymakers, and continues to do so, making it a safe choice for hotel developers. One...

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Key Features of ‘Design Hotels’ Success

The 2017 Skift Forum Europe recently took place in London, and one of the key events was a discussion between Design Hotels CEO Claus Sendlinger and SkiftX Editor Greg Oates. Oates started off the discussion by referencing how boutique hotels were one of the first in...

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New and Glamorous 5-Star Hotels for Europe

There is perhaps no continent as closely associated with luxury travel as Europe, with its wide breadth of cities that have long been among the most glamorous and fascinating in the world, cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Milan, and Prague. As one might...

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Hilton’s No. 100 in Latin America opens at Copacabana

Hilton announced the opening of Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, marking a significant milestone with the company’s 100th hotel in Latin America. The 545-room beachfront resort is now one of the largest hotels in the famous Copacabana neighborhood, one of Brazil’s...

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Dusit International debuts in Vietnam

Thailand-based global hospitality company Dusit International will debut in Vietnam this December with the opening of the Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort on the country’s largest island, Phu Quoc. The result of a long-term franchising arrangement with Linh Chi...

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Oman seeks to be tourist destination

The Middle Eastern country of Oman is trying to understand its own potential as a tourist destination. Majlis al-Shura, the region’s political and advisory body, stated that more was to be done to tap into the underexploited resource of the tourism industry. Oman...

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Swiss-Belhotel announces Mega Plans for Middle East

Swiss-Belhotel international (SBI), a global hotel management company with over three decades of strong track record, had a number of strategic announcements lined up for the “Arabian Travel Market” show (ATM) that took place in Dubai from April 24th...

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Singapore warehouse revamped into hotel

A new 37 room boutique hotel has taken up residence in a former warehouse which overlooks the Singapore River. This heritage site of three dockside warehouses has been beautifully restored and conserved to hark back to Singapore’s roots as a major trading port. The...

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Saudi Arabia cracks 20 million visitors mark by 2020

Arrivals to Saudi Arabia will reach the 20 million mark by 2020, as the religious tourism sector flourishes in line with increasing demand to join the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the most important religious event of the year in the Muslim world, according to consumer...

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Paris is ‘Hot Spot’ for Hotel Investment

Paris has reached the top of Colliers International’s inaugural Hotel Investment Attractiveness Index: An analysis of the investment climate of 20 European cities. Despite predictions that investors and tourists would lose faith in the city due to political...

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Country Special: China – the Asian Superpower

It’s a common thing to see: A new or established hotel chain or brand is expanding, and the bulk of its projects are located in the Asia Pacific region, specifically within the borders of China. In fact, by nearly any metric, China is among the fastest growing...

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Scandinavian hotel market develops steadily

The Scandinavian hospitality market is set to grow over the coming years, with a host of new properties in different building phases across the region. Scandinavia is always a popular choice with tourists, who come for the incredible scenery, friendly people and...

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Nine new Hilton Hotels in Mexico

Hilton recently announced the signing of nine properties in Mexico. The planned projects will represent a number of Hilton brands, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton as well as the company’s first dual-branded...

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Hyatt Plans First Centric Hotel in Australia

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts announced a management agreement with Elizabeth Tasmania Pty Ltd. for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, Australia. The 221-guestroom hotel will be the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Australia, and will include one...

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