Accor and Groups360 launch Instant Booking Solution for Groups

Accor and Groups360 announced the international launch of GroupSync, Groups360’s cloud-based technology solution for meetings and events, to provide instant online booking for groups, a simplified RFP process, and housing solutions across Accor’s global portfolio. “Accor takes pride in our commitment to strategic innovation, as well as our leadership at the forefront of technological adoption,” said Markus Keller, Senior Vice President, Sales and Distribution, […]

Hilton & Bluestone Lane Brew Up New Food and Beverage Offerings

As part of its commitment to providing guests with innovative food and beverage offerings, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced a partnership between its Tempo by Hilton brand and Bluestone Lane, an Australian-inspired premium coffee roaster, café and lifestyle brand. The collaboration marks a first-of-its-kind partnership, with Hilton and Bluestone Lane co-creating unique on-property food and beverage experiences together at Tempo […]

Marriott International and Rakuten Announce Strategic Collaboration to Enhance Travel Experience

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) and Rakuten Group, Inc. (JASDAQ: 4755) today announced an industry-first strategic collaboration set to elevate the travel experience of millions of Japanese customers traveling domestically and internationally. The agreement between Marriott and Rakuten will leverage the strength of Rakuten’s digital expertise and capitalize on the current growth of Japan’s digital […]

Thomas Cook India & SOTC survey reveals Significant travel intent for last quarter 2021: UAE & Expo 2020 a key driver

Over 85% respondents keen to travel between Oct–Dec 2021 77% interested in international holidays; of this 60% indicate intent to visit the UAE (Dubai-Abu Dhabi) with Expo 2020 heading the list of favourites Average duration of stay for Expo 2020: 4 – 7 nights Key Consumer segments: Families, Couples, Millennials (Techies), Education/Students; MICE, Business (start-ups […]