Now that China has become one of the leading sources of outbound tourism worldwide, the Chinese government is getting into the luxury hotel business. The Nuo brand, developed with the Kempinskichain, seeks to establish China among luxury names.
The travel industry must step up to build confidence in globalization against the growing isolationism of the political scene, Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson told a gathering Wednesday. Listening to concerns about safety and immigration while providing data about realities are imperative, he said at the Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit in Bangkok.
Hotel investors should start planning an exit strategy when they purchase a property and evolve the plan over time. "You can conceive and plan for an exit strategy and a million different things can happen between investing and the time you decide to exit and ultimately do exit," said Robert Leven of TPG Hotels & Resorts.
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Westin is bringing Peloton exercise bikes into rooms and fitness centers, responding to guests who don't want to miss a workout while traveling. Miami's 1 Hotel South Beach added a SoulCycle studio last year.
A homegrown organization that has coordinated an immense 25-year global philanthropic effort in Nicaragua intends to further that work via a 6-month-old luxury resort. Guests at the Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat will be courted as donors to the American Nicaraguan Foundation.
Polls around the world show that the majority of consumers oppose animal testing of personal-care products, and the list of hotels that have embraced cruelty-free soaps, shower gels, and shampoos is growing. Read here.
Singita Lebombo and SweniLodges in South Africa’s Kruger National Park have teamed up with US-based Tesla Energy Products and SolarAfrica to continue ongoing sustainability and preservation initiatives, which are the cornerstone of how Singita runs its operations. Read here.
Example, whether it be good or bad, has a powerful influence.