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January 21, 2013
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  • The power of the pup ... in your hotel
    Several Fairmont hotels, including the Fairmont Le Ch√Ęteau Frontenac in Quebec City, have a dog on-site to connect with guests. The canine addition also helps the hotel test its pet-friendly dishes. Hotel Interactive (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu, in China will offer true Kong family cuisine
    Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu, will launch around March as the Chinese city's first five-star hotel. The hotel will include Kong family cuisine, a cooking style preserved by the descendants of Confucius. The company has launched a road show that spotlights the meals starting in Singapore; the show travels to Hong Kong, Taipei, Jakarta and Bangkok. China Daily (Beijing) (1/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Survey: 14% of travelers are loyal to one airline
    A new survey by Deloitte has found that 8% of travelers are loyal to one hotel brand, and 14% are loyal to one airline. "The current environment for building loyalty really isn't creating long-term sustainable loyalty," said Adam Weissenberg, a vice chairman at Deloitte. USA Today (1/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The changing face of online booking
    Cindy Estis Green, co-founder and CEO of Kalibri Labs, is innovating tools for hotel distribution channel diagnostics. Competition from metasearches could drive lower costs for hotels to use online travel agencies, she says. "For now, there is lots of noise out there but the dynamic is that whether you do metasearch or are an OTA, there will be more homogenizing," Green said. (free registration) (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • WTTC: Government policies needed to bolster travel growth in India
    India's travel industry has the potential to be a driving economic force in the country, provided that its government implements a number of initiatives to encourage its growth, said David Scowsill, president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council. The Indian government should introduce policies aimed at lowering travel taxes, easing travel restrictions and ensuring sustainable development, Scowsill said. (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Sales Manager needed in Dubai
    A luxury boutique hotel and villa rental group based in Dubai is looking for a Sales Manager from the luxury market, ideally with villa rental sales experience. Package includes accommodation and medical. Read more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Assistant Food and Beverage Manager sought for luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi
    A luxury brand hotel is looking for an Assistant Food and Beverage Manager for its hotel in Abu Dhabi. This is a full expat package. Read more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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