Whether the wellness trend is a worthwhile investment for hotel companies was debated by hospitality executives at the recent Global Wellness Summit in Cesena, Italy. A key problem that emerged is the executives see a lack of real metrics to quantify the monetary value of wellness.
Guernsey in the Channel Islands, the only British territory occupied during World War II, offers attractions that will immerse visitors in that time period. Travelers can visit the German Underground Hospital and the German Occupation Museum or attend the Guernsey Heritage Festival.
To increase your group bookings, you need a pied piper who serves as a connection to a niche community that may want to take a group trip, iDream Travel's Melissa Erskine advises. For example, you could collaborate with a person who moderates a social media page related to family travel and gain access to that person's followers.
Architectural styles ranging from Italian Renaissance to Art Deco and ghosts of celebrity guests such as Marilyn Monroe and Al Capone distinguish 16 history-rich downtown Chicago hotels. A review of the storied properties points out that some started their lives as office buildings or mansions.
An underserved consumer segment will fuel the growth of avid hotels, said Jennifer Gribble, VP, Americas, Holiday Inn Express and avid hotels. InterContinental Hotel & Resorts recently launched its new midscale brand near Oklahoma City in Quail Springs, Okla.
Loyalty apps for hotel customers have matured from being a reservations tool to a wide-ranging tool for processes such as remote check-in and room keying. Hilton's Connected Room platform allows guests to control their space climate, lighting and appliances through the company's app.
Boeing predicts that more than 2,600 new and converted cargo aircraft will be needed in the next 20 years. Global air cargo traffic is expected to grow 4.2% annually over the next two decades.
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