Wyndham franchise for Busan hotel

September 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, North Asia

BUSAN, South Korea 20 September 2017: Wyndham Hotel Group introduced its first Ramada Encore hotel in Busan with the opening of Ramada Encore Busan Haeundae.

Located in the heart of South Korea’s second largest city, the newly built 402-room hotel, will operate under a franchise agreement with Korea Development Group that has hired Styleloft Global Corporation to manage the hotel in a separate deal to the Wyndham franchise

Wyndham Hotel Group signed deals on Howard Johnson Jeju Seogwipo Harbor, Ramada Jeju City Hall, and Howard Johnson Jeju Hotel Yeondong earlier this year. Read more

Summit opens with Robot dance steps

September 19, 2017 by  
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HONG KONG, 19 September 2017: The Hotel Management Asia Summit and Hotel Technology Conference 2017, presented by Hotel Management and Questex Hospitality Group, welcomed 25 international speakers and over 100 delegates at The Mira Hong Kong earlier this month.

Themed, “Convergence of Hotel Management and Technology in This Disruptive Era,” the closed-door forum provided delegates and speakers a platform to discuss future trends and what senior management were thinking about because of today’s competition.

Sanbot Robot, an intelligent, humanoid service robot developed by QIHAN Technology, kicked off the Summit with a dance group. Read more

PATA Gold goes to C&K

September 19, 2017 by  
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MUMBAI, 19 September 2017:  Cox & Kings (C&K), tagged the world’s oldest travel company, has won the prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Award for its ‘Forever Young’ campaign in the Marketing  Social Media category.

The award ceremony held at The Parisian Macao recognised 31 outstanding entries that were selected by an international panel of experts.

Cox & King’s winning entry featured a promotion selling solo women travel to Thailand. Read more

Pavilions embarks on expansion

September 15, 2017 by  
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HONG KONG, 15 September 2017: Leading luxury hospitality brand, Pavilions Hotels & Resorts, has unveiled The Ginto Residences in Niseko, Japan, as the company introduces hotel and residential projects in destinations across Asia and Europe.

The first phase of the global project is a land release on which a collection of luxury villas will be built in Niseko, the exclusive mountain destination on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

Nestled in pinewood forests at Ginto Hirafu, with access to premium ski lifts and snow slopes, the Ginto Residences is a USD100 million development comprising a total of 31 private villas, with no single plot measuring less than 1,000 sqm. Read more

Cathay splurges on A320 order

September 15, 2017 by  
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PARIS, 15 September 2017: Airbus said Wednesday it has finalised a more than USD4 billion order with Cathay Pacific for 32 of its A321neo aircraft to revamp the Hong Kong-based carrier’s regional affiliate.

The single-aisle medium-haul jets will be operated by Cathay Dragon, which flies from Hong Kong to a number of Asian destinations, Airbus said in a statement.

A preliminary agreement had been signed in August. Read more

TripAdvisor tells Japan’s Untold Stories

September 12, 2017 by  
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TOKYO, 12 September 2017: Japan Airlines and TripAdvisor, announced, Monday, a strategic partnership supporting the country’s efforts to better capture and disperse inbound tourism across Japan.

According to TripAdvisor data, global inbound travel interest in Japan has been growing at an average rate of 30% year-on-year over the past four years, with majority of interest focused on the Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto prefectures.

The joint initiative will take the form of a multi-media portal named “Untold Stories of Japan”, highlighting the very best that locals love beyond the obvious, driving sustainable tourism and increasing the likelihood of repeat visits. Read more

Wharf opens in Chongqing

September 11, 2017 by  
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HONG KONG, 11 September 2017: Wharf Hotels opened Niccolo Chongqing, 8 September, in the mountain city of Southwest China.

The latest in the Niccolo collection is a member of Global Hotel Alliance’s Ultratravel Collection.

The city’s international sky hotel is located in the heart of Jiangbeizui, Chongqing’s new Central Business District. Read more

Cathay covers more of Europe

September 8, 2017 by  
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HONG KONG, 8 September 2017: Cathay Pacific will add three more flights to Europe in April 2018.

It announced this week it will launch nonstop services to Brussels, Copenhagen and Dublin starting with the summer timetable 2018 that runs April to October.

Cathay Pacific chief executive officer Rupert Hogg said that the new services would meet customer demand for nonstop travel to European cities. Read more

Traveltek opens shop in Hong Kong

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under cruises, News, North Asia, Technology

HONG KONG, 7 September, 2017: UK-based Traveltek Group has made its debut in North Asia, opening an office in Hong Kong to sell its dynamic packaging and cruise booking technology.

Asia’s cruise industry is growing rapidly, with passenger numbers from the region rocketing 40% from 774,536 in 2012 to 2.08 million in 2015, according to Cruise Lines International Association figures.

China was the biggest source market by far, accounting for 47.4% of total passenger volume. Read more

HK Express travellers earn points with Regal

September 7, 2017 by  
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HONG KONG, 7 September 2017: HK Express travellers can now earn points when they stay at participating  Regal and iclub Hotels

Effective this week, members of reward-U, the airline’s loyalty programme, are entitled to earn 2,000 and 1,000 reward-U points respectively for each eligible stay at participating Regal Hotels and iclub Hotels with specified qualifying room rates.

The partnership brings together a leading Hong Kong hotel group that fields varied portfolio of hotels in China and Hong Kong and a low-cost airline’s loyalty programme to create more incentives for guests. Read more

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