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Tourism

Chinese Tourists Continue Love Affair With Iceland, Kazakhstan is New Favorite

Think Iceland was an unexpected favorite for Chinese tourists, what would you say about Kazakhstan?

Chinese Tourists Continue Love Affair With Iceland, Kazakhstan is New Favorite

Online Travel

Hostelworld CEO Sees Profit Rebound, Adoption of Traveler Chat Tool

Hostelworld CEO Gary Morrison is ringing in the evolution of the hostel dweller. More solo travelers look for friends with chat tools, and bunking up can bring carbon emissions down.

Hostelworld CEO Sees Profit Rebound, Adoption of Traveler Chat Tool

Tourism

Maldives Tries to Win Back Indian Tourists As Arrivals Fall 40%

While Maldives enjoys record-breaking arrivals, its tourism companies aren't about to let the Indian market keep falling. They're on a mission to reverse the trend.

Maldives Tries to Win Back Indian Tourists As Arrivals Fall 40%

Daily Lodging Report

Accor Opens World’s Largest Mercure Hotel in Singapore

Accor has opened the world’s largest Mercure hotel in Singapore, featuring extensive amenities and a prime location between Chinatown and the CBD.

Business Travel

Wyndham Lures Businesses to Book Directly With New Loyalty Perks

Wyndham aims to woo businesses to book hotels directly by simplifying the process and turbocharging rewards. The hotel franchisor is betting big on America's infrastructure spending boom.

Wyndham Lures Businesses to Book Directly With New Loyalty Perks

Airlines

British Airways Expands ‘£1 Fare’ Option to All Flights

Loyalty programs are huge business for many airlines, with fierce competition for well-heeled frequent fliers. BA will be hoping these changes make its Avios scheme more attractive to existing and future customers.

British Airways Expands ‘£1 Fare’ Option to All Flights

Hotels

How Marriott and IHG Will Grow in Europe

Today's podcast looks at hotel expansion in Europe, cautious flight plans in the Middle East, and Accor’s India ambitions.

How Marriott and IHG Will Grow in Europe

Airlines

India’s 2023-24 Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Surpassed Pre-Covid Levels – India Report

The aviation industry in India is undergoing changes as the market is underserved. ICRA has, therefore, maintained a stable outlook on the sector.

India’s 2023-24 Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Surpassed Pre-Covid Levels – India Report

Airlines

American Airlines Pilots’ Union Raises Concerns Over ‘Spike’ in Safety Incidents

The pilots’ union is alleging that American is compromising on safety protocols. The union said it has raised these concerns and the response from management has been “encouraging.”

American Airlines Pilots’ Union Raises Concerns Over ‘Spike’ in Safety Incidents

Daily Lodging Report

JP Morgan States Its Q1 Hotel Performance Expectations

JP Morgan forecasts mixed 1Q24 results for the lodging sector, with slow RevPAR growth, strong net rooms growth, and moderating pipeline expansion, recommending selectiveness due to varied performance across companies.