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Monthly Travel & Hospitality Roundup: DECEMBER 2017

Monthly Travel & Hospitality Roundup: DECEMBER 2017

Hi All!
Here’s the last monthly travel roundup blog of the year! 2017 was a great year for travel and many new tech innovations for travel and hospitality. Check out the latest travel and hospitality news from around the world.



Hoteliers Are Taking Different Approaches to Luxury Travel Innovation

Luxury travel aspects is taking a new transformation where hoteliers are looking for improvisation in terms of customization, technology, experience, innovation. Some of the hoteliers are considering whether “technology” is the right path for transformation or not. Read more.

Marriott to debut 40 luxury hotels across eight luxury brands in 2018

MARRIOTT which has hotels and resorts in 60 different countries has set to expand its luxury footprint yet further with 200 hotels in the development pipeline, representing 25 new countries, from Iceland and Nepal to Cuba and the Philippines. Read more.



TripAdvisor CEO Sees Mobile Leading to More In-Destination Engagement

TripAdvisor is looking at an end to end service to be offered to every traveler looking for reviews on their site. They want to help them not only to find the thing they want to do but also provide a full fletched experience which includes booking through TripAdvisor or various other comparisons they have with 200+ wonderful brands. Read more.



TripAdvisor Facing New Scrutiny Over Rapes, Deaths Deleted from Reviews

How genuine are the reviews posted on TripAdvisor? TripAdvisor removes some serious warnings from its customer’s reviews regarding rape, blackout & assault on travel. Trip says “We receive 290 pieces of content a minute and need to ensure that information posted on our site adheres to our content guidelines to ensure the integrity of these posts. We stand by our publishing guidelines and how they are applied.” Read more.

How Is Expedia Planning to Boost Its Future Performance?

Expedia after acquiring Australia’s biggest OTA, “Wotif” to gain a major share in the market, is now strategizing through a pursuit of organic growth. Its main aim will be to grow organically through their in-house brands such as hotels.com, Expedia and HomeAway. Read more. 


Industry News

Indians took fewer vacation in 2017: Expedia

India is the 5th most deprived country globally just after South Korea, France, Malaysia and Hong Kong. See the statistically study as to how working class in India utilize their vacation leaves. Read more.