Mar 05

Monthly Travel & Hospitality Roundup: FEBRUARY 2018

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to KePSLA’s Monthly Travel and Hospitality Roundup. Here is some interesting news from the travel industry to keep you posted on the latest insights. Don’t forget to follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.



Hilton CEO Believes Direct Booking Campaign Is Key to Improved Guest Experience

Hilton has steadily invested in encouraging consumers to book directly through its biggest ad campaign to date called “Stop Clicking Around”.  Read more.


Smart Hotel Guest Rooms Are Almost Here

All big brands are revolutionising towards smart-room technology, and what is more interesting is which brand is going to get there first. See more insights on how Hilton plans its smart-room technology on Hilton Honors app. Read more.


Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Alibaug felicitated as the ‘Best Wedding Destination Hotel of The Year’

The Wedding Awards 2018 hosted by The Star Group at Taj Lands End, Mumbai has awarded Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Alibaug as the “Best Wedding Destination Hotel of the Year” in the entire country. Get more Insights on the felicitation. Read more.



TripAdvisor Has a TV-Heavy Marketing Strategy That Competitors Are Trying Too

Check out how TripAdvisor has started a new strategy to market on TV advertisements and reducing the online marketing on channels such as Google. Read more.


MakeMyTrip-Ibibo merger: How combined entity continues to struggle with problems old and new

MakeMyTrip has announced its merger with smaller rival Ibibo Group which is the largest consolidation to take place in the Indian start-up ecosystem. Read more.


Travel Technology

Training Your Hotel Staff on A New PMS Should Take Minutes, Not Days – By Jos Schaap

A high volume of staff from the hotel industry fit into a much younger demographic, who are more tech-savvy and have a thirst for learning new innovations. See how high-performing, easy to use technology system can ease your employees to get good performance rates. Read more.


Desk Bell as the Key to Increase the Average Check of a Hotel

A customer is the main figure of business for the hotel. Does the customer know the services offered by the hotel? Having considered the various questions, the customer might have and to give a better service to the customer, desk bell as a guide to the hotel is the new innovation. Read more.


Sin City Gets a Tech Upgrade

Las Vegas has been a good platform for extensive testing of various new forms of technology cause of the huge volume of guest passing through the city. This includes Artificial Intelligence that helps provide an end to end service for customers. Read more.


Airbnb introduces Airbnb Plus, a new hotel like service

To set a mark on the 10th anniversary, Airbnb is launching its newest service called the “Airbnb Plus” on its own platform. The service is set to be live with more than 2,000 listings across 13 cities. Read more.



Kerala Tourism successfully concludes b2b meets in the US

Kerala Tourism has taken a huge step to attract American Tourists by providing destination awareness programs and B2B meetings with a successful number of buyers. Read more.


10 Hotel Trends That Will Shape Guest Experience in 2017

Check out how the innovations as trend marks can shape guest experience to the next level. We all know that the hotel industry is everchanging hence there is always room for new trends that set a benchmark. Read More.