Jul 31

Monthly Travel & Hospitality Roundup: July 2019

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We are back with our Monthly Travel and Hospitality Roundup, where we bring you the most interesting and relevant news from the hospitality and travel industry to keep you updated.
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Why eCommerce should inspire your hospitality customer experience

In hospitality, the guest experience is everything. Beyond your prices, room quality, and food, it is what ensures guests return to your hotel time and again. And while e-commerce…Continue Reading

New App Aims to Help the Visually Impaired at Airports

Navigating airports can be a significant challenge for visually impaired individuals. To help remedy that reality, a Carnegie Mellon University professor who has been blind since she was 14 has launched a navigation app that provides …Continue Reading


Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Continues Robust Growth in Asia Pacific Region

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 hotels globally, has continued to expand its hotel network across the Asia Pacific Region with a series of important openings, brand launches …Continue Reading

Trump Hotels’ Indonesian Partner Invests in Budget Hotel Startup RedDoorz

Next, to Oyo, RedDoorz looks pretty docile. But its latest funding raise of $45 million shows it’s standing up to the 800-pound gorilla of the budget accommodation market that’s pounding its chest throughout its Southeast Asian turf with deeper …Continue Reading

25-Year-Old Founder Spends $2 Billion to Triple Stake in Oyo

Oyo Hotels and Homes founder Ritesh Agarwal will invest $2 billion to triple his stake in the SoftBank-backed Indian lodgings startup he established in his teens. Agarwal will buy shares from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and …Continue Reading

MakeMyTrip narrows operating losses after growth across air, hotels and bus divisions

MakeMyTrip has narrowed its adjusted operating loss for the first quarter of 2020 by USD 3.6 million to USD 29.2 million. The Gurugram, India-based company reported gross bookings up 24% to USD 1.7 billion for the quarter ended …Continue Reading


Holiday Inn will stop providing mini plastic toiletries to help save the oceans

Grab the last of those mini hotel shampoos while you still can — Holiday Inn is ditching its tiny toiletries in more than 5,600 hotels. The hotel chain announced Tuesday that it’s working to reduce its plastic waste.
Holiday Inn and InterContinental Hotels said …Continue Reading

Bee + Hive launches sustainable tourism booking platform

Bee + Hive, a not-for-profit association that unites hotels and partners committed to sustainable tourism experiences, launched a booking platform that features a search focused on sustainable experiences.
The service will give travellers the ability to plan a vacation based on sustainable experiences and the chance …Continue Reading