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Monthly Round Up - May 2018

Monthly Travel & Hospitality Roundup: MAY 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 hails sustainable travel; to further strengthen its environmental responsibility

Hilton announced the elimination of plastic straws and a transition away from plastic bottles by the end of 2018, in all Asia-Pacific managed hotels. The company is also set to double its investment with local and minority-owned suppliers, programs to help youth and women around the world. Learn More.

Marriott International unveils unified loyalty programme with one set of benefits

Marriott International will soon introduce a unified set of benefits across Marriott Rewards which will create a rich hospitality loyalty program that would help members earn more points faster than under the prior programs. Learn More.


Travel Tech

The Hotel Technology Ecosystem – What Does the Future Hold?

The hospitality industry is moving on from the fundamentals techniques of hotel technology, with the revolution of digitization and set a travel process from pre-stay to post stay. Learn More.

High tech hotels are using robots around the nation to make customer service easier

Several hotels are making use of Artificial Intelligence in the form of robots to make life easier for the employees as well as the guests of the hotel. Learn More.


The Google Assistant will soon be able to call restaurants and make a reservation for you

Google’s WOW feature called the “Duplex”, soon to release which can make appointments to a hair salon or can even reserve a table at a restaurant that does not take online bookings. Learn More.


Why Are Hoteliers Taking Their Properties to the Cloud?

Hoteliers have started investing in cloud-based property management systems. Some of which are already functional say that they are more efficient and more economical than the older technology, simple and flexible than pen and paper. Learn More.


Data Protection

GDPR: Why Hoteliers Should Take the new EU Regulations Very Seriously

Hotel industry holds a lot of guest data that spreads over different operational systems. This data could be sensitive when it comes to EU rules on data protection and the risks are highly damageable. Learn More.


Data breach: Hospitality sector yet to comply with GDPR

Check out how GDPR has affected the hospitality sector and what are the regulations that need to be take regarding the privacy policy. Learn More.



Why India’s MakeMyTrip Made Peace With Rapidly Growing Oyo

MakeMyTrip which is India’s largest online travel agency as now made added back properties from lodging booking company Oyo to both websites as well as the apps. Learn More.


TripAdvisor CEO Doubles Estimate of Attractions Business to $2 Billion

TripAdvisor’s tours and activities which recently rebranded to TripAdvisor Experiences is said to bring out businesses worth up to $2 billion dollars. Learn More.


Ctrip signs MoU with AccorHotels with focus on Chinese travellers

Ctrip one of the leading providers of accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, other travel related services in China has now announced a partnership with the leading hotel brand AccorHotels to mainly focus on Chinese travellers. Learn More.