Swiss International enters the Kingdom of Bahrain with the signing of the Swiss International Palace Hotel

The well-known Palace hotel, located in the Gudaibiya area of Manama will be rebranded to receive its guests as the Swiss International Palace hotel, effective July 1, 2016. The Palace hotel (formerly known as the Ramada Palace hotel) concluded a franchise agreement with Swiss International, with effect from July 1, 2016. The signing took place […]

Dubai Tourism – Statistics And Trends [Infographic]

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From Berlin to Barcelona; will Airbnb ruin our most loved cities?

To use the industry jargon, it is the ultimate “disruptor”. Airbnb, the website that allows homeowners around the world to rent out their spare rooms, has had a seismic impact on the travel market. Hotel chains are reportedly feeling the squeeze as the US upstart – which has attracted $2bn in funding in less than […]

Airbnb sues San Francisco over new rental legislation

The short-term rental company filed suit today over a new law that requires Airbnb to verify that its hosts have registered with the city before showing ads for their homes online. The suit aims to block the law from going into effect as scheduled on August 1. San Francisco legislators passed the law earlier this […]

What’s the difference between the Hospitality Industry and the Service Industry?

WOW! What IS the difference between the hospitality industry and the service industry? Do you know? Can you tell me? I can’t believe I haven’t done this before. I guess I’ve assumed that anyone who is reading my posts would already have an idea of what the Hospitality and Service industries are, what they entail, […]

Marriott’s Alison Ainsworth Talks Spa

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    Swiss International enters the Kingdom of Bahrain with the signing of the Swiss International Palace Hotel

    The well-known Palace hotel, located in the Gudaibiya area of Manama will be rebranded to receive its guests as the Swiss International Palace hotel, effective July 1, 2016. The Palace hotel (formerly known as the Ramada Palace hotel) concluded a franchise agreement with Swiss International, with effect from July 1, 2016. The signing took place […]

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