Praslin has for many years been the center of the island’s tourism industry. The new bank of prime hotels constructed on Mahe in recent years had shifted the focus back to the main island. Now, additional rooms on Cote d’Or Beach and other proposed tourism developments on Praslin have prompted the tourism industry’s association to [...]
Many travellers find the sheer volume of online booking tools to be overwhelming. So this is the fourth in a month-long series that highlights a handful of websites that will change the travel game in 2013. Previous posts were on GetGoing, Flightfox and Superfly.
Reserving the right hotel room is a tricky thing. According to [...]
Hong Kong tourism becomes a testing ground for a new industry evaluation structure. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University launched the PolyU Tourist Satisfaction Index to assess the satisfaction level of inbound tourists to Hong Kong. The school hopes to expand their scope globally in the future.
Based on interviews with 3,000 respondents from a wide range [...]
I’m a bit of a latecomer I admit, but I’ve recently become a Twitter fanatic and can’t get enough of the tool; I was thinking though – would Twitter influence my decision to purchase a holiday? Would Facebook carry more weight? What about other social channels?.
Travel Reviews on Social Media sites have been proven to create [...]
Hilton Worldwide announced the creation of up to 300 work placement opportunities a year at its hotels across the UK, for school pupils to gain valuable skills and experience in the world of work. The news comes during the company’s biggest ever Europe wide careers campaign, Careers@HiltonLive, which will see almost 200 Hilton Worldwide hotels [...]
Imagine this: next time you book a plane ticket, you might have to pay according to how much you weigh. That’s if a controversial proposal circulating the airline community ever becomes mainstream practice.
Earlier this month Samoa Air made headlines for becoming the first carrier to charge passengers according to their weight. The small South Pacific [...]
Yet we keep traveling. Not simply because we like to travel or because we must travel, but because we accept that the world is an imperfect place and the travel industry an imperfect business that likes, when possible, to get by on the bare minimum. Nevertheless, there are some fixes that could be implemented quickly and cheaply [...]
The Millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 1995, seek more workplace flexibility, better balance between their work and home life, and opportunity for overseas assignments as keys to greater job satisfaction.
These are the results of the largest, most comprehensive study conducted into the attitudes and behaviors of Gen Y – a two-year undertaking initiated by [...]
Are you participating and/or encouraging conversation on your hotel’s social media channels? Is your social media presence consistent? Do you know the right social networks to target for your audience and social search? If you’re unsure, it’s time to call CoMMingle. An outsourced social media marketing agency from Lodging Interactive, CoMMingle develops customized solutions for [...]
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa today announced the appointment of Demetrio Maduro as general manager. Maduro strengthens the resort team with nearly 30 years of hospitality management experience. He spent part of the early stages of his career from 1993 to1999 at CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta as the director of groups and conventions [...]