Marriott International Introduces Two New Brands to the Brazilian Hotel Market

The company will open a new 165-room Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, and a 160-room Fairfield Inn by Marriott and 158-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel, both in Curitiba, Parana.Marriott International announced plans to introduce two of its mid-market hotel brands, the Fairfield Inn and Courtyard by Marriott brands in Brazil. The company will open a new 165-room Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, and…
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World's best luxury hotels are announced by the Eye Awards

USA - The Eye Awards announced its list of award winners for the best luxury hotels in the world for the company's inaugural year. The lists includes luxury hotel properties the world over in categories including Best Beach Resort, Best Spa Resort, and Best Business Hotel. Worldwide, only thirty luxury hotels were chosen to win these impressive awards based on their operations during the 2011 calendar year. The winning hotel properties were presented with a…
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TripAdvisor and Kiva launch partnership

LONDON — TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, and Kiva, the world's first microlending platform, have launched a unique new partnership connecting travellers from the TripAdvisor community with Kiva borrowers in countries the travellers have visited.Kiva is a nonprofit organization working to alleviate poverty around the world by connecting people through microlending.Thousands of borrowers in 66 countries are listed on Kiva, such as a farmer in Peru, a fisherman in Indonesia, or a seamstress in…
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Hilton Worldwide is Set to Further Strengthen Its Presence in Egypt

The new 158-room Hilton Alexandria Corniche will be Hilton Worldwide's 19th property in Egypt and it's second in Alexandria.Hilton Worldwide is set to further strengthen its presence in Egypt following the signing of a management agreement with Delta for Tourism & Hotels Company to introduce a new Hilton Hotels & Resorts property to the city of Alexandria. The new 158-room Hilton Alexandria Corniche, a conversion property, is expected to open as a Hilton branded hotel…
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World’s best destinations to wake up in this Christmas

Christmas is typically the most stressful time of the year. The expense of buying gifts, the last-minute shopping scramble, and the heightened expectations of family togetherness can all combine to undermine our best intentions. There is however one guaranteed way to combat “Christmas stress”: travel. With the festive season fast approaching, World Travel Awards (WTA), “the Oscars of the travel industry”, polled its database of travel professionals worldwide to list ten favourite ways to experience…
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We’ve launched! Come and take a look at InterHDb

Hello and welcome on InterHDb.com! From now on, this is the meeting place for all those who adore traveling.Besides fun and relaxation, vacations are one of the best ways to open our minds and to discover our beautiful world.For sure it would become very boring to leave in a world where all people are the same, have the same beliefs and traditions. When traveling, we begin to appreciate cultural differences, which are like gates leading…
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87 percent of travelers under the age of 34 use Facebook to choose their destination

NEW YORK - The global Text100 Digital Index: Travel & Tourism study, commissioned by Text100 Global Communications, examines the increasing importance of social media and mobile technology, globally and regionally, during the four major stages of a consumer's travel decision-cycle: inspiration, decision, purchase and experience. According to the study results, social media plays the largest role in the first and last phases, inspiration and experience. This correlates to the finding that 63 percent of survey…
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It’s confirmed! Tripadvisor Directly Affects Rates, Occupancy & RevPar

Professor Kris Anderson from Cornell University in his recent white paper 'The Impact of Social Media on Lodging Performance' demonstrated that online guest satisfaction has a direct impact not only on occupancy but also on RevPar and rates.The study is performed by The Center of Hospitality Research in partnership with ReviewPro, STR Global, and Travelocity; it is based on an analysis of more than 31,000 monthly observations over 2,5 years on midscale, upscale, and luxury…
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Top Five Movie Inspired Holiday Destinations

With the winter season upon us our thoughts are turning to warmer lands. Many of us will be planning to jet off soon, for festive celebrations or to pay a visit to loved ones abroad. But with so many holiday options it can be difficult to decide on the perfect destination.As Hollywood movies have always been a continuing source of inspiration to many of us, it seems only fitting that we take a look at…
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Abu Dhabi to host UK's ITT Conference next year

ABU DHABI - Abu Dhabi will host the 2013 Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) annual conference in June 2013 which will see around 450 of Britain's top industry experts arrive in the UAE capital.Abu Dhabi was selected to host the conference - the blue ribbon event of the UK travel industry, which will run at the five-star, beachfront Fairmont Bab-Al-Bahr hotel following a successful joint bid by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA…
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