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Generation Start-up: Hotel Data Cloud's new mission aims to help hotels win back customers

July 2, 2020

Generation Start-up: Hotel Data Cloud's new mission aims to help hotels win back customers

As the coronavirus outbreak led to travel restrictions around the world in March, Hotel Data Cloud co-founders Gregor Amon and Kevin Czok feared their business-to-business platform would also face a drop in demand.

Through its subscription model, the Dubai start-up collects hundreds of attributes directly from hotels in its centralised"... Continue Reading

Smiths Detection wins Kuwait airport supply order

July 2, 2020

Smiths Detection wins Kuwait airport supply order

Smiths Detection, a leading threat-detection and security-technology company, has secured a major order to supply hold-baggage screening equipment for Kuwait’s new International Airport Terminal 2, which is currently under construction.

The project"... Continue Reading

As Gripping as a Movie! Announcing Beppu, The Onsen Journey, a Video for the Whole World That Depicts the Birth of the Beppu Hot Springs in a Miraculous Location over 2.6 Million Years

June 26, 2020

As Gripping as a Movie! Announcing Beppu, The Onsen Journey, a Video for the Whole World That Depicts the Birth of the Beppu Hot Springs in a Miraculous Location over 2.6 Million Years

Release date: June 25, 2020 | Online at https://youtu.be/VzbwKqLSvVw Beppu City’s tourism economy was hit with an unprecedented shock as COVID-19 began to spread in April of this year. Never in our history have we seen visitors drop to nearly zero, especially during the weeklong holidays in May. We struggled through those months, and have entered a new phase where we believe we can begin to hope that the COVID-19 curve has flattened. Beppu City has begun to look toward a recovery in tourism demand once the fear of COVID-19 has been eliminated. To that end, we are releasing a public relations video, Beppu, The Onsen Journey, on June 25, to be shared not only throughout Japan but across the globe as well. Directed by Yuki Yusa, professor emeritus and geo-physicist at Kyoto University, the video looks back at 2.6 million years of history, weaving together...... Continue Reading

AHIC 2020 postponed to September

March 10, 2020

AHIC 2020 postponed to September

The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2020 has been pushed to September amid growing concerns over the spread of coronavirus.

A statement released by Bench Events, organisers of AHIC, said: 'We have been closely monitoring the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and assessing whether the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2020 should take place.'

'Until"... Continue Reading

ACI Reveals World’s Best Airports for Customer Experience

March 9, 2020

ACI Reveals World’s Best Airports for Customer Experience

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today revealed the winners of its world-renowned Airport Service Quality Awards.

The awards recognize those airports around the world that deliver the best customer experience in the opinion of their own passengers.

This"... Continue Reading

White House plans tax relief for airlines, travel firms

March 8, 2020

White House plans tax relief for airlines, travel firms

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is weighing tax relief for airline, cruise and travel industries to help such companies cope with a growing coronavirus outbreak that has dried up bookings, a source familiar with the plan said on Friday.
The move, which could include tax deferrals, is one of several targeted steps that the administration is considering to try to limit the economic damage from the"... Continue Reading

Travel, tourism to and from Kuwait drops by 80%

March 4, 2020

Travel, tourism to and from Kuwait drops by 80%

KUWAIT CITY, Mar 04: Travel and tourism agencies described the impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation sector as catastrophic. They said that the sector is experiencing one of its worst crises since September 2001 and during the war to topple Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003, the flight traffic to and from Kuwait crashed by 80%.

Since"... Continue Reading

Coronavirus fears slow down several businesses in Kuwait

March 2, 2020

Coronavirus fears slow down several businesses in Kuwait

KUWAIT: The hospitality industry and other business sectors recorded a drastic fall in sales due to the recent coronavirus outbreak all over the world. In Kuwait, several activities planned for the National and Liberation Days were scrapped, hotel bookings were canceled and reservations for parties and speaking engagements were put on hold. This was also the case with restaurant reservations and many other"... Continue Reading

Kuwait bans visas as another coronavirus case confirmed

March 2, 2020

Kuwait bans visas as another coronavirus case confirmed

KUWAIT: Although only four new coronavirus cases have been discovered over the past three days, Kuwait yesterday stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the deadly diseases, including a total ban on all types of visas for visitors. The National Assembly cancelled a scheduled emergency meeting yesterday in a bid to contain “sectarian exchanges” on social media, and Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem"... Continue Reading

Hyatt expands presence in Turkey

February 27, 2020

Hyatt expands presence in Turkey

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a franchise agreement with Orjin Konaklama Yönetim Hizmetleri A.Ş. for the first Hyatt branded hotel in Izmir, Turkey.

Expected to open in 2021, the 161-room hotel marks the seventh Hyatt branded property in Turkey and the brand’s entry into Izmir, the country’s third-largest and one of the oldest cities in the Mediterranean.
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