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Five tips to boost your corporate and group bookings

Hotel management is indeed a tricky job and requires hoteliers to don multiple hats to take various decisions. Every guest is unique and has set expectations to be fulfilled. While the leisure travellers often tend to grab the most attention and enjoy a larger share of the pie, corporate and group bookings are sometimes an overlooked factor. Travel agents responsible for organising group bookings or firms that send a steady flow of business travellers take time to evaluate their needs. Unlike the leisure traveler, agents or representatives coordinate with various hotels to crack the best deals for their clients. Guest

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Which cities are the rising giants of the hotel industry?

When it comes to competition among the world’s top hotel markets, it’s going to take a lot to rival London and Paris. These two long-term favorites attract 30 percent of all hotel investment. Yet that’s not to say that fast growing cities in Asia and the Middle East aren’t rapidly gaining ground. The likes of Dubai, Beijing, Bangkok, Shanghai and Guangzhou are the world’s most dynamic emerging markets with huge potential for future growth. “Shanghai and Beijing already rank among the top largest hotel markets and investment destinations,” says Jeremy Kelly, Director, Global Research at JLL. “Bangkok and Dubai are

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How hotels are turning day-trippers into overnighters

Image credit: Shutterstock Many travelers in the U.S. never set foot in a hotel during a business or leisure trip – even when it’s several hours away from home. It’s not just because of growing competition from home sharing platforms like Airbnb and VBRO. Whether they’re driving or even flying to a nearby locale for a cultural event or for a business meeting, people often prefer to head in and out of their destination in one day rather than stay overnight. It’s a familiar phenomenon to tourism professionals. In recent years, there were 12 million day trips to Denver, Colorado;

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Why affordable luxury hotels brands are heading to Asia

Image credit: Shutterstock Yotel and CitizenM might be better known in Europe and the United States but it won’t be long before they become familiar brands in Asia. These affordable luxury hotel brands are making headway in the region as they embark on a spate of new launches across many of its most popular destinations. CitizenM, which blazed a trail in European cities for its trendy vibe at pocket-friendly room rates has welcomed its first guests in Taipei this month and is already expanding its footprint with outposts in Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai next year. Meanwhile Yotel, which defines modern

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