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Hyatt partners with Sabre for central reservations tech
By Linda Fox | July 20, 2023
Sabre's SynXis central reservation system is to become the main reservation system for Hyatt properties from the beginning of next year. Read More
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Study reveals low take-up of AI among European hotels
By Linda Fox | July 5, 2023
The European Accommodation Barometer reveals that 23% plan to use the tools in the next six months, but two-thirds have no plans to use AI in their businesses. Read More
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Accor updates on digital and distribution strategy
By Linda Fox | June 30, 2023
Accor chief digital officer Alix Boulnois detailed some of the company’s strategies going forward during a Capital Market Day in late June. Read More
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Accor unveils subscription cards for frequent travelers
By Linda Fox | March 15, 2023
The France-based hotel giant has unveiled All Plus ibis and All Plus Voyageur, to replace its ibis Business and Business Plus frequent traveler subscription services. Read More
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WTTC introduces sustainability guidelines for hotels
By Johanna Jainchill - Travel Weekly | March 9, 2023
Called Hotel Sustainability Basics, WTTC said it is an industry-backed initiative to enable accommodation providers worldwide, regardless of their size, “to begin their sustainability journey.”   Read More
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Cost and implementation woes hamper hotel tech adoption
By Linda Fox | February 22, 2023
H2c finds that few hotel chains are considering a core technology revamp in its latest distribution study. Read More
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Accor unveils new platform for mixed-use property development
By Linda Fox | January 18, 2023
Accor plans to develop and operate branded residences via the new platform, combined with other products and services such as co-working, private clubs and extended stay hotels. Read More
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Travelers’ demand for experiences requires industry rethink
By Kathryn Walson | December 1, 2022
Industry experts are convening this week at the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Global Summit 2022 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Read More
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D-Edge develops digital marketing offering through acquisition of Equaero
By Linda Fox | November 9, 2022
Paris-based Equaero brings digital advertising expertise including display, search and social ads, helping D-Edge to build out its digital marketing offering. Read More
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Accor details restructure of its 43 hotel brands into two business units
By Linda Fox | July 29, 2022
Accor's reorganization, dubbed “turbo,” will create two units within the hotel group. Read More
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Phocuswright Europe 2022: Hot topics for hospitality
By PhocusWire | May 20, 2022
Executives from three of Europe's top hotel groups gather on Center Stage at Phocuswright Europe to discuss the industry's challenges, opportunities and outlook. Read More
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Tech is powering the new look of hotel loyalty programs
By Jill Menze | April 15, 2022
Hotels including IHG, Accor and CitizenM are updating their loyalty programs to provide members with personalization, experiences and guarantees. Read More
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Groups360 attracts $35M, plots group travel platform expansion
By Linda Fox | April 7, 2022
The investment was led by Zigg Capital and included Blackstone Innovations Investments and Fir Tree Partners. Read More
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Accor confirms switch to D-Edge for central reservations tech
By Linda Fox | March 29, 2022
D-Edge was formed by Accor in 2019 by merging Fastbooking and Availpro. Read More
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VIDEO: Bringing the digital touch to hotels for a more efficient future
By PhocusWire | March 14, 2022
We talk to consultant and tech strategist Max Starkov about the need for hotels to automate now, during our recent PhocusWire Pulse: A New Traveler Experience event. Read More