Issue 2553 - 16 October, 2020

    Expedia insights

    Travellers who use an OTA spend more per trip, and stay longer. New research for Expedia reveals travellers are 57% more likely to use an OTA today, than before the pandemic. The research, undertaken by BVA BDRC at four points through 2020, also reveals how travel trends have changed. It says domestic tourists benefit their [...]

    Rosewood signs Amsterdam

    Rosewood Hotels has signed to manage its first hotel in the Netherlands. Rosewood Amsterdam will open in 2023 in the city’s historic former Palace of Justice building. The 134 room property will operate under a management contract with CTF Amsterdam. Rosewood has other European pipeline sites in Edinburgh, London, Madrid, Munich, Porto Cervo, Vienna and [...]

    Ascott picks up China pace

    The Ascott, Capitaland’s serviced apartment division, has signed 2,100 rooms in China in the last quarter. The 12 new properties take it to 26 added so far this year in the country, a 60% year on year growth. Revenues in China have recovered strongly and in September were close to 95% of 2019 levels. Occupancy [...]

    44 for SLH

    Small Luxury Hotels of the World has signed 44 new hotels to its group, so far this year. The hotels are in 23 locations, including additions in Ecuador, Thailand, Lapland and South Africa. The group says the strength of growth is testament to the value it can add, while still allowing hotels to have a [...]