Airbnb atypical destination's rapid growth

Hoteliers in atypical destinations cash in with Airbnb

At the PATA Annual Summit in the Philippines, Airbnb announced new data that highlights how the Airbnb community is growing tourism in off-the-beaten-track destinations across Asia Pacific, and helping to disperse the benefits of tourism beyond big cities and major tourism hotspots.

Sensimar hotel, Egypt

TUI Group to expand their hotel portfolio

TUI Group is further expanding its position as one of the world’s leading leisure hotelier, strengthening the Group’s high-margin hotel segment. In the next few weeks, the Group is set to open more than 20 new hotels across eleven countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

The road to Tokyo 2020 and beyond: WiT Japan & North Asia returns to ask the tough questions

Japan’s inbound continues to surge, reaching over 30m visitors in 2018, inching ever closer to its goal of 40m by 2020 and 60m in another decade. How are brands in travel and beyond bracing themselves for the influx? How will Japan maintain its prominence and allure as a top destination amid rising competition? Will Japanese travel brands maintain dominance on their home turf as foreign brands enter and expand, or are collaboration and consolidation key to a shared victory? How can Japan spread tourism beyond its main cities? How will smaller players survive in an age of consolidation and scale?