SHR enhances booking experience for hoteliers and guests

SHR enhances booking experience for hoteliers and guests
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Central reservations system provider Sceptre Hospitality Resources (SHR) has partnered global property management system (PMS) provider, protel hotelsoftware, on a new predictive analytics data interface designed to enhance booking experience for hoteliers and their guests.... READ MORE


Club Med’s Chinese adventure takes shape
Club Med’s Chinese adventure takes shape

STANDFIRST: For a company long associated with France, flying trapezes and family adventure, little has changed since January 2015 when Fosun Group, China's largest private conglomerate, took control of Club Med. Except, perhaps, the perception that Club Med was yesterday’s holiday entertainment.... READ MORE

5 Reasons Why Cruises Are Great For Families
5 Reasons Why Cruises Are Great For Families

Have you ever wondered why so many families return home raving about booking their next cruise adventure? Choosing a holiday especially for multi-generational travel can be tough, but cruises are increasingly bridging these differences, thanks to these floating destinations that are decked out with more facilities and fun-packed itineraries than ever before.... READ MORE

SureStay, sure thing for Best Western
SureStay, sure thing for Best Western

Just six years ago, Best Western Hotels & Resorts - Best Western International at the time - used a single brand for its entire portfolio. It since has adopted tiers for Best Western brands and launched four new brands. Now, the company is planning a rapid expansion of its new white label franchise model, SureStay Hotel Group.... READ MORE

Sojern: Family travel on the rise
Sojern: Family travel on the rise

Comparing Q4 to Q3 revealed: Every region saw an increase of three-plus travellers in the fourth quarter, with the exception of the Middle East and Africa, which held steady from previous quarter.... READ MORE

Insights from Sojern
Insights from Sojern

Sojern, the world’s leading performance marketing platform for travel brands, has analysed travel behaviour in order to understand travel intent for Q2 2016 and look forward into Q3 and beyond.... READ MORE

Asia Pacific bucks trends for Hawaii
Asia Pacific bucks trends for Hawaii

Following the Q1 2016 Global Travel Insights report that revealed Honolulu as the top five list of long-haul trips for Asia-Pacific travellers, Sojern looked deeper at Asia-Pacific’s interest in Hawaii as a vacation spot in order to understand the major travel trends for the tropical destination.... READ MORE

Meet the Backstreet boys
Meet the Backstreet boys

Backstreet Academy is a peer-to-peer online platform, through which tourists can sign up for experiences unique to that locale. The three founders – Jamon Mok, Akash Gurung and Anil Gurung - met while studying at Singapore Management University when they were working on poverty alleviation projects in Nepal.... READ MORE

Families that travel together, stay together
Families that travel together, stay together

The family that plays together stays together. I have certainly found this to be true. Every trip I have taken with my family has always resulted in us getting closer and knowing each other a little better. Yeoh Siew Hoon reports on the growing and important segment of family travel.... READ MORE

Family travel is a burgeoning market
Family travel is a burgeoning market

Travelling with kids can be a fun yet harrowing affair, there is the tendency to pack more than what is needed and I know of countless parents who have squeezed in a tin of milk powder into their luggage and hoped it'll get by customs. There is always the little one piping in the inevitable “Are we there yet and the older ones demanding that we stay in a hotel with wifi.... READ MORE