Matthew Weihs, managing director of Bench Events talks to BTN about the forthcoming Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) set to take place in Nairobi on 25-25 September 2012 and growth opportunities in Africa.
Barclaycard and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) have launched the Priority Club Rewards Black Visa card, which offers loyalty club members more points on hotel stays and purchases which can be redeemed for free nights or a selection of other rewards.
Qatar Airways has unveiled spacious new, high-tech Business and Economy Class seats for its highly anticipated Boeing 787 aircraft that will be added to the fleet this summer. The seats were unveiled during the opening day at ITB Berlin.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ 21 hotels in Europe have achieved Green Globe certification, placing the Swiss hospitality company on target to become the most certified hotel company in the world to receive the Green Globe seal. The news was announced at ITB 2012.
Travel and tourism is set for a milestone year as the industry’s direct contribution to the global economy is expected to pass $2 trillion in GDP and 100 million jobs, according to the latest findings released by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) during ITB Berlin.
Anita Cremer, director of sales and marketing at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, talks to BTN about the newly signed partnership with Robert Rock, champion of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Phelisa Mangcu, acting chief executive of Johannesburg Tourism Company talks to BTN about Joburg’s new booking portal and its recently formed collaboration with Cape Town and Durban.
Peter Baumgartner, chief commercial Officer of Etihad Airways talks to BTN about a milestone year in which Etihad has moved into profit as it continues its growth plans with new strategic partnerships.
John Lynch, director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board talks to BTN about Jamaica’s increased bookings, its 50th anniversary celebrations and Prince Harry’s meeting with Usain Bolt.
Gerhard Mitrovits, general manager of Hotel Baltschug Kempinski in Moscow talks to BTN about landmark refurbishment taking place at the property including upgrades to the public areas, new restaurants and a spanking new mediterranean bar.
Pegasus Solutions is offering responsive web design for hotels, which allows hotels to deliver hotel content correctly formatted to any mobile device. The solution, OpenFlex, is available now through Pegasus’ Open Hospitality division, and is credited for helping one customer realise half a million US dollars through iPad bookings alone in January 2012. The product is being promoted today at ITB Berlin.
With a free city travel guide for buzzy Berlin, travel industry professionals attending ITB Berlin from March 7th–11th will be able to tap into the best of the Germany’s vibrant capital on their mobile devices or desktops via a simple, state of the art tool that is quick to download and easy to use.