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Matthew Weihs, MD, Bench Events @ ITB Berlin 2012

Matthew Weihs, MD, Bench Events @ ITB Berlin 2012

7 March 2012 Videos

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.

InterContinental Hotels unveil reward card

InterContinental Hotels unveil reward card

7 March 2012 Hotel News

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 unveils futuristic seats

Qatar Airways unveils futuristic seats

7 March 2012 Airline News

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 in green focus

Mövenpick Hotels in green focus

7 March 2012 Hotel News

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.

Tourism expected to pass $2 trillion in GDP

Tourism expected to pass $2 trillion in GDP

7 March 2012 Tourism News

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.

Pegasus taps into mobile technologies

Pegasus taps into mobile technologies

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.

Travellers tap into Berlin.Mobi ahead of ITB Berlin

Travellers tap into Berlin.Mobi ahead of ITB Berlin

5 March 2012 Travel Technology News

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.