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1. Wellness tourism to reach US$919bn by 2022, says study
The Global Wellness Institute report has revealed that wellness tourism is growing more than twice as fast as the tourism industry overall. Growing from a US$563bn market in 2015 to US$639bn in 2017, the industry is forecast to grow even more rapidly through 2022 to reach US$919bn.
2. Alibaba launches unmanned hotel in China
Alibaba has launched an unmanned hotel in Hangzhou, China. Known as FlyZoo, the hotel’s operation relies on smart interactive technologies including facial recognition. Upon arrival, guests will be served by a robot that can also complete room services such as meal delivery.
3. Booking Holdings sold more than 200m room nights in Q3
Booking Holdings has reported a new milestone of more than 200m room nights booked in a quarter. “Booking Holdings delivered solid growth and operating results during our seasonally busy third quarter,” said Glenn Fogel, Chief Executive Officer of Booking Holdings. “Globally, our accommodation business reported a new milestone of more than 200m room nights booked in a single quarter, which is up 13% over the same period last year”.
4. Amsterdam the most attractive European city for hotel investment
Deloitte’s 2018 European Hotel Investment Survey has revealed that investors have named Amsterdam as the most attractive European city for hotel investment for the third year running. More than a third of respondents (34%) ranked the Dutch capital top spot, with London following in second place (24%).
5. China will be the world’s most visited country by 2030, says report
New research predicts that China will overtake France as the world’s number one tourist destination by 2030. The new report from Euromonitor International also forecasts that China will also have the largest number of outbound travellers, with 260 million outbound tourists trips by 2030.
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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