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1. Marriott’s Moxy Hotels partner with Bumble app
Networking app Bumble and Marriott International’s Moxy Hotels have teamed up to launch ‘BumbleSpot #attheMoxy’. BumbleSpots are inclusive environments where people can meet their Bumble connections. Moxy Hotels is Bumble’s first nationwide partner to be designated as a BumbleSpot.
2. 37% of India’s outbound market will travel to GCC by 2022
The number of Indian visitors travelling to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) over the coming five years will require an extra 10.8m hotel room nights, according to research published by Colliers International.
3. Top five travel and hospitality tech trends for 2019
DataArt, a global technology consultancy, has predicted the top five travel and hospitality tech trends that will dominate the industry during 2019, including augmented reality, self-service and open APIs.
4. Outbound tourism spending from the GCC is six times the global average
A new report from the World Tourism Organization and the European Travel Commission reveals that outbound tourism from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) surpassed US$60bn in 2017, with spending 6.5 times higher than the global average for that year.
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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