Each day, we curate a bite-sized round-up of the best industry news from across the world. We search the web for the latest hospitality updates and travel trends, so you don’t have to. Get comfortable with a coffee and start each morning with our daily must-reads
1. Jin Jiang completes acquisition of Radisson Hospitality
Jin Jiang Hotels, the fifth largest hotel group in the world, has acquired 50.21% of Radisson’s shares from Chinese Group HNA.
2. Over 70% of travellers in China and Turkey are already using voice search
The Travelport 2018 Global Digital Traveler Survey has highlighted the demand for digital tools in the travel industry. The survey found that in China and Turkey, over 70% of travellers are already using voice search, and almost half of all travellers surveyed have booked and paid for an entire, or part of, a trip through their smartphone.
3. Only 24% of Americans have a preferred hotel chain
Morning Consult have released new research about Americans’ travel preferences, finding that they are not very brand loyal with their hotels. 90% have heard of brands like Marriott and Hilton, but only 24% say they have a preferred chain.
4. Lisbon to welcome global leaders of travel and tourism
The World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2018 will be held at Lisbon’s Patio de Gale on 1st December 2018, hosting leading decision-makers and influencers of the travel industry.
5. Cancun tops list of tourism dependent cities
According to a new report from the World Tourism and Travel Council, Cancun is the city most dependent on tourism. The Mexican destination owes almost half of its GDP (49.6%) to the tourism industry.
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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