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 tuck in to our daily must-reads.
1. 36% of travellers unhappy with booking payments, says survey
According to a recent survey of 7,400 consumers by YouGov and ACI Worldwide, 36% of British, American, Chinese, France and German travellers are unhappy about not being able to pay the way they would like when booking holidays online. Additionally, 66% said there are too many hidden fees when booking trips and tickets online.
2. Europe’s most expensive cities for hotel stays
Both with an average hotel price of €151 per night for a standard double room in 2018, Amsterdam and Zurich topped the list of most expensive cities for a hotel stay in Europe this year, according to the trivago Hotel Price Index. Istanbul and Warsaw were the cities with the lowest average hotel prices in Europe, with an average rate of €61 and €63 for a standard double hotel room.
3. Radisson and Panorama Group announce end of joint venture
Radisson Hotel Group and Panorama Group have recently confirmed plans to end their Indonesia joint venture partnership, PT Carlson Panorama Hospitality, with both brands pursuing independent growth instead. The strategic partnership was signed in 2013, however Radisson Hotel Group will now acquire its partner’s stake in the venture.
4. Jumeirah Group opens luxury “eco-conscious” resort
Jumeirah Group has recently announced the opening of Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, the group’s first luxury “eco-conscious” resort. The group has partnered with Dubai-based Trust Your Water, to reduce single-use plastics. Guests will be offered filtered still and sparkling water in their own reusable bottles, and plastic straws have been removed from the resort.
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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