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. 4.7 million Brits expected to travel over holidays
Travel trade association ABTA has estimated that over 4.7 million UK passengers will travel abroad over the Christmas and New Year period. The busiest day of travel is expected to be December 21, while the quietest is predictably December 25.
2. Singapore’s hotels see highest occupancy rates in a decade
Singapore’s hotel industry has seen a boost in visitor arrivals after the destination featured in the film ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ earlier this year. According to real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, average occupancy rates reached 87% this year, the highest recorded in a decade.
3. Chinese visitors to GCC expected to increase 81%
According to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2019, the number of Chinese tourists travelling to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries is expected to increase 81% from 1.6 million in 2018 to 2.9 million in 2022.
4. Four Seasons expands chat service
Four Seasons has expanded its multi-channel Chat service with the addition of WhatsApp. Since launching in 2017, the brand’s chat service (which is 100% powered by humans) has exchanged over 3.5 million messages.
5. SLH introduces five new hotels
Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is set to welcome five new additions to its portfolio of luxury boutique hotels. The properties are opening in Priorat, Marseille, Paris, New York, and London.
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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