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by Nicola Donovan, Click. Travel Writer, Booking.com

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Here are four of today’s most interesting reads to keep you in-the-know

1. Europe remains top destination for Chinese travellers

According to data from the European Travel Commission, Chinese travellers continue to flock to Europe despite concerns about Brexit – with the region experiencing a 5.1% YOY increase in Chinese arrivals last year. The top three destinations were the UK (up 2.4%), Germany (up 2.6%) and France (up 7.7%).

Source: www.travelweekly.co.uk

2. IHG set to launch all-suite brand

InterContinental Hotels Group plans to launch a new brand in the all-suites segment of the upper-midscale market this year. The new brand is yet to be named, but is said to be principally new builds, with some conversions.

Source: www.hotelnewsnow.com

3. Spain hits record for hotel investment

Hotel investments in Spain reached record-breaking levels in 2018 with €4.86bn worth of hospitality deals, according to the latest analysis from Christie & Co. The report highlights investment firms as the largest source of capital, representing 53% of the total investment. Additionally, the report predicts Spain will continue to attract investment interest in a more competitive environment.

Source: www.hotelmanagement.net

4. Vietnam issues e-visa to nationals of 35 more countries

Vietnam has added 35 more countries, including emerging markets in Europe, to the list of those whose nationals can visit with e-visas. The move is aimed at attracting more tourists from Europe, who spend an average of US$1,316 per trip, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Source: www.e.vnexpress.net

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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.

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