Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has announced the launch of two new hotel and leisure destinations, opening late 2020 and early 2021.
Hotel news in Asia
In a historic first, G20 Tourism Ministers hosted more than 45 CEOs and Members of WTTC, who presented their plan to save the embattled Travel and Tourism sector and 100m jobs globally.
As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support global tourism.
The EBRD and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are joining forces to promote sustainable tourism, accelerate the transfer of climate finance and make green technologies more accessible for the tourism sector through the Bank online shopping-style platform Green Technology Selector.
Marriott International has announced it has signed an agreement with Japanese real estate developer, Sekisui House, to bring 11 new Fairfield by Marriott hotels to Japan.
The majority of Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) companies expect their employees to return to in-person events in 2021.
As restrictions on travel begin to ease globally, destinations around the world are focusing on growing domestic tourism, with many offering incentives to encourage people to explore their own countries.
Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced 13 new member hotels from May 1 through August 31, 2020. These recent additions mark 39 new member hotels to join the its global portfolio in the first 8 months of the year
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Evalona Limited for two new build hotels in Bangladesh. The 200-room Holiday Inn Resort Kuakata is due to open in early 2026 and the 150-rooms Crowne Plaza Kuakata will open its doors to guests in Q1 2028.
According to the latest published Construction Pipeline Trend Report for the Middle East, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state at the end of the second quarter of 2020, the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East decelerated once again to 591 projects/169,538 rooms.
China total hotel construction pipeline continues to trend upward to an all-time high of 3574 projects and 647704 rooms. Up 19% by projects and 9% by rooms year-over-year (YOY), this is the 12th consecutive quarter China pipeline has increased.
Thailand Minor Hotels has confirmed that its Avani Hotels & Resorts brand is on track to open more than ten new properties in the next few years, including debuting in four new countries.
CapitaLand wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited continues to see strong demand for its coliving brand lyf, which caters to a growing segment of millennials who seek flexibility, value and enriching community experiences. Ascott is adding over 1,000 units across six new lyf properties.
The enormous toll of COVID-19 on international tourism has now become clear, with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) data showing the cost up to May was already three times that of the 2009 Global Economic Crisis.
Marriott International, Inc has announced the opening of its 800th property in Asia Pacific, the JW Marriott Nara in Japan. The opening marks the entry of the JW Marriott brand into Japan.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, with 9,300 hotels across approximately 90 countries, unveiled plans to open its first hotels in Nepal and Bhutan, while also announcing the recent opening of the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dwarka—the first Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham hotel in India.
Hilton announced the signing of an exclusive management license agreement with Country Garden to introduce and develop the Home2 Suites brand in China.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, a hotel franchising company with approximately 9,300 hotels across 90 countries, has announced plans for further growth in China as travel in the country continues to show encouraging signs of recovery.