900 million international tourists in the first eight months of 2017

900 million international tourists in the first eight months of 2017

Demand for international tourism remained strong during the summer peak season. International tourist arrivals in July and August totaled over 300 million for the first time ever according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Many destinations reported double-digit growth, in particular in the Mediterranean.  Between January and August 2017, destinations...

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Marriott International launches the IoT hotel room of the future

Marriott International launches the IoT hotel room of the future

Marriott International has teamed with two leading companies – Samsung and Legrand to launch the hospitality industry’s Internet of Things (IoT) hotel room to inspire the ultimate hotel experience of the future.   The IoT Guestroom Lab, powered by Marriott’s Innovation Lab at the company’s corporate headquarters, explores concepts that...

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USD 300 million worth Prince Alwaleed’s Beirut properties might be up for sale

USD 300 million worth Prince Alwaleed’s Beirut properties might be up for sale

It was reported that Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal will be selling its two five-star properties in Beirut: Four Seasons Hotel Beirut and the Mövenpick Hotel Beirut. The Daily Star had reported that a source familiar with the case said that a Lebanese commercial bank...

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