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Etihad to offer onboard wireless


Abu Dhabi flag carrier Etihad Airways plans to offer onboard wireless internet on selected routes to Europe by the end of the year, the airline’s CEO James Hogan said Wednesday. The state-backed airline said two planes would offer onboard internet … Continue reading

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Hotel websites generated 68% of the room nights booked via electronic channels in 2010; up from 62% in 2009, according to Middle East and Africa data from Micros-Fidelio partners. By Louise Oakley Rotana corporate vice president front office, Dominic Carr. … Continue reading

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Hotels not on Facebook risk “losing credibility”


Hotel GMs were warned that they should employ a social media strategy or risk “losing credibility” at yesterday’s Great GM Debate in Dubai. Martin Kubler, founder of Iconsulthotels who led a workshop for GMs entitled Making Social Media Work for You, … Continue reading

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UNWTO conference forges closer relationship between tourism and the media


Madrid 13 Sep 11 Focusing on the people behind the tourism numbers and maintaining an honest and open relationship with the media: these are among the main recommendations to emerge from discussions between media representatives and tourism officials attending the … Continue reading

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Korean Air has taken delivery of its fourth Airbus A380


Korean Air has taken delivery of its fourth Airbus A380. The aircraft left Toulouse, France on 7 September (local time) and arrived at Incheon International Airport on Thursday. The new aircraft will then go through the required flight tests and will … Continue reading

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Online Toolkit Helps Hotels Reduce Energy Footprint and Costs


Following three years of testing and extensive research, the UNWTO and its partners have launched an online tool to help hotels evaluate their energy consumption and assist in improving their energy management and cutting costs. The Hotel Energy Solutions (HES) … Continue reading

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Saving the planet… in five-star style


Thomas Klein International principal and managing director, Daniel G. During, asks whether the UAE is ready to jump on the luxury ecotourism bandwagon? The term ‘ecotourism’ first entered industry vernacular in the late 1970s but over the course of the … Continue reading

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PCI Compliance: What Every Hotelier Should Know and Do


Article by:Geoff Griswold Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance has become a very important consideration for hotels. Some hotels are not in compliance and don’t even know it. There are significant penalties associated with non compliance including … Continue reading

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SmartCellarSM Technology Newly Adopted by 27 Restaurants Worldwide


Source and Article by: (http://www.hospitalityupgrade.com) August 26, 2011 – Incentient, LLC announced the recent installation of SmartCellarSM, a revolutionary new technology that allows fine diners to make wine and other selections from an Apple® iPad®, in 27 fine dining establishments … Continue reading

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