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Spain ‘to suffer 500 hotel closures’ due to Thomas Cook failure – Travel Weekly
As many as 1.3 million holidaymakers will be unable to fly into Spanish destinations this autumn and winter due to the Thomas Cook collapse. This will result in at least 500 hotels being shut down, generating losses to the tourism sector running into hundreds of millions of euros, according to the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation.
October: A Month Dedicated to Cybersecurity – Hotel Online
Halloween isn’t the only spooky theme in October. The witches, goblins, and ghouls have to share this month with something just as scary… cybersecurity hackers. Recognized every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.
The Hotel Experience Gets High-Tech – Hotel Online
Hotels have long promised guests they won’t have to lift a finger. Now some are reaching to technology for those light-touch – and even no touch – experiences to keep guests coming back. All over the world hotels have been racing towards clever devices, robots and voice assistants. For example, the 290-room FlyZoo Hotel in Hangzhou, China, this year launched facial recognition entry to lifts and rooms.
Construction Begins on the World’s First Space Hotel, Scheduled to Open In 2025 – Hotel Technology News
Looking for a hotel that’s a bit off the beaten path, located in a beautiful yet remote setting? You may want to consider one that is scheduled to begin construction today. Just don’t forget to bring a spacesuit when you go, because the destination is interstellar.
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A luxury hotel is opening inside the Palace of Versailles, the lavish royal residence where Marie Antoinette once lived – Business Insider
French luxury hotel company Airelles has plans to open a luxury hotel in spring 2020 at the Château de Versailles, the sprawling royal residence on the outskirts of Paris that dates back to the 17th-century reign of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Versailles attracts millions of visitors each year who come to witness what is considered by many to be one of France’s crowning achievements of art, design, and architecture.
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Airbnb has slowly and steadily disrupted the hospitality market, to the point it has started to concern some major hotel companies. One area where traditional hotels have continued to dominate, however, is with business travellers. Airbnb is working to change that, and in order to do so, the company has now acquired Urbandoor, a platform that offers extended stays to corporate clients, which has given it a focus on business guests since it was founded back in 2015.