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Heritage hotels: building a future by preserving the past

Ancient cobblestones, smoothed and rounded with the passing of time, stretch up over the hill to a place far beyond where the eye can see.

Illasi Valleys created to promote hospitality in Verona

VERONA, ITALY - Illasi Valleys, the first association of companies in the Province of Verona focusing on territorial marketing, has been created.

Rwanda striving to make hospitality training a greater priority

(eTN) - The Tourism Chamber, part of the Private Sector Federation in Rwanda, has recently completed a field study aimed at establishing service levels and competence among staff encountered in off th

100 best blogs and businesses in hospitality

Making people feel welcome and comfortable is at the heart of the multi-billion-dollar hospitality industry.

David Ling appointed Arief Gunawan as Vice President of HVS Indonesia

Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago and is also one of the most biologically-diverse regions on the globe.

Seychelles featured by Global Destinations – guide to world of hospitality...

Seychelles has taken center stage in the magazine, Global Destinations, the respected magazine for the hospitality and tourism industry.

Corinthia founder speaks at NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference

NEW YORK, New York - Alfred Pisani, Founder and Group Chairman, Corinthia Hotels, spoke on a panel entitled “True Globalization of the Global Hospitality Industry” moderated by Peter Benudiz, Part

Future hospitality leaders present innovative strategies for Silk Road destinations

At the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)-UNWTO Silk Road Think Tank, 170 future hospitality leaders presented innovative strategies for how 10 UNWTO Member States can maximize their positioning as S

Global hospitality giant meets Seychelles Tourism Minister

Hilton Worldwide’s newly-appointed Vice President, Operations for Africa & Indian Ocean, Jan Van Der Putten took the opportunity during his recent first visit to Seychelles to meet with the Seychell

First annual Discovery Central Asia Travel Forum to be held in...

Over 1.5 million Central Asians went on tour in 2011, and the figure is expected to grow in 2012. Outbound tour agencies now offer travel all over the world.

Spirit of Corinthia shared at NYU hospitality forum

Corinthia Hotels’ Seama Nahar, Corporate Director of Human Resources, and Alexandra Pisani, HR Project Coordinator, spoke at a forum focusing on “Young HR Leaders' Insights to Hospitality Hiring,

Seychelles Tourism Academy further empowers its lecturers

The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) has started the New Year with a strong focus on the training program of its lecturers.

Seychelles tourism officials meet in lagoon

Officials of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) and the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) waded into the lagoon at Au Cap on the main island of Mahe last Friday and used the occasi

Hospitality and tourism trade in Seychelles plans for New Year

The umbrella group for the hospitality and tourism trade in the Seychelles has planned an important meeting for its members and invited guests, which will be held at the International Conference Centr

Dedicated hospitality web site launched by Hozpitality Group

TORONTO, Canada - Hozpitality group launched its dedicated hospitality web site www.hozpitality.ca for the North American market in Canada in June 2011.

Kikwete commissions new National College for Tourism

(eTN) - The tape was finally cut at the new National College for Tourism yesterday by none other than Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete, who officially declared the new facility open a day after c

National College of Tourism formally opened in Tanzania

(eTN) - The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism last week officially opened the country’s first National College for Tourism, a long-awaited institution to teach relevant hospitality and tour

Seychelles tourism leader says its time to realign vision

Louis D’Offay, the Chairman of the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association, led members of his association in a visioning exercise last weekend.

Tourism and transportation: planning for the future

One of the great debates in tourism is how do we differentiate between tourism and travel, and the tourist and the traveler.

NTA hires expert on faith tourism

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - NTA is taking steps to expand its members’ opportunities for business within the US$18 billion faith-based tourism and hospitality market, starting with hiring an industry expe

Seychelles private sector tourism convenes for annual meeting

The Seychelles private sector tourism is united and works under the association called the "Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association." Last week, the association met for its Annual General Meeting

MacLellan and Associates opens new operation at Caribbean Hotel and Tourism...

A new operation, headquartered in Miami and with representation throughout the Caribbean, is the first specialist company to concentrate on serving the finance and real estate brokerage requirements o

Rwanda Development Board urges hospitality training

(eTN) - Lack of customer care has been identified by the Rwanda Development Board–Tourism and Conservation as one of the constraining factors in making yet a better impression on visitors from abroa

Seychelles President meets hospitality and tourism representatives

VICTORIA, Mahe, Seychelles - President James A.

Seychelles tourism industry chairman reflects on state of affairs

SEYCHELLES - The editorial written by Mr.

Teaching hotel guests to donate – a trend or a lifestyle?

Going green, looking for organic stuff, providing more for kids, doing charity work, and choosing travel destinations to evoke certain emotions have been mentioned as current hospitality trends.

US hotel brands in the Caribbean – under represented or under...

A recent article by Parris Jordan and La Baik of HVS provided interesting data on the apparent low volume of US-branded hotels in the Caribbean, when compared to the hospitality scene in North America

New classification for defining boutique and lifestyle lodgings to be set...

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) ( www.blla.org ) a newly-formed association dedicated to uniting the world’s boutique and lifestyle properties and the supplie

Seychelles tourism industry review

Seychelles has finally turned a new page in its tourism industry.

Milan presents the first social hotel

(eTN) MILAN - The first of four Permanent Hospitality Spaces (PHS) designed by Alessandro Rosso and signed by the architect, Simone Micheli, was born from the desire to rehabilitate degraded or abando