APOLLO AWARDS 2024: These Cyclades hotels were awarded

The ceremony of the APOLLO AWARDS 2024 for the hotels of the Cyclades took place in Santorini. The event, which was organized by the travel agency DER TOURISTIK NORDIC/APOLLO and DESTINATION TOURISTIC SERVICES (DTS HELLAS), Member of DERTOUR GROUP, was attended, among others, by DER Touristik Nordic/Apollo Commercial Director Nina Hornewall, Contracting/Operating Manager Eastern Europe, […]

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How hotel clicks and bookings were affected by a change made by Google

Google began developing changes to comply with the European Union’s DMA (Digital Markets Act) requirements, where the app negatively impacted hotel campaigns in Google Hotel Ads. Just over three months following implementation, click-through data has shown a 30% decrease in traffic volume in EU markets affected by DMA implementation compared with those markets where DMA […]

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Airtours: Robinson, TUI Blue and Riu Palace brands out of portfolio | Epicenter 5-star and 6-star hotels

Airtours is expected to focus on luxury hotels from next winter, while moving away from its portfolio of some brands, such as Robinson, TUI Blue and Riu Palace, which can no longer be booked through Airtours. This was revealed by Airtours CEO Steffen Boehnke, giving more details about the company’s new market positioning at the […]

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More and more new hotels in Spain | 260 openings by 2025 | 22% high class hotels

New hotel openings in Spain are exploding, with 260 hotel openings planned across the country between 1 April 2024 and 31 December 2025, of which 22% will be premium hotels, according to real estate consultancy CBRE. According to the company, half of these hotels will be concentrated in Malaga, Madrid, Valencia and the Canary Islands. […]

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Top 15 best private island resorts in the world

If solitude and tranquility are a prerequisite for the pleasure of travel, then, the best private island resorts, strewn across the world’s most coveted tropical spaces, are often the very definition of paradise. From Indonesia to the Maldives to the Florida Keys, these are exclusive island escapes where personal space, endless privacy, natural beauty, and […]

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GBR: These are the hotel deals in Greece at the beginning of 2024

Attracting significant hotel investments in recent years, Greece is emerging as a “magnet” for hotel investors, as confirmed by the latest data released in its latest report by GBR Consulting. In particular, four notable acquisition deals have been completed in recent months in the Greek hotel industry, with Athens and three Greek islands, Crete, Rhodes, […]

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Payment of hotel reservations through Booking only with a virtual card that includes extra charges

Booking.com recently notified its partner hotels that they will have to exclusively use a virtual card to secure and confirm their reservations, excluding the version of the required deposits. This unilateral directive imposes an unjustified burden on hoteliers, as it requires them to accept the increased commission rates of these virtual cards in order to […]

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Metaxa Hospitality Group: opening of the summer season in hotels in Crete and Santorini

Metaxa Hospitality Group, a leading Greek hospitality group, welcomes this summer season with the opening of three 5* hotels. The 5* Creta Maris Resort in Hersonissos, Heraklion, has opened its doors from 13 April, offering authentic Cretan experiences for families and couples, with an emphasis on gastronomy and high quality services – all under the […]

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Who are the Hot List winners in terms of hotels for 2024? Greece takes one place in the ranking

Every year the list of the world’s best hotels is renewed and is considered the most authoritative. In addition to hotels, restaurants and cruise ships are included in this edition. This edition includes the so-called the Hot List hotel winners for 2024 according to Conde Nast Traveler. More specifically, the hotels are: 1.Place Vendome, Paris […]

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Hilton expands with 10 new hotels in Europe | Who is in Greece

With ten hotels, with a total capacity of more than 1,500 rooms, in popular island destinations in the Mediterranean, including Greece, Hilton plans to enrich its portfolio this summer, bringing the total number of resorts operating or under construction in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to almost 100, under the umbrella of nine brands. […]

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