Phocus Wire: How Booking.com gained market share while we were in lockdown

During the pandemic, many hotels have seen their direct sales grow exponentially within their channel mix. Meanwhile, on the sly, Booking.com has also managed to increase its share with almost no resistance. Given the current situation, where many channels are still not appearing and we don’t know if they will be activated this season, Booking.com has […]

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New Booking.com Research with LGBTQ+ Travelers Reveals Both Significant Barriers and Opportunities for Everyone to #TravelProud

Today leading digital travel platform Booking.com released new research revealing that half of LGBTQ+ travelers have experienced some form of discrimination when traveling. Conducted with 3,052 LGBTQ+ travelers across three continents*, the new study shines a light on attitudes, concerns and travel preferences, as well as past stay experiences, current realities and hopes for a […]

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Domes Resorts Welcomes New Exclusive, Opulent, Distinctive Hotel Domes of Corfu to its Portfolio

Domes Resorts, Greece’s fastest growing luxury hotel brand, is delighted to announce the opening of Domes of Corfu Autograph Collection on July 1st, 2021 following an extensive refurbishment. Enclosed amongst a magical landscape at the roots of pine covered cliffs hovering above, Domes of Corfu joins Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, as the second […]

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STR: Europe’s hotel industry reported slight performance decreases for September 2020

Reflecting a post-summer lag in demand, Europe’s hotel industry reported slight performance decreases from the prior month, according to September 2020 data from STR. Euro constant currency, September 2020 (percentage change from September 2019) Occupancy: 38.9% (-51.7%) Average daily rate (ADR): EUR90.78 (-27.2%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): EUR35.31 (-64.8%) Each of the three key […]

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ITB Virtual Convention: Three-part session series at ITB.com focuses on the hotel industry and current crisis

The hospitality industry is facing turbulent times: On 11 August (2 – 4 p.m. CET) ITB Berlin will launch its next round of online sessions as part of the virtual ITB Berlin Convention. Under the heading ’ITB Virtual Convention Hospitality Update – Trends & Cases’, the three sessions and interviews on the global platform itb.com […]

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STR: Europe hotel performance for June 2020

Reflecting early reopening around the continent, Europe’s hotel industry reported improved performance from May but at an all-time low level for a June, according to data from STR. Euro constant currency, June 2020 vs. June 2019 Occupancy: -72.8% to 21.6% Average daily rate (ADR): -34.8% to EUR83.69 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -82.3% to EUR18.11 The […]

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GBR: Athen’s and Thessaloniki’s Hotels lost up to 350 million euros during the 1st H2020

GBR estimates that during the 1st H2020 there were losses of value up to 350 million euros for the hotels in Athens and Thessaloniki. Current status The Greek Government responded to the first Covid-19 case with a series of drastic measures leading to a total lockdown on March 23rd. The closure of all hotels across […]

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STR: Preliminary June data for London hotels

STR’s  preliminary data for London hotels showed record performance lows.   Comparison with June 2019: Occupancy: -74.4% to 23.0% Average daily rate (ADR): -59.2% to GBP72.48 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -89.6% to GBP16.64 The absolute levels in each of the three metrics would be the lowest for any month on record in STR’s London database. […]

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Turkey: Safe Tourism Certification Program

Turkey’s ‘Safe Tourism Certification Program’ defines and advises an extensive series of measures to be taken with regards to transportation and accommodation of all Turkish citizens and international visitors who will spend their holidays in Turkey as well as the well-being and health conditions of passengers/guests and of employees working at touristic facilities Establishments that […]

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