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The Middle East: How to target Millennials, Generation Z and the Silver Tourist

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for the Middle East and Asia, Zohaib Haider.

Tourists are learning that there is a lot to see in the Middle East. The view from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the architectural beauty of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, swimming in the Dead Sea, wandering around the archaeological city of Petra, just to name a few.

Boom in Chinese tourism: Trends for 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for China, Rachel Mao.

Tourism in China is showing strong growth and is becoming a powerful contributor to the country’s economy. The country expects to receive more than 140 million inbound visits in 2018, higher than the number of inbound tourists in 2017 and 2016.

Independent hotels in China, and their sales and marketing teams in particular, should consider how their hotels can be positioned to attract the interest of inbound travellers.

Top trends in China

North America: Tourism trends for 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for North America, Viola Ncube.

The outlook for North America looks incredibly positive, which is sure to result in bountiful opportunities for independent hoteliers in the region.

Despite constant political ups and downs, the US economy remains strong as does Canada’s. While the current administration’s protectionist policies are a concern for worldwide stability and economic growth, the US’s expected growth rate of 2.2% for 2018 is higher than that of many European countries. Canada’s growth is set to outpace the US (at 3.1%), with 15 of 20 major industries all showing a year-on-year increase.

Tourism in the Asia Pacific: What to expect in 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of Sales for Asia and the Middle East, Michelle Low.

Unsurprisingly, strong economic growth across the Asia Pacific has gone hand in hand with a significant uptick in tourism, both inter-regional and international. In today’s post, I look at some of the key figures around this uptick and the trends that will continue to drive tourism across the region.

It is difficult to exaggerate the momentum of the economic boom across Asia. The UN reports that Asia is the world’s largest region in economic output, with the region’s gross domestic product surpassing that of the Americas for the first time in history in 2016. Between 2000 and 2016, Asia experienced the fastest economic growth across the world, driven by China and India.

Brazil – Spotlight on the state of business travel

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for Latin America, Cinthya Caggiano.

Most people in the industry had written off Brazil after 2016. After seeing a period of growth, Brazil’s recession and political instability affected not just the domestic business travel market but the international market as well. In its 2018 ****** Travel Forecast, the ****** Business Travel Association (GBTA) stated, “This growth has stagnated over the last few years, and Brazil’s business travel market is backsliding and losing much of the momentum gained early in the new millennium.”

Weighing up the Pros and Cons of Soft Brands

Today’s AP voice is from our managing director Beate Christeleit.

At Amistad, we have seen a substantial increase in the number of “soft brands” in the past few years. While there are obvious benefits for independent hotels, it’s worth taking a deeper dive into the benefits and disadvantages and other possible options, such as hotel representation companies.

Top five hottest leisure trends for Independent hotels

There is no doubt that ****** leisure travel has been on the increase over the past decade and there are no signs of slow down.

According to howmuch.net, the five countries that spend the most on travel are China ($164.9 billion), the US ($145.7 billion), Germany ($106.6 billion), the UK ($79.9 billion) and France ($59.4 billion).

Independent hotels are fantastically placed to capitalise on some of the hottest leisure trends. Below we review the top five trends that independent hotels should be considered as they develop their sales and marketing plans.

Amistad Partners and the legendary Legendale Hotel Beijing join forces

The five-star hotel offers elegance and luxury in the heart of Beijing.

Within walking distance of some of China’s most significant landmarks and historical sites, including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Drum and Bell Towers, as well as world-class shopping areas, such as Wangfujing and Oriental Plaza, you will find the sensational Legendale Hotel Beijing. Tucked away amidst the well-preserved and vibrant hutong alleyways of Old Beijing, the hotel offers a quiet sanctuary where guests can relax and gaze at lush, landscaped gardens and towering European ash trees.