HOTEL & TOURISM SMARTreport #30

2016 Summer Edition

 

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CONTENTS

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
EVENTS
ELITE TRAVEL TRENDS
ASIA PACIFIC
INNOVATIONS & TECHNOLOGIES

 

 

A New Landmark

This is this 30th edition of our SMARTreport – a “landmark” for our publication dedicated to the efficient information flow in the hospitality and travel industries, with an end of achieving greater overall growth and harmony.

In this ilk, we are proud to announce the beginning of research for the world’s first “Cleverdis Global Encyclopaedia of Travel and Tourism” – to be launched in Autumn 2017.
We are honoured by the participation of World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary-General Taleb Rifai in this edition, underlining the importance of his organisation’s First World Conference on Tourism for Development in Beijing on 18-21 May 2016 in partnership with the government of the Peoples’ Republic of China. We are very pleased also to have the presence of Jean-François Ferret – CEO of Relais & Châteaux, who reveals how his organisation’s philosophy is evolving in 2016, and our elite travel trends section spotlights the ultimate travel experiences, on the ground, on the water and in the air.

Our global destination spotlight centres on the Asia-Pacific region, which continues to grow in terms of inbound travellers, but also hosts the biggest outbound growth market… of course – China. In this edition’s innovation and technology section, we head back to the “unavoidable” Hitec show in the USA – the Mecca of hotel and tourism technologies (of which of course we are media partners). Again this year we have grouped together the world’s top hotel “tech brains” to create a virtual think tank that no one in the industry should miss!

We hope this edition will prove to be rich and useful, and look forward to your feedback.