ITB Berlin Convention Looks at the Future of Travel

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15/2/2019

Besides escalating overtourism conflicts and the impending climate catastrophe, changing transportation systems and the shift in customer demands will be the key topics at the ITB Berlin Convention from 6 to 9 March 2019. This year, the leading think tank of the global travel industry is presenting an outstanding program again.

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News From the Front: the Mayor of Paris Sues Airbnb

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15/2/2019
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Paris City Hall, through its mayor, Anne Hidalgo, announces it is bringing legal action against Airbnb. The City of Paris is demanding 12 million euros from the platform, arguing that the latter does not respect the law "Loi Elan du 23 Novembre 2018". The platform appears to have more than 1010 illegal listings available to rent that city agents had identified. A new chapter in the tale of opposition between Airbnb and City Halls, a fight where the final battle will probably take place in Brussels.

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Hotel Brands Set Their Sights on Portugal, Boutique Hotels are Preferred

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15/2/2019
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With Lisbon and Porto fast building a global reputation as top city break destinations, international hotel groups are flocking to these booming tourism markets.

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Abercrombie & Kent Ownership Announcement

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15/2/2019

Geoffrey J.W. Kent, Founder, Chairman and CEO of luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent has formed a strategic partnership with Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Chairman of Heritage group, to jointly acquire 100% of the Abercrombie & Kent Group of Companies S.A. (Abercrombie & Kent).

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Google Develops its Hotel Reservation Service in Europe

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15/2/2019

Google, which already suggests hotels through its search engine, moves ahead in the room booking process. While it makes it possible to compare hotel prices within a defined perimeter, the search engine currently redirects users to websites of OTA et de l’établissement la réservation de la chambre.

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