5 Hotel Food and Beverage Trends to Watch in 2019

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11/7/2019
By Adam Hoydysh, Vice President of Hotel Sales at Plum
5/6/2019


Perhaps taking a page from popular narratives like ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, travel and dining often go hand in hand. For most travelers, food and beverage options play a pivotal role in their experience of a new culture or landscape, as well as their opinion of the hotel in which they stay. In this respect, a great location, personalized hotel accommodations, attentive service, and great (often local-inspired) food and drink programs are the primary indicators of a trip well spent.

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Barcelona and the USA Top the ICCA's Rankings for Global Meetings Industry in 2018

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21/6/2019

ICCA has today published its country and city rankings by estimated total number of participants as part of its public abstract of the 2018 Statistics Report, offering an alternative perspective on the growth of the association meetings market. In a continuation of annual trends in 2017, Barcelona and U.S.A. take the top spots these rankings.

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Chinese and Brazillians Demonstrate the Strongest Intention to Visit Europe This Summer

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21/6/2019

Despite global slowdown concerns and political tension between leading economies, travel sentiment towards Europe proves upbeat for the summer period in both China and Brazil. According to the latest results of the Long-Haul Travel Barometer, the travel sentiment index in both markets improved by four points over the same period last year. The Barometer, a joint initiative of the European Travel Commission (ETC), the European Tourism Association (ETOA) and Eurail, measured the intention of 1,000 people from Brazil, China, Japan, Russia and the US to travel to Europe between May-August 2019.

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New Research Shows Potential for Food Delivery to Replace Room Service

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21/6/2019

A new white paper commissioned by iSeatz, a technology company providing digital booking experiences that integrate with loyalty programs, titled The Future of Room Service: Craving for in-room dining, food delivery and online grocery delivery trends amongst U.S. Travelers researched by Phocuswright, shows that travelers are interested in purchasing more than just rooms from hotels, especially if the ancillary is connected to the hotel’s loyalty program.

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Welcome to the Hotel of 2119 - Moon-Walking Mini-Breaks, 3D-Printed Room Service and Hyper-Personalised Spaces

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21/6/2019

Intergalactic getaways, fast-food nutrient pills, 2- to 3-hour working days and adaptable, personalised rooms that can transport guests everywhere from jungles to mountain ranges; in celebration of its 100th anniversary, today Hilton (NYSE: HLT) predicts the future trends set to dominate the travel and hospitality industry in the next 100 years.

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