Hotel News
World’s tallest hotel opens in Dubai 2024
The Ciel Tower hotel will soar 365 metres into the sky with 82 floors of luxury suites and serviced residences.
Hotels & Resorts
Accor Announces Global Launch of Its All-Inclusive Collection
Accelerating its expansion in the fast-growing market with a unique platform of multi-branded luxury and premium offers.
Hotel news
Ambitious Plans for Spectacular Scandic Holmenkollen Park
Modernised hotel reopens with 376 rooms and room for 1,200 conference visitors.
Changing of the guard
Peter King
to depart after 11 successful years.
hotel news
Hotel Sustainability Basics Launched at Leading Industry Summit in Manila
Set to drive responsible travel and tourism and to help every hotel address and improve their environmental impact.
hotell news
Scandic to Open Third Hotel in Tromsø
New hotel planned for 2025, with 305 rooms on 12 floors in the new Vervet area.

Global Business Travel’s Landmark Sustainability Study Reveals
What It Will Take to Get to a Greener Future.
Double gold for Austria Center Vienna
at German Stevie Awards
The man, the myth, the legend
Patrick Delaney Honoured With Hall of Fame Award
Travel trade veteran receives 2022 Hall of Fame award at annual AIPCO conference.
Scandic Kiruna
first commercial enterprise to open in new city center.
15 Meeting & Event Trends for 2021

2021 Trends for Hotels and Venues

• Planners will seek out environmentally sustainable venues.

• Training and up-skilling for digital competency is a necessity.

• Local partnerships will become a greater part of the hotel event experience.

• The popularity of small groups will continue to grow, especially with hybrid meeting technology.

• More venues will become “hybrid ready".


2021 Trends for Hotel and Venue Marketing

• There will be greater awareness and emphasis on diversity and inclusion.

• Group and transient success will depend on the ability to optimise marketing initiatives around new priorities.

• Business travel will increasingly be regional.

• Elopements, micro-weddings, and hybrid weddings will provide scaled-down event options at hotels.

• Individual properties will increasingly leverage digital marketing to communicate their readiness for meetings and events.


2021 Trends for efficient Hotel and Venue Operations

• The ability to plan meetings remotely will be essential for event professionals.

• Hotels and venues will need to provide expanded health checks and increased safety support for groups.

• Food and beverage and lifestyle offerings will shift to immunity-boosting food, takeout or dine-in options, and mindfulness.

• Virtual meetings technology support may become an incremental revenue source for venues.

• Single-source technology platforms will become more important, as planners and venues prioritise efficiency.