DESTINATION AND TOURISM
Nobu Hospitality | January 19, 2022
Nobu Hospitality, the global lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, is delighted to announce its first hotel and restaurant in Greece – the Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Santorini, scheduled to open in spring 2022.Situated on the island's captivating northeast coast, the boutique hotel houses a signature Nobu Restaurant, full-service spa, fitness facility, dual-level infinity pool, and five luxurious pool villas, and offers panoramic views of both the Caldera and Aegean Sea from its unique clifftop location in Imerovigli. Just a 10-minute drive to the charming coastal town of Oia and 20 minutes from Santorini (Thira) International Airport, the hotel is well-positioned along the famed Oia-Fira hiking trail that runs between Oia and Fira, Santorini's cosmopolitan capital.
Nobu Hospitality has entered a long-term management agreement with MonteRock International (MRI), a group with over 25 years of experience in a variety of core industries including hospitality, media, food & beverage, real estate, banking, and industrial technology.
"We are very excited to be coming to Santorini and to work with the local community on this exciting project. Santorini is one of the most highly regarded destinations in the world with its rare beauty, famed for its distinctive cuisine, whitewashed architecture set with a backdrop of steep cliffs, and dramatic sunsets lighting the sea and sky. We look forward to inviting locals and international travellers alike to experience the Nobu lifestyle in this special destination."
-Trevor Horwell, Chief Executive Officer Nobu Hospitality
Alfredo Longo, Chief Executive Officer MonteRock International comments, We are really proud of the rock-solid collaboration we are having with Nobu brand throughout the years, and we are now more than delighted to expand together in the hospitality industry. In this incredible 'canvas' such as the Island of Santorini, the finest of what Nobu lifestyle and cuisine have to offer would be served in a 'picture-perfect setting,' catering to every need at the highest standards.
Adding to Nobu Hospitality's European portfolio, the launch of Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Santorini marks the 26th hotel around the world and tenth hotel in the European continent, with properties in Rome, San Sebastián, and Hamburg also in development.
TapTrip | March 25, 2021
Grant-winning travel tech organization TapTrip divulges strong new branding and creativity today, including another site and promotion video featuring RuPaul's Drag Race UK's heavenly Divina de Campo, which approaches the travel industry to #daretobedifferent.
The rebrand sets TapTrip's market and item situating inside the worldwide travel area and uncovers its cutting edge omnichannel offering, which mirrors the wants, needs, and estimations of Millennial and Gen Z travelers.
“Our new creative clarifies our position within the travel market as a valued tech partner to travel management companies. We don’t sell direct to corporates, we provide TMCs with a business travel tool – which is neither overdeveloped nor overpriced – that helps them target, and cater for, the lucrative SME market and the Millennial and Gen Z travellers that work within it,” explained TapTrip COO Neil Ruth.
They have brought together the best and brightest minds in travel technology to bring out the best and brightest business travel solution. Team of tech wizards squeeze every last drop of goodness out of every single line of code to develop the smoothest, most streamlined experience possible. Having helped build some of the world’s biggest travel companies out there, they now make up the TapTrip team: the brains (and the beauty) behind the future of corporate travel.
Enterprise Holdings | June 04, 2021
Car rental giant Enterprise Holdings purchased Deem in early 2019. But before it could make good on grand plans for the travel technology company, the pandemic struck.
The idea for Enterprise was to keep San Francisco-based Deem at arm’s length — it builds agnostic platforms for corporate agencies that book all forms of travel, not just car rentals. But as Enterprise finally un-pauses, will Deem still be relevant in the new travel landscape where demand for new ways to took trips is skyrocketing?
Deem’s president, who has been working in corporate travel since 1994 and joined from Enterprise, said he has a strategy in place to make good on the promise of the acquisition.
“The pause was good for us,” said David Grace. “Trying to triple your staff in a short period of time can be a challenge. It could strain culture.”
It’s all part of the long game for Enterprise, as it’s a relationship that goes back to 2011, when it offered Deem’s platform to its corporate customers that didn’t have a managed travel program. As well as hiring its own cars, what about booking flights and hotels? Grace believes that ultimately this drives a lot of value to Enterprise. It then became a minority investor in 2016, and in January 2019 decided to buy it outright.