Palm Beaches Becomes First in Florida to Pursue Gold-Star Sanitation Seal

DTPB | June 03, 2020

Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), Palm Beach County's official tourism marketing organization, today announced that the destination has signed on to pursue the Global Biorisk Advisory Council's (GBAC) STAR accreditation, making it the first and only Florida destination undertaking the task, and among the first in the nation. DTPB is coordinating the program in collaborating with the Tourist Development Council (TDC) of Palm Beach County and its various agencies.

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The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. We provide the necessary building blocks to accompany your business into the future. Consolidation between OTA and metasearch business models, as well as the rise of online advertising, could lead to a new kind of Mega Online Travel Retailer, where consumers can search, book and pay - all in one place.

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ROSEWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS ANNOUNCES ROSEWOOD RESIDENCES KAMALA

ROSEWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS | January 31, 2022

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® is pleased to announce Rosewood Residences Kamala, the first branded residential project in Kamala on the island of Phuket, Thailand. Located next to one of the most discrete coastlines along the lush tropical hillside of Kamala Bay and set in a posh neighborhood brimming with shops and restaurants, the property's 14 stand-alone luxury Villas will provide residents with the exclusive opportunity to bask in paradise year-round. Developed by Thailand's leading luxury developer Raimon Land Public Company Limited, Rosewood Residences Kamala is set to open in 2024, with sales reservations to commence in 2022. "It is a transformational time for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts as we continue to expand our stand-alone residential offerings around the world, This movement towards stand-alone branded residences speaks to the increasing demand we're seeing among affluent explorers who are seeking a home away from home, but one with all the amenities and first-class service found at our Rosewood hotels and resorts." -Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive Officer at Rosewood Hotel Group Set in a gated community for the utmost exclusivity, each of the contemporary designed Villas will include 4-6 bedrooms, lavish indoor outdoor space, private pools, with one-of-a-kind views of Kamala's blue waters of the Adaman Sea. As with all Rosewood Residences, the property will feature elevated and intuitive service around the clock, offering effortless living on the island. State-of-the-art amenities and facilities on-site will include a restaurant and bar, private resident's area and tennis court. Each ultra-luxury residence will express Rosewood's Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the local culture and spirit of the destination. Through intricate details of craftmanship, architecture, planning and interior and industrial design, Rosewood Residences Kamala will immerse residents in a purposeful and enriching environment. "Phuket is the most important resort destination in Asia and our aim is to offer clients an unmatched exclusive residential experience in this market, Rosewood's global experience combined with our vision and extensive experience in the Thai luxury market will create a project that will set the standard for the ultra-luxury real estate market of this region." -Stephane Michel, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Raimon Land Public Company Limited. About Rosewood Residences Rosewood Residences offer a distinct opportunity for villa, estate home and fine apartment ownership or rental in the most sought-after locations around the world, operated by an ultra-luxury management company that offers an exceptional and expanding collection of unique properties worldwide. Rosewood Residences cater to the cultivated tastes of global citizens who crave a lifestyle of authenticity fused with modern luxury. Combining exclusive and state-of-the-art amenities and facilities with elevated and intuitive service, as well as the utmost in discretion, privacy and privilege, the extraordinary accommodations deliver a seamless residential experience for owners and guests. For more information: rosewoodhotels.com/residences About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 29 one-of-a-kind luxury hotels, resorts and residences in 17 countries, with 24 new properties under development. Each Rosewood property embraces the brand's A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location's history, culture and sensibilities. The Rosewood collection includes some of the world's most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Hong Kong. For those who wish to stay a little longer, Rosewood Residences offer a distinct opportunity for ownership or rent in extraordinary destinations within the brand's wide-ranging portfolio.For more information about Rosewood Residences Kamala, please visit kamalaresidences.com.

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TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY

trivago and HUAWEI form strategic partnership to Bring New Travel Solutions to Consumers

Trivago | October 27, 2021

trivago, a leading global accommodation search platform, and HUAWEI, one of the world’s largest providers of information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices, announced a partnership in the development of travel products for use on the HUAWEI Mobile Services platform. A new trivago app will launch on HUAWEI’s AppGallery enabling users to instantly compare millions of accommodations worldwide from hundreds of booking sites to find their ideal choice at a great price. trivago currently offers more than 5 million hotel and alternative accommodation options in 190 countries. As of September 2021, HUAWEI’s AppGallery had a diverse, global audience of 580 million monthly active users in more than 170 countries. In 2020, the platform saw app distribution reach 384.4 billion, an increase of more than 120% over 2019. In addition, trivago and Huawei will jointly develop solutions for accommodations listings of the paid hotel search feature on HUAWEI’s Petal Search and Petal Maps. This will empower HUAWEI users around the world with direct connectivity to their travel providers of choice, driving a frictionless user experience. The commercial launch of trivago in Petal Search will be on the 29th of October. “HUAWEI is a Global leader in mobile devices and technology solutions and we are excited to partner with them on the development of accommodation solutions as part of their Petal Ecosystem,Jointly driving the functionality and adoption of Petal Search, Petal Maps and the AppGallery will allow us to contribute to the development of travel solutions going forward.” -Axel Hefer, trivago CEO We are happy to partner with trivago, a leading global provider of accommodation search and price comparison. We believe that this partnership will allow us to jointly develop technology and solutions that will stand out in the market, said William Tian, the WEU President of Huawei Consumer BG. About trivago trivago is a leading global hotel search platform focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels and alternative accommodations. Incorporated in 2005 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the platform allows travelers to make informed decisions by personalizing their hotel search and providing them access to a deep supply of hotel information and prices. trivago enables its advertisers to grow their businesses by providing access to a broad audience of travelers via its websites and apps. As of March 31, 2021, trivago has established 54 localized platforms connected to over 5.0 million hotels and alternative accommodations, in over 190 countries.For more information on trivago, visit https://www.trivago.com/. About HUAWEI HUAWEI's products and services are available in over 170 countries and are used by around one third of the world's population. HUAWEI is one of the largest smartphone suppliers and currently operates 14 research and development facilities and 36 innovation centres with partners. HUAWEI's Consumer Business Group is one of HUAWEI's three business units, along with Carrier Network and Enterprise Business, covering smartphones, audio, mobile broadband, wearables, computers, accessories and cloud services. HUAWEI's global network is based on over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and offers consumers all over the world the latest technological innovations. ABOUT HUAWEI PETAL SEARCH Petal Search is a HMS-native search engine app that allows HUAWEI smartphone owners to easily search for and find the things they need – including news, videos, images, shopping, flights, local businesses, and more – directly from their home screen. With Petal Search, HUAWEI is committed to maintaining an open search ecosystem as well as building a unified and complete search service experience. The company seeks to provide an enriched search experience for all HMS mobile phone users while providing a platform that drives business interest and operational efficiency for developers and partners. ABOUT HUAWEI AppGallery HUAWEI's official app store, the HUAWEI AppGallery, provides users of HUAWEI devices with a simple and secure platform to search, install and use a wide variety of apps. The HUAWEI AppGallery enables easy installation of apps and convenient management for users. HUAWEI continuously develops its HUAWEI AppGallery with great effort. In this way, the company ensures that users always find directly what they really need. HUAWEI's exclusive service has a professional, fourfold security system to ensure that privacy is protected all around. The system reliably detects harmful behaviour and is consistently scanned for potential security risks. It also manually checks the security of real names and devices, and authenticates real environments to guarantee the security of all apps at all times. In addition, the HUAWEI AppGallery always offers lucrative discounts and VIP privileges for HUAWEI users.

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RateGain enters into agreement to acquire myhotelshop to help hotels optimize guest acquisition

RateGain, myhotelshop | September 23, 2021

RateGain Travel Technologies Limited, a provider of SaaS solutions for travel and hospitality, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of myhotelshop, a company incorporated in Germany, which provides a platform to help hotels improve direct guest acquisition. Together, myhotelshop and RateGain will now offer hotels the ability to reach more customers at higher returns. The agreement is in line with RateGain's mission to become the leading revenue maximization platform for the hospitality and travel industry. As COVID-19 accelerated digitization of customer interactions, according to Phocuswright 9 out of 10 travelers engage with travel online. The research also shows that most travelers do not shop and book from the same source with a majority of online shoppers searching on OTAs and booking on hotel websites. In the midst of multiple channels including intermediaries, metasearch and OTAs hotels are struggling to create the optimum distribution strategy that helps them drive more bookings and lower acquisition costs. This increases the need for hotels to move away from disparate systems and have a single provider that can help them get better control on guest acquisition and reduce dependency on one channel. myhotelshop offers reporting, bid management and campaign intelligence platform for metasearch publishers and other travel products that enables hotel suppliers, OTAs, and agency clients to reach more customers at higher returns. Commenting on the agreement Bhanu Chopra, Founder, RateGain said, "We are delighted to welcome Ullrich and the myhotelshop team to the RateGain family. The merger will help in addressing a key challenge that the industry is facing in the post-COVID world that is witnessing increased digitization. The need to become digital first is increasingly becoming chaotic and we aim to make it simpler for hotels to manage their acquisition strategy and enable them to unlock new revenue." Ullrich Kastner, CEO & Founder, myhotelshop added, "With RateGain we found a partner that helps us scale our technology and business model globally and at the same time keep our company brand and culture as it is. Our people, customers and partners rely on the fact that we stay who we are. Just as much it is important for them that we keep our growth path, to stay ahead in the meta and online marketing space for hotels. We aspire to be the leading marketing software for individual hotels and medium sized chains and the merger with RateGain will help us further enhance this vision within a strong technology framework." About RateGain: RateGain is a global provider of SaaS solutions for the hospitality and travel industry, offering travel and hospitality solutions that unlock new revenue every day. We are one of the largest aggregators of data points in the world for the hospitality and travel industry. About myhotelshop Established in January 2012, headquartered in Leipzig, Germany, myhotelshop provides solutions to increase direct sales of hotels and make it a profitable distribution channel by optimizing, managing and distributing hotel content and campaigns to demand partners and driving the online success of its hotel partners.

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