The UK: Maximising On Market Uncertainties

by Sarah McCay Tams, Contributing Editor, EMEA |

The UK hotel market has been on a roller coaster ride in recent years. First, there was the 2008 recession, then the 2010 European debt crisis, before London saw a raft of new hotel openings for the pre/post Olympics period (as well as enjoying a successful Games). More recently, business has become more volatile due to terror attacks and political uncertainly as Brexit negotiations get underway.

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Meliá Hotels International Partners With Duetto to Transform Revenue Strategy

by Newswire |

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Aug. 15, 2017 — Duetto, the hospitality industry’s leader in Revenue Strategy technology, and Meliá Hotels International have partnered to implement Duetto’s cloud-based solutions as part of the company’s ongoing digital transformation. Meliá, one of the largest hotel companies in the world with seven brands and more than 370 hotels across 43 countries, has undertaken several initiatives to elevate its Revenue Strategy and digital-marketing and distribution capabilities. Its adoption of Duetto’s price optimization application, GameChanger, and revenue intelligence application, ScoreBoard, confirms the two companies are aligned on a long-term vision for innovation.

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Keeping The UK Competitive On Tourism

by Sarah McCay Tams, Contributing Editor, EMEA |

The UK’s tourism industry is one in a state of flux at the moment. Key political decisions, such as Brexit, the mooting of a potential “bed tax” on hotels in London, and the highest rates of VAT on hotel rooms in Europe all threaten to shake the status quo of the U.K.’s hotel market.

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