Luxury Hotels

ITB Berlin – Forte Village Resort – TCM – Las Vegas

ITB screened a couple of virtual events yesterday. Vanessa Borkmann, Professor of Tourism at Dresden School of Management, talked about smart bedrooms. 58% of a group surveyed were, she said, more than happy to have room controls geared by devices handling television, lighting and temperature controls, and only 10% categorically said they were not happy.  Citing Yotel’s YOBOT baggage movers in New York, she pointed out how employees are enthusiastic about such initiatives. Ben Jost, from Munich-based TrustYou customer service company, stressed the real-time and genuine customer communication. Note: ITB Berlin and the Berlin Travel festival will host what they call an innovative hybrid event, ‘We Love Travel! – a tourism recovery pop-up’ from 16-18 October 2020.

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Fencing at Forte Village, Sardinia is, this Summer, led by six-time Olympic gold-medal winner, Valentina Vezzali, 10-15 August 2020 (see photo above).

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Want to please Chinese customers? Offer wellness treatments and products that specialise in anti-ageing and/or TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine. These were the two main takeaways from the 2020 China Beauty Expo CBE, held, in reality, at Shanghai New International Expo Centre a couple of weeks ago. CBE founder and Chairman Sang Jingman must have been happy to attract over 3,000 exhibitors.

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Want something special in ‘Vegas? MGM Resorts’ Viva Las Office packages,  at ARIA and Bellagio, offers three-to-five night stays, plus  access to discounted airfare through JSX hop-on jet service. Go for The Associate package, the enhanced Manager package, or the ultimate Executive. All have such benefits as rooms or suites, early check-in and late check-out, food and flight discounts – and more. All are pet-friendly.

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Forbes Travel Guide CEO Filip Boyen is current guest on MARY GOSTELOW GIRLAHEAD PODCAST. Do not miss it https://anchor.fm/gostelow – and see the Almont Global Media hub, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQQ46fTWxv1u8g-Eq4oXAXQ