by Zack Quaintance,tophotelnews
TOPHOTELPROJECTS Founder & CEO Rolf W. Schmidt tells attendees at TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR New York that the United States leads the world in new hotel development, having surpassed China at the moment.
The hotel project pipeline in North America is in the midst of an ongoing boom, according to new stats released at the TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR event in New York.

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Differing trends in the continents characterise 2019 – Above-average growth by Asians contrasts with decline in Latin American outbound travel – General outlook for 2020 positive – ITB Berlin presents the latest global trends of the World Travel Monitor® by IPK International.As in previous years international tourism continues to grow in 2019, though not quite as strongly as before. During the first eight months of this year outbound trips increased worldwide by 3.9 per cent, one percentage point below 2018. This year, Asia again recorded the highest growth in international travel, while Latin America saw a decline.

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The SIS Kata Phuket

Korean Air unveiled a brand-new safety video in partnership with SM Entertainment, the largest entertainment company in Korea. On November 4, the new safety video starring SuperM, a global K-pop group, was aired on all Korean Air flights, starting with KE621, which departed from Incheon to Manila.
In-flight safety videos are required to present necessary safety information such as luggage storage, items banned during the flight, electronic device restrictions, no-smoking regulations, seatbelt signs, emergency exits, actions to take when cabin pressure rises, and how to wear the life jacket.

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Dr. Jürgen Martin Amann to succeed Josef Sommer
At the beginning of 2020, Dr. Jürgen Martin Amann will become Chief Executive Officer of KölnTourismus GmbH (Cologne Tourist Board), the official tourism organization of the city of Cologne. Amann is currently the Managing Director of Dresden Marketing GmbH and he was the Procurator and Head of Ingolstadt Tourismus und Kongress GmbH until 2018. He will succeed Josef Sommer, who will be retiring after working at the city-owned company for almost 20 years.

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The KataKaron Business Association, Phuket, Thailand made up of local hotel and resort owners organized an MOU signing afternoon bringing both public and private sectors together to pledge that they will achieve 4 major objectives over the coming year for the benefit of the environment and the local community.
KataKaron Business Association President Angkana Tanetvisetkul leads Owners and representatives of the 41 hotels & resorts, Supaluck Damrongchuea from the Phuket Public Health Department and Montee Manator Deputy Director of TAT Phuket to sign the MOU.

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Galaxy Entertainment Group welcomes Andaz Macau to its ever-expanding Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct in Macau.Andaz Macau will become the first Andaz hotel joining an award-winning integrated resort . Andaz Macau, a vibrant luxury lifestyle hotel rooted in local art and culture, will be joining Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG)’s ever-expanding Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct in Macau. The resort is scheduled to open in the first half of 2021 alongside what is set to be Asia’s most iconic and advanced MICE destination, Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) and a spectacular events venue, 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena. Andaz Macau will feature a dedicated check-in lounge catering to large MICE group, over 700 rooms and suites, an Andaz lounge, a bar and restaurant, state-of-the-art fitness center and an indoor pool.

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