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Japan's first wellness hotel will offer guests custom programs including Zen meditation based on the medical check-up they will undergo upon check-in. Photo by aya-i from Getty Images Pro | Canva.

Japan’s first wellness hotel slated to open in 2024

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Japan's first wellness hotel is scheduled to make its debut in 2024, reports Jikeikai Group, a company with 60 years of experience in building hotels and medical facilities. The 145 key, single purpose-built Wellness Hotel Zen-Aomori will be constructed in the upper…
IBTM Wired will take place June 28 to July 1, 2021. This stock image from Canva shows people using laptops and taking notes.

IBTM Wired set to debut at end of June

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IBTM Wired, a new virtual event for the MICE industry, is being added to Reed Exhibition's portfolio of MICE shows. Debuting June 28 to July 1, 2021, IBTM Wired will complement Reed's face-to-face shows— IBTM World (November 3-December 2, 2021 in Barcelona),…
Sharecare has designated Los Cabos its first health security VERIFIED destination. Photo here shows marina at Cabo San Lucas, one the region's main towns. Photo by sorincolac from Getty Images Pro | Canva.

Sharecare announces first health security designated destination

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Sharecare and the Los Cabos Tourism Board have announced that the 20-mile corridor on Mexico's Baja Peninsula is the first destination in the world to achieve Sharecare health security verification. To achieve the Sharecare VERIFIED™ designation the tourism board successfully led an…

Meliá Koh Samui launches resort-within-resort

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Meliá Koh Samui, the first Meliá property in Thailand, has launched a "resort within a resort" called The Level. "With The Level, we have introduced a resort within a resort that prides itself on both exclusivity and privacy," said the resort's general…
Inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific has been moved to 2022. The show will be held at the Marina Bay Sands (shown in this image) in Singapore. Photo by Netfalls | Canva.

Inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific moved to 2022

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The inaugural edition of IBTM Asia Pacific has been moved to 2022. Michael Jones Reed Exhibitions made the decision to postpone the show's debut based on the latest government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and following in-depth discussions with customers and hosted buyers…

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Hosts Global adds destinations to portfolio

Hosts Global has added 70 new destinations to its portfolio. The expansion includes Hosts Global's Alliance of DMCs and its current portfolio of Hosts Global Destinations. The company reports that with the increase in vaccines and travel destinations continuing to reopen, MICE…
March 15, 2021

IMEX America is back in business

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IMEX America is back in business. IMEX Group has announced the first exhibitors to sign-up for the show, which will run November 9-11, 2021 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, as well as the opening of hotel room blocks. "IMEX America is, at its…
Treehouse Hotels will open its first U.S. property in Miami's Brickell area. Photo here shows Brickell office and condo towers reflecting in Biscayne Bay. Photo is by AlexCrab | Canva.

Treehouse Hotels coming to U.S.

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Treehouse Hotels has selected Miami's Brickell neighbourhood as the location for its first U.S. property, which is expected to open in 2023. Operated by SH Hotels & Resorts, an affiliate of global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group, Treehouse Hotels is the…
Independent collection brands from Hyatt will undergo expansion in the coming years. The Hotel du Palais Biarritz (France) will open in 2021. Image of exterior of property courtesy of Hyatt.

Hyatt’s independent collection brands expanding

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Hyatt's independent collection brands are growing globally. The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, Destination by Hyatt and JdV by Hyatt brands have all seen recent openings and have aggressive development plans through 2025. “With each new hotel opening under Hyatt’s three independent collection…

Hyatt testing VeriFLY health passport for meetings

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Hyatt has announced plans to explore VeriFly + Stay, a mobile health passport for the hospitality industry that provides verification of COVID-19 credentials and travel guidelines via the VeriFLY app. "Since the onset of the pandemic, we have believed that accessibility to…