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Airbnb makes a French connection with 86% rise in summer bookings

Tough times for traditional hotels in France as new research shows their revenue falling, as Airbnb revealed it had dramatically increased its bookings there.

Tough times for traditional hotels in France as new research shows their revenue falling, as Airbnb revealed it had dramatically increased its bookings there.

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Greece to tax property owners who rent to visitors

The Greek government is to pass a law taxing owners of properties who rent them out to visitors via sites like Airbnb.

The Greek government is to pass a law taxing owners of properties who rent them out to visitors via sites like Airbnb.

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US hotelier Starwood taps into Cuba tourism boom

US-based Starwood has signed a deal with Cuba's government to run two nationalised hotels in Havana becoming the first US company to invest heavily in Cuba since the 1959 Communist revolution.

US-based Starwood has signed a deal with Cuba's government to run two nationalised hotels in Havana becoming the first US company to invest heavily in Cuba since the 1959 Communist revolution.

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Putting out the Ritz blaze brakes out glitzy hotel in Paris

A major fire has broken out at the prestigious Ritz hotel in Paris.Breaking: Fire breaks out in the Ritz Hotel in Paris via pfroissart</a> <a

A major fire has broken out at the prestigious Ritz hotel in Paris.Breaking: Fire breaks out in the Ritz Hotel in Paris via pfroissart

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Qatari group takes over Rome's "Dolce Vita" hotel

A Qatari hotel group is to buy the famous Westin Excelsior hotel in Rome for 222 million euros. The Excelsior opened its doors 1906 and became

A Qatari hotel group is to buy the famous Westin Excelsior hotel in Rome for 222 million euros. The Excelsior opened its doors 1906 and became

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Busting the boom: why Barcelona wants to curb mass tourism

Barcelona is booming. A little too booming for many of its inhabitants and city officials who have taken measures to clamp down on a surge of tourism

Barcelona is booming. A little too booming for many of its inhabitants and city officials who have taken measures to clamp down on a surge of tourism

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Barcelona blocks new tourist accommodation licences

Barcelona’s new mayor has launched a one year ban on new tourist accommodation. Mayor Ada Colau says she wants to avoid a saturation of the market

Barcelona’s new mayor has launched a one year ban on new tourist accommodation. Mayor Ada Colau says she wants to avoid a saturation of the market

Business

Intercontinental sells Le Grand Hotel in Paris to Constellation

One of Paris’s landmark hotels, Le Grand, has been sold to Constellation by its British-based owners Intercontinental. Europe’s second-biggest listed

One of Paris’s landmark hotels, Le Grand, has been sold to Constellation by its British-based owners Intercontinental. Europe’s second-biggest listed

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Tourism reaches new heights in Hungary

More and more people are beating a path to Budapest. The Hungarian capital is experiencing a record number of visitors and tourism in general is on

More and more people are beating a path to Budapest. The Hungarian capital is experiencing a record number of visitors and tourism in general is on

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Got 1,000 euros? You can afford one night at this Paris hotel

The owners of the Peninsula Paris hotel have unveiled a costly refurbishment which they hope will help lure well-heeled visitors to the French

The owners of the Peninsula Paris hotel have unveiled a costly refurbishment which they hope will help lure well-heeled visitors to the French

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Hong Kong firm buys luxury Paris hotel

A Hong Kong steel investment firm has agreed to pay over 345 million euros for the five-star Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysees. Kai Yuan Holdings

A Hong Kong steel investment firm has agreed to pay over 345 million euros for the five-star Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysees. Kai Yuan Holdings

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Paris: Hotel de Crillon closes for two years

One of the world’s oldest luxury hotels, the Hotel de Crillon in Paris, has closed down for a two-year renovation. At the weekend, regular guests

One of the world’s oldest luxury hotels, the Hotel de Crillon in Paris, has closed down for a two-year renovation. At the weekend, regular guests

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Hotel sales help InterContinental return cash to investors

InterContinental Hotels is selling some of its top properties and returning the money raised to its investors. It is equivalent of 800 million

InterContinental Hotels is selling some of its top properties and returning the money raised to its investors. It is equivalent of 800 million

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140m euro makeover for iconic Paris hotel

Paris’s celebrated Ritz hotel is to close its doors for two years while extensive renovations take place. The 140m euro works are a result of

Paris’s celebrated Ritz hotel is to close its doors for two years while extensive renovations take place. The 140m euro works are a result of

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Greece: Hotel workers strike over pay and conditions

Hotel and restaurant staff in Greece have taken to the streets in a 24-hour strike to protest at their plight amid the country’s economic

Hotel and restaurant staff in Greece have taken to the streets in a 24-hour strike to protest at their plight amid the country’s economic

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London calling, but can you afford it?

As the clock counts down to the London Olympics, the tourism industry is looking forward to a bumper summer. It is the world’s greatest sporting

As the clock counts down to the London Olympics, the tourism industry is looking forward to a bumper summer. It is the world’s greatest sporting

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InterContinental sees plenty of room for growth

InterContinental Hotels has said it is looking to emerging markets, and especially China, to drive future growth. The world largest hotelier has

InterContinental Hotels has said it is looking to emerging markets, and especially China, to drive future growth. The world largest hotelier has

Culture

Glamping at indoor campsite in Berlin

Indoor camping; it sounds like a contradiction in terms. But the concept has just started at the Huttenpalast in Berlin. You get an individual hut or

Indoor camping; it sounds like a contradiction in terms. But the concept has just started at the Huttenpalast in Berlin. You get an individual hut or