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How Airbnb Changed the Traditional Lodging Industry

Now it's valued at $20 billion

The following excerpt is from Richard Koch and Greg Lockwood’s book Simplify. Just like the taxi industry, in the 2000s, the hotel sector was ripe for disruption. In many cities, hotels in central locations were (and still are) overpriced and lacked the “atmospheric” character ...

by Richard Koch  | February 03, 2017 12:00:00
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Paris now a two-hour plane ride from Manila

Macau mirrors the grandiose of France with a new resort called The Parisian

MACAU—The City of Lights has always been part of most travelers’ bucket list destinations. After all, Paris is home to some of the world’s most admired works of art, premium designer brands and of course, the iconic Eiffel Tower.Still, not everyone can ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 29, 2016 05:00:00
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Okada Manila: More than a casino, will house Miss Universe beauties

The 5-star, 44-hectare complex in Parañaque targets tourists for multiple-night stays

The contestants of Miss Universe 2017 will be billeted in Paranaque, in a massive entertainment block that would most likely be a gaming haven for its much-awaited casino.But less than three months from its scheduled opening, a casino-resort executive reminded the public ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 16, 2016 05:00:00
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Megaworld to introduce new hotel brand by year-end

Savoy Hotels to rise in Manila, Cebu and Boracay

Megaworld is set to expand its hotel line with a new brand, allotting Php 8.5 billion of capital outlays, the company announced earlier this week.“Megaworld is spending Php 5 billion to build the three Savoy Hotels in Boracay, Cebu and Manila. Part ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 28, 2016 11:00:00