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Showing posts from May 27, 2010 launches new section- Small World on its website has launched a new section called Small World www.cleartrip/smallworldon its website which offers travel guides and tips on 3.2 million destinations across the word. According to a report in Hindustan Times, for each, the site provides details on the cheapest flight from India, average hotel rates, temperature, local time, sights to visit, restaurants to go to, entertainment, Visa requirements and other tips, along with pictures. For each destination, ten recommended eating, shopping and entertainment spots are mentioned, and the company plans to further increase the number. One can also book hotels, flights and pan-India trains through the site.

Marriott Aims to Double China Portfolio Over Five Years

Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) has signed management agreements for seven additional hotels in China and aims to double its presence in the country in about five years. Marriott's largest market outside of North America is China where the company expects to have 60 hotels open across six brands by year-end 2010, including eight flying the company's Ritz-Carlton flag. Among properties opening this year in China are stunning Ritz-Carlton hotels in Hong Kong and Shanghai Pudong.

Accor to become largest franchiser in Europe

French hotel giant Accor, operator of the Ibis and Novotel brands, aims to become the largest franchiser in Europe.

Setting out its goals at an investor day for Accor Hospitality, as the hotel business of the demerged Accor Group will be known, the company revealed plans to adopt the ‘asset light’ model of many of its rivals.