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Why Some Hotels Are Getting Rid of 'Do Not Disturb' Signs

Although frequent travelers may keep “Do not disturb” signs on their doors to avoid interruptions for turn-down service or unnecessary cleanings, …

Business Travel Outlook for 2018

More travelers plan to hit the road in 2018 for business and leisure than last year.<p>According to a survey from ground transportation company The GO …

Vacation Rental Trends and Top Destinations in 2018

Looking for a vacation home? You are not alone.<p>Vacation rental booking site Tripping.com released its 2017 Vacation Rental Trends Report, which …

How hotels will take a different direction in 2018

INTERNATIONAL - In response to the many geo-political, sociological, and technological changes that took place in 2017, five-star hotels are making …

Hospitality

Why Your Next Hotel Room Might Not Have a 'Do Not Disturb' Sign

Although frequent travelers may keep “Do not disturb” signs on their doors to avoid interruptions for turn-down service or unnecessary cleanings, …

Hilton Wants Housekeepers to Serve as First Line of Defense in the War on Terror

After the Las Vegas shooting massacre there were calls for limits to be placed on hotel ‘do not disturb’ signs even though there was no indication …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Five hospitality trends to keep an eye on in 2018

December is almost gone and, as usual, we found ourselves in that inspiring state of mind in which it is all about New Year’s resolutions. Sure, in …

Hospitality

What's ahead for hotel guests in 2018? Probably more resort fees.

Mandatory "resort fees" mushroomed last year, even as hotels added new charges for all kinds of things, including cancellations and late checkouts. With pressure to squeeze even more profit from customers, you don't have to be an industry insider to see where this is going.<p>"Rate growth has not kept …

Hotel Workers Are Coming Clean About the Industry’s Dirtiest Secrets

<i>This piece originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.</i><p>“This blanket only gets washed once a year,” reads one nightmare-inducing post on Whisper, an app …

A Look Back at What the Hospitality Industry Taught Itself in 2017

The year 2017 was one preceded by a roller-coaster of a year in hospitality that saw a multitude of mega mergers, one of which — Marriott-Starwood — …

Hospitality

Upscale Destinations and Tech Innovations to Watch in 2018 — New Luxury

<i>The Skift New Luxury newsletter is our weekly newsletter focused on the business of selling luxury travel, the people and companies creating and</i> …