Hospitality

Hotels Remove Welcome Mat for Online Travel Agencies

Major hotel chains are engaging in an online turf war with the very travel sites that have helped drive their businesses.<p>Marriott International Inc., Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. and InterContinental Hotels Group are using extensive marketing campaigns to claw back business from Expedia Inc., …

Marriott Rewards NBA $11,250 Africa Safari Aug 3-12 Sweepstakes

Marriott Rewards is promoting an NBA Africa basketball game on August 5 in Johannesburg, South Africa with a sweepstakes prize for an Africa safari …

Kruger National Park

Marriott CEO: Here’s Why We Did the $13.6 Billion Starwood Deal

In early 2015, Starwood Hotels and Resorts—the innovative Stamford, Conn. company known for the W, Westin, Sheraton, and St. Regis brands, among many …

Marriott International

5 Top Hotel REITs for 2017

If you want to profit from the strong hotel business, here are five smart ways to do it.<p>Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, can be excellent …

Stocks

British Airways Adds a Fee That Could Weaken Airline-Ticket Middlemen

British Airways plans to add a surcharge on some tickets, a move that could help reset airline relationships with the powerful global distribution …

Airlines

Airbnb Tries Destination Marketing and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This …

Sweden

Doubletree Miami Airport by Hilton - a RenesPoints hotel review by Lisa - Renés Points

January… it was time for another getaway! This time we booked my trip to Miami and I enjoyed it so much we actually booked a repeat getaway for …

Airlines

Concierge Key Flagship Lounge Access

American Airlines has always kept their Concierge Key status very hush-hush. I had a chance to speak with an American representative earlier last …

Airlines

Hospitality and Empire

By publishing <i>Hospitality and Islam: Welcoming in God’s Name</i>, the University of Edinburgh theologian Mona Siddiqui has made available a rich resource …

Nordic Choice Club Will Match Hilton Honors Elite Level Status

I stayed at the Hilton Copenhagen Airport hotel property on an award stay back in September of 2008 and enjoyed my stay; but as of Saturday, April 1, …

Hotels

Chase Renews Hyatt Co-Brand Deal, Will Retain Hyatt as Points Transfer Partner

Chase announced yesterday that they had renewed their agreement to issue the Hyatt Credit Card.<p>Crucially, the deal also ensures that Hyatt will …

Airlines

Deep Vahi Appointed Director of Sales at Courtyard Marriott Mumbai

DEEP VAHI has been recently appointed as Director of Sales for Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport. <br><br>With an illustrious career …

Marriott International

Downtown Denver hotel opening this summer will boast highest open-air rooftop bar in the city

The first dual-branded hotel combining a Marriott brand with a Starwood brand to open since the hotel companies’ high-profile merger last year will …

Denver

Airbnb etiquette tips for hosts and guests

Airbnb: It seems like everyone you know is doing it, whether hosting or staying at one. One of your buddies claims she pulls in an extra G a month …

Airbnb

Dirty rooms and unfriendly employees are the biggest turnoffs for hotel guests

An unreliable wireless Internet connection can be frustrating for hotel guests, but a filthy room is the biggest peeve among travelers.<p>Second only to dirty rooms among the most hated hotel experiences are unfriendly employees, according to a survey of more than 1,000 hotel guests by Qualtrics, a …

News (U.S.)

Airbnb renters in Schaumburg to start paying 8 percent tax

Schaumburg is the latest Illinois community to enter into an agreement with Airbnb that will allow the village to begin receiving taxes from the online vacation rental giant.<p>Starting Thursday, an 8 percent hotel and motel tax will be added to the cost of Airbnb rentals in the village, according to …

Chicago

Hotels target millennials with emptier rooms

Hotels are ditching mini-bars, spacious desks and closets to accommodate the changing needs of business travellers.

Canadian News

Airbnb accuses hotels of price gouging during holiday weekend

In an escalating war of words with the lodging industry, Airbnb on Thursday released a report documenting what it claims is price gouging by hotels …

San Diego

Canadians are sitting on $16 billion in unredeemed loyalty points

Meanwhile enrollment in these loyalty programs has grown by almost 25% over the last four years<p>Canadians love loyalty points. They’re just not …

Loyalty

Dr. Beach's Top 10 Beaches for 2017, Siesta Beach in Florida Is No. 1

Darian Somers | March 23, 2017<p>When it comes to safety, these states have low rates of both violent and property crime.<p>Casey Leins | April 25, …

Beaches

Quickly Earn Top Tier Kimpton Status and Two Free Nights in Just Seven Stays?!

A very intriguing and rewarding program with which I have virtually no personal experience is the Kimpton Inner Circle program. I’ve stayed at a …

Hotels

Very generous Hilton / Avios promo launched – combines with a Diamond status run?

<b>Hilton has</b> <b>launched an aggressive promotion with Avios to encourage you to move your stays across to them this Summer.</b><p><b>You can earn 10,000 Avios from</b> …

Airlines

A unicorn apart: Among private tech firms, Airbnb has pursued a distinct strategy

A unicorn apartAmong private tech firms, Airbnb has pursued a distinct strategy<p>Its culture is cohesive and its finances disciplined<p>print-edition …

Business (UK)

Sarovar Launches Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya

SAROVAR HOTELS Pvt. Ltd. launched The Lazizi Premiere Nairobi, a luxury hotel positioned inside the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The …

Africa

Three Ways Hotels Need to Capitalize On The Experience Economy | Articles | Chief Strategy Officer

With the soporific amount of dreadful business phrases generated so far this century (here’s looking at you, ‘Thought Leader’), you may have missed …

Wyndham’s new website prompts furor for timeshare owners

Rolling out a new website for Wyndham’s timeshare company sparked anger and confusion among owners, which has roiled the company and online forums …

Orlando

Earn Quadruple AAdvantage Miles With Choice Hotels

Y ou can earn quadruple — in other words, 1,000 — AAdvantage miles per qualifying stay with Choice Hotels when you book your reservations directly …

Airlines

I-PHA Announces Launch of Gen X Housekeepers, Breaking Boundaries

I-PHA, I – Professional Housekeepers Association, India, announced the launch of ‘Gen X Housekeepers’, Breaking Boundaries. The new initiative has …

Millennials

The Cost of Uncertainty — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

<i>The Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report is our weekly newsletter focused on the future of corporate travel, the big fault lines of disruption</i> …

Airlines

Beyond The Beach: Marriott International Reveals Top Trends In Inaugural Summer Travel Trend Report 2017

Orlando and New York are the No. 1 and No. 2 most-searched destinations, respectively, for Memorial Day weekend getaways

Marriott International